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Force eager to reclaim Indy magic at this weekend’s US Nationals

John Force has been a threat at nearly every U.S.Nationals over the years on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. As the veteran looks to gain a spot in the series Countdown to One playoffs a win this weekend would go a long ways to securing that berth.

Seattle NHRA stop a crowd thriller during final round

Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Seattle, the 16th of 24 in the 2013 season.

Worsham posts career run in NHRA first round qualifying at Thunder Valley

Del Worsham powered his 8,000-horsepower DHL Toyota Camry to a run of 4.008 seconds at 314.83 mph to move to the top of the Funny Car qualifying field at Thunder Valley. If the time holds, it would be Worsham’s first No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car since April 2010, sixth overall in Funny Car and 13th in his career.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series invades Thunder Valley

Tony Schumacher and all the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be in search of victory at the 10th of 24 events in the 2013 season. Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) will be looking to defend their 2012 victories at the event, which will be televised nationally on ESPN2HD.

Lucas hoping Indy 500 excitement carries over at this weekend’s NHRA event

Spending time around the IndyCar team owned by Sam Schmidt last weekend at the Indianapolis 500 has energized Morgan Lucas heading into this weekend's race in Englishtown.

NHRA resumes event at Atlanta after last weekend’s rain out

Matt Hagan ended a 29-race drought from the top of Funny Car’s qualifying order by racing to the No. 1 position Friday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Saturday’s eliminations as the No. 1 qualifiers in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.

Rains forces NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to postpone event to May 10-11

The rain storms that covered much of the Southern portion of the United States claimed this weekend's Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. NHRA officials have moved the event to May 10-11.

Funny Car rookie races to No. 1 qualifying position at zMAX Dragway

Chad Head, a second generation racer, powered his Head Racing Toyota Camry to a career-best performance of 4.014 seconds at 315.19 mph to top the 16-car field. Head is the son of longtime NHRA nitro racer Jim Head, who has earned multiple wins in both Funny Car and Top Fuel as a driver.

Schumacher, Pedregon and Johnson have winning hands in Las Vegas

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Johnson wins K&N Horsepower Challenge

Veteran Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson claimed his second victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge in his Mopar’s Express Lane Fast Oil Changes Dodge Avenger by holding off Erica Enders-Stevens’ GK Motorsports Chevy Camaro in the final round. Johnson, who earned $50,000 for the victory, also defeated Greg Anderson and teammate Jeg Coughlin in earlier rounds.

Brown, Hight and Edwards lead NHRA charge in Las Vegas

Antron Brown leads Top Fuel qualifying on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series after Friday's first round. Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to action this weekend

Two-time world champion Jason Line and four-time world champion Greg Anderson are determined to get their winning ways back on track at the NHRA Nationals, which will be televised on ESPN2HD. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) are the defending winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.

Fresh off a Florida victory Johnson heads to Las Vegas looking for two in a row

After getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in the new season’s first two races, Allen Johnson seems to have eased back into the winning groove that saw him dominate the 200-mph factory hot rod category during the second half of last season. After welcoming a new teammate in four-time champ Jeg Coughlin, Johnson seems comfortable in his role as one of the elite drivers in the category.

Johnson among Gatornationals winners on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

Allen Johnson used a quicker reaction time to defeat teammate Jeg Coughlin in the final round of the Pro Stock division action for his first victory of the season and the 17th of his career. The defending world champion finished in 6.535 at 212.59 in his Team Mopar Dodge Avenger, just in front of the quicker, but losing, Dodge Avenger of Coughlin, which posted a 6.514 at 212.25.

First round of qualifying wraps at NHRA Gatornationals

Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Grubnic looks to add to his NHRA Top Fuel resume at this weekend’s Gatornationals

After opening the season with a pair of quarterfinal efforts, native Australian David Grubnic is hoping to pull from his past successes at the Gatornationals to kick his 2013 season into high gear and improve on his sixth place points position.

Schumacher, Capps and Enders-Stevens claim victory at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens left the Arizona Nationals with Wally's in their hands as each posted victory on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series second event of the 2013 season.

NHRA’s Arizona Nationals competitors set for Sunday’s final eilminations

Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) came out on top of their respective divisions as qualifying wrapped up Saturday with today's final elimintations set for 11 a.m.

Enders-Stevens ready to make history at NHRA event in Arizona

Erica Enders-Stevens, who is one of only six women to ever compete in the Pro Stock category since it was introduced by NHRA in 1970 and by far the most successful, is confident she will regain her consistency when she returns to FIR. After qualifying third at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona last weekend, she lost in the first round to Kurt Johnson.

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