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Nitro Shots: The Junior Road to the Championship

NHRA J.R. Todd Junior Dragster photo courtesy J.R. Todd and Kalitta Motorsports

(Photo courtesy of JR Todd)

Stock car racers have quarter midgets, open-wheelers have go-karts and aspiring young drag racers have Junior Dragsters. The cars are scaled down versions of a Top Fuel dragster, and competitors as young as 5 race them in the NHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing League, a league that has 3,000 participants according to the NHRA. It’s family …

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Nitro Shots: There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Jack Beckman winner credit Toni Montgomery

Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch

Coming out of the 4-Wide Nationals, you can’t help but take note of all the really odd things you can only see at that race. There were a number of them last weekend, continuing to make Charlotte unique. Pro Stock came out of the box with a twin serving of odd, with a double holeshot …

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Nitro Shots: 4-Wide and Live!

NHRA 2014 4 Wides Pro Stock burnout

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This weekend NHRA ventures into NASCAR country, racing at zMAX Dragway outside of Charlotte, N.C., part of the speedway complex that also includes Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Frontstretch will be live from the track all weekend. As always, social media will be a good place to keep up with the action. Like us on Facebook …

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Nitro Shots: Back on Track at the GatorNats

NHRA 2014 Andrew Hines Action credit NHRA Media

NHRA drag racing returns to action this weekend for the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, much to the glee of fans who faced a three-week layoff, seemingly right after the season got started. Late in the year, as things are winding down, a few weeks off might go by a little more unnoticed, but after sitting …

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Nitro Shots: Why Do They Call Them Funny Cars?

Erica Enders Zmax Dragway Carolina Nationals 2014 Mike Neff

Frontstretch is pleased to announce our expanded NHRA coverage for 2015 and as part of it, our new Nitro Shots weekly column. Check back every Thursday throughout the season for a new edition. Whether you are a longtime NHRA fan looking for a midweek drag racing fix or a newcomer who is just considering checking …

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Nitro Shots: One Bad Week Doesn’t Equal A Season-Long “Drag”

NHRA 2015 Pomona 1 Shawn Langdon Antron Brown

Frontstretch is pleased to announce our expanded NHRA coverage for 2015 and, as part of it, our new Nitro Shots weekly column. Check back every Thursday throughout the season for a new edition. Whether you are a longtime NHRA fan looking for a midweek drag racing fix or a newcomer who is just considering checking …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Top Fuel and Funny Car

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals Tony Schumacher 2014 Mike Neff 090

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Days are getting longer, winter is hopefully winding down, and football season has come to an end. What does all that mean? It means it’s time for racing season! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hits the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this weekend for the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, so in …

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Alan Johnson Racing and Driver Shawn Langdon Will Race in Pomona

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals Shawn Langdon 2014 Mike Neff 125

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Alan Johnson Racing announced today that they will field a car for driver Shawn Langdon at the Circle K Winternationals in Pomona next weekend. After the sudden departure of Al-Anabi Racing in the closing days of 2014, who unexpectedly announced the cessation of support of all North American racing ventures for 2015, the future of …

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