NHRA: Johnson Breaks Through in Thunder Valley; Langdon & Line Also Roll to Wins

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Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season and 13th of his career Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

NHRA: Protect the Harvest Becomes Title Sponsor of Seattle’s Northwest Nationals

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NHRA has announced that Protect The Harvest, a group founded in 2011 to assist in the fight for the rights of America’s farmers, ranchers, animal owners and sportsmen/sportswomen, has signed an agreement to become the title rights sponsor of the upcoming NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Pacific Raceways in Washington.

NHRA: Troy Coughlin Looking For Pro Mod Bounce Back Heading to Englishtown

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Three races into the J&A Services Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season, reigning champion Troy Coughlin is fourth in the series points standings but looking for a bounce back towards the top at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park during the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals.

NHRA: Langdon Looking to Break Through at Epping; Four-Straight Races on Tap

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Five straight first-round losses wasn’t how former Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon wanted to start his 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, especially after a victory closed out his 2015 campaign.

NHRA: Tasca Returning to New England Roots; Hoping for First Win at Epping

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New England Dragway represents the beginning for Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III. In fact, his first racing memories behind the wheel happened at the track that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

NHRA: Top Fuel Legend Shirley Muldowney Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – official series release — CSP/Chris Seelman photo — Drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will undergo surgery at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in downtown Charlotte, N.C., early Wednesday morning to remove her right lung, where a Stage II tumor has grown. Renowned thoracic and cardiac surgeon Dr. Harold Howe will …

NHRA: Johnson Still Learning in 30th Season; Looking for Win at Atlanta Dragway

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season marks the 30th season of racing for Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson. But even as the longtime rider enters his third decade in the class, Johnson fully admits there is still plenty to learn. The never-ending process to improve continues …

NHRA: Wilkerson Riding Early Season Surge; Seeking Back-to-Back Atlanta Wins

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The last time Tim Wilkerson arrived at Atlanta Dragway, he was hoping to finally end a long dry spell in the winner’s circle. A year later, Wilkerson is simply aiming to add to what has been an impressive start to his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Funny …

NHRA: Connolly to Aid Gray in Quest for Countdown During Atlanta’s Southern Nationals

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ATLANTA — official team release — Gray Motorsports photo — Having lost his NHRA Top Fuel ride with Bob Vandergriff Racing in early April, Dave Connolly will assist his friend Shane Gray with the performance of the Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Atlanta Dragway, returning to the Pro Stock category — where he is a 26-time winner — …

NHRA: Courtney Force Ends Winless Drought; Kalitta & Anderson Also Score in Houston

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BAYTOWN, Texas – official series release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force raced to her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. It is the fifth consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event that has featured a female winner. Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were …