Tony Schumacher makes dramatic return with 85th Top Fuel title

Tony Schumacher was grounded for the better part of two seasons while he searched for a sponsor, but the sport’s winningest Top Fuel driver clearly hasn’t forgotten how to find the winner’s circle. In his eighth race back this season, Schumacher earned his 85th career win by driving his Okuma/Coromant Sandvik dragster past points leader…

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Tommy Johnson Jr. keeps his Funny Car title hopes alive with Houston victory

When it comes to the 2020 Camping World Funny Car title, don’t count out Tommy Johnson Jr. In danger of falling hopelessly behind teamamtes, Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman, Johnson put together a timley effort to win for the third time this season. In the final, Johnson drove the MD Anderson Cancer Center Dodge to…

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Aaron Stanfield runs the table with Pro Stock and Factory Stock double-up

Aaron Stanfield is just 25 years old and likely has a long career ahead of him but not matter how long he races he might never enjoy another afternoon like the one he had at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals. Stanfield not only won the race and the championship in the SAM Factory…

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Eddie Krawiec ends two-year winless drought with impressive Pro Stock Motorcycle victory

For the first time since the Brainerd event in 2018, a span of 26 months, Eddie Krawiec earned a Pro Stock Motorcycle Wally when he rode his Harley-Davidson FXDR to a final round win against Ryan Oehler at Houston Raceway Park. Appearing in his 85th career final, Krawiec nabbed career win No. 48 with a…

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Hagan, Pruett, Enders, Hines look to Houston to solidify championship bids

Matt Hagan has captured two NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world championships and now he and several others have their sights set on titles headed to a pivotal stop during the 2020 season, the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.

Throughout his standout Funny Car career, Matt Hagan has consistently been…

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Revised NHRA schedule adds championship implications to Houston Raceway Park

BAYTOWN, Texas (Sept. 2) — The positioning of the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil as the second-to-last professional event of the revised 2020 season will likely turn Houston into drag racing’s title town for the first time in history.

Due to the fallout of COVID-19, the sanctioning body of drag…

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USMA Rally’s Racing Industry Leadership Teams to Navigate COVID-19 Challenges

April 30, 2020 (Mooresville, NC.) —

The U.S. Motorsports Association (USMA) has initiated several leadership teams to help navigate all forms of racing through the COVID-19 Crisis.

The leadership teams consist of a large experienced group of owners, promoters, executives, and media that span the spectrum of motorsports.  The…

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An open letter from Houston Raceway Park General Manager Seth Angel

Fellow drag racing fans,

As most of you know, this weekend was the original date for the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, the single largest sporting event in the Greater Houston Area. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic altered all our plans quite dramatically so I wanted to take a moment…

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In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions…

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After careful consideration followed by multiple discussions with government officials regarding the growing COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of public health and safety, TX2K and Houston Raceway Park have made the difficult decision to proceed with the remainder of TX2K20 without spectators.  TX2K20 will be restricted to credentialed racers, sponsors, crew, media, VIP, and…

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