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National Hot Rod Association
Tipo Desportiva
Fundação maio de 1951 (68 anos)
Sede Glendora, Califórnia,  Estados Unidos
Sítio oficial www.nhra.com

A National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) é uma associação automobilística que organiza categorias de dragster nos Estados Unidos e no Canadá. A associação foi fundada em 1951 por Wally Parks, Atualmente a NHRA possui mais de 40 mil membros, fazendo dela a associação automobilística com mais membros no mundo.[1]

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A principal categoria da NHRA é a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series se divide em 4 classes (Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock e Pro Stock Motorcycle) e 24 etapas durante o ano, sua corrida mais prestigiada é a NHRA U.S. Nationals disputada no Lucas Oil Raceway em Brownsburg, Indiana.

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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series (categoria principal)Editar

Ano Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle
1965 Maynard Rupp Gary Lawson Classification
introduced in
1987
1966 Pete Robinson Ed Schartman
1967 Bennie Osborn
1968 Bennie Osborn
1969 Steve Carbone
1970 Ronnie Martin Gene Snow Ronnie Sox
1971 Gerry Glenn Phil Castronovo Mike Fons
1972 Jim Walther [nota 1] Larry Fullerton Bill Jenkins
1973 Jerry Ruth Frank Hall Wayne Gapp
1974 Gary Beck Shirl Greer Bob Glidden
1975 Don Garlits Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1976 Richard Tharp Don Prudhomme Larry Lombardo
1977 Shirley Muldowney [nota 2] Don Prudhomme Don Nicholson
1978 Kelly Brown Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1979 Rob Bruins [nota 3] Raymond Beadle Bob Glidden
1980 Shirley Muldowney Raymond Beadle Bob Glidden
1981 Jeb Allen Raymond Beadle Lee Shepherd
1982 Shirley Muldowney Frank Hawley Lee Shepherd
1983 Gary Beck Frank Hawley Lee Shepherd [nota 4]
1984 Joe Amato Mark Oswald Lee Shepherd
1985 Don Garlits Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden
1986 Don Garlits Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden
1987 Dick LaHaie Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden Dave Schultz
1988 Joe Amato Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden Dave Schultz
1989 Gary Ormsby Bruce Larson Bob Glidden John Mafaro
1990 Joe Amato John Force Darrell Alderman John Myers
1991 Joe Amato John Force Darrell Alderman Dave Schultz
1992 Joe Amato Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson John Myers
1993 Eddie Hill John Force Warren Johnson Dave Schultz
1994 Scott Kalitta John Force Darrell Alderman Dave Schultz
1995 [nota 5] Scott Kalitta John Force Warren Johnson [nota 6] John Myers
1996 Kenny Bernstein [nota 7][nota 8] John Force Jim Yates Dave Schultz
1997 Gary Scelzi John Force Jim Yates Matt Hines
1998 Gary Scelzi John Force Warren Johnson Matt Hines
1999 Tony Schumacher John Force Warren Johnson Matt Hines
2000 Gary Scelzi John Force Jeg Coughlin Jr. Angelle Sampey
2001 Kenny Bernstein John Force [nota 9] Warren Johnson Angelle Sampey
2002 Larry Dixon John Force Jeg Coughlin Jr. Angelle Sampey
2003 Larry Dixon Tony Pedregon Greg Anderson Geno Scali
2004 Tony Schumacher John Force Greg Anderson Andrew Hines
2005 Tony Schumacher Gary Scelzi [nota 7] Greg Anderson Andrew Hines
2006 Tony Schumacher John Force Jason Line Andrew Hines
2007 Tony Schumacher Tony Pedregon Jeg Coughlin Jr. Matt Smith
2008 [nota 10] Tony Schumacher [nota 11] Cruz Pedregon Jeg Coughlin Jr. Eddie Krawiec [nota 3]
2009 Tony Schumacher Robert Hight [nota 12] Mike Edwards [nota 13] Hector Arana
2010 Larry Dixon John Force Greg Anderson L.E. Tonglet
2011 Del Worsham Matt Hagan Jason Line Eddie Krawiec
2012 Antron Brown Jack Beckman Allen Johnson Eddie Krawiec
2013 Shawn Langdon John Force Jeg Coughlin Jr. Matt Smith
2014 Tony Schumacher Matt Hagan Erica Enders-Stevens Andrew Hines
2015 Antron Brown Del Worsham Erica Enders-Stevens Andrew Hines
2016 Antron Brown Ron Capps Jason Line Jerry Savoie
2017 Brittany Force Robert Hight Bo Butner Eddie Krawiec

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Dragser da classe Top Fuel 
Dragster da classe Funny Car 
Dragster da classe Pro Stock 
Dragster da classe Pro Stock Bike 

Notas

  1. first title after change from front-engine to mid-engine Top Fuel cars, primarily for safety reasons.
  2. first championship for a female driver in any category
  3. a b won the championship without winning a single event
  4. also won the IHRA World Pro Stock Championship in the same year. Shepherd is the only driver to do so.
  5. In 1995, the points system was revamped. The winner of an event received 100 points, runner-up received 90, 3rd place received 80, the other semi-finalist received 70, second round competitors received 50, and all qualifiers would receive 10.
  6. Johnson had one of the biggest comebacks in NHRA history, moving from the bottom of the top 10, gaining over 500 points, with half the season completed, to capture the Pro Stock title.
  7. a b gave driver championships in both nitro classes, one of only three drivers to do so
  8. Bernstein gave his championship trophy to Alan Johnson, brother, and crew chief of late Top Fuel driver Blaine Johnson, who had died during qualifying at the U.S. nationals that year.
  9. Force's 11th Championship in 2001 made him the winningest driver in NHRA history, beating the 11-year-old record held by Pro Stock driver Bob Glidden (10).
  10. Nitro class race distance was shortened to 1,000 feet starting July 2, 2008.
  11. Schumacher won his record sixth Top Fuel title in 2008, beating the 16-year-old record held by retired Top Fuel driver Joe Amato.
  12. Hight's win made John Force the winningest team owner in NHRA history, with 17 total championships (15 as a driver, one with Hight, and another with Tony Pedregon).
  13. Edwards went 27 years between NHRA titles (he won the 1981 Sportsman class Modified title), the longest in history.

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