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50 Years of Gatornationals

One of Gainesville’s biggest events celebrates its golden anniversary this weekend. Gatornationals is set to kick off its 50th year of existence down at the Gainesville Raceway this Thursday through Sunday. https://twitter.com/NHRA/status/1105815777612050433 Meet the Top Fuel Field Five-time champion Tony Schumacher will not be in attendance for the 2019 rendition …

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49th Gatornationals Comes To Speedy Finish Sunday

Start your engines. Get ready. Go! And zoom. The 49th edition of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals took place at the Gainesville Raceway over the weekend. There were some top finishes on the track Sunday. Many of the top names in the sport competed in Gainesville and left with …

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The Drive: Richie Crampton

The Beginning: Australia’s Richie Crampton began drag racing in his native Australia in The supercharged Outlaw Class. Following that he was licensed in the Super Comp and Top Alcohol Dragster. Crampton had been a member of Morgan Lucas Racing since its inception in 2007, serving as a clutch specialist and car chief on the GEICO/ Lucas …

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Top Fuel Driver Troy Coughlin Jr. Looks Forward to Gainesville

Following Family Footsteps Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, drag racing has been a dream for 26-year old Troy Coughlin Jr. all the way from his childhood to now. He has followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather–both of whom hold impressive achievements in the sport. Coughlin’s father, Troy Sr. is proudly known as the two-time …

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Racers Ride into the Finals on Third Day of NHRA Gatornationals

There were concerns with fans and drivers included with the weather delays Saturday morning at the Gainesville Raceway.  However, racing conditions cleared with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s. Racers used the weather to their advantage in this day of NHRA Gatornationals racing. The first place qualifiers Saturday afternoon …

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Johnson Jr. Ready for 2016 Gatornationals

The 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals continue today with the second of four days in this storied competition of speed, grit, and execution. In the Funny Car competition, Tommy Johnson Jr. will compete at a place where his whole career began, at the Gatornationals. Since 1989, Johnson has been a staple of the …

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Racers ready to burn rubber at Gatornationals

Sparks on the raceway come to the Gator Nation this weekend. The 44th annual NHRA Gatornationals competition started Thursday and continues through Sunday. This is the first year the competition combines Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock categories with Pro Stock Motorcycle, the Lucas Oil Drag Racing series and the NHRA Pro Mods. 2012 …

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