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J. FORCE, B. TORRENCE & STANFIELD ALL GET WINS AT TASCAPARTS.COM NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BANDERO PREMIUM TEQUILA

EPPING, NH – In a thrilling final round between teammates, the legendary John Force knocked off Robert Hight in Funny Car at New England Dragway, powering to his 153rd career victory on Sunday at the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila.

Billy Torrence (Top Fuel) and Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) also won in their respective categories at the sixth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

Force, NHRA’s all-time wins leader, went 3.972-seconds at 327.51 mph in his 11,000-horsepower PEAK/BlueDEF Platinum Chevrolet Camaro SS to edge out teammate Hight’s 3.993 at 323.35. It gives the John Force Racing team its third straight win in 2021 and hands Force his second victory of the year. Force, who is now second in points, got past Cory Lee, J.R. Todd, and Terry Haddock to reach the final round for the 259th time in his career. He never trailed against Hight, winning for the second time in Epping and picking up the victory in Funny Car’s 900th career race.

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ANDERSON, B. TORRENCE. HAGAN TAKE TOP SPOTS AT TASCAPARTS.COM NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BANDERO PREMIUM TEQUILA

EPPING, NH – After a one-race absence at the top of Pro Stock qualifying, points leader Greg Anderson returned to his familiar perch in 2021 on Saturday at New England Dragway, racing to the No. 1 position at the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila.

Billy Torrence (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) also qualified No. 1 in their respective categories at the sixth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

Anderson jumped to the top spot to open Saturday’s qualifying with a run of 6.526-seconds at 209.10 mph in his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro. It gives Anderson five No. 1 qualifiers in six races this year and 110 in his standout career. The veteran qualified second in Houston, but the four-time world champ impressed on Saturday in Epping, moving a step closer to his third win this year. A victory would also tie him with Warren Johnson for the most in Pro Stock history (97). He opens eliminations against John Gaydosh Jr.

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HAGAN, B. TORRENCE. M. MCGAHA EARN PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS AT TASCAPARTS.COM NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BANDERO PREMIUM TEQUILA

EPPING, NH – Matt Hagan’s impressive string of success at New England Dragway continued on Friday, as the defending Funny Car world champion rolled to the provisional No. 1 spot at the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila.

Billy Torrence (Top Fuel) and Mason McGaha (Pro Stock) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the sixth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

Hagan has won the past three events at the track in Funny Car and put himself in a good position to win a fourth straight race at New England Dragway, powering to the top with a run of 3.891-seconds at 331.53 mph in his 11,000-horsepower DSR Performance Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. If it holds, it would give Hagan, who is looking for his first win of the 2021 campaign, his first No. 1 qualifier of the year and 41st in his career.

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PRO STOCK’S MATT HARTFORD LOOKS TO KEEP ROLLING AT TASCAPARTS.COM NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BANDERO PREMIUM TEQUILA

EPPING, NH – Matt Hartford turned around his 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season with a victory at the most recent race in Houston. Now, the challenge for the Pro Stock veteran will be trying to keep that rolling in a loaded class at this weekend’s TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila at New England Dragway.

With a host of standouts in Pro Stock, the racing continues to be as close as ever. Hartford faced the brunt of that early in the year, but he rose to the occasion in Houston driving his Total Seal/CIP 1 Chevrolet Camaro. Repeating that won’t be easy during Pro Stock’s first appearance in Epping since 2018, but Hartford promises to be ready to try.

“We just need to keep our head down and capitalize on the little bit of momentum we’ve built,” Hartford said. “Our entire team realizes we had some good fortune go our way in Houston and hopefully that can continue. In Pro Stock, the cars are so closely matched. You’re winning and losing by inches, and you really have to be able to perform when it counts.”

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FUNNY CAR POINTS LEADER BOB TASCA III AFTER HOME TRACK WIN AT TASCAPARTS.COM NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BANDERO PREMIUM TEQUILA

EPPING, NH – It’s been a terrific start to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for Bob Tasca III, but the Funny Car points leader knows a surefire way to make it even better. It would include winning at the track where he made his first pass in a car, which is New England Dragway and the site of this weekend’s TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila.

Tasca has already put together two wins through five events in his 11,000-horsepower Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang and has held the points lead for the first time in his career. A great next step would be picking up his first Funny Car victory at his home track, the place that started it all for Tasca. With plenty of friends and family on hand, Tasca has big hopes he can pick up what would be a memorable third win already in 2021.

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NHRA CAMPING WORLD DRAG RACING SERIES RETURNS TO NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY FOR TASCAPARTS.COM NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BANDERO PREMIUM TEQUILA

EPPING, NH – The huge fanbase in the New England area is set to enjoy their first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series action in two years, as the ground-shaking, 330-mph excitement returns to New England Dragway June 11-13 for the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila.

It is the sixth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and fans are eagerly anticipating the sights, sounds and thrills of nitro flames and 11,000-horsepower machines. The stop at New England Dragway has drawn massive crowds and a huge fan following over the years, and that will continue for the seventh time at the facility and the first time since 2019.

All the stars in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock will be in Epping to try and pick up a victory as the 2021 campaign shifts to the summer months. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) were winners of the 2019 event, and this year’s race will be televised on FOX, including live finals coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, June 13.

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S. TORRENCE, HIGHT AND HARTFORD EARN WINS AT RAIN-DELAYED AT MOPAR EXPRESS LANE NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL

BAYTOWN, TX – Three-time defending Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence finally conquered Houston Raceway Park, racing to the victory on Monday at the 34th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park.

Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Matt Hartford (Pro Stock) also won in their respective categories at the fifth race of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Eliminations were postponed to Monday due to inclement weather on Sunday.

The Texas native Torrence pedaled to a 4.001-second pass at 260.06 mph  in his 11,000-horsepower Capco Contractors dragster to beat veteran Doug Kalitta in the final round, earning this third win this season and extending his points lead. He reached the final round with wins against Mitch King and Clay Millican, going an impressive 3.711 at 327.66 and 3.703 at 323.81 to reach the final. The victory is also the 43rd career win for Torrence, who had three final-round appearances in Houston, including one at the race last fall, before coming through with a winning performance on Monday.

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