EPPING, NH – May 11, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – As the summer heats up, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series continues its 2023 season tour and returns to New England Dragway for the 10th annual NHRA New England Nationals on June 3-5.
The NHRA New England Nationals marks the sixth event of the 2023 season. The fan-favorite event promises to continue its tradition of incredible racing action in the New England area. Fans who have packed the facility with sellout crowds year after year will again be treated to thrilling racing from the 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, as well as the debut of the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports.
The weekend will also include the new Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge on Saturday, an exciting new special program that debuts this season. Offering bonus money and bonus points, the challenge will feature the rematch of the semifinalists from Chicago, with the winners meeting up in the finals. It will make for a thrilling Saturday, leading right into the must-see action of Sunday eliminations at the historic venue.
Top Fuel’s Mike Salinas collected his first NHRA New England Nationals win last year in 2022, while Funny Car driver Matt Hagan continued his Epping dominance when he earned his fourth title at the facility. This year’s race will again be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) as the nitro stars look to celebrate a decade of memorable racing at New England Dragway in style.
Salinas will face a field of fierce competitors in the Top Fuel ranks, including reigning champ Brittany Force, former world champs Steve Torrence, who is the current points leader, and Antron Brown, Justin Ashley, who has two wins on the season, Charlotte winner Austin Prock, Leah Pruett and Tony Schumacher.
Hagan, who currently leads the field with three wins so far in 2023, will look to continue his momentum this season as well in Epping and build on his points lead. To do so, he’ll need to get around reigning Funny Car champion Ron Capps, three-time champ Robert Hight, John Force, New England native Bob Tasca, Alexis DeJoria, J.R. Todd and Tim Wilkerson in the highly competitive category.
This year’s event marks the debut of the always thrilling Pro Mod division at New England Dragway. The loyal NHRA fans will be treated to dramatic racing from the stars of the class including Justin Bond, who has won the first two…