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O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals
Apr 25 - 27
Houston, TX

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U.S. Army Racing
Dragster peeling out


The U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster - it has the fastest acceleration on land.

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NHRA Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher grew up watching his father Don “The Shoe” Schumacher dominate the NHRA Funny Car field. So it was only a matter of time before Tony began racing.

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Antron Brown

Antron Brown

The Army’s major associate sponsorship of Antron Brown’s dragster continues to keep him on the Army Racing team. Antron originally rode the U.S. Army Suzuki in the Pro Stock Motorcycle Class from 2003 – 2007.

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Photo of U.S. Army Top Fuel NHRA pit crew

Pit Crew

Meet the team that keeps the U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster fueled, lubed and on track to fly.

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Dragster smoking wheels


View the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel Schedule - look fast: you don't want to miss a race.

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NHRA Y.E.S. Program

Presented by the U.S. Army, the NHRA's Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) program is motorsports' first and only full-time event dedicated to educational programming for high school and college-aged students.

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Dragster fire from engine


Read the NHRA Top Fuel News Archive.

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Dragster slowing down

Ten80 Program

Education immersing students, educators, and administrators from across the country in the real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts and careers.

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High Tech Simulators

You know the best proving grounds is the racetrack itself. Bur you only get so much time there to do those things. Whether it’s shocks, play bars, spring combinations. Whatever it is that you’re trying to make the most grip out of the race car.

We run through different scenarios. Try to simulate what the car does on the racetrack. And then the graph will show up on this machine. And that’s how we learn that’s how we pick up. We can’t go and test anymore on these tracks is where we need to go, so this is the next best thing.

We have a fantastic simulation here. We’ve literally rendering the military environment.

As they react or as they do things it changes everything around.

We’ve got a reconfigurable vehicle mounted on a real motion based simulator, and within that simulator we can render the visual environment for the soldiers including realistic battlefield scenarios.

This is a seven posed rig this is where we test cars before they go to the track. Whatever track you want. We’ve done driver profiles for every track we race.

The whole cars are loaded with all of the data equipment. We record all the data there, we come back here, stick that exact same car on the rig. The computer helps us do exactly what the car saw on the road at the track.

We have to do our homework, we have to be prepared.