NHRA U.S. Nationals

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Mac Tools U.S. Nationals)
Jump to: navigation, search
U.S. Nationals
Racelogo.gif
Venue Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
First race 1961
Previous names U.S. Nationals

The U.S. Nationals (commonly U.S. Nats) is an NHRA-sanctioned drag racing event, generally considered to be the most prestigious drag racing event in the world due to its history, size and purse, held annually at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Clermont, Indiana.[1]

With the event's final round taking place on Labor Day, it is the only Monday event on the schedule, and is the longest-running Labor Day motorsports event in the United States, a distinction it earned in 2004.

Originating at Detroit Dragway, Michigan in 1959, the event moved to Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1961, and has remained there ever since, after a verbal deal was made between NHRA founder and Board Chairman Wally Parks and the then-owners of the track. In 1979, the NHRA bought the entire complex. In 2007, it was renamed O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, after auto parts supplier O'Reilly Auto Parts purchased naming rights. In 2010, Lucas Oil purchased the rights, renaming the venue Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Past winners[edit]

Professional class winners

Year Top Fuel Dragster Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle
1959
1960
1961 Pete Robinson Junior Garrison Denny Parker Willis Ragsdale
1962
1963 Tommy Vodnik
1963 Tommy Vodnik
1964 Don Garlits
1965 Don Prudhomme
1966 Mike Snively
1967 Don Garlits Doug Thorley
1968 Don Garlits
1969 Don Prudhomme Danny Ongais
1970 Don Prudhomme Don Schumacher Herb McCandless[citation needed]
1971 Steve Carbone Ed McCulloch Ronnie Sox
1972 Gary Beck Ed McCulloch Ray Allen
1973 Gary Beck Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1974 Marvin Graham Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1975 Don Garlits Raymond Beadle Wayne Capp
1976 Richard Tharp Gary Burgin Wally Booth
1977 Dennis Baca Don Prudhomme Don Nicholson
1978 Don Garlits Tom McEwen Bob Glidden
1979 Kelly Brown Gordie Bonin Bob Glidden Terry Vance
1980 Terry Capp Ed McCulloch Lee Shepherd
1981 Johnny Abbot Raymond Beadle Lee Shepherd
1982 Shirley Muldowney Billy Meyer Frank Iaconio
1983 Gary Beck Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden
1984 Don Garlits Jim Head Warren Johnson
1985 Don Garlits John Lombardo Bob Glidden Terry Vance
1986 Don Garlits Mike Dunn Bob Glidden Terry Vance
1987 Joe Amato Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden Dave Schultz
1988 Joe Amato Ed McCulloch Bob Glidden Dave Schultz
1989 Darrell Gwynn Don Prudhomme Larry Morgan John Myers
1990 Joe Amato Ed McCulloch Jerry Eckman Dave Schultz
1991 Kenny Bernstein Jim White Darrel Aldermann Jim Bernard
1992 Ed McCulloch Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson Dave Schultz
1993 Pat Austin John Force Warren Johnson Dave Schultz
1994 Connie Kalitta Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson Dave Schultz
1995 Larry Dixon Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson Rick Ward
1996 Cory McClenathan John Force Kurt Johnson John Myers
1997 Jim Head Whit Bazemore Kurt Johnson John Myers
1998 Gary Scelzi John Force Mike Edwards Matt Hines
1999 Cory McClenathan Frank Pedregon Warren Johnson Matt Hines
2000 Tony Schumacher Jim Epler Jeg Coughlin, Jr. Antron Brown
2001 Larry Dixon Whit Bazemore Greg Anderson Angelle Seeling
2002 Tony Schumacher John Force Jeg Coughlin, Jr. Angelle Savoie
2003 Tony Schumacher Tim Wilkerson Greg Anderson Reggie Showers
2004 Tony Schumacher Gary Densham Greg Anderson Antron Brown
2005 Larry Dixon Del Worsham Greg Anderson GT Tonglet
2006 Tony Schumacher Robert Hight Greg Anderson Matt Smith
2007 Tony Schumacher Mike Ashley Dave Connolly Craig Treble
2008 Tony Schumacher Robert Hight Dave Connolly Steve Johnson
2009 Tony Schumacher Ashley Force Hood Jeg Coughlin, Jr. Hector Arana
2010 Larry Dixon Ashley Force Hood Greg Stanfield LE Tonglet
2011 Antron Brown Mike Neff Greg Anderson LE Tonglet
2012 Tony Schumacher Mike Neff Dave Connolly Andrew Hines
2013 Shawn Langdon Robert Hight Mike Edwards John Hall

References[edit]