Photo Extra: The NHRA’s Season-Opening 54th Annual Gatornationals

Matt Hagan and his Tony Stewart Racing team earned their second straight win in Funny Car at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, to kick off the 2023 Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Hagan was joined in the winner’s circle by Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Troy Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle), and DRAGZINE’s Dwayne Culpepper was in the house to capture all the action, and the fresh faces and new paint schemes that come with the dawn of a new year. Enjoy this look at the cars and stars (and the champs) of the sold-out, packed-out Gators!

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COMPLETE EVENT COVERAGE: Hagan, Salinas, Coughlin And Herrera Open 2023 With Wins At Gators

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Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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