Cover photo:  Pete Krona in the “Riff Raff” was runner-up in the NE1 class at the CHRR.  (Jamie Shores-Fraijo photo)

McMillen Gets First Win

Coughlin Clinches NHRA Pro Mod Championship

E T  D R A G R A C I N G

NHRA Heritage Racing Series at Bakersfield, California

The first wave of 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Champions were crowned Sept. 15-17 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the ... more

[09/22/17]

IHRA Summit Super Series at San Antonio Raceway

As the IHRA Summit Super Series Bracket Racing points season comes to a conclusion, San Antonio Raceway hosted its final series race on Sept. 16, with ... more

[09/19/17]

NHRA Sportsmen at Indianapolis

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was in full effect during the 63rd annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals as Josh Hart, John Lombardo Jr., and ... more

[09/06/17]

Pro Gas and Super Street Championships at Fontana, California

John Ross and Daniel McClelland won their respective Southern California Pro Gas and Super Street championships, the first title for both drivers.  The event was contested at ... more

[08/18/17]

F E A T U R E S

CHRR Photo Contest

Roy Robinson, Lions Drag Strip's track photographer in the mid-1960s, has won the 2017 Leslie Lovett Memorial Photo Contest for a parachute shot of ... more

[10/31/17]

Eddie Knox

There are times in your life when you hear some news or intake a piece of information and it strikes a chord in your soul. When I was told that one ... more

[10/19/17]

Pictorial: Nitro Revival at Barona, California

At what is probably the most remote drag strip in the world, a few diehard believers have pulled together something that makes no sense at ... more

[10/12/17]

2017 Meltdown Drags at Byron, Illinois

Even though this is called the Meltdown Drags, it could also be called the Straight Axle Nationals. The name “Meltdown” comes from the nuclear cooling towers ... more

[08/11/17]

C O L U M N S

Pro Stock and So Many Other Things to Wonder About…

When the NHRA recently announced they would reduce the number of Pro Stock qualifying slots from 16 to eight at nine selected NHRA events next season you ... more

[10/27/17]

Maybe This will help the Pro Stocks

Jok Nicholson usually talks about bracket and sportsman racing, but the recent announcement from NHRA about the Pro Stock class got him just a bit ‘up on the tires.’  more

[10/06/17]

ARIZONA MEMORIES

Nowhere this writer has lived or visited has the Nostalgia connection to drag racing’s beginnings as does the southwest state of Arizona! Not Las Vegas, not Fontana; only ... more

 

[10/11/17]

So It’s Goodbye IHRA Professional Racing

Welcome to October, and that means that the end of the drag racing season is on the horizon. I had this column all ready to go about how the NHRA is theoretically the ... more

[10/12/17]

Thoughts on Sammy … Dogs … and Talladega

For those of you who raced IHRA National and Divisional events throughout the years, the sight of IHRA official Sam Kearns was a part of your experience -- whether you wanted it or not. Sam may have parked you at 3 a.m. or he may ...  more

[10/18/17]

Sportsman Racers to the Lanes Please!

With the summer season at end, the most intense part of the racing season begins. This is the time of the year for the push to accumulate championship points and set ... more

 

 

[10/11/17]

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

As reported first on this very website, my favorite Funny Car driver of the female persuasion is looking to hang up her driving gloves. I'd be lying if I were to say, "Dude, I've been ...  more

[10/11/17]

table of contents

Time for ‘Fun in the Sun’ at Bradenton

Four years ago, Scott Richardson and Scott Weney came together to recreate the “racing in Florida in November” feeling that was so prevalent in the ... 

At The Finish Line

Tom Schiltz

Acknowledged as one of drag racing’s greatest photographers, Tom Schiltz will forever be remembered for his business acumen, affable personality and ...  more

RACE  REPORTS

NHRA Pros at Las Vegas

Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen piloted his dragster to his first career victory Sunday, Oct. 29, at the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at ... more

[11/01/17]

NHRA Pro Mod Finals at Las Vegas

Troy Coughlin captured his third J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series title Sunday, Oct. 29, with a huge quarterfinal victory over ... more

[10/30/17]

California Hot Rod Reunion at Bakersfield, CA

Back in March when the odyssey known as NHRA Heritage Series kicked off its 2017 campaign it had a feeling it was going to be a year of ... more

[10/25/17]

NHRA Pros at Dallas

Robert Hight powered to the Funny Car victory Sunday, Oct. 15, at the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. more

[10/18/17]

NHDRO at Indianapolis

NHDRO—America’s fastest growing motorcycle drag racing series—packed two-race weekends into one at their DME/Prostock Inc. World Finals on ... more

[10/11/17]

National Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, England

Conducted under warm and sunny skies (a stark contrast to the Euro Finals at the same venue a couple of weeks before), the battle for ... more

[10/11/17]

NHRA Pro Mods at St. Louis

Troy Coughlin got the win in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at ... more

[10/05/17]

NHRA Pros at St. Louis

Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence piloted to victory for the eighth time this season Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, at the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at ... more

[10/02/17]

ManCup at Rockingham, NC

Niki Taube Zakrzewski, better known in the bike racing community as Niki Zak, sped straight into the record books Saturday at Rockingham Dragway ... more

[09/29/17]

FIA/FIM-E Euro Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, England

The European Drag Racing season came to its conclusion at Santa Pod Raceway with the Euro Finals, although the event was severely disrupted and ...  more

[09/24/17]

NHRA Pros at Charlotte

Doug Kalitta powered to his first career victory at zMAX Dragway Sunday, Sept. 17, at the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals. Robert Hight ... more

[09/21/17]

VOLUME XIX,  NUMBER 10 - OCTOBER  2017

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