E T  D R A G R A C I N G

Dodge Hemi Challenge at U.S. Nationals

Making history in the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge isn’t something new for Jimmy Daniels, and Friday night, Aug. 30, 2019, the ... more

[09/03/19]

Powerfest at Rockingham, NC

Cassie Lewis (shown) of Lumberton, NC, and Donald Norris of Conway, SC, claimed the biggest shares of the purse in the seventh annual ... more

[08/20/19]

NHRA Sportsman classes at Epping, NH

Ken Moses became just the 26th driver in NHRA history to win more than one eliminator at an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series ... more

[07/10/19]

NHRA Sportsman at Bristol, Tennessee

Joe Santangelo, winner earlier this season at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, scored again in Super Stock with his Camaro at the NHRA ... more

[06/18/19]

Mutt & Jeff Race at Beaver Springs, PA

For the fifth straight year, Paul Burress and Dylan Griffey, aka Mutt & Jeff Promotions, brought their high-dollar bracket race north to ... more

[06/17/19]

5TH Annual West Coast Classic at Fontana, California

The 5th annual WEST COAST CLASSIC presented by Chris Forsyth and Shawn Langdon got off to a strong start on Friday, May 24. While ... more

[06/11/19]

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Joliet, Illinois

The 22nd annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals were held May 30-June 2 at Route 66 Raceway near Joliet, IL. More than 275 competitors ... more

[06/04/19]

Big John Bracket Race at Rockingham, NC

Goldsboro, North Carolina’s Brandon Lane claimed the biggest share of the purse in the 21st annual “Big John” Memorial Weekend ... more

[05/29/19]

F E A T U R E S

World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova, Illinois

The 66th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing was held at Cordova International Raceway Aug. 23-25 in front of ... more

[08/28/19]

Hector Arana Jr: NHRA’s first official 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorcycle rider

In drag racing, records are made to be broken and they are again and again no matter if they are elapsed time or miles-per-hour ... more

[08/27/19]

Funny Car Nationals at Keystone Raceway Park

Once again it was time for funny cars to echo through the hills of Pennsylvania as Keystone Raceway Park hosted the 12th Annual Good ... more

[07/19/19]

The Tipsy Trickster: Odds on the Summer Nitro Challenge

It’s been a while since the Trickster set the ‘line’ for a drag racing event, but he’s worked out the math for the upcoming Seattle ... more

[06/19/19]

Memphis Street Outlaws Invade Intermountain West

To paraphrase an old saying, “Hard work and determination will persevere in the long run.” This is exactly what happened when ... more

[05/23/19]

Clay Millican, Living the Dream

At 53 most men are well established in life, looking ahead to retirement in another 10-15 years, with visions of going fishing or finding ... more

[03/19/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 10: 2015-2018

This was the Kalitta team handout at the 1984 Gatornationals. Show was shot the preceding year. more

[03/12/19]

C O L U M N S

The Once and Future NHRA

 

For decades NHRA management has added a variety of professional classes to its national event line-up in an effort to find a class other than the nitro- ...  more

[08/27/19]

Jok Nicholson’s New LS-10 Project Truck (aka RED 2)

I have been planning and working on my latest drag race project for about two months. It all started when I sold our two door cars: Project Firebird and ... more

[08/23/19]

Tri State Dragway and Beyond

When I think back to the ‘good ole days’, one name comes to mind a lot -- Russ Guymon! Russ was an aspiring young drag racer from Keokuk, Iowa. Long prior to ...  more

 

[08/08/19]

July Racing Roundup

Motorcycle drag racing action in the month of July 2019 was heated up in a big way by the Man Cup motorcycle drag racing sanction rolling into Dragway ...  more

 

[08/09/19]

Some Super Comp History

So, those were PROBABLY not the words uttered by the founders at the very beginning of the Midwest Super Comp Series. And truth be told, during my ...  more

[08/09/19]

Is No Prep the Savior to Drag Racing? Just Might Be.

There is a great deal of talk about the status of our ecosystem called Drag Racing. Drag Racing for many years was that part of motorsports which not only had a ...  more

[07/17/19]

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Bode fireballs it too

The pair before Justin Schriefer had his big boomer that we told you about yesterday, Bob Bode also had a fire in his Funny Car. Bode ...  more  

RACE  REPORTS

NMCA at Norwalk, Ohio

The weather was wonderful and the competition was compelling at the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by ...  more

[08/27/19]

FIA/FIM-E NitrOlympX at Hockenheimring, Germany

The biggest event on the European calendar and the start of a frantic finale to the season, the Nitrolympx saw the Rico Anthes Quartermile ... more

[08/22/19]

Nitro Summer Nationals at Spokane, Washington

There is a great deal of speculation and conjecture on the fate of Spokane County Raceway. Rumors are abundant about its demise. Even ... more

[08/21/19]

Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Boise, Idaho

For the world of nostalgia and bracket racing there is no event that carries the prestige of the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Boise’s Firebird ... more

[08/15/19]

NHDRO at Indianapolis

The sharpest, most up-to-date tools in the motorcycle drag racing box came out to win NHDRO’s biggest money event ever—the APE ... more

[08/12/19]

Funny Car Chaos at Havana, Illinois

Central Illinois Dragway in Havana, IL, marked the fifth of seven stops on the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Championship Tour ... more

[08/08/19]

NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Racing at Joliet, IL - NMCA: Muscle Cars and More

NMCA and NMRA drivers teamed up to put down twice as much power in the Prairie State for the 14th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super ... more

[07/30/19]

NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Racing at Joliet, IL - NMRA: Mustangs on the Run

Arguably the most exciting event of the year, the NMRA vs NMCA race held at historic Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, always adds an ... more

[07/30/19]

Drag Racing: Idaho versus Montana

One of the most documented feuds in American history is that of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The feud lasted nearly twenty-eight years ... more

[07/11/19]

Funny Car chaos at Lufkin, Texas

The fourth event of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club marked ... more

[07/11/19]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 8 - AUGUST,  2019

Rockingham Dragway’s Powerfest

Jok Nicholson's New Project Car is a Truck

Nitro Summer Nationals at Spokane, Washington

Nitrolympx at Hockenheimring, Germany

Cover photo: The “Problem Child” driven by Billy Morris lives up to its name after an explosion sent the AA/FC body way up in the air at Spokane’s Nitro Summer Nationals.  (Brian Losness photo)

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