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Sportsman Racers at the U.S. Nationals

Josh Hart and Sean Bellemeur scored wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals ... more


NHRA Sportsman at Sonoma, CA

John Richardson and Ken Ratzloff celebrated with their teams in the winner’s circle on July 29, receiving their first National event wins during the ... more


BTE World Footbrake Challenge

The 12th BTE World Footbrake Challenge was billed as the Yukon Gear & Axle Triple $10s, three days of racing with three separate $10,000-to-win ... more


SCEDA at Fontana, CA

Phil Mandella Jr, fresh off a Stock win at the NHRA divisional in May at Auto Club Dragway, doubled up at the SCEDA Stock/Super Stock event on ... more



Scott Palmer Pursues Playoff Victories

Entering the NHRA's six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs in the 10th and final spot does have one distinct advantage for ... more


Chicago Jon Goes to Indy

We asked Chicago Jon to look at the U.S. Nationals “from a different perspective.” We wanted something to add the flavor of the event ... more


Hemi Challenge Celebrates 50 years of Mopar-powered 1968 Super Stocks

Earlier this year the Dodge brand announced title sponsorship of the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge, returning the fan-favorite event to the ... more


In the Arena…

Tom Peterson was knocked unconscious while racing his drag bike at New England Dragway on Saturday, May 5, 2018. A big wheelstand did ... more



Random thoughts while watching the U.S. Nationals on TV


I couldn’t get to the U.S. Nats this year so I opted to follow the “biggest race in the sport” on Summit Racing Equipment’s Drag Race Central and watch as much of the  ... more


Are announcer and racer race descriptions confusing spectators and crew?

I was thinking the other night at a race where they had a really large crowd, maybe 3,000 people, and before the Big Show of jets and funny cars there was more



In my sojourn through many drag racing venues since 2009, I have covered more places than I thought possible when I started writing for Jeff Burk. Still, there are ... more



It’s All From Perspective

I try to make it a habit to look at any challenging situation from another person’s prospective. Case in point is when I was a track operator; I would make track ... more


Tom McEwen Memories

Known to legions of drag racing fans as “Mongoose,” formidable nemesis to Don Prudhomme’s “Snake,” Tom McEwen recently made his inevitable shuffle off this ...  more


And the Winner Is…

As the winner is: Mother Nature! That’s the big news and the big headline going into the month of September for motorcycle drag racing. Hurricane Florence, one ... more




As Bob Hope said, “Thanks for the memories…”

Well, at this writing Indy is a week in the rear view mirror. My 'Indy tan' is snaking away, and I've finally gotten the gear cleaned and put away. Last  week’s 95+ degree ...  more


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And that’s final!

Only needing to make a qualifying pass to secure her third FIA Top Fuel Dragster title, Anita Mäkelä stamped her authority on the ...  more 


Why the Aftermarket Needs Offshore Suppliers

The Made in America discussions are part of the national news these days because of the rash of new tariffs.  While many aftermarket products ...  more 


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

It was a long end to the FIA/FIM-E European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway over the weekend, with some quick racing ... more


NHRA at Reading, PA

J.R. Todd moved into the Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the 34th Dodge NHRA ... more


PDRA at Benson, North Carolina

Moroso Pro Boost No. 1 qualifier Tommy D’Aprile charged to his second win of the season Saturday night, Sept. 8, at the Professional Drag ... more


OFAA at Ardmore, Oklahoma

The Outlaw Fuel Altered Association charged into Ardmore Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 1, to headline their 13th Annual Reunion event on a ... more


FIA Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sweden

The penultimate stop on the FIA tour, and following hot on the heels of the Nitrolympx the previous weekend in Germany, the Summit Racing ... more


U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

J.R. Todd, an Indianapolis native, powered his DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car to victory for the second time in a row Monday, Sept. 3, at ... more


Dodge HEMI Challenge at Indianapolis

Jimmy Daniels wrote his name in the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge record books, defeating No. 1 qualifier Gary Wolkwitz in the final ... more


FIA/FIM-E Nitrolympx in Hockenheimring, Germany

As we head towards the denouement of the 2018 season the racers are confronted with a ferocious schedule of three events over four ... more


NMCA All-American Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio

The second to last stop on the 2018 NMCA tour, the 17th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals featuring the Chevrolet ... more


Nightfire Nationals at Boise, Idaho

For the past 47 years the New family, the owner/operators of Firebird Raceway outside of Eagle, Idaho, have hosted ... more



Cover photo: John DeFlorian was one of the Mountain Motor Pro Stocks to run at the U.S. Nationals. (Ron Lewis photo)


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