Cover photo: The crowd gathers in the dark for the cackle cars at the Nitro Revival.  (Tim Marshall photo)

MSA Championship at Santa Pod Raceway

Jok Nicholson’s Take on NHRA Pro Stock

Tom McCarthy Salutes Sportsman Bike Racers

Jim Baker’s Arizona Memories

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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


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


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


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



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


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


Fire Cracker Nationals at Albuquerque, NM

The FIRECRACKER NATIONALS at Albuquerque Dragway in New Mexico featured the WFA (Western Fuel Altereds) along with ‘Outlaw Door Slammers’; AA/FC Funny Cars; Big $$$ Brackets; and ... more


Detroit Dragway Reunion at Milan, Michigan

The 8th Annual Detroit Dragway Reunion was held on Saturday, June 10, at Milan Dragway and it was one for the history books. The Nitro Funny Cars, the cacklefest, record-setting Nostalgia Funny Car passes, Run What Ya Brung cars, huge bracket count -- they ... more



Can big burnouts save Pro Stock? And other notes scribbled on my drink coaster from the Dog Prairie Saloon in St. Paul, Missouri

Starting in the late 1970’s fans have witnessed all of the major barriers in drag racing breached. Top Fuel and Funny Cars broke the 300-mph, 4-second quarter mile ... more


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



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



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


On Clay Millican Tears of a Clown

OK, I will openly admit that I had tears running down my face while watching an NHRA TV broadcast. It isn’t what you think. It wasn’t because something tragic happened during the broadcast. It was something that triggered deep ...  more


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




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


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Texas TAFC finals is quickest side-by-side in history

Todd Bruce, Doug Gordon, and Thomas Marlow all scored final round victories Sunday evening, Oct. 15, during the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at ...   more

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NHRA Pro Mods at Charlotte

Jonathan Gray took his first win in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series on Sept. 17 at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, NC. more


PDRA at Benson, SC

Records were broken and championships were decided as the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) crowned the Drag Wars event champions at ... more


FIA Dico Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sweden

And so, to Sweden for the penultimate event on the European FIA tour at the still comparatively new Tierp Arena on the eastern side of the country. Although the ... more


NHRA Pros at U.S. Nationals

Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the Top Fuel victory Monday, Sept. 4, at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s ... more




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