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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


Factory Stock Showdown and NHRA Sportsman Classes at Bristol, TN

Joseph Welch raced to victory in the SAM Factory Stock Showdown to lead the list of winners at the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA ... more


West Coast Classic at Fontana, California

Ryan McClanahan put on a dominating performance at the 4th Annual Silver State West Coast Classic May 25-26 at Auto Club Dragway, going ... 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


Redding Dragstrip Saves Historical Piece of Northern California Hot Rod History

A piece of Redding, Calif., hot rod history has found a new home at the Redding Dragstrip, the oldest west coast NHRA-sanctioned drag strip ... more


LS Fest West at Las Vegas

The second annual Holley LS Fest West was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 4-6 with attendance and participation up over last ... more


A Look Back at 2017 Victory NSS Series from the Champ, Tom Hoffman

All Victory Nostalgia Super Stock racers look forward to the start of the season, feeling just like some little kid who can't wait for Christmas to ... more



NHRA Makes Drastic Changes to Save Nitro Classes


The NHRA and its professional nitro teams had/have a big problem, both parties will admit to that. How to solve the speed issue seems out of either party’s reach. NHRA  ... more


Why did I sit and watch bracket racing for 10 hours?

First of all, yes, I lost first round and chose not to buyback. I did get to help my son and he drove great with RED but was on the wrong side of a couple .002 and .007 races. more



Way back in 1969-70 this writer was too busy with OCIR, Bill Thomas Race Cars and NHRA Pro Stock racing to pay much attention to the mammoth project being  ... more



Some Advice for Running a Successful Race Track

When Jeff Burk (aka the Burkster) asked me to write an editorial on what makes a race track profitable, I was flattered but also knew I had a big task in front of ... 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


When Failure is Success

At the recent New England Nationals, NHRA Mello Yello event held July 6-8 at New England Dragway, in Epping, NH, Top Fuel Harley pilot, Mike Scott failed to qualify for ... more




A Few Suggestions for NHRA on TV

When I sat down to watch the telecast of the Big Show race from New England, the LAST thing on my mind was writing a blistering review, but while having a   ...  more


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Parsons wins Outlaw Pro Gas at Fontana, takes series points lead

Steve Parsons went to his second Outlaw Pro Gas final round this season on July 15, this time driving his ’63 Corvette roadster to the winner’s circle ... more 


Richard Burk: Why I Like No-Prep Outlaw Racing

I called my brother, Jeff, the esteemed publisher and editor of this online rag, a few weeks ago to discuss the things old men talk about. Our aches ...  more 


Fox Hunt at Boise, Idaho

Forty-one years, four decades plus one, two score and one year -- no matter how you put it, it’s a long damn time to do anything, let alone do ... more


NHRA pros at Epping, NH

Matt Hagan won his second straight event of the season at the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals. Hagan drove to victory on ... more


PDRA at Dinwiddie, Virginia

Longtime Pro Boost driver Ric Fleck scored his first-ever event win in the Professional Drag Racers Association Saturday night, June ... more


NHRA Pro Mods at Norwalk, Ohio

Rickie Smith secured the Wally during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA ... more


NHRA pros at Norwalk, Ohio

Driving for team owner Bob Vandergriff, Blake Alexander became the 105th different Top Fuel winner in NHRA history Sunday afternoon, June ... more


NHRA Pros at Bristol, Tennessee

The heat couldn’t wilt the performances of the winners as Tony Schumacher was able to lock down his first Top Fuel victory of the season ... more


Arnold Takes NHDRO’s Big Money at Gateway

Multi-class racer Ron “Ju-Jitsu” Arnold (above) won the one to win if you’re only gonna win one—the $5,000 M2.Shocks/Millennium ... more


NHRA pros at Dinwiddie, Virginia

Virginia Motorsports Park has been completely redone since being purchased by racer Tommy Franklin. Although many of the veteran NHRA ... more


FIA/FIM-E Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, England

The European Drag Racing season opened in spectacular fashion at San-ta Pod Raceway over the course of the weekend. Off-season work ... more



Cover Photo: After almost two decades, the U.S. Army is pulling its involvement with drag racing and the Don Schumacher Racing team.  (Ron Lewis photo)


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