New Retro DRO Shirt

Retro DRO Shirt

Drag Racing Online revives this retro look with our newest T-shirt and cap. We keep the message simple and tell it like it is.

New Retro DRO Hat

Retro DRO Hat

Drag Racing Online revives this retro look with our newest T-shirt and cap. We keep the message simple and tell it like it is.


New Agent 1320 Hat

Agent 1320 Hat

Join the ranks of our Secret Operatives. No decoder ring, but you’ll be proud to wear this cap.


Top Fuel Wormhole

Top Fuel Wormhole by Cole Coonce

By Cole Coonce

Volume 1 of the Cole Coonce drag strip reader. Churned out between races while sitting in a trackside porta-potty, Coonce's collection of incendiary drag strip journalism was written during his days at Super Stock & Drag Illustrated, Full Throttle News and Nitronic Research, between his stints as a guitar player in Braindead Soundmachine and his return to show business as Angelyne's fluffer in Studio City, California. Its 256 pages of ack-ack includes "Viva La Nitro!" and "Who's Afraid of Arley Langlo?"

Cole Coonce immigrated to California in the grease bucket of a Studebaker wagon in the 1840s. Since he could not afford passage at the time, he was given to stow away. As a young hobo on the road in America, Coonce picked up many Native American languages and social mannerisms. (Most of which had to be sold for rent money in Los Angeles.) Coonce now pioneers Goodyear drag-slick tire melting & air intake research for blower explosions. His final countdown looms in this torrid display of straightline tarmac wizardry.

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The noise of a drag car revving may be music to your ears, but if you can’t hear the announcer at the racetrack you might be missing some important or entertaining information. This radio can pick up the track’s frequency so you can always know what is going on. The really cool thing about this mini-radio is that it has a scan mode so it is easy to find the signal.

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How to Build Altered Wheelbase Cars

By Steve Magnante

Altered wheelbase cars, serving as they did as the precursors to modern funny cars, hold a special place in racing history. Racers had long built dragsters more or less from scratch, and it was common to see ‘stock’ looking cars on the track. Altered wheelbase cars, however, were different. They had undergone extensive reconstructive surgery in the pursuit of performance: their axles moved radically to change weight and mass distribution in order to improve traction. Even today they’re an almost shocking sight at a nostalgia meet or car show, just alien looking enough to catch the eye ... READ MORE!


DRO Large Nitro Mug

Wake up and smell the nitro! Or the coffee. Whatever it takes to start your day, our mug will handle.

Product Information

Super-size your favorite beverage or just size-up to avoid spills with our hefty, 15 oz. ceramic Large Mug. Large easy-grip handle. When you need more, mug it up.

* Measures 4.5” tall, 3.25” diameter

* Dishwasher and microwave safe


Be a Secret Operative

Ever wondered whom those operatives are that the Agent is always talking about? If you’re kind of sneaky or just want to impress your friends, you need the official DRO Agent 1320 Secret Operative t-shirt. We don’t furnish you with a secret decoder ring, but we will deny your existence if pressed by the authorities. Get your shirt now, and then get out to the track! Made of 100% preshrunk cotton. In black only (of course).

Three Weeks in March

By Mickey Bryant

Three weeks in March of 1959 in Bakersfield, California, were the beginning of modern “National event” drag racing. Don Garlits arrived from Florida for the March Meet and the sport was changed forever. Mickey Bryant was a witness to the events of those historic Three Weeks in March and shares his memories along with many black and white and color photos. If you remember the time or want to learn what it was like, you’ll enjoy this book.


Match Race Madness

by Grady Bryant

Back in the early 1960’s there was a bunch of racers in Texas who lived to race. The main thing on their minds was how to get their cars to go quicker and faster. They didn’t follow the rules, they bent the rules! Their innovations came so fast that the sanctioning bodies couldn’t keep up with them, so they began making deals to race with each individual track. The car manufacturers took notice and started coming up with modifications of their own. And so the Match Race Wars began.

Grady Bryant was one of these pioneer match racers. If you want to know some history of the sport, along with some great racing stories and a glimpse at the personalities back in the day, you’ve got to read “Match Race Madness.” Signed by the author!



Top Fuel Dragsters of the 1970s


The early ‘70s were a pivotal time for rear engine dragsters. “Slingshots” were front engine fire-breathing diggers where the driver sat just three feet behind the motor. This set-up proved to be very dangerous, so in 1970 at Lions Drag Strip “Big Daddy” Don Garlits vowed, after a horrific transmission explosion in his slingshot Wynns Charger, that he would formulate a design that would put the fuel motor behind him.

The emergence of the rear-engine dragster rekindled the interest in Top Fuel Eliminator class. Legendary championship drivers like TV Tommy Ivo, Tony Nancy, Gary Beck, Don Prudhomme, Jerry Ruth, Carl Olson, Tom McEwen, Shirley Muldowney, James Warren, Jeb Allen, Herm Peterson, Steve Carbone and many more, are all portrayed in sensational fire-and-smoke belching action at the race track.


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