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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


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



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


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


A Tribute to JERRY SAAR

In the drag racing world, you meet many people who all have the same objective: to WIN!  Some are honest, some fudge at any opportunity, and some are just ... 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


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




It’s Not a Car Movie…Or Is It?

We've got five films on the marque tonight, and we'll start with the 1974 cult classic MR. MAJESTYK with tough-as-leather (and sometimes CONFUSED with ...  more


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Lucas to power first US entry in ‘Great Race’ for 29 years

The 50th Anniversary of the "Great Race" from Trinidad to Tobago will get underway early on Saturday morning, August 18. The 43 ...   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 


Street Car Super Nationals at Gateway

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL, presented the annual Street Car Super Nationals on August 2-4, featuring the Mid-West Pro Mod ... more


NHDRO Summer Nationals at Indianapolis

Big Money payouts continue to flow from the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—NHDRO—into the hands of winning ... more


Funny Car Chaos at Havana, Illinois

In a remote corridor of cornfield-filled farmland in Illinois sits Central Illinois Dragway. The small but clean 1/8-mile 'strip may have gravel pits ... more


Dragstalgia at Santa Pod Raceway, England

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, it appears to improve year on year. Seven years down the line and Dragstalgia is firmly established ... more


Victory NSS at Cordova, IL

The Victory NSS Series racers always love competing at Cordova International Raceway, but the July 27-28 weekend they were especially ... more


NHRA pros at Sonoma, CA

California native Blake Alexander brought home the second Top Fuel victory of his career in front of a sellout crowd at the 31st annual Toyota NHRA ... 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



Cover photo: Bob Hawkins in “Time Traveller 2” entertained the masses at Dragstalgia with one of his trademark flame burnouts.  (Rose Hughes photo)


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