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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



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


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



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


Hot Times in the Summertime

In the summer of 2018, a very hot one indeed, the motorcycle drag racing sanction now known as the XDA or Xtreme Dragbike Association was coming in ... 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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That’s a wrap for Europe

The weekend saw the completion of the FIA and FIM-E European drag racing championships at Santa Pod Raceway, England, with 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 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


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



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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