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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


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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NMCA returns to Memphis in 2019

Although the entire 2019 schedule has not been finalized, the NMCA has announced that they will return to Memphis International Raceway ...   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 


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


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



Cover photo: George Reidnauer in “Excalibur” at the Funny Car chaos in Havana, IL. (Scott Bessee photo)


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