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NHRA Divisional at Las Vegas

Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car Nov. 4 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor ... more


IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis

Hundreds of IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions, along with Summit Team Finals divisional champions from around the United States, ... more


NHRA Sportsman Racers at Charlotte, NC

Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the ... more


NMCA at Indianapolis

The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World ... more



50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 5: 1991-95

In 1991 Tom McEwen showed to drive Jack Clark's T/F entry. Here he is qualifying next to Dick LaHaie during the first weekend. ... more


50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 4: 1986-90

Shirley Muldowney was always a hit with the fans and the media. Here she is on the cover of the Gainesville Sun supplement for the ... more


50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 3: 1981-85

This was the Kalitta team handout at the 1984 Gatornationals. Show was shot the preceding year. more


50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 2: 1976-80

In 1976 the Gatornationals program saw Don Prudhomme's Army Monza burning to a third win in a row. After winning in 1974 with his ... more


Stardust International Raceway Book Review

Professional motorsports came to Las Vegas in the mid 1950’s at a bankrupt horse track frequented by gamblers—and soon became ... more


The Gatornationals Seen Through the Lens of Steve Gruenwald

The cover of Drag News from the first Gatornationals. The finals were held on Sunday, Feb. 15, 1970. That first race was held just two ... more



Clearing Out a Cluttered Year-End Notebook


The last racer/fan walking the endless isles of the Indianapolis PRI Show filled their backpack or baby stroller with catalogs, decals and other  treasures has left the ... 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


My Final Lap

When writing this column started back in 2009, any thought of 2019 never entered my mind. And yet here we are, starting a new season!  During the previous years, ...  more



He’s got some explaining to do

I received a lot of phone calls after the announcement was made that I entered a partnership agreement with businessmen JJ Koehler and Doug Stringer ... more


Here We Go Again

Well, the 2019 motorcycle drag racing season just became a whole lot more interesting for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle as Angelle Sampey Drago has joined ...  more



The 3rd Annual OLIAS Awards

Awards shows, what could go wrong, right? Well, here at the Third Annual OLIAS awards presentations, we promise there will be no snafus. There won't ...  more


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Frank Pedregon returns!

Frank Pedregon, older brother of Cruz and Tony, has returned to the drag racing after 12 years. He has reunited with old teammates Chuck and ...  more 


Whither NHRA Pro Stock?

To follow NHRA PRO STOCK in 2019, you may want to buy a program. When your 2017 WORLD CHAMPION, Bo Butner, and your ...  more 


Hangover Nationals at Tucson, Arizona

Billed as ‘Hangover Nationals’, the year ending race at Tucson Dragway was certainly a mid-winter experience in 2018. Caught by an unusual ... more


Street Car Super Nationals at Las Vegas

The Street Car Super Nationals returned to The Strip at LVMS November 15-18 and paid out a hell of a lot more loot than the casinos ... more


SHRA at Denton, Texas

The Southwest Heritage Racing Association presented by Red Line Shirt Club finished the 2018 season after delays with a rainout and scheduling ...  more


NHRA Finals at Pomona, CA

For the first time in NHRA history, all of the winners at the Finals also were the season champions. Steve Torrence had clinched the Top Fuel ... more


NHDRO Finals at Louisville, Kentucky

The tree finally came down on NHDRO’s twice rain-delayed CC Powersports World Finals on October 19-21 at Ohio Valley Dragway near ... more


PDRA Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park

Jeff Dobbins became the first mountain motor Pro Stock driver to dip into the 3-second range with a 3.988 at 181.26 mph in  ... more


NHRA Pros at Charlotte, NC

Steve Torrence remained perfect in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship and won his fourth ... more


NHRA Pros at Dallas

Texas native Steve Torrence piloted his dragster to the Top Fuel winners circle Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, to secure his first career victory at his ... more


NHDRO at Indianapolis

Jeremy Teasley collected some NHDRO Big Money when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hit Lucas Oil Raceway near ... more


PDRA Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway

Pro Nitrous driver Danny Sauro raced to his first Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) victory Saturday night, Oct. 6, at the PDRA ... more




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