E T  D R A G R A C I N G

LODRS Divisional at Las Vegas

The Apr. 12-14 event had over 625 entries, one of the biggest NHRA divisionals/nationals of the 2019 season so far. ... more

[04/18/19]

Sportsman Classes at Houston NHRA SpringNationals

Megan Meyer dominated the TAD class at Houston setting Low ET of 5.118 seconds and Top Speed of 284.75 mph during the first ... more

[04/17/19]

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Las Vegas

The sportsman racers took to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but did not run Four-Wide as did the pros, making it much ... more

[04/12/19]

JEGS Super Quick Series at St. Louis

The JEGS Super Quick Series was held April 6-7 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL, just across the Mississippi River from ... more

[04/11/19]

ANDRA Summit Sportsman Series at Perth, Australia

The 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has drawn to a spectacular close with the Perth Motorplex’s ANDRA Grand ... more

[04/11/19]

F E A T U R E S

Clay Millican, Living the Dream

At 53 most men are well established in life, looking ahead to retirement in another 10-15 years, with visions of going fishing or finding ... more

[03/19/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 10: 2015-2018

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

[03/12/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 9: 2011-2014

If you started your Gainesville trip by going to the Ale House on Thursday night of the 2011 race, then you got to see Bobby Lagana stun the ... more

[03/05/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 8, 2006-2010

David Grubnic defeated Melanie Troxel to win Top Fuel in 2006. ... more

[02/26/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 7: 2001-2005

Bobby Lagana's pit and ramp truck hauler was the epitome of the low buck TF independent in 2001. ... more

[02/19/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 6: 1996-2000

This 1996 Top Fuel final was run after an hour-long rain delay which put the finals into the early evening. The air got good and Scott Kalitta ... more

[02/12/19]

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

[02/04/19]

C O L U M N S

Nitro Drag Racing and the March Meet, NHRA TV, NHRA Management, and a little wondering

 

As a true nitro junkie, the annual Bakersfield March Meet and the other Hot Rod Reunions have become my favorite races. NHRA national event racing over ...  more

[04/16/19]

$500,000 Guaranteed to win a bracket race!

It has taken me a couple months to really absorb what I think is going on in what we used to call bracket racing across the country. (I wonder what my old ... more

[04/11/19]

The Western Fuel Altereds

The Western Fuel Altereds, a group started by Phoenix, Arizona, racer Jim Maroney in 2010, has gained considerable momentum and popularity at many ...  more

 

[04/11/19]

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

[10/24/18]

Drag Bikes 2019 Full Tilt

As the month of April in the year 2019 moves along, the motorcycle drag racing season is now reaching for high gear and going full tilt boogie. On the weekend of ...  more

 

[04/11/19]

The Chicago Jon Ghost Tour

Greetings and salutations, one and all, come and climb on board for the maiden voyage of the Chicago Jon Ghost Tours Bus! We hope you'll have a great ...  more

[04/15/19]

Brian Losness Returns

A few weeks ago I wrote my first installment for DRO in over a year. I called it either a touch and go or it could be a return to full time writing. This was  ...  more

[04/11/19]

table of contents

Ezell gets Thursday win at Spring Fling Million

At Thursday’s K&N Filters Spring Fling Million at Las Vegas, ten rounds of racing, 586 entries and some 13 hours of competition came ...  more 

NEWS & ANALYSIS

Looking at NHRA’s 2017 Tax Return

As regular readers of DRO are aware, for several years we have re-printed portions of the NHRA’s annual income tax returns along with ...  more 

RACE  REPORTS

NHDRO Season Opener at Gainesville, Florida

“This is the toughest bracket field—ever!” Dan Rudd said. The long-time racer and owner of Motorcycle Performance Specialties (MPS) was on his way to the  ... more

[04/19/19]

Tucson Dragway Reunion

Good Vibrations presented the United Nitro Funny Cars opening race of their 2019 season. They were paired with the Western Fuel Altereds and ... more

[04/16/19]

Mountain Motor Pro Stocks at Houston

For the first time since the Winternationals in 1970, the NHRA ran a national event without their normal field of Pro Stock cars. From ... more

[04/15/19]

PDRA at Benson, SC

Father-son racing duo John and Johnny Pluchino earned a long-awaited double-up at the Professional Drag Racers Association East Coast  ... more

[04/11/19]

Funny Car chaos at Denton, Texas

The season opener of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship Tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club kicked ... more

[04/04/19]

Factory Stock Showdown at 50th Gatornationals

At the first Gatornationals in 1970 the premier NHRA doorslammer class was Pro Stock. It was a class added to the NHRA show for ... more

[03/29/19]

Sweet 16 2.0 at South Georgia Motorsports Park

Drag racing legend has it that in the year 2018 Donald “Duck” Long, as a racing promoter, offered up $101,000 of his cash to the best ... more

[03/27/19]

March Meet 2019

The Naked City, a TV police drama from the late 1950’s featured the tagline: “There are eight million stories in the naked city”. The same ...  more

[03/20/19]

NHRA Pro Mod at Gainesville, Florida

During the 50th running of the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod class presented by J&A Service began its ... more

[03/20/19]

Top Fuel Harleys at Gainesville, Florida

During the 50th running of the NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals, the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harleys showed up in force to bring ... more

[03/19/19]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 4 - APRIL,  2019

Tucson Dragway Reunion

New Burk’s Blast

NHRA SpringNationals Sportsman Results

DeFlorian Tops Houston Mountain Motor Pro Stocks

Cover photo: Megan Meyer (near lane) got the NHRA SpringNationals Top Alcohol Dragster win over Troy Coughlin Jr.   (Ron Lewis photo)

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