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NHRA National Open at Sacramento, Calif.

Steve Wann dominated the Stock/Super Stock Combo class at the NHRA Pacific Division National Open at Sacramento Raceway Park, as he ... more


LODRS at Charlotte, NC

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series concluded at the NFK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 29 at zMax Dragway in in Charlotte, NC. ... more


NHRA Sportsman Classes at Houston

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series raced April 20-22 at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston. more


NHRA Pacific National Open at Fontana, California

The weather was excellent and there was a great turnout for the NHRA Pacific National Open at Auto Club Fontana. There were 76 cars ... 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


Chicago Jon Reviews March Meet Dragstrip Rumble

So, I've been granted the opportunity to return to my primordial roots and write a review. In this case, we are talking about the coverage of the ... more


Mark Micke says there’s more left in the Malibu

Mark Micke and car owner Jason Carter have entered a cult-like status since their recent performance numbers and overall win of $101K at ... more


NHRA Testing at Phoenix, Arizona

Several teams spent a few days getting ready for the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season by testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near ... more



Is the NHRA the best motorsports series for corporate advertisers?


The lifeblood of any motorsports sanctioning body is multi-million-dollar sponsorship courtesy of Corporate America. Without corporate sponsors for the series and the ... more


One last run at the Big Bucks Bracket Pros

With 47 years of drag racing behind me, I have a National Event win, several LODRS wins in Stock Eliminator and Super Comp along with four Track Championships, ... more


Drag Racing at Sacramento

Back in 1964, while I was managing Tri State Dragway at Kahoka, MO, a brand new drag racing venue opened just south of Mather Air Force base in ... more



End of the Season

For the past nine years I have had the pleasure to write this column, and it might be the final one for the year, it might even be the final one ever, I just wanted to thank those ... more


Micke Makes Most of Sweet 16 Party

Only 800 or so people—including drivers and crew members—showed up for Donald “Duck” Long’s $101,000-to-win Sweet 16 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park on ...  more


Drag Racing Season is Under Way

Motorcycle drag racing is in full swing now that spring has sprung.  The Man Cup motorcycle drag racing sanction kicked off the season with its Exoticycle Spring Cup at ... more




The Curious Case of the Fumble-Fingered ‘Feather’ Fan

If there is one thing that just drives me up the wall, it's the "fan boys", or whatever you call these geeks who nit-pick at everything out there. ESPECIALLY science ...  more


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We’ll be back Tuesday

We’re looking forward to a three-day weekend with Memorial Day observed on Monday in the U.S. While enjoying our beer and brats, let’s ...  more 


NHRA’s new magneto rule for Nostalgia Funny Cars needs some tweaking

Well, another March Meet is in the books, and like so many books I have...I would rather just dust them off from time to time versus revisiting ...  more 

at the finish line

Bob Bartel

Robert J. “Bob” Bartel died on February 18, 2018, at the age of 96. He will forever be known by some as the man who built Quad City Drag Strip in ...  more 


Keith Haney

You know his name; it says so right there on the driver’s door of “Enigma,” Keith Haney’s Drag Radial 2016 Camaro.

The Tulsa-based businessman ...  more 


OFAA at Denton, Texas

The second stop on the 2018 Good Vibrations Motorsports / Lone Star Forklift Outlaw Fuel Altered Association tour led the series through the ... more


TOPMA and OPM?? At Texas Motorplex

After qualifying in the number-one position, Steve Wiley raced to a convincing O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Pro Mod win May 5, during the Texas ... more


The Ignitor at Boise, Idaho

For years Don Hudson and his “California Hustler” team was that team you never took lightly. All the other teams knew the possibility of the ... more



Jay Diedrich of Firebaugh, CA, stopped a full field of Pro Mod cars to win the feature event at Phil Painter’s MUSCLE CARS AT THE STRIP on ... more


NMRA at Reading, PA

On the same weekend that the largest horse race was going down in Kentucky, it was the mechanical horses of the NMRA that rocked the ... more


PDRA at Budds Creek, Maryland

A mix of first-time winners and past world champions collected victories Saturday night, May 5, at the Professional Drag Racers Association ... more


Funny Car Chaos

Midwest weather finally cooperated just in time for the new Funny Car Chaos series to hit the track at Mo-Kan Dragway April 27-28. No rules, no ... more


Outlaw Street Car Reunion V in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Event promoter Tyler Crossnoe’s famous Outlaw Street Car Reunion annual event was in its fifth rendition in 2018 and it was again successful ... more



Cover photos: Car owner Don Nelson gets his first ‘Wally’ when Jeff Arend drove to the win at Boise’s Ignitor.  (photos by Brian Losness)


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