E T  D R A G R A C I N G

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

[07/31/18]

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

[07/11/18]

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

[06/21/18]

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

[06/19/18]

F E A T U R E S

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

[07/11/18]

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

[06/11/18]

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

[06/11/18]

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

[05/17/18]

C O L U M N S

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

[06/11/18]

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

[08/15/18]

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

 

[08/09/18]

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

[08/14/18]

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

[06/13/18]

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

 

 

[08/17/18]

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

[08/09/18]

table of contents

Thompson re-sets speed record at 448+, Poteet has top speed of 452+

Danny Thompson, son of legendary drag racer and manufacturer Mickey Thompson, has set the world speed record for piston-engine ...  more 

GUEST  EDITORIAL

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 

RACE  REPORTS

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

[07/03/18]

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

[08/09/18]

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

[08/09/18]

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

[08/09/18]

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

[08/09/18]

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

[08/01/18]

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

[07/31/18]

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

[07/16/18]

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

[07/09/18]

VOLUME XX,  NUMBER 8 - AUGUST,  2018

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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