Cover Photo: Clockwise from lower left, 2017 NHRA Champions Brittany Force, Eddie Krawiec, Robert Hight and Bo Butner.  (Ron Lewis photo)

NHRA World Finals – Sportsman

The Nitro Joint

NHRA World Finals – Pros

E T  D R A G R A C I N G

NHRA LODRS Finals at Pomona

Shawn Cowie and John Lombardo Jr. led the list of winners for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at ... more

[11/16/17]

LODRS at Las Vegas

The 2017 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series concluded its final regional event Sunday night, Nov. 5, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in ... more

[11/08/17]

NHRA Heritage Racing Series at Bakersfield, California

The first wave of 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Champions were crowned Sept. 15-17 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the ... more

[09/22/17]

IHRA Summit Super Series at San Antonio Raceway

As the IHRA Summit Super Series Bracket Racing points season comes to a conclusion, San Antonio Raceway hosted its final series race on Sept. 16, with ... more

[09/19/17]

F E A T U R E S

Bloodhound Land Speed Record Car

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the land speed record car (LSR) created by the British known as Bloodhound, was let loose off its leash for the first ... more

[11/08/17]

CHRR Photo Contest

Roy Robinson, Lions Drag Strip's track photographer in the mid-1960s, has won the 2017 Leslie Lovett Memorial Photo Contest for a parachute shot of ... more

[10/31/17]

Eddie Knox

There are times in your life when you hear some news or intake a piece of information and it strikes a chord in your soul. When I was told that one ... more

[10/19/17]

Pictorial: Nitro Revival at Barona, California

At what is probably the most remote drag strip in the world, a few diehard believers have pulled together something that makes no sense at ... more

[10/12/17]

C O L U M N S

Pro Stock and So Many Other Things to Wonder About…

When the NHRA recently announced they would reduce the number of Pro Stock qualifying slots from 16 to eight at nine selected NHRA events next season you ... more

[10/27/17]

Back Again

It has been a while since we last talked….  Hey guys, it’s not that I gave up or lost interest in drag racing but I had a lot on my plate and I just couldn’t get motivated. I think a lot of it was ... more

[11/08/17]

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

Drag Racing as a sport has come a long, long, way since it all started in the early 1950s. It seems to be a popular topic lately to say that ‘Drag Racing isn’t what it used ... more

 

[11/08/17]

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

[11/09/17]

Thoughts on Sammy … Dogs … and Talladega

For those of you who raced IHRA National and Divisional events throughout the years, the sight of IHRA official Sam Kearns was a part of your experience -- whether you wanted it or not. Sam may have parked you at 3 a.m. or he may ...  more

[10/18/17]

IDBL season over, NHRA ready to wrap up, Man Cup set for World Finals

On Sunday, November 5, the 2017 IDBL season came to an end as a heavy fog rolled over the storied Rockingham Dragway facility, sometime close to midnight.  With the finish ... more

 

 

[11/13/17]

Cooking Up Some Mulligan Stew

Ah, the time honored practice of taking various odds and ends, chucking them into the stew pot, and making a meal. This month, I'm grabbing little anecdotes that got whacked from ...  more

[11/13/17]

table of contents

New car for Bobby Cottrell

Bobby Cottrell, winner of the 26th California Hot Rod Reunion nitro funny car eliminator in the Austin & O’Brien Northwest Hitter Camaro, will be ...   more 

GUEST  COLUMN

Casey Jo Garrett

Since the age of 3, my home has been the race track. It didn’t matter what race track it was, as long as there were the sounds and smells of race cars I ...  more 

RACE  REPORTS

LUCAS OIL NATIONAL DRAG BOAT FINALS

Daryl Ehrlich of Round Rock, Texas in a boat owned by Eddie Knox from Sun Valley, CA, called ‘Problem Child’ won the Top Fuel Hydro Championship. ‘Shockwave’ piloted ... more

[11/15/17]

NHRA World Finals at Pomona, California

For the first time since 1982, a female has captured a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship. Brittany Force clinched the ... more

[11/14/17]

Pro Slammers at Sydney, Australia

Troy Coughlin got the win in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at ... more

[11/10/17]

12th Annual World Fuel Altered Nationals at Eddyville, Iowa

The 12th running of the wild, fire breathing, ground shaking, supercharged Nitro Fuel Altereds was held Aug. 18-19 at Eddyville Raceway Park. The stands were ... more

[11/08/17]

NHRA Pros at Las Vegas

Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen piloted his dragster to his first career victory Sunday, Oct. 29, at the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at ... more

[11/01/17]

NHRA Pro Mod Finals at Las Vegas

Troy Coughlin captured his third J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series title Sunday, Oct. 29, with a huge quarterfinal victory over ... more

[10/30/17]

California Hot Rod Reunion at Bakersfield, CA

Back in March when the odyssey known as NHRA Heritage Series kicked off its 2017 campaign it had a feeling it was going to be a year of ... more

[10/25/17]

NHRA Pros at Dallas

Robert Hight powered to the Funny Car victory Sunday, Oct. 15, at the 32nd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. more

[10/18/17]

VOLUME XIX,  NUMBER 11 - NOVEMBER  2017

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