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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


West Coast Classic at Fontana, California

Ryan McClanahan put on a dominating performance at the 4th Annual Silver State West Coast Classic May 25-26 at Auto Club Dragway, going ... more


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



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


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


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



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


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


Al Corda is still winning after all these years

Al Corda lives drag racing and has since the mid-sixties. This makes the Wisconsin native an icon in drag racing and a renaissance man to boot! I watched him in 1971 as  ... 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


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


Records Set in Europe and Other News

In World Top Fuel Motorcycle News: Filippos Papafilippou of Athens, Greece, recently had a most auspicious debut as a Top Fuel motorcycle pilot in competition at ... more




A Journey from Chicago to Joliet and a Lesson Learned

So, another Joliet race goes into the record books, and another spectacular time was had by yours truly. I could quite easily write (in a 'Doctor Evil' voice) "One…MILLION  ...  more


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Al Balooshi gets first Pro Mod win of the season

Khalid al Balooshi drove to his first victory of the season and fourth of his career Sunday, June 17, during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod ...  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 


NHRA Pros at Bristol, Tennessee

The heat couldn’t wilt the performances of the winners as Tony Schumacher was able to lock down his first Top Fuel victory of the season ... more


Arnold Takes NHDRO’s Big Money at Gateway

Multi-class racer Ron “Ju-Jitsu” Arnold (above) won the one to win if you’re only gonna win one—the $5,000 M2.Shocks/Millennium ... more


NHRA pros at Dinwiddie, Virginia

Virginia Motorsports Park has been completely redone since being purchased by racer Tommy Franklin. Although many of the veteran NHRA ... more


FIA/FIM-E Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway, England

The European Drag Racing season opened in spectacular fashion at San-ta Pod Raceway over the course of the weekend. Off-season work ... more


Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks at St. Louis

Forty-five cars showed up to run hard and be the Victory NSS race champ at Gateway Motorsports Park for the Nostalgia Rendezvous on ... more


NHRA Pros at Joliet, Illinois

Three of the four winners at the JEGS NHRA Route 66 Nationals got their first wins of the 2018 season: Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and ... more


PDRA Summer Drags at Martin, Michigan

Past Pro Nitrous world champion Jason Harris broke a long winless streak Saturday night when he drove the “Party Time” ’69 Camaro to ... more


IHRA Nitro Thunder Top Fuel and other classes at Sydney, Australia

The recent IHRA Nitro Thunder event at Sydney Dragway saw a return to the good old days of the track when a massive crowd ... more



Cover Photo: Mikael Kågered’s fuel line ruptured off the starting line during qualifying at the Main Event at England’s Santa Pod Raceway.  (Rose Hughes photo)


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