E T  D R A G R A C I N G

NHRA Divisional at Las Vegas

Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car Nov. 4 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor ... more

[11/07/18]

IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Memphis

Hundreds of IHRA Summit SuperSeries track champions, along with Summit Team Finals divisional champions from around the United States, ... more

[10/23/18]

NHRA Sportsman Racers at Charlotte, NC

Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the ... more

[10/16/18]

NMCA at Indianapolis

The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World ... more

[09/26/18]

F E A T U R E S

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]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 4: 1986-90

Shirley Muldowney was always a hit with the fans and the media. Here she is on the cover of the Gainesville Sun supplement for the ... more

[01/29/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 3: 1981-85

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

[01/22/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 2: 1976-80

In 1976 the Gatornationals program saw Don Prudhomme's Army Monza burning to a third win in a row. After winning in 1974 with his ... more

[01/15/19]

The Gatornationals Seen Through the Lens of Steve Gruenwald

The cover of Drag News from the first Gatornationals. The finals were held on Sunday, Feb. 15, 1970. That first race was held just two ... more

[01/09/19]

C O L U M N S

Wondering and more about the new season

 

There were just a combined 31 nitro-burning Top Fuel and Funny Car teams at Pomona for the opening race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello drag racing season  ... more

[02/15/19]

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]

WEST COAST HOT ROD ASSOCIATION

Twelve years ago, in 2007, a young drag racer from Las Vegas got involved with a new organization called the West Coast Hot Rod Association. Several , ...  more

 

[02/12/19]

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]

2019: Lighter and Quicker -- like 1977

Will 2019 be history repeating itself from the Jurassic Period of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing when the bigger bikes were replaced by the smaller, lighter quicker ...  more

 

[02/12/19]

Memories of Broadway Bob

It's hard to believe this summer will be the seventh anniversary of the passing of my old boss Broadway Bob Metzler. I remember seeing an interview ...  more

[02/12/19]

table of contents

Rivenbark sets Radial v. World record at ‘Lights Out’

At Lights Out 10, the annual Donald “Duck” Long production at SGMP, a new eighth-mile world record for the RvW cars was set on Friday, Feb. 15, at ...  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

NHRA Pros at Pomona

Rain stopped the proceedings on Sunday, Feb. 10, after only six pairs of Top Fuel dragsters got down the Pomona track at the NHRA season ... more

[02/12/19]

Hangover Nationals at Tucson, Arizona

Billed as ‘Hangover Nationals’, the year ending race at Tucson Dragway was certainly a mid-winter experience in 2018. Caught by an unusual ... more

[01/03/19]

Street Car Super Nationals at Las Vegas

The Street Car Super Nationals returned to The Strip at LVMS November 15-18 and paid out a hell of a lot more loot than the casinos ... more

[11/26/18]

SHRA at Denton, Texas

The Southwest Heritage Racing Association presented by Red Line Shirt Club finished the 2018 season after delays with a rainout and scheduling ...  more

[11/14/18]

NHRA Finals at Pomona, CA

For the first time in NHRA history, all of the winners at the Finals also were the season champions. Steve Torrence had clinched the Top Fuel ... more

[11/13/18]

NHDRO Finals at Louisville, Kentucky

The tree finally came down on NHDRO’s twice rain-delayed CC Powersports World Finals on October 19-21 at Ohio Valley Dragway near ... more

[10/24/18]

PDRA Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park

Jeff Dobbins became the first mountain motor Pro Stock driver to dip into the 3-second range with a 3.988 at 181.26 mph in  ... more

[10/23/18]

NHRA Pros at Charlotte, NC

Steve Torrence remained perfect in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship and won his fourth ... more

[10/15/18]

NHRA Pros at Dallas

Texas native Steve Torrence piloted his dragster to the Top Fuel winners circle Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, to secure his first career victory at his ... more

[10/14/18]

NHDRO at Indianapolis

Jeremy Teasley collected some NHDRO Big Money when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hit Lucas Oil Raceway near ... more

[10/10/18]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 2 - FEBRUARY,  2019

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