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SCEDA season opener at Fontana, California

Wayne Taylor and Keoki Desa opened the 2018 Southern California Drag Racing Assoc. season with double victories on Feb. 24 and 25 at ... more


NHRA Sportsman at Phoenix

Justin Lamb, Jody Lang, and Paul Nero marched to victory and celebrated with their teams in winner’s circle Feb. 25 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at ... more


Import Face-Off at Belle Rose, Louisiana

No Problem Raceway was the site of the Import Face-Off on Sunday, Feb. 18.  The IFO organization was formed in 2001 by Cliff Wallace from... more


Sportsmen at NHRA Winternationals

Shawn Cowie and Shane Westerfield each took home big wins at the season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ... 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


Southland Drags Reunion in Houma, Louisiana

On Saturday, Dec. 2, a bunch of veteran drivers and fans got together for some cackling at the Southland Dragways Reunion held in ... more


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


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



Notes scribbled on my cocktail coaster from the Slippery Noodle blues bar in Indy


I think that the rule changes to NHRA’s Pro Stock class for 2018 asked for by the Pro Stock team owners and approved by the NHRA signals the end of the NHRA Pro ... more


The Split: Words to race by…or so it seems

This is a subject that is going to go both ways with readers, those who actually race or who race small events and the “wannabe” racers who just have cars or parts in the ... more


Albuquerque Keeps on Rollin’

Some seven years before the gates of the present Albuquerque Drag Strip opened on May 3, 1964, the racing crowd gathered on marked off Eubank Ave. for early ... 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



By the time you read this PRI will have put to bed another high performance spectacular and racers from all over the world start to dream of 2018.  PRI is also the home of ...  more


Sometimes Rumors are True

In the January issue of this column I eluded to the rumor that a high-profile TF Harley racer may be returning to competition for 2018.  Well, I'm pleased to inform you all ... more




"School is in session…

It's FEBRUARY, the month of everybody’s favorite 'Hallmark Holiday', VALENTINES DAY! Love is in the AIR! And everybody loves SCHOOL, right? No? Yeah, I hear ...  more


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2 Mikes + 1 dragster = 1 win

Mike Halstead pulled double duty driving the “Code Red” AAFC and Mike Stewart’s rear engine Top Fuel dragster at the March Meet. In the ...  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 


Allen Johnson

Allen Johnson has flown the Mopar colors since 1996 as an independent and with factory support. He has spent his entire life around the sport of ...  more 


Mid-West Pro Mod Series at Dallas

Against the backdrop of a giant American flag unfurled from the top of the control tower at the Texas Motorplex, the Frankenstein Engine ... more


NHRA Pros at Phoenix

It wasn’t a bad day for the winners, but plenty of other racers could say it was, as crew chiefs struggled to find the right setup to not overpower the ... more


Lights Out 9 at South Georgia Motorsports Park

In order to stay relevant as a sport and an entertainment medium, drag racing must evolve in a way to attract the younger generation of ... more


NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, CA

The season-opening event of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded Sunday, Feb. 11, at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals ... more


IHRA Summer Thunder at Sydney, Australia

Originally a single day event, the schedule was extended to two days with the addition of Top Doorslammer with Friday afternoon’s events beginning at ... more


Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas

The 13th annual Street Car Super Nationals was held Nov. 16-19, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event is put on by ... more


Man Cup World Finals at Valdosta, Georgia

The 41st annual Man Cup, Mann Hill Garage World Finals motorcycle drag race, held November 16-19 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, was ... more


East Coast Nationals at Sydney Dragway, Australia

Over 250 entries descended on Sydney Dragway at the start of the month for the IHRA East Coast Nationals. While the first 16-car field of ... more



Cover Top: John Force tangles with Jonnie Lindberg.  Cover Bottom: Jack Beckman was one of several drivers to have a “boomer” at Phoenix.  Photos by Ron Lewis


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