E T  D R A G R A C I N G

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]

Sportsman Racers at the U.S. Nationals

Josh Hart and Sean Bellemeur scored wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals ... more

[09/05/18]

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]

F E A T U R E S

Scott Palmer Pursues Playoff Victories

Entering the NHRA's six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs in the 10th and final spot does have one distinct advantage for ... more

[09/12/18]

Chicago Jon Goes to Indy

We asked Chicago Jon to look at the U.S. Nationals “from a different perspective.” We wanted something to add the flavor of the event ... more

[09/12/18]

Hemi Challenge Celebrates 50 years of Mopar-powered 1968 Super Stocks

Earlier this year the Dodge brand announced title sponsorship of the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge, returning the fan-favorite event to the ... more

[08/22/18]

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]

C O L U M N S

Random thoughts while watching the U.S. Nationals on TV

 

I couldn’t get to the U.S. Nats this year so I opted to follow the “biggest race in the sport” on Summit Racing Equipment’s Drag Race Central and watch as much of the  ... more

[09/12/18]

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 TRIP TO CARLSBAD

In my sojourn through many drag racing venues since 2009, I have covered more places than I thought possible when I started writing for Jeff Burk. Still, there are ... more

 

[09/12/18]

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]

And the Winner Is…

As the winner is: Mother Nature! That’s the big news and the big headline going into the month of September for motorcycle drag racing. Hurricane Florence, one ... more

 

 

[09/12/18]

As Bob Hope said, “Thanks for the memories…”

Well, at this writing Indy is a week in the rear view mirror. My 'Indy tan' is snaking away, and I've finally gotten the gear cleaned and put away. Last  week’s 95+ degree ...  more

[09/12/18]

table of contents

Ray takes first NHRA Pro Mod win

Jeremy Ray raced to his first career victory during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion ...  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

PDRA Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway

Pro Nitrous driver Danny Sauro raced to his first Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) victory Saturday night, Oct. 6, at the PDRA  ... more

[10/08/18]

NMRA Finals at Bowling Green, KY

The sun has set on the 2018 NMRA drag racing season and on twenty years of incredibly awesome NMRA All-Ford World Finals ... more

[10/01/18]

NHRA Pros at St. Louis

Steve Torrence piloted to the Top Fuel victory with his second consecutive win Sunday, Sept. 23, at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals ... more

[09/25/18]

Funny Car Chaos at Denton, Texas

The fourth and final event of the 2018 Funny Car Chaos season welcomed the outlaw funny car frenzy back to North Star Dragway in ... more

[09/21/18]

FIA/FIM-E Euro Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, England

It was a long end to the FIA/FIM-E European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway over the weekend, with some quick racing ... more

[09/19/18]

NHRA at Reading, PA

J.R. Todd moved into the Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the 34th Dodge NHRA ... more

[09/18/18]

PDRA at Benson, North Carolina

Moroso Pro Boost No. 1 qualifier Tommy D’Aprile charged to his second win of the season Saturday night, Sept. 8, at the Professional Drag ... more

[09/12/18]

OFAA at Ardmore, Oklahoma

The Outlaw Fuel Altered Association charged into Ardmore Dragway on Saturday, Sept. 1, to headline their 13th Annual Reunion event on a ... more

[09/12/18]

FIA Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sweden

The penultimate stop on the FIA tour, and following hot on the heels of the Nitrolympx the previous weekend in Germany, the Summit Racing ... more

[09/06/18]

U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

J.R. Todd, an Indianapolis native, powered his DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car to victory for the second time in a row Monday, Sept. 3, at ... more

[09/05/18]

VOLUME XX,  NUMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER,  2018

Cover: Clay Millican does a burnout at Gateway Motorsports Park (Jeff Burk photo)

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