E T  D R A G R A C I N G

NHRA Sportsman at Bristol, Tennessee

Joe Santangelo, winner earlier this season at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, scored again in Super Stock with his Camaro at the NHRA ... more

[06/18/19]

Mutt & Jeff Race at Beaver Springs, PA

For the fifth straight year, Paul Burress and Dylan Griffey, aka Mutt & Jeff Promotions, brought their high-dollar bracket race north to ... more

[06/17/19]

5TH Annual West Coast Classic at Fontana, California

The 5th annual WEST COAST CLASSIC presented by Chris Forsyth and Shawn Langdon got off to a strong start on Friday, May 24. While ... more

[06/11/19]

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Joliet, Illinois

The 22nd annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals were held May 30-June 2 at Route 66 Raceway near Joliet, IL. More than 275 competitors took ... more

[06/04/19]

Big John Bracket Race at Rockingham, NC

Goldsboro, North Carolina’s Brandon Lane claimed the biggest share of the purse in the 21st annual “Big John” Memorial Weekend ... more

[05/29/19]

LODRS Divisional at Las Vegas

The Apr. 12-14 event had over 625 entries, one of the biggest NHRA divisionals/nationals of the 2019 season so far. ... more

[04/18/19]

Sportsman Classes at Houston NHRA SpringNationals

Megan Meyer dominated the TAD class at Houston setting Low ET of 5.118 seconds and Top Speed of 284.75 mph during the first ... more

[04/17/19]

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Las Vegas

The sportsman racers took to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but did not run Four-Wide as did the pros, making it much ... more

[04/12/19]

F E A T U R E S

The Tipsy Trickster: Odds on the Summer Nitro Challenge

It’s been a while since the Trickster set the ‘line’ for a drag racing event, but he’s worked out the math for the upcoming Seattle ... more

[06/19/19]

Memphis Street Outlaws Invade Intermountain West

To paraphrase an old saying, “Hard work and determination will persevere in the long run.” This is exactly what happened when ... more

[05/23/19]

Clay Millican, Living the Dream

At 53 most men are well established in life, looking ahead to retirement in another 10-15 years, with visions of going fishing or finding ... more

[03/19/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 10: 2015-2018

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

[03/12/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 9: 2011-2014

If you started your Gainesville trip by going to the Ale House on Thursday night of the 2011 race, then you got to see Bobby Lagana stun the ... more

[03/05/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 8, 2006-2010

David Grubnic defeated Melanie Troxel to win Top Fuel in 2006. ... more

[02/26/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 7: 2001-2005

Bobby Lagana's pit and ramp truck hauler was the epitome of the low buck TF independent in 2001. ... more

[02/19/19]

C O L U M N S

Nitro Drag Racing and the March Meet, NHRA TV, NHRA Management, and a little wondering

 

As a true nitro junkie, the annual Bakersfield March Meet and the other Hot Rod Reunions have become my favorite races. NHRA national event racing over ...  more

[04/16/19]

Where is bracket racing headed now that we have had a $525,000 winner? Or did we?

The SFG Promotions event at Michigan is now “in the books” with $525,000 GURANTEED to win the event. Over 700 entries on the US 131 Motorsports Park  ... more

[07/02/19]

DRO 19.6  Then & Now, GLORY DAYS, REALLY?

Recently, this writer, has seen more and more proclamations about how Drag Racing is past it’s GLORY DAYS! Competing during seven decades, gives ...  more

 

[06/11/19]

European Strength in Numbers

Recently on June 6-9, the Tierp Internationals were held at the stunning Tierp Arena in Sweden with fantastic results coming in showing the great ...  more

 

[06/14/19]

InnerView: T.J. Zizzo, Part 1

To say that life has been hectic of late for TJ Zizzo and the family’s Top Fuel team would be an understatement. They don't run often, but when they do, ...  more

[06/13/19]

Looking Forward to the Ignitor and Beyond

Greetings to you my seven readers of this column. (I guess been watching too many episodes of Game of Thrones!) Moreover, I have wonderful news from ...  more

[05/02/19]

table of contents

DeFlorian bookends NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock exhibitions

In the final of four Mountain Motor Pro Stock appearances with the NHRA this season John DeFlorian Jr. of Arnold, MO, took the win ...  more  

RACE  REPORTS

Fox Hunt at Boise, Idaho

Doing something for over forty years it makes it hard to keep something fresh. Keeping an event fresh and relevant in an ever-changing ...  more

[06/25/19]

Pro Mods at NHRA Bristol, Tennessee

At the NHRA national event at Bristol, Tennessee’s “Thunder Valley” the supercharged Pro Mod teams led by Todd “King Tut” Tutterow ... more

[06/21/19]

Gasser Reunion at Thompson, Ohio

Thompson Raceway Park welcomed back the Gasser Reunion on May 31-June 1. It was the 18th year for the Thompson tradition ... more

[06/13/19]

Funny Car Chaos in Amarillo, Texas

The third event of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Championship tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club brought the series back to historic Amarillo ... more

[06/11/19]

FIA/FIM-E European championship, Main Event, Santa Pod Raceway

The season opener May 24-27 for the European Drag Racing series pulled in strong fields for the bulk of the championship classes ... more

[06/11/19]

PDRA at Budds Creek, Maryland

An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association North-South Shootout presented by ... more

[06/03/19]

NHDRO at Morocco, Indiana

Two sportsman racers that suffered recent, heavy setbacks collected big wins at NHDRO’s May Bike Fest as the Midwest’s largest ... more

[05/22/19]

NMRA at St. Louis

The World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (formerly Gateway Motorsports Park) has been host to some storied performances, and ... more

[05/22/19]

Holley LS Fest West at Las Vegas

Holley’s LS Fest West is the automotive event answer to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Three Ring Circus. When “The Big Top” was ... more

[05/14/19]

The 49th Annual Nitro Ignitor at Boise, Idaho

It is hard to image that for the past 49 years the opening race for the NHRA’s Division 6 points calendar has been at Firebird Raceway. The ... more

[05/08/19]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 6 - JUNE,  2019

Gasser Reunion at Thompson Raceway Park

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Bristol

Fox Hunt at Boise, Idaho

Cover photo: The engine of Blake Alexander’s Funny Car let go right in the lights at Norwalk, OH, sending the body flying into the air. He got it stopped and was not injured, although the car was not able to continue into the second round. That was the second oil-down of the season for Alexander. (Ron Lewis photo)

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