E T  D R A G R A C I N G

IHRA Summit Midwest Division Finals

Eddyville Raceway Park drivers used their home-track knowledge to win the International Hot Rod Association Midwest Division Summit ... more

[09/10/19]

Dodge Hemi Challenge at U.S. Nationals

Making history in the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge isn’t something new for Jimmy Daniels, and Friday night, Aug. 30, 2019, the ... more

[09/03/19]

Powerfest at Rockingham, NC

Cassie Lewis (shown) of Lumberton, NC, and Donald Norris of Conway, SC, claimed the biggest shares of the purse in the seventh annual ... more

[08/20/19]

NHRA Sportsman classes at Epping, NH

Ken Moses became just the 26th driver in NHRA history to win more than one eliminator at an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series ... more

[07/10/19]

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 ... more

[06/04/19]

F E A T U R E S

Chicago Jon Sees Stranger Things...

Much like the town of Hawkins, Indiana, setting for the Netflix show STRANGER THINGS, we had an alternate universe over the Labor ... more

[09/13/19]

Richard Kratz Remembers Jim Baker

After Jim Baker died at age 80 on August 30, 2019, Richard Kratz, former editor of sister publication MoparMax.com and owner and ... more

[09/11/19]

Tri Five Nationals at Bowling Green, Kentucky

It is well documented that Americans love their classic hot rods. On August 8-10 it was once again time for car lovers to turn their attention ... more

[09/09/19]

World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova, Illinois

The 66th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing was held at Cordova International Raceway Aug. 23-25 in front of ... more

[08/28/19]

Hector Arana Jr: NHRA’s first official 200 MPH Pro Stock Motorcycle rider

In drag racing, records are made to be broken and they are again and again no matter if they are elapsed time or miles-per-hour ... more

[08/27/19]

Funny Car Nationals at Keystone Raceway Park

Once again it was time for funny cars to echo through the hills of Pennsylvania as Keystone Raceway Park hosted the 12th Annual Good ... more

[07/19/19]

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]

C O L U M N S

The Once and Future NHRA

 

For decades NHRA management has added a variety of professional classes to its national event line-up in an effort to find a class other than the nitro- ...  more

[08/27/19]

Project LS-10, Part 2: It is starting to look like a race car!

I left off on the first phase of the Project LS-10, presented by S&W Race Cars, QA1, Quick Performance and Schaeffer Oils, with the S&W frame kit welded to ... more

[09/20/19]

Tri State Dragway and Beyond

When I think back to the ‘good ole days’, one name comes to mind a lot -- Russ Guymon! Russ was an aspiring young drag racer from Keokuk, Iowa. Long prior to ...  more

 

[08/08/19]

NHRA TFH Champion, EU FIM Finals and More

On September 2, 2019, Tii Tharpe of North Carolina clinched his second consecutive NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley championship, while ...  more

 

[09/13/19]

A U.S. Nationals Retrospective

Well, the 2019 Nationals is in the rear-view mirror. The forty-SIXTH U.S. Nationals and the SIXTY-fifth Nationals overall. (Sorry I'm into details like that, ...  more

[09/09/19]

Is No Prep the Savior to Drag Racing? Just Might Be.

There is a great deal of talk about the status of our ecosystem called Drag Racing. Drag Racing for many years was that part of motorsports which not only had a ...  more

[07/17/19]

table of contents

Project LS-10, part 2

Jok Nicholson’s newest project car, Project LS-10, has moved into phase 2 of the build. Come along as he installs 4-link components, ...  more  

RACE  REPORTS

FIA/FIM-E European championship, Santa Pod Raceway

A tight track and primo quality air gave a huge boost to the Euro Finals with a slew of European records and personal bests set during ... more

[09/17/19]

Funny Car Chaos at Martin, Michigan

The Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship series presented by Red Line Shirt Club made its debut at US 131 ... more

[09/12/19]

FIA Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sweden

A week after the Nitrolympx in Germany (we understand that the calendar will look different in 2020 providing everyone with a ... more

[09/09/19]

NMCA at Norwalk, Ohio

The weather was wonderful and the competition was compelling at the 18th Annual NMCA All-American Nationals presented by ...  more

[08/27/19]

FIA/FIM-E NitrOlympX at Hockenheimring, Germany

The biggest event on the European calendar and the start of a frantic finale to the season, the Nitrolympx saw the Rico Anthes Quartermile ... more

[08/22/19]

Nitro Summer Nationals at Spokane, Washington

There is a great deal of speculation and conjecture on the fate of Spokane County Raceway. Rumors are abundant about its demise. Even ... more

[08/21/19]

Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Boise, Idaho

For the world of nostalgia and bracket racing there is no event that carries the prestige of the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Boise’s Firebird ... more

[08/15/19]

NHDRO at Indianapolis

The sharpest, most up-to-date tools in the motorcycle drag racing box came out to win NHDRO’s biggest money event ever—the APE ... more

[08/12/19]

Funny Car Chaos at Havana, Illinois

Central Illinois Dragway in Havana, IL, marked the fifth of seven stops on the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Championship Tour ... more

[08/08/19]

NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Racing at Joliet, IL - NMCA: Muscle Cars and More

NMCA and NMRA drivers teamed up to put down twice as much power in the Prairie State for the 14th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super ... more

[07/30/19]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 9 - SEPTEMBER,  2019

Saying Farewell to Jim Baker

Records Set at Euro Finals

Jok Nicholson's Project LS-10, Part 2

Cover photo: Maja Udtian reset the European ET record in FIA Top Fuel at the Euro Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, England, with a 3.8068 at 315.52 mph. (Rose Hughes photo)

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