E T  D R A G R A C I N G

NHRA Sportsmen at Gainesville, Florida

The NHRA celebrated the 50th annual Gatornationals March 14-17 at Gainesville Raceway with the sportsman classes taking to the track ... more

[03/19/19]

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Phoenix National

The NHRA Arizona Nationals finals were held Feb. 24 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix, AZ. Here are the final rounds of  ... more

[02/28/19]

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]

F E A T U R E S

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]

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]

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]

Arizona National Redux!

In the year 1956, the fledgling NHRA Nationals were completed near Phoenix, AZ, at an airstrip just west of town close to a burg called Pixlie. The track ...  more

 

[03/13/19]

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]

Duo Duel in Top Fuel

At the NHRA Arizona Nationals, on February 17, 2019, the last race of the day in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class featured a match-up ...  more

 

[03/12/19]

Movie Review: Return to Macon County (aka Making Money!)

I pity the Hollywood director who manages to catch lightning in a bottle, only to be asked to repeat the same feat almost immediately, with a script  ...  more

[03/12/19]

table of contents

Sweet 16 no myth: Records wrecked at SGMP

Once again the quickest and fastest race track in America has presented itself to the racers and they have been throwing everything ...  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

March Meet 2019

The Naked City, a TV police drama from the late 1950’s featured the tagline: “There are eight million stories in the naked city”. The same ...  more

[03/20/19]

NHRA Pro Mod at Gainesville, Florida

During the 50th running of the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod class presented by J&A Service began its ... more

[03/20/19]

Top Fuel Harleys at Gainesville, Florida

During the 50th running of the NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals, the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harleys showed up in force to bring ... more

[03/19/19]

NMRA at Bradenton, Florida

After a long off-season, racers headed south to burn rubber and take names at the 25th Annual Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout held at the historic ... more

[03/06/18]

ANDRA Westernationals

The stage has been set for an epic ANDRA Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex next month following the conclusion of the Westernationals – the penultimate ... more

[03/04/19]

NHRA pros at Phoenix

Rain on Friday shortened the qualifying to only one day and the cool temperatures on race day made for challenging conditions at the ... more

[02/26/19]

Lights Out 10

On Sunday, February 17, Lights Out 10 wrapped up and another page in the history of Duck-X Productions was completed. This Duck ... more

[02/22/19]

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]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 3 - MARCH,  2019

Pro Mod

Sportsman classes

Top Fuel Harley

March Meet

Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber are Living the Dream Again

Cover photo: The Factory Stock class is generating lots of excitement with the fans and drivers alike. Note that Johnny Calvert has all four wheels off the ground.  (Steve Gruenwald photo)

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