E T  D R A G R A C I N G

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]

JEGS Super Quick Series at St. Louis

The JEGS Super Quick Series was held April 6-7 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL, just across the Mississippi River from ... more

[04/11/19]

ANDRA Summit Sportsman Series at Perth, Australia

The 2018/2019 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series has drawn to a spectacular close with the Perth Motorplex’s ANDRA Grand ... more

[04/11/19]

F E A T U R E S

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]

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]

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]

$500,000 Guaranteed to win a bracket race!

It has taken me a couple months to really absorb what I think is going on in what we used to call bracket racing across the country. (I wonder what my old ... more

[04/11/19]

A GHOST STORY from guest columnist Bob Anderson

One of my good friends from back in 1969-70, Bob Anderson recently wrote about a Pro Stock racing trip to Seattle, WA, in 1972. I have edited Bob’s story slightly ...  more

 

[05/08/19]

April News Roundup

If the month of May in 2019, is anything like the preceding month of April, then 2019 may be one of the best seasons of motorcycle drag racing in decades. With Man ...  more

 

[05/08/19]

A Few Good Minutes with Chicago Andy

Hello, everyone, I hope you are well today. I must apologize in advance, as I do not know very much about Drag Racing. My cousin Jon has written down some  ...  more

[05/10/19]

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

Give the people what they want to see and they will come…

JJ da Boss gives an arm drop start to his wife, Tricia (far lane), and Dennis Bailey in the Big Tire final as the Memphis Street Outlaws ...  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

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]

Funny Car Chaos at Mo-Kan Dragway

The second stop on the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club brought ...  more

[05/02/19]

NHRA Pro Mods at Charlotte, NC

Reigning champion Mike Janis took his first victory of the season at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte, NC, in ... more

[05/01/19]

Mopars at the Rock at Rockingham, NC

Dave Crosswhite won a family feud Saturday, April 20, to claim the Bob Reed Memorial Hemi Shootout title before rain forced cancelation of ... more

[04/23/19]

NHDRO Season Opener at Gainesville, Florida

“This is the toughest bracket field—ever!” Dan Rudd said. The long-time racer and owner of Motorcycle Performance Specialties (MPS) was on his way to the ... more

[04/19/19]

Tucson Dragway Reunion

Good Vibrations presented the United Nitro Funny Cars opening race of their 2019 season. They were paired with the Western Fuel Altereds and ... more

[04/16/19]

Mountain Motor Pro Stocks at Houston

For the first time since the Winternationals in 1970, the NHRA ran a national event without their normal field of Pro Stock cars. From ... more

[04/15/19]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 5 - MAY,  2019

How Track Prep is Changing Drag Racing

The Nitro Ignitor at Boise

Then & Now: Guest Columnist Bob Anderson Goes Pro Stock Racing

Cover Photo: The body and pieces go flying from Kris Krabill’s Funny Car at the Ignitor in Boise, Idaho, after a blower explosion.  (Brian Losness photo)

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