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NHRA Heritage Racing Series at Bakersfield, California

The first wave of 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Champions were crowned Sept. 15-17 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the ... more


IHRA Summit Super Series at San Antonio Raceway

As the IHRA Summit Super Series Bracket Racing points season comes to a conclusion, San Antonio Raceway hosted its final series race on Sept. 16, with ... more


NHRA Sportsmen at Indianapolis

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was in full effect during the 63rd annual NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals as Josh Hart, John Lombardo Jr., and ... more


Pro Gas and Super Street Championships at Fontana, California

John Ross and Daniel McClelland won their respective Southern California Pro Gas and Super Street championships, the first title for both drivers.  The event was contested at ... more



2017 Meltdown Drags at Byron, Illinois

Even though this is called the Meltdown Drags, it could also be called the Straight Axle Nationals. The name “Meltdown” comes from the nuclear cooling towers ... more


Fire Cracker Nationals at Albuquerque, NM

The FIRECRACKER NATIONALS at Albuquerque Dragway in New Mexico featured the WFA (Western Fuel Altereds) along with ‘Outlaw Door Slammers’; AA/FC Funny Cars; Big $$$ Brackets; and ... more


Detroit Dragway Reunion at Milan, Michigan

The 8th Annual Detroit Dragway Reunion was held on Saturday, June 10, at Milan Dragway and it was one for the history books. The Nitro Funny Cars, the cacklefest, record-setting Nostalgia Funny Car passes, Run What Ya Brung cars, huge bracket count -- they ... more


Nitro night plus Jr. Dragsters at Barona, CA

Tucked away in the hills of Barona, Calif., is the beautiful Barona eight-mile Drag Strip. Its located on the Barona Indian Reservation. Once again Del Worsham showed what a special racer he is by attempting to run a nitro show on a very untested race facility. It may not have ... more



Can big burnouts save Pro Stock? And other notes scribbled on my drink coaster from the Dog Prairie Saloon in St. Paul, Missouri

Starting in the late 1970’s fans have witnessed all of the major barriers in drag racing breached. Top Fuel and Funny Cars broke the 300-mph, 4-second quarter mile ... more


Maybe This will help the Pro Stocks

Jok Nicholson usually talks about bracket and sportsman racing, but the recent announcement from NHRA about the Pro Stock class got him just a bit ‘up on the tires.’  more


Gary, a Different Trump

When you are born and raised just one-half mile from a dragstrip, you might be inclined to migrate to the new sport. This is the history of Gary Trump and not only did Gary grow into racing, he ... more



The End of Rocky Mountain Raceway?

The Summer Sendoff was run at Rocky Mountain Raceway near Salt Lake City on Aug. 25-26. This event has been a staple of their schedule in many different configurations for ...  more


On Clay Millican Tears of a Clown

OK, I will openly admit that I had tears running down my face while watching an NHRA TV broadcast. It isn’t what you think. It wasn’t because something tragic happened during the broadcast. It was something that triggered deep ...  more


NHRA Announces 2018 M/T Top Fuel Harley Schedule

Its official, the National Hot Rod Association has announced the 2018 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley racing schedule and they have expanded this year’s eight race ... more




Chicago Jon Goes to Indy

On the excellent 'Van Hagar' album 5150 is one of my favorite songs ever, which also pretty much sums up my Labor Day weekend for 2017. This year’s U.S. Nationals was ... more


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PDRA expands Top Dragster field for 2018

The PDRA introduced a new program for MagnaFuel Top Sportsman this year that featured the chance for up to 48 cars to qualify. The top 16 ...   more

At The Finish Line

Tom Schiltz

Acknowledged as one of drag racing’s greatest photographers, Tom Schiltz will forever be remembered for his business acumen, affable personality and ...  more


NHRA Pro Mods at St. Louis

Troy Coughlin got the win in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at ... more


NHRA Pros at St. Louis

Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence piloted to victory for the eighth time this season Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, at the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at ... more


ManCup at Rockingham, NC

Niki Taube Zakrzewski, better known in the bike racing community as Niki Zak, sped straight into the record books Saturday at Rockingham Dragway ... more


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

The European Drag Racing season came to its conclusion at Santa Pod Raceway with the Euro Finals, although the event was severely dis-rupted and ...  more


NHRA Pros at Charlotte

Doug Kalitta powered to his first career victory at zMAX Dragway Sunday, Sept. 17, at the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals. Robert Hight ... more


NHRA Pro Mods at Charlotte

Jonathan Gray took his first win in the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series on Sept. 17 at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, NC. more


PDRA at Benson, SC

Records were broken and championships were decided as the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) crowned the Drag Wars event champions at ... more


FIA Dico Scandinavian Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sweden

And so, to Sweden for the penultimate event on the European FIA tour at the still comparatively new Tierp Arena on the eastern side of the country. Although the ... more


NHRA Pros at U.S. Nationals

Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the Top Fuel victory Monday, Sept. 4, at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s ... more


Factory Stock Showdown at Indianapolis

With twenty-two drivers trying to make the 16-car field for the Factory Stock Showdown during the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, the qualifying was ... more


Mopar HEMI Challenge at Indianapolis

Jimmy Daniels is two-for-two in the Mopar HEMI® Challenge. The 21-year-old driver from Yardley, PA, made his second start in the prestigious annual event on ... more




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