E T  D R A G R A C I N G

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]

NHRA Sportsman Racers at Charlotte, NC

Sean Bellemeur raced to the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car World Championship then capped it off with the event win at the ... more

[10/16/18]

F E A T U R E S

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]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 4: 1986-90

Shirley Muldowney was always a hit with the fans and the media. Here she is on the cover of the Gainesville Sun supplement for the ... more

[01/29/19]

50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 3: 1981-85

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

[01/22/19]

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]

WEST COAST HOT ROD ASSOCIATION

Twelve years ago, in 2007, a young drag racer from Las Vegas got involved with a new organization called the West Coast Hot Rod Association. Several , ...  more

 

[02/12/19]

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]

2019: Lighter and Quicker -- like 1977

Will 2019 be history repeating itself from the Jurassic Period of Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racing when the bigger bikes were replaced by the smaller, lighter quicker ...  more

 

[02/12/19]

Memories of Broadway Bob

It's hard to believe this summer will be the seventh anniversary of the passing of my old boss Broadway Bob Metzler. I remember seeing an interview ...  more

[02/12/19]

table of contents

Fry, Horan sets records as Cottrell, Sorokin top March Meet fields

Bobby Cottrell drove Bucky Austin’s Camaro to the Nostalgia Funny Car win at the March Meet on Sunday, March 10. Opponent Jerry Espeseth ...  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

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]

SHRA at Denton, Texas

The Southwest Heritage Racing Association presented by Red Line Shirt Club finished the 2018 season after delays with a rainout and scheduling ...  more

[11/14/18]

NHRA Finals at Pomona, CA

For the first time in NHRA history, all of the winners at the Finals also were the season champions. Steve Torrence had clinched the Top Fuel ... more

[11/13/18]

NHDRO Finals at Louisville, Kentucky

The tree finally came down on NHDRO’s twice rain-delayed CC Powersports World Finals on October 19-21 at Ohio Valley Dragway near ... more

[10/24/18]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 2 - FEBRUARY,  2019

Steve Gruenwald’s Gatornationals Retrospective Continues

NHRA Arizona Nationals Sportsman Results

Cover Photo: Justin Lamb takes the Super Stock win at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.   (Brad Baker photo )

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