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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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


50 Years of the Gatornationals Part 8, 2006-2010

David Grubnic defeated Melanie Troxel to win Top Fuel in 2006. ... more


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


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


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



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


$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


The Western Fuel Altereds

The Western Fuel Altereds, a group started by Phoenix, Arizona, racer Jim Maroney in 2010, has gained considerable momentum and popularity at many ...  more



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


Drag Bikes 2019 Full Tilt

As the month of April in the year 2019 moves along, the motorcycle drag racing season is now reaching for high gear and going full tilt boogie. On the weekend of ...  more



The Chicago Jon Ghost Tour

Greetings and salutations, one and all, come and climb on board for the maiden voyage of the Chicago Jon Ghost Tours Bus! We hope you'll have a great ...  more


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


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Krabill ‘blows up real good’ at Ignitor

In round 2 of the Ignitor at Boise’s Firebird Raceway pitted Bobby Cottrell, current driver of the Bucky Austin AAFC against Kris ...  more 


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 


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


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


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


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


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


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


PDRA at Benson, SC

Father-son racing duo John and Johnny Pluchino earned a long-awaited double-up at the Professional Drag Racers Association East Coast  ... more


Funny Car chaos at Denton, Texas

The season opener of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship Tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club kicked ... more


Factory Stock Showdown at 50th Gatornationals

At the first Gatornationals in 1970 the premier NHRA doorslammer class was Pro Stock. It was a class added to the NHRA show for ... more


Sweet 16 2.0 at South Georgia Motorsports Park

Drag racing legend has it that in the year 2018 Donald “Duck” Long, as a racing promoter, offered up $101,000 of his cash to the best ... more



Tucson Dragway Reunion

New Burk’s Blast

NHRA SpringNationals Sportsman Results

DeFlorian Tops Houston Mountain Motor Pro Stocks

Cover photo: Megan Meyer (near lane) got the NHRA SpringNationals Top Alcohol Dragster win over Troy Coughlin Jr.   (Ron Lewis photo)


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