E T  D R A G R A C I N G

NHRA Sportsman classes at Epping, NH

Ken Moses became just the 26th driver in NHRA history to win more than one eliminator at an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series ... more

[06/10/19]

NHRA Sportsman at Bristol, Tennessee

Joe Santangelo, winner earlier this season at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, scored again in Super Stock with his Camaro at the NHRA ... more

[06/18/19]

Mutt & Jeff Race at Beaver Springs, PA

For the fifth straight year, Paul Burress and Dylan Griffey, aka Mutt & Jeff Promotions, brought their high-dollar bracket race north to ... more

[06/17/19]

5TH Annual West Coast Classic at Fontana, California

The 5th annual WEST COAST CLASSIC presented by Chris Forsyth and Shawn Langdon got off to a strong start on Friday, May 24. While ... more

[06/11/19]

NHRA Sportsman Classes at Joliet, Illinois

The 22nd annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals were held May 30-June 2 at Route 66 Raceway near Joliet, IL. More than 275 competitors took ... more

[06/04/19]

Big John Bracket Race at Rockingham, NC

Goldsboro, North Carolina’s Brandon Lane claimed the biggest share of the purse in the 21st annual “Big John” Memorial Weekend ... more

[05/29/19]

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]

F E A T U R E S

Funny Car Nationals at Keystone Raceway Park

Once again it was time for funny cars to echo through the hills of Pennsylvania as Keystone Raceway Park hosted the 12th Annual Good ... more

[07/19/19]

The Tipsy Trickster: Odds on the Summer Nitro Challenge

It’s been a while since the Trickster set the ‘line’ for a drag racing event, but he’s worked out the math for the upcoming Seattle ... more

[06/19/19]

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]

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]

Where is bracket racing headed now that we have had a $525,000 winner? Or did we?

The SFG Promotions event at Michigan is now “in the books” with $525,000 GURANTEED to win the event. Over 700 entries on the US 131 Motorsports Park  ... more

[07/02/19]

DRO 19.6  Then & Now, GLORY DAYS, REALLY?

Recently, this writer, has seen more and more proclamations about how Drag Racing is past it’s GLORY DAYS! Competing during seven decades, gives ...  more

 

[06/11/19]

Summer Sizzlers

On the weekend of July 5-7 the NHRA Mello Yello drag racing series came to New England Dragway in Epping, NH, for the 7th annua, New England Nationals. ...  more

 

[07/10/19]

InnerView: T.J. Zizzo, Part 1

To say that life has been hectic of late for TJ Zizzo and the family’s Top Fuel team would be an understatement. They don't run often, but when they do, ...  more

[06/13/19]

Is No Prep the Savior to Drag Racing? Just Might Be.

There is a great deal of talk about the status of our ecosystem called Drag Racing. Drag Racing for many years was that part of motorsports which not only had a ...  more

[07/17/19]

table of contents

Tornado or not, Norwalk’s Night Under Fire goes on

After a tornado touched down Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Summit Motorsports Park and surrounding areas in Norwalk, Ohio, minimal damage ...  more  

RACE  REPORTS

NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Racing at Joliet, IL - NMCA: Muscle Cars and More

NMCA and NMRA drivers teamed up to put down twice as much power in the Prairie State for the 14th Annual Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super ... more

[07/30/19]

NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Racing at Joliet, IL - NMRA: Mustangs on the Run

Arguably the most exciting event of the year, the NMRA vs NMCA race held at historic Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, always adds an ... more

[07/30/19]

Drag Racing: Idaho versus Montana

One of the most documented feuds in American history is that of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The feud lasted nearly twenty-eight years ... more

[07/11/19]

Funny Car chaos at Lufkin, Texas

The fourth event of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club marked ... more

[07/11/19]

Fox Hunt at Boise, Idaho

Doing something for over forty years it makes it hard to keep something fresh. Keeping an event fresh and relevant in an ever-changing ...  more

[06/25/19]

Pro Mods at NHRA Bristol, Tennessee

At the NHRA national event at Bristol, Tennessee’s “Thunder Valley” the supercharged Pro Mod teams led by Todd “King Tut” Tutterow ... more

[06/21/19]

Gasser Reunion at Thompson, Ohio

Thompson Raceway Park welcomed back the Gasser Reunion on May 31-June 1. It was the 18th year for the Thompson tradition ... more

[06/13/19]

Funny Car Chaos in Amarillo, Texas

The third event of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Championship tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club brought the series back to historic Amarillo ... more

[06/11/19]

FIA/FIM-E European championship, Main Event, Santa Pod Raceway

The season opener May 24-27 for the European Drag Racing series pulled in strong fields for the bulk of the championship classes ... more

[06/11/19]

PDRA at Budds Creek, Maryland

An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association North-South Shootout presented by ... more

[06/03/19]

VOLUME XXI,  NUMBER 7 - JULY,  2019

The Nitro Joint: Tony Zizzo InnerView, Part 2

Motorcycle Memos from Around the Globe

Sportsman Results from Epping

Cover Photo:  We’ve turned the original photo 90 degrees, but this shot of Sam Wills is just too cool! Photographer Tom McCarthy used a homemade overhead photo rig to get this view. Well done!

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