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National Open at Fontana, California

The first of three NHRA Pacific Division National Open events took place March 22-24 at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA, with ... more


NHRA Sportsmen at Gainesville, Florida

The NHRA celebrated the 50th annual Gatornationals March 14-17 at Gainesville Raceway with the sportsman classes taking to the track ... more


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


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



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



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


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


Arizona National Redux!

In the year 1956, the fledgling NHRA Nationals were completed near Phoenix, AZ, at an airstrip just west of town close to a burg called Pixlie. The track ...  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


Duo Duel in Top Fuel

At the NHRA Arizona Nationals, on February 17, 2019, the last race of the day in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class featured a match-up ...  more



Movie Review: Return to Macon County (aka Making Money!)

I pity the Hollywood director who manages to catch lightning in a bottle, only to be asked to repeat the same feat almost immediately, with a script  ...  more


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Capp wins Moser Sportsman Shootout at Dallas

Jim Rod Capp drove his Super Gas ’10 Corvette to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South ...  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 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


March Meet 2019

The Naked City, a TV police drama from the late 1950’s featured the tagline: “There are eight million stories in the naked city”. The same ...  more


NHRA Pro Mod at Gainesville, Florida

During the 50th running of the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod class presented by J&A Service began its ... more


Top Fuel Harleys at Gainesville, Florida

During the 50th running of the NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals, the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harleys showed up in force to bring ... more


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


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


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


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



Pro Mod

Sportsman classes

Top Fuel Harley

March Meet

Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber are Living the Dream Again

Factory Stock Showdown

Cover photo: The Factory Stock class is generating lots of excitement with the fans and drivers alike. Note that Johnny Calvert has all four wheels off the ground.  (Steve Gruenwald photo)

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