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JEGS SPORTSnationals at Columbus, Ohio

The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals returned to National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 20-22, 2019, where it had ... more


IHRA Summit Midwest Division Finals

Eddyville Raceway Park drivers used their home-track knowledge to win the International Hot Rod Association Midwest Division Summit ... more


Dodge Hemi Challenge at U.S. Nationals

Making history in the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge isn’t something new for Jimmy Daniels, and Friday night, Aug. 30, 2019, the ... more


Powerfest at Rockingham, NC

Cassie Lewis (shown) of Lumberton, NC, and Donald Norris of Conway, SC, claimed the biggest shares of the purse in the seventh annual ... more


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


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


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


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



CHRR Halloween Pictorial

Each year the California Hot Rod Reunion is held right before Halloween. Some participants get decked out for the holiday and some ... more


Trick or Treat Shootout at Wapato, Washington

Noted researcher Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, PhD, defined the term Grit as “The power of passion and perseverance.” The good doctor ... more


Rock’N’Race at Dragway 42

The 2019 Rock’N’Race returned once again to Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio, on Aug. 23-25. Leading up to the event it was ... more


Pro Mod is a Fan Favorite Class

Well, the one thing the NHRA Pro Mod racers wanted to happen most has finally happened and it was announced officially on ... more


Chicago Jon Sees Stranger Things...

Much like the town of Hawkins, Indiana, setting for the Netflix show STRANGER THINGS, we had an alternate universe over the Labor ... more


Richard Kratz Remembers Jim Baker

After Jim Baker died at age 80 on August 30, 2019, Richard Kratz, former editor of sister publication MoparMax.com and owner and ... more


Tri Five Nationals at Bowling Green, Kentucky

It is well documented that Americans love their classic hot rods. On August 8-10 it was once again time for car lovers to turn their attention ... more



More wondering after Indy

Just Wondering ... Does NHRA president Glen Cromwell have the right idea in wanting to return pro nitro classes to quarter-mile racing? I absolutely ...  more


Project LS-10, Part 2: It is starting to look like a race car!

I left off on the first phase of the Project LS-10, presented by S&W Race Cars, QA1, Quick Performance and Schaeffer Oils, with the S&W frame kit welded to ... more


XDA Has Record Season

It was only a few weeks ago that the XDA motorcycle drag racing sanction, out of Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD, closed out their year ...  more



A Celebration of Heavy Metal: Iron Invasion 2019

After years -- and I do mean YEARS -- of scheduling conflicts, I was finally able this year to make it to the legendary IRON INVASION, first held in 2012.  ...  more


Before the CHRR: Looking Toward the End of the Season

So, it has been a very long time since my last installment of Getting Nostalgic (although DRO editor Jeff Burk has been putting some of my reports  ...  more


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NHRA salutes 50 years of Pro Stock at SEMA Show

To help kick off the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock, the annual NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show on Thursday brought together ...  more  


California Hot Rod Reunion at Bakersfield, CA

It has been stated that winning a championship is hard but the real difficulty lies in winning again. This was the mountain that faced Mendy Fry ...  more


NHDRO Finals at St. Louis

Doubling up wins on an NHDRO race weekend is a big enough achievement, but doubling up AND securing a championship at the Midwest’s largest all- ... more


PDRA World Finals at Dinwiddie, Virginia

Newly crowned world champions Jim Halsey and Travis Davis capped off their championship seasons with victories on Saturday, Oct. ... more


NHRA Carolina Nationals at Charlotte, NC

Although the elimination rounds were delayed by a day due to rain washing out the Sunday racing, the teams showed no ill-effects, ... more


PDRA at Darlington, SC

Points leader Kevin Rivenbark secured his second victory of the season in Moroso Pro Boost at the Professional Drag Racers Association ... more


OFAA Finals at Ferris, Texas

The 2019 Good Vibrations Motorsports Outlaw Fuel Altered Association presented by Lone Star Forklift thundered into Xtreme Raceway ... more


NMCA World Street Finals at Indianapolis

The 18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals presented by Chevrolet Performance, which was hosted at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis ... more


FIA/FIM-E European championship, Santa Pod Raceway

A tight track and primo quality air gave a huge boost to the Euro Finals with a slew of European records and personal bests set during ... more


Funny Car Chaos at Martin, Michigan

The Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship series presented by Red Line Shirt Club made its debut at US 131 ... more


FIA Summit Racing Equipment Internationals at Tierp Arena, Sweden

A week after the Nitrolympx in Germany (we understand that the calendar will look different in 2020 providing everyone with a ... more



PDRA Season Finale

California Hot Rod Reunion Results

BOO! Halloween Photo Gallery at CHRR

Cover photo: The “Humpin’ Pumpkin” Corvette was just one of many cars at the California Hot Rod Reunion with a Halloween theme.  (Jamie Shores-Fraijo photo)


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