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BTE World Footbrake Challenge

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


NMCA at Indianapolis

The competition was aggressive, all-out and astonishing at the final NMCA Muscle Cars Nationals of the year, the 17th Annual NMCA World ... more


Sportsman Racers at the U.S. Nationals

Josh Hart and Sean Bellemeur scored wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals ... more


NHRA Sportsman at Sonoma, CA

John Richardson and Ken Ratzloff celebrated with their teams in the winner’s circle on July 29, receiving their first National event wins during the ... more



Pictorial: SoCal Doorslammers and Nitro Shootout 2 at Barona, California

We don’t have any results, but we do have some great cars to look at from the SoCal Doorslammers and Nitro Shootout 2 held ... more


Scott Palmer Pursues Playoff Victories

Entering the NHRA's six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs in the 10th and final spot does have one distinct advantage for ... more


Chicago Jon Goes to Indy

We asked Chicago Jon to look at the U.S. Nationals “from a different perspective.” We wanted something to add the flavor of the event ... more


Hemi Challenge Celebrates 50 years of Mopar-powered 1968 Super Stocks

Earlier this year the Dodge brand announced title sponsorship of the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge, returning the fan-favorite event to the ... more



Random thoughts while watching the U.S. Nationals on TV


I couldn’t get to the U.S. Nats this year so I opted to follow the “biggest race in the sport” on Summit Racing Equipment’s Drag Race Central and watch as much of the  ... 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


A look back at Alton Dragway

There are numerous old and forgotten drag strips across the country, which come to mind when someone posts a photo or blog on the internet. This recently happened with ... more



It’s All From Perspective

I try to make it a habit to look at any challenging situation from another person’s prospective. Case in point is when I was a track operator; I would make track ... more


Tom McEwen Memories

Known to legions of drag racing fans as “Mongoose,” formidable nemesis to Don Prudhomme’s “Snake,” Tom McEwen recently made his inevitable shuffle off this ...  more


Setting the Stage for Tomorrow

As the motorcycle drag racing season of 2018 moves into the month of October, the actions in the preceding month are not only setting the stage for the ...  more



Happy 30th Anniversary to Me

Happy Anniversary, to ME! It's hard not to hear mention of an anniversary and not think of Fred Flintsone and Barney Rubble rhino-stomping through an ...  more


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Pro Mod racer Hord gets first career win

No. 1 qualifier Rick Hord powered to his first career victory on Sunday, Oct. 14, during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series ...  more 


Why the Aftermarket Needs Offshore Suppliers

The Made in America discussions are part of the national news these days because of the rash of new tariffs.  While many aftermarket products ...  more 


NHRA Pros at Charlotte, NC

Steve Torrence remained perfect in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship and won his fourth ... more


NHRA Pros at Dallas

Texas native Steve Torrence piloted his dragster to the Top Fuel winners circle Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, to secure his first career victory at his ... more


NHDRO at Indianapolis

Jeremy Teasley collected some NHDRO Big Money when the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hit Lucas Oil Raceway near ... more


PDRA Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway

Pro Nitrous driver Danny Sauro raced to his first Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) victory Saturday night, Oct. 6, at the PDRA ... more


NMRA Finals at Bowling Green, KY

The sun has set on the 2018 NMRA drag racing season and on twenty years of incredibly awesome NMRA All-Ford World Finals ... more


NHRA Pros at St. Louis

Steve Torrence piloted to the Top Fuel victory with his second consecutive win Sunday, Sept. 23, at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals ... more


Funny Car Chaos at Denton, Texas

The fourth and final event of the 2018 Funny Car Chaos season welcomed the outlaw funny car frenzy back to North Star Dragway in ... more


FIA/FIM-E Euro Finals at Santa Pod Raceway, England

It was a long end to the FIA/FIM-E European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway over the ... more


NHRA at Reading, PA

J.R. Todd moved into the Funny Car points lead with his second straight victory of 2018 on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the 34th Dodge NHRA ... more


PDRA at Benson, North Carolina

Moroso Pro Boost No. 1 qualifier Tommy D’Aprile charged to his second win of the season Saturday night, Sept. 8, at the Professional Drag ... more



Cover photo: An overhead view of Leah Pritchett’s Mopar Demon Top Fueler at Dallas.  (Ron Lewis photo)


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