When was the last time you witnessed something in drag racing that made you stop and pick your jaw up off the ground? Well that is exactly what happened over the weekend when Jimmy Dolan took his Gen 2 Ford Lightning into the record books.
This weekend, a season of struggles, ups and downs, and long-shots came to a head. It was Jonas Aleshire in his blown Vette, along with the Chris Duncan Race Cars team, who were sitting in third place on Thursday, but just 36 hours later were World Champions.
What a great weekend. Mike Hill, and the Peach State Nationals might not have been some record-breaking car counts, but you can bet it was one hell of a good time.
When you think of NHRA Pro Mod, what’s the name that comes to mind? Is it Rickie Smith or maybe Stevie Jackson? Well after this weekend, it should be Jeremy Ray.
It seems like twice a year there is a race at South Georgia Motorsports park that is run on radials and must fight with mother nature to get completed. No Mercy 9 was no exception.
Listen, there are races every year that are worth attending because they are a staple within our industry. Labor Day weekend is no different, though I am not talking about Indy, I am talking about the one and only YellowBullet Nationals.
The radial tire and grudge racing Icon that is Stevie Fast added another title to his distinguished by young career over the weekend. He is now an NHRA US Nationals Champion.
There are too many times that we talk about cars rising from the dead, but this is a prime example of a car that rose from the ashes, literally from the ashes, after a terrible fire just about ended this cars existence.
With only one more race remaining before the NHRA Countdown to the Championship begins, there were some teams that certainly made leaps in the right direction during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd this weekend.
It isn't often that we see something in drag racing that still puts us back in our seats and say DAMN, but that is exactly what happened yesterday when we received word from Jeff & Patrick Miller.
Now before you call me crazy for stating that the second half of the season is about to kick off and we are almost to Labor Day Weekend, let me explain.
We received the word this morning that the Snap-On Tools backed Toyota Funny Car that is owned and driven by 2x World Champion Cruz Pedregon has parted ways with tuner Aaron Brooks. Tommy DeLago will be joining the team as the new crew chief.
Joliet is not a place that most people want to go and race in the middle of end of July, but for NMCA and NMRA racers that is exactly what they have been doing for well over a decade. This time was different though, this time the expectations were huge, and the event delivered in every aspect
NMRA officials are proud to announce Modified Street, a new heads-up eliminator that will be part of the 2019 NMRA championship class line-up. It is a single power-adder category that will be quicker than Steeda Limited Street.
This evening, the head man at Mid-West Pro Mod, Pro Mod and Radial star Keith Haney announced the details about the Elite Motorsports, LLC Elite 16. Keith stated that it will be a $50K payday open to all pro mods that fit into the MWPMS rule set.
For years we in the drag racing community have spent our days looking towards certain classes and what the future holds. Yet, at the same time we have neglected to pay attention to some of the most exciting classes in all of drag racing.
We have entered the second week of July and what I keep hearing is “what am I going to do next season?” Fact is, if you are a racer that is looking to obtain marketing partners for the 2019 season, you are slowly running out of time.
Matt "Hulk" Hagan backed up his last win back capturing another one this weekend in New Hampshire. Matt was joined by Chris McGaha in Pro Stock, and Steve Torrence in Top Fuel.
We have received word from DSR that Army has decided to move their marketing efforts in other directions in 2019. Below is the release from DSR in regards to this. This is really a huge blow to not only Tony Schumacher and DSR, but NHRA as well.
One of the greatest Pro Mod drivers in the history of drag racing takes yet another win this weekend in Norwalk.
Twenty years from now when we talk about the 2018 Thunder Valley Nationals, one of the most talked about things will be hot hellishly hot it was all weekend. We will also talk about how three former World Champions walked away with wins.
The Snap On Tools backed Cruz Pedregon team is looking to get back on track this weekend in Bristol and the Thunder Valley Nationals.
In a move that didn’t come as a surprise to most, PDRA announced that they have pulled the plug on their Pro Extreme class due to lack of participation.
If you have been involved in the industry that is drag racing long enough, there are times that you start to wonder “what does the future of drag racing look like?” Well I believe that I saw just that a few weeks ago in St. Louis.
Just when you think that the hot-rodding industry might be fading into the sunset, we come upon an event like today. The Hot Rod Power Tour rolled into our hometown of Chattanooga, TN today, and they brought thousands of hot rods with them.
If there was any question about that, it may have finally been answered this weekend in Martin, MI during the PDRA event, when yet again only three cars showed up to contest the Pro Extreme. So, does this mean that it’s time to move on? I think the answer is yes.
Jonas Aleshire has vaulted into the Pro Mod Racing scene in the last 12 months piloting his 2006 ZO6 Corvette sporting the Chris Duncan Race Cars and Miramichi Dragway livery. Chipping away at some gremlins chipping away at one after another passes down to the track leads Jonas to his first career win at Tulsa.
We have all heard the Musi name once or twice in drag racing circles. Whether it be Pat Musi and the days of Pro Street, or Lizzy Musi and he ability to wheel a pro mod. This weekend though, it was all about Tricia Musi.
In a move that some may have expected, the NHRA Pro Mod Rookie of the Year last season, and the driver who is only 9 points out of first place Stevie Jackson has announced that Shadow 2.0 will be his replacement for Topeka.
I am sure that most of you know by now that Keith Haney and KHR will make their NHRA Pro Mod debut at Topeka next weekend while driving one of Rickie Smith’s Musi Powered Camaros. This weekend Keith is getting some seat time in the car though.
We have all heard of the last week or so the complaints about the track prep that NHRA is doing. Has anyone taken the time to really think about this and look at the positive affect this can have?
In a weekend where we saw so many past NHRA Champions take home a wally, it was a first time NHRA winner in Pro Mod taking a wally when Jose Gonzalez took the win in Charlotte at 4 Wide.
Another 4 Wide is in the books and it was a winner circle full of previous champions this time. Cruz, Erica, Torrence, and Jerry Savoie hoisting wallys this weekend.
The NHRA rolled into Charlotte today for the start of the 4 Wide race. While it took a little time to get the track ready because of all the rain the south has had lately, once things got rolling it was well worth the wait.
During Outlaw Street Car Reunion V at Beech Bend last weekend, we saw yet again the ToothJerker break its own leaf spring record with Lyle Barnett behind the wheel. Has the record gotten to the point that no one will ever catch them?
You didn't read that wrong. Ford announced today via their financial release that they would no longer pursue future investments in their sedan lines that currently include the Fusion, Taurus, and Fiesta.
What turned out to be a blistering cold weekend for the most part, also turned into a great race where records fell and spectators packed the stands. This was Outlaw Street Car Reunion V.
In a move that didn't surprise most, Tyler Crossnoe decided to take his famed Outlaw Street Car Reunion further east and land in Bowling Green Kentucky. The week that Tyler and most of the racing community has been waiting for is now upon us.
We found out today that the two time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Erica Enders has been added to the entry list for Pro Mod when they roll into Houston.
To say it's hot and heavy at Atlanta this weekend for the 10th annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals would be a grave understatement. By the end of the day Thursday, the pits were packed and the quality of the competition is unparalleled.
While a lot of our readers are going to think that I have finally lost my marbles, I will tell you exactly why I think that NHRA is back on the upswing.
Everyone can talk about their races, but unless you were actually inside the gates at South Georgia Motorsports Park last weekend for Donald Long’s Sweet Sixteen event, you missed the best door slammer race in history.
I cannot stress how much of an understatement saying that the first day here for the Sweet Sixteen was of epic proportions. MPH record was CRUSHED and we have already seen three cars break into the 3.60 zone.
A first is always something that is a treat to witness, and when it’s a car that you have been shooting for a while now, it makes the win even more special. That is exactly what happened when Ronnie Proctor took home his first ever wally this weekend at the Gatornationals in Top Sportsman.
The world of drag racing is a lot like the game of baseball when it comes to records. They are meant to be broken, and there are few benchmarks left to reach. Well Hector Arana Jr. finally reached what is considered one of the last benchmarks in all of drag racing yesterday, when he broke the 200 MPH barrier in competition.
What may be the strangest chain of events, the winningest driver in NHRA history can’t seem to keep a body on the car through an entire race. For the third time this season, John Force absolutely destroyed one of his Camaro bodies.
Some more sponsor news coming out of the pro mod pits this weekend is from another champion caliber team. None other than “King Tut” Todd Tutterow has teamed up with AAP for the 2018 NHRA season.
In early season sponsor news, one of the greatest door car driver in the history of drag racing, Rickie Smith and Bahrain1 have come to an agreement on a sponsorship deal for the 2018 NHRA season.
Well folks the week is finally upon us. That’s right, it’s time to fire up the NHRA pro mods this weekend in Gainesville. There have been plenty of offseason moves so let’s look at what we can expect.
Don Walsh Jr. might not be a name that everyone knows, but if you have been around drag racing long enough you certainly should by now! It appears that he is back in the saddle and out for blood.
It isn't always unusual to see some early season domination, but when we are talking about how close everyone is now, Bart's early season performances are just that much more impressive.
Today is the age of social media without consequences it appears. No longer do you ever have to answer for the things that you would have only ten years ago said behind closed doors...
Mad Mule season opener was yesterday 3/3/18 and it was none other than the 2X and current PDRA World Champion Tommy Franklin with the win over an absolutely stacked field.
It isn't often that a gesture of kindness makes the news when it comes to drag racing. This is a situation where it is well warranted though. The receiver of this anonymous gesture is none other than PDRA Pro Nitrous superstar Jay Cox.
I a field that consists of the top tier pro mods, it was the Carolina Kingpin Jeremy Ray that came out on top. The RPM warmup in Orlando last weekend showcased some of the most amazing Pro Mods that will be involved with the NHRA this season.
We are now a couple of weeks out from wrapping up what was another amazing event at South Georgia Motorsports Park with Lights Out 9. We are also only a few weeks away from one of the most lucrative door car events in the history of drag racing, Sweet Sixteen.
We are here at Orlando Speedworld Dragway for the weekend covering the RPM Warm Up, and the only thing hotter than the temperature are the runs from these pro mods.
We just received the official word from Pro Mod Champion Adam Flamholc, that he will be making some changes to the well known Corvette and entering all of the PDRA races in Pro Extreme.
Rickie Smith, whom a lot in the industry consider one of the greatest all time doorslammer drivers just accomplished another first. He is the first nitrous car ever to break the 5.60's barrier at the iconic Orlando Speed World Dragway.
The Swedish Superstar Adam Flamholc had a pretty tough crash last season at Joliet during the NMCA/NMRA Superbowl event. The car went to Chris Duncan Race Cars so that Chris, Jonas, and the rest of the crew could handle bringing it back to life.
Lyle Barnett, whom most know as the driver of Jason Digby's ToothJerker Dart, is making plans for later this year that may take the No Time World by Storm.
In news the was broken by our colleague Brian Lohnes at Bangshift.com, it is in fact true that the historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, better known as Etown, has ceased all drag racing operations.
Yesterday, January 15th, Joe from Pro Torque announced that he had teamed up with Boninfante Friction on some driveline products, including the new EV-1 Converter.
Will 2018 be one of the best years in drag racing this century? With many changes, new races, and rule changes going on, there are many saying this could be the best year in recent memory.
The topic of discussion lately seems to revolve around the No-Prep world and the safety involved, along with the crashes that we have seen lately with that style of drag racing. Is it any more dangerous than any other type of drag racing?
In what could be the biggest news to hit the Carolina drag racing scene in years, the iconic House of Hook has decided to make a change. Jeff Miles and his family are becoming and NHRA track. That’s not the only news though…
This week was the kickoff to the 2018 NHRA season. It is when entry for the season opens. While there wasn't any stunning surprises on the entry lists, it makes you wonder what we will see this season in the NHRA.