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.
We have reached the final installment of our list. This wraps up the list of who we determined are the 50 most influential people in drag racing. As with any list, there are discussion on who was in and who wasn't. This wasn't a countdown and was done in no particular order. Thank you for taking the time to read all five parts.
It's time for part four of our five part series. We are on the backhalf of the list and it's time to see who is in. Names like Donald Long, Rickie Smith, and Scott Palmer made it on to today's list as well.
We have made it to part three of our five part series featuring the most influential people in drag racing. With names like Stevie Fast, Brian Lohnes, Mel Roth, and others.
We have received word from multiple sources that Galot Motorsports has decided that it will not be providing financial backing for the Galot Motorsports NHRA and PDRA pro mod cars in 2018.
We all know that creating a list like this with the drag racing world will cause some type of uproar. There are going to be people that feel they should have been including and fans that feel others should be excluded. Well here is our list of the 50 most influential people or companies in drag racing as determined by the E3xtreme Staff including Ellen, Damon, Danny, Justin, and Mikel.
In a history-making decision made at the request of the teams, NHRA will allow Pro Stock racers to run any currently approved engine combination in any currently approved body, regardless of the manufacturer, during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
You in fact did not read that headline wrong. Apparently Ford doesn't like it when you have the privilege of purchasing a new Ford GT Supercar and then selling it for a profit
With all the silly season in NHRA the last week or so, there has been news out of the pro mod camps as well. This time, it's out of the Rickie Smith camp.
DELAWARE, Ohio (Nov. 29) -- Just a month after clinching his third Pro Mod world championship, Troy Coughlin has announced his retirement from racing in the professional ranks.
DigNight Street Racing and Tucson Dragway along with Arizona No Prep have hired Silver Level member of the NHRA tech and chassis certification team Lonnie Grim as the Director of Competition
It has been a week since the Granddaddy of all doorslammer races was held at Orlando Speed World Dragway. To say it was a hell of a weekend would be an understatement.
We at E3xtreme wanted to give the racers and fans a chance to have a single place and view all the sales going on in our industry. Below you will find the company, contact, and sales details. If you decide to order just let them know you saw the sale here.
Miller Brothers Productions, LLC (MBP) is proud to announce the launch of the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA). The series will consist of a total of 6 events in 2018, and will be held at Maryland International Raceway, Virginia Motorsports Park and Atco Dragway.
The National Hot Rod Association has announced that Glen Cromwell, who rose through NHRA’s ranks from Division Director to become Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing, is promoted to President, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
In what was an amazing season, there was no better way to wrap up the season than to have two of the biggest names in Pro Mod face off in the final round of the season. It was Stevie Fast vs. Troy Coughlin.
In a season where we have seen just about everything possible, we have finally crowned a class champion. It took until the last day of the season, but here it is. Troy Coughlin in the Jegs.com Vette locks up the Championship.
If the ever changing saga that is the NHRA Pro Stock class, it was announced this weekend that the NHRA Pro Stock class would be full fields at all 24 races next season.
We got the final word from Judy and Tommy this evening that the deal is a done deal. The Franklin family has purchased the historic Virginia Motorsports Park.
NHRA RPM 2018 Rules Update: There has been an updated announcement to Turbo Engine bore spacing, along with Nitrous entries being allowed to run a lockup.
Once again, multi-time Promoter of the Year Donald Long pulls off what seems to be almost impossible. On top of that, we saw Dewayne Mills drive past Stevie Fast in the finals too.
We are here on the property at SGMP all week to cover Donald Long's No Mercy 8. From what we have heard about testing, we very well may see that radial record come back to SGMP.
This weekend at the famous Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg Indiana, we are going to be able to crown the champions in every single class. The points races in some of the classes and as tight as my pop's wallet.
Yep. Once again the NHRA has made the decision to ding the turbo combos in Pro Mod. Since directly after Bristol last season the turbo combos have been at 38lbs. Well not anymore.
You did in fact read the headline correctly. Rookie, if we can call him that, Troy Coughlin Jr. has decided to leave the seat of the SealMaster backed Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster.
It appears as though we have some real battles on our hands in the NMCA this season, and with only two races left before crowning a champion, almost every class is still up for grabs.
There are days that evil hides behind a gun, or days that evil hides behind a keyboard, and there are even days where evil hides behind a political office desk, but this weekend evil showed it ugly face in the worst of places, and that is our home away from home.
So, unfortunately I find myself having to write yet another article in regards to information that was misleading or outright wrong. The incident last night appears to be no different.
While some saw it coming and to say I am a tad disappointed would be an understatement, yet again the Bruder Brothers have been punished and theircombo for the 2018 season has been banned.
Over the last couple of days on social media I have seen quite a number of people playing keyboard quarterback in regard to Wes Buck’s World Series of Pro Mod. And yes, I wasn’t there, but it’s about time to address some things.
The time has come for the NMRA and NMCA to invade the upper midwest and show everyone how racing during the summertime is done. We will see hundreds of cars fighting it our for summer supremacy.
In the past it has always been a fear that if you move an event that has had success you will hurt the event. Tyler Crossnoe decided this week that it was time for his event to make that move and help the event grow.
PDRA Racing rolled into the legendary Lucas Oil Raceway last weekend for their fifth stop on the 2017 tour. While there was a great turnout of competitors, it wasn't without some angst on the part of not only the PDRA staff, but the drivers, fans, and everyone else there.
It's Friday, time to go racing. E3xtreme is on the property at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway for the PDRA Mid America Indy Showdown. This is the first time that the PDRA has brought their show to Indy.
For the last 9 months or so there has been quite a chasm when it comes to the ADRL. You are either on one side of the fence or the other. There are those that want it gone, and those that are glad it’s back. As of yesterday, there have been more shakeups, and it appears that common ground may be found.
Rarely in the world of motorsports, especially in drag racing does someone come along that has the ability to change everything that we have known for decades. We are fast approaching a full decade of DuckXProductions events, and yet again, Donald Long is changing the game.
This shouldn't come as a surprise, but after some fun jabs back and forth, the time has come that Tylor Miller will be taking the PeeDee Fleet Chevelle and putting on radials.
So as I am sure some of you have seen on social media, there was a loss that happened at the race track yesterday. The car previously owned by David DeMarco suffered a significant, and unexpected incident.
Donald Long has been at the forefront of the drag radial community for about a decade now. Today is no different, as he announced yet another ground breaking event in the radial world.
We live in a world of absolutes. A world where everything became too big to fail almost ten years ago, yet we in motorsports apparently never got the memo. No, instead we continue to build super teams that have gotten to the "Too Big to Fail" point in Nitro racing.
In a world where it has become inherently easier to just follow the crowd, Chris Matters, Kevin Fiscus, and the team over at JPC have proven that following the crowd isn't their style.
Someone had to say it, so I guess I will go ahead and say it. It's time that the decision makers actually leave a successful class alone. Watch it grow instead of messing with it every other race.
Everyone knew that this was only a matter of time, but the record that had stood since June of 2011 has finally fallen. To no ones surprise it was Troy, Steve, Mikey, and the rest of the Jegs.com team pulling it off.
After an amazing weekend in Bristol that included taking the Wally home to Texas, Alex Laughlin and the team are looking to back that up this weekend in Norwalk.
Well, the mid-season NMCA rule changes are out, and once again there is a huge change that apparently couldn't wait until the end of the season to make.
I am sure that you have heard by now the rumor that NHRA will be cutting the amount of races that Pro Stock participates in come 2018. We have talked to those in the class that confirmed this is a "done deal".