This story has been updated. We have confirmed that radial racer Jeff Sitton will be testing Shadow today, and will be driving in the event if testing goes as planned. I appologize for the confusion.
How in the hell did we get here? I have been asking myself that for the better part of the last decade. How did we go from the dirt and grim, high school educated, to the neat and clean corporate board rooms of America? Have we actually allowed greed to destroy our sport? The answer isn’t an easy as you may think.
Well we made it through the weekend and survived 95 degree air temps along with 150 degree track temps. PDRA absolutely crushed it at Darlington over the weekend. Whether it was from jaw dropping performances, to first time winners, if you weren't there you seriously missed out.
It might come as a surprise to some that don't follow the industry as close, but not a surprise in the E3xtreme camp. Over the weekend, we saw Stevie Fast win his first ever NHRA National Event at Topeka, while avenging a loss to the same competitor, Mike Castellana, who Stevie lost to in Atlanta.
We have rolled into the historic Darlington Dragway for the 2017 Spring Nationals and I can tell you that these pits are absolutely packed. The heat is not keeping the cream of the crop at home this weekend.
For the first time ever on the NHRA schedule, the J&A Service RPM Pro Mod series will be rolling in to Topeka this weekend as part of the NHRA national event show.
There has long been speculation, and I was asked months ago to keep this under my cap, but it is official. Two Midwest staples for years have combined forces and purchased Mid South Dragway in Dyersburg, TN
It's been a few weeks since we delved into much NHRA, because I had to spend some time graduating from college. Well that time is over and I think it's time to jump back into it. I wanted to talk about my first ever NHRA 4 Wide Nationals at Zmax in Charlotte.
There comes a time in everyone's life when you move away from home, or the area you are familiar with. You all of a sudden need to make decisions and there are creature comforts that you no longer have.
Welcome to Thursday folks. The summer race season is upon us, and as such we have an announcement to make. After speaking with the awesome people at Precision Turbo & Engine, they have decided to come on board with E3xtreme for the remainder of the 2017 season.
E3xtreme is here on the property called the Taj Mahal of drag racing. This is the first time that NHRA decided to have Pro Mods on the property to run four wide. Unlike every other class, you have the opportunity to have a nitrous car, blower car, and a turbo car all stage and run at the same time.
No you didn't read that wrong, the one and only Golden Gorilla has made the switch from Precision Turbo to Garrett Turbo. We received word last night of the change.
Breaking news from Pro Mod is that Stevie Fast has brought in super tuner from Texas, Billy Stocklin for the remainder of 2017.
Yesterday, we at E3xtreme were invited by Kalitta Motorsports to join them for their NHRA NASCAR swap. It featured Troy Coughlin Jr, J.R. Todd, and Shawn Langdon from the Kalitta camp, along with Noah Gragson, Grant Enfinger, Ryan Truex, and Christopher Bell from the NASCAR side of things.
CONCORD, N.C. April 27 -- Alexis DeJoria will not compete in the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this weekend in Charlotte, N.C.
This last weekend at Royal Purple Raceway, we saw a little bit of everything at the NHRA Spring Nationals. The Pro Mod record was broke again, there was a No Prep shootout, A first time Pro Stock winner, and I haven't even got to Nitro Yet.
Long time heads up racer within the Mustang community and owner of Kenjo's Barbecue took home the win yesterday at Royal Purple Raceway. This was the first ever no prep exhibition at an NHRA National Event! Kenjo made it through the field of eight to take home the trophy and the cash.
So, Keith Berry, Lance Stanford, and Travis Harvey decided to put on a race at the famous Draglington Dragway, and guess what happens, records fall, crowds go nuts, and everyone has a great time. It's WoooooStock folks, and it's in the books for 2017.
It's Saturday here at Royal Purple Raceway and the stands are overflowing with people watching some of the best drag racing in the world. Whether you are in to Nitro, Alcohol, Pro Mod, or even Stock, there is really something for everyone.
Well it finally happened, and as a matter of fact it happened a couple times on Saturday. Ziff Hudson, who most of us in the industry thought would be the first in the 3's on a 275 tire, did it.
Rollin' into the gates on Friday you could tell something special was going on. There was something in the air, and no it wasn't the smell of some fine food either this time. It was the smell of greatness.
So what do ya get when you have an awesome track, awesome weather, a bunch of heads up racers, combined with a bunch of grudge racers? You have an epic time. You toss one Keith "WOOOONATION" Berry into the mix and it's like the best beach side drink with way too much booze!!
Friday was the opening day of the NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals event here at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA. The windy was whipping and the temps were less than comfortable, but we saw some amazing performances, along with some pants checking wheelstands.
While Georgia has some terrible weather this week, not even mother nature is going to stop the NMRA & NMCA from kicking off what looks to be a must attend event. There is a who's who of the drag racing door slammer world already on the property.
Well we are a few days removed from the PDRA East Coast Nationals at Galot Motorsports Park. To say the racing was amazing would be drastically understating it, but the bigger story might be the comebacks made by some of the biggest names in pro mod racing.
You in fact read that headline correctly. Some of you may have heard that former NHRA World Champion, and arguably one of the best drag racers ever to pilot a car, Rickie Smith, recently had back surgery.
Well Outlaw Street Car Reunion IV is a wrap, and without question it was a long, exhausting, and exciting weekend. We saw records broken, personal bests achieved, and we saw a promoter prove once again why he is one of the best in the business.
It's wasn't long ago that we were wondering how many months, many hours, and money it would take to bring Andrew Alepa's Corvette back out to the race track.
That's right folks, we are back here on the property at Memphis International Raceway for the final day of Outlaw Street Car Reunion IV. The track has been dried, scraped, prepped, and we are sending cars down the track.
Well it's Friday afternoon here in Memphis and we are well underway with racing. They have already completed one full round of heads up qualifying excitement. We have seen some great times, and unfortunately a wadded X275 car.
Radial heavy hitter Marty Robertson is on the property here at Outlaw Street Car Reunion IV.
Stevie Jackson on the property at Outlaw Street Car Reunion IV this weekend, after an epic showing at his first NHRA Pro Mod race last weekend.
This weekend we celebrate Outlaw Street Car Reunion IV in Memphis, TN. This race has not only become a staple on the drag radial tour, but a destination race for a lot of people in drag racing. Tyler Crossnoe has made this a must attend event, and the best race that Memphis has all season.
Well, we have wrapped up the Gatornats a couple of days ago, and it’s time to take a look back at what we saw over the weekend in Gainesville, and boy that was a lot. From the Sarge & GOAT taking wins, to the #16 qualifier in Pro Mod breaking the world record.
There is something to be said for tight competition. What happens when you are competing in a class where 29 cars are vying for 16 spots, and what would have put you number #2 or #3 on the ladder last year, doesn't even get you to #16 this year?
Well it certainly didn't take long for one of the best known grudge and small tire racers in the world to get the attention of everyone on the big stage. In only two rounds of NHRA competition. Stevie managed to walk in and absolutely mic drop it on the rest of the field and all of drag racing for that matter.
Welcome to race weekend folks. We are here at the NHRA Gatornationals this weekend to cover the action and bring you the news of what's what. Yesterday we rolled in and walked the pits to see what was on everyone's mind.
The setting was none other than the home of the flying cars, South Georgia Motorsports Park. PDRA was opening its season at one of the premiere tracks in the country and lived up to all the excitement. They also gave new meaning to the "Flying Cars" mantra, when the El General car became the quickest door car in the history of drag racing.
We seem to live in a world where the wrong type of people are rewarded on a regular basis. Instead of rewarding hard work and accomplishment, we reward people for having the most followers, likes, hashtags, etc. It no longer seems like results and performance are the contributing factor.
The time has come for the NMRA to open its season this weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Paolo Giust's new '69 Camaro RvW car.
We caught up with David and Tracy Pearson this morning and discussed their plans for the 2017 season, which include NMCA and NitrousX
Now some of you are going to scratch your head and wonder why I titled this the 8 days of Lights Out 8, and the answer is simple. At E3xtreme we strive to bring you amazing, accurate, and reliable event coverage, so with that in mind, we spent 8 days on the grounds at South Georgia Motorsports Park for the event.
It's Friday morning and we have already seen more excitement than you see by Sunday at most other events. We've see wild wheelstands, we saw a terrible crash, and multiple fires at Lights Out 8.
We ran into Chris and Kevin at SGMP on Monday to get the skinny on the pairing of the two of them for the 2017 season.
In a world where we don’t always see family as a strong foundation, the Voss family is showing the drag racing community that family is still the foundation that makes work and play enjoyable. It seems to us that the Voss family is a shining example on how we keep drag racing strong.
Chris Wilson and Odie Sturgeon have been friends for years in racing but recently teamed up to take on x275 with their humorously named “AARP of x275” tour. The duo has set out to take on X275 with two brand new builds, a pair of Fifth Gen Camaros.
While most already know, there was at least one tornado that ripped through part of the south Georgia area overnight. Not only did it cause some damages to South Georgia Motorsports Park, but also claimed the lives of others in the area, along with destroying entire parts of the community.
This story is still breaking, but you head it correctly. Stevie will be racing NHRA Pro Mod this season, in a brand new car with Bahrain One as the sponsor.
We are sure this isn't really breaking news at this point for anyone following the pro mod scene, but today Larry made it official with his entry into pro mod for the 2017 season opener in Gainesville.
This isn't going to be some long history lesson on Mickey Thompson tires, but it's about time we discuss the fact that over the last 20 years, Mickey Thompson has completely changed the face of drag racing.
We are in the generational time now that extreme sports are all that people seem to want to talk about. Whether it's X Games, MMA, or just about anything in between. Here's the problem, there are too many people that forget drag racing is the original, ultimate extreme sport. Drag racing is the most extreme sport on the planet...PERIOD.
As some of you may have heard of before reading this, Ekanoo Racing has now become the fastest door car in the world! What you may not realize is that they are doing all this in Pro Boost trim with only twin 94's on the car.
I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we are at the 6th day of the 2017 calendar year and the NHRA Pro Mod is pretty much filled for the entire 12 race season. This is one of the prime reasons that NMCA, PDRA, NEOPMA, and ADRL must and should thrive.
Some of you may have seen on our E3xtreme Facebook page, Kenny Nowling had a Facebook live announcement today to discuss the future of the ADRL.
The two premiere door slammer race organizations in the country have been making some great progress in the off season. Based on the announcements they have made we see both NMCA and NMRA continuing to be the premiere door slammer organizations in the country in 2017.