In an industry where we toss around words like Superstar, Icon, Legend, etc. there are very few that can live up to labels. Ron Leek was one that lived up to all the accolades that have been showered upon him though. Unfortunately, we received the news yesterday that Ron, a true drag racing Icon, had passed away.
Performance Racing Industry (PRI) and Sunnen have teamed up with well-known manufacturers and legendary engine builder Sonny Leonard from Sonny’s World Class Racing to raffle a high-performance engine during the PRI Trade Show, December 12-14, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It was announced yesterday that the Founder of Aeromotive Fuel Systems & NHRA Pro Mod standout Steve Matusek will wheel an Elite Motorsports Pro Stock car during the Western Swing of the 2019 NHRA tour.
After a six-week layoff, Pro Stock is back and Erica Enders couldn’t be more excited. That the class is returning at Virginia Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s Virginia NHRA Nationals, makes it even better for the two-time world champion.
In a world of blowers and turbos, Macon’s own Marcus Birt just proved that a nitrous car can in fact compete at any level of drag racing. Marcus absolutely demolished the doorslammer nitrous record during qualifying at Donald Long’s Sweet 16 V2.
Global Electronic Technology, the fastest name in credit card processing, has extended their partnership agreement with Kalitta Motorsports for the 2019 NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Drag Racing season.
Ocala, Florida – January 05, 2019 – FISCUS/KLUGGER RACING (FKR) is putting the finishing touches on an all-new, absolutely gorgeous ’67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 drag radial car for driver Josh Klugger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.