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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
It’s shaping up to be a busy 2018 season for Leah Pritchett. In addition to the star's responsibilities behind the wheel of her Top Fuel Dragster, Pritchett will also steer a supercharged Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in the full slate of 2018 SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events.
WAGLER COMPETITION PRODUCTS, known for pushing the limit and setting the standard of diesel performance, has taken its research and development program to the next level by opening WAGLER MOTORSPORTS PARK (WMP) in Lyons, Indiana.
New Era Cap, who currently partners with NASCAR and INDYCAR in the motorsports world, has expanded to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) as the official headwear of Melanie Salemi Motorsports (MSM) in the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
Leah Pritchett unofficially became the fastest Top Fuel pilot in history during NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on Saturday.
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.
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.
While there has been a lot said about the ADRL over the past year or so, based on today's announcement via Facebook it appears as though the ADRL will move forward without Pro Mod as part of their program.
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.
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…