Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 Bracket Series Race Tech Junior Dragster National Champion: Misty Mayse
Fourteen-year-old Misty Mayse, of Frost, TX earned the greatest honor in her brief but accomplished drag racing career in 2006 by claiming the Bracket Series Race Tech Jr. Dragster national championship. In doing so, Misty joined her brother: BTE Super Pro National Champion Rustin Mayse, as the only sibling national champions in the history of the Bracket Series.
Kalitta Goes Two-for-two Down-under In Nitro Mayhem
Scott Kalitta used a string of consistent runs to win the second running of the Australia VS. USA Top Fuel Showdown. Throughout the day Scott used a 4.67, a 4.56 and a 4.58 to take the win for the second year running.
Top Ten: Auto News in 2006
First off, I want to say this is my personal top ten. If you think I missed something, you're probably right, but it's the end of the year, and there are plenty of other lists out there. So here are my picks, in no particular order.
Tall tales, spilt oil and Western alienation
Castrol Raceway had its Christmas party, always an intoxicating mix of engine parts, giant shrimp and stories from the past year.
GM and So-Cal Speed Shop Team to Run 800-hp HHR at Bonneville
General Motors has teamed with So-Cal Speed Shop to develop a streamlined, high-performance version of the 2006 Chevrolet HHR.
A year at high speed
Drag racing is all about copious amounts of power and raw speed; no other sport sees racers competing side by side at more than 500kph.
Funny cars light it up
No matter how fast you think your Porsche may be, it's not even in the same neighbourhood as Scott McVey's ride.

Nostalgia Drag Racing - Spence Family Racing
The Spence Family has put up an outstanding example of a team site -- excellent!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year's Resolutions for 2007
Here is a suggested list of New Year's resolution for the drivers, owners, crew chiefs and anyone else associated with the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
Mohammed qualifies for third-leg of drag racing
Bahrain's Khalid Mohammed, Bader Al Ahly and Khalid Al Balushi, both from UAE, qualified for the third-leg of the Pro Mod category in the Chevrolet-sponsored National Drag Racing Championship which got underway last night at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

ANRA Season Point Champions 2006
Gary Brown serves up action photos of the 10 class champions and co-champions from the 2006 ANRA season.

Goodguys VRA Point Champions 2006
Gary Brown sends photos of each of the points champions in action from the 2006 Goodguys VRA Point Championship series.
NHRA points system petition
Hate the idea of the new NHRA "Chase" points systems for 2007? You aren't alone. Here's an online petition to NHRA and POWERAde where you can voice your comments. Keep 'em constructive, for best results.
Pedal to the metal: 13-year-old Chapman making mark in drag racing
Colton Chapman has had success behind the wheel of his junior drag racer, but when the 13-year-old sat down next to adult competition in a NHRA Funny Car Simulator last fall, he came out a big winner.
Phil Read Flies Into The Fifties And Into History
For the decades of Top Fuel competition in Australia, the Jim Read Racing team are used to setting new marks and breaking new frontiers. After the first day of USA Versus Australia Top Fuel Drag Racing action at Western Sydney International Dragway last night, Phil Read smashed through one of the great marks in the sport by becoming the first competitor in Australia to produce a Quarter Mile pass in the magical 4.5 second zone.
Drag Racing in the 60s
Tons of drag racing photos from the 1960s. It looks like they were scanned out of mags.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006
A new message board proudly serving Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Top Comp, and Quick 8/16/32 racers.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Perpetuator of free-range drag racing journalism tradition, forest spirituality, urban agriculture (no, not THAT kind..) and sound magick. Advocate of affordable agrarian and automotive culture-and access for all in that tired old 20th century economic democracy way.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

AMA Changes 2007 Prostar Drag Racing
Following the announcement of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) assuming management of drag racing from Prostar, the AMA is pleased to announce a new class structure beginning with the 2007 racing season.
Valeo signs up 'several global automakers' for camless engine
Valeo SA has several development contracts with automakers for its camless engine, industry sources say. The technology is expected to be available in less than five years. Engine developers have long been interested in camless technology's promise of as much as 20 percent better fuel economy over a conventional engine.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ferrari icon dies in car crash
Gianclaudio 'Clay' Regazzoni, one of the iconic figures of Ferrari formula one history, was killed yesterday in a car crash in Italy at the age of 67.
Anheuser - Busch to End NASCAR Sponsorship
Anheuser-Busch will end its title sponsorship of NASCAR's No. 2 series after the 2007 season.
GM tightens up usage of SS label
General Motors is rethinking the way its uses the SS moniker that has adorned souped-up Chevrolets since 1961.
California Customizer Makes Leap Into Ford Showrooms
The Detroit auto show next month will be a coming-out party, of sorts, for the car customizer Chip Foose. He will be in Detroit to unveil a special edition Ford F-150 pickup for which he had free rein to reinterpret the design.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Belli has got need for speed
It's been a whirlwind of a season for CdM High sophomore, who was overall champ in junior drag racing.
Drag Racing History & Don Carlton
Drag racing changed drastically in the early '70s, and one driver whose career mirrored those changes was the late Don Carlton.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

80s Funny Cars: The Northwest
The great tradition of tough funny cars was retained into the eighties in the Northwest. Included in this round are several great names that made Northwest funny car match racing unique and special.
A car stereo that can kill you?
This article told me more about db Drag Racing than I've heard anywhere else.

Total Insanity
The Massarella family has watched funny cars for years. Now they race one.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

ADRL Announces Two-Day Test at Montgomery
The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League today announced plans to hold its first-ever pre season test session Feb. 3 and 4 at Montgomery Motorsports Park in Montgomery, Ala. The track will be open both days, free of charge, for test runs for all Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, and Pro 10.5 cars in attendance.
2007 NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series Schedule Features 11 Races, Two Stops in Indianapolis
NHRA announced today its 2007 NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series schedule will be comprised of eight stand-alone NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Series events and three tie-in events with the NHRA POWERade Series.
Drag racing a staple for Houma family
For almost 50 years, the Teuton family has been involved in some form of drag racing. While they don't have a professional team per se, family members and Teuton himself have raced at numerous venues across the country for decades.
Indianapolis the New Charlotte for Drag Racing
Charlotte, N.C. is the home to the majority of Nascar's race teams, team owners, drivers and crew chiefs. Indianapolis is rapidly becoming drag racings version of Charlotte.
ADRL Announces 10-Event Schedule and Addition of New Pro 10.5 Class
The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League unveiled its plans for the 2007 season at the annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, announcing a 10-event racing schedule, the addition of a third points-earning class, and an unprecedented level of television coverage for the series.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Charlie Joe's Funny Car
Six year old Charlie had come to her and stated that Santa can make anything. And he was sure that if she just asked, Santa could make a John Force funny car for him to drive.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

J.D. Zink - Portrait of a Jet Car Driver
A nice piece in Nitrogeezers about this storied driver.
Castrol Edge Jet Dragster sets fastest quarter mile time in South Africa
It’s set to be the ultimate showdown of performance, power and unparalleled speed – the Castrol Edge Jet Dragster is about to enter the competitive world stage as it’s lined up to take a shot at the World Land Speed Record for the Standing Start Mile.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

2007 National Hot Rod Reunion honorees named
Honorees were announced Friday for the fifth annual National Hot Rod Reunion, Jun. 15-17, 2007 at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio. The honorees are John Abbott, Don Cain, Ted Harbit, Fred Hurst, and the team of Gary Rupp and Pat Dakin. Jeg Coughlin will be the Grand Marshal, while the Justice Bros. Reunion Spotlight will fall on Frank Hawley.
Dave Wallace's Last Column
Listen to the ranting and raving of one of those dinosaurs whom this columnist swore he’d never become; going on and on about the good ol’ days, when a starter ruled the starting line and the best parking spaces went to the early birds, instead of to sponsors, celebrities and Top Eliminator Clubbers.
Soldiers Overseas are Racing Fans Too
Clint Wood is not just a sports writer with a passion for racing but he also serves in the National Guard as a journalist. Currently, he is in Iraq chronicling the lives of American soldiers fighting the war.
Jeff Arend looks for big year in 2007
Through no fault of his own, Jeff Arend watched from the 2006 NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series from the sidelines for 22 of the 23 national events. 2007 will be different.
Capps in All-Star Kart Race at PRI Show
NHRA drag-racing star Ron Capps, famous for his willingness and desire to drive just about anything on wheels if given the chance, will compete in the invitational Stars of Karting presented by the IRL All-Star Kart Race in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 14 against a star-studded list of professional kart racers and other celebrity racing pros.
Dupuy named crew chief for Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon Racing, Inc. announced Friday that veteran tuner Wayne Dupuy has joined the Advance Auto Parts Racing Nitro Funny Car Team as crew chief for the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season.
NHRA Driver Blogs - Rickie Smith
Rickie visits the nicest drag strip in the world.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Auctioneer takes second in national Harley motorcycle race standings
He can talk a mile a minute and race a Harley Davidson motorcycle on a quarter-mile track from zero to 150 mph in 8.79 seconds.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Bahamas Beats USA Again During Drag Racing Rematch
Local entrants won all five classes at the Bahamas Hot Rod Association/Florida-PDL Transmission Second International Invitational over the weekend at the Motor Sports Park. The event with the 'Bahamas VS USA' tag, drew enthusiastic response.
PY Pontiacs In The Park
Chief Pontiac Productions, VMP, and Mother Nature Conspire to Put On a First-Class Event for 2006.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Take a look just to see the Flash opening of this site -- you'll be amazed at just how many famous cars George Barris has been involved with.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Drag race cancelled after rains
The second round of the all-star Chevrolet National Drag Racing Championship came to an abrupt end at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir following heavy rain.
The Last Drag Race, 34 Years Later
Yesterday, December 1, and today, December 2, land on the exact days of the closing weekend of the greatest drag strip of all time, Lions Drag Strip. Thirty four years ago this weekend we lost the most legendary piece of asphalt in drag racing history. Here is the story that is still fresh in Mark Hendon's mind. - What's your favorite muscle car?
Tim Allen wants to know what car made you go ARGH-ARGH-ARGH!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Bahamas, USA Re-matched In Weekend Drag Racing
The Bahamas Hot Rod Association's, in conjunction with Florida based PDL Transmission, Drag Racing Invitational will coordinate the event, December 1-3.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Outlawz Drag Racing Purchases Mullis Race Cars
Outlawz Drag Racing, a division of Edmunds Metal Works Group, is pleased to announce the pending acquisition of Mullis Race Cars.

Rose saddened over loss of jet car
This is a love story about a man and his missing Mamba.
A long road from Phila. for drag-race champion
Much like the cinematic boxer who jogged the streets of the Kensington neighborhood where Conwell Middle School is located, Iggie Boicesco has passed an important lesson on to his students there over the last 35 years: Don't give up on your dream.
Nascar’s driver puts pedal to metal
More and more big corporations are seeking out Bill France and Co. these days and Nascar is going to continue getting bigger.
On Dirt Roads of Mexico, Racers’ Toughness Is Tested
In a motor-racing world dominated by the marketing colossus of Nascar and the sanitized hypertechnology of Formula One, the Baja 1000 sticks out like a ranch hand at the opera, covered in dirt and smelling like livestock.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo: When Irresistible Force Meets Unlimited Wallet
Nestled among the malls and office parks of Irvine, a small, specialized factory is handcrafting one of the world’s fastest, rarest and priciest automobiles: the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, a $585,000, 750-horsepower sports car that can reach not just 200 m.p.h., but 250 — faster than most racecars.
Lowriders have left the road for the show
Alejandro 'Chino' Vega is the proud owner of an award-winning, candy-green 1979 Monte Carlo. It goes by the name 'Orgullo Mexicano' and has a distinctive Aztec flavor. But don't expect to see Vega cruising in this sparkling lowrider on Whittier or Crenshaw boulevards any time soon.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hillary Will: Humboldt County hero
Hillary Will has indeed made it big, but as a casual observer I found her to be one of the nicest people that you would want to meet.
Las Vegas AC Delco Nationals 2006
Paul Grant offers a photo gallery from a race fan's perspective.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

3-Second Blast Into Saudi Auto History
With a thunderous roar that shook the ground and streaming 20-meter tails of flame, the first jet-powered dragsters ever to visit the Kingdom scorched their way up the newly-opened Jeddah Raceway.
Drag racing tie that binds family
For 10-year-old Emily Albinson, the worst part of breaking her leg was not being able to drag race.
Dow Exits Racing
Citing safety concerns, Dow Chemical's Angus Chemical unit has stopped supplying nitromethane fuel to the drag racing industry.
Peter Quinn's Drag Racing Photos
Forty shots of top fuelers and funny cars from both sides of the Atlantic.
NITRO Funny Cars Return to Moroso to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary
Fuel Funny Cars, which return to Moroso Motorsports Park as the feature attraction at this week's 25th Anniversary Murray's Speed & Custom Mountain Dew Citrus Nationals, are funny only in the most perverse way; strange funny, not comical funny.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Starting a Supercharged Engine on Nitro
There are a lot of new guys who are getting into the Supercharged cars, either with Alky or Nitro. We thought maybe would should discuss some ideas that might help others out.

Drag Racing Gifts Updated for the Holidays
The Drag Racing Gifts store has been updated for the 2006 holiday season with several great gift items, including new books from Don Montgomery and John Shapiro.
The Amazing Lefty Mudersbach
One of the greatest pure drivers in the history of our sport was one Lefty Mudersbach.

Friday, November 24, 2006

India: Racing to newer limits
'Do you want to meet a guy who designs drag race bikes?' I was asked. And thus began a journey through the twisting and turning, bylanes and alleys of Lingarajapuram to find the garage of Nisar Khan.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Alternative Drag Racing
Racers for Coffee shares his thoughts.
12-year-old twin sisters hits on the drag circuit
While most preteens are getting their kicks on race car simulators, 12-year-old twins Courtney and Whitney Shuck suit up for the real deal.
Drag racing track plans lose traction
It was a jampacked room split down the middle. Sitting on one side of the Marion County Commission Auditorium on Tuesday were area racing enthusiasts champing at the bit to see a one-eighth mile drag racing strip built next to the Ocala Speedway on County Road 25A. On the other were residents vehemently opposed to the track, saying its construction would be tantamount to noise pollution.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

After Long Wait, Johnson Claims Nextel Cup
A hole punched into his front grill, a pit road mistake and cars spinning out around him could not prevent Jimmie Johnson from capturing the title he has stalked since 2002.
'Wedge' is GM retiree's creation
John Harlow built the Wedge in the late 1970s while he was working for General Motors in Detroit. Since then, he has been stopped by police, reporters and civilians who have inquired about the car.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New racing strip a drag for residents
David Sullivan has listened to the weekend roar from Ocala Speedway for 29 years. But Sullivan and many of his neighbors are worried that the din from the Speedway could become even louder and more frequent. That's because the racetrack's owners have applied for a special-use permit to build a one-eighth-mile drag racing strip.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Q&A with Redline Raceway’s Jerry Goss
At the last Outlaw Top Sportsman race of the year, we had the chance to talk with Jerry Goss, the manger of Harry Hronas’ Redline Raceway.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals - Friday Photos
Eighteen photos of Friday qualifying at 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.

2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals - More Thursday Photos!
Twenty more photos of Thursday qualifying at 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.

2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals - Thursday Photos
Nineteen photos of Thursday qualifying at the 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, California.

13th Annual Thomas Myers Racing For Kids Toy Drive & Car Show
Come to the 13th Annual Thomas Myers Racing For Kids Toy Drive & Car Show.
Bobby Tapia’s Low ET Double of ‘64
One of the early great racers of the ‘60s pulled a rare double in 1964. This superb racer was one Bobby Tapia.
A cool site featuring Auto Math, a Camshaft Database, a Chassis Dyno Locator, a Drag Race Practice Tree, Forums and more.

Friday, November 17, 2006

NHRA announces certain rule changes for 2007
Prior to releasing the 2007 NHRA Rulebook, NHRA is announcing a summary of notable changes for the upcoming season.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

What a drag, Dome Valley track hot sand racing spot
What started as one man's hobby has sparked national interest in Dome Valley as a hot spot for competitive sand drag racing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals - Top Fuel and Funny Car Photos
Pictorial essay of the Top Fuel & Funny Cars at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals. Thirteen Top Fuel photos & 11 photos of the Nostalgia Funny Cars. Part 5 of 5 of Gary's coverage of the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals.

2006 NHRA World Finals Photos, Part One
Winner circle photos of the winners at the 42nd Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals and Powerade champions for 2006 in Top Fuel & Fuel Funny Car & last round photos of several classes.

Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals - Winner Circle Photos
Winner circle photos of the 14 winners at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals at Bakersfield, California.
Car Salesman's Quick Draw Foils Robbery
The bandit should have paid closer attention to the used car salesman's ''Friends of the NRA'' ball cap before pulling his gun.
McQueen memorabilia fetches millions of dollars
Film fans have spent millions of dollars at an auction of Steve McQueen memorabilia, with one bidder even paying $70,000 for a pair of sunglasses once worn by the actor.
Schumacher keeps his promise
Top-fuel driver Tony Schumacher guaranteed that he would break his own elapsed time record and win the National Hot Rod Assn.'s final event, the 42nd Auto Club Nationals. And then he did it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Developers hoping to bring pro drag racing to New Orleans
In 12 to 15 months, professional drag racing may come to eastern New Orleans or some other part of the metropolitan area.

Monday, November 13, 2006

2006 NHRA World Finals Results
Final elimination results and final 2006 NHRA POWERAde championship point standings after the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, California.

Thornton Becomes Texas' Quickest Outlaw 10.5 Racer
Rick Thornton took his Hans Fuestal tuned Corvette to times of 4.50 & 4.53 in testing at Redline Raceway, making him the fastest Outlaw 10.5 racer in Texas.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

2006 NHRA World Finals Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, California.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

NHRA Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta eyes drag racing’s ultimate prize in Pomona
And then there was one, only one event left in the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series to determine this season’s Top Fuel dragster world champion.
Final weekend for GIRA drag racing at Kauai Raceway Park
Kaua‘i’s Garden Island Racing Association will hold the year’s final pair of drag races this weekend at the Mana racetrack with back-to-back events Friday and Saturday nights.
Bacoleño tops drag racing tilt
Phillipines: Bacoleño Boboy Brillantes reigned supreme in two categories of the 3rd Buglasan National Motorcycle Drag Racing hostilities in Dumaguete City recently.
Lepanto youth takes up drag racing
Teens this age spend their time playing football, baseball or running around a track. Dalton Vaughn is on a track alright, but he’s not running. He’s practically flying.
Full drag-racing team formed for ISU students
Indiana State University students are now able to be part of a full drag-racing team with the creation of the Team Sycamore Racing organization. The organization will include all aspects of running a National Hot Rod Association team from marketing to finance and finding a sponsor.
Motorcycle drag racing returns in-house
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA/Prostar are pleased to announce the restructuring of AMA/Prostar Drag Racing. Beginning with the 2007 season AMA/Prostar will come in-house as part of the AMA's restructuring of its racing operations.
2006 NHRA World Finals Thursday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona, California.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Warren Johnson Elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame
On Wednesday, Johnson’s accomplishments were recognized by the prestigious International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, AL, who announced that the Minnesota native was one of six inductees elected to their Class of 2007.
Wheelstanding Action from the Fuel & Gas Finals
Gary serves up 24 photos of starting line wheelstanding action at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals, Bakersfield, California.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ron Capps' Hard Times at Bakersfield
A sequence of 12 shots of Ron Capp's wheelstand in Saturday's qualifying session at the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California.
Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals - Winners
Starting line action photos of the 14 winners after the Goodguys 8th Fuel & Gas Finals.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Goodguys Close Out VRA Racing Season on a High Note at Famoso Raceway
An abbreviated 2006 Goodguys/VRA Nostalgia Drag Racing Series came to a picture perfect end at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

Monday, November 06, 2006

QMMF drag racing event a huge success
Participants from the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia besides hosts Qatar regaled a huge crowd at the first QMMF ATV dirt Drag Racing Championship.
Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie
As someone who normally follows NHRA drag racing, it was quite a change for me to come to the Texas Motor Speedway to cover my first NASCAR event.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Drag racing makes a noise in UAE
The UAE has made significant progress in the field of motorsport over the past, but now they have a drag race strip which attracts drivers from all across the GCC countries.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Legendary Green Mamba Stolen!
Draglist jet car editor Curt Eierdam received a call earlier today noting that down in Florida, someone made off with Doug Rose's trailer & the Green Mamba. Everyone keep a look out for the trailer and/or car. Please email or call 602-330-9508 if it is seen and Curt will forward the information to Doug. The Mamba is an irreplaceable part of Jet Car history! Here is a photo with the trailer.
NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series Continues its Growth in Racing, Partnerships
The NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series continues to maintain its position as the premier sport compact racing series in the United States following a successful and momentum-building season.
2007 Junior Conference finals dates announced
NHRA has announced the dates and locations for the 2007 NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern and Western Conference Finals.
Junior Dragsters perfect for Christmas
A UK company is offering five unique, beautifully-engineered junior dragsters guaranteed to put you at the top of their ´best present´ list.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Redline Raceway Test and Tune, Part 2
Redline Raceway's Saturday night test and tune sessions are a must see.
Redline Raceway Test and Tune, Part 1
This is the first installment of last Saturday's test and tune session plus the great show that the 9 " Madness group put on!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Koretsky returning to full-time racing
For much of 2006, Kenny Koretsky stayed out of the driver's seat of his Dodge race cars, but he recently merged his Pro Stock team with Greg Hill for 2007.
Speedway making room for dragsters
The owners of the Ocala Speedway have applied for a special use permit to add a one-eighth-mile drag-racing strip on land adjacent to the existing facility.
From Street to Strip with Roush Drag Pack Mustang
As a direct result of more than a year’s worth of testing, research and development for the Roush Competition Line of performance parts, the company has decided to take the next step and offer a complete race-ready Drag Pack Mustang that can roll from the street to the strip.
Murder On the Last Turn
Mickey Thompson was a renowned race-car driver and promoter. Mike Goodwin was the brash, egocentric creator of motocross. They became business partners. Then all hell broke loose.
Wild Wild Wes Wins First Event as Booth Goes 3.99!
Redline Raceway held its last Pro Modified show of the year last Saturday night. A field of 16 racers put on a great show that resulted in TOPMA's first three second run.
ADRL Flowmaster World Finals Pro Nitrous Results
The ADRL Flowmaster Pro Nitrous field at Texas Raceway was wild as several racers found the 4.0 zone before the rains came.
ADRL Flowmaster World Finals Pro Extreme Results
The ADRL put on a heck of a show at Kennedale, Texas, two weeks ago. Highlights included a 3.89 run by Bubba Stanton and much more, but Mother Nature ended up winning the event.
2006 NHRA Las Vegas Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date NHRA POWERAde championship points standings after the 2006 ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.

Monday, October 30, 2006

End of the Line for Ford Taurus
The last Taurus rolled off the assembly line Friday, in the same week that Ford’s new chief executive said the struggling company needed to transform itself with grand new ambitions — the same kind of ambitions that gave birth to the Taurus.
2006 NHRA Las Vegas Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Woman follows dad's tread marks at drag strip
Drag racing is about breaking barriers. Usually it involves horsepower and the time it takes to cover a quarter-mile. But in competition earlier this month at Rockingham Dragway, driver Candyce Marsh set a new mark just by rolling up to the starting line.
Must-Have Browser Upgrade Coming This Week
Your view of the Web is in for a change this week -- in some cases, whether you like it or not.
2006 NHRA Las Vegas Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 2006 ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Bahrain Top Fuel Exhibition coverage
Six European Top Fuel Dragster racers, one American and one Bahraini are taking part in a Top Fuel Dragster Exhibition at the Drag Racing Festival at the Bahrain International Circuit. has a reporter on the spot and we are posting live reports, photo galleries and pit notes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Blast Off!
Mike Hojacki has been thrilling ADRL crowds all year with his Police Interceptor jet car.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Nostalgic Racing Decals
Hundreds of racing decals that are sure to bring back some wonderful memories from the good old days of racing.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Hernandez Blazes to 5.99 World Record at World Finals
Josh Hernandez put his name in the record books while Quain Stott, Pete Berner and Mark Thomas put their names on world championship trophies at the Universal Technical Institute World Finals in Rockingham, N.C.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

In the Pits at the ADRL Flowmaster World Finals
Here is a selection of shots from the pits from last weeks ADRL Flowmaster World Finals at Texas Raceway.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

2006 IHRA Rockingham Friday Qualifying Results
Drag Racing Results: 2006 IHRA Rockingham Friday Qualifying Results by Mike Perry. Day one pro qualifying results from the 2006 Universal Technical Institute World Finals in Rockingham, N.C.

Pro Tree Productions TOPMA DVDs
Teddy Robinson has been videotaping TOPMA races for years under the Teddy Bear banner, which is now called Pro Tree Productions. Danny reviews two TOPMA DVDs.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

California Hot Rod Reunion XV Photos - Part 3
Robert Briggs checks in with Part 3 of 3 of his photo coverage of the California Hot Rod Reunion XV.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ronnie Sox Memorial Race in TWO DAYS!
Heading down to the annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion in Henderson, NC? Well, here’s a great reason to take off work a few days early.
How political pros retouched Ford's image
Are the short-term tactics of modern-day campaigning, measured in weeks and months, transferable to changing deeply held perceptions of a 103-year-old automaker with a rich past, a troubled present, an uncertain future and products that consumers render verdicts on every day?
2006 NHRA Virginia Performance Improvements
The 2006 NHRA event in Richmond was a performance bonanza and Steve captured all the new personal best times.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Omlin First in the Fours at Spokane
Pete Omlin takes us on an inside view of his dad's record breaking weekend in top fuel at Spokane Raceway Park.

OTS at ADRL Flowmaster World Finals
The Outlaw Top Sportsman were an added attraction to the ADRL Flowmaster World Finals at Texas Raceway last weekend.

Williams Breaks Into the Fours at Yello Belly
Nick Williams broke into the four second barrier at Texas' oldest drag strip.

Billy Harper to Run for Governor!
Pro Modified racer Billy Harper announced he is running for the Governor’s office in the state of Kentucky. Harper will running as a Republican.

Stanton wins ADRL Flowmaster Pro Extreme Championship!
Stanton won the 2006 Battle of the Belts at the ADRL Flowmaster World Finals at Texas Raceway. Stanton ran 3.89, 3.92 and a 3.92 to win!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Troxel Named 2006 Sportswoman of the Year
NHRA POWERade Series driver Melanie Troxel, who has advanced to a Top Fuel-best eight final rounds this season, has been honored by Billie Jean King’s Women’s Sports Foundation as its “Sportswoman of the Year."

California Hot Rod Reunion XV Photos - Part 2
Part 2 of 3 of Robert Briggs' photo coverage of the 2006 CHRR.

Keith Baker wins ADRL Flowmaster Pro Nitrous Battle of the Belts!
Keith Baker won the 2006 ADRL Flowmaster Pro Nitrous Championship at Texas Raceway. Baker defeated a strong eight car field in the Battle of the Belts.
2006 NHRA Richmond Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date NHRA POWERAde championship points standings after the 2006 Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Dinwiddie, Virginia.
Small Block Posse
This message board seems to get a TON of visitors. Worth checking out...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

2006 NHRA Richmond Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Dinwiddie, Virginia.

Pro Tree Productions TOPMA DVDs
Teddy Robinson has been videotaping TOPMA races for years under the Teddy Bear banner, which is now called Pro Tree Productions. Danny reviews two TOPMA DVDs.
2006 California Hot Rod Reunion - Cacklefest Photos
This is the last article of five in Gary's photo coverage of the California Hot Rod Reunion. 24 photos of cars in the Grove, exhibition Cackle Cars on display as well as on the track and a few cars making qualifying attempts at Famoso Raceway at the California Hot Rod Reunion on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6-8, 2006.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

2006 NHRA Richmond Friday Qualifying Results
Day one qualifying results from the inaugural Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals, including the NHRA's first 6.5 second Pro Stock run.

2006 California Hot Rod Reunion - Wheelstanding Action Photos
Starting line wheel standing action photos from Friday and Saturday at the California Hot Rod Reunion.

2006 California Hot Rod Reunion - Top Fuel Photos
Eighteen 18 photos of Nostalgia Top Fuel at Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, Ca. at the California Hot Rod Reunion.

2006 California Hot Rod Reunion - Funny Car Photos
Nineteen photos of the Nostalgia Funny Cars at the Hot Rod Reunion on Sunday, October 8, 2006.

Friday, October 13, 2006

California Hot Rod Reunion XV Photos - Part 1
Robert Briggs offers up his photo coverage of the California Hot Rod Reunion XV - Part 1 of 3 parts.

Drag Photos: Sunday at the Grove
Greg Gage shot the finals of the recent NHRA race at Maple Grove.

15th Annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion Photos
Photo coverage of the nine winners in the winner circle and starting line action photo of each from the 15th annual CHRR.

Testing and Tuning at Redline!
Gena White captured several shots last Saturday at Redline Raceway's Fun & Grudge races, proving that you never know what will show up at Caddo Mills on a Saturday night!
Large crowd expected for drag strip hearing
Opponents and supporters of a proposed drag strip in northern Lancaster County (Nebraska) are gearing up for a battle at Wednesday’s Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting.
Raised in Drag Racing
Where there is one, there most likely will be another. If Brandon Bernstein is walking through the garage, odds are high he's either with or heading toward Ashley Force, Morgan Lucas or Eric Medlen. And the same can be said for any of them.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Drag Racing Legend
In 1966, Gene Kidder set the National Hot Rod Association National Speed Record in Denver in the E Experimental Stock Class. Gene will be inducted into hall of fame Friday.
Track death probed - coroner to investigate drag racing safety issues
A jet dragster driver has perished in an accident in Australia. This is the second loss of a jet driver within the past week and may portend some changes in the licensing of these machines.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Nitro Madness Passes the Test at KCIR
The Nitro Madness AA/Fuel Altered team went down to Kansas City International Raceway this past Saturday, October 7, for a few test runs. Here's how it went.
Bakersfield Pics
The H.A.M.B. website offers up several great shots of the hot rods from this past weekend's California Hot Rod Reunion.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Racing returns to Lodi's Kingdon drag strip
4,000 people showed up to wade through the sea of muscle cars, visit vendors and watch races at a track that was once one of the most prominent drag strips on the West Coast.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

2006 NHRA Richmond Postponed One Week
A steady soaking rain and chilling temperatures Saturday and a wet weather forecast for the remainder of the weekend have forced NHRA officials to postpone the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park until next weekend, Oct. 13-15.
Performance Improvements: 2006 NHRA Reading and IHRA Budds Creek
Maple Grove and Maryland International again combine to feature some of the best times of the season and Steve Klemetti lays it all out.
2006 NHRA Richmond Friday Qualifying Rained Out
Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday's racing at the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

FIA/UEM European Finals 2006
A look back at the FIA/UEM European Finals from Santa Pod Raceway, England.
No Need to Wait: J.R. Todd is the next NHRA Rookie of the Year
Sorry Hillary Will. Should have come out next year Jack Beckman. Alan Bradshaw, thanks for playing. Not a chance Shaun Carlson. With three races left in the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag racing season, one thing is for sure. J.R. Todd will be crowned the Auto Club Road to the Future Award winner.
Backstretch Motorsports
"Racing news for the thinking unimpaired." Worth a look just on the basis of its cool slogan. bp
Drag racing's fast start
Born on the backroads of America in the post World War II years, drag racing's roots were planted on dry lake beds like Muroc in California's Mojave Desert, where hot rodders had congregated since the early 1930s and speeds first topped 100 mph.
Drag racing teen jams on the track
Eaker tries to keep his 2000 Chevy S-10 truck within 5 mph of the posted speed limit. Ah, but give him a straight, quarter-mile strip of track, his '74 Plymouth Duster with a tank full of methanol, and look out.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Reunion brings back hot rod legends, cars
Fifteen years after it was planned as a one-time affair, the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion is alive and well and about to write another chapter in the history of Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
Lions Drag Strip Video to be Released This Weekend
The long awaited release of an in-depth video documentary covering one of the sport’s more famous racetracks will occur this weekend, when “LIONS – THE GREATEST DRAG STRIP” is made available (on DVD) during the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion.
Diversity in drag racing
The NHRA will bring its show to Dinwiddie this weekend for the Torco Racing Fuel Nationals. What fans will see is while other racing series may give lip service to diversity, it's a base principle at the top level of drag racing.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

2006 IHRA Budds Creek Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date IHRA eMax championship points after the Torco Racing Fuels President’s Cup Nationals in Budds Creek, Maryland.

British A/FX Pandemonium!
Alan Currans of the Acceleration Archive recently shot these pictures of a British A/FX nostalgia racer in action. The Pandemonium Mopar looks like the real thing in action at Shakespeare County.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

2006 NHRA Maple Grove Final Results
Final eliminations results and updated NHRA PowerAde championship points standings after the 2006 Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Friday at the Grove!
Greg Gage is in Reading, PA shooting the Keystone Nationals. This is the best from Friday's action.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"Outlaws at Atco" Pro Mod Video Clips
Arnie Cohen shot the entire Outlaws at Atco Pro Mod race and Go Drag Racing has them all available for download.
Doug Foley To Be Released This Afternoon
CAYUGA, Ontario (September 27, 2006) – Doug Foley will be released from West Haldimand General Hospital in Ontario this afternoon. Following a crash at Toronto Motorsports Park on Monday, Foley was rushed to West Haldimand General for observation. He was then temporarily transported to Hamilton General Hospital for further screening, and then back to Haldimand. The doctor has already issued his release papers, and Foley will fly to his home in New Jersey this evening. Family and friends with Foley said the hospital and nurses have been very accommodating, and Doug is in much better spirits today.
Billy Meyer Q&A
Billy Meyer was in the finals 20 percent of the time during his NHRA racing years. Not bad for a guy who was also racing in IHRA events, doing match races as well as running any number of businesses.
Qatar set for racing extravaganza
Motor sport fans in Qatar are in for a riveting period of bike and car racing in the new season.
Rick Kopp fueled by passion for drag racing
Many of us lead busy, fast-paced lives, but Top Dragster racer Rick Kopp never stops.
Bishop Racing Offers $20,000 Racing Photography Contest
Stuart Bishop has orchestrated an Australia-wide photographic competition where junior, amateur and professional photographers go in the running to win cash and prizes worth more than $20,000, courtesy of Wallace Bishop Jewellers.
Waterloo man big on boat drag racing
Most people have heard of drag racing, but have they heard about boat drag racing?
Local woman to honor late husband’s drag racing legacy
Southern funny car match racer Skeeter Hernandez will be inducted posthumously into the Old Drag Racers Reunion Hall of Fame at the sixth annual Old Drag Racers Reunion in Florida.
Richard Caleal, 94, Who Helped Design Innovative ’49 Ford, Dies
Richard D. Caleal, a self-taught automotive designer who, working at his kitchen table, helped create the 1949 Ford — the compact, streamlined and hugely popular car credited with lifting the company out of its postwar financial slump — died last Saturday in West Bloomfield, Mich.
Burton Ends a Nearly 5-Year Winless Drought
Jeff Burton is the NASCAR equivalent of the NHRA's Richie Stevens, enjoying a win after several dry years. But in NASCAR, under the soon to be adopted by NHRA 'Chase' rules, Burton is now leading the championship points.
A Boat Racing on Biodiesel, but Running Low on Money: Pete Bethune's goal was simple: to complete the fastest circumnavigation of the globe in a motorboat while using nothing but biodiesel, renewable fuel that can be made with salvaged French fry grease, refined soybean oil and other organic and recycled oils.
Prequel to a Hydrogen Future: Driving G.M.’s Fuel Cell Prototype
If an afternoon behind the wheel of General Motors’ latest prototype hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Sequel, is any indication, automotive powertrains of the future will not feel much different from the engines that drive today’s cars and trucks.
Following an Electronic Voice Through the Back Roads of Kansas
There was no longer any such thing as the blithe anonymity of an unfamiliar landscape. I felt that the earth had been well and truly surveyed. Again and again, I turned off the calculated route — following my nose across country — and the G.P.S. patiently rearranged its plans.
Fueled up for the highway to heaven
The loving husband, father and grandfather, house painter extraordinaire and well-known local hot-rod collector may have been dead. But he still had style.
Moonshine Runners & Cars They Drove
Tom Wolfe Dubbed Junior Johnson and the North Carolina Moonshine Runners the Last American Heroes and We All Know Their Connection to NASCAR. But Who Were These Guys? And What Did They Drive?
Taking Delivery at the Plant to See Their Babies Born
Today’s hyperefficient assembly plants are not welcoming environments for a strolling visitor. But a few factories, including some that build cars with followings of devoted enthusiasts, let buyers witness the entire creation process.

Monday, September 25, 2006

2006 IHRA Toronto Final Results
Final event story coverage from Cayuga. Round results and points standings to follow.
2006 NHRA Dallas Final Results
Final eliminations results and updated NHRA Powerade championship points standings after the 2006 O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
2006 IHRA Toronto Postpnned Until Monday
Due to inclement weather, IHRA officials have postponed Sunday’s eliminations of the Canadian Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Samoa strip wraps up racing today
Today marks the last regularly scheduled race for the 2006 season at the Samoa Drag Strip, and this year was one that saw many familiar names near the top of the rankings.