by Bobby Bennett Jr.; Camera by Jake Simmons Thu, 2019-10-03 09:19
It’s never good to covet another person’s possessions, but for Gary Howe of Gig Harbor, Washington, he couldn’t help it.
From the first time he saw Carl Downard’s 1955 Chevy, he had to have it. The interesting part of the story is he first saw the shoebox in a video.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos courtesy of NHRA, Roger Richards Fri, 2019-09-27 10:47
Shawn Langdon understands drag racing presents many choices.
For instance, he can run a grueling 24-race NHRA Funny Car season, and if he’s the most successful, pocket $500,000 for winning an NHRA Mello Yello Series championship.
Or, he can jump in his Super Comp dragster and win it over the course of a week while bracket racing.
by Bobby Bennett; Cameras by Jake Simmons, Bobby Bennett Thu, 2019-09-26 19:36
It’s not fast, but it’s slow.
Ellis Buth has heard all the jokes, and while they might be good for a chuckle, but he’s all business when he pulls his 113 horsepower 1976 Pinto to the starting line.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2019-09-23 11:43
The Super Stock/A division was at one time was the top of the line for the then factory hot rods. It was an A-classed car, with a manual transmission which meant the level of badassery was at a premium to race with this group. Over the years, such programs as the merger with Modified Eliminator in 1982, and later the Dodge Hemi Shootout, and the addition of the Factory Stock classifications took some of the luster off of the old meat eaters. But for three diehard Super Stock racers, the breed is still lurking in the staging lanes and ready to devour the competition.