Sat, 2018-12-15 20:48
Krista Baldwin has acquired the Nitro University A/Fuel dragster team for the 2019 season. Baldwin has been the driver for the team since 2016. She plans to make five races for her ownership debut. Former owner, Anthony Dicero, has accepted a fulltime position at Justin Ashley Racing.
“Every year since I was a little girl, my parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas and, of course, it was always, jokingly, my own racecar,” says the 25-year-old racer. “And now my wish finally came true.”
Baldwin attended the Nitro University to receive her Top Alcohol Dragster crossover license in 2015. She made her national event debut at the 2016 Winternationals with team owner Anthony Dicero. Ever since then she has raced and crewed for Dicero with multiple drivers at the wheel.
Tue, 2018-12-11 13:14
NGK Spark Plugs USA, Inc., announced during the PRI Show that it has extended its relationship with NHRA Top Sportsman drag racer Don O’Neal.
O’Neal has used NGK racing spark plugs in his 1999 Monte Carlo 632 Big Block Chevy engine with three-stage nitrous for the past five years and now O’Neal will look to use NTK engine sensors in a new race car. NTK is a member of the NGK Spark Plugs family of brands.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2018-12-06 07:56
Being a standout NHRA driver who never won a world championship is a label Steve Williams wanted to shed.
And, he did exactly that this past season.
Williams, K&N’s Chief Engineering Officer, was crowned the 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Comp World Champion.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2018-12-01 08:48
Iconic doorslammer chassis builder Jerry Bickel believes the newest '55 Chevy Bel-Air body will become to Pro Modified what the '69 Camaro is at the present.
This newest shell, originally designed by Bob Mandell and financed by Tim Wallace, this is the first of its type in carbon fiber, offers the lightest and most aerodynamic version in the marketplace today.
Bickel says the molds, now built by Larry Jeffers, will offer a weight savings of 35-pounds. Jerry Bickel Race Cars is an authorized distributor of these new bodies.
Sun, 2018-11-25 11:21
Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Footbrake Frenzy event at Piedmont Dragway in Greensboro, NC.
Tue, 2018-11-20 16:59
Travel back in time to an era when sportsman racing meant all-out competition from start to finish. There were no electronics, no cat and mouse battles down the track, and you had to win class.
Thanks to YouTube.com, we are proud to bring you the Diamond P video production of the 1978 NHRA Sportsnationals from Beech bend International Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.
This video feature Pro Comp eliminations when the AA/DA dragsters and BB/FCs battled it out under the same umbrella. You’ll also see Comp eliminator and one Pro Stock legend racing his Mopar. The high-winding and gear-jamming Modified cars do battle as well.
You’ll also see more than a fair share of Stock and Super Stockers.
The video is a little rough in the first part but the sound is incredible. If you’re an old school sportsman drag racing fan, you’ll be in Heaven for at least an hour.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-11-12 11:39
David Rampy isn't the kind of drag racer who has largely taken anything for granted
Stuck at 99 races, the iconic sportsman racer from Piedmont, Ala., didn't wonder if the monumental 100th win would come, but when. The humble as humble can be drag racer who won his first NHRA event in 1983 would never admit to feeling that way, but the look on his face each week he rolled into the staging lanes for an NHRA event told the story.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2018-11-10 09:01
Sean Bellemuer, who has won seven Top Alcohol Funny Car events in 2018, set himself up for eighth after dominating Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying during second-day qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Ca.
Bellemeur's quickest run came in Friday afternoon's Q-2 session 5with a 5.411, 271.79 to leapfrog both Annie Whiteley and Ulf Leanders.
Whitely replaced Leanders briefly atop the qualifying list during the Q-2 session with a 5.455, 272.23 pass.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards, Dave Kommel Fri, 2018-11-09 11:31
Thu, 2018-11-08 09:39
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action for an 18th year during the 2019 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country.
The 2019 season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 1-2. The schedule also includes a new location, as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series heads to Tucson Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on March 1-3, also returning to Atlanta Dragway on April 12-13. During the year, the series will feature exciting doubleheader events at Texas Motorplex, Mission Raceway, Heartland Motorsports Park and Sonoma Raceway. The action-packed series will also feature two stops at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore. and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the 2019 season will finish on Nov 7-10.
The upcoming 2019 schedule includes 44 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. Additionally, there will also be 26 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes during the 2019 campaign.