Notebook and photos by Bill Swanson Sun, 2018-07-29 16:49
NMCA and NMRA invaded Route 66 Raceway for the 13 edition of its combined event, The Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. From Pro Mod to True Street, hundreds of cars have entered the gates of the world class race plant in Joliet, Illinois.
by J.T. Gonzalez; Photos by Auto Imagery Fri, 2018-07-27 17:27
When Alan Kenny won the 2012 NHRA Super Comp national championship, it instantly went to No. 1 on the list of accomplishments during his long racing career.
"It's like a fairy tale season," said Kenny in an interview after winning the 2012 title. "If you're a drag racer, the NHRA world championship is your World Series, your Super Bowl, whatever you want to call it. Every year, you lay in bed at night when you can't sleep thinking, 'You know, if I could just win a couple early, maybe I'd have a shot.' "
By J.T. Gonzalez Mon, 2018-07-16 16:40
Ronnie Proctor opened his 2018 season experiencing two things that had never happened to him before: winning an NHRA national event and breaking an engine mandrel. After scoring the first NHRA national event victory of his career at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., his engine completely seized during the PDRA East Coast Spring Nationals at Galot Motorsports Park.
Despite what he described as an "up and down season" to start the year, Proctor's steady performance currently has him No. 6 in the NHRA Division 1 standings and No. 3 in the world. CompetitionPlus Sportsman's J.T. Gonzalez caught up with the Top Sportsman stalwart to talk about his season, his long racing trajectory, and the motivation that keeps him competing.