Wed, 2019-01-30 10:28
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at Orlando Speed World Dragway for the Winter Warm-Up on February 1st-2nd. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2019-01-25 09:08
Mother Nature didn’t want to cooperate with a snowstorm.
However, in the end the 5th annual DragstersForSale Practice Tree Race Jan. 19 in Evansville, Ind., was a success according to event organizer Don O’Neal.
Fri, 2019-01-18 08:37
Effective January 1, 2019, local businessmen Donald ‘JR’ Sandlian, David Dockens and Jason Caldwell have acquired the business and property known as Kansas International Dragway (KID) and are preparing for the 2019 race season. The new owners are excited to elevate the sport of drag racing in Wichita, and have numerous improvements planned before the opening date of March 23, 2019.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2019-01-17 07:49
The offseason in drag racing can sometimes seem forever.
Sitting at home during the winter months waiting to get back to the track is not a cure for boredom.
Enter Don O’Neal.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2019-01-14 11:35
Shane Westerfield, 2017 NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion, is the new driver of Rick Jackson's new Camaro alcohol Funny Car. Westerfield parked his own team at the end of last season.
“I haven’t been this excited and this nervous in a while to go race,” Westerfield said.
Westerfield and Jackson plan to put in some test laps following the PRO Winter Warm-up at Wild Horse Motorsports Park ahead of the NHRA season-opener in Pomona, Ca.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2019-01-05 06:30
In the 1970s, there was no mistaking this sound. The high-winding, heaving flywheel grinding, gear-jamming symphony made up the orchestra of Modified eliminator. Called blue-collar class racing, Modified thrived in NHRA competition until it was disbanded and divided between Competition and Super Stock. This informative CompetitionPlus.tv video, tells the Modified story through the eyes of Mike Edwards, Vinny Barone, David Nickens, Gene Fulton and Jerry Coley.
Fri, 2019-01-04 10:00
The NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League, the wildly popular series for young NHRA racers two premier events, the Western and Eastern Conference Finals, will return to familiar surroundings for the 2019 season. The Western Conference Finals will take place at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla. and the Eastern Conference Finals will be held at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.
Oklahoma’s Osage Tulsa Raceway Park will host the event for the fourth consecutive season on June 27-28, while the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals will return to Eastern Tennessee’s famed Thunder Valley, July 18-20.
“These young racers have so much talent. They truly are the future stars of NHRA drag racing,” said Eric Lotz, director of field marketing, NHRA. “The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League is where these young drivers of NHRA learn skills that will prepare them for the future. Both facilities continue to grow these events and make the racers and their families feel welcome during the weekend.”
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Bobby Bennett, Dave Bishop Wed, 2019-01-02 20:01
The idea had merit, but in the long run, lacked longevity and support.
Former IHRA President Billy Meyer had the vision to simplify sportsman drag racing, and in one fell sweep kicked the popular Modified, Super Stock and Stock eliminators to the curb They were replaced by indexed bracket divisions ranging from 7.90 to 12.90 indexes.
Meyer wanted to simplify the explanation of grassroots racing to the casual race fan.
The plan was Factory Modified.
Sun, 2018-12-30 20:40
Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the 4th annual New Year's Nationals hosted by Palm Beach International Raceway.
Sat, 2018-12-22 09:31
Jeremy Wagler, owner of Wagler Motorsports Products, recently purchased the No Box Nationals, a well-known bracket racing event that was first constructed by Triple O Promotions back in 2007. With over more than 200 entries each year, Wagler Competition Products is looking forward to bringing the race back in 2019 and continuing the tradition that’s over a decade strong.