Video by Bobby Bennett; Footage courtesy of NHRA/FOXSports Tue, 2018-08-21 23:46
Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory with a win on Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Torrence, whose son, Steve, is the points leader in the class, went 3.756 at 329.99 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster to defeat three-time world champion Antron Brown on a holeshot in the final round. Making his 27th career start, Billy Torrence, who was also the No. 1 qualifier for the first time in his career this weekend, knocked off Terry Totten, Scott Palmer and Mike Salinas to face off with Brown in his first career final round appearance.
Fri, 2018-08-17 18:59
Here it is, our traditional fast-paced recap from the richest Pro Modified race in the world - the $100,000-win Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Modified event from Badimere Speedway outside of Denver, Co.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. ; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2018-08-13 12:32
Most people know Pat Musi as either one of the pioneering Pro Street champions or most recently the innovating drag racing engine builder who led the push of electronic fuel injection into nitrous Pro Modified. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, Musi was a competitive NHRA Pro Stock driver who finished fourth best in the 1981 championship chase.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Sun, 2018-08-12 22:35
This year at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod event instead of having a wildcard race – which paid $10,000 to the winner last year – a burnout contest was held Friday.
And the winner was Stevie “Fast” Jackson. For his thrilling burnout, Jackson collected the $5,000 first-place check.
“This is awesome,” said Jackson. “This is just as good as the race. The reason it is so awesome because all of them people are excited about coming to watch drag racing (Friday night). It (the burnout) was crazy. It was over the track. I was steering it with the throttle, pumping the brakes, chutes, it was fun. The burnout is the most fun thing I do out here, so it was good.” During the burnout, Jackson acknowledged his car did experience some problems. “The thing went out there and shut off,” Jackson said. “I don’t know if it blew up or not, but it would not start.”
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-08-12 12:53
If you rolled with Dale Pulde, you fixed stuff. That's just how you rolled back in the day. If the race car broke, you fixed it. If the rig broke, you fixed it. In this colorful story of a team's never-ending desire to be self-sufficient, the iconic Funny Car describes the times their rig broke and how they fixed it. The best part might be when former business partner Mike Hamby made the most of a roadside situation.
Sun, 2018-08-12 11:48
Nitro veteran John Lawson went for a wild ride in his nostalgia Funny Car during the Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Dragway in Martin, Michigan.
by Drone South Productions Thu, 2018-08-09 19:31
Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the 2018 Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the eighth season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967. This video focuses on the action from Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, Ind.
Wed, 2018-08-08 20:12
Longtime videojournalist Les Mayhew is back at it again with his popular Nitro America You Tube channel. Mayhew made his way up to the United Nitro Funny Car event in Seattle, and the finished product is as great as it has ever been
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-07-29 19:00
When it comes to 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force, there's no such thing as normal. Such is the case in the meeting the parents gathering for John and wife Laurie. Without spoiling the story, here's the setting. They meet the family at a fancy pizza joint, and it didn't take long for the moment to end up on the sordid side. This is one you just have to hear to believe it.
Sun, 2018-07-29 13:12
Two-time 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown winner Joe Welch crashed his ultra-quick Dodge Challenge Saturday at the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Drag Racing.