by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-05-27 16:25
Ask Jim Dunn, and he'll tell you how he became a fireman for the retirement package, but most of all for the time off to go drag racing. He never raced for the money, or to be a star. Instead the man they called "Big" merely for his Defensive Tackle stature raced because he loved racing to win for himself. To this day, he remains a throwback to those days of yesteryear when nitro racer raced within their means. In this preview, you'll get a glimpse of how he built a career on his passion for the automobile.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Footage courtesy of NHRA/FOXSports Wed, 2018-05-23 23:46
Courtney Force captured her first career back-to-back Funny Car victories Monday afternoon at the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park. The event was postponed until Monday after weather delayed the track activity until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, which allowed for only two rounds of eliminations for Top Fuel and Funny Car, and one round for Pro Stock.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) were also victorious in their respective categories at the eighth of 24 events on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. All three drivers were the No. 1 qualifiers at the event.
Sun, 2018-05-13 16:00
Heart Like a Wheel is a 1983 biographical film directed by Jonathan Kaplan and based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney. It stars Bonnie Bedelia as Muldowney and Beau Bridges as drag racing legend Connie Kalitta. The film garnered two award nominations: Bedelia for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, and William Theiss for an Academy Award for Costume Design.(from Wikipedia).
Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-05-08 15:42
The Ocelot is about twice the size of the average house cat, and a sleek animal with a gorgeous dappled coat. The beautiful feline can make a great pet in certain circumstances. Let the record reflect, a truck and two drag racers don't provide the optimum setting. But don't take our word for it, listen to Rob Bruins, the 1979 NHRA TF champion, who along with Herm Peterson experienced one first-hand.
Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-04-30 12:45
Driving for Jim Dunn can sometimes be a challenge because of his demanding nature and high standards. However, when the driver is from Japan, sometimes the communication barrier can be a challenge. Dunn spins a yarn about the time Kenji Okazaki combined tradition and nitro racing, and of course, the Dunn tutelage.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Intro by Dave Densmore Thu, 2018-04-26 11:32
Warren Johnson won 97 national events and six championships at the wheel of a series of Chevrolets and Oldsmobiles during the golden age of NHRA Pro Stock racing. Yet, even though he has hoisted more NHRA trophies than any pro racer with the exception of John Force, he never fancied himself a driver.
In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, WJ gets candid about his career and those who helped shape it, from Dr. Zook to Bob Glidden, talks about being “vertically challenged” and explains his simple philosophy of life.
by Drone South Productions Tue, 2018-04-24 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 the Shadyside Dragway SGA season-opening event.
Sat, 2018-04-21 13:00
Catch all of today's action from the NHRA Div. 1 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series from Virginia Motorsports Park courtesy of our coverage partners at D3TV.
Fri, 2018-04-20 09:18
Thanks to our coverage partners at Bangshift.com, we present to you the live video feed from the Spring Fling Million in Las Vegas
Fri, 2018-04-13 15:00
Most every drag racing fan will proclaim "Big Daddy" Don Garlits as the greatest drag racer who ever strapped himself into a dragster. But mention it to Garlits, and he will say he never liked being branded this. Instead, he offers, "I'm just me."
Garlits, the man who advanced safety in the Top Fuel division further than anyone, learned how to drag race by growing up in a family affected by the great depression. He carried the banner in a male-dominated sport and when a talented female driver made her way into the ranks, did his best to win one for the boys all the time.
In this Legends: The Series, Garlits discusses his upbringing, as well as the occupation he nearly had before being led into cars. He'll also discuss his proudest moments as well as a couple of racing fatalities that touched his heart deeply. Garlits also revealed his complicated relationship with Wally Parks and how the love of his family fueled his success.