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NITRO FC OWNER/DRIVER BOB TASCA III AMPED UP FOR 2020 SEASON

 

The 2019 season had its ups and downs for veteran nitro Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III.

However, Tasca couldn’t be more amped up to get rolling for the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Series campaign in his Ford Mustang Funny Car.

“Listen, I have (co-crew chiefs) Mike Neff and Jon Schaffer at the helm and eight experienced talented guys on the race car,” Tasca said. “I’ve always said I’ve never been more excited to start a season and I think every driver says that every year and I think mathematically on paper this is my best shot going into a season to win a championship I’ve ever had in my career. Excitement (for the 2020 season) is an understatement. I can’t wait to get out 

TECH; TORQUE CONVERTERS 101 WITH HUGHES PERFORMANCE

If you're a technical novice seeking to learn more about high-performance parts, the folks at Hughes Performance have created an excellent multi-part series discussing the ins-and-outs of the torque converter, and its technology.

CLASSIC VIDEO: REVISITING AND THEY WALKED AWAY

 

Nothing grabs the attention of a racing fan quite like a crash.

Drag racing video great Diamond P captured many of these heart-wrenching crashes during their time of covering the NHRA series. In the 1980s, Diamond P created a VHS compilation of the nastiest incidents.

Check out the first of multiple titles under the And the Walked Away lineage.

2019: A BANNER YEAR FOR VINTAGE RACING IN THE UPPER MIDWEST

 

When the Chrome Czars Motor Club began staging the Hunnert Car Heads Up at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, few believed that vintage drag racing would sustain itself over the long term. After all, they reasoned, there aren't enough old cars left, and few would pay to watch them.

Now, as the second decade of this century comes to a close, the non-believers have been proven wrong, as vintage drag racing in the Upper Midwest is on solid footing, with racers and spectators supporting multiple events at multiple tracks.

ENCORE: TIM GROSE REMEMBERS “THE CRASH”

grose_03.jpgTim Grose, a former nitro Funny Car driver, points out while he suffered a bad crash in 1980, he’s seen a lot worse today.

“I was fortunate to walk away. I still don’t think mine compares to some of those I’ve seen today.”

While he’d prefer that his name be associated more as a competitor who generated the most with the least, he’s still haunted by the reminders of a grisly crash that some rank as one of the worst in the class.

ANDERSON SEES POSITIVE FUTURE AHEAD FOR NHRA PRO STOCK

UPDATED: #BURNOUTSFORWYATT: RACERS RALLY FOR YOUNG CANCER PATIENT

 

Four-year-old Wyatt Spann of Winfield, Alabama, is battling brain cancer. He’s a little guy who loves cars and only wants to play. But nature has dealt him a cruel hand in life, and as of January 16, 2020, he’s doing the best he can. Racers worldwide are currently rallying to his cause, in support of Wyatt.

His plight became known on social media on Friday, January 10, 2020, Josh Colburn of Alabama started the social media page #burnoutsforwyatt. In his words, “I launched that hash-tag posting in hopes it would help take the family’s mind off the bad that’s going on. I wanted them to know that they had tons of support behind them.”

SNEAK PEEK - JOHN LAWSON'S NEW PONTIAC AA/FC

Veteran independent fuel Funny Car racer John Lawson will have a new nitro-burning Funny Car this season.

However, this one won't be on the big show tour. We just grabbed a sneak peek of the first of three AA/Fuel Coupes Lawson will run this season. This Pontiac Firebird is definitely going to be neat to watch.

LISTEN TO THE LATEST FOX NHRA INSIDER PODCAST WITH BRIAN LOHNES

 

Brian Lohnes, arguably one of the best microphone men in the history of drag racing, has made a name for himself in a relatively short time on the national scene, has an awesome podcast focusing primarily on the NHRA tour. 

Each week, Lohnes will bring you the ins and outs of the major stories breaking in drag racing, as well as insight into the personalities of the sport. Tune in each week to catch each informative episode.

SNEAK PEEK: JUSTIN BOND'S NEW PROCHARGED CAMARO

Justin Bond, who drove his way to a runner-up at the NHRA Fallnationals last October in Dallas, has taken delivery of a new Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built Camaro.

The new Camaro is on its way to ProLine to be outfitted with a new Procharged engine.

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