by Bobby Bennett Jr. Thu, 2016-06-30 23:36
NHRA Pro Stock racer V. Gaines has announced his retirement, effective immediately.
In a statement issued today, Gaines was grateful for his time in the sport and the relationships he made along the way.
By Jon Asher Thu, 2016-06-30 19:07
Jon Asher, the seasoned Senior Editor for CompetitionPlus.com, will bring you his four decades worth of insight to NHRA Summit Nationals from Norwalk, Ohio. Follow along daily with the seasoned journalist as he brings you this weekend's race from a different angle - HIS!
By Larry Crum Wed, 2016-06-29 20:46
Leah Pritchett has literally seen it all this season.
From the high of winning her first career race in Phoenix, to the low of losing her ride shortly thereafter when her BVR team disbanded. From the high of driving for one of the strongest teams in all of drag racing, to the low of trying to find funding just to make one more run in a weekend.
There really isn’t anything left that can be thrown at the 28-year-old California native.
by Tracy Renck, Photos by Bill Swanson, Michelle Simmons Wed, 2016-06-29 19:36
Veteran Top Fuel driver T.J. Zizzo will make his 2016 season debut at the Route 66 Nationals July 7-10 in Joliet, Ill., his home track.
“There’s multiple reasons for everything we do,” Zizzo said. “First of all, we really wanted to be prepared because the last couple of seasons we absolutely have not been prepared as we normally are, and it was showing. We qualified well, but we really wanted to get things in order. This kicks off our third year with Rust-Oleum, which is fantastic and there’s many years to come, which is even better. Those are the reasons: cash flow, preparedness, and we wanted to test first, and we tested three weeks ago at Route 66 and it went better than expected.”