by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Dave Kommel Fri, 2016-02-12 12:28
The elder of two Skillman drag racers competing this weekend showed off his driving prowess in the first day of the 2016 NHRA season.
Ray Skillman doubled up during the first day of sportsman qualifying at the Circle K NHEA Winternationals in Pomona, Ca.
Skillman, driving Mustangs in both Competition and Super Stock Eliminators, raced to the top of the list.
Written by Susan Wade Thu, 2016-02-11 18:00
NHRA drag racers Cruz Pedregon and younger brother Tony Pedregon worked out of the same shop at Brownsburg, Ind., since the latter left John Force Racing and struck out on his own. But they maintained separate operations and earned second Funny Car championships without relying on that loose alliance.
But Tony Pedregon’s new FOX-TV analyst as broadcasting team mate to show host Dave Rieff changes the dynamic between the brothers once again, Cruz Pedregon said.
By Susan Wade Wed, 2016-02-10 20:28
Surely crossing Mike Dunn’s mind recently has been the adage “When one door closes, a window opens.”
The NHRA excluded Dunn from its new FOX Network broadcast team after his 14 years as a face of elite drag racing on ESPN. Dunn’s legion of indignant fans contended that the former driver was a refreshing straight talker who knew the sport, its history, its cars, its personalities. They wondered, “Did his expertise as both a winning Top Fuel and Funny Car racer – not to mention the son of legend “Big Jim” Dunn – and an expert TV analyst not mean anything?”
It did to IRG Sports + Entertainment, the parent company of the International Hot Rod Association. Executives there Tuesday named Dunn IHRA President, giving him a huge window of opportunity to play a key role in reshaping the IHRA.