Wed, 2019-02-13 13:00
NHRA drivers helped All-Star NBA personalities put the pedal down recently for team drag racing competition featuring Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. The All-Star Motor Sports Challengewill air on Saturday, February 16, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on TNT as part of its coverage for NBA All-Star weekend.
Wed, 2019-02-13 06:28
Tommy Johnson Jr. will be spending much of 2019 behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat — both on the street and at the drag strip.
Johnson was presented the keys to a brand-new 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world, during pre-race ceremonies for the NHRA Winternationals.
Wed, 2019-02-13 06:24
Heat insulation leader Thermo-Tec plans to show drag racers the benefits of cooler components after signing on as Official Sponsor of the 2019 National Mustang Racers Association.
Thermo-Tec specialists will be onsite at select NMRA events across the country, offering product knowledge and suggestions to competitors as they race to keep cool during the hot summer months.
“The high-performance cars of the NMRA series produce heat—a lot of it. Thankfully, Thermo-Tec will be right by their side the entire season with temperature control products and advice that provide proven results on the track,” said Nick Helms of Thermo-Tec.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Dave Kommel, NHRA Tue, 2019-02-12 07:00
You couldn’t have scripted a better start to the 2019 NHRA season for Robert Hight.
Following a tumultuous offseason for John Force Racing, one filled with crew member turnover, sponsor changes and driver exits that left much of the team in disarray, the 2019 Winternationals is exactly the medicine this team needed.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Burghardt Photography Tue, 2019-02-12 07:00
Steve Torrence is beatable.
Steve Torrence is human.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Dave Kommel, NHRA Tue, 2019-02-12 03:00
The last time Bo Butner raced at the famed Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, he was sure it would be his last in a Pro Stock machine.
Announcing he was leaving the sport just a few weeks shy of the NHRA season finale in 2018, Butner had plans to hang up his racing gloves and boots and sail off into the sunset with a championship, a handful of wins and a two-year stretch as one of the most dominant drivers in the garage area.
By Susan Wade; Photo by Mike Burghardt Mon, 2019-02-11 19:47
Tony Schumacher, the eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champion, certainly isn’t enjoying his involuntary break from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He isn’t satisfied that he’s sitting out at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., and watching his qualifying streak (second in the NHRA pro ranks) end at 366 races.
However, he said his desire to find the right sponsor – one that will be a perfect fit for him and Don Schumacher Racing, like the U.S. Army was for the past 19 years – is greater than his craving to make more passes in a Top Fuel dragster.
By Susan Wade Mon, 2019-02-11 16:45
Former drag racer Doug Herbert was set to test his NHRA Top Fuel car at Phoenix a decade ago and received a phone call that shattered his world. He learned sons Jon and James were in an auto accident attributed to reckless and distracted driving, an accident that proved fatal for both young boys.
Herbert started piecing his life back together by discovering a way to honor his sons while trying to spare other parents the pain of such an incident. He established a 501(c)3 charity to teach defensive driving skills to teens and consulted with the boys’ classmates, who suggested the name B.R.A.K.E.S.. The acronym stands for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe.
The program grew and allowed Herbert to conduct B.R.A.K.E.S. seminars throughout the nation.
NHRA COMMUNICATIONS, Photos by Roger Richards, Dave Kommel Mon, 2019-02-11 16:00
The season-opening event of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded Monday at the 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were victorious in their respective categories at the first of 24 events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
NHRA COMMUNICATIONS, Photos by Dave Kommel Mon, 2019-02-11 11:00
Monday's final results from the 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The race is the first of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: