by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2021-12-19 21:54
The Pro Comp concept had all the makings of a great concept on paper, but in reality the classification is one that became antiquated the moment the 1974 season began.
Pro Comp was a star destined to shine, a bridge covering the colossal gap which existed between sportsman racing and the nitro-burning division.
The semi-professional division was actually a salve to ease the sting of losing Top Gas eliminator earlier in the season while elevating many of the “overqualified” Comp eliminator entries.
Pro Comp featured a mix of the “everything to everybody” nature of sportsman drag racing with the cutthroat nature of professional racing’s heads up pro-tree format. Maybe cutthroat didn’t describe the nature of its followers, but it described the level of competition to a tee.
by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2021-12-19 06:54
Pro Stock racer Rodger Brogdon has chosen to let his performance on the track for his entire career. As he saw it, popularity didn't win races. Performance did.
Until now, this was the case.
Brogdon, of Tomball, Texas, scored his first win of the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association, a series of events decided by fan vote, stopping Alan Prusienski in the finals of the Duel in the desert event hosted by BeeLine Dragway.
With the victory, Brogdon passed Dallas Glenn for the point lead.
Sat, 2021-12-18 16:04
It's race day at Beeline Dragway located in Scottsdale, Az. Qualifying is complete, now it's time to begin the process of eliminating down for a winner at the Hughes Performance Thunder in the Desert, Race 2 of 9 in the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association.
It's all fun in fantasy land to get away from the troubles of what is happening in the real world.
For those new to this fantasy world, this is how it works. The race with the most votes advances to the next round. We had two days of voting to seed the eight-car fields.
First-round ends tonight at 7 PM EST.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2021-12-18 07:33
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2021-12-17 23:22
Iconic drag racer Kenny Bernstein said Dale Armstrong best explained their working relationship, which yielded multiple championships.
"He said, 'Kenny, you go out and find the money, and I spend it," Bernstein recalled with a laugh.
This relationship can be attributed to the transformation of recognizable Funny Car designs to a one-size-fits-all box type configuration only recognizable through graphics.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2021-12-15 22:41
When NHRA's Factory Experimental concept hit the drag racing community, it did so with rave reviews and great anticipation. However, a little over a month later, the iconic Factory Experimental designation no longer exists.
NHRA has given the extension of Factory Stock Showdown and possibly the new redesign of its Pro Stock division, a trendier designation.
Call it Factory X, the artist formerly known as Factory Experimental.
Wed, 2021-12-15 19:00
LIVE at 9PM EST (12/14), Competition Plus' drag racing talk show, Power Hour, airs with the latest in news, opinion, and relevant guests within the sport. Guests are Paige Coughlin who has recently announced the intentions of a no-prep run along with Richard Brogdon who has a great wagon plus we'll see him in NHRA pro stock once more. Hosted by Slammin' Sam and the Monday Morning Racer be sure to tune in on the Competition Plus Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
Wed, 2021-12-15 12:36
NHRA Pro Stock racer Kyle Koretsky, better known around the pits as Kid Chaos, will continue to represent Lucas Oil Products throughout 2022, as announced during PRI 2021.
“As a racer, having Lucas Oil Products displayed on the side of your car is a really big deal,” says Koretsky. “Their exposure across various types of motorsports tells you a lot about their company and commitment to racing. I am stoked that they think so highly of our race team and would like for us to continue representing their brand at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events, as well as off the racetrack too.”
Wed, 2021-12-15 10:48
If there is a drag race car design equally as iconic as the rail dragster, it would have to be the Funny Car.
Developed out of the Factory Experimental movement of the mid-1960s when drag racers began taking liberties with moving the rear axles forward for better traction, developing peculiar-looking cars or as the late CJ Hart dubbed them, "those Funny Cars."
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2021-12-13 20:53
It might not be an identical Karate Kid scenario like in the movie, but when rookie Pro Stock driver Camrie Caruso and veteran crew chief Jim Yates hit the track in 2022, they’re hoping for similar results.
Caruso, the third-generation drag racer and soon to be NHRA Pro Stock’s second female racer in competition, she’s determined to master her “wax-on wax-off” routine when it comes to learning from Yates, who was once a decorated championship competitor as a driver.
The first point Yates would like to make is Caruso is a good driver, and his role is just to help her get better.