by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-04-06 22:15
Austin Prock, the son of world championship NHRA crew chief Jimmy Prock, will take the next step in his drag racing career April 9 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Prock is scheduled to do his inaugural testing in a nitro Funny Car when he gets behind the wheel of the Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro driven by Courtney Force. The elder Prock is a crew chief for reigning NHRA nitro Funny Car world champ Robert Hight at John Force Racing.
NHRA Communications, photos by Jeff Burghardt and Mike Burghardt Fri, 2018-04-06 17:00
Thu, 2018-04-05 18:48
Check out this new '69 Camaro that just rolled out of RJ Race Cars & Quarter-Max Chassis & Racing Components for Bryan Warr of Warrpath Racing!
The RJ Race Cars full tube 4130 chromoly chassis features an upgraded double frame rail designed to handle well over 3000 horsepower. The exterior of the car features an all carbon fiber body with paint by SD Enterprises. This stunning pearl white car is optioned out with high quality Quarter-Max products from tip to tail.
Thu, 2018-04-05 10:47
Sixteen-time champion John Force will head to the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway April 6-8 with some history on his side.
The fourth of 24 events on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series becomes the second four-wide racing event joining the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, held annually since 2010 at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
Force won the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte in 2010 and will be looking to do the same at the Las Vegas event.
Thu, 2018-04-05 04:00
Amethyst Beverage of Reno, Nevada, has announced its support of driver Phil Burkart Jr. and team owner Robert Schwab's TNT First Aid Funny Car, which will be competing for the first time this year at this weekend's 19th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
"I am so excited to be teaming up again with Phil and Robert," said Jeff Flasco, CEO of Amethyst Beverage. "Amethyst believes happiness is in what you drink. Our water has been designed to hydrate athletes 37-percent faster than normal water and with over 70 ionic minerals in our beverages, we increase health benefits as well. We are looking forward to backing Phil for some additional race in 2018 and '19."
Thu, 2018-04-05 04:00
After another successful season and a run that now includes nine championships in the past five years, Pat Musi Racing Engines again has big expectations as the 2018 racing season begins.
It comes after a successful off-season that included Pat Musi Racing Engines and Edelbrock announcing an increased partnership at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis last December. The industry giant was also revealed as a primary sponsor for Lizzy Musi and her 2018 racing season, which begins at the PDRA season-opener this weekend at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, NC.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2018-04-04 20:48
In 1960 and early 1970s four-lane drag racing was occasionally taking place throughout the United States.
Then, back in 2010, the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals took place in Charlotte, N.C., at zMax Dragway
Fast-forward to the present and NHRA now has second track hosting a Four-Wide national event.
Wed, 2018-04-04 12:00
Veteran drag racer Keith Haney saved his best for last Mar. 31, during Radial Revenge Tour 2018 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park. Driving “Enigma,” his nitrous-boosted 2016 Camaro, Haney covered the eighth mile in 3.75 seconds at 197.86 mph to set a new track elapsed time record while leading stripe-to-stripe for the win over Tim Slavens in the Radial vs. the World final.
Slavens ran 3.78 at 212.26 in his twin-turbocharged ’69 Camaro for a close runner-up finish. The track ET record prior to the Radial Revenge event was 3.79 seconds, with Slavens and Haney trading it back-and-forth five times throughout qualifying and eliminations.
Tue, 2018-04-03 21:21
Five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will sport a new look at this weekend's Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals when he unveils a new flat-black JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro.
"We're doing something a little out of the norm for us with this flat-black Camaro built by Rick and Rickie Jones and the group at RJ Racecars," Coughlin said. "It's a great car that feels really comfortable and we've dressed it up with bright yellow JEGS logos on the doors as well as the traditional SS stripes. It's a really cool look I think the fans will like.
"This car was actually driven in a few events by Richie Stevens and later by Val Smeland but (team owner) Richard Freeman recently reacquired it and we decided after our somewhat roller coaster start to the season to put it in service and see if we can't break free and run at the top of the class again."
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-04-03 17:48
It wasn't the perfect rebound, but it was a rebound nonetheless.
Sophomore fuel Funny Car pilot Jonnie Lindberg returned to competition last month following a harrowing two-car car crash with John Force in a second round race at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Lindberg is driving a newly front-halfed Jim Head Funny Car from John Force Racing cloaked with a Mustang body.
The first time out wasn't what Lindberg has hoped for at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.