by Tracy Renck Wed, 2018-07-25 17:28
Veteran NHRA Pro Stock racer Larry Morgan had plenty of success during his driving career.
These days, Morgan is building Pro Stock Motorcycle engines for Team Liberty with drivers world champion Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed.
NHRA Communications Wed, 2018-07-25 17:00
NHRA officials announced the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, which will again feature intense racing action at tracks across the country. Millions of fans will experience sensory-overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where victories may be determined by mere thousandths of a second.
A special highlight on the 2019 tour will be the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Florida’s Gainesville Raceway March 14-17. To commemorate this momentous occasion, some of NHRA’s most beloved figures will come together to celebrate, marking the culmination of the yearlong NHRA Legends Tour. Never before have so many NHRA Legends been gathered in one place. This is a “can’t miss” event for any devoted NHRA fan.
Wed, 2018-07-25 08:25
Lescure Company, based in Concord, California, brings neighboring sponsorship to the Jim Dunn Racing Oberto Funny Car team during this weekend’s NHRA national event at Sonoma Raceway. Mechanical systems specialists, Lescure provides project assistance from concept all the way through to construction and management services. The business has been around for 71 years, and involved in drag racing for a third of that time.
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2018-07-24 22:55
At the 2018 season-opening Pro Stock Motorcycle race, Hector Arana Jr. made history.
Arana Jr., on his Erik Buell Racing motorcycle sponsored by Lucas Oil Racing TV, broke the elusive 200-mph barrier with his 200.23 mph run in qualifying March 16 at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
With the run, Arana Jr. claims the $10,000 bonus for becoming the first rider to join the DENSO Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club.
Tue, 2018-07-24 21:49
Point leader Steve Torrence didn't have a stellar weekend in Denver.
Not only did he lose to Blake Alexander in the second round of the Dodge Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, he was forced to race without crew chief Richard Hogan for the first time in more than four years.
Racing without crew chief Richard Hogan in his pit for the first time in more than four years, point leader Steve Torrence fell to Blake Alexander Sunday in the second round of the 39th annual Dodge Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
by Bobby Bennett for CompetitionPlus Australia Tue, 2018-07-24 17:22
Frankie "Madman" Taylor, the veteran doorslammer driver who filled in for the sidelined Victor Bray, finished his 400 Thunder tour in Australia the same way he started it, with a resounding victory.
It was November of 2017 when Taylor joined Team Bray Racing [TBR] to undertake his first race event in Australia, the Texan – formerly the world’s quickest and fastest blown Doorslammer driver over the quarter mile – took on and defeated now-champion Paul Mouhayet in Sydney.
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2018-07-24 16:50
Antron Brown is an accomplished NHRA racer, highlighted by him winning three NHRA Top Fuel world championships in 2012, 2015-16.
Brown also is one of NHRA’s most popular drivers thanks to his charismatic personality.
Yet, just when you think you know a guy he has an odd quirk.
Tue, 2018-07-24 11:02
Living less than an hour from Bandimere Speedway, Tommy Johanns is a good judge when it comes to the pulse of Denver-area racing scene.
In his view, the excitement level approaching the DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod, which takes place Aug. 10-11 on Thunder Mountain, is already approaching impressive territory.
“It’s definitely the talk of the town around here, there’s no question,” Johanns said. “It’s the talk of the town and I think it will remain that way.”
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Richard Brady Mon, 2018-07-23 08:00
Leah Pritchett’s Mopar Dodge 1320 Dragster has an “Angry Bee” logo on it, and she has been swarming her rivals all weekend at Bandimere Speedway, at Morrison, Colo., west of Denver.
Doug Kalitta was the latest to get stung.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by Richard Brady Mon, 2018-07-23 08:00
John Force is alive and well.
The legendary 16-time NHRA nitro Funny Car champion, who has had his share of struggles this season, proved that Sunday at the Mile-High Nationals.