by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2017-07-21 12:53
A mentor, talented driver and exceptional marketer are the words some of those who knew John Collins used to describe the Funny Car legend.
Collins passed away on July 14, 2017, following a battle with cancer.
Collins, while he raced other divisions, was well known for his stereo-sponsored Funny Cars, first with Pioneer and then JVC. During this era, he was instrumental in getting the NHRA to accept foreign bodied entries.
by Josh Hachat Fri, 2017-07-21 12:28
Like any competitor, Erica Enders enjoyed the view from the top of the mountain.
After a season when every aspect of her team was tested, Enders isn’t all the way back up, but the view is starting to get a whole lot better again.
The two-time Pro Stock world champion appears to have fully recovered from a miserable 2016 that included no victories and the Elite Motorsports team’s frustrating year trying to run a Mopar.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2017-07-20 22:15
Larry Morgan has been around long enough in the business to understand there are times when opportunity falls into your lap.
Morgan, the seasoned Pro Stock racer from Newark, Ohio, with a never-ending propensity to tell you about the world as he sees it, will never forget when the opportunity to become a race series president fell into his lap.
"It was what had to be 130-degrees, and I was laying on my back fixing a broken air conditioner unit," Morgan proclaimed without hesitation.
Jeff Biegun, Morgan's sponsor through his racerdirect.net company, called on his driver for a favor.
by Josh Hachat Wed, 2017-07-19 19:08
Missing a race wasn’t ideal for reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Jerry Savoie.
But what he gained in return more than made up for it.
Savoie, who already has one win this season, returned in Chicago after missing the NHRA stop in Norwalk. It certainly wasn’t scheduled, either, as Tropical Storm Cindy in Louisiana caused Savoie to miss the race, but not for reasons one might expect.