Written by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2015-08-05 16:00
Former track prep specialist turned Funny Car driver Chad Head learned a lesson last weekend in Denver he should have already known. Never mess with another man's heavy equipment.
Written by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2015-08-03 20:00
When you're 95 years old, there aren't many first-time opportunities available. That's why Mickey Gamitch, one of the few surviving Pearl Harbor attack survivors was offered the chance to go he didn't flinch.
Gamitch, retired from the Navy after tours in both World War II and Korean War, was at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals as a guest of Lucas Oil.
While Gamitch clearly understands it was his generation which takes credit for the birth of the hot rod, he understands and accepts the fact he missed the memo.
Written by Bobby Bennett Jr. Mon, 2015-08-03 18:00
To understand veteran nitro tuner Jimmy Prock, one must first understand actions speak louder than words. A man of few words, Prock elects to let his race car do the talking.
The performance of his Jack Beckman-driven, Infinite Hero Funny Car spoke volumes recording the quickest elapsed time in Funny Car history with a 3.92 and backing up the feat with a 3.95 on a 110-plus degree track.
Even the eloquently spoken Beckman was at a loss after three-second run No. 17, the most of any Funny Car driver in competition, after a winning run in the second round simply said, "I have no more superlatives."
Written by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2015-08-03 18:00
Drag Racing has lost a great fan and friend today.
Veteran drag racing announcer Brian Olson, 58, of Peru, Ind., passed away sometime during the night on August 2, 2015.
Olson, lead announcer for the Professional Drag Racers Association, had sustained injuries from a motorcycle accident on July 3, 2015. However, Olson was making a positive recovery from the incident.
Tracy Renck, photos by Eric Meyers Mon, 2015-08-03 12:00
What a difference a week makes for Antron Brown.
A week after losing in the first round at the Mile-High Nationals in Denver, Brown, the 2012 world champion, was Top Fuel royalty at the Sonoma (Calif.) Nationals Aug. 2.
Larry Crum, photos by Eric Meyers Mon, 2015-08-03 12:00
How would you describe the perfect race weekend?
A race win? Consistency? A national record? Huge ground made up in the championship standings? How about all four. In the same weekend. By one team.
Tracy Renck, photos by Eric Meyers Mon, 2015-08-03 08:00
It’s safe to say things have been clicking the past two weeks for Pro Stock Motorcycle driver Eddie Krawiec.
The pilot of the Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson won his second NHRA national event in a row, his latest coming Aug. 2 at the Sonoma, (Calif.) Nationals.
Larry Crum, photos by Eric Meyers Mon, 2015-08-03 08:00
After three decades behind the wheel, countless passes, three career final rounds and six number one qualifier awards, Chris McGaha can finally call himself an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series winner.