by Tracy Renck Wed, 2017-05-24 18:21
Since it opened for racing in 1964, Kearney (Neb.) Raceway Park has had a long history of exciting drag racing, and it looks to continue its legacy with its .125 Mile Shootout.
This year, the .125 Mile Shootout is being presented by CompetitionPlus.TV drag racing’s Video Magazine. The .125 Mile Shootout is part of two-race series, that began two years ago. This season the two races in the series will be held May 27 and Oct. 14 at KRP.
“Having Bobby (Bennett, editor of CompetitionPlus.com) and the guys at Comp Plus helping us this year is an honor.” KRP announcer Mark Beatty said. “The racers in this series are incredible and the racing action is jaw dropping.”
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2017-05-24 18:19
John Abbott, a Top Fuel driver who was a member of the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame, and NHRA Division V Hall of Fame, passed away May 21 in Denver after a short battle with cancer. He was 79.
Abbott’s most memorable NHRA accomplishment came when he won the Top Fuel title at the 1981 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
by Josh Hachat Tue, 2017-05-23 18:05
Since starting Aeromotive, Inc. more than 20-plus years ago, there have been plenty of times when things got difficult for Steve Matusek.
The same can be said for a standout racing career that included his first NHRA Pro Mod win earlier this season.
But it’s all about finding proper perspective and for Matusek, he doesn’t have to look far.
His father, John, was a freedom fighter who escaped Hungary from the Russians in 1956, while his mother escaped Poland a decade earlier after hiding in an attic for a year to avoid going to a Nazi Germany concentration camp.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by NHRA Mon, 2017-05-22 12:00
Things can’t get much better in the drag racing world right now for Ron Capps.
After winning his first NHRA nitro Funny Car NHRA world championship a year ago, the veteran driver is in the midst of an amazing 2017 season.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by NHRA Mon, 2017-05-22 12:00
Antron Brown has done it all.
He has won championships - three to be exact. He has set national records and he has taken home more than 60 Wally trophies.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by NHRA Mon, 2017-05-22 08:00
Winning NHRA national events in the Pro Stock class is not easy.
Well, Tanner Gray never received that memo.