Fri, 2021-03-26 17:00
Evolution Development Group, Inc. (EVO) today announced the partnership with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR), the winningest National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) team in history, to help keep top racers in the sport on the track, and provide coaching and training for up-and-coming drivers.
It's a remarkable opportunity for fans to get involved with their heroes, said Team Owner Don Schumacher
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2021-03-26 08:03
Once you drive a nitro-burning car and step away - there is still a monster inside, lurking and waiting for the opportunity to be unleashed. All it took for Mitch King was a birthday celebration and a fire-breaking, nitro-burning fuel altered to get the beast growling again.
King returned to the drag strip on Thursday behind the wheel of Terry Haddock’s Top Fuel dragster on the eve of the Funny Car Chaos event at the Texas Motorplex to renew his competition license.
For King, this was more than a procedure to keep his driving credentials current.
Thu, 2021-03-25 04:23
Racing a nitromethane-powered car is always a complicated puzzle. Racing one of the only iron-block Chevy engines on nitro just adds to the challenge. But the Stringer family has found a way to make it a bit easier by using the American Flowtech "Master Tune" software. Beginning with the upcoming Nitro Madness Funny Car Chaos event in Ennis, TX, American Flowtech has joined the Stringer family's Blown Cent-less team as a sponsor.
The President of American Flowtech, Jim Maroney, has run nitro cars for decades and thoroughly understands the volatile fuel dynamics. He currently races a Top Fuel Dragster on the NHRA circuit and stays involved in nitro cars in many other series. One of those cars is the Ray Stringer driven "Blown Cent-less" nitro Chevy. Stringer has been using the Master Tune program for several years, and it has been instrumental in improving his performance. Near the end of 2019, the Blown Cent-less ran a 4.09 second ET at 182 mph to become the quickest and fastest iron block, nitro Chevy in history for 1/8 mile competition.
Stringer credits the Master Tune software with helping him achieve a performance level not seen before with this engine combination.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by David McGee Wed, 2021-03-24 21:00
Thirty years ago Atlanta Dragway was a different facility than the one which has played host to the
NHRA Southern Nationals for the past thirty years. It was a lot different.
The facility, built in 1975 under the guidance of Georgia-based farmer Gene Bennett in the woods of Commerce, Ga., was what some of today icons in drag racing history believed was a track on the cutting edge for the era.
Wed, 2021-03-24 19:00
Two-time NHRA world champion Del Worsham has grown up in the world of drag racing and throughout his professional career the Funny Car category has been a driving force in his development as a driver and crew chief. Worsham announced today his team will be competing in the upcoming Funny Car Chaos event with the support of long-time rod and piston supplier CP Carrillo.
This weekend at the inaugural Nitro Madness Funny Car Chaos event at Texas Motorplex Worsham will also be getting back to his roots and honoring his father, Chuck Worsham, with a throwback look on his race car. With 68 Funny Car entered Funny Car Chaos is shaping up to be the biggest Funny Car race in over 50 years and should prove to be the signature event of the early 2021 drag racing season.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2021-03-24 18:07
NHRA Drag Racing was not prepared for a global pandemic, which shut the sport down for four months and vastly changed how the sanctioning body did business.
A year later, drag racing’s premier series appears headed in the right direction. At least, this is the indication given by the opening event in the 22-race NHRA Camping World Drag racing Series.
The NHRA Gatornationals experienced higher attendance and significantly higher television viewership than last year’s rescheduled fall event.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2021-03-23 23:08
An NHRA official could not confirm Atlanta Dragway has been sold, but sources close to the situation tell CompetitionPlus.com the process has reached the point where "it is as good as done."
With the loss of the drag strip located closer to the Greenville/Spartanburg [SC] market than Atlanta itself, it doesn't mean the NHRA loses the market altogether. The market with events in Charlotte [NC] and Bristol [Tenn.] was already bordering on oversaturation.
Oversaturation doesn't appear to be an issue now. Right now, there is no update on Bristol Dragway as NHRA and SMI, owner of Bristol Dragway, for this season's event.
Tue, 2021-03-23 19:00
NHRA and Atlanta Dragway announced that the 2021 NHRA Southern Nationals, April 30-May 2, will be the final NHRA national event at the historic track.
As this chapter of drag racing history comes to a close, Atlanta Dragway invites racegoers to take in the final NHRA Southern Nationals.
Tue, 2021-03-23 10:37
Summit Motorsports Park and Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) have announced a joint partnership with The Empowerment Alliance beginning in the 2021 racing season. The Empowerment Alliance will become the official “American Energy Independence” partner of Summit Motorsports Park and a major associate sponsor on the MBR A/fuel dragster at 5 races in 2021.
The Empowerment Alliance seeks to educate racing fans about the important issues surrounding the mission to secure America’s energy independence and, with it, Americans’ prosperity, freedom, and security. Low cost, clean, domestic energy is the energy birthright of Americans. Today’s most important issues include:
Tue, 2021-03-23 10:08
Carl Stevens just took delivery of the beautiful hot rod from the Jerry Bickel Race Cars hot rod emporium. While Stevens cars in the past have been turbocharged, we are told this car will have a centrifugal supercharger combination which appears to be taking over the NHRA Pro Modified division.