Fri, 2021-01-29 17:00
The Premier Street Car Association announced its 2021 schedule, featuring a Street Car Super National event at a new location as well as an addition to its annual Summer Series.
The PSCA's signature event, the Street Car Super Nationals, returns for its 17th season. Once again hosted at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this year's SCSN: Unmasked event, Nov. 18-21, could be one of the biggest races in the history of Mel Roth's promotion.
Fri, 2021-01-29 16:55
The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals is proud to announce the Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels Street Outlaw category will be contested at all six national events in 2021. The fast-paced 275 Radial category joins five other heads-up eliminators to create one of the most diverse championship line-ups in drag racing.
“Mickey Thompson Tires Street Outlaw racers always bring great competition to the NMCA events and we are happy to host them at all six stops in 2021,” said Rollie Miller, General Manager and National Event Director. “Several big-name racers approached us over the winter about bringing the category back full-time and compete for the prestigious NMCA title in 2021. We listened and worked with Mickey Thompson Tires to make it happen for this year.”
Fri, 2021-01-29 15:45
It's race day at Sanair Raceway, north of the border in Montreal, Quebec. Qualifying is complete, now it's time to begin the process of eliminating down for a winner of the inaugural VRHRA Grandnationals, Race 7 of 9 in the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association.
It's all fun in fantasy land to get away from the troubles of what is happening in the real world.
For those new to this fantasy world, this is how it works. The race with the most votes advances to the next round. We had two days of voting to seed the eight-car fields.
First-round ends tonight at 6 PM EST.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2021-01-28 22:46
As Leah Pruett's Top Fuel dragster broke apart and went careening through the sky above World Wide Technology Raceway, a monster sent a message that it might have been dormant for a half-decade, but it was still out there ready to attack at the most inopportune moments. To clarify, this "monster" has been the inexplicable buckling of the Top Fuel chassis at the front of the footbox, inevitably in most cases breaking the chassis in half and sending both sections skyward and subsequently crashing to the ground. On multiple occasions, sources have indicated in some instances, the chassis have buckled but returned to the pits intact.
Wed, 2021-01-27 17:00
NHRA’s exclusive streaming service, NHRA.tv, will now offer complimentary viewing of select NHRA Sportsman events, powered by NHRA National Dragster magazine.
NHRA fans and racers alike can create an NHRA.tv account and will be granted complimentary access to view select Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events, beginning in February.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2021-01-26 14:15
Four-time Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney has more than enough accomplishments to quantify her status as a drag racing legend. However, one of her most significant accomplishments often gets overshadowed.
Muldowney is heralded for her exploits in driving a dragster. Let the record reflect that she is also in the drag racing history books as the first female driver to have ever won a national event behind the wheel of a nitro-burning Funny Car. After a storied career, an event in 1971 stands as the only Funny Car national event victory for the lady whose Mustang also featured sponsorship from Fredrick's of Hollywood.
Tue, 2021-01-26 05:21
Fire up your computers, call your friends. It's time for the second season of the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association; the race series created out of a pandemic.
So, how does this work?
Each event features the top 20 finishers of the previous season in a ballot where your votes determine qualifying and race results, and inevitably series championships. Since we are fantasy drag races, we can stage the events at any facility we choose, regardless of whether the track exists or not.
The top eight qualifiers advance to final eliminations, where your votes determine the race winners.
This week we head north of the border ro Sanair International Raceway outside of Montreal, Quebec/
Written by Tracy Renck Mon, 2021-01-25 17:00
Veteran racers – father and son – Joe and Joey Haas are embarking on a new adventure in 2021.
Joe and Joey of Nimrod Motorsports acquired a turnkey big show Funny Car this past summer. The car will be run with a nostalgia '57 Chevy body as well as with a modern 2004 Camaro body in the upcoming season.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2021-01-24 21:03
For Cynthia Phillips, drag racing had been a part of her life since 1985, when she and drag racer Quain Stott began dating. Phillips entered the Southeast Gasser Association's C/Gas division four years ago, and in a short time, proved to be a talented driver by finishing in the top ten, as high as fourth for the last two seasons.
Phillips announced recently she will vacate the driver's seat as she battles cancer.
"It's pretty rough because she was really enjoying it," Said Quain Stott, her boyfriend of 36 years. "She was just getting her racing started."
Phillips chooses not to speak publicly and prefers Stott to be her spokesperson.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2021-01-23 19:56
You can't believe everything you see on the Internet.
At least that's how NHRA's Director of Communications Jeffrey Young sees it when talking of White Horse Pass Motorsports Park going away as a drag racing venue.
"It's not going anywhere," Young responded to CompetitionPlus.com when it came to rumors of the facility being commercially repurposed. "We plan on being back there in 2021."
Multiple reports circulating the web suggest the track will be demolished to make way for hotels, a concert venue, and office buildings, among other things.