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LIFE WITHOUT RACING

Jim Jack has been a chaplain for Racers For Christ for... let's just say... a long time. He writes a monthly column and we're honored to now publish it on our website. For more info on Racers For… read more

NHRA UNVEILS RACER SELF-CERTIFICATION TECH PROGRAM

As NHRA Drag Racing is ramping up with the return to racing in many parts of the country, a new Racer Self-Certification tech program for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be introduced for… read more

THISISBRACKETRACING ELITE INSIDER - MANAGING PRESSURE WITH GRATITUDE

Welcome to the latest edition of our new segment, "ELITE Insider"! If you're new, this is a weekly look at some "inside" information within our membership community, ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE. This… read more

THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!

We were extremely sorry to hear the passing of Turbo Action's Paul Forte's wife Hallie, an integrel part of the Turbo Action brand. Our condolences go out to his family. The following is a touching… read more

JOHN FORCE AND GARY SCELZI TO JOIN WFO RADIO LIVE THIS WEEK!

John Force will appear on WFO Radio Live, Thursday at 2 pm ET with host Joe Castello. The 16X NHRA Champion is about to become a grandfather, once again, and is sure to bring his John Force… read more

LIVE FUNNY CAR CHAOS THIS WEEKEND ON BANGSHIFT!

With twenty six cars pre-entered for Funny Car Chaos at Eddyville Raceway Park this Friday and Saturday, flopper fans worldwide have a first time opportunity to stream the Chaos LIVE on… read more

PUERTO RICAN PETE

This might get a little long, but stories are sometimes all we have. Was the early ‘70s when I first met Puerto Rican Pete (and I say that with the utmost respect for the man. However, now I can’t… read more

PDRA TO KICK OFF 2020 SEASON AT EAST COAST NATIONALS

BENSON, N.C. (May 25, 2020) – Almost two full months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) 2020 season opener, the all-eighth-mile… read more

PDRA RELEASES SEVEN-RACE REVISED 2020 SCHEDULE

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (May 21, 2020) – Just over a week away from the delayed start of the 2020 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season, the series announced Wednesday night its revised… read more

NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY SCORES SECOND JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS EVENT, TO BE HELD IN AUGUST

EPPING, N.H. (May 19) -- NHRA officials have announced a second JEGS SPORTSnationals event on the weekend of Aug. 21-22 at New England Dragway. The new race will bring national-event level drag… read more

THE NEW NORMAL - Blog #84
ANOTHER REVISION - LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES
NEW LOCATION—NITTO TIRE NMRA/NMCA SUPER BOWL OF STREET-LEGAL DRAG RACING MOVES TO ST. LOUIS!
S&W PERFORMANCE GROUP OWNER & FOUNDER, WALT WENEY, PASSES
MOTORPLEX SET TO START RACING WITH HISTORIC LONE STAR NATIONALS
LUCAS OIL EXTENDS SUPPORT TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND FRONTLINE ORGANIZATIONS
R.I.P. DRAG RACING
NMCA/NMRA POWER FESTIVAL AT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY POSTPONED
PDRA RETURNING TO RACING MAY 29-30 AT GALOT MOTORSPORTS PARK
ARDMORE DRAGWAY'S WINDMILL NATIONALS

The High Performer Award

ALLEN & DEBBIE BRIDGES

Starting out as a part-time crewman and eventually going to work full-time on the Don Prudhomme crew, Allen Bridges was always into fuel car racing as a fabricator and engine builder. That is until he met safety pioneer Bill Simpson. read more

BILL SIMPSON

It was in 1958, when an 18-year old Bill Simpson broke both arms in a drag racing crash. He later said, “Until then, I was like most drivers. The only time I thought about safety was after I was hurt. This time, it was bad enough to do a lot of thinking.” read more

STEVE FARIA

By his own admittance, Steve Faria isn’t an engineer. As the owner of System 1, he oversees a company that specializes in oil pump and filtration manufacturing. “I was raised on a farm and you just became a sort of ‘jack-of-all-trades.’ " read more