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DEEP STAGING - WHERE WERE YOU?

Friday, November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated. Tuesday, January 26, 1986, the day the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. And naturally in our present day, Tuesday, September… read more

REMEMBER WHEN- BEYOND OUR CONTROL

Hopefully by the time you’re reading this, we will have gotten past the problems of the Coronavirus and the grip it has placed on every single one of us. However, I’d like to deviate writing about my… read more

REMEMBER WHEN - 50 YEARS LATER

This all started back in 1969 but while thumbing through some shots, this one photo from my days at Byron Dragway always seemed to show up. I never got any info on the car or the team but I always… read more

DEEP STAGING - COMPETITIVE-ITIS

Here’s my problem and I have a sneaky suspicion other racers are the same way. I’m sure you’ve all seen those Peloton or LifeCycle commercials on television for their line-up of exercise bikes, the… read more

REMEMBER WHEN - THE LAST PHOTO TOUR

This might be “old” news by now but in case you haven’t heard – yeah I know, I’ve said this before, something a lot of people remind me of – but I’m formally announcing my retirement from the NHRA… read more

DEEP STAGING - SUPERSTITIONS

I am not superstitious. Okay, so maybe I am… a little. Case in point. I have always preached that at the track, you do the same thing time and time again. If I were to pull away from my trailer and… read more

REMEMBER WHEN - POINTS MEETS AND PROS

Back in time. the divisional schedule of events held in NHRA’s seven divisions was simply called the World Championship Series (WCS). There was no sponsor until Winston came into the fold in the… read more

DEEP STAGING - Rules Are Rules

As the story goes, a couple of months ago a 14-year “person” won a $50-grand bracket race, a pretty impressive feat but one which blew up on the Internet when people found out his age. That started a… read more

REMEMBER WHEN - Daily Dragsters

With the completion several months ago of NHRA’s premier week long running of what has to be termed the “World’s Most Famous Event,” specifically devoted to the Sport of Drag Racing, I began thinking… read more

DEEP STAGING - DRAG RACING IS DEAD?

It’s been nine months and no… I’m not pregnant. But nine months ago, I began penning a weekly blog on our website – www.dragracingedge.com/the-blog. It’s merely a conglomeration of things which rush… read more

REMEMBER WHEN - THE OLD FALLNATIONALS

In the last couple days I have been going through an awful lot of my old race stuff and I ran across this really nice B/W shot of the "King", Jerry Ruth doing this really nice burnout in his Top Fuel… read more

DEEP STAGING - LOSING SUCKS

We’re all losers… Okay, so that’s being a little harsh, but at one thing or another, we do lose. So much so that losing might even be engrained in the American lifestyle. Nobody likes to talk about… read more

REMEMBER WHEN - CAR FEATURE FAVS

For a guy that has been knocking around in the world of NHRA Drag Racing for way more years than I care to recall, once I started doing work for magazines, things changed a little in my life. Gone… read more

RETIREMENT

There’s a saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I guess that means I haven’t worked in a very long time. If that’s the case though, what in the h--- do I do from… read more

GATORNATIONALS

I realize this is probably one issue late, as the Gatornationals was held two months ago but that event meant so much to me. I always looked forward to attending, as I “think” my very first time was… read more

Deep Staging - A Simple Thank You

Words John DiBartolomeo … I recently read an older issue of ArrowTrade magazine; no, I’m not a bow hunter, nor even a hunter at all. With all due respect to those who hunt, I prefer to obtain my meat… read more

Remember When - The Fours And Sixes

Words/Photos Richard Brady … One of the enduring things about spending 26 years as the NHRA Division 3 Photographer is that in the early days, the NHRA was still running both pros along with all the… read more

Who Won?

That’s the point of this column. We all know there are a flood of big-time bracket races happening almost every weekend of the year. Add in the increasing amount of sportsman-type circuit events and… read more

The List

There comes a time after you’ve been doing the same thing over and over for years that at some point one must consider maybe walking away to enjoy retirement. This was made quite obvious to me this… read more

FOREVER IN MY HEART

FOREVER IN MY HEART … It’s taken a little while for me to put this all into perspective. I wrote in our last issue in this column; Deep Staging; as to my win at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA… read more