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OL' DAZE

Words/Photos John McCartney & Michael "Mashie" Mihalko … There is a great deal of history that can be found in and around Island Dragway located in Great Meadow, New Jersey. So much history that has… read more

WILL SMITH MOTORSPORTS SCORES FIRST WIN WITH HIRATA MOTORSPORTS

EARLVILLE, IA (Sept. 16, 2020) - In what driver Will Smith calls a “perfect day” the Smith/Hirata duo pulled out their first win together at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event at… read more

STACKED FIELD TO BATTLE IN MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT SEASON FINALE

The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, originally scheduled for April, will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader… read more

.90 NATIONALS RESULTS & PHOTOS

Maple Grove Raceway- Reading, Pa – The 4th Annual .90 Nationals rumbled into Maple Grove Raceway this past weekend after a 3-year hiatus. The event that had jumped around to a few different venues… read more

NOT THE EURO FINALS

British race fans were finally treated to a good dose of nitro on this long anticipated weekend, the first for a year for some of the Big Show machinery. It was held on the same weekend that the… read more

IT'S OFFICIAL

The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show will not take place as scheduled in December. We sincerely appreciate your commitment and support of the PRI Show. Despite health and safety… read more

CLASS RACER NATIONALS EQUALS SUCCESS

Words/Photos Phil Hutchison More photos on our Photo Gallery … The race, the brainchild of Tim Fletcher and Class Racer president Ken Miele filled a void with the cancelation of the annual Mopar… read more

INDIANA'S STRASSWEG SHINES AT U.S. NATIONALS

(09-10-20) Evansville, IN – The year of 2020 has been a year of “What can happen next?” The NHRA US Nationals stayed right in line with that question for JB Strassweg and Meyer Distributing Top… read more

YANTUS WINS HIS FIRST HEMI CHALLENGE AT INDY

Story by: Phil HutchisonPhotos by: Phil Hutchison and Stephen Yantus … Winning Indy is every drag racers dream. It’s been said if you win nothing in drag racing but the U.S. Nationals, your name… read more

U.S. NATIONALS RESULTS & SPORTSMAN PHOTOS

Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, capping off an impressive weekend with a win at drag racing’s biggest race, the 66th… read more

DELAYED VICTORIES

Photos Phil Hutchison … INDIANAPOLIS – Funny Car driver Matt Hagan gave Don Schumacher Racing its 350th career win, beating teammate Jack Beckman in the final round of the rain-delayed Lucas Oil NHRA… read more

JEGS ALL STAR RESULTS & PHOTOS

Photos Phil Hutchison … INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4) -- For the third time in the last six seasons, the team from NHRA's West Central Division (Division 5) captured the overall points title at the 36th… read more

CLASSIC INDY PHOTOS

A slew of classic U.S. Nationals photos from the archives of Richard Brady. Visit our Photo Gallery. read more

BACK AT LAST - SANTA POD RACEWAY

The crackle and bark of blown fuel drag racing ricochets once more around Santa Pod Raceway next weekend. Fans starved of nitro’s sensory spectator experience will have their patience rewarded as Top… read more

JEGS ALLSTARS EVENT ADDS EXTRA DRAMA TO HISTORIC U.S. NATIONALS

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 1) - The best Sportsman racers that NHRA has to offer are headed for historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis this weekend to take part in the 36th annual JEGS Allstars, a… read more

NHRA NEWS

GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2020) – NHRA announced today the remainder of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. In collaboration with all stakeholders, NHRA plans to hold six national… read more

JUSTIN ASHLEY RACING ADDS MANSCAPED™ BEGINNING AT US NATIONALS

MELVILLE, NY (September 1, 2020) - National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Rookie of the Year contender Justin Ashley announced today that MANSCAPED™ will be added to his 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel… read more

COMELLA FAMILY READY POTENT HEMIS FOR INDY AND THE JEGS ALLSTARS

Photos and Story by: Phil Hutchison … This time last year Webster, NY racer Steve Comella was on top of the world. He and his dad, Chuck, had just won the Cecil Country Lucas Oil Divisional and had a… read more

STEDING, FRANKLIN, PLUCHINO, PELCARSKY AND GAST RACE TO VICTORY AT PDRA SUMMER SHOOTOUT

Photos by: Phil Hutchison … DINWIDDIE, VA (Aug. 29, 2020) – Dominant performances, holeshot victories and first-time winners highlighted the final-round action at the Professional Drag Racers… read more

BTE $100K PRE-RACE

It’s the event every Footbrake racer in the country has been looking forward to since it was announced last July. This week, hundreds of drag racers who live by leaving off the bottom bulb will have… read more