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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

THE STRAIGHTLINE - INSIGHTS FROM THE INSIDE

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

REIGNING D3 TOP DRAGSTER CHAMP MIKE COUGHLIN LEADS TEAM JEGS INTO BEECH BEND

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 26) -- The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park this weekend for a North Central Regional event at one of Division 3's most historic and beloved… read more

SFG REALIGNS MANAGEMENT TEAM AS 2ND HALF OF SEASON COMMENCES, MILES TO TAKE OVER AS RACE DIRECTOR

Chicago, IL. (Aug. 25, 2020) - As the 2nd half of the SFG Promotions season races into action with the JEGS Labor Day Bracket Bash September 4-6, SFG is announcing changes to its management team. The… read more

HOOKED ON DRAG RACING

Here we go taxing the old memory banks again, and this may get a little long winded. It was the early ‘70s and I was hooked on drag racing… bad. How bad? Pretty bad. Let me explain. In 1969, the… read more

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS EMERGE AS PDRA ENTERS SECOND HALF OF SEASON AT SUMMER SHOOTOUT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (Aug. 24, 2020)– Now three races into the 2020 season, the world championship contenders in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) have started to emerge. The championship… read more

ALTERNATIVE RACES

In last week’s Blog (https://dragracingedge.com/the-blog/), I mentioned about the cancelation of so many events this year. But as I mentioned, “…there are a lot of other events if you really want to… read more

THISISBRACKETRACING ELITE INSIDER - IS THERE AN ADVANTAGE TO USING BLINDERS?

Welcome to the latest edition of our 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

CHOICE OF THROWBACK CAR DESIGN FOR U.S. NATIONALS AN EASY ONE FOR JEG COUGHLIN JR.
DSR RAMPS UP EFFORTS FOR RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN APPROACHING THE NHRA U.S. NATIONALS
DEEP STAGING - WHERE WE CAME FROM
REMEMBER WHEN - GONE TODAY
JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS SET FOR FIRST STOP AT HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY
CANCELLED-POSTPONED
THISISBRACKETRACING TECH TALK - DO I NEED DATA ACQUISITION?
NHRA ANNOUNCES REVISED STRUCTURE FOR STOCK AND SUPER STOCK AT U.S. NATIONALS
OBSERVATIONS
THISISBRACKETRACING ELITE INSIDER - PRE-RACE ROUTINE

The High Performer Award

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

DANNY GRACIA

Growing up in the heydays of drag racing in southern California, Danny Gracia was every bit the car guy as anyone else. In fact, rumor has it, he “borrowed” his father’s truck at nine-years old to take it for a spin around the neighborhood. And what a neighborhood it was. read more