by Tracy Renck Thu, 2018-12-06 07:56
Being a standout NHRA driver who never won a world championship is a label Steve Williams wanted to shed.
And, he did exactly that this past season.
Williams, K&N’s Chief Engineering Officer, was crowned the 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Comp World Champion.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2018-12-01 08:48
Iconic doorslammer chassis builder Jerry Bickel believes the newest '55 Chevy Bel-Air body will become to Pro Modified what the '69 Camaro is at the present.
This newest shell, originally designed by Bob Mandell and financed by Tim Wallace, this is the first of its type in carbon fiber, offers the lightest and most aerodynamic version in the marketplace today.
Bickel says the molds, now built by Larry Jeffers, will offer a weight savings of 35-pounds. Jerry Bickel Race Cars is an authorized distributor of these new bodies.
Sun, 2018-11-25 11:21
Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Footbrake Frenzy event at Piedmont Dragway in Greensboro, NC.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-11-12 11:39
David Rampy isn't the kind of drag racer who has largely taken anything for granted
Stuck at 99 races, the iconic sportsman racer from Piedmont, Ala., didn't wonder if the monumental 100th win would come, but when. The humble as humble can be drag racer who won his first NHRA event in 1983 would never admit to feeling that way, but the look on his face each week he rolled into the staging lanes for an NHRA event told the story.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2018-11-10 09:01
Sean Bellemuer, who has won seven Top Alcohol Funny Car events in 2018, set himself up for eighth after dominating Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying during second-day qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Ca.
Bellemeur's quickest run came in Friday afternoon's Q-2 session 5with a 5.411, 271.79 to leapfrog both Annie Whiteley and Ulf Leanders.
Whitely replaced Leanders briefly atop the qualifying list during the Q-2 session with a 5.455, 272.23 pass.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards, Dave Kommel Fri, 2018-11-09 11:31
Thu, 2018-11-08 09:39
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action for an 18th year during the 2019 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country.
The 2019 season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 1-2. The schedule also includes a new location, as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series heads to Tucson Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on March 1-3, also returning to Atlanta Dragway on April 12-13. During the year, the series will feature exciting doubleheader events at Texas Motorplex, Mission Raceway, Heartland Motorsports Park and Sonoma Raceway. The action-packed series will also feature two stops at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore. and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the 2019 season will finish on Nov 7-10.
The upcoming 2019 schedule includes 44 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. Additionally, there will also be 26 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes during the 2019 campaign.
Wed, 2018-11-07 07:24
Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Parker, Graham, Wash., qualified No. 1, then took out Dan Mercier and Johnny Ahten in rounds one and two to advance to the alcohol dragster final against Shawn Cowie who qualified No. 2. Cowie knocked out Matt Sackman and Duane Shields on his way to the final. Parker was out first as Cowie shook the tires and Parker led from start to finish clocking in at 5.604 seconds at 259.21 mph for her second regional event win.
Tue, 2018-11-06 10:56
Justin Lamb, Devin Isenhower, Brian McClanahan, Paul Nero and Ronnie Proctor all clinched NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Championships this weekend at the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Justin Lamb successfully defended his NHRA Lucas Oil World Championship from a year ago as he raced to the Super Stock 2018 Championship with a runner-up finish in Las Vegas. Lamb, Henderson, Nev., came into the weekend leading the points but with a number of racers still in the hunt for the championship.
Mon, 2018-11-05 10:01
Brian McClanahan, Paul Nero and Ronnie Proctor all clinch NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Championships this weekend in the early rounds of eliminations at the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.