Video by Bobby Bennett; Footage courtesy of NHRA/FOXSports Thu, 2018-03-22 00:46
Richie Crampton took home the Top Fuel victory Sunday afternoon at the 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also winners in their respective categories at the third of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Crampton got the uncontested win when he piloted his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to the winning run of 3.854 seconds at 314.90 mph after Shawn Reed had to shut off his dragster on the starting line. This is Crampton’s first Wally since Dallas 2015, first event victory at Gainesville Raceway, and eighth overall.
Thu, 2018-03-15 13:15
Two drivers featured as part of the Legends: The Series program will officially be inducted into the Don Garlits Drag Racing Hall of Fame tonight in Gainesville, Fla. Here's a chance to se their stories in their own words.
Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-03-12 17:35
Young men are apt to do whatever it takes to secure the admiration and love of a young lady. For 16-time NHRA champion John Force, trying to tame an ornery AA/Fuel Altered on an LA County backroad probably wasn't the brightest idea to try and impress the young lady who would eventually become his wife. Well it is John Force we are talking about, and of course, there's a blooper reel at the end.
Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-02-27 21:38
If you think noted door slammer announcer Al Tucci is entertaining as an announcer, then you haven't heard him tell a story. Tucci, in this episode of CompetitionPlusTV's Storytellers, reveals the day he match raced "Uncle" Roy Hill through a shopping mall parking lot, and literally took his life into his own hands. What makes this tale even better the statute of limitations has run out on this 1990s gut-splitter. If you're at the office and not supposed to laugh heartily, this isn't the video for you to watch at this time.
Mon, 2018-02-26 12:42
We can only imagine the celebration if this Top Fuel driver wins; which we believe will happen this season.
Scott Palmer and members of the CAPCO crew celebrate his first ever final round appearance the best way they know how with throttle wacks on a nitro car.
These teams epitomize everything fuel racing used to be about.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2018-02-22 16:18
John Force’s incredible success as a professional drag racer belies a childhood in which he rarely won anything – from football to fistfights.
In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, the 16-time Funny Car champ talks about enduring polio, the influence of his brother Louie, his family’s “Grapes of Wrath” lifestyle, a father whose pride was not evident until after his death, learning to deal with pressure and how he would most like to be remembered.
“I didn’t know I was a poor child,” the 148-time NHRA tour winner said of his years growing up in seven-member family anchored by a truck driving dad and a fry cook mom. “I thought it was the greatest time of my life.”
Tue, 2018-02-20 13:51
When you combine high horsepower race vehicles and a narrow tire, wild things can happen. Here's a compilation of some of the wild rides we experienced at the Lights Out 9 event promoted by Donald Long's Duck X Productions. But of all the wild runs, it's the last one you don't want to miss.
Videos by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2018-02-19 23:59
Catch the final recaps in both qualifying and eliminations as well as all the other action from the incredible Lights Out 9 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, located outside of Valdosta, Ga.
Fri, 2018-02-16 23:24
Thanks to our coverage parters over at Motor Mania TV, we bring you the live feed from Lights Out 9 at South Georgia Motorsports Park located outside of Valdosta, Ga.