Fri, 2019-10-11 12:55
Justin Ashley Racing released the first episode of Fix Flip Fuel, an online multi-episode series.
The series gives a behind the scenes look at 24-year-old Justin Ashley’s life as he juggles his professional debut driving a 300 MPH Top Fuel Dragster and running his business fixing and flipping properties in New York.
The first episode gives an overview of what to expect in the upcoming series including the past nine months as Ashley worked with Dustin Davis and the team from their first meeting through three test sessions in preparation for their Charlotte debut. The series can be found on www.fixflipfuel.com, www.justinashley.com, @thejustinashley or on any of Ashley’s social media sites.
by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Linda Swanson Wed, 2019-10-09 14:07
The best way to describe Byron Dragway's World PowerWheelstanding Championships is the event carries the same logic as Red Bull's FlugTag competition. If you're not familiar, the FlugTag is where contestant after contestant construct improbable flight machines which they fly off of a cliff and crash into the water below.
Tue, 2019-10-08 19:57
Every year Byron Dragway hosts its version of organized chaos otherwise known as the World Power Wheelstanding championships. Unfortunately for Chicagoland Super Stock racer Steve Coash, he emptied the contents of his engine on the track but the save of the classic Mopar skidding through the oil is as savage as it gets.
by Bobby Bennett; Introduction by Thomas Pope Thu, 2019-10-03 17:55
Whit Bazemore lived the Hollywood script he could never have imagined writing as a teenaged photographer.
Almost overnight, Bazemore became Winston's go-to photographer for NHRA drag racing. Soon, though, his dream to be on the other side of the lens as a driver became an obsession. He paid his dues to advance climb the ranks from Top Alcohol Funny Car to nitro burners.
And in a case of something truly coming full circle, he eventually landed Winston as his team's sponsor. Bazemore would go on to win 20 NHRA national events - and a spot in the latest installment of CompetitionPlus.tv's "Legends" series. If you like a rags-to-riches kind of story, here's one that takes the cake.
by Bobby Bennett Jr.; Camera by Jake Simmons Tue, 2019-10-01 16:56
The Book of Proverbs clearly states, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
The impact of Funny Cars on a day at the races with his Dad, in the late-1980s, had a profound effect on Chris Graves. So much so, three decades later he's made them a central focus of his life.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2019-09-27 10:58
Whit Bazemore is a love him or hate him kind of guy. There's no middle ground.
For the kid growing up outside of Atlanta, Ga., a budding photography talent was the means to an end. He got his first job shooting for drag racing's major sponsor, the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and parlayed his clout as an excellent lensman into an opportunity to drive a fuel car. There was no easy road to stardom as he learned the hard way.
Check out this brief preview where the song fits Bazemore, "Who do you Love?" or "Who do you love to hate?"
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2019-09-21 11:07
Distance is only a number, just ask Dan Williams.
Williams, a drag racer from the United Kingdom, had his 1969 Nova shipped from the United Kingdom so that he could race in this year’s A/Stock Challenge, class eliminations for the top of the line for conventional Stockers at the NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Article and Video by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Chris Graves Fri, 2019-09-13 06:42
Burnell Russell only wanted to understand better what his sons felt from a Top Fuel car.
Saturday, September 7, 2019, Burnell not only felt what his son, the late Darrell Russell, did when he was a passenger on a pass down the drag strip but also made a bit of United States drag racing history in the process.
Thu, 2019-09-12 21:45
Watch Hot Rod Drag Week live here. Today's Day 4 action comes from Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Md.
by Bobby Bennett Jr.; Camera by Jake Simmons Thu, 2019-09-12 09:30
Go behind the scenes with Scott Palmer, driver of the Magic Dry Top Fuel Dragster at the greatest drag race in the world - the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.