Introduction by Dave Densmore; Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2017-10-03 16:55
Early in 1990, 28-year-old Darrell “the Kid” Gwynn was being fitted for a crown that pundits assumed he would wear for years to come. Hailed as “the man who would be king,” he was heir apparent to Top Fuel legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to whom he had finished second in points in 1986. In little more than four pro seasons, he had won 18 races and finished no worse than fourth in the Top Fuel driver standings.
Mon, 2017-10-02 21:41
During the summer months, for at least six times, nitro-burning beasts are allowed to roam the streets of Escondido, Ca. The fire-breathing, nitro-guzzling beasts are anything but tame, but this doesn't stop thousands of Southern Californians from lining the streets of the Northern San Diego town to offer their praise and admiration. Friday, September 29th's parade of cackle was the final one of the 2017 season.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Fri, 2017-09-22 11:37
At select events, Top Fuel frontrunner Leah Pritchett has a diversion from her Papa John's Pizza sponsored dragster. She also races the Factory Stock Showdown behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger Drag Pak.
"I think I'm starting to get a feel for this car," Pritchett said. "It certainly isn't as fast as a Top Fuel dragster, but it's a very different car to drive. It does big wheelstands, and with a small (nine-inch wide) tire, you have to be very careful in the way you drive it.
"I have a very limited number of passes with this car. We’ve been all over the place trying to find our baseline. And even going into the U.S. Nationals, we had new a new motor, we got new shocks, so we’re still testing so to speak."
Wed, 2017-09-20 22:10
HOT ROD Drag Week 2017 powered by Dodge and brought to you by Gear Vendors Overdrive. Daily live stream presented by Auto Meter.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-09-18 13:29
What he and his family didn't have in terms of budget, they more than made up for in resourcefulness. This is a preview for the upcoming Legends: The Series episode featuring Darrell Gwynn. The up and coming Top Alcohol Dragster champion who made Top Fuel look effortless was the face of the next generation for fuel racing. Possibly one of our most enlightening episodes of the online documentary series. The Legend of Darrell Gwynn is the final episode in what has been a popular season three.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Fri, 2017-09-15 10:57
It's Thursday, Stock Eliminator class eliminations at the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals, and there's only one ship of a Chevy steaming against a sea of Ford 302-powered Fords and a lone Mercury in the U/Stock Automatic division. Can the Bowtie float through to the winners circle against Fords make too many waves?
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Thu, 2017-09-14 22:20
You'll have to search high and low, and everything in between to find the results for V/Stock Automatic class eliminations from the NHRA U.S. Nationals. But, this reality of obscurity does little to deter those who chose to do battle in this arena. It's not nitro, it's better.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons, FoxSports Wed, 2017-09-06 19:09
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2017-09-04 07:33
James Daniels, for the second consecutive season, will leave the NHRA U.S. Nationals $15,000 richer.
Daniels, behind the wheel of the Ray Barton-themed Dodge Dart, used a .01 reaction and an 8.404 elapsed time to beat Wendell Howes, who spun the tires at the hit and coasted through the lights at 9.923 seconds.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Thu, 2017-08-31 22:56
They were the original alpha class. Big block engines, four-speed transmissions and a penchant for doing whatever they wanted. These beasts, although no longer at the top of Stock Eliminator is still very much ornery, and quite the animal to tame. Go behind the scenes at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Thursday as these high horsepower beasts battle for A/Stock supremacy.