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BOB GLIDDEN HOSPITALIZED

 
Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden is resting as peacefully as can be expected at this time at an undisclosed Indianapolis hospital.

DRIVERS TALK ABOUT CHANGES IN PRO STOCK CLASS

Late on the afternoon of Dec. 4, NHRA announced a historic decision regarding the Pro Stock class.

NHRA is going to allow Pro Stock racers to run any currently approved engine combination in any currently approved body, regardless of the manufacturer, during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

A NEW GENERATION: WES BUCK AND DRAG ILLUSTRATED HELPING SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON THE FUTURE OF DRAG RACING

 

Kids these days…

They don’t work hard. They are entitled. They don’t know anything.

But is it true? It all depends on who you ask.

With every generation there exists a lack of understanding, a void of compassion on either side of the generational divide. “It’s not how it used to be,” you will often hear. “Ah, the good old days.”

But some want to bridge that gap, bringing likeminded individuals from across the aisle together all in the name of their mutual passion. In this case, the sport of drag racing.

A NEW GENERATION: WES BUCK AND DRAG ILLUSTRATED HELPING SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON THE FUTURE OF DRAG RACING

 

Kids these days…

They don’t work hard. They are entitled. They don’t know anything.

But is it true? It all depends on who you ask.

With every generation there exists a lack of understanding, a void of compassion on either side of the generational divide. “It’s not how it used to be,” you will often hear. “Ah, the good old days.”

But some want to bridge that gap, bringing likeminded individuals from across the aisle together all in the name of their mutual passion. In this case, the sport of drag racing.

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE VETERAN MATT SMITH TALKS ABOUT HIS 2018 PLANS

The NHRA offseason is in full swing.

Veteran Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Matt Smith is quite busy trying to formulate his plans for the 2018 NHRA season.

FIRST LOOK! BRIAN SCHRADER'S NEW PRO NITROUS C-7 CORVETTE

 

Jerry Bickel has cranked out another beautiful hot rod of the black and white persuasion. Check out Brian Shrader's new C-7 Corvette, destined for PDRA Pro Nitrous. These photos were captured just moments before the beast was loaded into the hauler and headed to crew chief Robert Hayes' shop where it will prep for a new  Billy Albert powerplant.

FOURTH SEASON OF LEGENDS: THE SERIES STARTS WITH EMOTIONAL ERIC MEDLEN EPISODE

Competitionplus.com owner and publisher Bobby Bennett had an idea back in 2013 for an online video series looking at the legends of the NHRA Drag Racing Series. From the outset Legends: The Series told the behind-the-scenes stories of drag racing's storied subjects who often reveal untold stories in these interviews.

The pilot episode featured 16-time Funny Car champion John Force talking about his early days chasing sponsors as an upstart Funny Car driver, the episode, Chasing Uncorporate America, was viewed almost 50,000 times. The inaugural season featured eleven episodes and highlighted a diverse group that included Bill Doner, Graham Light and Steve Reyes to name a few.

ANOTHER STAPLE OF NHRA PRO STOCK TRADITION ELIMINATED

 

Another staple of NHRA Pro Stock fell by the wayside today, as the sanctioning body announced late Monday afternoon it was abandoning its original rule of engine manufacturer matching the body style. Starting in 2018, Pro Stock racers will be allowed to run any currently approved engine combination in any currently approved body, regardless of the manufacturer

“The NHRA Technical Department worked very closely with the Pro Stock teams and the vehicle manufacturers in finalizing this rule change,” said NHRA Vice President-Technical Operations Glen Gray. “The cooperation from all of those involved in the process was very encouraging and we look forward to the 2018 Pro Stock season.”

The NHRA revealed their decision in a letter to Pro Stock teams, with the anticipation the move should provide fans with a wider variety of entries in the class, including more Dodge Darts and Ford Mustangs. Since 2013, NHRA's Pro Stock title has been won by Chevrolet Camaros. 

FORCE RACING EXPANDS NEXT GENERATION PROGRAM

In an expansion of a Next Generation initiative that, over the last 14 years, has developed some of the top driving and mechanical talent in the sport, John Force Racing has announced 26-year-old Sara Slaughter, most recently Media Relations Manager for the NHRA, as its new Public Relations Director.

“Our team has worked with Sara over the last two seasons and John and I were very impressed with her work ethic and her relationship with the media,” said JFR President Robert Hight, the reigning NHRA Funny Car Champion.

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