by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-06-14 15:10
Mendy Fry is exactly where she has wanted to be all of her life.
Fry ascended into the NHRA Heritage Series Top Fuel point lead on the strength of her monumental Good Vibrations Bakersfield March Meet win earlier this season.
Fry, who raced Nostalgia Funny Cars for the last few seasons, has shown no problems in the transition back to the front-engine dragsters.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Dave Reid, Drag Photos Tue, 2017-06-13 18:39
Larry Dixon sees the silver lining in the dark clouds these days.
Dixon, the three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion, was just about the stage one of three Rapisarda Autosport International dragster in competition at the Australian Winter Nationals when a race official frantically motioned for the defending event champion to shut off his car.
Dixon was in the last pair of dragsters, in Saturday night's final session, as rain began to fall in the shutdown area of Willowbank Raceway, the popular Aussie drag strip located outside of Brisbane. Unfortunately for Dixon, this was the last time he'd get on the track for a chance to score the 50th anniversary title of the event.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Dave Reid, Drag Photos Tue, 2017-06-13 09:39
Ever since Ben Bray was a toddler, he knew his destiny was to include a firesuit and a very fast race car. In the back of his mind, there was the reality a day might come when he'd have to fill his famous father Victor Bray's shoes.
This weekend, at Willowbank Raceway, at the most prestigious event he's ever participated in, reality stared him down.
Bray showed just how well his dad had prepared him, and never flinched in the face of a monumental challenge.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-06-12 20:38
The Winternationals is not just another race on the Australian calendar. For the straight-line sport Down Under, it is the most prolific drag race in the country.
This season, the hallowed event hosted annually by Willowbank Raceway, located just outside of Brisbane, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2017-06-12 12:00
Steve Torrence figured turnabout was fair play.
Antron Brown had beaten the Kilgore, Texas, native in the Top Fuel final round last October at his home track near Dallas.