by Bobby Bennett Jr. Thu, 2024-02-15 09:20
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is set to kick off its 2024 season at Orlando Speed Dragway from Feb. 15-17. This event marks the beginning of the series and its race teams, with several initiatives in place to enhance the racing experience. One significant change is the comprehensive free coverage plan, which will allow fans to stream the races for free on NHRA.tv and the NHRA YouTube page. Throughout the 2024 season, a total of 37 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events will be available for free streaming on these platforms.
Fans can check out the first NHRA racing action of the year, which will be accessible to them at no cost. The season-long free coverage will encompass all seven NHRA divisions, ensuring that fans can enjoy the thrilling races from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series throughout the year.
To access the select divisional races for free, fans simply need to sign up for a complimentary account on NHRA.tv.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Bobby Bennett, Dave Bishop Sat, 2024-01-27 20:11
The idea had merit, but in the long run, lacked longevity and support.
Former IHRA President Billy Meyer had the vision to simplify sportsman drag racing, and in one fell sweep kicked the popular Modified, Super Stock and Stock eliminators to the curb They were replaced by indexed bracket divisions ranging from 7.90 to 12.90 indexes.
Meyer wanted to simplify the explanation of grassroots racing to the casual race fan.
The plan was Factory Modified.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Tue, 2024-01-23 17:14
NHRA officials have confirmed that Flexjet, a global leader in private aviation, will remain the title sponsor for the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class in the upcoming 2024 season.
The Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, a fan-favorite category, is scheduled to feature in 10 races at NHRA national events for the second consecutive year during the 2024 campaign. The season will kick off as part of the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10 at Gainesville Raceway and conclude at World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis on Sept. 27-29 as part of the NHRA Midwest Nationals.
As part of a multi-year extension, Flexjet will continue to serve as the Official Private Aviation Partner of the NHRA.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2024-01-20 13:54
You can't go through a 35-plus year career in drag racing without having a few odd moments.
For five-time IHRA champion Gene Fulton there was none odder and more defining than the day he first laid eyes on a 1964 Chevy II parked on a used car lot in Abilene, Texas.
This car was no looker. In fact, it was the kind of car one might choose as a last resort, with the exception of Fulton.
Fulton saw something no one else envisioned. The end result was a race car which would go down in southeastern drag racing folklore as simply “that wagon Fulton used to have; that few could beat.”
Sun, 2024-01-07 06:59
Travel back in time to an era when sportsman racing meant all-out competition from start to finish. There were no electronics, no cat and mouse battles down the track, and you had to win class.
Thanks to YouTube.com, we are proud to bring you the Diamond P video production of the 1978 NHRA Sportsnationals from Beech bend International Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.
This video feature Pro Comp eliminations when the AA/DA dragsters and BB/FCs battled it out under the same umbrella. You’ll also see Comp eliminator and one Pro Stock legend racing his Mopar. The high-winding and gear-jamming Modified cars do battle as well.
You’ll also see more than a fair share of Stock and Super Stockers.
The video is a little rough in the first part but the sound is incredible. If you’re an old school sportsman drag racing fan, you’ll be in Heaven for at least an hour.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos courtesy of Dave Wallace, Bunker Racing, Super Stock & Drag Illustrated Magazine Sat, 2024-01-06 21:14
The indexed-pro tree classes competing in NHRA’s Super classes weren’t always part of the regular menu of sportsman drag racing. In fact, before 1980, it didn’t exist on the national scene.
Many consider the “Super” style of racing as one style which revolutionized sportsman drag racing. This style of heads-up sportsman racing can be traced back to 1971.
On a sunny day in March 1971, promoter Dave Dorman sat down with his tech officials at Redding Dragway.
Sun, 2023-11-19 13:45
Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Wed, 2023-11-15 11:37
Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio will become the new host venue for the NHRA North Central Division Summit ET Racing Series Team Finals, starting in 2024.
This event, taking place from September 11-15, will feature racers who have qualified to represent their respective member tracks. The Summit ET Racing Series Team Finals has been moved from its previous long-time location at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indiana. Winners of this event will have the opportunity to progress to the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where they can compete for a world championship.
Bill Bader Jr., the president of Summit Motorsports Park, spoke about the rich history of the park, which was acquired by his father 50 years ago.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Tue, 2023-11-07 11:15
The World Drag Racing Alliance (WDRA) has revealed the schedule for its 2024 Summit Bracket Finals presented by Laris Motorsports. Following a successful inaugural season, the WDRA will return with a five-event series, supported again by Summit Racing Equipment and Laris Motorsports Insurance. The series will take place on five consecutive weekends.