Photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2021-09-12 12:00
Sunday's final Sportsman results from the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway. The race is the 14th of 20 in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards; Video content by Les Mayhew Mon, 2021-09-06 09:57
Photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2021-09-06 07:57
Sunday's final results from the 67th annual Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The race is the 13th of 20 in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Norman Blake, Dave Wallace and Steve Collison Tue, 2021-08-31 20:03
There's nothing more prestigious than winning Top Fuel at the NHRA U.S. Nationals, and that's exactly what inspired a group of sportsman racers to use the first round of eliminations as a protest platform. No sportsman division had dared to stand up to the seemingly invincible sanctioning body, not to mention during their flagship national event. There's always a first time for everything, however, and in 1981 a group of disgruntled sportsman racers took the NHRA to task in front of their paying customers.
This makeshift group of sportsman racers had been rumor fodder in the pits for a few months prior to the event, yet when they confronted the sanctioning body the issue was always sidestepped. On Labor Day weekend in 1981 they took the unprecedented step of airing their concerns before one of the largest crowds of the year. After all, they had nothing to lose.