by Bobby Bennett Jr. Fri, 2023-12-08 07:28
Ida Zetterström, the recently crowned FIA Top Fuel champion, has announced her plans to make her NHRA Top Fuel debut with JCM Racing in the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. Zetterström, a Finnish driver, is relocating to the United States to pursue her dream of competing for an NHRA world championship. She intends to run a limited schedule in 2024, with the goal of a full-time campaign in 2025.
“This is truly a dream come true,” said Zetterström, the FIA Top Fuel record holder for elapsed time and speed. “I’ve been working towards this goal for years now, and to have Joe Maynard and the JCM Racing organization recognize my efforts and potential means so much. I’m so thankful for everyone who has helped me reach this point, including all the NHRA drivers who have offered tips and guidance.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Fri, 2023-12-08 07:24
Red Line Synthetic Oil, a prominent manufacturer of engine oils and lubricants, has been announced as the series title sponsor for the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) for the upcoming 2024 season. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show. This partnership, encompassing multiple years, marks the first time in the 10-year history of the all-eighth-mile drag racing series that the series will have a title sponsor.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2023-12-08 07:21
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Fri, 2023-12-08 07:18
Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull is returning to his front engine roots as Jim Dunn Racing announced at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show that he will be the new driver for their Funny Car team.
Hull replaces Alex Laughlin behind the wheel of the Jim Dunn-tuned Funny Car that finished tenth in the 2023 championship point standings.
The Jim Dunn Racing team had an impressive run in the NHRA Countdown, securing a semifinal finish and three quarterfinal finishes. Hull will pilot the car for the full 21-race Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Thu, 2023-12-07 10:37
Funny Car racer Paul Lee clearly sees the value in drag racing’s business side.
Lee, President of the Wharton Automotive Group, is taking the FTI brand to another level by announcing a performance torque converter and automatic transmission parts warehouse. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, FTI Performance Parts will provide high-performance torque converter components as well as high-performance automatic transmission components.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2023-12-07 10:18
Leah Pruett has announced her decision to step away from racing in 2024 in order to prioritize starting a family with her husband, Tony Stewart.
Stewart, who had a successful season racing as a Top Alcohol Dragster for McPhillips Racing, will take over Pruett’s seat in the Top Fuel category at Tony Stewart Racing (TSR).
Pruett, a 12-time NHRA Top Fuel event winner, expressed her gratitude for the impact racing has had on her life and acknowledged the difficulty of her decision. She finished the 2023 season in third place in the Top Fuel championship standings, marking her highest ranking in her 14-year Top Fuel career.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Thu, 2023-12-07 07:05
Killin Time Racing (KTR), the brand made famous by multi-time doorslammer champion Stevie "Fast" Jackson, has added a key element in its plan to elevate their team to the next level.
KTR has hired respected engine builder Bob Reinhardt to spearhead their in-house engine development division. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in the intricacies of engine building and development KTR feels is crucial in their objective to drive further growth and enhance their dominance in the fast doorslammer racing scene.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2023-12-07 07:01
NHRA officials announced today that Simpson Performance Products, a well-established name in motorsports safety, has been named the title sponsor of the NHRA Safety Safari. This multi-year partnership is set to commence with the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Wed, 2023-12-06 17:10
NHRA officials announced today that Holley EFI will be the title sponsor of the Factory X category for the upcoming NHRA season. Factory X is a category exclusively dedicated to 2019 and newer manufactured automobiles, featuring musclecar models such as the Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.
NHRA Holley EFI Factory X will participate in eight events throughout the 2024 campaign. The first race will take place at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on April 12-14 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Having appeared at four events in 2023, NHRA Holley EFI Factory X, which combines supercharged Hemi, LS, or Coyote engines with manual transmissions and lightweight factory-appearing bodies, has captured the attention of drivers and race fans alike.