by Bobby Bennett Jr. Thu, 2023-03-23 20:50
Let the record reflect Hell has frozen over.
Rickie Smith, the leading advocate of the nitrous combination, doesn't want other combinations slowed down. He wants a concession that he believes will speed up the nitrous cars.
So what is this magic elixir? Smith seeks a wider wheel for the nitrous cars. He said he took his idea to the NHRA but is still waiting for an answer.
by Jessica Hatcher Thu, 2023-03-23 11:20
In only his first year competing in Comp Eliminator, Monty Bogan already has a divisional event win to his credit.
And not just any event win. He won the first Divison 4 Comp Eliminator race in Belle Rose, La., which means he’s leading the points in the Rooftec Comp Eliminator Bonus Fund. He couldn’t have planned it any better.
“We cooked out, won some races, and had a pretty good time,” said Bogan. “And we didn’t break anything, so all in all, it was a great way to start the season.”
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2023-03-22 18:15
It was two decades ago this week that Erica Enders and her sister Courtney became drag racing movie stars.
The Disney Channel released an original movie, Right On Track, based on the lives of the drag racing siblings.
Right On Track premiered on March 21, 2003, and starred two young actresses who’ve gone on to have standout careers in show business. Beverly Mitchell (7th Heaven, Candy Cane Christmas) played Erica and Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel) played Courtney.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2023-03-22 17:58
In its continued effort to grow partnerships and strengthen business-to-business relationships, John Force Racing announced that they have hired Paul Woody as its Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Woody will be responsible for creating new and enhancing current partnerships as well as developing and executing successful activation.
Wed, 2023-03-22 17:48
M&M Transmission, owned by Pro Mod driver and radial standout Mark Micke, will serve as the new class sponsor for the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) Pro 632 class, series officials announced ahead of the series’ 10th season.
Pro 632 features big-tire doorslammers running either naturally aspirated or nitrous oxide-aided combinations.
“Mark, Damon, Troy, and the entire M&M Transmission team have been long-time supporters of not only the PDRA series, but also the racers in the parking lot,” said PDRA Race Director Tyler Crossnoe. “From on-location service and emergency repair to championship-winning products, M&M Transmission continues a winning résumé with the PDRA with the new increased support level by title sponsoring Pro 632 this season.”
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2023-03-21 16:22
Chip Ellis has accomplished plenty in his lengthy NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career.
Ellis has won seven career NHRA national events, and he has become a steady rent-a-rider since 2018, driving for the teams of Vance & Hines, Matt Smith Racing and Ryan Oehler.
Ellis competed at the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 10-12 for MSR and checked another item off his Pro Stock Motorcycle bucket list – eclipsing 200 mph.
Ellis accomplished the feat with a 6.790-second elapsed time at 200.02 mph during the third qualifying session on March 11.
by Bobby Bennett, Jr. Tue, 2023-03-21 15:05
There's business-to-business programs and then there's what the Cuadra Boys team has pulled off headed into this weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals outside of Phoenix.
The Cuadra Family, who owns the ultra-successful Corral Boots brand, have signed Columbia Impex as a major associate sponsor for the rest of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Columbia Impex is a supplier of genuine reptile and exotic leathers.
by Mary Lendzion; Photos by Steve Turner Tue, 2023-03-21 14:59
With hard launches, huge wheelies, and head-to-head racing, competitors settled right into the new home of the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 17-19, 2023 at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida.
They thrilled at every turn as they took aim at the NMCA Winner's Circle at this first of six events on this year's Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals tour, and along the way, they confirmed their commitment and courage.
"We saw some amazing racing at our highly anticipated NMCA season opener at Orlando Speed World Dragway," said Rollie Miller, NMCA General Manager and National Event Director. "On the well-prepped national stage, racers showed us what we can expect to see on this year's chase to the championships, and we are in for a wild ride."
by Tracy Renck Mon, 2023-03-20 19:21
Battling NHRA’s big budget nitro Funny Car teams is quite the challenge.
However, it is one nitro Funny Car team owner/driver Chad Green welcomes.
Green was clearly up to the challenge at the season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., last Sunday notching a semifinal finish.
Mon, 2023-03-20 13:40
The chemistry and performance for the first NHRA national event of the season with new Funny Car driver Alex Laughlin and Jim Dunn Racing was a success. The team qualified well, ran in the 3.90’s at 320mph in the opening round, and gave their competition a good run for it. The team and driver will look to build on that success and participate in the celebration of the last NHRA national event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park with a Special Edition Funny Car and limited-edition driver signed hero card.