Sun, 2021-10-10 12:00
Point standings (top 10) following the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 17th of 20 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series -
NHRA Communications Sun, 2021-10-10 12:00
Final round-by-round results from the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 17th of 20 events in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 18:00
Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson is looking for a t-shirt he cannot find.
When he finds it, it will likely read, “Never thought I’d be qualifying No. 1, winning races, and in the points lead, but here I am KILLING IT!”
NHRA, photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 18:00
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2021-10-09 17:59
Don Prudhomme had his doubts.
For a little over a decade, the iconic driver whose name was synonymous with Funny Car racing had raced against Billy Meyer, a driver who dreamed big and talked even bigger. This time Meyer wasn't planning to do something behind the wheel of his Funny Car. Instead, he proposed a drag strip the likes of what no one had ever seen, much less raced on.
Meyer told anyone who would listen, including Prudhomme, his plans to build the greatest drag strip ever, one which featured an entire concrete quarter-mile racing surface.
NHRA, photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 17:00
by Susan Wade; Photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 14:27
Krista Baldwin hadn’t planned to be driving her Top Fuel dragster here at Dallas.
Intense planning for the upcoming SEMA Show on behalf of Paul Lee’s Wharton Automotive Group has been occupying her 9-to-5 world. She still is General Manager for Lee’s Funny Car team. And even when she isn’t racing the car she and her grandpa, Chris Karamesines, own together – and are in the process of transitioning the sole ownership to her – she still has to attend to the business of that.
So the NHRA’s FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, just south of Dallas, wasn’t on her agenda. But the Stampede of Speed and the excitement surrounding that lassoed her in.
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 09:55
If Texas is known for its largeness, then Top Fuel racer Brittany Force just wanted to fit in during Friday Night qualifying at the NHRA FallNationals hosted by the Texas Motorplex just outside of Dallas, Texas.
Force put herself in a league of her own with a 3.637 elapsed time, at 335.32 miles per hour, to grab the pot of gold in Friday’s Stampede of Speed qualifying session. Not only did Force grab the fifth quickest run in NHRA 1,000-foot drag racing history and seventh fastest run in Top Fuel racing since it began, but also took home a $15,000 bonus. If the run holds, it will be her 11th 2021 No. 1 qualifier.
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 09:50
The most impressive part of Robert Hight's Friday evening No. 1 qualifying run at the NHRA FallNationals is that he even made it to the finish line under power. Equally impressive is the fact he made it off of the starting line following a series of snafus.
But, he did, and in doing so, kept his dimming championship hopes alive by securing six bonus points in leading both sessions. However, the second session 3.878, 331.94 mile per hour run also netted him a check of $15,000 courtesy of the Texas Motorplex Stampede of Speed bonus.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2021-10-09 09:45
Greg Anderson had a vision of what his Hendrickcars.com-sponsored Camaro needed to run if he was to have a chance to win the $2,500 bonus during Friday's Stampede of Speed at the NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex.
When you're at the back of the line to run, the experience can be tough to stomach.