It was a busy weekend of racing around the sport, as the X-DRL in St. Louis and the NHRA Mello Yello series in Bristol headlined a weekend that included the Hot Rod Reunion in Kentucky, the NMRA in Norwalk, and plenty of NHRA and IHRA divisional action.
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Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the PowerTV staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
Sportsman drag racer Amy Taub, the daughter of Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod driver Tim Taub, went for the ride of a lifetime — and pulled off what will easily go in the running for the save of the year — at New Jersey’s Atco Raceway over the weekend, when her dragster spun a full 360 degrees on the race track and di
John Force ended a 31-event winless drought by racing to a special Father’s Day victory Sunday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Heads-up doorslammer racing returns to the midwest and the Gateway Motorsports Park this weekend, as the X-Treme Drag Racing League pays its first visit to St. Louis for the inaugural Gateway Showdown.
Due to a scheduling conflict involving Keith Haney Racing team driver Monroe Guest, Haney has tabbed Doug Reisterer, who has been helping tune the team’s matching Chevrolet Camaros this season, to step into the team’s second car to contest the X-Treme Pro Mod division this weekend.
In a turn of events that certainly has New Jersey area racers and fans grinning ear to ear, the news has come to us that the Island Dragway, shuttered last year and believe to be lost forever, will be re-opening in the very near future, perhaps as early as July.
Take a wheelstanding ride with veteran Pro Modified veteran Quain Stott as he takes a cruise in his other car, an awesome period-correct 1941 Willys Gasser, at the recent Nostalgic Gasser Race at the Greer Dragway in South Carolina!
The ADRL’s Simply Phones U.S. Drags VI in Virginia headlined a busy weekend of racing that included NHRA Lucas Oil series meets in Illinois, Louisiana, and Nevada.
Watch Tom Bailey’s awesome big block twin-turbo ‘Sick Seconds’ 1969 Camaro that will again challenge Larry Larson in the Unlimited class at Hot Rod Drag Week this fall on the chassis dyno at Steve Morris Engines, where it pumps out an impressive 2,108 horsepower. And this is a street car!
The Painless Performance Outlaw Fuel Altered Association thundered into Texas Raceway on May 31st with fifteen blown fuel altereds ready for action on a Friday night under the lights in Kennedale, Texas.
Nearly 30 years ago, decorated Australian drag racing champion Gary Phillips rode out an incredible Funny Car fire at the NHRA Springnationals in Columbus, ending up on the other side of Refugee Road but otherwise unhurt.
Our good buddy Paul Lee, who heads up McLeod Racing Clutches was back in the saddle last weekend at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J. behind the wheel of the Paul Richards-owned Richards Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo flopper and ran well enough to hang around for race day.
The competing ADRL and X-DRL outlaw doorslammer series recently went head-to-head on the same weekend for the first time, and while the two have played relatively nice thus far, it will be interesting to see if they can keep the political shenanigans that rocked open wheel racing out of the picture.
Whether it’s nitro or GM LSX doorslammers you’re into, the weekend had a bit of it all, with the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, the LSX Challenge in Atlanta, the IHRA Nitro Jam in Pittsburgh, and a lot more drag racing action.
Shawn Langdon raced to his third Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Our friends over at Ron Francis Wiring take each and everyone one of the venues they cater to seriously. So if you’re a drag racer, young or old, and you’re into the classic street rods that helped create the sport we know and love, you’re likely to run across the Ron Francis team at an event near you.