Those familiar with the popular saying, ‘Hard Work beats Talent, Every Time’ should relate to our tale of our infamous drag racing project car ‘BlownZ’. But our crew pounded away and we proved the slogan true, recording our first seven-second run in Pomona.
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Shannon “Iceman” Jenkins has been a staple at the ADRL’s prestigious Dragstock race, first appearing at the event in 2005. At the ninth rendition of the race on Saturday, Jenkins delivered another trademark performance in Pro Nitrous, this time at the ADRL’s first appearance at zMAX Dragway.
For the first time in NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series history, two female drivers claimed Wally trophies at the same event. Courtney Force powered her Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car to the winner’s circle for the first time in her career, and Erica Enders earned her second career Pro Stock victory.
This weekend, the American Drag League returns to the Virginia Motorsports Park just outside of Richmond, Virginia for the U.S. Drags V, and DRAGZINE will be in the house all weekend long, providing same day coverage, news and notes from the pits, and photos of the non-stop racing action!
Bill Reichert and Mickey Ferro scored big wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car, respectively, on Sunday at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional event at the Route 66 Raceway just outside of Chicago that should go a long way to deciding the eventual title chases.
Steve Torrence raced to his second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyota NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
“Fast” Eddie Rogers would claim event victory in the Chris Duncan Race Cars Pro Mod Super Series at the Doorslammer Shootout at Eddyville Raceway Park on Saturday night in a weekend that produced tough conditions.
Instead of battling Jim Whiteley, Duane Shields, Chris Demke, and Bill Reichert for an NHRA championship, Shawn Cowie is fighting to get back on his feet. It’s been a long road back for the Canadian driver, who remembers little of the accident that nearly took his life over a year ago.
Many-time world champions Bill Reichert and Frank Manzo won the Eastern regional event at Maple Grove Raceway, each for the fourth time in five years.
With $5,000 on the line and a spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL on the line, the first Summit Racing Sportsman Spectacular presented by AMSOIL of the year brought out the best of the best in south Texas and produced some great racing.
Three decades have come and gone since Kevin McHugh last entered a quarter-mile competition, and at this weekend’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway, is connecting the dots from past to present by trading suit and tie for firesuit and gloves as he slides back behind the wheel.
Former U.S. Nationals winner Ken Perry claimed Top Alcohol Dragster and two-time Division 3 champ Chris Foster took Top Alcohol Funny Car at the B’laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, Race 2 of the North Central regional series.
Chris Holbrook finally defeated the undefeated Bo Butner in the ADRL SuperCar Showdown division on Saturday night at the Northeast Drags II at Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania, earning his first win in the category and the third in a row for the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.
Just three years ago Kristen Dennis had only dreamed of one day becoming a professional racer. After all, what would a mother of two from Magnolia, Texas – population 1,100 – do with a fast car and a big dream? As it turns out, win. And win a lot.
Indiana’s Bo Butner drove his supercharged Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to the winner’s circle at the ADRL’s Spring Drags III at fabled Bristol (TN) Dragway to earn his second title in the first two races of the new series.
Chase Copeland is living every kid’s dream – driving a five-second race car, winning national events, and contending for championships in his early 20s.