Not only has Robert Hight’s team begun to show its performance potential, but so has the entire John Force Racing organization as the lazy days of summer swing into action and the Countdown draws nearer.
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It was all in the eyes Sunday at the Kansas Nationals. The National Hot Rod Association and its fans kept their eyes on the skies once again at Heartland Park Topeka as the threat of a tornado bore down on the Kansas capital and this eighth race of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Champs Greg Anderson and Jason Line never have been chumps, but from the way they’re talking and feeling these days, their numbers soon will back them up.
With Antron Brown winning the Top Fuel trophy and Johnny Gray topping teammate Matt Hagan in the Funny Car final, Saturday’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals marked the fourth time this year Don Schumacher Racing has sent two nitro-class drivers to the winners circle.
Top Fuel’s Steve Torrence, eager to go back to the National Hot Rod Association’s big dance, did the Texas Two-step with crew chiefs, booting longtime friend and tuner Richard Hogan and replacing interim helpers Bobby Lagana and Dom Lagana this week with veteran Lee Beard.
Two-time Funny Car champion and current points leader Cruz Pedregon has found a loyal soul, one guaranteed never to leave him: the suddenly sensational Juan Mota.
From torrential rains during qualifying to Bob Vandergriff Jr.’s jog back to the starting line after his Top Fuel victory, we break down to the highlights and low-lights of the NHRA O’Reily SpringNationals in Houston.
Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta doesn’t open his mouth a lot at the National Hot Rod Association racetracks. But he has five words he wants everybody to understand clearly: I’m not planning on retiring. However, one thing he definitely is aiming to do is earn his first Top Fuel series championship.
Mike Edwards’ 6.471-second pass — the quickest in National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock history — gave him his fifth consecutive No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Dollar General Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s zMAX Dragway.
A three-time Top Fuel champion capable of working on his own race car, Larry Dixon seemed to hold all the knowledge there was about a drag racing operation. Except he had no experience in the realm of sponsorship procurement. He’s making up for that these days.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) took special satisfaction in winning Sunday’s Summit Racing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Inside is our race recap from the event.
Today, Justin Swanstrom, the racer they call “Lil’ Country”, hardly can stay away from his smokin’-hot silver nitrous-powered “Skywalker” Mustang. And it’s no wonder. In a span of 63 days this year, the sophomore X275 doorslammer-class racer has won four races and set two records.
For Mick Snyder, drag racing always has been more about comfort than status. And now, thanks to a partnership and friendship with fellow family-man Jason Scruggs and father Mitchell, Snyder has a new home in the ADRL and a championship trophy on his mantle.
From Don Schumacher’s historic 200th victory as a driver and team owner to Mike Edwards’ stunning 6.47-second national elapsed time record, relive all of the hot stories and top quotes from the Amalie Oils NHRA Gatornationals.
Don’t tell the Vance & Hines Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson team it is a shoo-in to win this weekend’s Amalie Oil Gatornationals. After changes for the 2013 by the NHRA Technical Department to even the proverbial playing field, how the season will pan out is anyone’s guess at this point.
The biggest impression Funny Car driver Tony Pedregon has made in the first two races this Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is one of breathtaking catastrophe. But despite his limited budget, the two-time champion believes he and his team can compete.