The creative, spontaneous problem-solving process is a practice in genuinely inventive, imaginative businesses. The National Hot Rod Association is another matter, says veteran journalist Susan Wade.
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Racer Allen Johnson retired his trusty Mopar Dodge Avenger with a victory at Phoenix. With that momentum and the excitement about the replacement vehicle, the Chrysler Group has a “positive problem” on its hands.
Most, if not all, NHRA racers get a little extra revved up for the season-opening Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. was turbocharged.
NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Shawn Cowie, whose Grand Ole Opry-worthy ballad of bad luck began in Nashville and has reached a happy crescendo on the West Coast, lives a country song in reverse.
The players behind the new Professional Drag Racers Association discuss their new venture and share with us how failure is simply not an option for the upstart 1/8-mile doorslammer series.
Clay Millican, who parted ways with Bob Vandergriff Racing this off season, will return in a Parts Plus-sponsored dragster owned by Dexter Tuttle and tuned by Jimmy Walsh and Tony Shortall.
New IHRA President Scott Gardner speaks of the series’ vision for 2014 and beyond, including the return of the Mountain Motor Pro Stock class and whether the Pro Modified class might come home to its roots.
Last month at Pomona, Calif.’s Auto Club Raceway, the Jr. Dragster program scored its biggest coup with Shawn Langdon’s Top Fuel championship, serving to further pave the way for the next generation of stars.
The IHRA is sticking to its affordable-racing business plan and transitioning at its desired pace, and it has attracted some of the favorite drivers of the hard-core Nostalgia Funny Car fans.
Father and son duo Rickie and Matt Smith both love to “play the game,” and in 2013, they played it all the way to a historic celebration as NHRA champions.
Shawn Langdon and Jeg Coughlin earned championships at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, as the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season wrapped up Sunday where it began — at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.
Part Robin Hood to small-tire outlaw drag racers and part shrewd businessman underneath his comically floppy hillbilly hat, Donald “Duck” Long — maybe by virtue of his name alone — is a one-off-style specialty-rac
Johnny Gray and sister Terry Chandler have named the new pilot of the Pitch Energy Dodge Avenger Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing for 2014.
As the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series prepares to finish its 2013 season Nov. 7-10 at Pomona, Calif., here’s a look back at the Las Vegas tale of triumph and disappointment.
The more the NAPA Dodge Charger driver studies history, the more confused he seems to become about whether it’s a yardstick for his success as he chases his long-awaited first world championship.
Funny Car’s John Force and Pro Stock’s Jeg Coughlin carried winner trophies and new points leads away from the Auto Plus NHRA Nationals Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa.