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.
Editorials & Opinions
What constitutes a street car and who has the world’s quickest is a hotly-debated topic, but perhaps rather than attempt to govern it, credit should simply be given where credit is due for one’s accomplishments.
What drag racing class sucks you in and gets you all hopped up to watch or participate? Is it small-tire drag radial racing, NHRA Pro Stock, bracket racing, Top Fuel, or…?
While the NHRA lost viewers in 2013 for its race telecasts, Discovery’s reality program Street Outlaws widened the gap in television ratings, gaining in both outright numbers and in the 18-49 demographic.
What do you feel was/is the best television programming that our sport has ever enjoyed…not based on sheer viewership numbers or at what hour it aired, but what it did for the sport and the content it aired?
West coast 275 Drag Radial and Outlaw 8.5 racer DJ Reid is constructing an all-new LSX bullet for the 2014 season, and he’s documenting the entire project here on Dragzine. Check out the introduction to the build!
Racing fuel is formulated specifically for certain applications, and X16 is VP’s newest 116-octane fuel. VP Racing Fuels’ Jason Rueckert explains the applications where it works well and more inside.
What was the single greatest run of the 2013 season? We’ve compiled a list of all the big speeds and low elapsed time that made the 2013 a record-breaking one. Now it’s your turn to debate.
If you’re a Pro Modified racer, team owner, sponsor, or fan, the 2013 season was one that will be long remembered, but it’s not likely to be for any of the right reasons.
We want to know how you cope with the long winter away from racing. Do you spent the months working on the car, or do you take up other hobbies that feed the need to compete in some fashion?
Realistically speaking, if you were presented with a fresh slate to build a drag racing series from, and an ala carte menu of classes to assemble, what would a drag racing series under your watch look like?
The NHRA’s television ratings on the ESPN networks have fallen for the third consecutive year, prompting discussions of what is to blame: the network selection or the very core of NHRA drag racing as a whole.
One can easily argue that numbers — all-time records and performance barriers — are more exciting, have more appeal, than the side-by-side racing itself. What do you think?
Back in February we made our unscientific picks for the 2013 NHRA Championships, and with the season now complete, we get the final grade our our selections.
With another season of drag racing largely in the rearview mirror, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back at some of the top stories of the season.
Tell us how YOU got introduced to drag racing. When was it? What track? What are some of your earliest memories of the sport?
Have questions about titanium valves or the latest in valve coatings? Check out our talk with Zeke Urrutia of Ferrea Racing Components to get the answers in the latest TECH5 column.
While there’s no denying that passion runs deep from top to bottom in our sport, there’s no place that it’s more evident than in the grass roots levels of racing, at the local eighth-miles situated off the beaten path, where there’s little fanfare or recognition, but where racing in its purist form can be found.
We want to hear it: if you could attend any one event, hosted by any promoter or racing organization, what would it be? The NHRA? The ADRL or X-DRL, or perhaps the NMCA and NMRA? Or maybe the one-off races like No Mercy, The Yellow Bullet Nationals, or the Street Car Super Nationals?
The Discovery Channels’ new car-themed television program, Street Outlaws, which centers around the world of illegal street racing in the Oklahoma City area, delivers a message that’s great for ratings, but bad for drag racing. Here’s our take…whats yours?