Our great sport can often be one of great divide between new racers and seasoned racers, young racers and old. We seem to be inept at accepting change, and egos and elitist attitudes prevail, cutting a chasm between those entering the sport and those that have been around the block. And what good does it do? None.
The concept of ride-buying has been an unpopular one with fans of auto racing, but it really represents a bigger problem in this industry that centers around the very economics of competing.
Passion is a defining and unifying trait that runs deep in the NHRA sportsman drag racing ranks, and it’s the glue that’s held this backbone of the world’s preeminent drag racing series together for decades, but at what point does indignity trump passion?
Five years into the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship era, it’s fair to say we just witnessed one of the most incredible endings to a season of drag racing ever. Perhaps THE greatest.
There’s a new heads-up doorslammer series on the horizon headed by former members of the ADRL management staff, with a proposed four-race schedule that promises a focus on entertainment. It’s the next chapter in the story, and given a peaceful coexistence, it’s a great thing for drag racing.
As the world we live in has reshaped our minds and our priorities, a significant change in how all of us, and our nation’s youth in particular, perceive and value the automobile, and this has an effect that trickles down to the automotive aftermarket and the racing industry.
The Olympics are a great chance for us all to cheer for team USA every four years but how much better would it be if motorsports were included. Contributor Chris McWilliams debates the idea of including Motorsports in the Olympics.
Steel guardrails have clearly outlasted their welcome at dragstrips, and in the wake of the recent tragic passing of one of our fellow racers, it’s time that racers took a stand in the name of safety and racetracks responded with the necessary changes.
Index racing is nothing new to the sport. But outside of NHRA and IHRA sportsman circles, this style of glorified bracket racing has gained a lot of momentum at tracks around the South and East Coast. And it could be the next big thing – the saving grace – of racing on a local and regional level.
What happens when you mix a metal fabricator, a big job and a compressed timeframe? Complacency of course, and our Tech Editor presents a new scientific law with justification for your pleasure. Read more here.
One of the main issues in drag racing today is change. Not that there’s too much of it, but that our sport is afraid of it. And when a formula is working, it’s difficult to justify rocking the boat.
Launched in February of 2010, DRAGZINE been a whirlwind experience for all of us involved here at powerTV Media with a lot of great high’s and the few obligatory low’s, but we’ve gone nowhere but up since day one and the next two years are sure to bring even greater things to this very magazine that you’re reading
Dragstrips are businesses, and they are subject to the same laws of economics as any other business. Good ones will flourish, while mismanaged ones will fail. But racing enthusiasts have a major role to play in the success of a track – we are the only ones that can control the demand for a dragstrip’s services…
The topic of rising fuel costs and its affect on the motorsports industry has become an annual discussion amongst journalists, and each season, the topic takes on an added degree of concern as the affects become more clear and widespread.
If there were ever a sticky subject in the drag racing community, it’s illegal street racing, and it’s a subject that politics is fueling rather than preventing.
In just the past 15-20 years, professional drag racing undergone a noticeable and not-so positive change. If a sport that’s a business through and through is to survive and prosper, adaptation and a look back at formulas that worked well are key.
During my nearly two years as the second-string quarterback, if you will, of DRAGZINE, I’ve learned that every individual in this great sport of ours has a unique and compelling story, that’s just waiting to be revealed and shared with the masses.
With the dawn of a new season upon us, we offer our picks to win the Full Throttle and Get Screened America Pro Mod titles this season. There’s nothing scientific behind our choices, but simply our thoughts on which racers have what it takes to get the job done in 2012.
With the unveiling of the COPO Camaro Concept at the SEMA Show, the seemingly improbable holy trinity of factory race cars is all but complete. But in order to do these cars any justice, they deserve their own big stage to compete heads-up, my brand versus yours, just like they did 45 years ago.
The problem is that a lot of these racing sanctions have relationships like Iran and Iraq, when they need to be working together. The doorslammer racing world needs standardized rules for these big categories that everyone uses.