Kurt Urban has been the go-to guy for some of the most prominent LS builds known to mankind. We recently got him to slow down just long enough to give us some insight into where he’s been, and where he’s going next…
Gary Densham always had been the classic under-budget underdog, poster child for perseverance, a man winless for the first 243 races of his NHRA career, the shop teacher at Gahr High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos whose drag racing education came from the School of Hard Knocks.
With “the desire, the drive, and the determination” to excel, as Don Schumacher once put it, Leah Pruett has climbed her way to the top of the drag racing ladder, landing a ride with the Dote Racing Team and their independent Top Fuel operation that could turn some heads in 2013.
In this roundtable Q&A session, we’ll take a look at the current state of the traction control debate from the perspective of the racing series that both permit and allow it and the manufacturers that campaign heavily in favor of it.
The Funny Car side of the Kalitta Motorsports camp has undergone a number of changes this offseason that put sophomore driver Alexis DeJoria and driver-turnedcrew chief-turned-driver Del Worsham in a very visible and contending position in the new year.
This fall, first in September at Indianapolis and then in early November at the National Hot Rod Association season finale at Pomona, Calif., Eckman was back behind the wheel, racing for the first time in a decade and a half, enjoying the sensation he had missed while serving an indefinite suspension from racing.
Bob Vandergriff has earned two career victories in 15 final rounds. Both times he has climbed from his car, left it sitting on the track, and run back up toward the starting line to meet his C&J Energy Services Dragster team, leaving a flabbergasted phalanx of photographers flatfooted.
The perfect season came to an upsetting end Saturday evening at Atco Raceway in New Jersey for Rich Bruder, but that final run of the season notwithstanding, the Bruders and Mike Modeste combined for a smashing season — smashing records and expectations — and Modeste claimed no small contribution.
Long considered the Old Master of engine builders, Ed Pink has worked on just about every type of engine in motorsports. Did you ever wonder what his most “interesting” engine was? EngineLabs did, and we also wanted to know how he tamed the infamous Ford 427 SOHC engine. Check it out!
When Langdon won the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway to kick off the Countdown — from his second straight No. 1 qualifying spot and in his second final-round appearance in the past four races — huge stacks of bricks slid off his shoulders.
Little in NHRA Funny Car driver Jack Beckman’s life has gone as predicted, and just as he overcame his battle with lymphoma nearly a decade ago, the popular driver has parlayed an early season crew chief shake-up into another title contending run.
After stepping away from racing in 2007 as a four-time NMRA Pro 5.0 champion, popular Ford racer Don Walsh Jr. is back with a new Pro Modified effort, and just as he left off five years ago, remains a threat in the championship hunt in the NHRA ranks.
Courtney Force gets it. She — the one Force always has referred to as “my wild child” –always was the one who got it. And now, exactly 20 years later as a 24-year-old rookie driving the Traxxas Ford Mustang, she’s in the middle of her own fight to be in position to win a championship. And she’s counting points.
At 76 years-old, Vic Edelbrock Jr. shows no signs of calling it quits. Recently we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Vic Jr. about the early days of Edelbrock, his father, and the current state of motorsports. Read the exclusive interview here.
Today Antron Brown is seeking his first championship and is a constant threat to the establishment. Actually, long before this fifth season in a dragster, he has become the establishment.
Lucas had been on a magic-carpet ride through the first four races of the season, winning the Gatornationals and earning three No. 1 qualifying positions. He had been as high as second in the standings, but it came crashing down at Concord, N.C., at the Four-Wide Nationals
Current NHRA Funny Car points leader Robert Hight has more going on in his life than most know. Not only is he married to John Force’s eldest daughter Adria, he is also the President of John Force Racing. We sit down with Robert Hight and talk about what’s going on in his world of racing.
57-year old Randy Seward may not wear a suit of gadget-infested armor or run, bike, and swim ungodly distances in succession, but what he’s accomplished is nothing short of surreal in the drag racing world and worthy of the term Ironman. Read the story of his 4,000 mile trek in an 8-second Mustang right here.
With the escalating costs of being competitive in the Drag Radial ranks it’s no surprise these two decided to team up for the new season. They have already tested into the 4.40′s at over 180 MPH this week at Bradenton after shaking it down closer to home at SGMP and are ready for this weekends US Street Nationals
Courtney Force, the youngest of 15-time champion John Force’s four daughters and who has spent the last four seasons learning both the on and off-track aspects of professional drag racing, will make her professional driving debut next month in Pomona in a Ford Mustang Funny Car sponsored by Traxxas.