Although everyone respected Bob Frey, everyone sort of regarded him as a fixture, like the scoreboards or the tower itself. Bob Frey is always there . . . and now he won’t be. After 46 years as one of the voices of drag races, Frey officially called it a career at Pomona in November.
Street racers are a segment of the hot rodding and automotive cultures that most of the rest of society would like to see disappear. However for those heavily involved in street racing, there’s more to it than a wicked burst of adrenaline…it is a way of life!
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.
Running on a fraction of some teams’ budgets, Kirk and Chris Williams won the Central Region Top Alcohol Funny Car championship over Kris Hool, 299 to 298.
Three-time Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon and renowned tuner Lee Beard — himself a three-time champion — teamed with Aussie Santo Rapisarda and his sons in a whirlwind deal this off season, with the ultimate goal of garnering a first U.S. victory for the Rapisarda AutoSport International team.
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.
IHRA President and General Manager Aaron Polburn and new IHRA Entertainment CEO Jason Rittenberry answer some of the top questions about the longtime drag racing series that was recently acquired by a group of like-minded drag racing enthusiasts and businesspersons.
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.
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…
Between attending to the needs of racers and hearing requests from potential sponsors during the Bash On The Bayou at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana in May, X-DRL President, Jeff Mitchell, sat down for a one-on-one interview with Dragzine.
What Khaid alBalooshi is accomplishing in the kitchen he can compare with his learning curve on the National Hot Rod Association dragstrips in the Al-Anabi/Toyota Dragster. To his credit at both endeavors, he doesn’t set things on fire — and he’s seeing progress.
By the time the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series got to “the mountain” at Bristol, Tenn., Pro Stock racer Mike Edwards already was king of the hill. Staying there will be the challenge.
There’s a great, in-depth story written by Rick Voegelin in the current issue of Elapsed Times about the first 500ci Pro Stock championship engine. But we wanted to know more, so EngineLabs contacted David Reher with a few more questions. And Voegelin allowed us to see a few more photos. Be sure to check it out!
SCT-sponsored NMRA Renegade racer Valerie Clements has had a heck of a season so far, earning her first win along with a wild ride into the wall at Route 66 Raceway. Read her story inside!
Dragzine’s Al Heisley caught up with Frank Manzo just before his final race as a driver to ask drag racing’s most decorated racer about retirement, his driving career, and all of his incredible accomplishments.