It was all in the eyes Sunday at the Kansas Nationals. The National Hot Rod Association and its fans kept their eyes on the skies once again at Heartland Park Topeka as the threat of a tornado bore down on the Kansas capital and this eighth race of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday and moved back into the Funny Car points lead at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
With Antron Brown winning the Top Fuel trophy and Johnny Gray topping teammate Matt Hagan in the Funny Car final, Saturday’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals marked the fourth time this year Don Schumacher Racing has sent two nitro-class drivers to the winners circle.
Antron Brown, Johnny Gray, and Mike Edwards raced to victory Saturday at the weather-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The event was delayed for one week due to persistent rain showers.
From torrential rains during qualifying to Bob Vandergriff Jr.’s jog back to the starting line after his Top Fuel victory, we break down to the highlights and low-lights of the NHRA O’Reily SpringNationals in Houston.
Cruz Pedregon became the first two-time winner in the Funny Car category in 2013 by racing to the victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
He was joined by Bob Vandergriff Jr. (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
In Nitro Jam’s long-awaited return to Bradenton the stars of Nitro Jam put on an amazing finale Saturday at the Bradenton Nitro Jam presented by CarSafe, Metro PCS and Southern Ford Dealers led by Peter Gallen who won a thrilling finale in AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car.
Matt Hagan ended a 17-month winless drought by racing to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle at zMAX Dragway. Spencer Massey, Mike Edwards, Hector Arana Jr., and Troy Coughlin also were winners.
The stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series return this weekend to Bruton Smith’s palace of drag racing, the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, for the one-of-a-kind NHRA Dollar General Four-Wide Nationals. Follow along all weekend long for live coverage!
With victories at the Lucas Oil Series event at Virginia Motorsports Park, Randy Meyer got back in the Top Alcohol Dragster winner’s circle after a year of final-round futility and Dan Pomponio continued his amazing success in Top Alcohol Funny Car to take over the national points lead.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) took special satisfaction in winning Sunday’s Summit Racing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Inside is our race recap from the event.
Kyle Hough blasted to his first career Nitro Jam win behind the wheel of the famed “Nanook” machine at the Arizona Nitro Jam. Hough joined AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car champion Jason Rupert, also collecting his first Nitro Jam win.
From Don Schumacher’s historic 200th victory as a driver and team owner to Mike Edwards’ stunning 6.47-second national elapsed time record, relive all of the hot stories and top quotes from the Amalie Oils NHRA Gatornationals.
Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel victory at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, giving Don Schumacher Racing its 200th team win. Teammate Johnny Gray, along with Allen Johnson, Hector Arana Jr., and Von Smith were also professional class winners.
After two west coast stops to open the season, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour rolls into Gainesville for the traditional east coast opener this weekend: the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Join us as we take a look at the Gators through the lens of photographer Steve Fuhrman all weekend long.
While the NASCAR media and national media embarrassed themselves, fawning shamelessly on Daytona 500 polesitter and ultimate also-ran Danica Patrick for more than a week, they missed what was happening out West in a major motorsports series that for decades has needed no diversity program.
Pro Stock racer Erica Enders-Stevens headed up the professional winners podium at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix on Sunday, and was joined by Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) in the second of 24 races on the Mello Yello Drag racing Series.
Courtney Force raced to victory in Funny Car Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) also were winners at the first of 24 events in the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Drag racing fans have waited all winter for this moment, and it’s finally here! The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series era begins as the 24-race 2013 campaign gets underway at the very location it has every year since 1961 — the fabled Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in the shadow of the stunning San Gabriel mountains.
There’s no more fitting a place for the sun to rise on the NHRA drag racing season than in the Sunshine State, where many of the top nitro teams in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series are tearing up the Palm Beach International Raceway this week as they make preparations for upcoming start to the new season.