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Wolf’s Word: No Prep Racing Is A Return To Drag Racing’s Beginnings

No prep racing, despite its taboo nature, has all the makings of a redux of the early days of drag racing, when the cars were real, the racers were average joes, and the racing was simple. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: Positivity Abounds As 2016 NHRA Season Kicks Off

Positivity, combined with a lot of hard work, breeds positive results, and for the National Hot Rod Association, there’s a lot of positivity going around as the 2016 season roars to life. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: What’s Ahead For An Already-Fast 2016 Season

As quickly as last season seemed to pass, the 2016 has arrived, and we're taking a look ahead at what's already gone down and what lies ahead as the drag racing world rumbles back to life. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: Empty Stands, The Hierarchy, And A Kudos To NHRA

When it comes to effectively running a drag race, the NHRA should serve as the model for doing it right: because no one should be turned away from the sport because they didn't get to see the show they paid for. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: The “New” Pro Stock Misses The Mark

The NHRA is to be commended for taking action with their Pro Stock category moving forward, but are the changes they've brought forth anything more than a band-aid solution? Read More

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Question Of The Week: When Is A Street Car Really A Street Car?

The events of Drag Week this year beg the question: what criteria makes a car a true street car, and who REALLY owns the outright street car records? Read More

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Wolf’s Word: The NHRA’s New FOX Sports Deal A Winning Move

Based on numbers and data, the NHRA's new television deal is a very positive move, cementing newly-named President Peter Clifford as a go-getter ready to move drag racing forward. Read More

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NHRA Mandates EFI, Other Changes in Pro Stock But Stingy on Details

The NHRA announced numerous changes for Pro Stock, including adapting EFI and encouraging more interaction with fans; however, officials didn't provide specifics for engine builders. Find out what we know! Read More

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NHRA Ponders EFI and Other Changes to Pro Stock

Should NHRA Pro Stock adapt EFI, get rid of hood scoops and impose a RPM limit? EngineLabs explores the winds of change swirling around drag racing's most secretive and technologically advanced pro division. Read More

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X275 Five Years Later: Where It’s At And Where It’s Headed

We take a look at the current state of the x275 class with creator John Sears, promotor Jason Miller, and frontrunner racer Ron Rhodes as they share their thoughts on where the class is and where it's headed. Read More

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Michael Johnson: An Introduction To The Dragzine Faithful

I am for all things fast, which includes Mustangs, Camaros, Mopars, Buicks, and whatever else you guys can come up with. Read More

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Our Predictions: The 2015 NHRA Professional Champions

In what's become an annual tradition here on Dragzine, we take a crack at predicting the NHRA professional class champions on the eve of the season kickoff in Pomona. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: Is Drag Racing Performance Progressing Too Quickly?

Drag racing has seen an explosion in technology and on-track performances in recent seasons, but is it smart business to allow classes to spiral out of control in such short order? Read More

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Susan Wade: Sheikh, Rattle, And Knoll: Al-Anabi Exit Case Of Deja Vu

Alan Johnson and Al-Anabi Racing today are linked only in drag-racing history. But Johnson is back on the track with driver Shawn Langdon, his hope for a fourth Winternationals victory in six years. Read More

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Tech5: TREND Performance’s Steve Rhodey Talks Pushrod Design

In this installment of EngineLabs Tech5 feature, TREND Performance's Steve Rhodey discusses pushrod specifics, valvetrain failures, and more. We've pumped him for the answers to ten questions this time around. Read More

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Departure Of Al-Anabi Racing Not News To Take Lightly

Al-Anabi Racing's departure is another definitive blow for professional drag racing, leaving many employees in search of work with the race season looming, and it's not something any of us should be applauding. Read More

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