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Clutches Explained: ACT, McLeod Racing, and SPEC Weigh In

For the performance enthusiast, there are many options in the clutch market. In this article, we spend some time with three of the biggest clutch manufacturers to find out what makes them different. Read More

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Q&A: Golden Rule Inspires Golden Opportunities For ProMedia

ProMedia's Stve Wolcott opens up on B.O., the “Four Ts,” the Golden Rule, the performance aftermarket, and what listening and caring have to do with The World’s Fastest Street Cars. Read More

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1-On-1 With 17-Time NHRA World Champ Frank Manzo

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. Read More

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Valerie Clements Takes On NMRA Renegade In Her Mustang

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! Read More

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Q&A with Reher-Morrison on the 1st 500ci Pro Stock Champion Engine

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! Read More

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NHRA’s Edwards Trying To Stay On Top Of Pro Stock Heap

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. Read More

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Al Balooshi On NHRA Top Fuel Class’ Front Burner This Season

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. Read More

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Q&A: Going Rounds With Jeff Mitchell – The X-DRL’s X Factor

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. Read More

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Interview: We Talk To Legendary LS Engine Builder Kurt Urban

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... Read More

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Densham’s NHRA Funny Car Journey Keeps Rolling Steadily

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. Read More

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Q&A: IHRA’s Aaron Polburn And Jason Rittenberry Discuss New Vision

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. Read More

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Leah Pruett’s Career Climbs To Drag Racing’s Highest Level

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. Read More

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Formidable Duo Dixon, Beard Could Give Aussie Owner First U.S. Win

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. Read More

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Q&A: How Traction Control Is Changing Drag Racing

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. Read More

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Announcer Bob Frey Rests Voice After 46 Years On NHRA Mic

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. Read More

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Street Racing Culture in Los Angeles Examined by National Geographic

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! Read More

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