About The Team

Brett Underwood

Brett Underwood

Executive Publisher/Advertising Director


A veteran in the publishing industry, Brett Underwood has a long history in the advertising world and his love of the sport of drag racing knows no bounds. A true fan, you can count on him to be in the middle of the action at all times.

John DiBartolomeo

John DiBartolomeo

Editorial Director


An active competitor in the sportsman/bracket racing ranks, John DiBartolomeo was in fact the very first winner of what is now the NHRA Summit Bracket Finals back in 1976. The eventual multi-time NHRA national, divisional and bracket racing event winner has parlayed his knowledge of the sport and his business acumen in bringing to light stories which have an extreme relevance to both readers and advertisers alike.

Dave Milcarek

Dave Milcarek

Senior Editor


Never let it be said that Dave Milcarek doesn’t have an imagination. A professional photographer for most of his life, his artistic skills behind the lens in the days way before computer-generated photographs has taught him well. Skills that he continues to use today in the world of digital photography.

Jon Asher

Jon Asher

Senior Editor


For a lot longer than he might care to think about, Jon Asher has used his knowledge and common sense thinking in the publishing/drag racing world for the greater good. The former editor of a number of drag racing publications, he’s not afraid to tell it like it is even when he witnesses a wrong. It’s all in his desire to see the sport he loves rise to great heights.

Richard Brady

Richard Brady

Senior Editor


As a former National Dragster and divisional event photographer, Richard Brady has traveled the country from one end to the other in the search for that perfect photograph. Beginning taking photographs as a 12-year old in 1957, Brady’s photography skills have been in demand throughout the years. Now retired and living in the wide open spaces of Wyoming, he has also turned his camera toward outdoor scenery, but still prefers the smell of nitro, burnouts and the sounds of engines.

Alex Owens

Alex Owens

Web Editor


As the youngest member of the team, Alex Owens brings a different perspective to the table. Just a few months after he was born, he attended his first drag race and inevitably the hook was set. Since 2012 he has attended all of the NHRA North Central Divisional and National events behind the lens. As one who is always up for a challenge to try something new, you may see him shooting at other sanctioning races within a twelve-hour radius from his home in Southeast Missouri.

Phil Hutchison

Phil Hutchison

Contributing Editor


Former NHRA Division 1 photographer Phil Hutchison got the drag racing bug early as a teenager going to the local tracks during the “Golden Age” of drag racing when weekly match races were the norm. Later in high school his parents bought Phil his first SLR camera. From shooting from the stands at local and national events, to working with the local photographers and his ten years with the NHRA’s NED, Phil’s images appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. Recently retired, Phil travels as much as possible to cover a vast array of drag racing action for Drag Racing Edge.

ROD SHORT

ROD SHORT

Contributing Editor


With thirty-six years of experience as a part-time photojournalist, columnist and editor, Rod Short’s byline has appeared in over three dozen media outlets. Now retired, he looks to use this background along with his automotive aftermarket sales and marketing skills to help further the sport of hot rodding and drag racing.