Refrigerators & Payouts

Words John DiBartolomeo … If you’ll read further in this issue, you’ll find our story on contingency programs. I won’t rehash the story here but point out an inadequacy with regards to payouts. read more


Words/Photos Richard Brady … Back when I lived in Indianapolis, there would be times when I would be called upon to cover some race announcement or the debut of a new car. It could mean having to… read more

Remember When - Memories

We all have memories of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown. I always enjoyed this track, going there since 1975 and driving for the most part which in itself is a feat considering all… read more

Deep Staging - Can't Go Back Again

For those of you living in southern California, we now know how you feel. [caption id="attachment_255" align="alignright" width="150"] John DiBartolomeo[/caption] With the closing of drag racing… read more

Remember When: Not A Natural Driver

A long time ago in what seems like a galaxy far far away (sorry for the Star Wars reference) at a drag strip in the Midwest in the ‘60's I actually made an attempt at being a drag racer when I wasn't… read more

Deep Staging: A Racer's Market

We obviously attempt to cover different styles of drag racing in the pages of Drag Racing Edge, but to be truthful, I myself am a bracket racer at heart. However, bracket racing might just be at a… read more

Deep Staging: The Sky Is Falling

Words/Photos John DiBartolomeo … We knew it was bound to happen and I’m sure you’ve already read the release from the NHRA. In case you haven’t, as of 2055, the NHRA Kitty Litter Drag Racing Series… read more

Remember When: The Altered Years

Without a doubt, one of the great things about being a photographer of drag race cars to me, is the absolute variety of cars there are and always have been. It's always been like that for me, right… read more

Deep Staging: It's About Time.....Literally

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Remember When: Several Ways To Go

It's interesting to me that I start out with a main subject for this column each issue but the road takes a turn after picking up a few old photos. My mind seems to wander as each of which have a… read more

Remember When: When Pro Stock Was Fun

It seems so long ago when Pro Stock was fun to watch. There were snorkel hood scoops, and just about every major brand of car in all the popular body styles running at tracks across the country. read more

Is Bracket Racing Broken?

Are you kidding me? Is bracket racing broke? I don’t think so. But it sure has changed over the years.   … A little background first. In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, track operators began to see a… read more

A Year in the Making

What you hold in your hand marks the one year anniversary of Drag Racing Edge. It’s the culmination and support of a lot of people, the least of which is you the reader. It’s always been my… read more

Gassers & Altereds

I have been asked countless times in my career, which cars do I like and why? It's a very hard question for me to answer. I'm a guy who has been very lucky in that I have spent pretty much my whole… read more

Exhibition Cars and Their Stars

Ever since my introduction to Drag Racing, it was apparent to me, there was a breed of vehicle that unlike a regular drag race car, were unique, sometimes odd, sometimes weird, but in most cases they… read more


Call it drag racing’s own Groundhog Day. You know the movie. Ironically it was a weatherman played by Bill Murray who finds himself in a time loop, waking up each day to find himself repeating the… read more

Life As An Independent

When I first started to go to the drags, most everyone was an independent owner/driver of the car they raced. There were guys that had one or two small sponsor deals on the sides of their cars but… read more


No, the sky is not falling. Drag racing is not dead and this magazine is not going out of business. I must be getting older. (Although I’ll never admit it and I’ll deny I even wrote this if I have… read more

Match Racing

The advent of television and the reality shows has brought new life to a great many things. Which brings us to the Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws. I’ve mentioned this before but for obvious… read more

Art Hayward, Me and Scoreboards

It was Sunday in Seattle ’75 after the race was over and I was sitting near the tower smoking a cigar watching the fireworks show in the pits. Back in those days there were several fuel drivers along… read more