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MULTIPLE TRACKS RENEW IHRA SANCTIONING AGREEMENTS

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and three premier drag racing facilities — Dragway 42, Maryland International Raceway and Palm Beach International Raceway — have… read more

NEW DECADE OF THREE GREAT FLINGS

2020 will mark the second decade and 11th year of the Fling brand of events. Mark your calendars racers! We start things off with the 'All Run' Spring Fling Million Event in Vegas, April 14-18. The… read more

INDEXES

Welcome to 2020. I saw this written not too long ago, “I can’t wait for January 1, 2021, and then I can say hindsight really is 2020.” Whoa partner! Let’s not rush things along! Time moves fast… read more

WILKERSON LAUNCHES INTO 2020 WITH RENEWED FORD PARTNERSHIP, MAKES AUTOWEEK’S TOP 10 DRIVERS OF THE DECADE

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 5, 2020) – Professional NHRA driver Tim Wilkerson is honored to have earned an assortment of accolades throughout his 23-year career as a nitro Funny Car pilot. Making… read more

STRUTMASTERS.COM EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP WITH LEX JOON RACING

Photo by Roger Richards … BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 31, 2019) – Strutmasters.com has extended their major associate sponsor agreement with Lex Joon Racing for multiple races during the 2020 NHRA… read more

THE LAST PHOTO TOUR

It is with some sadness that I formally announce my retirement from the NHRA major events following next November’s Auto Club Finals in Pomona. Yes, I do remember saying much the same thing in 2015… read more

RACING ALL OUT

An older story from 2010 about NHRA's Comp Eliminator CIC system with some old photos. There have been changes made to the system since then but this is a generally good read for a winter day. …… read more

SONNY'S RACING LEADS MONTECALVO TO PDRA PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP

CENTER MORICHES, NY (Dec. 23, 2019) -- When John Montecalvo first approached Sonny Leonard about purchasing a new powerplant for his IHRA Pro Stock entry, the legendary engine builder wanted nothing… read more

(S)LOTS OF FUN IN THE COLD

This story first appeared in print back in 2016, but now that the weather has turned cold, it's still relevant today. Big Kid Fun In A Little Kid World … When the weather turns cold, most race… read more

PENSKE RACING SHOCKS, PRECISION RACING SUSPENSION NAMED CLASS CO-SPONSORS OF PDRA PRO BOOST

DINWIDDIE, Va. (Dec. 19, 2019)– Penske Racing Shocks and Precision Racing Suspension will serve as the class co-sponsors of the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) Pro Boost class in 2020… read more

IHRA SUMMIT TEAM FINALS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has announced the 2020 IHRA Summit Team Finals schedule with IHRA-member tracks throughout North America scheduled to participate. read more

WFO RADIO NHRA NITRO PODCAST EPISODE 50

The WFO Radio Podcast "Parade of Champions" adds Sean Bellemeur, Megan Meyer and Ray Miller III for the holidays! Sean Bellemeur talks about his 2nd Top Alcohol Funny Car championship and going back… read more

STROUD SAFETY JOINS PDRA AS OFFICIAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (Dec. 18, 2019) – Stroud Safety, a safety equipment manufacturer with deep roots in drag racing, has signed on as the Official Safety Equipment brand of the Professional Drag Racers… read more

PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY HONORS LUCAS OIL WITH A 2020 GLOBAL MEDIA AWARD

CORONA, Calif. (December 17, 2019) - During its annual visit to the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Lucas Oil products' newly released FL-0 Low Viscosity Synthetic… read more

INDY CYLINDER HEAD PURCHASED BY WHEATCRAFTS

INDIANAPOLIS--It was announced prior to the 2019 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show here Thursday through Sunday that longtime drag racers Chris Wheatcraft and Charli Wheatcraft have… read more

BILL SIMPSON PASSES

He could be brash and tough as nails, but every time a racer walks away from an accident unhurt, they need to tip the hat to safety pioneer Bill Simpson. Simpson passed away following stroke over the… read more

BO BUTNER AND STRUTMASTERS PARTNER IN PRO STOCK FOR 2020

Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion, has inked a deal with Strutmasters for the 2020 season of NHRA's Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Butner will campaign a sleek new look on his… read more

HOLLEY RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF NMRA FORD NATIONALS

NMRA is proud to announce Holley Performance Products as the title sponsor of the world’s biggest all-Ford motorsport event series. The six-event series, which includes drag racing, car show… read more

MOBIL 1 JOINS KALITTA RACING

HOUSTON / INDIANAPOLIS -- Mobil 1™ will return to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2020. ExxonMobil, in partnership with Toyota Racing Development (TRD), will… read more

JOE MORRISON TO DRIVE LEVERICH RACING TOP FUEL DRAGSTER IN 2020

Journeyman Nostalgia Drag Racer Joe Morrison is heading to the show. The talented Nostalgia Funny Car and Fuel Altered driver from Flemington, NJ was introduced as the new shoe of the Leverich Family… read more