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KB Racing Expands Brain Trust With Championship Tuner Dave Connolly

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 1, 2019) – Ken Black's championship Pro Stock team will gain fresh perspective in the 2019 season of NHRA's Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with the addition of Pro Stock… read more

Arby’s Named Title Sponsor For NHRA Southern Nationals In Atlanta

GLENDORA, Calif. (February 1, 2019) – NHRA officials announced today that Arby’s will be the title sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race at Atlanta Dragway. The 39th annual Arby’s… read more

Dodge//SRT, Mopar Add NHRA National Event Title Sponsorships At Houston And Las Vegas Races

February 1, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge//SRT and Mopar announced today a partnership with Pennzoil to pump up participation in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), doubling their number of… read more

In The Works: $150K Competition Eliminator Payout For Division 4 Racers

Over the last several years we've all watched the participation in Comp Eliminator slowly decline. There are several factors that contributed to this. From the rising cost, low payouts and options to… read more

Drag Racer's Party

If you're in the area on Saturday, February 16, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) located in York Springs, PA on the Latimore Valley Race Track grounds, will host a party and round table… read more

WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast 2019 Episode 04

Todd Smith, 2x Mello Yello World Champion crew chief for Kalitta Motorsports is our in-studio guest for the hour. Smith discusses growing up in Oklahoma (405), the championship season, his driver… read more

Lucas Oil Joins Forces With Moline Motorsports For 2019 Race Season

(CUSHING, OKLAHOMA January 30) Moline Motorsports has partnered with Lucas Oil in 2019. The family race team based out of Cushing, Oklahoma is carrying on a 30+ year family history of drag racing. An… read more

Weather Forces The Postponement Of IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular At State Capitol Raceway

PORT ALLEN, La.- Officials with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and State Capitol Raceway have postponed the Feb. 1-3 IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular event due to the unfavorable… read more

NHRA Lowers National Event Minimum Age For Sportsman Classes

At sixteen years and seven months, Houston Raikes (pictured) is one of the youngest NHRA national event winners. He picked up the Wally at his first quarter-mile race the Jegs SPORTSnationals at… read more

John Force Racing Driver And Crew Chief Lineup For 2019, Grubby Will Tune For Brittany

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2019) — It was announced today that John Force Racing will feature three full-time hot rods with a fourth team in contingency for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing… read more

Global Electronic Technology Extends Sponsorship, Worsham Returns To Co-Crew Chief Funny Car

YPSILANTI, Mich. (January 29, 2019) – Global Electronic Technology, the fastest name in credit card processing, has extended their partnership agreement with Kalitta Motorsports for the 2019 NHRA… read more

Early Testing Leads To Numerous Seven Second Factory Stock Showdown Runs

Once again, the unofficial elapsed time record has been lowered in the Factory Stock Showdown class. This time Stephen Bell the number two finisher after the 2018 season was completed is now the top… read more

Index Procedures

Spark Plug Indexing Is A MustWords/Photos Joe Davanzo(Note: This story is reprinted and appeared in the May 2017 print edition of Drag Racing Edge) … When it comes to performance, very little… read more

Winters Racing And Bandit Big Rig Series Announce Partnership For 2019

Winters Racing is proud to announce a new sole priary sponsor for their NHRA Pro Mod 2019 season. Joining Winters Racing on their Andy McCoy Race Cars ’69 Chevelle will be the Bandit Big Rig Series. read more

Brittany Force To Drive Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel Dragster For 2019

John Force Racing has announced that Brittany Force, the 2017 Top Fuel World Champion, will be in the driver’s seat of the Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag… read more

Mountain Motor Pro Stock To Compete At Four NHRA National Events In 2019

NHRA officials have announced that Mountain Motor Pro Stock cars will compete in exhibitions at four national events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. This exciting category… read more

Blake Alexander Returns To Funny Car In Partnership With Tim Wilkerson

Two-time Top Fuel winner Blake Alexander will return to the nitro category he began his career in. Alexander purchased Brian Stewart’s Funny Car operation and, in a partnership with flopper veteran… read more

The New Look

Fresh energy, ideas and enthusiasm is exactly what Clay Millican ordered for the Parts Plus/Strutmasters.com Top Fuel Dragster and the “Unfinished Business Tour” seeking the 2019 NHRA Mello-Yellow… read more

Courtney Force Stepping Away

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019) — The winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, Courtney Force, a top 10 finisher in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in six of her seven… read more

WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast 2019 Episode 03

Get to know Jordan Vandergriff from Bob Vandergriff Racing. Rich Schaefer, Southeastern Division Director, gives details about Class Eliminations at the 50th Amalie Gatornationals. NHRA’s Alan… read more