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PDRA POSTPONES MID-ATLANTIC SHOWDOWN AT VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (April 21, 2020) – The PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Modern Racing, originally scheduled for May 7-9, is being postponed, series officials announced today. The Virginia… read more

IS THE TIDE TURNING?

This might not be the usual “drag racing related” blog, but there is very little (okay, so maybe none) of that happening these days. In this case, I’m going to hop up on my soapbox and speak from the… read more

SMITH AND HIRATA PROVIDE QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT WHILE RACING IS HALTED

Lowell, IN (Apr 20, 2020) - The dynamic duo that make up the Smith/Hirata Motorsports Team haven’t let a global crisis and complete shutdown of their industry dampen their spirits or slow their… read more

CRISES DRIVES CREATION

Here’s an excerpt from the novel FUELIN’ AROUND . It’s the backstory on how and why VP Racing Fuels developed SEF Small Engine Fuel. It’s an ethanol-free fuel and is built to sit in outdoor power… read more

THISISBRACKETRACING TECH TALK - NITROUS ON MY BRACKET CAR?

Welcome to our segment, "Tech Talk"! This week I cover one of the more common questions among bracket racers: Do I need nitrous? What are the advantages? How do I use it? Check out my thoughts and… read more

AN OPEN LETTER FROM HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK GENERAL MANAGER SETH ANGEL

Fellow drag racing fans, As most of you know, this weekend was the original date for the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, the single largest sporting event… read more

NHRA ANNOUNCES REVISED 2020 NHRA HOT ROD HERITAGE SERIES SCHEDULE

Photo by Alex Owens … In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to… read more

HOW IS TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT AFFECTING… S&W Race Cars

In late February, S&W announced that Terri (Weney) Gdowik was taking over the helm as president of S&W Performance Group, which includes several companies under their umbrella, most notably S&W… read more

HOW IS TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT AFFECTING … HANGSTERFER’S

Still a family owned company today, Hangsterfers began in 1937 producing a variety of metalworking fluids for a number of industries. The company’s National Sales Manager Mike Ditzel became involved… read more

FLATOUT GROUP CELEBRATES LIFE OF FOUNDER MARK ADELIZZI

The motorsports world lost an icon on March 26, 2020. Mark J. Adelizzi, founder of Flatout Gaskets and all around racing exponent, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. In 1999, Adelizzi… read more

DEEP STAGING - A DIFFERENT TIME
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? - BLOG #79
SUPER COMP DRIVER PAIGE COUGHLIN THRILLED TO EARN SPOT IN HER FIRST JEGS ALLSTARS RACE
REMEMBER WHEN - 50 YEARS LATER
HOW IS TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT AFFECTING… CP-Carrillo
WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME RIDE
HOW IS TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT AFFECTING … STRUTMASTERS
SPECIAL PRINT ISSUE - MAY 2020
THISISBRACKETRACING ELITE INSIDER - UNDERSTANDING ROLLOUT
HOW IS TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT AFFECTING… Moser Engineering

The High Performer Award

Darwin Doll

Darwin and Pat Doll were one of the original NHRA Division Directors who set the tone for the organization in its early days. Today, they are still very much involved in maintaining the history of the sport, read more

Graham Light

If things had been different, we might be talking about the vice-president of Capital Records rather than the retiring senior vice president of racing operations for the National Hot Rod Association. read more

Rick Feaster

He’s not a racer, but certainly a car guy as evidenced by the ’69 Corvette he originally purchased as a basket case, not to mention the many others he has completely rebuilt and restored. However, there is much more than that to Rick Feaster, who has been a part of the sport for a long time helping racers with their needs. read more