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HELP! I NEED SOMBODY…

With all due respect to the Beatles and their 1965 famous song, I didn’t start this out thinking of asking for your help, but the dog days of summer are upon us and while I still attend a number of… read more

IS IT THE ECONOMY?

Is it the economy or is there just a renewed interest in bracket racing? Two weekends prior, the SFG race in Michigan drew 600-700 cars. This past weekend’s BTE World Footbrake Challenge at Bristol… read more

BIG NEWS THIS WEEK… AND SOME THOUGHTS

I guess the big news this past week in the sport of drag racing, bracket racing in particular… I guess you can assume what that’s about. The largest advertised purse ever paid out in the history of… read more

THE NORWALK EXPERIENCE

Spoke last week about the cancellation of the sportsman part of the show at the Norwalk national event… and I’m back from it. While it might have seemed a little eerie seeing an empty side of the… read more

NORWALK CANCELLED! – THIS WEEK’S BLOG

No, not really, but the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be completed this weekend minus any of the sportsman classes. First time I’ve seen this – again, not really, but it can set a scary… read more

FOR SALE - THIS WEEK'S $.02

Last week it was “officially” announced that Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania is for sale (https://dragracingedge.com/featured-news/maple-grove-raceway-for-sale/). Eight-million dollars and it can… read more

DOES ANYBODY REALLY LISTEN?

As a member of the media, I’ve asked that question a number of times. Now I know people read what we write and I, along with every other writer, likes to hear the compliments along with the… read more

DRAG RACING IS DEAD – 5/29/19

First, here’s a question: I can understand why the National Anthem is played prior to Sunday’s eliminations for national events, but it almost bothers me as to why it’s played prior to just alcohol… read more

RANT No. 6,234,012 – 5-22-19

Gonna get up on my soapbox this week. Guess I’ve been on it all along but there’s a couple of things I’d like to point out. In the first case though, I just but alienate some racers but I guess I… read more

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - YEAH I'M LATE

I started this blog some 32 weeks ago; yes I counted; thinking it would just bring a weekly feel to our website and magazine. It’s really not a lot of work and is more just me spewing some of my… read more

BACK FROM THE FLING...AGAIN - 5/8/19

Back from my second Spring Fling event in three weeks, this one the Spring Fling at GALOT Motorsports Park. This was the third year at GALOT and I’m always amazed at how nice the facility is. We… read more

CHARLOTTE FOUR-WIDE - 5/1/19

I don’t like Four-Wide drag racing. I suppose I could use a harsher word but it’s really not that bad. And I know there are some who like the idea of what they say is 44,000 horsepower but I’m just… read more

BACK FROM THE FLING – 4-24-19

Back from the K&N Spring Fling Million this week and by now I’m sure most know it was Peeps Pennington who became the latest to add his name to the group of Jeff Verdi, Luke Bogacki and Randall Reid… read more

HATE – A PRETTY STRONG WORD - 4/17/19

This week I’m in Las Vegas for the K&N Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries and I gotta tell you hate it. No, I don’t hate being here at the race, but allow me to explain. I’ve been… read more

TV Coverage & Hobbyists - 4/10/19

Two things this week with one being television coverage and the second… oh yeah… hobby racers. I’m not really a spectator kind of guy but I did watch two races on TV this weekend to see just how the… read more

JOURNALISM 101 – 4-3-19

Journalism is no different than art. That’s my take this week anyway. There’s not much to report as far as drag racing is concerned with any real importance, although this week is the second running… read more

RACEWAY PARK - 3/27/19

So, I guess it’s official… Maybe… … Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey is being torn up according to photos circulated on the internet, and we all know that if it’s on the internet, it must be… read more

Beating A Dead Horse - 3/20/19

I hate to beat a dead horse, but I’ve beaten this one before. Drag racing is all about time. If that is the case, then why does it seemingly take so long to run certain classes? The very first time I… read more

THINGS I'VE OBSERVED – 3-13-19

Why can’t race tracks have more garbage cans? I think that most people are fairly clean and if there was a garbage can nearby, they’d utilize it. If there isn’t, it only leaves someone open to simply… read more

TO EACH HIS OWN – 3/6/19

I think I’ve mentioned this a couple of weeks ago; actually mentioned a lot of things, most of which I can’t remember (but I guess the truth is that sometimes I’m not sure what I ate yesterday, let… read more