The Blog

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

TV AND WEATHER – 2-27-19

I’m not a spectator. Oh, I guess I’m a fan, cause even when I’m off someplace, I’m somewhat glued to my computer or elsewhere looking at results. With the “new” line-up on the NHRA/Fox broadcasts and… read more

This Week's Show - 2/20/19

Interesting weekend… for me anyway. On Saturday I was invited to be part of a round table discussion of our sport along with former Hot Rod and Car Craft editor Terry Cook and Drag Times editor Jack… read more

My Two-Cents On The First Event

Pomona. The Winternationals. This year the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com. The first event of the 24 event Mello Yello Series and this year the 59th time for this… read more

This Week's Blog - Super Bowl Edition

Seems like everyone else has a Super Bowl edition so why not I? Of course, I wasn’t exactly a fan of the way the “big game” went down as I hate… let’s not use that word… dislike low scoring games. read more

This Week's Blog - Speed Dating

Spent last week “speed dating.” Not exactly in that sense of the word, but it’s what we refer to it as. It was the annual Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC); an arm of SEMA; and their… read more

This Week’s Two-Cents Worth - ADD

This isn’t much about racing but I think I have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and I don’t think I’m alone. In fact, I think there’s a lot of people who have it and probably won’t admit it. Maybe… read more

Optimists & Pessimists - This Week's Blog

Football season. I’m not a real big sports fan but I do try to keep track of things in the sports world. And of course during the course of “our” season, it’s kind of hard to follow other sports with… read more

Up On The Soapbox – This Week’s Two Cents

It’s practice tree season with what appears to be at least a dozen or so Practice Tree Races across the country set to take place or have done so already. Some of which are paying out some rather… read more

This Week's Blog - Hoping For A Happy New Year

Now that the holidays are done, maybe we can get back to racing? I sure hope so. I guess it’s that time of year to reflect on what the previous year brought us and hoping for the next. It has been a… read more