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Back from the Gatornationals. Happy to report the stands were full making it look just like a normal Gatornationals. That race has always been a destination race, one where northerners, tired of the… read more

TEST & TUNE

I’m not sure what I say here will endear me to many track owners, but I do feel for each one of them. It is not easy owning any business these days, but the ones we as racers seem to interact with a… read more

WITHDRAWAL

This week somewhat marks the beginning of the drag racing season… sort of. There have already been two Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisionals along with a couple of big time bracket races. Last… read more

CHANGE

First, I have to apologize for last week’s Blog. The link to the full Blog was corrupted in the e-mail blast and therefore you had to look at the actual website to read it. A thousand lashes to our… read more

A GAME OF CHANCE

A game of chance? Isn’t that what drag racing is anymore? This wasn’t my idea so if there is any backlash you can blame Scott Hall (oh, did I type that out loud? Too bad). But it really is a funny… read more

SPEED DATING-AGAIN

Once again, it’s January (or at least was last week) and time for the annual Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council’s (MPMC) Media Trade Conference. I’ve spoken about this before, held each year in… read more

SHUT DOWN AREAS

Recently came across something that I found very interesting. As many of you may or may not know, NHRA founder Wally Parks had two sons; Richard and David. Richard has somehow inherited many of his… read more

MUFFLERS

Not many of you may realize this but the State of New York Assembly Bill 11771, section 398-b is about mufflers and exhaust systems stating, “Every motor vehicle used in a race or contest of speed at… read more

ARE WE ALL HACKERS?

Aren’t all racers just that? I recently had a discussion with another racer about internet programming and his comment to me was, “I’m just a hacker. I know enough to get me in trouble but I just… read more

TOO MANY WALLYS

Back to writing a weekly Blog after two weeks off celebrating Christmas and New Year’s. Feels good to put thoughts back on paper rather than having them just floating around in my head (maybe that’s… read more

I HATE TRAVELING

Hate is a pretty tough word and I really don’t hate traveling. In fact, I enjoy it. Forget this past year, but in most years, I spend around a third of the year sleeping in another bed other than the… read more

MAKING A MOVE

By now, I would hope that you have read on our website or on Facebook – dragracingedge.com - the story titledA Big Change. It sort of glosses over the change in discontinuing the print edition of… read more

A PEEK AT THE PAST

Boy, did the year 2020 ever change things or what? I realize this being 2045, some of you reading this may not have even been born, but allow me a minute to bring you up to speed as to what happened… read more

NEVER BE AFRAID

This is a story about never being afraid to take something apart. In my youth (whenever that was) I certainly didn’t know much about cars and engines. Oh I read a lot but never actually took one… read more

COMMON SENSE

Maybe I just don’t get it. Besides all the craziness in the world today, doesn’t anyone see things from a common sense aspect? Okay, so maybe in a general sense I’m talking about the world, but the… read more

GOING FAST

A couple of months ago I wrote about the feeling of seeing that little light bulb light up in your lane at the end of the track. It signifies a win and can sometimes mean an awful lot in terms of… read more

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS...

Back home from the Las Vegas final NHRA event of the year. By now I’m sure you already know that the Mello Yell… wait, habit I guess… the Camping World NHRA professional champs were crowned; Steve… read more

THE PURSE

After so many bracket races paying big dollars; two this year where the payout to the winner was one-million dollars or more; my question is, “Why can they do it and yet the payouts in the sportsman… read more

THE THREE "Rs"

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. I’m not even sure they still teach that kind of stuff in schools anymore. But what I’m talking about here is in regards to the reading habits of Americans these days. read more

TWO THINGS ON MY FEEBLE MIND

I’m still amazed at the one… make that now two… drag racers who have now won more money than any other drag racer has by winning one event. Steve Sisko did it earlier this year when he scored at the… read more