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THE 60th WINTERNATIONALS - MY TAKE

In the midst of last week when I mention I may have been wrong; I might have failed to report on the 60th running of the NHRA Winternationals. But for an event which holds a lot of great memories for… read more

MAYBE I WAS WRONG

So I caught some comments over last week’s Blog – National Event Scheduling -where I mentioned that maybe NHRA national events are becoming more entertainment than an actual race. And just maybe… read more

NATIONAL EVENT SCHEDULING

By the time you’re reading this I should be on the left coast for the first race of the year; the NHRA Winternationals; and it can’t come any sooner. I’m tired of winter but I was tired of it in… read more

NHRA COUNTDOWN CHANGES

Not sure this is going to affect too many sportsman racers; probably none; but it is noteworthy to admit some misgivings on the issue. When the NHRA Countdown to the Championship originated in 2007… read more

SPEED DATING - MOTORSPORTS STYLE

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be knee deep into speed dating. Let me explain. I’ve spoken of this before, but… Each year, the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC); an arm of SEMA… read more

MY CRYSTAL BALL

Saw an eerie thing written lately. “We’re as close to the year 2050 as we are to 1990.” For a lot of us, 1990 seemed like… okay, only yesterday. I was still racing the Puerto Rican Dream Super Gas… read more

THE PRI REPORT

Show number “God-only-knows” for me. Two booths exhibiting, one for my company (DRC Race Products) and the other for the magazine, keeps me running for three days, meeting, talking and generally… read more

TEAM ORDERS

So it is that at last month’s Auto Club Finals, four Funny Car racers came into the event with a somewhat chance of the championship; Robert Hight, Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan and with an outside… read more

LOCKING ‘EM UP

LOCKING ‘EM UP … There’s been something on my mind for a long time now and I guess it might be the time to discuss it. That being the often talked about and maybe sometimes swept under the carpet… read more

THANKSGIVING- #61

It’s that season again. Racing is pretty much over for the year and maybe except for that “little squabble” between Steve Torrence and Cameron Ferre, there isn’t much to talk about this week. But it… read more

THE FINALS ARE OVER - #60

Last week I said I wasn’t a spectator (https://dragracingedge.com/the-blog/i-am-not-a-spectator-59/), but it was interesting and exciting to see some of the classes go down to the last day. I’m sure… read more

I AM NOT A SPECTATOR - #59

No matter the sport, I’m not much of a spectator. Yeah, I might sit and watch certain things, but generally it takes something special for me to be interested it. Take for instance the baseball World… read more

I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS - #58

In last week’s Blog (https://dragracingedge.com/the-blog/subscriptions-blog-57/), I wrote: I sometimes hear that people won’t spend the money for a magazine subscription but will be more than happy… read more

SUBSCRIPTIONS – BLOG #57

I guess you could say I grew up in the golden age of car magazines. Hot Rod, Car Craft, SS & DI, Cars; you name them, I read them. Even had a subscription to my illustrious associate Jon Asher’s… read more

EMPTY STANDS

Like a lot of photographers, we’re all looking for a different view but are rather limited when it comes to drag racing. You’ve got burnout shots, launch shots, photos from the stands, and maybe some… read more

PRESERVING HISTORY

Back from the Charlotte national event. No I didn’t win. Was a first round runner-up actually. But ran into former NHRA VP Graham Light who “retired” last year. Apparently he was slumming, but as he… read more

I THINK WE LANDED ON THE MOON

If you’ve read last week’s blog, I spoke about some of my concerns regarding the timing systems we have to deal with on-track. Boy, did that ever start a s##t storm of sorts. If you hadn’t read it… read more

DID WE LAND ON THE MOON?

No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I do believe we landed on the moon but I’m not sure about aliens at Area 51. But one thing which troubles me is our timing systems. One month ago, there were two… read more

THE FLING

Back from the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries. No, I didn’t race as I covered the event. My son drove one of our dragsters but seemingly was always parking in the wrong spot in the… read more

LOYALTIES

The year was 1985 and the place was a track in Mohnton, Pennsylvania; somewhat south of Reading; the site of the first Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Over the years, the title-rights… read more