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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

This Week's Two-Cents

Spent some time both at the PRI Trade Show and on the phone yesterday with European Pro Stock racer Michael Malmgren. In the March print issue of Drag Racing Edge we’ll have a story comparing Pro… read more

This Week’s Rant

Back from the PRI Trade Show. Lots of people. Cold weather, but I think I covered that in last week’s blog, so I won’t beat that dead horse again. People always ask “What was new there?” The short… read more

This Week? - PRI's $.02 Worth

So, it seems like a couple of weeks ago I was lamenting about several teams dropping out of Pro Stock, one of which was the 2017 champion Bo Butner. Apparently, he changed his mind or somebody… read more

Two Cents Worth - Can "It" Be Fixed?

There was a recent post on Facebook which noted the problems facing NASCAR in the coming months and years. A lot of the problems facing them are much the same facing the NHRA. But I get a little… read more

Perfect - My Opinion

Can we say that the Steve Torrence/Capco Contracting Top Fuel team is better that the NFL New England Patriots? Oh, they’re not better than the 1972 Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins complete a perfect… read more

Who Won What? - This Week's Rambling

Off to Pomona this week for the final race of the NHRA season and maybe see some history made. If Steve Torrence goes on to win the Top Fuel title in Pomona, it’ll make six wins in six races in a… read more

This Week's Rambling

If you’re reading this now, you must know that I didn’t win 1.6 billion in the Lottery. But the truth is that if I had, I’d probably still be writing, or at least I think so. Oh sure, we might all… read more

Pros, Pro Stock, Sportsman & No Prep - My Opinion

Back from the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte and like always, the opinions expressed here are just that… opinions – my own and no one else’s. A couple of observations about the racing, Pro… read more

My Two-Cents This Week 10-9

Big races this past weekend. Dallas, Rockingham, Darlington, Door Wars at Maple Grove Raceway, divisional bracket finals, and probably a couple more that I apologize for missing. With the exception… read more