The Blog

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

A VERY WEIRD NORWALK

As I’m sure all of you know, the running of the sportsman classes at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals was rescheduled to the Thursday and Friday after Indy last week. Definitely a weird… read more

THE INDY REPORT

A number of years I ago I had a conversation with a first-year-to-Indy racer who explained to me he had always wanted to attend the event but was warned it could be a s—t show. Obviously we laughed… read more

WELCOME TO INDY!

I haven’t been racing that long (no comments please) as compared to some who have been to U.S. Nationals since what appears to be eons. This is the 65th anniversary of what is probably the… read more

THE BACKBONE OF THE SPORT

I happened to watch Fox News last week when they interviewed John Ratzenberger, Cliff from the old Cheers television show. Today, he’s working with a group to target American made products. But that… read more

ARE DRAG RACERS REALLY CRAZY?

Maybe it’s not all about the money. Yeah, yeah, I know. I’ve made some comments in the past with regards to winning money, how doing so makes it all that much better. But maybe I’m wrong. (Did I… read more