The Blog

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

THE LACK OF FANS

There’s one thing that’s been bothering since this whole COVID thing has begun. Okay, truth be known, there’s a lot of things which are bothering me about the whole pandemic, but that’s another… read more

THREE SIDES TO EVERY STORY

Last week’s blog (Wally’s Steakhouse) got a lot of comments. I certainly hope it didn’t upset anyone even though it may have hit a nerve with some. It was just the reality of a situation which was… read more

WALLY'S STEAKHOUSE

I can’t take credit for this story. It was told to me by a former world champion of which the concept sounded vaguely familiar. Of course, how do I tell this story without it sounding negative? I… read more

HAVE YOU DRIVEN A FORD LATELY?

I have! At least after this past weekend’s Class Racer Nationals held at Numidia Dragway in Pennsylvania. It all started when I had spun a bearing in my Super Stock car a weekend ago at the U.S. read more

BACK FROM INDY

…The U.S. Nationals specifically. No it didn’t go very well for me. I had decided to run our Super Stocker for a number of reasons. But I also felt it important to be there in order to see first-hand… read more

THIS OUGHTA BE DIFFERENT

It’s Indy week, although we now have to clarify which Indy after three previous outings this past Summer at the place which is most notably known as the home of the annual U.S. Nationals. For a… read more

HOOKED ON DRAG RACING

Here we go taxing the old memory banks again, and this may get a little long winded. It was the early ‘70s and I was hooked on drag racing… bad. How bad? Pretty bad. Let me explain. In 1969, the… read more

CANCELLED-POSTPONED

Two weeks ago, I phoned the NHRA Division 1 office, surprisingly getting someone – our Division Director – on the phone. I questioned if indeed the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event to be held at… read more