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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

WHY DO WE RACE?

Is it the thrill of speed? The competition? Or maybe just a little bit of stupidity? Of course, hitting a stupid white ball around a perfectly manicured lawn could be considered stupidity too. So… read more

RULES

With the glut of big dollar bracket racing events, there comes the talk of rules and maybe even cheating. I’ve read reports on internet (and then it HAS to be true) of the old Dirty Dozen caught… read more

THE MIND GOES BLANK

I’ve been writing these blogs for months now and I have to admit there are times when my mind just goes blank (no comments on that please). This week might be one of those times. I’ve mentioned… read more

HELP! I NEED SOMBODY…

With all due respect to the Beatles and their 1965 famous song, I didn’t start this out thinking of asking for your help, but the dog days of summer are upon us and while I still attend a number of… read more

IS IT THE ECONOMY?

Is it the economy or is there just a renewed interest in bracket racing? Two weekends prior, the SFG race in Michigan drew 600-700 cars. This past weekend’s BTE World Footbrake Challenge at Bristol… read more

BIG NEWS THIS WEEK… AND SOME THOUGHTS

I guess the big news this past week in the sport of drag racing, bracket racing in particular… I guess you can assume what that’s about. The largest advertised purse ever paid out in the history of… read more

THE NORWALK EXPERIENCE

Spoke last week about the cancellation of the sportsman part of the show at the Norwalk national event… and I’m back from it. While it might have seemed a little eerie seeing an empty side of the… read more