The Blog

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

NORWALK CANCELLED! – THIS WEEK’S BLOG

No, not really, but the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be completed this weekend minus any of the sportsman classes. First time I’ve seen this – again, not really, but it can set a scary… read more

FOR SALE - THIS WEEK'S $.02

Last week it was “officially” announced that Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania is for sale (https://dragracingedge.com/featured-news/maple-grove-raceway-for-sale/). Eight-million dollars and it can… read more

DOES ANYBODY REALLY LISTEN?

As a member of the media, I’ve asked that question a number of times. Now I know people read what we write and I, along with every other writer, likes to hear the compliments along with the… read more

DRAG RACING IS DEAD – 5/29/19

First, here’s a question: I can understand why the National Anthem is played prior to Sunday’s eliminations for national events, but it almost bothers me as to why it’s played prior to just alcohol… read more

RANT No. 6,234,012 – 5-22-19

Gonna get up on my soapbox this week. Guess I’ve been on it all along but there’s a couple of things I’d like to point out. In the first case though, I just but alienate some racers but I guess I… read more

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - YEAH I'M LATE

I started this blog some 32 weeks ago; yes I counted; thinking it would just bring a weekly feel to our website and magazine. It’s really not a lot of work and is more just me spewing some of my… read more

BACK FROM THE FLING...AGAIN - 5/8/19

Back from my second Spring Fling event in three weeks, this one the Spring Fling at GALOT Motorsports Park. This was the third year at GALOT and I’m always amazed at how nice the facility is. We… read more