The Blog

NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE HERE

Over the year and a half I’ve been writing these blogs, I have tried to focus on our world of drag racing. Unfortunately now, we don’t have drag racing or much of anything else right now. So as a… read more

GRADE POINTS

First of all, I hope that everyone is making it through these very trying times in our world, staying healthy and safe. It’s totally unbelievable what has been transpiring but we all have to live… read more

THE CORONA NATIONALS – NOT THE BEER!

So much for the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatortna… Or should we say the Coronavirus Nationals? In case you’ve been living under a rock, you know about all the closings, cancellations and postponements. And… read more

A UNIQUE MEMORY

Last week I spoke about my very first trip to Florida which resulted in a Gatornationals Modified Eliminator win for the friend I went with – My First Time . This week is a sort of unique story which… read more

HUTCH’S BACK PAGES

Words and Photos by Phil Hutchison … With 24 national events, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when the amount of NHRA events could be counted on one hand. In 1969 there were only four… read more

MY FIRST TIME

Never had been to Florida, but I think of this every year on my trip to the Gatornationals, which happens to be this week. Bear with me here for a little long story. The year was 1978, a good friend… read more

THE PHILOSOPHY OF BUSINESS - BLOG #72

Recently finished reading the Dale Earnhardt Jr. book, Racing To The Finish. Very interesting read about his concussions, the diagnoses and recovery, along with his reasonings for retiring from… read more

THE 60th WINTERNATIONALS - MY TAKE

In the midst of last week when I mention I may have been wrong; I might have failed to report on the 60th running of the NHRA Winternationals. But for an event which holds a lot of great memories for… read more

MAYBE I WAS WRONG

So I caught some comments over last week’s Blog – National Event Scheduling -where I mentioned that maybe NHRA national events are becoming more entertainment than an actual race. And just maybe… read more

NATIONAL EVENT SCHEDULING

By the time you’re reading this I should be on the left coast for the first race of the year; the NHRA Winternationals; and it can’t come any sooner. I’m tired of winter but I was tired of it in… read more

NHRA COUNTDOWN CHANGES

Not sure this is going to affect too many sportsman racers; probably none; but it is noteworthy to admit some misgivings on the issue. When the NHRA Countdown to the Championship originated in 2007… read more

SPEED DATING - MOTORSPORTS STYLE

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be knee deep into speed dating. Let me explain. I’ve spoken of this before, but… Each year, the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC); an arm of SEMA… read more

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