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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

OBSERVATIONS

Just a couple of observations. Six months ago if we had walked into a store and noticed someone with a mask on, we would have looked at the person as weird, different… well, call it what you want. read more

FAMILY

Drag racing used to all be about who had the faster car. Then bracket racing came into being and it turned out to be who can cut the better light and run closest to the dial. Either way, it’s still… read more

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

Long ago story and forgive me that I forget some of the details. I’m suffering from that CRS disease (Can’t Remember Shit). But it brings up an important lesson I learned the hard way and one I… read more

ISSUES

Funny how things can change on a dime, or in this case, some $800 worth of entry fees. I spoke a couple of weeks ago about what a difference that little bulb on the guardwall can make when it lights… read more

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS

Possibly one of the biggest stories in our sport this year has been the time off due to COVID. I posed the question in our latest print issue of Drag Racing Edge in my editorial, “Where were you?” If… read more

A LITTLE BIT OF ELECTRICITY

So last week I write my Blog about Making Money and allow my wife to read it prior to posting. She says, “It sounds like you’re depressed.” Good call. I am… or at least I was. Certain things just… read more

MAKING MONEY

I’ve said this many times, everyone has just about the same problems. Some however, have more “zeros” attached to the back of their problems than others, if you know what I mean. But what I’m talking… read more

PUSHING THE RULES

In most every major sport there are rules. Rules which are there to ensure the integrity of the game. Rules which; if you believe what they say; are meant to be broken. Believe it or not, rules are… read more

BACK FROM GALOT

Going in a couple of different directions this week, and maybe not all about drag racing … First off, the Spring Fling event held at GALOT Motorsports Park last week was another rousing success. read more

BACK TO THE RACES

It’s been 88 days since I’ve been at a race track and heard race cars. Oh, maybe that’s a little bit of a stretch. I actually live next door to Beaver Springs Dragway in Pennsylvania, but they’ve… read more

NO TECH INSPECTION - Blog #86

The NHRA has announced a new tech inspection program for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional events. This is a program similar to what has been taking place at their national events for the… read more

PUERTO RICAN PETE

This might get a little long, but stories are sometimes all we have. Was the early ‘70s when I first met Puerto Rican Pete (and I say that with the utmost respect for the man. However, now I can’t… read more

THE NEW NORMAL - Blog #84

Allow me to get right to the point here. Last week’s Blog – R.I.P. Drag Racing – was meant to be totally a tongue-in-cheek moment. Obviously I have no idea what is going to happen tomorrow, much less… read more

R.I.P. DRAG RACING

It’s hard to believe the sport of drag racing died 30 years ago back in 2020. A sport which was founded about a century ago by Wally Parks when he was the editor of another defunct print magazine… read more