by Bobby Bennett Jr. ; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2018-08-13 12:32
Most people know Pat Musi as either one of the pioneering Pro Street champions or most recently the innovating drag racing engine builder who led the push of electronic fuel injection into nitrous Pro Modified. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, Musi was a competitive NHRA Pro Stock driver who finished fourth best in the 1981 championship chase.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Sun, 2018-08-12 22:35
This year at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod event instead of having a wildcard race – which paid $10,000 to the winner last year – a burnout contest was held Friday.
And the winner was Stevie “Fast” Jackson. For his thrilling burnout, Jackson collected the $5,000 first-place check.
“This is awesome,” said Jackson. “This is just as good as the race. The reason it is so awesome because all of them people are excited about coming to watch drag racing (Friday night). It (the burnout) was crazy. It was over the track. I was steering it with the throttle, pumping the brakes, chutes, it was fun. The burnout is the most fun thing I do out here, so it was good.” During the burnout, Jackson acknowledged his car did experience some problems. “The thing went out there and shut off,” Jackson said. “I don’t know if it blew up or not, but it would not start.”
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-08-12 12:53
If you rolled with Dale Pulde, you fixed stuff. That's just how you rolled back in the day. If the race car broke, you fixed it. If the rig broke, you fixed it. In this colorful story of a team's never-ending desire to be self-sufficient, the iconic Funny Car describes the times their rig broke and how they fixed it. The best part might be when former business partner Mike Hamby made the most of a roadside situation.
Sun, 2018-08-12 11:48
Nitro veteran John Lawson went for a wild ride in his nostalgia Funny Car during the Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Dragway in Martin, Michigan.
by Drone South Productions Thu, 2018-08-09 19:31
Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the 2018 Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the eighth season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967. This video focuses on the action from Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, Ind.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Footage courtesy of NHRA/FOXSports Wed, 2018-08-08 23:46
Antron Brown, three-time Top Fuel world champion, was able to lock down his first victory of the season Sunday as he emerged victorious at the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday afternoon at Pacific Raceways.
Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the 16th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Brown piloted to the winner’s circle with a run of 3.835–seconds at 322.84 mph in his Matco Tools dragster to take down teammate Leah Pritchett in the finals. This was Brown’s third consecutive victory at Pacific Raceways and his first victory since the 2017 event. Brown became the fourth driver in NHRA history to earn 50 career Top Fuel event wins.
Wed, 2018-08-08 20:12
Longtime videojournalist Les Mayhew is back at it again with his popular Nitro America You Tube channel. Mayhew made his way up to the United Nitro Funny Car event in Seattle, and the finished product is as great as it has ever been
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-07-29 19:00
When it comes to 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force, there's no such thing as normal. Such is the case in the meeting the parents gathering for John and wife Laurie. Without spoiling the story, here's the setting. They meet the family at a fancy pizza joint, and it didn't take long for the moment to end up on the sordid side. This is one you just have to hear to believe it.
Sun, 2018-07-29 13:12
Two-time 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown winner Joe Welch crashed his ultra-quick Dodge Challenge Saturday at the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Drag Racing.
Sun, 2018-07-29 12:55
Thanks to our coverage partners over at D3TV, we present live action from this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing Series at Heartland Park - Topeka in Topeka, Kansas.