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A Visit With The NHRA Safety Safari

Members of the NHRA Safety Safari at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. (Mark Schmidt photo)

Bob Lang, the National Hot Rod Association’s director of emergency services, pulls no punches when it comes to safety in drag racing…

Gary Scelzi Is Mentoring His Sons

Gary and Dominic Scelzi (Tom Parker photo)

Gary Scelzi eventually gave up drag racing in 2008 to help run his family’s truck manufacturing business. Today, his emotions are invested in his sons’ racing careers…

The Shakedown Is Headed To Norwalk

Spencer Hyde faces off against Denis Lachance during the 2012 Shakedown at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. (Bruce Bennett photo)

Bill Bader Jr. is expected to announce formally later this week that his Summit Motorsports Park at Norwalk, Ohio, will restore “The Shakedown,” the heads-up outlaw-style door-slammer drag race that for a decade brought international attention to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at Englishtown, N.J.

Latino Hits It Big At Englishtown

Eric Latino does a burnout in his radical '69 Camaro Pro Modified. (Bruce A. Bennett Photo)

Canadian Pro Modified driver Eric Latino surprised himself Sunday by earning the biggest paycheck at the SPEEDTECH Shakedown Nationals at Englishtown, N.J.’s Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

WADE: The Straightline


National Hot Rod Ass’n racer Bob Tasca III had hoped to be able to bring a special-edition pewter “Wally” trophy with him to Florida this week

WADE: A Shift Within NHRA


In qualifying No. 1 in the Funny Car lineup for the Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, John Force spoke last Saturday like a caretaker. He sounded like a mere steward of a powerful race car and a powerful empire, not like the one responsible for all of its success

WADE: Busch Humble In Initial Foray Into Pro Stock World


Kurt Busch, NASCAR’s 2004 champion and current point leader, probably could afford to purchase a Picasso or Renoir original painting.

NHRA Notes: Worsham Has Real Hot Rod

STILL ON TOP: Jason Line notched his third-straight Gatornationals win, beating KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson Sunday at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway. (Rhonda McCole Photo)

The Al-Anabi/Toyota dragster that Del Worsham drove Sunday to the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals victory and to the head of the National Hot Rod Ass’n Top Fuel standings has a special history.

Bernstein, Garlits Receive NHRA Accolades

Bernstein, Garlits Receive NHRA Accolades

With NHRA’s 60th anniversary celebration officially beginning during the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway this past weekend, several NHRA legends were in attendance and two of them — “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Kenny Bernstein — received special recognition.

Jenkins Shakes Cobwebs Lose At Palm Beach

Jenkins Shakes Cobwebs Lose At Palm Beach

Eager young student Rickie Jones scored exceptionally high marks in his Pro Modified debut. But in the end, his wise, experienced teacher Shannon Jenkins showed him how to solve the eighth-mile winning equation Sunday at the inaugural Shakedown at Palm Beach.


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