Category archives for: Drag Racing

Lucky No. 77 For Tony Schumacher

Reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher was fast again on Saturday. (NHRA photo)

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion Tony Schumacher raced to a Top Fue-record 77th No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.

Courtney Force On Top Early In Arizona

Courtney Force was the top qualifier in the NHRA Funny Car division after day one of the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. (NHRA Photo)

Courtney Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals near Phoenix.

Onandaga Dragstrip Joins IHRA Family

IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach Int'l Raceway and Memphis Int'l Raceway, has acquired the International Hot Rod Ass'n.

IRG Sports + Entertainment and the International Hot Rod Ass’n (IHRA) have announced that The New Onandaga Dragstrip, located in Onandaga, Mich., has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.

Johnson Eying Continued Improvement

Tommy Johnson Jr. is hoping for continued improvement as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Arizona. (NHRA Photo)

Tommy Johnson Jr.’s first full-time season in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series since 2008 proved to be a rousing success in 2014.

DiSomma Supports Pro Outlaw 10.5

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Following the recent announcement that Pro Outlaw 10.5 will be contested at two PDRA events in 2015, DiSomma Racing Engines has committed to sponsoring the class at both the North-South Shootout in Maryland and PDRA Finals in Virginia.

Dixon Ready For Return To Arizona

Larry Dixon has returned to full-time racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series this season. (NHRA Photo)

The site of his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel win as well as his most recent, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park has always held a special place in the heart of three-time NHRA world champion Larry Dixon.

South Ga. Motorsports Park Joins IHRA

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IRG Sports + Entertainment and the International Hot Rod Ass’n announced Wednesday that South Georgia Motorsports Park has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.

Alstott To Be Gatornationals Grand Marshal

Mike Alstott

The “A Train,” former NFL standout Mike Alstott, joins AMALIE Motor Oil to kick off the 46th running of the 2015 AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals March 12-15.

Sandvik Supporting Massey’s Dragster

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Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of tools for the metal cutting industry, has expanded its partnership with Don Schumacher Racing by becoming the primary sponsor on the Top Fuel dragster driven by Spencer Massey for eight events this year in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Stephens Named Lead IHRA Announcer

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IRG Sports + Entertainment and the International Hot Rod Ass’n (IHRA) have announced that veteran television and radio personality Bill Stephens has been hired as lead announcer for IHRA Nitro Jam events.

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