Category archives for: Drag Racing

Beckman Scorches Atlanta Asphalt

Jack Beckman led the NHRA Funny Car field during qualifying on Saturday afternoon. (NHRA Photo)

Jack Beckman secured the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd at Atlanta Dragway during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.

Smith Leads Atlanta Pro Mod Aces

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Rickie Smith powered to the qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.

Kalitta Keeps Momentum Going In Atlanta

Doug Kalitta has won the last three NHRA Top Fuel events. (NHRA Photo)

Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel on Friday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Steve Johnson Still Has Plenty To Learn

Steve Johnson admits he still has plenty to learn as an owner in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class. (NHRA Photo)

The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season marks the 30th season of racing for Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson.

Wilkerson Takes Winning Ways To Atlanta

Tim Wilkerson leads the NHRA Funny Car standings as the series heads to Atlanta Dragway. (NHRA Photo)

The last time Tim Wilkerson arrived at Atlanta Dragway he was hoping to finally end a long dry spell in the winner’s circle.

Dave Connolly To Help Shane Gray

Shane Gray (above) has enlisted the help of Dave Connolly to help improve the performance of his Pro Stock machine.

Having lost his Top Fuel ride with Bob Vandergriff Racing in early April, Dave Connolly is returning to the Pro Stock class to assist his friend Shane Gray with the performance of the Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Atlanta Dragway

Tocher Continues Dazzling Recovery

PDRA drag racers visit photographer Ian Tocher at his North Carolina hospital bed. (PDRA photo)

On April 9, Drag Illustrated Senior Editor, Ian Tocher, was photographing the PDRA Spring Nationals from the top end of Rockingham Dragway

PDRA To Honor Ronnie Davis

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Ronnie Davis was one of the most prolific Top Sportsman racers the category has seen. When Davis succumbed to injuries after a wreck in the final round of qualifying at the PDRA Spring Nationals in early April, the entire racing community felt the shock of his death

NHRA Names Gittings As Chief Starter


NHRA officials announced Thursday that Mike Gittings, most recently the chief starter in NHRA’s Northwest Division and a certified team member of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, has been named the official NHRA Chief Starter.

Pedregon Facing A Sense Of Urgency

Cruz Pedregon wants to make his presence known in the NHRA Funny Car ranks sooner rather than later. (NHRA Photo)

Two-time Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon believes that a number of changes he has recently made to his 10,000-horsepower Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry are about to lead to an impressive turnaround.


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