Lawsuit, Defections, Camping World Highlight Tumultuous Year for NHRA

NHRA President Glen Cromwell really didn’t have a big picture or blueprint once coronavirus barged in by mid-March. Instead, he had a kaleidoscope. The slightest twist of circumstance gave his potential season a constantly changing pattern. Somehow he and his drastically pared-down staff navigated the season, got lucky with an

COVID-19 Sidelines Entire NHRA Crew But Can’t Stop Cruz Pedregon

Funny Car’s Jack Beckman always say drag racers have “no friends from burnout to turnout.” But Cruz Pedregon, the two-time class champion, found out how tight the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series family is this week as it prepared for the Dodge NRHA Finals season finale at The Strip

Hummer Is Back!

The Hummer EV makes its debut this week while Fisker taps a major supplier and the NHRA suffers a tragic loss. Here’s what’s happening in the car world: FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Seeing electric cars silently whirring around the streets isn’t a surprise anymore, and the next big EV battle

Enders Wins Delayed NHRA Midwest Nationals; Some Drivers Still Not Happy

Defending NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion Erica Enders inched closer to a possible fourth championship with a win on Saturday night. Enders’ path to the win in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil began at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill.,

NHRA Event Promoter on How Racing Can Survive a Pandemic

Chris Blair, executive vice president and general manager at World Wide Technology Raceway, near St. Louis, describes himself as a “glass-half-full” kind of leader. Racers are reacting to Tuesday’s announcement that the NHRA is severely cutting purses again, while asking teams to travel to Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Nevada for

Drivers Escape Massive Crashes in NHRA Pro Mod Eliminations at U.S. Nationals

Kris Thorne and Steve Matusek escaped unhurt from separate first-round accidents Sunday during Pro Modified eliminations at the Denso NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Thorne walked away unhurt after eliminating top qualifier Jason Scruggs on a holeshot (with a slower elapsed time, thanks to his outstanding

Matt Hagan, Rookie Justin Ashley Win Wallys From Rain-Delayed NHRA Lucas Oil Summernationals

Rookie NHRA Mello Yello Series Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley can expect a shipment of pizzas from Chicago’s iconic Lou Malnati’s to his Long Island home soon. His Saturday match-up with T.J. Zizzo—their completion of eliminations from the rain-interrupted Lucas Oil Summernationals in July at Indianapolis—crowned a first-time winner .

NHRA announces new schedule, will restart in July

NHRA will restart the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with back-to-back weekends of competition at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to kick off a 17-event season completion. The first two races – the Winternationals at Pomona and Arizona Nationals – were completed before the coronavirus pandemic knocked all U.S. motorsport

NHRA announces new schedule, will restart in July

NHRA will restart the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with back-to-back weekends of competition at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to kick off a 17-event season completion. The first two races – the Winternationals at Pomona and Arizona Nationals – were completed before the coronavirus pandemic knocked all U.S. motorsport