Pruett and Capps Sweep Nitro Classes at Winternationals

Pruett and Capps Sweep Nitro Classes at Winternationals Image

Drag racing fans flocked to Auto Club Raceway in Pomona CA for the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The legendary event is traditionally held in February at the historic track, but Auto Club Raceway was still being used as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site when the NHRA Camping World Series was scheduled to launch. Both the NHRA and track management continued to work closely with state of California health officials to ensure the event would run as part of this season and before the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. Although the State of Washington loosened its coronavirus restrictions earlier this year, conducting a large event with race fans in the stands was still up in the air. When organizers decided to cancel the Flav-R-Pack...

August 3, 2021
Read More

Stanfield and Smith Winners at Lucas Oil Winternationals

Stanfield and Smith Winners at Lucas Oil Winternationals Image

Drag racing at Pomona began in the 1950s after the local police department worked with city officials to build a drag strip next to the Los Angeles Fair Grounds. The goal was to get young drivers off the streets by providing a safer place for them to race their hot rods. The ingenuous program proved successful and a decade later Auto Club Raceway became a Southern California hotspot. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Baldy and the San Gabriel Mountains, the track was nicknamed “The Fairplex” and has been hosting national events for the National Hot Rod Association for four decades. Last year Pomona hosted the opening round of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series but the final race of the 2020 season was moved to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway due to coronavirus...

August 3, 2021
Read More

Capps & Force Fastest; Hight & Torrence Victorious

Capps & Force Fastest; Hight & Torrence Victorious Image

In qualifying rounds, Brittany Force and Ron Capps were the number one qualifier in their respective Top Fuel and Funny Car divisions at the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series in Sonoma, CA. Nitro classes were entering the ninth race of season and the second of the famed NHRA three-race Western Swing. Driving the 11,000-horsepower Flav-R-Pac dragster for John Force Racing, Brittany posted an impressive run with a 3.694 ET at 329.42 mph on Friday. She also qualified atop the field at the last event the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Raceway. Force has been fast all season with four top qualifiers and posted a 3.716 ET at 330.31 mph, which was the fastest run recorded in qualifying at the Sonoma Nationals. Capps’s run of 3.897-seconds at 328.78 mph was his third number...

July 27, 2021
Read More

Stanfield and Stoffer Win Pro Stock Classes at Sonoma

Stanfield and Stoffer Win Pro Stock Classes at Sonoma Image

Greg Anderson remained dominant in Pro Stock qualifying, as the veteran driver continues to set a torrid pace in qualifying. Anderson earned his seventh number one qualifier in eight races over the weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Driving the HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro, Anderson claimed the top spot in Pro Stock qualifying for the 113th time in his career with a 6.513 ET at 210.44 mph. On Sunday, he will try again to earn his 97th career win, which will tie Warren Johnson for the most in NHRA Pro Stock history. Kyle Koretsky was the second fastest qualifier followed by four-time Pro Stock NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series world champion Erica Enders. Enders joined the Elite Motorsports team in 2014 and has become a class sensation driving the Melling Chevrolet...

July 26, 2021
Read More

Torrence, Hagan and Smith Win at Bandimere

Torrence, Hagan and Smith Win at Bandimere Image

As the NHRA’s Western Swing kicked off at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver, a near-capacity crowd welcomed drivers and teams to this year’s Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals presented by Pennzoil. The annual kick-off for the three-race event for the National Hot Rod Association was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. To no one’s surprise, eager fans not only filled the stands for Sunday’s finals at Thunder on the Mountain, but they were also hooting and hollering both Friday and Saturday night under the lights as race teams staged their cars for qualifying rounds. After missing the nitro classes last year, it didn’t surprise anyone that the local drag race fans stayed late into the evening to watch jet dragsters close the show. Top Fuel...

July 20, 2021
Read More

Quickest Force in Top Fuel History at Mile High

Quickest Force in Top Fuel History at Mile High Image

Brittany Force broke the track record at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver, CO over the weekend after the 35-year old posted the quickest ET in Top Fuel history at the legendary track. Force nailed a run with a 3.717-second pass at 326.00 mph to score her third Number One qualifier of the year and her 23rd overall at the Dodge/SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Thunder on the Mountain. Force had just set Low ET at the previous NHRA event with a 3.696-second elapsed time at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH. It was the second final round of the 2021 season and 25th of Force’s career at Summit Motorsports Park. Second Woman to Win Top Fuel World Title Born in Yorba Linda, California, Brittany is the daughter of Funny Car legend John Force and the sister of retired...

July 20, 2021
Read More

Gonzalez Wins E3 Pro Mod at Mile High Nationals

Gonzalez Wins E3 Pro Mod at Mile High Nationals Image

The E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service made its first-ever appearance at Thunder on the Mountain outside Denver in the fifth event of its 2021 NHRA season. Year after year, Bandimere Speedway hosts one of the National Hot Rod Association's most thrilling races of that season. With driver’s having to squeeze every ounce of power out of the motors at an elevation that is more than a mile high, the altitude affects everything in a very unique way. Generally speaking, an engine loses three percent (3%) of its rated power for every 1,000 feet of altitude gained, which has crews scrambling to find the right engine tuning and aerodynamics to deliver the most horsepower to the track with over a 15% deficit. Everyone expected the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod...

July 19, 2021
Read More

Pro Mod Rookie Takes a Tumble at Thunder on the Mountain

Pro Mod Rookie Takes a Tumble at Thunder on the Mountain Image

Mile-high racing at Thunder on the Mountain was going to be a whole new experience when the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Racing Series presented by J&A Service rolled into Bandimere Speedway just outside Denver. Located at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, the premier track opened its gates in 1958. Since that opening day, the quarter-mile dragstrip has been a fan favorite; and each year proudly hosts the NHRA’s Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals. To add to the excitement of coming to a new track, racing at altitude can be tricky. When it comes to adjusting for engine power and aerodynamics, this can leave the most seasoned crews and veteran drivers struggling to find the right setup. The final qualifying session for racers in the E3 Pro Mod Series featured a lot of drama as defending...

July 18, 2021
Read More

Tasca Goes 171 MPH in Fully Electric Ford Cobra Jet

Tasca Goes 171 MPH in Fully Electric Ford Cobra Jet Image

Longtime driver of Ford Mustang Cobra Jet race cars Bob Tasca III (pictured in NHRA Funny Car action) just made another pass that was one for the record books. This time Tasca’s record setting run would be in a Ford Electric Cobra Jet at 8.12-second ET at 171.97 mph. The veteran nitro funny car driver was a shoo-in for the job and was quick to slip behind the wheel of the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400-horsepower e-drag car at NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals yesterday crushing the 8.27 seconds at 168 mph he recorded in September of last year. The name of Ford’s all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 drag car may be somewhat misleading since it’s throwing 1500+ horsepower to the rear wheels. Ford Motor Company says that’s the equivalent to three 2021...

June 28, 2021
Read More

Norwalk Hosts Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Norwalk Hosts Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Image

Norwalk is a small city in northern Ohio that is filled with drag racing fans. As a longtime host of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the city sits at the center of the Firelands, a subregion of the Connecticut Western Reserve and a colony founded by fire sufferers after many east coast cities were destroyed by fire during the Revolutionary War. Summit Motorsports Park (originally Norwalk Raceway) has hosted the National Hot Rod Association’s NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for the past fourteen years. Prior to the pandemic, the annual event was regularly held on the July 4th weekend. Nonetheless, the same patriotic spirit filled the streets again this year, as the all-American downtown greeted race teams, drivers, and race fans who were eager to return to the...

June 28, 2021
Read More

News Categories