Category Archives: NHRA National News

Pro Stock on Chopping Block?

LETTER FROM NHRA PUTS PRO STOCK’S FUTURE IN DOUBT – CompetitionPlus – October 4, 2017 This makes me absolutely ill… first it was Modified Production, then Pro Stock Truck, now my favorite category on the chopping block. I believe we … Continue reading

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Seattle In The ’70s by Phil Burgess

Seattle in the ’70s, Part 1 by Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor The Great Northwest had some great car and great races, and some great photographers, too, as evidenced by the work of Herman Marchetti, who shares some of … Continue reading

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Larry Dixon’s Gainesville Crash & Interview

This past weekend at the Gatornationals, Larry Dixon’s Top Fuel car chassis broke at the foot box resulting in a heart-stopping crash. Both videos are courtesy of NHRA.     THEORIES ABOUND, BUT NO DEFINITIVE ANSWERS REGARDING DIXON CRASH CAUSE … Continue reading

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Plug for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways

August 3, 2013 A new national record was nearly set in T/F on Saturday in the cooler air (mid 70’s) and overcast skies. Simply ideal conditions for traction and horsepower. It will be hotter Sunday during eliminations. I was a bit surprised … Continue reading

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Sportsman Disconnect?

Here’s some very interesting reading courtesy of CompetitionPlus.com To say there is a disconnect, in my opinion, is a gross understatement. Light discusses how the NHRA pours a lot of money into the Sportsman ranks, but we never hear how much money … Continue reading

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NHRA National Dragster

Opinion: After receiving my copy yesterday of NHRA’s National Dragster, I see what Paul was talking about. We will only receive the publication on a bi-weekly basis. Of course membership fees will remain the same! They say they will have … Continue reading

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NHRA Greatest Moments – Snake’s Funny Car first in the 5’s

Video courtesy of NHRA and they state: The year was 1975, and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme saw fit to wheel his Funny Car right into then-uncharted territory: the 5-second zone   Earlier post on Prudhomme: Remembering Don “The Snake” Prudhomme – September … Continue reading

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A look back at the 2012 O’Reilly Northwest Nationals

NORTHWEST NATIONALS TIDBITS: Full Throttle Series Heads North to Kent – Pacific Raceways – July 30, 2012 Wilkerson looking forward to Pacific Raceways visit – NHRA – July 31st 2012 Northwest Nationals Team Reports – NHRA High-profile rookies DeJoria, Force … Continue reading

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Pro Stock legend Bill ‘Grumpy’ Jenkins dies – March 29th 2012

Pro Stock legend Bill ‘Grumpy’ Jenkins dies – NHRA – March 29, 2012   NHRA Bill Jenkins Memorial Video: Farewell to the grumpy one by Phil Burgess – NHRA – March 30, 2012 “…I’m going to go out on a … Continue reading

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Video: 2012 NHRA Winternationals Mike Austin Crash

Medford, Oregon’s Mike Austin goes for a wild ride during Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1 at the 2012 Winternationals. Mike amazingly walked away from this incident.  

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Hot Rod Car Show Documentary

Talk about a piece of nostalgia, here’s a documentary one of my friends found on YouTube about the very early days of NHRA drag racing in 1959:

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NHRA O’Reilly Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, 2011

SACRIFICE PAYING OFF FOR COMP RACER MARK WOLFE – CompetitionPlus.com – August 25, 2011 PACIFIC RACWAYS’ DECADE OF UNKEPT PROMISES WEARING THIN – CompetitionPlus.com – August 15, 2011 Gary Scelzi on Pacific Raceways:

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