On the eve of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and the launch of the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, both USA Today and the Los Angeles Times included features on NHRA. USA Today focused on new Funny Car driver Shawn Langdon while the Times profiled the Force family and women in the NHRA.
Zach Horrall interviewed Langdon for USA Today and the former multi-time NHRA champ spoke about the challenges and excitement of transitioning from Top Fuel to Funny Car. [Read article]
Kevin Baxter’s profile on the Force family in the Los Angeles Times reflects on how NHRA Drag Racing brought the family back together years after patriarch John embarked on a world-conquering career during which he “failed as a father, miserably,” in his own words. [Read article]
Mike DiGiovanna of The Times interviewed Brittany Force, Leah Pritchett, Erica Enders, and female pioneer Shirley Muldowney for a look at the incredible success women have enjoyed in drag racing. [Read article]