The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, being offered in digital format only and free to the racing community during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now online for reading. Like its predecessors, it’s also packed with interactive elements, with links to related videos, audio, and free downloads.
NHRA President Glen Cromwell shares with the NHRA community the roadmap to a return to racing, focusing on a ramp up that begins at the Member Track level, then the Lucas Oil Series and, finally, the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, where he expresses a deep respect for the fans and the desire to have them in the stands when racing resumes.
We reached back in time to Cromwell's predecessor, NHRA founder Wally Parks, for some inspirational quotes to buoy your spirits and a great story about the re-opening at Don Schumacher Racing, and the precautions they have taken and another about the emotional restoration of Billy Torrence's first welding truck by his son, NHRA Top Fuel champ Steve, that was an amazing birthday present for his dad.
We also take a look back at the career of alcohol-racing stalwart Jay Payne, who announced that 2020 would be his final season -- a plan that is in flux due to the COVID019 pandemic.
On the tech side, we present an NHRA vs. The World-type feature, pitting NHRA nitro and Pro Stock engines in a tech-spec shootout with NASCAR, Formula 1, and IndyCar engines.
Winning is everything in motorsports, and the National Dragster staff pulled together some of its greatest victory celebration moments for a Photo Essay of the thrill of victory.
Throughout the issue, you’ll find colorful icons indicating how you can interact with the content. Orange “download” buttons on photos will take you to a page where you can download the photo for personal use on your computer or mobile devices, while other icons indicate associated video or audio content and hyperlinks to extended information on a topic.