With their wins at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Denver, Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, and Matt Smith are each one-third of the way to a Western Swing sweep. Here's what they'll need to do to complete it.
What’s the hardest part of sweeping the Western Swing? Is it trying to win in Denver, where the high-altitude climate messes with everyone’s combination? Or is it Sonoma, where everyone is already a bit ground down and the parts beat up after a hot…
Pro Stock driver Troy Coughlin, pilot of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, is dedicating his efforts at this weekend's NHRA Sonoma Nationals in memory of friend and former Sonoma Raceway track manager Kyle Seipel, who passed away last month.
For most drag racers, arriving at Sonoma Raceway for this year's 33rd annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals will immediately conjure up warm memories of former track manager Kyle "Big Nasty" Seipel, who passed away last month at the age of 50 after a long…
A near-capacity crowd at Bandimere Speedway witnessed one of the most thrilling NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events of this or any other season as the annual Western Swing kicked off in Denver.
A near-capacity crowd at Bandimere Speedway witnessed one of the most thrilling NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events of this or any other season as the annual Western Swing kicked off in Denver. The 2020 NHRA Camping World Series…
Every race during the 2021 season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series has been a first-time experience for standout rookie J.R. Gray. But this weekend will present an entirely new level of challenges for Gray.
Every race during the 2021 season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service has been a first-time experience for standout rookie J.R. Gray. But this weekend will present an entirely new level of challenges…
Pro Stock Motorcycle riders will get an opportunity to compete in all three races in the Western Swing, offering the first official chance for a Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to win a trio of events on the famed and rigorous trip out west.
Back in 2007, Matt Smith won consecutive Pro Stock Motorcycle races in Denver and Sonoma, making it as close as someone could get in the two-wheeled category to sweeping the Western Swing because the class never raced in Seattle. Eddie…
From crewmember for Jason Line, to Pro Stock's Wally winner at the 2021 Charlotte four-wide. Did he ever think success would come that soon? "Honestly, I was trying to win my first one," said Dallas Glenn.
Coming off his first victory in more than three years, Cruz Pedregon is headed to one of his favorite tracks in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series feeling as good as he has in a long time.
Coming off his first victory in more than three years, Cruz Pedregon is headed to one of his favorite tracks in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series feeling as good as he has in a long time. The two-time Funny Car world champ won the most…
As Alexis DeJoria heads to Denver to start her first NHRA Western Swing since 2017, she’s got nothing but positives regarding the solid Funny Car season she’s enjoyed this year.
As Alexis DeJoria heads to Denver to start her first NHRA Western Swing since 2017, she’s got nothing but positives regarding the solid Funny Car season she’s enjoyed this year. The team has built up a run of steady performances, including a…
Heading into the Western Swing, crew chief Dickie Venables is confident that the Mopar Funny Car team has turned the corner and soon will be powering driver Matt Hagan to his first win of the season.
Prock went to the 2021 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals as a crewmember for John Force Racing but showed the world he also brought with him the ability to qualify, go rounds, and give top-end interviews with the best of them in Top Fuel.
Horsepower is a force of nature. It’s built and controlled by NHRA racers to make machines move as fast as possible—but its speed is surprisingly best understood at extremely slow motion.
8.12 seconds at 171.97 mph makes this Ford Performance prototype Mustang the quickest electric full-bodied car on the planet after its run at the 2021 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Crew chief Mike Kloeber joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss the Parts Plus team's rare driver swap at the recent Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk.
Rich McPhillips Sr. and Jr. joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about their team's success in Top Alcohol Dragster which includes wins this year for McPhillips Jr. and Mat Cummings as well as oversight of Jasmine Salinas' A/Fuel Dragster.
In a milestone moment in his recovery from his 2020 highway accident, Dom Lagana was behind the wheel of the family's Nitro Ninja Funny Car when it was test-fired prior to being shipped to its new owner, Graeme Cowin, in Australia.
Hundreds of Southern California hot rodders, car lovers, and drag racing fans returned to the world-famous Fairplex to honor Wally Parks' vision, and celebrate the cars as the stars
Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel teammates Antron Brown and Leah Pruett were testing this week at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in advance of the start of the Western Swing next weekend in Denver.
Veteran NHRA Top Fuel driver Luigi Novelli is on the mend after he suffered a medical emergency at the recent Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Thanks to the NHRA Safety Safari, he hopes to be back in action later this year.
When veteran NHRA Top Fuel driver Luigi Novelli suffered a medical emergency after a Saturday qualifying run at the recent Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, the NHRA Safety Safari leaped into action to assist the fallen warrior, saving his…
With Chevrolet and Ford executives watching, John Force and Bob Tasca III paired off for the Funny Car points lead at the 2021 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
At the 2021 TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals, a round one match-up we've seen before had an outcome nobody expected. One race later Capps and Haddock paired up again at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, watch the rematch here!
Drag racing is all about good timing, and for Travis Shumake, the decision to finally fully commit to following in the footsteps of his late father, national event-winning Funny Car driver Tripp Shumake, and to do it as an openly gay driver, just felt right.
Drag racing is all about good timing, and for Travis Shumake, the decision to finally fully commit to following in the footsteps of his late father, national event-winning Funny Car driver Tripp Shumake, and to do it as an openly gay driver, just…
Lou Santini is a comedian, TV and event host, writer, voice actor, broadcaster, and huge NHRA fan. Follow long as he offers his own NHRA 70th anniversary salute with his 70 reasons why NHRA drag racing is great.
by Lou Santini I attended my first drag races with my dad at Dragway 42 in Salem, Ohio, when I was 10 years old. Our first-row bleacher seats were about 50 feet from the starting line, putting us close at racers’ level.…
What's it cost to replace a nitromethane-burning Hemi engine in a Top Fuel dragster? Too much.
After more than a year on the sidelines, Austin Prock turned out to be a super sub for Clay Millican at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, reaching the Top Fuel semifinals in the Parts Plus dragster after Millican had to withdraw Saturday due to an inner ear infection.
Funny Car driver and crew chief, Tim Wilkerson, will tell you that all the hard work he and Richard Hartman do happens in the pit. In truth, Wilkerson's got his hands full in the car too!
Greg Anderson gave a master's class on driving a Pro Stock Camaro in qualifying at the 2021 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Fans persevered through the rain to witness a thrilling and memorable Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, which laid the groundwork for what’s shaping up to be a spectacular summer on the dragstrip.
It took a little extra time this weekend thanks to the dreaded “r” word, but when it’s been two years since fans got to watch NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at beautiful Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, what’s a few more hours?…
When Clay Millican had to withdraw from competition at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals due to an ear infection, the Parts Plus team called on past rookie of the year Austin Prock to fill the saddle. Here's how his Saturday went.