In a recent Skype interview with NHRA's Brian Lohnes, Matt Hartford had a chance to sound off on a variety of topics related to Pro Stock racing including warm-weather tuning, two-run qualifying, and the influx of new talent in the class.
Two-time Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Jonnie Lindberg is giving fellow driver Richie Crampton the best birthday gift ever: the chance to drive his car at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Spend a minute with Antron Brown or Jack Beckman and you’ll enjoy them for the people they are, and the passion they have for drag racing. But if you could go inside the car with them, you would see their personality shift—and witness how their passion and enthusiasm turns into a laser focus when they are in “their zone.”
A new in-house chassis program has helped make Terry McMillen and his Amalie Motor Oil team a strong contender during NHRA's restart events in Indianapolis.
Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champion, recently got a chance to jump into a five-second Pro Mod car and he liked it so much he’s coming back for more.
Bo Butner still abides by his long-held belief that driving a Pro Stock car is the most difficult thing he’s ever tackled in racing, but after his Pro Mod debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, he’s willing to add an asterisk to that statement…
NHRA Sportsman superstar Anthony Bertozzi, who captured a record fifth JEGS SPORTSnationals title and also won a big-dollar bracket race, visited via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes to talk about his recent hot streak.
Top Fuel racer Leah Pruett came out of the pandemic-caused racing hiatus swinging for the fences with some great driving and has moved into second place in points. She spoke with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the two Indy events and the season ahead.
NHRA Pro Stock racer Alan Prusiensky joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his Dodge-powered Pro Stocker and the challenges of racing a hemi in a Chevy world, and how his engine-building business helps his Pro Stock racing and vice versa.
With the help of a few friends, Kelly Clontz is making steady progress in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. Now she’s ready to take the next step towards her first victory.
When Kelly Clontz sees Jianna Salinas and Ryan Oehler become first-time winners in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, it brings a smile to her face simply because it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see herself in that position. “That joy;…
Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart are back again with a LIVE episode of NHRA Shop Talk, fielding your questions and telling you what you need to know, look out for, and watch at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were back again with a LIVE episode of NHRA Shop Talk, fielding your questions and telling you what you need to know, look out for, and watch at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.…
After a successful Jr. Drag Racing and Sportsman career, Shawn Langdon spent eight years learning how to drive a Top Fuel dragster, becoming not just an event-winning fuel dragster pilot but a championship-winning one. In…
An influx of talented newcomers has helped breathe new life into the Pro Stock class. Here's a look at six second (and-third) generation racers who are already making an impact.
NHRA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pro Stock class in 2020, and this season includes memorable tributes to the pioneers who helped create the foundation for the factory hot rod class. Built by Ronnie Sox and Bill Jenkins and…
Justin Ashley reached his first career Top Fuel final at the recent Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, a final round last was rain-delayed and will complete at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. Ashley spoke via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about his great weekend.
Bob Tasca III is on a mission to win a championship and help us all avoid the disease that caused him to miss the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
Bob Tasca III is known for his tenacious energy, his passion for drag racing, and his inseparability from the Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car that bears his family’s name. When the 44-year-old announced that he’d been diagnosed with…
Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart reviewed some of the most interesting runs of the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, taking you inside the tech that makes the cars run and reviewing the difference between winning and losing in NHRA drag racing.
Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart reviewed some of the most interesting runs of the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, taking you inside the tech that makes the cars run and reviewing the difference between winning and losing in NHRA drag racing…
Todd Paton won his first NHRA national event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis when he defeated an all-star line-up of Top Alcohol Funny Cars. A quarter-century later, he's still turning on win lights.
In 1996, Todd Paton won his first NHRA national event title and it was a big one. Paton, then an up-and-coming Top Alcohol Funny Car racer, won the U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. He jokes that he “backed into” the win, but the…
Jeffrey Barker endured one of life’s most embarrassing moments when his Pro Mod Camaro spun out on the burnout during yesterday’s test session at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, but the former Top Sportsman champion is determined to move forward.
This won’t come as breaking news to anyone who follows NHRA drag racing, but Pro Mod cars are not easy to drive. Equal parts powerful and unpredictable, the 250-mph machines that make up the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series can…
No one in Top Fuel takes T.J. Zizzo and his Rust-Oleum Top Fuel team lightly, and there is a good resason for that; they come to win every week.
During last weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, T.J. Zizzo found himself in an uncomfortable position during the opening round of Top Fuel eliminations. When opponent Cory McClenathan ran into a mechanical issue that prevented him from staging…
Stevie "Fast" Jackson, the reigning world champ in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, previewed his fleet of cars with NHRA's Brian Lohnes in advance of this weekend's season opener for the class at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.
After missing last weekend's season restart while recovering from COVID-19, Bob Tasca III will be back behind the wheel of his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals in Indianapolis.
Antron Brown looking forward to sharing the track with his kids at this week's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champ chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about last week's E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and the upcoming Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, where he will compete alongside his Jr. Dragster-racing kids for the first time.
Chad Green will take on a unique challenge at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals when he competes in both Funny Car and Pro Mod. He spoke to NHRA's Brian Lohnes recently about the weekend ahead.
Matt Hagan scored the first Funny Car win of NHRA's season restart at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, but it was not cheap, as a supercharger explosion in the final round damaged the Dodge Charger body. Crew chief Dickie Venables explains the process.
Terry McMillen’s and his Amalie Top Fuel team are often described as underdogs and regarded as one of the class’ smaller independent squads, but their little guy status goes only so far.
Terry McMillen’s and his Amalie Top Fuel team are often described as underdogs and regarded as one of the class’ smaller independent squads, but their little guy status goes only so far. For one, McMillen kept his entire crew employed during the…
High school diploma in hand, Mason McGaha ready to embark on his next chapter as an NHRA Pro Stock racer
Mason McGaha isn’t the first kid to get a new car after graduating high school, but in this instance, 18-year old McGaha’s new whip happens to be a 213-mph Pro Stock Camaro that is .a near twin to the one his father, Chris, has driven to eight wins in 11 final rounds since 2015
Mason McGaha isn’t the first kid to get a new car after graduating high school, but in this instance, 18-year old McGaha’s new whip happens to be a 213-mph Pro Stock Camaro that is a near twin to the one his father, Chris, has driven to eight wins…
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing returns to the small screen today with two qualifying shows on FS1, at 4:30 and 8 p.m. Eastern. Gather your family and connect online with your friends to share the racing excitement.
You’ve been waiting a long time for this. On July 11 and 12, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition returns to FS1 and Fox broadcasting to bring you the side-by-side competition you’ve been craving—live from Indianapolis. Drag racing fans…
Two-time NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Jonnie Lindberg spoke recently to NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss his role as a substitute driver this weekend for Bob Tasca III, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Kalitta Motorsports partnered with Clean Harbors disinfect and decontaminate its racecar haulers and support trailers prior to this weekend's event.
As a driver, three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is still very much on top of her game, but her role at Elite Performance goes well beyond that of just hired gun.
As a driver, three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is still very much on top of her game, but her role at Elite Performance goes well beyond that of just hired gun. The Elite team has lately welcomed several new drivers to the Pro…
Third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. will make making his official NHRA Pro Stock debut at this weekend's E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. He chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about the big weekend ahead.