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Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Drivers Pritchett, Hometown Favorite Johnson Ready to Battle at Bristol in Factory Stock

Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Drivers Pritchett, Hometown Favorite Johnson Ready to Battle at Bristol in Factory Stock Leah Pritchett to race in both Top Fuel dragster and NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak for third time in 2018 Tennessee native and 2012 Pro Stock champ Allen Johnson to compete in Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Pritchett’s Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) teammateRead More


NHRA Heartland Nationals Recap

Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties is the 8th stop on NHRA tour. Although plagued with rain delays, the race was finally finished on Monday. Qualifying started on Friday along with a great day of class racing. Saturday started out with round one of eliminations for the sportsman’s. Sunday morning was supposed to start out with sportsman eliminations round 2, but pending weather canceled the early start. A scheduleRead More


Is Englishtown Raceway Park Back?

There has been talk that Englishtown may be back with a new owner. Don Schumacher’s name has been floating around, and he is looking into purchasing Raceway Park. As many of you know Englishtown has a great history of racing, and many fans and racers were sad to see drag racing end at this iconic track. If Schumacher does purchase Englishtown, look for NHRA to be back with a nationalRead More


MAHLE Motorsport New Elite Sportsman Drag Racing PowerPak+ Pistons

  Video Inside—MAHLE Motorsport New Elite Sportsman Drag Racing PowerPak+ Pistons On the Shelf We recently sat down with Trey McFarland of MAHLE Motorsport to discuss their new piston program, the Elite Sportsman Drag Series PowerPak+ series. The program is designed to produce large volumes of popular piston designs so engine builders and distributors can keep them on the shelf for quick service to customers. MAHLE Motorsport has kicked offRead More


VMP GEN 3 TVS 2650 Supercharger – Next Gen for the 2018 Cobra Jet

The next generation TVS supercharger will be part of the 2018 Cobra Jet package to debut at the NMCA All American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park  in Norwalk Ohio. The new blower developed by Eaton and Roush Performance and VMP is said to make more power than the very popular Whipple 2.9 currently used in most of the NHRA and NMCA Factory Stock Showdown cars.  There have been no testsRead More


NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge at U.S. Nationals

NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge at U.S. Nationals to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Mopar-powered 1968 Super Stock Cars Dodge announces title sponsorship of event, which will mark its 18th consecutive year at iconic U.S. Nationals Brand makes it a “Happy HEMI® Day” with announcement on 4/26, the date celebrated by Dodge and Mopar enthusiasts as HEMI Day HEMI Day celebration video online at Dodge Garage (www.dodgegarage.com), a digital content hub forRead More


2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Racing Legend with Quickest Straight-Line Stallion Yet   DEARBORN – Fifty years ago, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet took to the staging lanes at drag strips everywhere – and along with the resulting wins, a legend was born. Now comes the return of the Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip race car by Ford Performance – targeted to be the most powerful and quickestRead More


Allen Johnson to Compete in Factory Super Cars at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals

Allen Johnson to Compete in Factory Super Cars at NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals   While Allen Johnson retired from NHRA Pro Stock competition last year, he didn’t retire from racing altogether. In fact, the Tennessee-based driver who was a fan-favorite in his Dodge Dart and earned 27 national event wins and a world championship in the cutthroat category, is piloting the Jeff Teuton-owned 2015 Dodge Challenger this year. “This was allRead More


WAGLER MOTORSPORTS PARK JOINS NHRA MEMBER TRACK NETWORK

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 26, 2018) Wagler Motorsports Park, located in Lyons, Ind., has joined Division 3, the NHRA North Central Division, as a NHRA member track. Track owner Jeremy Wagler is also the owner of Wagler Competition Products, an industry leader in cylinder heads for diesel trucks. He will oversee track operations with the assistance of Total Venue Concepts. “It’s great to have Jeremy Wagler, his staff and racers atRead More


Mooresville Dragway joins NHRA Member Track Network

Mooresville Dragway has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division, as a NHRA member track. Mooresville Dragway, located in the heart of stock-car country, Mooresville, N.C., hosts events March through November. A weekly points championship, the 2nd annual Hot Rod Festival, and the North Carolina Street Outlaws No Prep race, highlight the busy schedule. The track was opened in the early 1960s by Glen Leazer.  By the early 1970’s, hisRead More


US 90 Dragway joins NHRA Member Track network

 US Dragway, located in Irvington, Ala., has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division, as a NHRA member track and is under new ownership. US 90 Dragway was opened as Mobile International Dragway in 1985. The track was built near the half-mile paved oval called Mobile International Speedway. Through the years the name was shortened to Mobile Dragway. Mobile Dragway has been a staple in the Alabama racing community andRead More


NHRA Southeast Division adds two more to the NHRA member tracks.

Carolina Dragway, located in Aiken, S. C. and Piedmont Dragway in Julian, N.C. have joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast Division as NHRA member tracks.  Carolina Dragway roared to life in 1957 and like so many other tracks during that era, help alleviate the illegal street racing problem. Jr. Steed sold dirt from some property he owned to help in the building of the new four lane road, highway 125,Read More


NHRA Top Fuel Star Pritchett to Drive Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in Full Factory Stock Showdown

NHRA Top Fuel Star Pritchett to Drive Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak in Full Factory Stock Showdown Schedule NHRA Top Fuel driver Leah Pritchett to also race in all seven SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events in 2018 Pritchett to drive Don Schumacher Racing (DSR)-prepped, supercharged Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak starting at NHRA Gatornationals in March New DSR employee and NHRA Stock Eliminator World Champion Kevin Helms toRead More


NHRA partners with Virginia Motorsports Park to host NHRA Virginia Nationals

NHRA announced a new NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event today, adding the NHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va., to the championship tour on June 8-10. NHRA announced a new NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event today, adding the NHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va., to the championship tour on June 8-10. This event brings the number of 2018 nationalRead More