Timothy Fletcher

 

Northwest Nationals & the 2018 Swing Finale

Another western swing is in the books as we complete the CatSpot Northwest Nationals in Seattle, WA and as the schedule usually does not deter from years past, this is the 16th event out of 24, leaving us only 8 to go. This race is again the host of every sportsman class the NHRA has to offer, having better car count numbers than passed years. Justin Lamb is again the headline forRead More


The Western Swing Part II

66.66% of the swing is now in the books as the rigs were pulling out of the Toyota Sonoma Nationals. 1 week after hosting his first divisional race as the newest track manager of Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Seipel was ready tackle the national event as they were back to back. To say he knocked it out of the park would be an understatement as the NHRA had yet another sellRead More


Dodge Mile High Nationals

The 1st stop on the western swing, as always was in Denver, CO for what always seems to be the least populated race of the year. Over the next month the NHRA Mellow Yellow series will be on tour on the west coast hitting 3 very different tracks in 3 consecutive weekends, making or breaking teams and their championship hopes. The bread and butter Stock and Super Stock classes hadRead More


New England “Lobster” Nationals Recap

The final race of the 2018 eastern swing brought us way up in the northeast to Epping, New Hampshire for what seemed to be home of the 1st time winners as 4/7 sportsman champs were 1st timers. Most racers left Lebanon Valley Dragway monday from the D1 divisional event and came straight to NH to spend the 4th of July in the “stacking lot” eagerly waiting to enjoy more of theRead More


Summit RAINING Equipment Nationals Recap…

Norwalk, OH would be the host of the latest NHRA event for the 4-day Summit Racing Equipment Nationals. Most racers would be in and parked on Wednesday but the 100 or so rigs that did not make it in the gate by 5pm would be forced to spend the night in Linders Lot. 7am Thursday racers would be woken up to either roll into the event or get up andRead More


Thunder Valley Nationals Recap

Bristol, TN is the 2nd out of 4 stops on what we can call the “eastern swing” before NHRA heads out for the “western swing”, and year after year it seems to be one of the most highly attended events in terms of car counts to quotas. With such a beautiful facility and awesome racetrack, someone better have a really good reason to not have this track on their schedule.Read More


2nd Time – 1st Time Winners in Virginia

The 11th stop on the Mellow Yellow tour brought us to the newly renovated Virginia Motorsports Park for the “replacement” race for E-town, but this is not the 1st time Virginia has been a stop for the NHRA. VMP was removed from the schedule about 10 or so years ago and everything kind of fell into place for them under the new ownership and when a spot opened up theyRead More


Chicago Recap and the dominate Lamb Motorsports performance

Home of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals and the JEGS Allstars event each year, Chicago has the absolute best drivers from each division coming to one race to battle it out for multiple titles in each category. The weekend went about as smooth as one could imagine with all of the classes being completed on time with no hiccups or setbacks. Although this year there was no true sportsman driverRead More


Jegs ALLSTARS – How D4 Stole the Show

The NHRA AllStars event hosted this past weekend in Chicago, IL at Route 66 is something that every single driver has on their bucket list, period. To compete in your respected division all year, then go to this event as the only representative for your class to take on the other 6 divisions to see who is the best is one of the biggest honors in the sport. But notRead More


Atlanta Southern Nationals Recap

A short drive from Charlotte, NC the prior week brought everyone to Atlanta, GA for another 3-day race with a back to back large category count event for the NHRA as they swapped out the Factory Stock Showdown cars for Super Street cars. Quotas were set at 50 cars across the board and filled up rather quickly besides the 36 quota for TS & TD, as these classes for someRead More


Charlotte 4-Wide Recap

The NGK Spark Plug 4-Wide Nationals is something racers and fans from the east coast look forward to every year, as one of the best, if not the best facility in drag racing hosts every single category (but 1) the NHRA has to offer. The event started out with some rain for racers in the holding lot that continued into “parking day” but eventually subsided for a beautiful weekend ofRead More


Houston SpringNationals Recap

Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, TX was home this past weekend for the NHRA circuit and although the racers were small in terms of categories, they were the opposite in competition with many drivers running dead on in final rounds with very competitive lights. The weekend started out great on Friday with time trials for everyone and class eliminations for Super Stock, but eventually the weekend succumbed to mother natureRead More


Las Vegas 4-Wide Recap

As the inaugural DENSO Spark Plug 4-wide Nationals kicked off this past weekend, the 1st Las Vegas event was definitely a bigger success than anticipated as NHRA was able to have its 3rd sell out of the year and the 1st sellout at LVMS spring event since 2010. Racers flocked from all over to be apart of history and to take a crack at the beautiful new racing surface forRead More


Gatornationals Recap

The 49th annual Amalie motor oil NHRA Gatornationals this past weekend was everything that racers thought it would be, well at least everyone from the North. With cold temps and what seemed like nonstop snow storms hitting the NY, NJ, and PA region, racers couldn’t get the Florida fast enough hitting the rapidly growing “baby gators” then the national event for a great start to the year. With temps atRead More