Timothy Fletcher


Like It or Not 2018 Has Come To a Close

End of the season blues may have already started for some drivers (like myself), while others may be glad its over and looking forward to 2019 to bounce back, regardless of what the feelings are the Auto Club NHRA Finals are now again in the books. Only a few Championships were still up in the air coming into the event, with 1 being Competition Eliminator and when registration closed onRead More

Las Vegas 2.0

Back on the left coast for the 2nd trip to Las Vegas, NV (this one only being 2-wide) for the Toyota Nationals, which turned out to be a beautiful place for all racers entered to spend their Halloween weekend with warm weather and absolutely no rain. Scheduled to begin Thursday with sportsman having time trials run to completion so the fields would be set for eliminations Friday morning, while classRead More

“Take 2”-wide at ZMAX

The last east coast race of 2018 has now come and gone as we visited the beautiful ZMAX dragway for the 2nd time at the Carolina Nationals. What looked to be an event that would have a lot of D1&D2 racers excited for, turned into somewhat of a chore to attend, thanks to Hurricane Florence & Michael. With 3-4″ of rain forecasted on stacking day and people already recovering fromRead More

AAA Insurance Texas Fall Nationals Recap

The 21/24 stop on the 2018 NHRA Mellow Yellow tour brought us to Texas Motorplex in Dallas, TX for the final AAA Insurance sponsored event, the Fall Nationals. This event always has great racing temperatures with some of the best competition you can have coming out of D4, until we jinx it with this years forecast. The racing itself was ran smooth and went right along start to finish, butRead More

AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals Recap

The 20th stop on the 2018 NHRA Mellow Yellow tour brought us to Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, MO for the 1st half of the AAA Insurance sponsored events. This race had some of the best quotas we have seen all year with every class meeting/exceeding the 55 car allowance besides SS that was only 2 cars shy. With only 4 races left, every driver is looking to get in theirRead More

Another Typical National at Maple Grove Raceway

Can anyone disagree? Another typical Maple Grove, rain, mud, potentially finishing on Monday, 1 time trial and go, those are things that are associated with this race for an far as I can remember plus some. I’m just going to have to say that last year was a complete fluke when the forecast did not have a drop of rain in the area and we had one of the more pleasantRead More

The Superbowl of NHRA Drag Racing

Indy, Indy, Indy. Home to 2 of the biggest events in the drag racing world, the PRI show in December and the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals this past weekend. Racers will prepare for months, even years to get the chance to go down the track and make the 128 car field. Countless hours, time, and money going into these cars so they can be 100% ready for the almost weekRead More

This years winners at the Zoo in Brainerd Raceway

Not only did the fans win in terms of numbers yet again in the ever growing “zoo”, but as many may have forgot after hours, there was also an NHRA national event taking place that showed us more 1st timers than any other. This race is in kind of a weird slot in the schedule, falling between the western swing and what is pretty much the Superbowl of NHRA, Indy.Read More

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