Mike Bodnar


NHRA Division One Champions Crowned

The 2018 Season has ended and in the Northeast Division the snow has started to fall and preparations for the 2019 season have begun. This year has been full of many pivotal moments for points, scorching temps, and many great memories gathered. Let’s break this down to see which drivers are going to hold the number #11 on their car. Starting off with Stock Eliminator, Jimmy Daniels is going toRead More

The best to ever do it? Justin Lamb

The greatness we are witnessing with Super Stock and Stock Eliminator driver Justin Lamb. If you do not know who he is, he was the 2017 Stock and Super Stock World Champion, a task that only two other drivers have accomplished, Scotty Richardson in 1994, and Jeff Strickland in 2016, in 2017 Justin Lamb joined the club. The incredible part about this story is that he almost did it again,Read More

Reverse Thinking

Over the past couple of years you are seeing different ways of the .90 racing game being played. This has been a very big year for reverse throttle stops, taking the drag community by storm. With the past two national events, the reverse throttle stop held a runner up and a win. These two are the biggest competitors for the use of the reverse throttle stop. Chris Garretson, current nationalRead More

Keith Mayers and his Porsche

Watching between round is one of my favorite thing to do when it comes to racing. Up on the top end, hearing drivers start to kick it and rip it at the 1/8th mile there is nothing better. During the Maple Grove Divisional I found myself on the starting line, ear plugs in, cars doing burnouts and I hear music. And see a driver in his car, getting pumped upRead More

A firework start to the season

In my many stories and talk about NHRA Drag Racing being on the downturn, losing racers, losing fans, and losing sponsors I believe this season is in totally different spectacle. For myself there seems to be a special essence in the air for this season of racing, it’s not just me, there is a certain hype in the air and its full momentum is moving into the Gatornationals this weekRead More

Did you sharpen your skills?

Today I was on twitter, and I came across a tweet from Luke Bogacki saying, “The harder you practice, the luckier you get.” Which is talking about your preparation for a certain event. For us, that is the 2018 race season that is now upon us, and very soon you will be hitting the track. This is and was one very long, and cold off season with a lot ofRead More

Englishtown Raceway Park – Mixed Emotions

“Ohohohohoho Raceway Park,” the jingle that has been ringing announcing drag racing events for many years, has now come to an end. Filled with many “mixed emotions” This is truly an end of an era, in the drag racing world and the tri-state area of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Why was this track so special? It was a place for innovation. There have been many unfortunate events in NHRARead More

Right On Track with Taylor Iacono

This past season of racing was a dream year for some, or a year of struggles for others. At the start of the 2017 season I talked with Taylor Iacono. You may have heard of her from her past article on here, or have seen a girl in a black S10 with an infectious smile, and you can tell from a mile away it’s Taylor. Since we’ve last talked toRead More

Why do we race?

I show up at the racetrack with two things on my mind and that is to “I can’t wait to go fast” and to “live it up.” What do I mean when I say, “live it up?” When I say, “Live it up”, I’m meaning, have fun. Like most, the racetrack is my favorite place to be. When the outside world asks me why I enjoy it so much, isRead More

Kevin Robb… A Family Win

The 2017 season of racing has almost come to an end, for some drivers this season has been one to remember. This is the case for former comp racer Kevin Robb, now piloting two cars. One is Super Gas and the other in Super Comp. Winning his first National Event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in 1993 and also winning comp at Maple Grove Raceway in 1997, with thatRead More

Chris Gonier and his silent, but deadly 1969 Pontiac Firebird

Chris Gonier and his silent, but deadly 1969 Pontiac Firebird. His father acquired the 1969 Firebird in the early 2000’s and he grew up watching his dad race the car, waiting for his time to step into the driver’s seat. As soon as he was old enough, he jumped into the seat. The Firebird has been a father and son project for many years, undergoing updates and new parts eitherRead More

LODRS D1 Atco Dragway Recap

A recap of the winners here at the fifth stop of NHRA division one’s season, residing at Atco Dragway in New Jersey. Throughout the weekend the rain passed by at night, thankfully barely conflicting racing. There were over 500 hundred entries, a good amount of spectators, and many great rounds of racing. Here is a weekend recap of all that went down. Starting with Friday’s festivities the race featured aRead More

Nick Folk, Still on Track

The reigning Super Comp Champion Nick Folk has not skipped a beat so far this racing season. These past few months he has taken home some cash, trophies, and joined a certain group of special drivers. Starting off the year, Folk was entered in a race in division five, which is also his home division. Showing that Folk and his dragster were still firing on all cylinders as he madeRead More

Jessie and Dylan Biondo, The Next Generation

The youngest racers of the Biondo family have been hitting the track for a couple years now. Their dad, Sal Biondo has taken a backseat to his own racing program, but instead of less racing, he is  racing more than ever as the crew chief for Jessie and Dylan. Two junior dragsters keeps him very busy during a weekend of racing, although he does find time to race now andRead More