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1/20/18 Drag Racing News

LETTER: Fans deserved more notice of Raceway Park's closing Asbury Park Press (“Raceway Park to discontinue drag racing,” Jan. 17). For more than 30 years I have been both racer and spectator and it never came easy nor cheap. But it was a labor of love and … [Read More]

1/19/18 Drag Racing News

Englishtown drag racing track ends NHRA Summernationals after 48 years Press of Atlantic City In a photo provided by the NHRA, Leah Pritchett sets the Top Fuel elapsed-time record with her second session pass during the NHRA Arizona Nationals drag races at … [Read More]

Remembering Jack Merkel

After the recent passing of my father, Jack Merkel, there has been a lot of interest in media regarding his career, life and death. At his memorial service I put together a little Powerpoint that ran in a loop all day long. Many people requested a copy. That … [Read More]

1/18/18 Drag Racing News

New Jersey Raceway Park ends summer NHRA drag racing event USA TODAY ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The NHRA Summernationals no longer has a home. The owners of Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey have informed the NHRA they no longer will host drag racing e … [Read More]

1/17/18 Drag Racing News

VOLUME XX, NUMBER 1 - JANUARY, 2018 Drag Racing Online Magazine Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood has announced that the North Carolina track will celebrate 2018 as “the Year of the Bracket Racer.” In announcing a 2018 schedule anchored by such sta … [Read More]


GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Yesterday Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. informed NHRA that it will no longer host any drag racing events at its facility, effective immediately. This includes the 49th Annual NHRA Summernationals, s … [Read More]

Napp Family Drops Drag Racing at Englishtown

The storied Englishtown drag racing facility in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, restructured its program to remove drag racing as of today. Here is the official notice. … [Read More]

1/16/18 Drag Racing News

Blinded in accident, Georgia drag racer now back behind the wheel FOX 10 News Phoenix I had a career racing drag racing cars. Everything in life that I enjoyed was no longer a possibility." Back at home, he felt lost. "[He was] Just sad, … [Read More]

1/15/18 Drag Racing News

Dodge Demon Owners Can Get A Day's Free Drag Racing Tuition Car Throttle Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owners are being granted a free day-long drag-racing course by a well-known performance driving school. Lesser SRT models qualify for a day's track-based … [Read More]

Jimmy King’s Funny Car Inferno

Here is a sequence from 1980 at New England Dragway, when Jimmy King’s Duster burst into flames mid-track. I came across the pics recently while going through some old photos, and thought that there must be someone out there keeping an archive.- Kevin L … [Read More]

1/14/18 Drag Racing News

Dodge-SRT rolls out complimentary drag racing school for Demon owners Brinkwire (press release) Participants will learn the rules and techniques of drag racing, including proper launch, staging, reaction time, signals, and pre- and post-run safety checks. … [Read More]

1/13/18 Drag Racing News

Dodge launching Demon-ic drag racing school Fox News The instruction starts with the lesser R/T models and works its way up through 22 runs to the 840 hp Demon, which features a drag racing style transmission brake that delivers the quickest times, but is … [Read More]

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