Personal Bests: 2017 NHRA Englishtown, Bristol, Norwalk

Steve Klemetti provides the new drivers, and new personal best elapsed times and speeds from the 2017 NHRA national events at Englishtown, Bristol, and Norwalk. New Drivers Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track PMD Carl Stevens Jr 5.813 257.97 2017 ENGLISHTOWN PMD Dean Marinis … [Read more...]

Personal Bests: 2017 NHRA Atlanta, Topeka, Epping

Steve Klemetti serves up the new drivers, new personal best elapsed times, and new personal best speeds from the 2017 NHRA national events in Atlanta, Topeka, and Epping. He notes: "The fastest the funny cars went in the quarter mile was 334​;​ now they are going 338 in 1000 feet. Top fuel went 337 i … [Read more...]

Personal Bests: 2017 NHRA Las Vegas and Houston Spring and Charlotte 4-Wides

Steve Klemetti provides new drivers and new personal best elapsed times and speeds from the 2017 NHRA national events at Las Vegas, Houston Spring, and Charlotte 4-Wides. New Drivers Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track PMDLarry … [Read more...]

Personal Bests: 2017 NHRA Winters, Phoenix, Gatornationals

Steve Klemetti provides new drivers and new personal best elapsed times and speeds from the first three NHRA national events of 2017. New Drivers New Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track AAFKJ.R. Todd 3.871 332.51 2017 GAINESVI AAFKJ.R. … [Read more...]

Arias, Moore, Chapouris, Van Dyke, Gas-Up and Santa Ana Drags Reunion

Update for those on my old Car Racers Newsletter: April 1, 2017 - Santa Ana Drags Reunion, 10 am to 2 pm, Santiago Creek Park located at Lawson Way and East Memory Lane, Santa Ana, California. No charge to attend, light lunch provided by Gene Mitchell. Group photograph at 1 pm. April 29, 2017 … [Read more...]

Personal Bests: 2016 NHRA Maple Grove through Pomona Finals

Steve Klemetti serves up the last set of new drivers, new personal best elapsed times, and new personal best speeds from the final 2016 NHRA national events. New Entries Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track AAFK Anthony Begley 4.145 286.50 2016 POMONA 2 AAFK Anthony Begley … [Read more...]

Personal Bests: 2016 Brainerd, Indy, Charlotte, Madison

Steve Klemetti provides records the new drivers, and new personal best elapsed times and speeds the 2016 NHRA events at Brainerd, Indy, Charlotte, and East St. Louis. New Drivers Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track PMD Michael Bowman 5.821 256.89 2016 INDY PMD Justin Shearer … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Chrisman Legacy… Always Faster

The Chrisman Legacy… Always Faster by Tom Madigan A book review by Phil R. Elliott Like many of you, I’ll miss Art Chrisman. About the time I discovered drag racing, Art Chrisman won the 1st Fuel & Gas Championships at Bakersfield. I was reading copies of my older cousin Chuck’s Hot Rod … [Read more...]

Book Review: Match Race Madness

by Grady Bryant Another book review by Phil R. Elliott When I trip over a book with Match Race Madness in the title, I’m gonna be all over it. True story. In this case, Grady Bryant sent me a copy way back in 1995 and I read and reviewed it then for IHRA’s Drag Review, of which I was the edi … [Read more...]

Personal Bests: 2016 NHRA Western Swing

Steve Klemetti provides new entries, and new personal best elapsed times and speeds from the 2016 swing through the several Western States that house NHRA events. New Entries Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track PSB Scott Bottorff 7.015 189.02 2016 SONOMA PSB Kristen Ashby 7.687 … [Read more...]