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 … [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...]

Personal Bests: 2016 Englishtown, Norwalk, Joliet

Steve Klemetti offers new drivers, and new personal best elapsed times and speeds from these midyear NHRA events. New Entries Class Driver Best ET Speed Year Track PROCharlie Westcott Jr 6.771 204.11 2016 NORWALK PROCharlie Westcott Jr 6.805 202.88 2016 JOLIET PROCharlie … [Read more...]

Book Report: Junior Stock, Drag Racing the Family Sedan

Junior Stock, Drag Racing the Family Sedan, Stock-Class Drag Racing 1964-1971 (Doug Boyce, 2012) By Phil R. Elliott I had to borrow this one. I’d love to have Junior Stock, Drag Racing the Family Sedan, Stock-Class Drag Racing 1964-1971 in my library but right now, buying more books is not … [Read more...]

New racetrack record on the 1st Stage of Russian Drag Racing Championship in Krasnoyarsk

1st Stage of Russian Drag Racing Championship, which was held on 25-26 June on the racetrack “Krasnoye Koltso” in Krasnoyarsk, was hardly predictable as usual. On Saturday, the weather interfered in the competition, on Sunday the racetrack record was renewed, and a newcomer of the season and the … [Read more...]

Book Report: Top Fuel Wormhole, part 2

By Phil R. Elliott I have to blame my pal Cole Coonce for a lot of recent hours gone. But I’m not too upset. Just about the time I completed Top Fuel Wormhole, Volume 1, guess what arrived in my mailbox? Yup, Top Fuel Wormhole, Volume 2. Like the first, part two of Top Fuel Wormhole is a … [Read more...]