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 lead me to putting a little repository … [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 Lach That's what we do, Kevin! Thanks for s … [Read more...]

2009 KCIR Nostalgia Drags Funny Car Photos

A few of the funny cars at KCIR Dragstrip in Kansas City 2009 at the Nostalgia Drag event. The Hustlers vs. Maniac II Doc Halladay Cox Pinto Cox Pinto Invader Man O' War vs. Dunn & Gone Maniac II Telstar vs. All Star Twin Town Shaker vs. Shake & Bake Twin Town … [Read more...]

Photo Review: 2009 US Nationals Pro Modifieds

Some of the Pro Mods at the 2009 US Nationals at Indy. mike galewski Jason Stock Melanie Troxel Mike Knowles Roger Burgess Tommy D'Aprile Ike Maier Danny Rowe Roger Burgess Mike Castellana Al-Anabi 70 Camaro vs. Burton Auxier Al Anabi 68 Firebird Brad Personette Big … [Read more...]

Wheelstanding Action with Bob Perry!

Wheelstanding action at Minnesota Dragways 1974 with the Bob Perry Vette.​ mike galewski … [Read more...]

Twin Turbo Kenworth Rocks 13s!

In 2001 at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas I took these pictures of the CFI "Red Racer" Kenworth. It was out of Joplin, Mo., and ran 13.35 ET at 108.35mph that day. It was powered by Two Signature 600 Cummins engines with 3 Turbos producing 1750 hp in each engine. A worthy addition to … [Read more...]

Funny Cars at the 1969 Winternationals

I took these pictures at the 1969 Winter Nationals. I had just gotten out of boot camp in San Diego and was starting Radioman school for Uncle Sam. I had a day of leave so hooked a ride up in a bus and spent a terrific day taking in the action. Got to see the Hawaiian fly thru the traps (have a … [Read more...]

Funny Cars at Minnesota 1968

Here are a few pictures from a funny car meet at Minnesota Dragways in 1968 that I took. ​Mike Galewski Al Thomas Dodge Blue Bandit Dick Harrell Grey Ghost Jack Ditmars MCS Enterprises Dart Super "Camaro" (topless Chevy II) Tension Turncoat Wiskey Corvair … [Read more...]

Best of 2017 David Oakes Photos

After 13 race dates at 5 different tracks from Indy to Richmond and over 10,200 pictures later, here is a small sample in a year in review from Dave Oakes. A radial tire Vette from the PDRA World Finals @ VMP Alexis DeJoria – Friday night qualifying @ Summit Motorsports Park J. Mills r … [Read more...]

2017 PDRA World Finals Photo Review

Absolutely perfect conditions treated fans and racers alike at the PDRA World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park. 2017 Season champions were crowned and records broken. The championships in most classes went right down to the final runs to be decided. Some of those critical runs had to wait until … [Read more...]