Collectible Keepers

September 14th, 2011

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The Airport Drags are a $10 Time Machine

September 2nd, 2011

When other sports are said to reinvent themselves, the changes are typically minor and gimmicky, artificially engineered to fatten the wallet of whomever’s in charge.  Drag racing might be unique in its ability to continue evolving the original concept while spinning off additional, specialized subspecies for vehicles being overlooked or left behind by technology or politics or the changing tastes of fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrading Your Existing Carburetor

August 18th, 2011

Where to Spend Your Money First 

In past “Carburetor Classes” we discussed individual carburetor components and how they work. But of all the components which are the most critical to going fast or being consistent? All of the lessons about how a carburetor works in theory are useless without practice. Now we will address where on your carburetor you should spend money first. Read the rest of this entry »

On the Dial

August 15th, 2011

I sometimes feel like bracket and sportsman racers are drag racing’s forgotten children. It bothers me that the stands at a national event clear out when the dial-in or index classes come to the line. That’s why I’m so excited to be presenting a column to the readers of Drag Racer written from the perspective of someone who’s logged thousands of bracket passes down the quarter-mile. Perhaps you own a drag car of your own, but have only done heads-up drag racing; or maybe you’re a fan of the sport, but have never been down the track yourself.  If my column helps bring some understanding as to why racers like me became involved with and dedicated to bracket-style racing, maybe you’ll take your own car to the local track and get involved in bracket racing, too. Read the rest of this entry »

No Trailer, No Tow Bar, No Problem!

August 12th, 2011

Drag Racing Practically Pain-Free

When Las Vegas racer Jim Yankers mentions A/C with regards to his race car, he isn’t referring to Altered Coupe. He really does mean “air conditioning.”

His ‘02 Camaro Z28 is a perfect example of how you can race a weekly schedule, not overexert yourself or your pocket book, have big fun and possibly win some races in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Gill, TAFC Racer and Cabinetmaker to the Stars

July 18th, 2011

When doing a story on Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Paul Gill, owner of Moduline Cabinets, it’s hard not to focus on his trailer instead of his racer. If you’ve ever worked out of a trailer that was ill-equipped cabinet/storage-wise, you know what a pain in the butt it is, and conversely, having the right storage makes your racing life so much easier. Being well organized can actually enhance the performance of your racer, because you’re able to focus on what’s important, not banging doors or rummaging through milk crates searching for that missing widget. Read the rest of this entry »

Dick Brannan, Part II

July 12th, 2011

THE Man Behind Ford’s Total Performance Drag Racing Program

We bring you the conclusion of the interview with Ford Racing’s man behind the scenes and on the drag strip, Dick Brannan. Read the rest of this entry »

A Snookered Snake and Hollywood Here we Come!

July 6th, 2011

Friends of the Goo$e, things have been really hoppin’ these past few weeks and I want to fill you in.

The Snake turned 70 recently and Don’s wife Lynn, daughters Donna and Lynn Rose wanted to do it up right–and they nailed it! Read the rest of this entry »

Little Tire Traction—Part I

June 27th, 2011

How to Set-Up a Stock Suspension Car

Stock rear suspension drag racing is without question the big buzz today, and we’re not talking NHRA-legal stuff either. Instead, the current fervor is all about quick street cars. This is the sort of car that dominates, in sheer numbers, any of the myriad fastest street car organizations. But in truth, it’s also a wonderful combination for bracket racing, grudge racing or just to have fun.  It’s also perfect for the Pinks All Out format, but that’s another story. Read the rest of this entry »

Take Action for Reaction

June 20th, 2011

In my last column I discussed the importance of periodically inspecting various components on your race car such as suspension.  In addition to the safety aspect, I mentioned the fact that loose suspension components can rob your car of reaction time.  Now that spring is approaching and a new racing season is upon us, I thought it might be timely to delve deeper into reaction time.  Having a better understanding now will be beneficial as racing gets under way. Read the rest of this entry »