Posts Tagged ‘drag racing’

Behind the Scenes with… Charlie Neilson

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Unquestionably, Charlie Neilson should be high on the BFF (Best Friends Forever) list of any serious NHRA drag racer. As the Association’s Contingency Sponsor Service Manager, Neilson is the guy responsible for amassing, organizing and overseeing distribution of some $19,000,000 posted this year at all NHRA Full Throttle (National), Get Screened America, Pro Mod, Jegs Sportsnationals, Lucas Oil (Divisional) and Summit E.T. Championship Series events. (more…)

Cool Hand Lucas

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Morgan Lucas has it Goin’ on—Everyone chill.

Okay, let’s review how several of the sport’s most popular Top Fuel drivers wound up in the NHRA’s quickest and fastest fraternity. (more…)

Myth Bustin’ at the Track

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Truth About Motor Oil

There are misconceptions concerning motor oils available in the consumer marketplace. Similar myths are just as prevalent in motorsports, including drag racing. Royal Purple offers its expertise to clarify some of the most common drag racing oil myths. (more…)

Fast Jack

Friday, November 18th, 2011

You Know What he Does, but do you Know who he Is?

John Russell Beckman has stared death in the face. Not behind the wheel of the Aaron’s/Valvoline Dodge Funny Car, which he drives for Don Schumacher Racing, although there is certainly an element of real danger attached to that. No, the man they call Fast Jack had his most intimate encounter with his final curtain in 2004 after a visit to his doctor’s office, and what he confronted, endured, overcame and achieved while bobbing and weaving around the Grim Reaper does much in telling the story of who he is. (more…)

Collectible Keepers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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The Airport Drags are a $10 Time Machine

Friday, 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. (more…)

On the Dial

Monday, 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. (more…)

No Trailer, No Tow Bar, No Problem!

Friday, 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. (more…)

Take Action for Reaction

Monday, 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. (more…)

A Strong Work Ethic Pays Dividends for This Racer

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Cameron Monefeldt is a hardcore drag racer and a stalwart Mopar guy; any more so and he’d have an image of Dick Landy tattooed on his chest and Walter P. Chrysler on his back. (more…)