Matt Smith: I’d Love to Drive Pro Mod Again

(Originally appeared at DragIllustrated.com Sept. 27, 2019) As the NHRA returns to St. Louis this weekend for the AAA NHRA Midwest Nationals, three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith, the defending winner here, stopped by Nitro Notes to discuss why the track, now called World Wide Technology Raceway, has been so good to him in … Continue reading Matt Smith: I’d Love to Drive Pro Mod Again

Warren Johnson: If I Were To Do It Again, I’d Go Circle Track Racing

(First appeared at GoPRN.com Sept. 6, 2019) This week, six-time NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson experienced two firsts. On the one hand, he made his Nitro Notes debut, which went great. On the other, he raced his protégé, four-time Pro Stock champ Greg Anderson during a special match race at the US … Continue reading Warren Johnson: If I Were To Do It Again, I’d Go Circle Track Racing

Angelle Sampey Dishes on Mid-Season Report Card, Matt Smith Comments

Originally published at DragIllustrated.com Aug. 5, 2019. Angelle Sampey, a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion and 42-time Nationals winner, doesn’t make excuses. That being said, she’ll cop to facing some struggles as the newest member of the Vance & Hines Screamin’ Eagle crew. After a near seven-year sabbatical, she returned at the end of … Continue reading Angelle Sampey Dishes on Mid-Season Report Card, Matt Smith Comments

Burch Earns Six-Figure Payday at Inaugural SFG 500

(Originally published 7/2/19 at DragIllustrated.com) This time last week, Gage Burch had never set foot in Michigan. He left the Wolverine State Sunday with a six-figure payday. It was a solid week of racing for the 19-year-old Florida resident as he earned the victory at US 131 Motorsports Park’s massive Inaugural SFG 500 bracket race … Continue reading Burch Earns Six-Figure Payday at Inaugural SFG 500

NHRA Pro Mod ‘Speed Queen’ Erica Enders Looks Back on WSOPM 2018

Originally posted on DragIllustrated.com April 26, 2019. Erica Enders decided last year she was going to race Pro Mod at select races in addition to her duties as a full-time Pro Stock driver for Richard Freeman’s Elite Motorsports. Within that 12 months, she has gone rounds and in Houston two weeks ago, set the Pro … Continue reading NHRA Pro Mod ‘Speed Queen’ Erica Enders Looks Back on WSOPM 2018

Eplings, Pancake Continue Proud Mopar Tradition

Originally post on DragIllustrated.com Dec. 2, 2018. You’ve heard it. You may have said it. Mopar or no car. The brand has a presence in racing like no other. Mustang and Camaro? Much respect to those legends. Having one iconic car is an accomplishment. But having several? Like the Challenger, the Charger, the Superbird, the … Continue reading Eplings, Pancake Continue Proud Mopar Tradition

Medlock Getting It Done With Less in Outlaw 8.5

Originally posted on DragIllustrated.com Nov. 18, 2018. Standing next to his lime green 2013 Mustang in the staging lanes, Brad Medlock cuts an interesting image. A fireplug of a man whose calloused paws swallowed mine when we shook hands, his soft Arkansas drawl sometimes gets lost in the sounds of an active drag race. It’s … Continue reading Medlock Getting It Done With Less in Outlaw 8.5