(Photo by NHRA Media) After nearly two years away, TJ Zizzo returned to his home track at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, earning a semi-final berth. For the third time at the facility, Zizzo and the Rust-Oleum Rocket qualified 16th and beat No. 1, this time Mike Salinas, to advance. With one useable … Continue reading Zizzo Sets Personal Record in Return to Home Track
Category: Drag Racing Stuff
Usually from DragIllustrated.com, but it could be other stuff I write.
Op-Ed: Is 4-Wide Sustainable?
(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 5/12/23) With both 4-Wide Nationals events in the rearview, NHRA takes its travelling circus to the newly-reopened Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. (I see you Ziz!) Before we hit Q1 near the Windy City, let’s take one more look at Speedway Motorsports Inc’s drag racing novelty. So…is 4-wide racing sustainable? … Continue reading Op-Ed: Is 4-Wide Sustainable?
Brylon Holder Joins Legendary Father With SCSN 18 Victory
(Originally published on DragIllustrated.com 1/27/23) A new season’s on the drag racing horizon, but for Brylon Holder, last year’s finale continues to take up real estate in his mind. The son of Street Car Super Nationals legend Roger Holder, Brylon earned his first-ever SCSN victory, turning on the win light over DJ Reid in the ProCharger … Continue reading Brylon Holder Joins Legendary Father With SCSN 18 Victory
Meadors Top Qualifier In Pro Mod At SCSN 17
(Originally posted at DragIllustrated.com 11/21/21) Marc Meadors’ 5.578-second lap at 271.08 mph was stout enough to give the Texan the pole for Sunday’s Precision Turbo Pro Mod eliminations at the COMP Cams Street Car Super Nationals 17 presented by FuelTech. Meadors receives a first-round bye in tomorrow’s race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor … Continue reading Meadors Top Qualifier In Pro Mod At SCSN 17
St. Louis ADRL ’09: The Heat, The Sheik, And Traffic For Miles
(Originally published on DragIllustrated.com 11/2/2021) If you’ve been in racing for any amount of time, you’ve experienced that race. You know that race. It’s the one that made you ponder getting an office job and forgetting the directions to the drag strip. It’s the one that made you think maybe the EPA has a point. When it’s mentioned, it’s … Continue reading St. Louis ADRL ’09: The Heat, The Sheik, And Traffic For Miles
Two Children Killed In Accident At No-Prep Racing Event At Texas Airport
(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 10/25/21) Two children died as a result of injuries sustained when a driver lost control of his race car Saturday evening at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, site of a no-prep drag race called “Airport Race Wars 2,” located approximately 60 miles northwest of San Antonio, Texas. A six-year-old died at the … Continue reading Two Children Killed In Accident At No-Prep Racing Event At Texas Airport
Steve T. Is Addicted To Winning
(Originally posted at DragIllustrated.com 7/29/21) It’s a poorly-lit room in a non-descript basement. A small group of folks are milling around the large, silver coffee maker. Most of them have a death grip on their cup of joe, life preservers in a sea of anxiety. After some small talk and superfluous chatter, they take their … Continue reading Steve T. Is Addicted To Winning
Stanton Dominates ADRL Pro Extreme In Season Opener At St. Louis
(Originally posted at DragIllustrated.com 6/14/21) Bubba Stanton dominated from pillar to post in the season opener of the CBD American Shaman 2021 ADRL Tour Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis, taking the Minuteman trophy in the Carolina Precision Machining Pro Extreme class against Missouri native Jon Stouffer. In one of … Continue reading Stanton Dominates ADRL Pro Extreme In Season Opener At St. Louis
Greg Anderson Isn’t Human And We Have Proof
(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 6/4/21) “When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.” –Greg Anderson to Warren Johnson, probably. Greg Anderson was the first drag racer I interviewed. It was 2005 and I was the co-host of a weekly motorsports radio show in St. Louis. I was a NASCAR guy and the straight-line side of … Continue reading Greg Anderson Isn’t Human And We Have Proof
BT3 Is Back: Bob Tasca III On Leading Funny Car Points, John Force, State Of NHRA
(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 5/13/21) Three races into the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season, Funny Car standout Bob Tasca III finds himself at the top of the class standings, 60 markers ahead of Gainesville winner JR Todd. A semi-final finish at the season-opening Gatornationals followed by back-to-back wins at the 4-Wide Nationals at Las … Continue reading BT3 Is Back: Bob Tasca III On Leading Funny Car Points, John Force, State Of NHRA