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

Shawn Gann: 1978-2020

(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 5/19/20) I met Shawn Gann in the spring of 2008. I was the PR director at what was then Gateway International Raceway and was about to work my first NHRA National event. Over the course of Race Week, any number of people will come through your office for any number of … Continue reading Shawn Gann: 1978-2020

Warren Johnson Biography to Hit Shelves in Late 2020

(Originally appeared on DragIllustrated.com 1/16/20) The life and career of NHRA Pro Stock legend Warren Johnson is being chronicled in a new biography set to hit the shelves towards the end of this year. Former National Dragster writer Kelly Wade has been tabbed for the monumental task of condensing the accomplishments of arguably the greatest doorslammer pilot … Continue reading Warren Johnson Biography to Hit Shelves in Late 2020

Justin Jones Taking Talents to NHRA Pro Mod

(Originally appeared at DragIllustrated.com 1/15/20) After stunning the racing world with a monster 5.51-second pass at last November’s Street Car Super Nationals, Justin Jones is taking his skills and his Larry Jeffers-built race car to NHRA’s Pro Mod class. In recent years, the doorslammer class has been arguably the best racing in the sport with … Continue reading Justin Jones Taking Talents to NHRA Pro Mod

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

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