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

OPINION: Enders Isn’t ‘Just a Girl,’ She’s the Best in the Business

(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 4/26/21) Sunday, April 18th, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Erica Enders won the NHRA Camping World Series Pro Stock race in her 300th career start. It was her eighth win and second straight at Vegas and her 30th overall in the class. She is currently at the top … Continue reading OPINION: Enders Isn’t ‘Just a Girl,’ She’s the Best in the Business

Tony Zizzo: ‘We’re Going To St. Louis’ Team Owner Adamant To Race After Brain Surgery

(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 10/2/20) There are times in our sport when life gets in the way of racing. This was the case for Zizzo Racing after the NHRA US Nationals in September. Team owner Tony Zizzo was scheduled for brain surgery to remove a longtime tumor. Any plans to resume racing the Rust-Oleum Rocket … Continue reading Tony Zizzo: ‘We’re Going To St. Louis’ Team Owner Adamant To Race After Brain Surgery

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