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

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

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

Losing Sucks, Especially at Indy

(Originally appeared at DragIllustrated.com Sept. 17, 2018) You know that feeling when your favorite NHRA racer is having an incredible weekend and then loses in the first round on Sunday? Sucks, right? Let me tell you, it sucks even more in E1 on Monday of US Nationals weekend. I know because it happened to me. … Continue reading Losing Sucks, Especially at Indy

Zizzo: I’m Not the Giant Killer, I’m the Giant

(Originally appeared at DragIllustrated.com Sept. 2, 2018) The Rust-Oleum Rocket is on jack stands. The supercharger is on a table next to the car. Most of the livery is off, the engine in pieces. Crew members, seemingly at random, zip around the pit, adding a part here, tweaking a belt there. It’s chaos with the … Continue reading Zizzo: I’m Not the Giant Killer, I’m the Giant

Worsham Sees Promise in New Three-Parachute Concept

Originally published at DragIllustrated.com March 4, 2018. A couple years ago, a discussion broke out in the media center at an NHRA National event. Doesn’t it seem as though parachutes on the nitro cars are shredding upon deployment more lately? Like, a lot more? It appears as though we weren’t the only ones paying attention. Former NHRA … Continue reading Worsham Sees Promise in New Three-Parachute Concept

Amanda Busick Dishes on Drag Racing Reporting Experience

(Originally run in the 2017 Drag Illustrated HOTTEST issue, also posted at DragIllustrated.com Jan. 29, 2018) Like watching a child open gifts on Christmas, there is a similar joy when watching one become a drag racing fan. Many of the stats and milestones you, as a learned steward of the sport, take for granted create … Continue reading Amanda Busick Dishes on Drag Racing Reporting Experience