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

‘No Good Losses, No Bad Wins’: The Story of WJ’s Final Wally

(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com on 5/5/21) I was the PR director at Gateway International Raceway (now World Wide Technology Raceway) across the Big Muddy from St. Louis when Warren Johnson earned his final NHRA Pro Stock win. It was one of the most bizarre victories I’ve seen in any form of motorsports, similar to Frankie “The Madman” … Continue reading ‘No Good Losses, No Bad Wins’: The Story of WJ’s Final Wally