(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 10/2/18) Raised by a mother and father who both raced, Austin Williams began his career behind the wheel at age eight, racing Jr. Dragsters. Once he moved to the big cars, he started winning races and titles and has never looked back. The 2014 NHRA Stock world champion finished this season … Continue reading DI 30 Under 30 2017: Austin Williams
(Originally appeared at DragIllustrated.com 2/3/17) Last August, an explosion at the Airgas plant in Cantonment, Fla., killed an employee, Jesse Graham Folmer, and forced the facility to shut down. While there are two other Airgas locations within North America, the production of nitrous oxide has slowed to the point of creating a shortage in the … Continue reading Is Drag Racing Facing a Nitrous Shortage?