Today’s CCF pick is this 1969 Z28 alcohol funny car.
Blake Alexander is used to taking risks. In 2018 he ran much of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel season for Bob Vandergriff Racing (BVR), winning a pair of races along the way.
Stakes are high in all categories in the NHRA Mello Yello series finals at Pomona.
Today’s CCF Pick is this little pocket rocket Vega.
One of the most engaging racers in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is returning to full-time competition in the 2020 season, starting with the season-starting Winternationals on the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip next February.
Jack Beckman and his Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) crew led by Dean Antonelli and John Medlen have had a bit more than a week to savor their most recent Funny Car win, which came more than a year after their previous visit to the NHRA Mello Yello Winner’s Circle.
This weekend “The Zoo” will be open at Brainerd International Raceway, site of the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Minnesota. This is the 17th race on the calendar and marks the penultimate competition before NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs begin at Reading, Penn. in September.
In between NHRA Mello Yello races, many nitro teams like to test. Some stay after an event to try out different parts while they’ve still got tents and haulers set up to accumulate data and prep cars between rounds; others go to match-race events to work on their skills in anticipation of the next NHRA event.
Robert Hight has now won 50 NHRA Funny Car races, which is about one-third of his father-in-law John Force’s tally.
The new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody package is being unveiled the day before activities get underway at Bandimere Speedway.