The Monterey, California racetrack, Laguna Seca, has been under assault by the County of Monterey for the past few years.
NHRA has taken action against the activities of reigning two-time Mello Yello Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence, whose outburst against first-round opponent Cameron Ferre at top end was captured on television and by photographers at the scene.
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.
Texan Billy Torrence is having a grand time throwing a monkey wrench in predictions for this year’s NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel Countdown to the Championship contest.
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.
Jessi Combs lost her life while driving the North American Eagle, a machine I first saw during a June 2006 event at Autobooks Aerobooks in Burbank, Calif. At the time the former Lockheed F-104A Starfighter jet (56-0762) had yet to turn a wheel as a land speed record attempter, but it was mighty intriguing standing still.
NHRA’s 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a virtual orgy of speed that lasts nearly a full week.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series “regular” season is coming down to its final two events: this weekend’s Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and the vaunted 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held on Labor Day weekend.
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.
Last year’s rendition of the Dodge Mile-High Nationals on the Bandimere Speedway dragstrip just west of Denver, Colorado was monumental for several reasons, particularly in the Funny Car class.