As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season draws ever closer, there’s been some activity on the driver front.
As the seasons begin to change, so does the battle in the 2019 NHRA season.
In one of the most exciting weekends on the 2019 NHRA schedule, four drivers earned historic firsts at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Team Kalitta, winners of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car championship with racer J.R. Todd, has announced its crew chief and sponsorship lineu for the 2019 24-race season that begins next week (Feb 8-10) with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals on the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip.
With a period of adjustment behind him, Todd takes on the added chore this year of helping his friend and teammate, Shawn Langdon, make the same adjustments he did last year.
With the SEMA show, one of the bigger trade shows for professionals in the motoring and motorsports businesses, going on in in Las Vegas, many NHRA competitors stayed over after the Toyota NHRA Nationals to get in some testing time before the season finale at Pomona in a week and a half.
The NHRA countdown continues with some unexpected victories and defeats.
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A big weekend in Norwalk saw some returning champs repeating their success during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Langdon, Johnson Jr, and Line celebrate Father’s Day with victories at the NHRA ThunderValley Nationals at the Bristol Dragway.