Home » Archive by Category

Articles in NHRA

Sampey Takes A Ride With Harley-Davidson
Saturday, 5 Jan, 2019 – 9:35 | No Comment
Sampey Takes A Ride With Harley-Davidson

Angelle Sampey has moved over to the Screamin’ Eagles. (File photo by Marc Gewertz/NHRA)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey officially has taken a seat in HOG Heaven.

Sampey will join the factory-backed Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines team for the opening four rounds of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
Thursday, 3 Jan, 2019 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel

Scott Palmer will be back in a Tommy Thompson dragster in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer will remain with Tommy Thompson Motorsports for the full 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Palmer, who finished 10th in the final 2018 Countdown to the Championship point standings topped by Steve Torrence, will campaign […]

NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
Saturday, 24 Nov, 2018 – 13:14 | Comments Off on NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
NHRA Getting More Live Coverage

RacinToday.com
First-time live FOX broadcast network coverage of the annual NHRA SpringNationals from Houston Raceway in Baytown, Texas, highlights the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
The FOX broadcast network schedule also includes live coverage of the summertime “Western Swing” through the Denver, Sonoma (Calif.) and Seattle markets as well as the prestigious Chevrolet […]

Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61
Thursday, 15 Nov, 2018 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61
Litton Is Top NHRA Rookie At 61

By John Sturbin | Senior Wrier
RacinToday.com
Top Fuel driver Bill Litton received the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony Monday at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Southern California.
The award, determined via a vote of national motorsports media, […]

Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
Monday, 12 Nov, 2018 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season
Todd, Smith Claim Titles On Final Day Of NHRA Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
J.R. Todd and Matt Smith clinched world championships Sunday during the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Steve Torrence celebrated playoff perfection.
Todd clinched his first career Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car title during the opening round of eliminations when point-runner-up Robert […]

Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2018 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area
Pro Stock Becomes A Gray Area

Teen-ager Tanner Gray became the youngest professional class champion in NHRA history Saturday when he qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock ladder for the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona.
At 19 years and 6 months, Gray qualified sixth in the 16-car field and will close-out the drag racing portion of […]

NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
Saturday, 10 Nov, 2018 – 14:10 | Comments Off on NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season
NHRA To Run Reduced Pro Stock Schedule Next Season

RacinToday.com

 
The NHRA announced Saturday that in 2019, the Pro Stock category will pare its schedule down to 18 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

“We think the new schedule will increase participation by relieving the economic burden and time commitment that comes with 24 events, which will ignite more intense competition. All of […]

Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Monday, 29 Oct, 2018 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship
Torrence Claims 2018 Top Fuel Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Now that he is a first-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence is determined to complete a relentless pursuit of personal perfection.
Three hundred-and-fifty days after enduring the biggest disappointment of his drag racing career, Torrence secured the 2018 Mello Yello Top Fuel Championship Sunday at The Strip at Las […]

Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2018 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas
Big Butner Move; Field Set In Las Vegas

Bo knows about shifting gears and Bo knows when to change careers.
The 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion, Bo Butner will exit the “Factory Hot Rod” ranks at season’s end to prepare for a full-time return to his Sportsman racing roots in 2019.
A multi-time NHRA division champion and Competition Eliminator world champ, Butner will race […]

Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2018 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun
Beckman Makes Most of His Run In The Sun

RacinToday.com
“Fast” Jack Beckman adapted to a very non-traditional Friday qualifying schedule to take the provisional lead in Funny Car after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 18th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
The 2012 world champion for Don Schumacher Racing, Beckman covered the 1,000-foot distance in […]