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Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
Friday, 15 Jan, 2016 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two-time/reigning Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders’ 2016 Dodge Dart has been unveiled, a month before she begins pursuit of a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title.
Like her championship-winning Chevrolet Camaros from 2014 and 2015, Enders’ Dart was built by RJ Race Cars in Galesburg, Ill., the […]

New NHRA Pro Stock Specs Off To A Slow Start
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2016 – 15:40 | One Comment
New NHRA Pro Stock Specs Off To A Slow Start

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Shane Gray and Gray Motorsports are halfway through a four-day test of the sanctioning body’s new Pro Stock rules configuration, and the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular classified his early results as “laughable and tricky.”
“Well, it’s slow,” said Gray, who is lapping the team’s 2015 Chevrolet Camaro updated to […]

NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2015 – 13:31 | Comments Off on NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule
NHRA Adds Topeka To ’16 Schedule

Four months after missing the initial cut, Heartland Park Topeka has been added to the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA officials have reached an agreement with Heartland Park Topeka’s new ownership group, Heartland Park Topeka, LLC, led by Chris Payne and Todd Crossley. The 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals will be contested […]

New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2015 – 9:02 | Comments Off on New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Saturation television coverage of the NHRA’s 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, featuring 17 live Sunday finals shows and four on the FOX network, highlight the sanctioning body’s new broadcast partnership with FOX Sports.
The package also includes eight primetime Friday night qualifying shows, beginning with the first two rounds […]

Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2015 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr., who have combined for seven NHRA Pro Stock world championships, will campaign a pair of Dodge Darts for Elite Motorsports during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
The two-time/reigning Pro Stock champ, Enders’ switch to Dodge from Chevrolet Camaro was wrapped in a […]

Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
Monday, 16 Nov, 2015 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Drag-racing “lifer” Del Worsham ignited an extended version of Kalitta Motorsports’ signature mosh-pit starting line celebration Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, an emotional tribute to Connie and Scott Kalitta and his own stellar 25-year career.
Worsham claimed his second NHRA world championship, and first in Funny Car, with a semifinal […]

Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2015 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship

There is an X-factor in Del Worsham’s relentless pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship that archrival “Fast Jack” Beckman and master tuner Jimmy Prock may be unable to match.
The 2011 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Worsham could join Kenny Bernstein and Gary Scelzi as the only drivers to win titles in the […]

Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship
Saturday, 14 Nov, 2015 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship
Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship

Tommy Johnson Jr. checked-off the first item on his long-shot laundry list in pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday when he raced to the provisional pole during qualifications for the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a track-record 1,000-foot performance of 3.917-seconds at 324.67 […]

Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
Friday, 13 Nov, 2015 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jerry Savoie’s quixotic quest for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider’s title resumes Friday during the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, where the colorful-and-quotable Louisiana alligator farmer is conceding nothing to multiple world champions Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec.
Hines trailered Savoie in the final round at the most […]

Brown, Enders Crowned Champs
Monday, 2 Nov, 2015 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Brown, Enders Crowned Champs
Brown, Enders Crowned Champs

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Antron Brown and Erica Enders joined the elite list of multiple NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions Sunday during the 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brown claimed his second Top Fuel world championship when he advanced one round farther than rival […]