When we approach the month of October we begin to approach the final days of the racing season. For both Danny Waters Jr. & Troy Williams Jr. they are World Champions! This is not a new feat for either of these gentlemen in the IHRA arena as D-Dub takes home his 47,345,211th Iron Man back to Carolina for the Moser Engineering hot rod and T-Rock will claim his #1 on the K&N Filters Scoop for 2018 aboard the FTI Performance Dragster. At the famed Texas Motorplex Eric Sandlin becomes a 3-Peat NHRA D.4 Bracket Finals Champion in a vehicle he hand assembled himself named "Da Luv Macheen" proving you don't in fact need a $60k car to win a $5k. Last but not least making his 2nd trip to Cali to race for a NHRA National Championship for a 2nd year in a row is Jake Howard who won the Sportsman segment of the program in a borrowed ride after he blew up his Pontiac earlier this season! We would like to say good luck to both Eric & Jake as they make their way to Pomona in about a month, and Congrats to each of these guys. We know how much work goes into winning titles such as these and you gentlemen deserve it! We'd also like to thank Summit Racing Equipment for sponsoring both of these fantastic programs that give racers an organized system and points fund in both "HRA's". ... See MoreSee Less
The rebuild of David Demarco's previously owned Radial vs the World 1986 Buick Grand National begins today at DMC racing.
If you remember, back in June 2017 the new owners had an on-track fire that resulted in extensive damage.
In June, DMC Racing said: "Figured I would take a few minutes and explain what happened at yesterday's track rental seeing as some people thought it was a good idea to post pics and get the rumors going .(thank you for being so thoughtful) .. After a few months of David making the difficult decision to sell the Buick and focus on business for awhile the car was sold. Yesterday was our first outing with the new owner and we as a team all went to get him comfortable in the car. We made 2 passes and things were going great on the 3 pass it appears to have backfired the supercharger causing a major fire and extensive damage to the car. This is something that would have happened to whoever was behind the wheel and was 100% not his fault .
He did a great job driving, stayed calm and was out of the car with no injury. This has been a very emotional day for all involved we have all poured our lives into this car, I'm not sure everyone realizes how difficult it is to watch something like that and see the aftermath of a fire ..
David has been racing that car since 2001 and we have been together for the last 10 years through many different combos and countless hours and days of a labor of love. That car is very special to us all and is back at the shop now, Our intentions are to rebuild and I will know more over the next few weeks as to the actual plan." ... See MoreSee Less
Doc use to make the haul from Detroit to Selma every Thanksgiving. He would unhook and run the 8.00 with the 98 and grudge the fireball express.
Been rolling like that since I was a kid!
Sonny Rush GOALS
Larry Bell Redd ReddShannun T. Walker
Sunday September 24th, 2017 - 8:22 pm
Looking back at Lights Out 8! Stevie Jackson goes for a wild ride 3rd Round of Eliminations, Radial Vs The World Light Out 8 !! Jamie Hancook - 3.85 @ 193 MPH Steve Jackson - 3.83 @ 197 MPH (W) Video by RepostBy @grsmotorsports ... See MoreSee Less
John Nobile prefers to let the facts get in the way of a good story. Nobile, the father of Pro Stock driver Vincent Nobile, would like to clear the air on banter surrounding his son's unexpected depar...
The DragRaceResults Ultimate Series invades Huntsville Dragway this weekend. This is the finale as a champion will be crowned and win big prizes! Watch your favorite big bucks bracket racers go head t...
Maggart's Hoosier Tire to attend DRR Ultimate Series and K&N Spring Fling
Huntsville, AL -- The DRR Ultimate Series finale is at Huntsville Dragway Sept. 22-24 and Ronnie Maggart will have your Hoosier Tires available on site. He will then head to Bristol Dragway Sept. 26-30 for the K&N Spring Fling. Get new tires, get tires mounted, and more! If any questions prior to the race, be sure to call Ronnie at (615) 683-3724 ... See MoreSee Less
"Chevystang" Returns after Lassiter Mountain Dragway Crash against Boosted GT
Sherman Smith has released photos of the return of "Chevystang" and boy is it beautiful. Back in April of this year, Milner bumped the wall while match racing against Boosted GT and his returning stronger than ever.
Smith said "Here is what everyone been waiting on!! Return of Chevystang!"
"I want to thank Sherman Smith and Tamara Mullins Smith for the opportunity to bring them back better than ever!"
Very impressive. I think Danny Weaver's staging battle at Huntsville was still awesome though! Who was it with again?? Brody Matthew
Cool staging battle happy that Stevie lost
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 - 6:34 am
Nothing beats a beautiful candy painted Pro Mod! Jeff Hoskins recently painted this beautiful Jerry Bickel built 69 Camaro for Lee Adkins. We love it. Lee loves it. What about you?! #dragcoverage #chevy #camaro #promod #nitrous ... See MoreSee Less
Reason No. 237 on why you shouldn't stand on the starting line. Watch the guy with the cigar in his mouth walk away like nothing happened.Often at these drag strips, you'll see people standing all on the track and near the cars but this right here shows why that's not the best idea! Nobody was ... ... See MoreSee Less
That's a prime example anything can happen on the starting line great and it's cool to be into racing but think anything can happen and you may not be able to get out of the way fast enough race parts takes a brutal beating even if maintain on a normal base things do break and you'll never know ware it's gonna exit
Over the past few years why do they let so many fans stand on the starting line. I bet they didn't sign the Wavier the driver does so they could legally sue the track!
Looks like Dallas County dragway..... if it is....nothing has changed in 25 years.
Especially when they're driving clapped-out old junk thrown together in the ghetto
Punch of black bastards so what and wake up with your starting line lmao
Starting line????! Where?
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Tony Presto's beautiful Blown 1967 Nova, from Ontario Canada. Photos Jeff Kline and Dave Reinking ... See MoreSee Less
"Tha Spilla" Jerron J. Settles at ImagineThatCustoms crushed this paint job on the Britt Cummings Motorsports Moser Engineering Corvette. Over and over again this guy pushes the envelope of art on race cars. Y'all check him out on Instagram too @jerronsettles ... See MoreSee Less
Where's the chutes! 90% of the videos I am seeing are these guys getting out of shape and not deploying the chute to help straighten out the car and slow it down! I was taught when getting my license when out of shape lift and deploy chutes! Guard rails were not meant for the speeds that these cars are going now days! I don't think these tracks can afford to install the cement walls or they just don't want to spend the money!
I think it's time for drag racing to get with the times and use the same soft wall technology that NASCAR and Indy car use.
Yes, wrecked and destroyed is going to happen whether it's steel beam or concrete wall! No matter what, your car would be junk. But, with a concrete wall, you won't have steel beams going at you.
My vote: concrete
Most of the tracks if not all that have armco would be forced to shutdown if they were forced to have concrete. Instead of bitching we should come up with an economical way to make armco safe. Maybe they need more posts? More rails? Who knows.
Yep. Steel guard rails are "can openers" and will enter the drivers' compartment and maim/kill even at lower speeds.
Why does NHRA make the racers spend money in the name of safety but do not make it mandatory for race tracks to make improvements like retaining walls, smother shutdown surfaces?
Look up Don Young's
Death as a champion of his class went under guard rail like the one in the picture car a short rail went all the way to the uprights on the cage cut him and the car in half
No more damage that concrete would be. Honestly they seem more cushioning than concrete but if they are lapped the wrong way they are coming thru the car.. I've seen that twice. One got lucky and got his legs out of the way but it took pedals, transmission and all..the other lost a leg and passed away a few days later.
Oh, I have strong feelings about race track guard rails and walls. Too bad the boys who run Mission Raceway Park didn't understand how they should be configured before my kid nearly was killed racing there. 😡
So how many here think it's ok to race at a track with concrete walls to the finishline and guardrails the rest of the way? If guardrails are put in right and atleast 2 high they aren't bad. The problem is 95% of them aren't put in right. There's pros and cons about it all.
This isn't even a debate. Armco is 1950's technology, and isn't suitable for the cars of today. The easy, affordable solution for any race track is to simply line the armco rail with temporary concrete construction barriers (k walls). As long as there pinned together, they are very effective in most situations. And always more effective and safer than steel.
The ideal solution is a poured NHRA spec barrier, but that a very expensive remedy that not all tracks can afford.
There are so many construction companies that have concrete dividers that I am sure you can collect some they toss out and eventually construct a solid wall or two. These guard rails I see are horrible. Can openers. Sorry, but I've seen so many bend and twist to form a launch pad that a simple highway divider type would have acted as a cushion and contained a vehicle than launch them.
Seen a news study a long time ago on interstate guardrail. Said that over half of guardrail that was inspected was installed or repaired wrong. You just don't bolt together guardrail. Post have to be set right, proper hardware and installed right, rail positioned right. How many mom and pop drag strips know this? Set some post, hang some rail, let's go racing. Now with that being said you also have "interstate " concrete barrier walls that have the wide bottom base that acts like a ramp if you hit it just right. Don't know about cost, but a formed poured concrete wall would be the way to go. Either way hitting a wall makes for a bad day!
Guard rails make the cars climb up them most of the time do to the speeds never felt good when we used to race at my local track and everyone has seen videos of the world street nationals but we now have concrete barriers...
Those Metal Guard Rails are made for Highwaty use of Speeds of 65mph. I have seen many wrecks at the Strip and they usually get knocked down and car goes off the Track or Car gets on top of rail and it eats car up. My Local Track many years ago put up Concrete walls and there is usually a lot less damage!
Don't like them. Had one come through my grandfathers pro mod camaro awhile back and the only thing that saved it from getting him was deflecting off the air bottle for the transmission. Exited the rear of the car and cut a rear beadlock clean in half. If they don't come into the car they still act as a spring and launch the car into the air a lot of the time also.
They should be illegal. They are just not able to take the impact. I know they absorb a lot of energy, but if a car has enough momentum to go through the wall and hurt or kill spectators, then a big problem turns into a huge problem.
Concrete wall is better but lets face it if u hit a wall at these speeds now a days ur going to tare ur shit up doesn't matter what type wall it is
Its all the same, when you take one into the wall or guard rail. It's a costly mistake, that u wont forget
Gaurd Rails suck and some tracks still have them and the wood that holds them in are rotten a guy couple years back died with his motorcycle cause of those gaurd rails
I'd rather have double steal gaurdrails vs. concrete walls! Gaurdrails are forgiving & to Me will protect the Driver alot more than a concrete wall! As far as damage on You race car well forget about it! That can be rebuilt!
Pretty scarier 😖but you know the chance you take when you go down .. either stand your ground don't go down till track up grade to safer guard rails
I'm sure most tracks would love to put in the "safe walls" but most can barely afford to stay open as it is
I avoid tracks with guide rails but feel they should make them a min of 4 rails high to avoid the cars climbing them
It sucks to hit either, but I'd rather see concrete walls. And I know first hand how it feels. Head on at 100mph!