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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Yep. Steel guard rails are "can openers" and will enter the drivers' compartment and maim/kill even at lower speeds.
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.
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
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!
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.
Steel posts every 6 feet and proper overlap minimum of 12" is a must.
Also 4' tall and tight to the ground.
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
Its all the same, when you take one into the wall or guard rail. It's a costly mistake, that u wont forget
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!
I'm sure most tracks would love to put in the "safe walls" but most can barely afford to stay open as it is
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
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!
Once you hit steel and tear up post how safe is it after they quickly put it back together to finish the race ?
I was probably 14 around 85' at the IHRA race at Bristol when the guard rail at the finish line took a racers life
Truest statement ever made about drag racing. I almost got hit by a window licking f***tard driving a front engine fuler. He got it stuck in reverse then hit the gas he broke some kids leg when hit him and and then hit a promod in the staging lanes. Turns out he wasnt even licensed
We saw Mark Malcuit running this great looking Camaro last weekend @ Galot Motorsports Park! He goes back a long way in racing! We remember him too as a dirt late model racer back in the day! Malcuit race engines...racing is obviously in his blood!
Maybe these drivers that create their own history of bad driving habits and crap equipment shouldn't be aloud to compete. Pull their license!!!!
I still watch this and laugh each time I see it 😂
Mpc Engines have we ever seen racers like that? Lol 😀
Watch out for the window licking f tard next to you. Lmao
One of my favorites since the first time I watched it. 😂
Eric Karr we were just talking about this lol
Then again shit happens, that's racing.
Look out coming to a track near you soon.
Others guys should have sold their shit to help pay for the car.
Gary Thompson no more procrastinating...right Chad Cole Brad Cole
Thursday September 14th, 2017 - 6:56 pm
Jimmie Newport's Street Blown 1965 Chevy II wagon even has a bench seat! It has a 383 Small Block Cheverolet engine with a 177 Weiand Street Blower. #dragcoverage #blown #chevy #wagon ... See MoreSee Less
Milton, FL — Promod racer David Cooper is getting World Wide attention for his kind acts during Hurricane Irma. Cooper purchased tires for a Police Officer who was practically stranded while evacuat...
I met David about 12 years ago at the track in Atmore Al. When he was just getting started in racing in a stepside Chevrolet truck. Help him out on a few things that day. One of the most down to earth guys I ever met so this don't surprise me at all. Haven't seen him in a few years as I don't get to race much anymore having to raise my daughter my self. You came across a good guy puts a smile on my face.
So sad that the rest of society can't be this way! I lost my life savings due to a greedy individual!
Great story of compassion and kindness.
Chris Smith Pete Reeser
Tuesday September 12th, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Rest In Peace Mike Wenzler, Drag Week Competitor
Mike Wenzler of Hot Rod's Drag Week was found unconscious on the floor in his race trailer several days ago after a line blew off (possible broken fitting) while filling a nitrous bottle, in preparation. The impact left him with severe head wounds, as he was found breathing, approximately 2 1/2 hours later, according to posts from Brett Wenzler.
Wenzler later passed from sustaining injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family from DragCoverage and Racers around the world. Photo Credit: HotRod.com ... See MoreSee Less
This is pretty awesome, especially knowing that Connie Kalitta is a true legend in our sport, drag racing.DID YOU KNOW: After the September 11th terrorist attacks, when airports were closed and all flights were grounded, the only plane in the sky that was not an F-16 fighter was a Kalitta Air 747 hauling relief supplies from the West coast to aid disaster workers. Thank you to Kalitta Air for all you do for our country, & thank you to the brave men and women who continue to fight for our freedom. 🇺🇸 #NeverForget #KalittaStrong ... See MoreSee Less
Watch this horrific Crash at Roxburo Motorsports Park in Timberlake, NC in 2014. Andy Beal pedals a couple of times, gets the win light, loses control, and goes over the guard rail. Fortunately, he walks away! ... See MoreSee Less
Andy is my engine builder. He and my brother are pretty tight and he told him that because of this crash, he doesn't remember anything from his childhood. That sucks!! But, Beal Racing Engines builds some serious big time power for us!
Wow. I didn't even know he crashed 3 years ago. I was wondering where he was
Tom Stringer must be a thing for blue, blown vettes....
Some things are just uncontrollable when it comes to drag racing and on-track accidents. Mike Pardue found out the hard way this past weekend at Holiday Beach Raceway in Alabama when a deer jumped into and over his truck in the shut-area, ending his weekend of racing.
Pardue said "I wasn't quite sure what was happening but the deer jumped up and ran away after I hit him." ... See MoreSee Less