Category: Breaking News

Door Cars Sweep Huntsville Drive for 7-Five; 320+ entries

Photos by Lifetime Photography Harvest, AL – Wow, what a weekend at Huntsville Dragway as over 320 entries attended the Drive for 7-Five, presented by Huntsville Engine. My wife brought a bag full of car covers, which we would use to protect the cars in case of rain, luckily we didn’t have to use them. The weather was perfect and each race was completed on…

Alabama Commission Approves Race Tracks to Reopen May 1st, 35% Capacity

The small business commission listed several businesses that they recommended may reopen immediately. Within that release, the commission recommended that race tracks reopen on Friday, May 1st. The commission recommended that race tracks take their employees’ temperatures before they enter, sanitize and practice social distancing. This plan was approved by the commission but is only a recommendation. This would have to be approved by the…

NHRA announces revised schedule for Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

In consideration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have announced revisions to the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The series is tentatively planned to resume June 5-7 with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The season will conclude with the crowning of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions November 13-15 at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club…

Alabama Racer Severely Injured at Holiday Raceway in Woodstock, AL

Bessemer, AL racer Lee Tate had a malfunction at Holiday Raceway in Woodstock, AL last night and is severely burned after a horrific crash. He was airlifted to a Birmingham Hospital. Photos by James Brannon and Kevin Deerman The crash involved severe impact and fire. We will keep you posted as we get more information. We are asking for prayers for Lee, his family and…

Pacific Raceways to follow Emergency Proclamation due to COVID-19; Public Gatherings Limited to 250

As the concern of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rise, events, including drag races, are also being affected. Pacific Raceways announced the following today: by John Ramsey Notice to Racers and Fans, An emergency proclamation issued by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday, March 11 limited public gatherings to less than 250 people for the month of March.  In addition, Public Health of Seattle & King…

NHRA cancels Pro Portion of Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals due to COVID-19 Pandemic; No ticketed Spectators

BREAKING NEWS! NHRA cancels Pro Categories portion of Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals due to Corona Virus Pandemic. No ticketed spectators. Pro Categories, including Promod, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny car, and additional classes will not compete this weekend, in a recent announcement. Sportsman Categories will compete without ticketed spectators. NHRA released the following statement:

Pro Stock Stars and Fair Attractions Added to Lineup at JEGS-SFG Million; SFG Announces the Million Dollar Freedom Fair

Chicago, Il. (Mar. 11, 2020): Pro Stock stars of the NHRA have officially been added to the lineup of the JEGS- SFG Million at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, June 29- July 5. This event will be the highest paying drag race in history, awarding $1,100,000 to a single winner on Saturday, July 4th. If history wasn’t enough to attract Michigan race fans…

Maddie Malone – Ambassador for the International Women’s Motorsports Association (IWMA)

Great news! Drag Racing’s own Maddie Malone is now an ambassador for the IWMA, an organization that promotes, educates, and connects women involved in all Motorsports from around the world. “The IWMA is so excited about the women who have chosen to be an Ambassador for us! Here is a little information about our Ambassador Maddie Malone! I’ve spent some time with Maddie and she…

Mike Zeladonis’ 1980 Chevette, “Shetona”

This unique work of art is the first thing that caught my eye while racing at Montgomery Raceway Park this weekend. I mean, you have rides like Larry Martin’s beautiful Camaro, but Mark Zeladonis’ 1980 Chevette named “Shetona” has a unique story. Zeladonis, the track chaplain from Racers for Christ (RFC) purchased this “One Ugly Car,” as he called it, a few years back and…