Category: NHRA

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…

Ron Capps’ Napa Auto Parts Hauler catches fire

Ron Capps’ Napa Auto Parts Hauler catches fire while traveling through Texas, damaging the trailer, cars, and equipment. Fortunately everyone is ok. Sources say these were both new cars. Ron posted the following on FB – “This never happens at a good time… wanna thank the local fire department & 1st responders from keeping the damage much less than it could have been 🙏” We…

Jeg Coughlin Jr. carves out big share of $525k prize with semifinal finish at SFG 500

MARTIN, Mich. (June 30) — Six-time NHRA world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. took on a massive field of 700-plus talented bracket racers in Saturday’s $525,000-to-win main event at US 131 Motorsports Park and came away as a final-four finisher in his JEGS.com Chevy II wagon. The challenge was the highlight of four high-dollar bracket races contested between Wednesday and Saturday at “the Fastest Track in…

SHOCKER: Skillman leaves Elite Motorsports for Gray Motorsports

  Pro Stock driver Drew Skillman, the reigning Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner, has parted company with the Elite Motorsports team ahead of this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals in Epping. In a related announcement, Skillman has joined Gray Motorsports and will campaign his Skillman Auto Group Camaro as a teammate to Shane Gray. Skillman’s car will be tuned by…

Breaking News: NHRA Chief Starter Mark Lyle Dies

With great sadness, NHRA reported today that Mark Lyle, NHRA’s Chief Starter, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 27. On behalf of NHRA and the entire drag racing community, we offer our condolences to all of Lyle’s family and friends. Lyle had been Chief Starter for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series since 2012. He was only the third Chief Starter in NHRA history, along…

Anderson wins first NHRA Prostock Event; Talks about new Combo

  POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2016) – Greg Anderson captured the historic first win of the electronic fuel injection (EFI) era of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock class in the 56th Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway to lead Chevrolet in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opener.  Q: Why weren’t you confident going into the final?  A: For…

NHRA and Fox Announce Broadcast Team

On December 2nd, officials from NHRA and Fox Sports have announced the members of the new broadcast team that will cover the 2016 NHRA Mellow Yellow Drag Racing Series for Fox Sports.The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be showcased in 17 live Sunday shows on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and the FOX national broadcast network in 2016. Show host Dave Rieff, along with…

NHRA on FOX television schedule headlined by 17 live Sunday finals shows; four on Fox broadcast network

Officials from NHRA and FOX Sports have unveiled the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series television schedule highlighted by 17 live Sunday finals shows, including four on the FOX broadcast network, and eight primetime Friday night qualifying shows. The four Sunday finals shows that will air live on the FOX broadcast network will include each stop in the famed three-race NHRA Western Swing as…