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Toni Montgomery

Toni Montgomery
A writer for Frontstretch since 2002, and editor since 2006, Toni heads up the NHRA coverage for the site. She’s responsible for post-race coverage in the weekly Pace Laps multi-series round-up along with the weekly Nitro Shots column featuring news and features from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. An award-winning former writer for the Presbyterian Church, Toni works in web design and freelances with writing in North Carolina.

Nitro Shots: Something Is Afoot at the Circle K

Fans often complain about dominant teams “stinking up the show.” NASCAR fans levy that charge at big money operations like Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing. It happens in drag racing too, with the same complaint many times directed at Don Schumacher Racing or John Force Racing. JFR has gotten …

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Nitro Shots: EPA Versus SEMA

There has been a debate going on about a proposed clarification of the Clean Air Act put forth by the EPA. The problem comes down to this: it’s illegal to remove or modify the emission regulating equipment on your street car but it’s always been understood, although not outlined, that …

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Nitro Shots: How Important Is Speed?

Perhaps the biggest change coming into 2016, as touched upon in last week’s Nitro Shots, took place in the Pro Stock category. Gone are carburetors in favor of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) systems. Gone also are the big hood scoops that accompanied the carburetion era. According to some of the …

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Nitro Shots: That’s A Wrap!

That’s it folks. It’s all over. All the big trophies have been handed out, including to Drew Skillman, who captured the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future award as NHRA’s top rookie for 2015. It’s time to eat some turkey, do some shopping, put up some decorations, …

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Nitro Shots: Champions of Diversity

Recently, I overheard a colleague talking about a situation where someone who knew he covered NHRA called out the league for not having a diversity program. This individual is absolutely right; the NHRA has no such program, no special incentive to put diversity drivers in a car, no audition process …

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