Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: An Explosive Situation & Goodbye to a Legend

Cruz Pedregon was the latest victim this past weekend, but body-shredding explosions have been a consistent problem in Funny Car this season. John Force started the season with three-consecutive blown up racecars, losing consciousness on at least one of those occasions. Why so many catastrophic failures this season? Are there really more, or have the …

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Nitro Shots: New Territory

This week the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to some new old territory, visiting Virginia Motorsports Park near Richmond for the first time since 2009 for a national event. That makes this trip an interesting one, as the more experienced drivers on the circuit have been to the track before, while all the …

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Nitro Shots: Courtney Force is the Perfect Fit for Advance Auto Parts

Courtney Force got her 2018 season off to a strong start, winning the second race out in Phoenix. It also marked her first win with sponsor Advance Auto Parts on board, an occasion the John Force Racing team marked by presenting some of Advance’s executives with the Wally trophies from Phoenix this past weekend at …

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Nitro Shots: The King of Speed

It’s back to the history books today for a look at the career of another legend, Kenny Bernstein.  Bernstein was the first driver to break the 300 mph barrier, the first to win championships in both Nitro classes, the first team owner to win in the top three American racing series – those being NHRA, …

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