Race Weekend Central

NHRA Carolina Nationals Qualifying Wrap Up

After two days of qualifying, the field is set for Sunday’s Carolina Nationals, the first race of the NHRA’s six-race championship Countdown. Doug Kalitta made a run at 3.721 seconds at 325.77 mph during Friday’s second session late in the day that held through Saturday to take the top spot in Top Fuel heading into …

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Nitro Shots: Big Go Wrap Up

Lots of storylines going in, lots of storylines coming out which means it’s time to digest some of what happened over a very busy long holiday weekend in Indianapolis at the Big Go. For starters, there was the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Interesting observation: the ladies did quite well as Leah Pritchett faced off against teammate …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Big Go Grab Bag

It’s the biggest weekend of the year coming up for the NHRA, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, and there are a number of storylines to follow. First, this weekend is the final race of the regular season. After the U.S. Nationals, the Countdown fields for the four professional classes will be locked in and point …

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Nitro Shots: What’s In It For Me?

Last week NHRA announced that Justin “Big Chief” Shearer would compete in the Pro Mod class at the U.S. Nationals with his “Crowmod” race car. The response has been, as you might expect, interesting. First, from the Shearer side of the equation, have come the complaints that Big Chief has sold out, cozying up to …

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Nitro Shots: The Female Factor

There seems to be a disconnect between the popularity of female drivers in contrast to their marketability that has never quite made sense. It has been the case across all  motorsports, not just in NHRA, but I was reminded of it again recently. Sending articles out through social media provides an informal analytic of popularity. Mention Leah Pritchett …

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Frontstretch Countdown to the Countdown 2016

Frontstretch wants to send you on a VIP experience to the NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown race of your choice (*excludes season ending race in Pomona). Enter by the end of the U.S. Nationals (Monday, September 5th) for a chance to win tickets for two for Saturday of race weekend. As part of your prize, …

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