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John Force Leaves Hospital for Rehab Center

John Force has left VCU Medical Center for a rehab facility selected because of its success in treating other race car drivers with similar issues.

John Force Makes Improvements in Recovery Process

John Force has begun to show daily signs of improvement, according to family members who have maintained a presence at the trauma hospital.

Joe Morrison Set for Norwalk Nitro Funny Car Debut

Morrison makes his competitive debut in Nitro Funny Car at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, driving for legendary Paul Smith.

Race World Has Lost Don Schumacher at Age 79

Schumacher had spent the past several months privately battling lung cancer.

EB Takeover: Gawlik-SGRO Racing

We first met Brian Gawlik of Gawlik-SGRO Racing at the PennGrade1 booth during the 2022 PRI Show. We struck up a fun conversation and knew we’d be talking to Brian again soon. Brian is the owner, and driver for the Gawlik-SGRO Racing team, which competes in the Division 1 NHRA / Lucas Oil Series Top

Top Fuel and Funny Car Engines

They’re the pinnacle of drag racing, and the engine builders, crew chiefs and teams who make these cars function at peak performance all season long are looking at every single area of the engine and the car to make it down the track as fast as possible.

One-on-One with Jim Dunn Racing’s Johnna Dunn

After speaking with Kaylynn Simmons a couple years ago, we found out there are only a few women who work on the pit crews of the NHRA teams. One of those few other women is Johnna Dunn, a clutch specialist for Jim Dunn Racing. It’s a family affair for Johnna, who works alongside many family

Joe Morrison Teams With Herzhauser for Switch From Top Fuel to Funny Car in 2023

Joe Morrison, who gained a loyal following over his first three seasons in Top Fuel, will switch to the nitro Funny Car class in 2023, driving for East Coast-based owner Mark Herzhauser. “I’m grateful for three seasons with the Leverich Top Fuel team,” Morrison said. “I learned a lot and feel that I contributed to

Funny Car Chaos Forms East Coast Partnership with Maryland Int’l Raceway

The Funny Car Chaos (FCC) Championship Drag Racing Series has announced a new partnership with Maryland International Raceway (MIR). The five-year agreement names MIR as the exclusive East Coast facility for FCC through 2027. “There are dozens of Funny Car teams on the East Coast who are held back only by travel expenses inherited to

NHRA Announces A/Fuel Engine Program for Top Alcohol Funny Car

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) officials have announced the addition of an A/Fuel engine program for the Top Alcohol Funny Car class beginning in the 2023 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. With the addition of the A/Fuel (injected nitromethane) engine program into the class, NHRA aims to increase participation and give drivers and race

Toyota unveils GR Supra Funny Car Body for 2022 NHRA Season

Toyota has unveiled its new race car for the 2022 NHRA season in Funny Car competition.  For the first time, Toyota will campaign the GR Supra beginning with the season kickoff event in Pomona in February. Toyota has competed with the Camry in Funny Car competition dating back to 2012. Prior, the Toyota Celica and

Tony Stewart Racing to Join NHRA in 2022

Championship-winning racecar driver Tony Stewart is joining the NHRA in 2022. His eponymous team, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), will field two full-time entries — one in Top Fuel for nine-time event winner Leah Pruett and one in Funny Car for 39-time event winner Matt Hagan. After more than four decades of racing around in circles,