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NHRA Has a New Series – Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycle

Top Fuel Motorcycles will officially compete for championship points at four NHRA Mission Food National Events in 2024.

VP Racing Partners with Ida Zetterstrom for 2024 NHRA Season

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a leader in performance fuels, lubricants and additives, announced it will be an associate partner of Ida Zetterström and JCM Racing for the 2024 NHRA season, as Zetterström chases the Rookie of the Year honors in the 21-race NHRA Mission Foods Series season. “We’re excited to be part of Ida Zetterström’s

Race World Has Lost Don Schumacher at Age 79

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

New Additions to NHRA’s 2024 Top Fuel Class

Last week during the 2023 PRI Show, four drivers announced their intent to race in NHRA’s Top Fuel class in 2024. Among those four drivers was Tony Stewart, who will take over for wife Leah Pruett behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart Racing dragster as Pruett goes on hiatus to focus on starting a

500 cid Top Fuel Hemi Engine

Boasting 10,000-12,000 horsepower, Top Fuel dragsters run a supercharged, nitro-breathing, billet Hemi engine. To keep these engines living throughout the season, shops like Pro Motor Engines are part of the engine program. Shop owner Dennis Borem walks us through how he helps Rick Ware Racing and Clay Millican’s Top Fuel Hemi engines.

Clay Millican’s 12,000-HP Top Fuel Hemi Engine

During a visit to Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC, we were fortunate to line up our time at the engine shop while one of Clay Millican’s Top Fuel Hemi engines was in for machine work and a rebuild. PME Owner Dennis Borem walked us through the details of this 12,000 HP Top Fuel engine

NHRA Announces Mission Foods as New Title Sponsor

NHRA officials have announced that Mission Foods—a leading producer of tortillas and wraps—will be named the title sponsor of the NHRA’s premier professional series. Starting in the 2024 season, it will be known as the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. The multiyear title series partnership begins next year as the NHRA celebrates its 73rd year in

Tales of NHRA Drag Racing with Clay Millican’s Crew Chief Jim Oberhofer

Better known by many as simply Jim O, we got the chance to speak with Jim Oberhofer, Clay Millican’s NHRA Crew Chief with Rick Ware Racing, during a visit to Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC earlier this year. Jim O was there along with another member of Clay’s team as one of the team’s

Inside Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC

During our recent trip to Charlotte and Mooresville, NC, we got the opportunity to tour Pro Motor Engines with owner Dennis Borem. This engine machine shop has a rich 40-year history of building engines for all three top NASCAR Series as well as ARCA, SCCA and NHRA. PME focuses on high performance engine building and

NHRA to Require Head Restraint for 150+ MPH in 2024

Officials with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) based in Glendora, CA, have announced new rules set to be implemented for the 2024 season and beyond.  Beginning on January 1, 2024, head and neck restraint devices will be required for use in all vehicles that run 150 mph (or faster) or 7.49 seconds (or quicker).

Maynards Named Majority Owner of DSR Top Fuel Team

Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and Joe and Cathi Maynard have announced an expanded partnership that sees the Maynards as majority owners of the Top Fuel operation piloted by Tony Schumacher.  The new Maynard Family Racing/Don Schumacher Racing team (JCM/DSR) will launch during the NHRA Northwest Nationals (July 29–31 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington), when the Maynards will

Women in Motorsports: Johnna Dunn

She got her drag racing license before she got her regular license, and that tells you everything you need to know about Johnna Dunn. She’s a drag racer and clutch specialist for her grandfather’s NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car team, Jim Dunn Racing.