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
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
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).
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
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.
Engine Builder goes one-on-one with Kaylynn Simmons, an NHRA Top Fuel Clutch Specialist working for Clay Millican’s Parts Plus team. She’s one of the few female NHRA crew members, but she won’t be the last. Find out how she got involved.
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,
For the first time in four seasons, the NHRA will host a specialty race amongst the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series nitro categories. Fans will be treated to two NHRA Allstar Shootout events in 2022, at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 10–13, and the prestigious Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals,
As a clutch specialist, Kaylynn Simmons is part of an NHRA Top Fuel team that puts together a drag car to handle speeds of 330 mph.
Ahead of the NHRA’s stop at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, we got a chance to sit down with Top Fuel driver Clay Millican to talk racing and much more.
Engine Builder recently sat down with Ken Tyger and Nick Dixon of PennGrade1’s Green Team along with NHRA Top Fuel driver Nitro Joe Morrison of Leverich Racing to discuss engine oil and the demands of racing, as well as answer audience questions.
We caught up with Leah Pruett at the 2019 SEMA Show to talk about her path to becoming a driver in the upper echelon of drag racing and what keeps her motivated to be the best driver out there – male or female.