Category: Drag Racing

Eddie Hill’s Final Ride

Eddie Hill was one of the most popular Top Fuel drivers of the 1980s and 1990s, but went out with a bang – literally – on an explosive final run in late 1999 at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. Unless it’s through vintage video, many NHRA fans of the last decade and a half never…



BUDDY INGERSOLL AND HIS V6 IN PRO STOCK

On a September day in 1986, Pro Stock saw a glimpse of the future, a future that would never happen. Sometimes the best laid plans on paper just don’t jibe with politics. Buddy Ingersoll of Zeigler, Illinois, knows that to be an accurate statement. Thirty four years ago, with the blessings of the IHRA’s tech…



Versatile Race Driver John Andretti Dies At 56

John Andretti carved out his own niche in one of the world’s most successful racing families. He became the first driver to attempt the Memorial Day double. He won on dirt tracks, street courses and superspeedways. He won an endurance race, competed in dragsters and became an iron man in IndyCar and NASCAR. And he…



Jeff Lutz to Race at Willowbank

US street car superstar Jeff Lutz will be bringing out his famous 57 Chev to compete in Australia as part of events on the east coast. Lutz will be racing at Lights Out at Willowbank Raceway on February 12 and then at Powerplay at Queensland Raceway on February 14 before heading to Sydney Motorsport Park…



New 2016 NHRA Pro Stock Rules: It’s Slow

Shane Gray and his Gray Motorsports team became the first operation to make a full pass in the new Pro Stock configuration when they tested this week at Bradenton Motorsports Park. NHRA has mandated several rules changes for 2016, including using fuel-injected engines with a rev limit of 10,500 rpm and shorter wheelie bars. All…