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Toni Montgomery

An editor for the Frontstretch since 2006, Toni heads up the open-wheel portion of the website along with its NHRA coverage. Creative Director for Open-Wheel Wednesdays, she’s also responsible for pre- and post-race columns along with special features highlighting IndyCar and Formula One. An award-winning writer for the Presbyterian Church, Toni freelances with both writing and web design in North Carolina.

Nitro Shots: Any Given Sunday


It’s been a bit of an odd year in Pro Stock. First there was the total and complete domination by the KB Racing organization through the first part of the year. Some others finally broke through, but among them were perhaps some surprises. Aaron Strong had to wait a little …

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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 …

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Nitro Shots: The Countdown Begins


First order of business: We are LIVE at zMAX Dragway this weekend for the Carolina Nationals! Follow me, @ToniLMontgomery and @Frontstretch for updates and photos of all the action. Where has 2016 gone? It seems the year was just starting fresh for everyone in Pomona and yet here we are, …

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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 …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Big Go Grab Bag

NHRA 2016 Indy testing car Leah Pritchett courtesy NHRA

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 …

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Nitro Shots: What’s In It For Me?

NHRA 2016 Pro Mod Mike Castellana courtesy NHRA media

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 …

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