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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: Great Scary News

NHRA 2016 Topeka Doug Kalitta on track courtesy NHRA

For the second time this year, NHRA blew the audience numbers out of the water, amassing 1,367,000 viewers for the Sunday’s finals show for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals from Atlanta. Earlier this season, the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals from Las Vegas captured nearly 1.3 million viewers. …

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Torrence, DeJoria, Anderson and Krawiec Top Charts for 4-Wide Nationals

NHRA 2016 Charlotte Eddie Krawiec top qualifier credit Toni Montgomery

Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence got his 4-Wide weekend off to a strong start, topping the one and only qualifying session on a rainy Friday and holding on through two rounds on a sunny and warm Saturday to take home No. 1 qualifier honors for the NHRA’s most unique event of …

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Nitro Shots: QUADruple the Fun

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Four Wide courtesy NHRA media

This weekend brings the most unusual event of the season on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, the Four-Wide Nationals from zMAX Dragway in Charlotte. This is the only four-lane drag strip in the world, likely because only Bruton Smith could conceive of such a concept. He’s probably …

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Nitro Shots: Something Is Afoot at the Circle K

(Photo: NHRA Media)

Fans often complain about dominant teams “stinking up the show.” NASCAR fans levy that charge at big money operations like Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing. It happens in drag racing too, with the same complaint many times directed at Don Schumacher Racing or John Force Racing. JFR has gotten …

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