Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: Another Season Comes to a Close

Nhra 2017 Brittany Force Car Courtesy Nhra

That’s a wrap on the 2017 season. No more races remain on the schedule and champions have been crowned. Congratulations to Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner and Eddie Krawiec. This list is a little surprising. Who would have thought there wouldn’t be a Don Schumacher driver holding at least one championship trophy when the season …

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Nitro Shots: To Backup or Not to Backup

Nhra 2017 Chicago Steve Torrence Courtesy Nhra Media

(Photo: NHRA Media)

In case you were under a rock somewhere and missed the highlight reel from last weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence blew a left rear tire on his dragster, which catapulted him straight into the wall, destroying his car in the second round of eliminations. With Torrence done in the …

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Nitro Shots: The Countdown Begins

Photo By Marc Gewertz/nhra

(Photo: Marc Gewertz/NHRA)

Before anything else, let me say thanks again to Pete McCole for filling in so wonderfully while I was away on vacation. I’ve returned just in time for the start of the championship Countdown. All four of the Mello Yello professional classes will run the next six events to determine champions starting this weekend with the …

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