Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: The Big Event

NHRA 2017 Brainerd Alexis Dejoria versus Cruz Pedregon courtesy NHRA

Just one more event remains in the Mello Yello Series regular season, but it’s also the biggest event of the year: the U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis. Teams have a week off to prepare, but they’ll be working hard at not just the biggest, but the longest event of the year. Sportsman classes begin hitting the …

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Nitro Shots: A Necessary Distraction

NHRA 2017 Las Vegas Tommy Johnson Jr. courtesy NHRA

There are so many important and even, perhaps, life-changing things going on in the world right now, so why are we wasting our time talking about a sport? Why aren’t we spending our time focusing on dealing with these important issues? Because the more big-ticket issues there are, the more important drag racing becomes. That …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Does Some Things Right, Some Things Wrong

NHRA 2017 Brittany Force car courtesy NHRA

Last week this commentary space was occupied with some thoughts about social media and the effect of negative comments in particular, especially on people who are new to the sport. The point of the commentary was to talk about social media, not about what NHRA does right or wrong, however, along the way I noted …

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Nitro Shots: Fathers & Sons

NHRA 2017 Bristol Clay Millican with Wally courtesy NHRA

Last Sunday was Father’s Day, which carries significant meaning in a sport as heavily family oriented as drag racing. Clay Millican was a six-time champion in IHRA’s Top Fuel division, winning 51 national events in his time there. In NHRA, however, he was still waiting on his first win to come. That win finally came last weekend at …

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