Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: Big Go Wrap Up

Nhra 2016 Indy Tony Schumacher Car Courtesy Nhra

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 Pritchett faced off against teammate …

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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 be locked in and point …

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Nitro Shots: The Female Factor

Nhra 2016 Denver Erica Enders On Track Courtesy Nhra

There seems to be a disconnect between the popularity of female drivers in contrast to their marketability that has never quite made sense. It has been the case across all  motorsports, not just in NHRA, but I was reminded of it again recently. Sending articles out through social media provides an informal analytic of popularity. Mention Leah Pritchett …

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Frontstretch Countdown to the Countdown 2016

Nhra 2016 Overall Contest Graphic V2

Frontstretch wants to send you on a VIP experience to the NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown race of your choice (*excludes season ending race in Pomona). Enter by the end of the U.S. Nationals (Monday, September 5th) for a chance to win tickets for two for Saturday of race weekend. As part of your prize, …

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Nitro Shots: Potential History in the Making for John Force

Nhra 2016 Sonoma John Force Car Courtesy Nhra

John Force has been no stranger to making history in his storied career and he has the opportunity to do so once again this weekend. Force won the first two legs of the Western Swing in Denver and Sonoma and enters Seattle as the only driver with a chance to complete the sweep this year. …

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Nitro Shots: Crunch Time Approaches

Nhra 2016 Erica Enders Stevens Car Shot Courtesy Nhra

Chicago got its origins as a hub between the East and the West back in the 1800s, and for the NHRA, at least, it’s still serving the same purpose. It’s the site of this weekend’s K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the final stop before the famed Western Swing. That must mean that the regular …

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Nitro Shots: The Annual Pro Mod Edition

Nhra 2016 Pro Mod Rickie Smith Courtesy Nhra Media

The Mello Yello Series Pro classes of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle may be the primary focus of Nitro Shots, but there’s always room to share some love with some of the other racers you might see at an event. Pro Mod is also a professional class that runs a 10 race schedule …

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