Does not Play Well with Others

  Problem Child Puts the Hurt on Top Fuel When …

  Problem Child Puts the Hurt on Top Fuel When drag boat racing fans reflect on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Top Fuel Hydro class of 2012, one word about one boat will be repeated, “domination.”   Owner/tuner “Fast” Eddie Knox, dri (Read More..)

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

  Dan Stevenson’s ADRL Pro Nitrous Cameron   Shortly before …

  Dan Stevenson’s ADRL Pro Nitrous Cameron   Shortly before turning 50, Dan Stevenson announced to his wife Donna that he was returning to drag racing. A dedicated racer back in the early ‘70s at legendary strips like U.S. 30 Dragway in Y (Read More..)

Steve Ambrose’s Black Bomber

  In This Era of “Buy and Race” the Faint …

  In This Era of “Buy and Race” the Faint Light of Creative Engineering Still Flickers in Competition Eliminator   Michigander Steve Ambrose and his guys have certainly left their mark on Competition Eliminator, winning nine NHRA Nationa (Read More..)

Feeling Compressed

  The Importance of Compression Ratios and How to Measure …

  The Importance of Compression Ratios and How to Measure Them   Since race pistons in domestic V-8 engines move up and down in excess of 100 times per second, replacing them is a normal part of the racer’s routine. NHRA Top Fuel and Funny (Read More..)

Howe Good Does It Get?

  Long-time drag racing artist Todd Howe has two prints …

  Long-time drag racing artist Todd Howe has two prints available, one brand new, the other reissued by popular demand.   “Go Win Indy,” his latest print celebrates Tom McEwen’s emotional Funny Car victory at the 1978 NHRA U.S. (Read More..)

Red Rocket

  There’s no Missile Defense System to Protect this Rocket’s …

  There’s no Missile Defense System to Protect this Rocket’s Competitors!   Tim Pelech checks everything out prior to the run, as brother Tim purges the nitrous system.   Could this be the ultimate NMCA Stage-1 street-legal nitrous c (Read More..)

No Trailer, No Tow Bar, No Problem!

Drag Racing Practically Pain-Free

  Drag Racing Practically Pain-Free   When Las Vegas racer Jim Yankers mentions A/C with regards to his race car, he isn’t referring to Altered Coupe. He really does mean“air conditioning.”   His ‘02 Camaro Z28 is a perfect exam (Read More..)

A Guy Never Forgets His First

  It’s Been Said Anticipation is Better Than the Reality, …

  It’s Been Said Anticipation is Better Than the Reality, not so for Bob Bode   As I write this, two days following the conclusion of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Nationals, somewhere outside of Chicago there’s one really happy guy—actually a bun (Read More..)

Bracket Racing 101- Take Action for Reaction, Part 2

In my last column, in which I discussed how reaction …

In my last column, in which I discussed how reaction time is comprised of driver reaction time and vehicle reaction time, I took a closer look at the former. I also described how you, by using a practice tree, could determine your own driver reaction t (Read More..)