The National Hot Rod Assocations Countdown to the Championship playoffs begin next week at Concords zMax Dragway.
Antron Brown, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster champion, will test next week in a NASCAR K&N Series car at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., with Rev Racing.
There was almost a disaster at a drag race at zMax Dragway Saturday when an explosion caused the car body of a Ford Mustang Funny Car to be thrown over a safety fence where dozens of fans stood, yet hurt no one seriously. But the near-miss will and should speed up changes in the sport, according to one of its most legendary figures.
Sunday turned out to be a great day for Schumacher Racing at zMax Dragway. The long-time National Hot Rod Association operation claimed two of the four professional division titles during the final day of the fourth-annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
Matt Hagan ended a 17-month winless drought by racing to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
The mostly intact car body of a National Hot Rod Association drag racer sailed over a fence where fans stood watching Saturday and landed on a walkway in front of the east grandstands at zMax Dragway.
Could records be broken during Sundays elimination rounds at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals?
If theres anyone in the NHRA garage area who can sympathize with John Force, its Hector Arana Sr.
The National Hot Rod Association has grown accustomed to a Force winning the Top Fuel Funny Car championship, with John Force having won a record 15 since 1990.
Past success at zMax Dragway meant little Sunday at the National Hot Rod Associations OReilly Nationals.