Erica Enders Stevens The First Lady Of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing

Erica Enders Stevens The First Lady Of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing
On Sunday afternoon racing history was made at the 50th Anniversary National Hot Rod Association Finals (NHRA), in Pomona, California when Erica Enders Stevens became the first woman to win a Pro Stock Car drag racing Championship. She joins fellow female drivers Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney in the top fuel class & Angelle Sampey in... Read more »

Why Donovan McNabb is Wrong

Why Donovan McNabb is Wrong
So on Friday evening on Fox Sports Live, former Mount Carmel star football player Donovan McNabb said that race cars drivers are not athletes. Donovan needs to take a race car ride, any series, anytime because its nothing like driving your street car, even if you go 120 MPH (and I have), its not the... Read more »

NHRA's Burndown at Sundown

This weekend is the third annual Burndown at Sundown at Route 66 Dragway in Joliet (Rt 53 just past Laraway Rd, just west of Chicagoland Speedway), and its not only a NHRA (National Hot Rod Association), Division 3 race (meaning its a local race for lower level racers, not a “National Event”), but this also... Read more »

Antron Brown; First African American NHRA Top Fuel Champion

Antron Brown; First African American NHRA Top Fuel Champion
This past Sunday Antron Brown became the first African American to win a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), championship in any of the four major categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Car & Pro Stock Motorcycle). Antron’s title is in the biggest and baddest category which is Top Fuel, but previously (prior to 2008),... Read more »

Burndown at Sundown At Route 66 Dragway

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This past Saturday was the “Burndown at Sundown” an afternoon of features at Joliet’s Route 66 Dragway. The event included the jet cars in the video that is included but also Division Three NHRA (National Hot Rod Association), regional races in the categories of top alcohol (the fuel the cars burn), pro stock (the cars... Read more »
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