Rickie Smith

Back Surgery Makes Rickie Smith A Spectator

When the all-conquering IDG Chevy Camaro rolls to the starting line for the first time at this week’s ADRL Spring Drags at Rockingham Dragway, there’ll be a world champion behind the wheel – but it won’t be Rickie Smith.

Grimes Rules Rockingham Dragway Again

Former NHRA champion Tommy Grimes maintained his dominance at Rockingham Dragway Sunday by beating fellow Carolinian and newly-crowned IHRA champion Jay Turner in the final round of the 24th annual AMRA Jim McClure All Harley Nitro Nationals.
Randy Weatherford powered to the No. 1 qualifying spot during the PDRA Olson Memorial World Finals. (Tara Bowker Photo)

Weatherford Headlines Top PDRA Qualifiers

Moroso Pro Boost newcomer Randy Weatherford broke the 3.50-second barrier and set a new class record on his way to the No. 1 qualifying spot Friday night at the PDRA Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing.

Latino Hits It Big At Englishtown

Canadian Pro Modified driver Eric Latino surprised himself Sunday by earning the biggest paycheck at the SPEEDTECH Shakedown Nationals at Englishtown, N.J.'s Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Pro Mod Records Shatter At Gateway

At the 2012 Pacific Street Car Ass'n Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas, “El General” Jose Gonzalez set the door-slammer world record with a pass of 5.73 seconds. Thursday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, Frankie “The Madman” Taylor dropped a pass of 5.55 seconds in the Pro Line Outlaw Pro Mod class.

‘PINKS’ Goes All Out At ‘The Rock’

For drag racing purists and grassroots racers who for years have railed against the use of electronic aids like throttle stops and delay boxes, Rockingham Dragway will offer up a colorful reason to rejoice this Fourth of July week when creator Rich Christensen resurrects the popular PINKS: All Out TV franchise.

Enders Joins World Series Of Pro Mod Field

A year ago, Erica Enders was drawing names out of a hat and making bets with her team on who would win the inaugural DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod.

No Contest For ANDRA At Calder Park

Grant O’Rourke kept his slim ANDRA Top Doorslammer title hopes alive by top qualifying and advancing to the final before the action was called to a halt at Calder Park Raceway.

X-DRL Makes History In Tulsa

The new X-treme Drag Racing League made history by completing its first event, the X-DRL Spring Nationals, on Sunday at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park

Drag Wars Begin At GALOT Motorsports Park

Defending Pro Nitrous world champion Tommy Franklin ran the first leg of a new national record during Friday qualifying at the Professional Drag Racers Ass'n Drag Wars at GALOT Motorsports Park.

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