NHRA: Johnson Still Learning in 30th Season; Looking for Win at Atlanta Dragway

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, Featured, NHRA, Southeast 0 Comments

COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season marks the 30th season of racing for Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson. But even as the longtime rider enters his third decade in the class, Johnson fully admits there is still plenty to learn. The never-ending process to improve continues …

NHRA: Wilkerson Riding Early Season Surge; Seeking Back-to-Back Atlanta Wins

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, Featured, NHRA, Southeast 0 Comments

COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — The last time Tim Wilkerson arrived at Atlanta Dragway, he was hoping to finally end a long dry spell in the winner’s circle. A year later, Wilkerson is simply aiming to add to what has been an impressive start to his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The Funny …

NHRA: Leah Pritchett Gets Atlanta Ride with Don Schumacher Racing

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, Featured, NHRA 0 Comments

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — official team release — DSR photo — Leah Pritchett will climb behind the wheel of her third different race car of the NHRA Top Fuel season May 13-15 when she pilots a the FireAde Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing at Atlanta Dragway. Pritchett started the season with Bob Vandergriff Racing and earned her first Mello …

NHRA: Second Verse Same as the First; Pedregon, Brown, Line and Stoffer Hold Onto No. 1 Qualifiers in Atlanta

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, NHRA, Southeast 0 Comments

COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — Cruz Pedregon secured the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car on Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at Atlanta Dragway. The …

NHRA: Bob Vandergriff Fined for Violations at Atlanta Dragway

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, NHRA 0 Comments

GLENDORA, CA — official release — NHRA has fined Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr. $20,000 for violations of the NHRA Rulebook during last weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Vandergriff was fined for abandoning his race car on the track, remaining and walking on an active race track after exiting his race car, and for …

NHRA: Still Hot-lanta for Hight; Massey, Coughlin, Krawiec Also Grab Atlanta Victories

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, Featured, NHRA, Southeast 0 Comments

COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA …

NHRA: Monday Finish for SummitRacing.com Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway

RaceChaser Staff Drag Racing, Featured, NHRA, Southeast 0 Comments

COMMERCE, GA — official release — NHRA photo — NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway until Monday, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Racing will resume at 9 a.m. ET on Monday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and will be followed by the continuation of racing in …