Scott Kalitta, NHRA Champion, Killed In Qualifying Incident

UPDATE: We've now posted the Scott Kalitta crash video. Funny Car driver and two-time Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta died after injuries sustained in a fiery crash during the final round of qualifying of the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway park saturday. According to reports, his Toyota… » 6/21/08 11:01pm 6/21/08 11:01pm

Ashley Force Wins Funny Car Race, Seriously

After Danica Patrick won her first Indy race, there was a lot of noise from talking heads, with serial bloviators like Pedro de la Rosa and Gregg Doyel weighing in on the topic of women in motorsport. So, to shut up all the skeptics, Ashley Force won at yesterday's NHRA Southern Nationals to become the first female… » 4/28/08 2:40pm 4/28/08 2:40pm

Monday! Monday! Monday! CHRR Funny Cars!

The mayhem that was the Chicago-style Nostalgia Funny Car battle at the California Hot Rod Reunion wrapped yesterday with Bucky Austin driving his 1977 Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste Plymouth Arrow-bodied Funny Car to the king of the hill spot. The struggle to the finish was as heavy in the pits as it was on the track, as… » 10/15/07 3:45pm 10/15/07 3:45pm

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Nitro Floppers to Hit Famoso

As some of our earliest memories are of fiery roots superchargers tumbling free of their engines down the grassy median between the grandstands and the race track at the New England Dragway, '60s and '70s era Funny Cars still occupy a hallowed portion of the old grey matter. The California Hot Rod Reunion has a 22 car… » 10/11/07 6:00pm 10/11/07 6:00pm

Ed "The Ace" McCulloch Grand Marshall of California Hot Rod Reunion

The Crew Chief of the Brut Racing but no longer by Faberge Funny Car driven by Ron Capps is coming back to Bakersfield this weekend as Grand Marshall of the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion. The Ace's qualifications for the job include hammering the Northwind Top Fuel dragster to the number one spot on the Drag News » 10/10/07 1:00pm 10/10/07 1:00pm

Straight Arrow or Fancy Arrow? Plymouthsubishi!

Before he left for vacation, Ol' JC Whitless threatened an onslaught of obscure models from the womb of Ma Mopar. Today he kicked over the Plymouth Arrow, a Mitsubishi-derived model available with the Silent Shaft mill that in turbocharged form later powered the Mighty Starion. Of course, the Astron-powered model was… » 1/03/07 10:30pm 1/03/07 10:30pm

Frank Pedregon Adds Second Funny Car to Run IHRA

We're sitting at a Starbucks on Watt Ave. in Sacramento, and across the street they're trimming trees. The sound of the chipper reminds us simultaneously of Fargo and of a Fuel car doing a burnout from a half-mile away. With that in mind, we thought we'd let you know that Funny Car vet Frank Pedregon, one of the Famed… » 11/22/05 1:18pm 11/22/05 1:18pm