Bob Tasca III’s NHRA Victory in Vegas Shows Funny Car Class is Wide Open

After the Ford Motor Company pulled out of NHRA pro drag racing in late 2013, Cranston, RI’s Bob Tasca III warned it had made a mistake: “I truly believe they have underestimated the passion and loyalty of the NHRA fans” – and lobbied hard for a decision reversal. Ford agreed to continue supporting his Funny Car program, but Tasca made a promise on his end, too.

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Racing’s Next Electric Avenue Could Be a Quarter-Mile NHRA Drag Strip

Electric Avenue? Well, maybe a quarter-mile at a time. While at Gainesville Raceway in Florida for the Gatornationals in March, the 70-year-old National Hot Rod Association held a panel discussion as part of a meeting to gauge interest in all-electric racing, led by Ned Walliser, vice president of competition for the NHRA.

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NHRA Postpones Lucas Oil Winternationals at Pomona

The traditional season-opening event of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series was bumped out of the leadoff spot and into April because of fan restrictions at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway. Well, the event is moving once again.

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Racing on TV Listings for March 11-14

Here’s where to find the major racing action on TV this weekend, including the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Raceway and the season-opening weekend of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at Gainesville, Fla.

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Team JEGS drivers Troy Coughlin Jr. and Mike Coughlin going ‘Gator’ hunting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 10) — Pro Stock driver Troy Coughlin Jr. and his uncle Mike Coughlin will be searching for hides at this weekend’s 51st annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Troy Jr., who assumed the seat of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro in the off-season after his uncle Jeg Coughlin Jr. retired, will be considered one of the favorites for this historic race after a strong outing at last weekend’s non-sanctioned World Doorslammers Nationals in Orlando. 

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Troy Coughlin Jr. Ready to Defend Team JEGS’ World Doorslammer Nationals Title

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 2) — Troy Coughlin Jr.’s first duty as the primary driver of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro is defending the title of the second annual CTech Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS, which takes place this weekend at Orlando Speed World Raceway.

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Why an NHRA Drag Strip is 1,000 Feet Long

Traditionally, a drag strip is 1,320 feet, which equals a quarter-mile. (One mile equals 5,280 feet.) Many classes in NHRA drag racing—actually, all but the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes—still compete on a quarter-mile course.

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Odd Man Out Austin Prock Lands New Role with John Force Racing NHRA Team

2019 NHRA Rookie of the Year loses Top Fuel ride with JFR, will stay on in crew member, super-sub role. The 25-year-old rising star in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series, was left off the organization’s driver roster for 2021 for financial reasons. Instead of racing, Prock helps crew chief dad Jimmy Prock work on Robert Hight’s Auto Club Chevy Funny Car. Prock scored his lone Top Fuel victory on the way to earning his 2019 NHRA rookie-of-the-year status.

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Track Talk – NHRA 2020 Review / Cost to Rent NASCAR Xfinity Series Ride / Bob Lazier Victim of Coronavirus

Lawsuit, Defections, Camping World Highlight Tumultuous Year for NHRA COVID-19 kept a top team on the sidelines, played a role in loss of series’ long-time title sponsor. Note: the NHRA Camping World Series was unable to perform at the New England Dragway in Epping, NH due to the Pandemic. However, the 2021 schedule has that event set for June 11-13, 2021. Source: AutoWeek Somehow, Doug Kalitta and his drastically pared-down staff navigated the 2020 season, got lucky with an abrupt series-sponsor change at the start of its title stretch, and crowned champions…

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