Erica Enders No. 1 at Virginia Nationals
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by Drag Illustrated
12h ago
Erica Enders and her Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage / Melling Performance / SCAG Power Equipment team picked up their fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Enders’ No. 1 elapsed time of 6.585 seconds at 209.56 mph came in the first of three qualifying sessions on Saturday. The No.1 is the 38th of her career and first at Virginia Motorsports Park. “We knew the first session was going to be the good one out of the three and so we put a lot of emphasis on it because conditions were only going to get progressively wo ..read more
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Langdon, Tasca, Enders & Herrera Take No. 1 Spots at PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals
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by Drag Illustrated
12h ago
Top Fuel’s Shawn Langdon closed out qualifying with the quickest run of the day on Saturday at Virginia Motorsports Park, taking the No. 1 spot at the PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals. Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also qualified No. 1 at the ninth of 20 races during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. On a day where the NHRA pro categories all made three qualifying runs on Saturday for the first time ever, Langdon went 3.872-seconds at 319.82 mph in his 11,000-horsepower Kalitta Air dragster in the final round of qua ..read more
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John Force Racing Sweeps Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge at Richmond; Anderson and M. Smith Also Get Wins
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by Drag Illustrated
12h ago
John Force Racing swept the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge for the first time on Saturday at Virginia Motorsports Park, as Brittany Force won in Top Fuel and Austin Prock picked up the victory in Funny Car in the specialty race as part of this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals. Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won the specialty race at the ninth of 20 races during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. Force won the Top Fuel Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge for the first time in her standout career, going 3.966-seconds at 316.97 mph i ..read more
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Sienna Wildgust Joins Elite Motorsports
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by Drag Illustrated
1d ago
Elite Motorsports has announced the addition of NHRA Rookie of the Year Award candidate, Sienna Wildgust, to their team roster. Wildgust will make her debut with the Elite Motorsports team during the NHRA’s famed “Western Swing” beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways July 19-21.  Wildgust, a third generation drag racer, will continue Elite Motorsports’ commitment to fostering the next generation of drag racers with six-time world champion Erica Enders’ mentorship. Though they are a generation apart, Wildgust and Enders both came up through the NHRA Jr. Dragster Ra ..read more
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PBR Night of Fire Set for Saturday, July 13 at Virginia Motorsports Park
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by Nate Van Wagnen
2d ago
Virginia Motorsports Park and the PDRA Drag Racing Series have teamed up with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) for the world’s leading bull riding organization to become the naming rights partner of the upcoming PBR Night of Fire event July 12-13 at the Dinwiddie, Virginia based facility.  The PBR Night of Fire, is an exciting drag racing event on-track with Top Fuel, jet dragsters and wheelstanders – all serving as the midseason all-star race for the Red Line Oil PDRA Drag Racing Series.  The Summit Racing Equipment PDRA ProStars event puts the top eight d ..read more
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Bo Butner Returning to Pro Stock, Taking on Double Duty at Virginia Nationals
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by Drag Illustrated
2d ago
Bo Butner will make a return to the 500-inch Pro Stock category driving the yellow Corral Boots / Cuadra / Columbia Impex entry while also continuing his pursuit of the first Mountain Motor Pro Stock championship at this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Butner, the 2017 Pro Stock world champion, will be driving the Elite Motorsports car normally handled by Fernando Cuadra Jr. The Cuadras, Fernando Jr. and twins David and Cristian, will not be competing this weekend due to business obligations. “I don’t want to take away from the Mountain Motor program, a ..read more
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Drag Illustrated Launches New Show ‘Reaction Time’ Hosted by Kayla Zadel
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by Drag Illustrated
2d ago
Drag Illustrated Media, a leading publication in the drag racing community, is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest show, Drag Illustrated’s Reaction Time, hosted by Kayla Zadel. The show promises to deliver the latest highlights, interviews, and updates from the world of drag racing, providing fans with in-depth breakdowns of passes and developing news. Reaction Time is the latest show to join Drag Illustrated’s line-up of original content,” said Wes Buck, Founder and Editorial Director of Drag Illustrated. “We’re committed to bringing our audience the most engaging and comprehensive ..read more
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GALLERY: Big Jake Promotions’ Dusk to Dawn 2 at Xtreme Raceway Park
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by Drag Illustrated
2d ago
It was another electric Big Jake Promotions’ Dusk to Dawn 2 event at Xtreme Raceway Park. Grudge racers descended on the property June 14 and 15 to compete in Outlaw Street, 28/275 and All Steel All Glass classes. Drag Illustrated contributing photographer Randy Curtis captured the action on and off the track ..read more
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Final Race of Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series Regular Season Set for Richmond
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by Drag Illustrated
2d ago
The Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ returns to Virginia Motorsports Park as part of this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals and the stakes are as massive as the huge car count heading to Richmond. The event will feature an outstanding 26-car lineup at the sixth of 10 races during the 2024 season. It is the fourth straight race in the category and also the final race of the regular season before the points reset for the NHRA Pro Mod Road to the Championship. This weekend’s event in an area loaded with Pro Mod fans is powered by DPFXFIT by GESi. Action from the ..read more
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Justin Ashley and SCAG Toyota Team Look to Regain Points Lead at Virginia Nationals
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by Drag Illustrated
3d ago
Justin Ashley and his SCAG Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel dragster team sit just 22 points out of the lead as they head into this weekend’s PlayNHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Nearly halfway through the Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series season, Ashley and his SCAG Toyota team have been to the finals four times, visiting the winners circle twice. Ashley’s final rounds came in four consecutive events starting with a win at the rain delayed Winternationals before he runnered-up at the Arizona Nationals. Ashley would then earn runner-up points at the Las Vegas Four-Wide ..read more
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