The Emmons Effect

The unmistakable Lucas Oil branding is represented emphatically throughout NHRA's Super Stock and Stock Eliminator ranks in red, white, and blue by Emmons Motorsports. The family name has permeated the muscly door car categories for decades, and with a full stable of powerful racecars, the Emmons group has harvested crop after crop of trophies at... Continue Reading →

Delayed Houston Sportsman Racing Concludes at Texas Motorplex

Racing started early at Texas Motorplex during their historic Stampede of Speed, an unparalleled week packed full of drag racing and activities to engage the racer and surrounding community alike. For an assortment of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors, the Dallas-area facility was host to the weather-delayed Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals. Qualifying and... Continue Reading →

Photographer Richard Shute Named Texas Motorplex Legend Alongside Don Prudhomme

Auto Imagery photographer Richard Shute has been a supporter of this website and (and its editor) from the very beginning. Many of Shute's beautiful images from the world of NHRA Sportsman racing have been featured here in an effort to help us bring stories to life. Without Shute's consistent contributions to drag racing for the... Continue Reading →

Car Talk from the U.S. Nationals

Charlie Stewart's Memorable Indy The 1963 Super Gas Corvette roadster that Charlie Stewart was racing this weekend at the U.S. Nationals was one that he, himself, built. The Azle, Texas, resident owns Charlie Stewart Race Cars and constructs new builds, fabrications, chassis repair, and components. His effective efforts have included building successful racecars such as... Continue Reading →

John Tedder’s piece of HEMI class-racing history at the U.S. Nationals

Late last night at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Steve Comella claimed a long-sought victory in the HEMI Challenge over fellow finalist and four-time winner Jimmy Daniels. The win was particularly sweet for Comella, who was runner-up last year in the specialty race that brings together an assortment of beautifully badass 1968 Dodge Dart and... Continue Reading →

The Return of Ryan Herem

The 67th annual Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals are already proving to be memorable for the hundreds of racers on the property, but for 34-year-old Ryan Herem, this race is truly special. It marks his return to NHRA's respected Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, a home-away-from-home from which the avid drag racer has been absent for... Continue Reading →

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