WinLight News is pleased to present WinLight 20/20. This photo series, which will run through the 2020 season, offers thoughtfully comprised galleries of Sportsman images gathered 20 years ago at NHRA national events. The project launches this week with a look at one entry from each Sportsman class that ran at the 2000 NHRA Winternationals.
The first round of Stock Eliminator at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals featured a D/SA heads-up meeting of two very cool old-school hot rods. Randi Lyn Shipp, a seven-time national event winner in the category, brought her sleek '67 Pontiac Firebird to the starting line, and Mark Maxwell met her there with his... Continue Reading →
Jimmy DeFrank, a five-time Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world champion, scored the 50th win of his career in his 62nd final round at the last division race of the 2019 season. Fired up to get back on track, the Southern California native and Chief Operating Officer at California Car Cover took the time to chat... Continue Reading →
Two-time NHRA Pro Stock finalist Fernando Cuadra Sr., of Leon, Mexico, and his three sons have extended their commitment to Pro Stock for the 2020 season of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and will compete in their own cars with engines purchased from builder Nick Ferri. Cuadra Sr. will begin the year behind the... Continue Reading →
RICHBORO, Pa. (Jan. 23, 2020) – More than a decade after Kenny Koretsky made his final competitive runs down a dragstrip, his son, Kyle Koretsky, is now preparing to make his debut in the NHRA Pro Stock class. Kyle, 30, will be racing a Chevy Camaro prepared by the Mooresville, N.C. based Ken Black Racing... Continue Reading →
In 2019, and for the first time, NHRA Pro Stock raced an 18-event schedule. In some ways, that stunk to high heaven (we're so sorry we missed you, Houston, Charlotte 1, Atlanta, Topeka, Bristol, and Epping). In other ways, though, the reduced schedule proved to be pretty darn effective.
In 2019, and for the first time since 2009, the Pro Stock category did not produce a first-time winner. That being said, it certainly COULD have happened.
Written by Robert Banks After serving as a massive storage facility for flood-damaged cars, Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, is back to looking like its old self again. The track has used some of the revenue that it generated storing cars to upgrade not only its fan amenities, but also the thing the racers... Continue Reading →