In this roundtable Q&A session, we’ll take a look at the current state of the traction control debate from the perspective of the racing series that both permit and allow it and the manufacturers that campaign heavily in favor of it.
by Tracy Shayhorn on January 17, 2013
If you are a drifting fan, you’ve probably heard that after being with Falken for the past 9 years, Vaughn Gittin, Jr. announced a new tire sponsorship with Nitto for the 2013 season. In our interview, he answers why he made that decision and tells us what he has on the horizon for 2013.
Jack Jr. is an accomplished racer in his own right, Jack Roush Jr. started racing karts with his dad when he was a kid and has progressed to podium finishes in Grand Am’s Continental Tire series, driving, of course, a Mustang. We interview JRJ about racing, hobbies, and the daily job.
by Susan Wade on October 24, 2012
The perfect season came to an upsetting end Saturday evening at Atco Raceway in New Jersey for Rich Bruder, but that final run of the season notwithstanding, the Bruders and Mike Modeste combined for a smashing season — smashing records and expectations — and Modeste claimed no small contribution.
by Chris Demorro on October 1, 2012
An Australian immigrant moves to America to start a racing career. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well this particular immigrant from the Land Down Under happens to be a mother and wife as well, and professional drifter Sarah Burgess even built her own car. See what makes this lady tick in our exclusive interview.
by Susan Wade on August 2, 2012
After stepping away from racing in 2007 as a four-time NMRA Pro 5.0 champion, popular Ford racer Don Walsh Jr. is back with a new Pro Modified effort, and just as he left off five years ago, remains a threat in the championship hunt in the NHRA ranks.
Carroll Shelby, builder of the GT500 and Shelby Cobra, has died today at the age of 89. He will be missed by much more than just Ford fans.
At 76 years-old, Vic Edelbrock Jr. shows no signs of calling it quits. Recently we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Vic Jr. about the early days of Edelbrock, his father, and the current state of motorsports. Read the exclusive interview here.
by Andrew Wolf on March 29, 2012
57-year old Randy Seward may not wear a suit of gadget-infested armor or run, bike, and swim ungodly distances in succession, but what he’s accomplished is nothing short of surreal in the drag racing world and worthy of the term Ironman. Read the story of his 4,000 mile trek in an 8-second Mustang right here.
by Rob Kinnan on January 31, 2012
Paul had been in and out of driving race cars over the last two decades, but came back professionally in a big way in 2011 by helping to develop parts, through Tiger Racing, for the new Boss 302S race car for Ford Racing. We sat down with him to talk about how the season went, and how it all came together.
by Mary Lendzion on December 23, 2011
When Jon Bowles pulls up to the starting line, it may appear as though he and his black ’92 Mustang are the definition of sneaky and stealthy, but when the 347 cubic-inch, 88 mm-turbocharged engine is spooled and the hammer is dropped, all eyes are on them. We talk with Jon about his Mustang campaign.
by Jason Reiss on December 15, 2011
Dragzine was able to scoop an interview with Walsh just hours after he made the decision to partner up with some of the top names in doorslammer drag racing today with a deal to drive a state-of-the-art Pro Mod in NHRA competition. Inside is a brief interview with Walsh about his return.
Mickey Thompson has been leading that tire category for longer than we can remember, especially when it comes to the street/strip or heads-up drag racing, so we went to them (specifically, M/T’s Carl Robinson) to answer our Top Ten questions concerning drag slicks and radials. Here’s what they had to say.
powerTV recently sat down with JPC Racing founder and Mustang aficionado Justin Burcham to learn more about his introduction to racing, his current and future racing endeavors, the foundation and evolution of his business, and a host of other topics.
by Andrew Wolf on May 3, 2011
Aeromotive Inc. President and founder Steve Matusek made the long-awaited debut of the new twin turbocharged Rough/Yates engine combination in Pro Modified at last weekends NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals in Houston, and despite missing the show, he and his team view the maiden outing as a clear success.
by Robert Kibbe on February 23, 2011
Paul “Scooter” Brothers is the President and co-founder of COMP Cams and chairman-elect of the SEMA board of directors. It turns out that the head honcho of COMP has quite a few racing stories that you’d never think a CEO of a major corporation would share, but we think you’ll find that Scooter is no ordinary CEO!
by Andrew Wolf on January 10, 2011
Mustang aficionados J.R. Granatelli and Steve Matusek are joining forces on the race track in 2011, as Granatelli has announced his intentions to pursue building what would be the quickest and fastest Ford Modular-powered Mustang to date for competition in the PSCA and NHRA Competition Eliminator.
Bret Voelkel, founder and president of RideTech, didn’t have to look far to find inspiration to improve the hard-riding suspensions his contemporaries had grown uncomfortably accustomed to.
“Some segments of the market are in huge, just unbelievable trouble. I’ve been in business since the early 70’s, and this is my fifth recession. It’s probably going to be the worst one, and I think that if you’re under 30 and you’ve never lived in a down economy, or worked in one, you need to understand that it will get better. Some parts will come back, and some won’t. That’s just the way it is.” – Chris Alston, Sr.
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by Mark Gearhart on June 30, 2010
A name known very well in the Outlaw 10.5 world would be Dan Millen. With many championships and records accomplished throughout his career, he is definitely someone feared on the strip. Not only is he successful on the track but off the track as well, with his knowledge, skill, and experience, he was the driving force behind Livernois Motorsports and has been successful in that aspect of his life as well.