Gast Fast in the Darlington Heat

Motorcycle drag racing veteran Paul Gast admittedly struggled with the 135-degree track during the first Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle qualifying session for the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Fall Nationals presented by $hameless Racing at blistering Darlington Dragway. But Gast drew upon his years of experience—and recent success at…

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Enders ends drought at Gateway

Erica Enders snapped a winless drought that stretched back to early last year by going 6.598 at 208.36 in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Camaro to slip past Matt Hartford’s 6.621 at 207.30 in the Pro Stock Car final round at the NHRA race at Gateway. It gives Enders, who was…

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Smith Takes Pole, Johnson Wins Oscar

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ (and Gateway winner) Matt Smith is known for putting on quite a show. I’m told his repertoire at Maple Grove consisted of a display of raw emotion when confronted with race-winning Suzuki performance. But in qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway, Smith confined his…

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Sato Superb at Great Gateway

Sweet Mother of Redemption! After being lambasted from all sides (sometimes with vitriolic hate, as happens today in our world of angry, armchair know-it-alls) and lustily defended by his Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan team, Takuma Sato rebounded with a storybook win at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The win came six days…

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IndyCar Sparks Sure to Fly at Gateway

After a week of swirling controversy, finger-pointing, and hand-wringing following last weekend’s first lap pile-up at Pocono, drivers away-from-the-fray took the upper hand in qualifying for IndyCar’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. NHDRO will run their World Finals on the Gateway dragstrip in October.…

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Are Two Bumped Teams Better as One?

Former polesitter James Hinchcliffe of the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team failed to qualify for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 and qualified second-to-last in 2019. Two time F1 champ Fernando Alonso of Team McLaren failed to qualify in 2019. Now these two teams are joining together to share their experience at…

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