Cory McClenathan is one of the most celebrated names in drag racing never to have won a POWERade title. After locking up a berth in the 2008 Countdown to One, Cory Mac gets another shot at that elusive world championship, writes Bill Stephens.
Countdown contenders are running out of time in the NHRA POWERade Series. One driver who doesn't have to worry is Tony Schumacher, who has won eight of 15 national events in the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster.
Kalitta Motorsports will honor the memory of Scott Kalitta by reactivating the DHL Funny Car for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indy. Driver Jeff Arend just hopes to do the Kalitta family proud, writes Bill Stephens.
Dave Connolly missed the first five races because he didn't have a sponsor. Look at him now. After beating teammate Jeg Coughlin Jr. on a holeshot in Sunday's Pro Stock final, Connolly is back in a big way, writes Bill Stephens.
You'll hear a collective sigh of relief after this weekend's NHRA POWERade Series event at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The three-race grind called the Western Swing has been that demanding, writes Bill Stephens.
The Western Swing is often crucial to title hopes in the NHRA. Add shorter races for Top Fuel and Funny Car as well as tight battles in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle and there's more drama than ever, writes Bill Stephens.
Brandon Bernstein has never had a winless season in Top Fuel, but he's halfway there now. With the Western Swing on the horizon and the days getting hotter, it's like just a matter of time before Bernstein heats up himself, writes Bill Stephens.
He may not admit it publicly, but Pro Stock driver Kurt Johnson may finally be the family standard-bearer after Sunday's win at the Route 66 Nationals. With Hall of Fame father Warren still competing, that's saying something, writes Bill Stephens.
The NHRA POWERade series is gearing up for its summer stretch, but all the competitors will keep a wary eye on the skies and thermometer as the weekend in Joliet, Ill., gets under way, writes Bill Stephens.