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.
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.
It never really was a question of "if" Hillary Will would win a race in the Top Fuel category. The "when" came Sunday at Topeka, where Will kept the "year of the woman racer" rolling along, writes Bill Stephens.
Things went well for "Hot Rod" Fuller right up until the final race of 2007. Last year's Top Fuel runner-up is still looking to find that winning formula in 2008 after another first-round exit at Las Vegas, writes Bill Stephens.
Points leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock can't afford to crap out this weekend in Las Vegas. Just one mistake could cost them overall bragging rights in the POWERade Series, writes Bill Stephens.
V. Gaines struck a blow for the little guys in Pro Stock at the Checkers Schuck's Kragen Nationals outside Phoenix. Larry Dixon pulled out the Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman cleared the field in Funny Car, writes Bill Stephens.