As the NHRA Countdown playoffs head to St. Louis, things couldn't be much tighter than the three-way battle in Top Fuel between Doug Kalitta, Shawn Langdon and Spencer Massey.
A lot happens fast once the Countdown playoffs begin. Just ask drivers such as Antron Brown, who has serious work to do as the NHRA heads to the Texas Motorplex this weekend.
The Big Go was as big as ever as the NHRA convened its most prestigious event over Labor Day weekend. When the smoke cleared, Shawn Langdon had the biggest time of all.
Spencer Massey essentially saved the weekend for high-powered Don Schumacher Racing at Bandimere Speedway, winning Sunday's Top Fuel final at the Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Just how dominant is Don Schumacher Racing? Antron Brown and Johnny Gray teamed up at Atlanta for DSR's fourth sweep of the NHRA's nitro classes in seven events.
Bob Vandergriff Jr. jogging from the finish line to the start line at Royal Purple Raceway could've meant only one thing: His third career Top Fuel win was a reality.
Funny Car winner Courtney Force was the star of the show Sunday at Pomona. But much of the buzz surrounded Antron Brown's Top Fuel dragster exploding into a ball of fire.
None of the NHRA's pro class championships went down to their final runs, but Top Fuel's Del Worsham and Funny Car's Matt Hagan still won thrillers -- and their first titles.
How old is too old? Well, 66-year-old Pro Stock legend Warren Johnson, who won his first NHRA event Sunday in more than four years, will let us know when -- and if -- that time comes.
Tony Schumacher proved he can win a Top Fuel championship without Alan Johnson turning the wrenches. After scoring his sixth straight title, what's left to prove? Plenty.
The odds were stacked against Tony Schumacher to start the 2009 season. Winning his sixth straight Top Fuel championship and seventh overall makes you wonder if he can be beat in 2010.
Hector Arana can win the Pro Stock Motorcycle title at age 51, the Top Fuel battle is as good as it gets and four NHRA pro crowns are in the balance. Starting Thursday, it's on at Pomona.
Tony Schumacher won the past five Top Fuel titles. Larry Dixon took the two before that. Now he has Schumacher's old crew behind him, but trails by one point. Only Pomona can settle this scrap.
With only two races left, it's getting to be crunch time for the drivers trying to win titles in the NHRA's four pro classes. Vegas is on tap this weekend with plenty on the line.