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NHRA: Vandergriff to Retire From Cockpit, Adds Connolly to Two-Car Team

Bob Vandergriff Jr. confirmed that he will not be driving a Top Fuel dragster in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Series and will start his new direction solely as the team owner with a pair of dragsters driven by three-time Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon and 25-time NHRA Pro Stock winner Dave Connolly.

NHRA Supports Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

The NHRA has donated its table at the 2014 SEMA Show Banquet to the top two teams competing in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge at the Show.

NHRA: Force Releases Veteran Crew Chief Jimmy Prock

With two races remaining in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship remaining, 16-time Funny Car world champion has released veteran crew chief Jimmy Prock effective immediately.

NHRA: Six Rookie Drivers Eligible Candidates for 2014 Auto Club Road to the Future Award

Six NHRA rookie drivers representing three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series classes—Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle—are the eligible candidates for the 2014 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award, it was announced by officials from the NHRA and the Automobile Club of Southern California.

NHRA: Schumacher, Hagan, Brogdon, Krawiec Collect Reading Victories

Matt Hagan took over the Funny Car points lead by racing to victory last Sunday at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

NHRA: Courtney Force Races to Second Straight Victory Countdown Victory

Courtney Force raced to her second consecutive Funny Car victory in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.

NHRA: C. Force Regains Championship Form With Dallas Win

Courtney Force recorded the 11th win by a woman this season and she is again a contender for the Funny Car world championship when she raced to her third win of the season in Dallas.

NHRA: Countdown Promises to Get Intense With Doubleheader at Texas Motorplex

The NHRA is serving up Texas Motorplex fans a double portion of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

NHRA: Pep Boys Named Title Sponsor of Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway

zMAX Dragway and NHRA officials announced The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe and Jack—will be the title sponsor when the NHRA returns, September 12–14, at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals—the first of the NHRA’s six-race playoffs, the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, which will be televised on ESPN2.

NHRA: Crampton, DeJoria, Gray, Krawiec Win 60th Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-time winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis—the last race of the regular season.
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