A Star on the Rise

The Sports Report

How did 20-year-old E.T. bracket racer Carly Jo Ellingson win $50,000 and become an overnight media sensation?

Jimmy DeFrank's second double victory was the highlight of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action in Las Vegas.

In honor of this week's SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, how about if we have a little fun and handicap NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman classes?

When David Rampy took on Dan Fletcher in the Charlotte Super Stock final, there were 179 combined wins on the starting line, and fans got to see two of the all-time greats at work. Here's the full report on the battle of the titans plus the story of an incredibly important heads-up race in Stock and the rest of the happenings at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

Kevin Helms won two national events in six days; Anthony Bertozzi, Joe Santangelo, and John Labbous Jr. also had memorable weekends in Gainesville and Belle Rose, La. Read about them in this week's JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals wrap-up.

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals featured arguably the greatest Super Comp racing in the history of the class, and the importance of the event wasn't lost on eventual winner John Labbous Jr. Here's the story and notes on others who won in Gainesville.

After three straight final rounds to start the season, Jeff Longhany is currently the hottest driver in Stock, and even though he won't admit it, he's the early-season championship favorite.

Mar. 04, 2015

Red-Hot Start

With four final-round finishes in his first three events, Steve Williams has already established himself as the driver to beat in Super Comp and Super Gas this season.

To suggest that Justin Lamb and his friends had a good weekend at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals would be a huge understatement. Lamb not only won the Comp title in Phoenix, but he also celebrated wins by his teammates, Kyle Seipel and Phil Unruh. Here's the story behind Lamb's memorable weekend and the rest of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Feb. 18, 2015

Weekend Update

There was just one NHRA event held last weekend, but it featured a lot of action. Here are some of the highlights from last weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener in Orlando, Fla., along with a few random notes from the start of the 2015 season.

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