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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She writes the truth... Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media... Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog right here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's blog gives you a daily dose of truth and reality with heart... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the drag racing web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page now... Be sure you check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

I have to admit, over the last couple days, while I've been having so much fun at the Starland Ballroom on Saturday night watching my friend Johnny Kelly's band perform, and then hanging out with lots of friends at THE DIGS AT E'TOWN drags on Sunday, I've kind of felt a little guilty enjoying myself, while knowing that so many of our brothers and sisters down in Texas are going through so much pain and suffering. I've even felt a little guilty about not saying anything about the Texas situation on the blog until today... BUT, today, I definitely do want to use this blog page to exclusively address the horror of the Hurricane Harvey disaster, and show my concern and compassion for all the folks who are currently hurting as a result of Mother Nature's wicked wrath. From watching the footage on television, it's unbelievable how so many people are now displaced from their homes. The flooding appears to be of unprecedented proportion... The only somewhat positive thing I can think of from all this, is that it's finally bringing our conflicted country together. I recall when Superstorm Sandy hit my neck of the woods, there were alt-right conservative republicans from Texas, who were so vehemently opposed to approving any emergency funds for New York and New Jersey, they thought is wasn't the federal government's "responsibility" to help the northeast -- well, at least now, we see some of those very same politicians completely changing their tune, and realizing that we are a nation, and as a nation, it's only right that we use the financial strength of the federal government to aid our people in crisis. It's just a shame that, THAT'S what it took to wake up chumps like Ted Cruz and some of his other cockeyed "baby men" cohorts... Good Lord!-- We are a nation of one!!! -- why does it take such a horrible event like Hurricane Harvey for some of these fools in power to finally realize that?!?-- Geez, maybe now those idiots will stop talking about how they believe that Texas should "secede from the Union" and all the other mindless garbage they've been spewing over the years -- such utter stupidity from such utter fools... Our thoughts and prayers go out to ALL those Americans who are now enduring trauma in Texas. And we're also keeping the people of Louisiana in our prayers, as they too, may be vulnerable to Hurricane Harvey's reach... Hang in there... Stay Strong... And always remember, no matter what some cockeyed politicians or alt-right nazi media monsters may want you to believe, we are all united, not to be divided as Americans... We must be there for each other in times of trouble. THAT'S our AMERICA -- Don't ever forget it...

 

 


I want to tell everyone what a blast I had at THE DIGS AT E'TOWN's "Hot Fun Sunday" yesterday. Actually, the weather wasn't that hot at all, in a rare August break, the temperature and humidity were unseasonably cool and comfortable, but with still plenty of bright sun -- a great combination of climate for enjoying a day of old school and traditional drag racing. The car count and number of fans who showed up was high in number. The Ida Automotive Gasser Shootout was spectacular. Lots of cars were dragging the 1/8th mile strip. Many hot rods, show cars and muscle cars packed in the pits. The live bands were a gas, they really rocked the joint. It was neat to meet several of you who read this blog with regularity and who made the effort to find me there and introduce yourself and your families -- it was my pleasure to sign some hats, t-shirts and stuff. The always on-the-ball Raceway Park staff did an excellent job of keeping the day running smooth... Please keep in mind that THE DIGS' season finale happens Sunday October 29th 9am-4pm, for the annual "Monster Bash" event. It's no secret that the end of season "Monster Bash" with a Halloween theme is a "must see" sort of hip shindig. Make sure you mark your calendar NOW for that one!!!

 

 

A fave from yesterday's DIGS AT E'TOWN. Bob Bennett's '68 Mercury Montego with a 302 Boss under the hood.


For those of you in my neck of the woods, who read this blog early in the day, and still haven't made solid plans for yourself today... Please keep in mind that TODAY Sunday August 27th is THE DIGS AT E'TOWN'S "HOT FUN SUNDAY" old school & traditional drag racing event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. It's happening 9am-4pm at Raceway's 1/8th mile strip (enter at airport gate #4). Those of you who read this blog with regularity know that I believe "THE DIGS" is the most fun and "family friendly" nostalgia drag racing scene on the entire planet  -- because quite frankly -- IT IS!!!... See old school drags, hot rods, show cars, muscle cars, the IDA Automotive Gasser Shootout and more!! There's also great live bands, good food and good times for all!!... Free tech card with paid admission for all pre 1965 hot rods, customs, and U.S. bikes -- Detroit muscle cars and street freaks thru 1979... Be there TODAY!!!... And please don't forget that THE DIGS "MONSTER BASH" is scheduled for Sunday October 29th (Don't cha miss that one either!!). For more information about THE DIGS AT E'TOWN visit racewaypark.com... Oh, and one more thing... -- I want to thank Johnny Kelly and his new band Silvertomb for a great performance last night at the Starland Ballroom in nearby Sayreville, NJ,  (editor's note: Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative/Danzig fame does a guest appearance on the upcoming Big Stick LP release). Last night was a wonderful benefit concert for various children's charities at the Starland venue. It was groovy to see a few of you nice folks there who found out about the gig from reading about it here on my blog yesterday-- Thanks for showing up and introducing yourselves to me!! It was fun to see my musician buddies play exceptional music while helping out a worthy charity event for kids. It was a night of good people and music that I'll cherish forever...

 

 

Come on out to THE DIGS AT E'TOWN at Raceway Park TODAY SUN AUG 27th for the time of your life!!!


Coming tomorrow August 27th 9am-4pm is THE DIGS AT E'TOWN'S "HOT FUN SUNDAY" old school & traditional drag racing event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. It happens at Raceway's 1/8th mile strip (enter at airport gate #4). Those of you who read this blog with regularity are already well aware that I believe "THE DIGS" is the most fun and "family friendly" nostalgia drag racing scene on the planet  -- because quite frankly -- IT IS!!!... See old school drags, hot rods, show cars, muscle cars, the IDA Automotive Gasser Shootout and more!! There's also great live bands, good food and good times for all!!... Free tech card with paid admission for all pre 1965 hot rods, customs, and U.S. bikes -- Detroit muscle cars and street freaks thru 1979... Be there THIS SUNDAY!!!... And don't forget that THE DIGS "MONSTER BASH" is scheduled for Sunday October 29th (Don't cha miss that one either!!) For more information about THE DIGS AT E'TOWN visit racewaypark.com... Oh, and one more thing -- for those of you into the music scene, tonight (Sat 26th) at the Starland Ballroom in nearby Sayreville, NJ, our friends Johnny Kelly (who did a guest spot on the upcoming Big Stick LP) and Kenny Hinkey, both of them being good fellows of Type O Negative fame, will be debuting their new band SilverTomb at a special benefit concert for various kids charities. SilverTomb goes on around 9:30pm. Of course I'll be there to see my buddies play and help out a worthy charity event...

 

 

Come on out to THE DIGS AT E'TOWN at Raceway Park THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 27th for the time of your life!!!


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's blog featuring my promotion for this upcoming Sunday's (Aug 27th) DIGS AT E'TOWN "Hot Fun Sunday" old school drag racing event resulted in lots of emails. Donny from Passaic, NJ wrote "I've become addicted to THE DIGS. The old style drag racing heaps are my favorite of all. I'm going to bring a shirt for Doc to sign this time."-- Alex from Red Bank, NJ said, "I'm looking forward to the Ida Gasser Shootout. Bring it on!"... Wednesday's TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Josefina from all the way in Montevideo, Uruguay said, "I knew that Larry Lamb would come up with a solution to escape far away from the bad beatniks."-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, "Thank God that those darkside beach dragster bums didn't get any of Fred The Wrench's valuable engine tuning secrets!"... My blog congratulating Alexis DeJoria and her crew on their first Funny Car win of the season, at Brainerd MN inspired Ellen from Tewksbury, MA to write, "I'm Alexis DeJoria's biggest fan. Thanks to Doc for dedicated her blog to her team's Lucas Oil Nationals win. I took a great photo of Alexis and Doc hanging together at the Summernationals that I'll send you tomorrow."... My blog featuring an open letter I composed for all the creeps who wrote in to me last week, claiming that I was wrong for condemning the actions of the violent faction of the alt-right, that caused a monster to drive his so-called 'hot rod Challenger' (as the alt-right referred to it on dark media) into a crowd of peaceful people in Charlottesville, VA, resulting in the death of an innocent woman, produced a firestorm of reactions from many readers. Antonio from Forney, TX wrote, "Doc showed courage by standing up to racist killers. People who think that murdering someone with a car is justified have no business calling themselves a drag racer!" -- On the other side of the opinion fence, I must admit that we still received a small handful of creepy emails like this one-- Justin from Grubbs, AR wrote "Tell Doc to keep her stupid thoughts of peace and love to herself. She clearly doesn't understand the white rage of us on the conservative alt-right. Shut that ***** up!" (editor's note: We are gravely disturbed by the reactions we received that were similar to Justin's. We deeply regret that these sort of people lurk in our drag racing world. Racially motivated violence should have absolutely no place whatsoever in our hot rod culture.)... Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND. That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.



THIS SUNDAY August 27th 9am-4pm is THE DIGS AT E'TOWN'S "HOT FUN SUNDAY" old school & traditional drag racing event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. It happens at Raceway's 1/8th mile strip (enter at airport gate #4). Those of you who read this blog with regularity are already well aware that I believe "THE DIGS" is the most fun and family friendly nostalgia drag racing scene on the planet  -- because quite frankly IT IS!!!... See old school drags, hot rods, show cars, muscle cars, the IDA Automotive Gasser Shootout and more!! There's also great live bands, good food and good times for all!!... Free tech card with paid admission for all pre 1965 hot rods, customs, and U.S. bikes -- Detroit muscle cars and street freaks thru 1979... Be there THIS SUNDAY!!!... And don't forget that THE DIGS "MONSTER BASH" is scheduled for Sunday October 29th (Don't cha miss that one either!!) For more information about THE DIGS AT E'TOWN visit racewaypark.com...

 

 

Come on out to THE DIGS AT E'TOWN at Raceway Park THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 27th for the time of you life!!!


Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you...TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER...Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit of the afterlife... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire. 


Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were assigned by the Heavenly Drag Racing Association for a truly revolutionary mission  -- one that FINALLY facilitated Maria's repeated requests to the H.D.R.A. administration, to give her the opportunity to drive a race car in competition. This mission required that the team compete in the Darkside Drag Racing Association's 'Planet X Program' -- a program featuring ONLY female drivers from the darkside of the drag racing afterlife who race & behave in corrupted fiendish fashion --  It's a beach dragster bikini league that subscribes to a sleazy, "beatnik beach party" culture of hedonistic depravity, while serving as one of the darkside afterlife's toughest of sand digger drag racing sanctioned competitions. Maria was fortunate enough to put current sand digger champ 'Dastardly Darla' on the trailer in a sand dragster duel, however, now she and our do-gooder crew find themselves in a very tricky situation, as the race's 'after party' has kicked into an affair of hyper-sleazy activity, resulting in extremely uncomfortable social consequences for our morally upstanding team...

It's a race 'after party' of depraved debauchery that's become so darn difficult for our do-gooders to endure. 'Dastardly Darla' and all the darkside girls are dancing about in a lewd manner to a blaring manic beatnik beat. All the gruesome darkside guys are panting heavily while lustfully watching the women dance in shameful formations. A bikini wearing Maria bravely decides that for the sake of the mission, she'll keep up her 'low-life lady' masquerade, and participate in the hedonistic dancing. Sticking around to endure this 'after party' gives our do-gooder crew a better chance of further infiltrating this unruly gang, and gaining valuable 'opposition intelligence'. All the gruesome beatnik guys are occasionally rotating their heads, as they continuously drool like dogs in heat at the dancing women. Some of the beatnik guys, including 'Dastardly Darla's' mechanic Slitzy, and his sleazy sidekick Stosh, notice that our crew of fellows, Larry, Sebastian, Fred and Peter, are the ONLY guys standing on the beach who AREN'T drooling, panting and spinning their heads in lust for the dancing gals like the rest of the ghoulish beatniks are...

Slitzy approaches our crew in his filthy, tattered shorts, along with several other hedonistic hoodlums, "Hey!! What's up wit you lame-oh cats?!? Why ain't you diggin' all the dancin' chick-a-dees?!? Are you a bunch of squares or sumpthin'?!?"... Then Stosh blurts out "We know that youse are not like us!!! We thinks you're all phony imposters from the Heavenly Drag Racing Association, and youse are here for an ulterior undercover motive that ain'ts on the low-fife groove!!! You're just here to spy on us Darkside Drag Racing Association hoodlums!!!"... Suddenly the music stops, and all the bikini wearing beatnik girls, and Maria too, in her bright pink bikini, stop their rambunctious gyrating dancing. Maria sees that something's going down and it is NOT good!!!...

Slitzy walks up to Maria, "You ain't fooling us, chick-a-dee, not anymore anyways. When we saw that your boys weren't diggin' on the groovy-girl hedonistic dancing like we all do, we figured it out!!!  Now you're all gonna be our servant prisoners!!!"... Maria can't help but appear aghast that our crew has been found out for who they truly are!!!... 'Dastardly Darla' gets up in Maria's face, aggressively shoving Maria's bare shoulders "I'M GONNA MAKE YOU AND YOUR CREW OF HEAVENLY DO-GOODERS SUFFER UNDER ME AND MY BOYS' GREASY THUMBS!!! NOW YOU'RE ALL OUR PRISONERS FOR ETERNITY!!!"... Slitzy looks Fred The Wrench in the eyes and dictates, "To start your eternal service to our needs, this here flubby mechanic guy is gonna teach us his tricks, all the knowledge he has, that enabled him to tune their sand digger to beat ours!!!"... Fred replies, "Like heck I will, you low-life bum!!!"... With that, Slitzy punches Fred... "HEY, WAIT A MINUTE!!!" shouts Sebastian, "NOBODY ROUGHS-UP OUR FRED LIKE THAT!!!"... Sleazeball Stosh walks up to Sebastian "Oh really? Are you the group's hero-boy or sumpthin'? I'll show you what we do to hero-boys like you!!!"... Stosh pushes Sebastian to the ground and they fight... "I don't like this one bit!!!" squawks Peter The Parrot... "Me neither" chimes in Maria... Even our usually calm, cool and collected crew leader Larry Lamb's woolly face appears consumed with worry and despair, as he tries desperately to think of someway out of this complicated mess...

A supernatural force then moves Sebastian and all our do-gooder crew members, lining them up along the sand drag strip's cryptic concession stand... "I CAN'T CONTROL MY BODY!!!" says Fred The Wrench... "Either can I!!" squawks Peter The Parrot... "It feels like unseen apparitions are holding us and restricting our movement!!!" adds Sebastian... "I feel completely helpless and vulnerable!!!" interjects Maria... "These darskside sand dragging beatniks have mammoth metaphysical abilities!!!" says Larry Lamb... "Ha Ha!!" laughs 'Dastardly Darla' "You do-gooders should have split after you and your lame chick driver beat me in the sand dragster race -- But you didn't -- And we eventually realized that you aren't real swingers like us!!!"... "Yeah!" concurs Slitzy as he grabs hold of Fred The Wrench's throat, "Listen, bub! You're going to teach us every single detail of your sand dragster engine tuning techniques!!!"... "I believe you better do exactly as he says." says an acquiescing sounding Larry Lamb to Fred  "I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but it looks like we've finally been overcome by the forces of evil, and now we must serve their every whim!!!"... Only Sebastian notices that after leader Larry Lamb spouted those uncharacteristic discouraging words, he gave him an ever-so-slight wink of his eye...

"Now THAT'S what I want to hear!!!" exclaims 'Dastardly Darla' in response to Larry Lamb's last seemingly cowardly comment of complete surrender, as she then struts over to him "HA!! Your leader knows that we've got you all beat!!!"... Fred The Wrench, Maria and Peter The Parrot look at Larry Lamb with perplexed confusion, questioning whether or not  their longtime leader has indeed finally thrown in the towel, and has accepted an eternal sentence of slavery from these sleazy sand dragster degenerates???... As all the gruesome beatnik creeps are consumed in celebratory gloating, of what they believe to be a major victory for their sinister side of the drag racing afterlife, Larry Lamb discreetly reaches into a secret compartment of his woolly suit, and activates a micro-miniature-sized emergency teleportation device, that's switched on a default setting of teleporting our crew back to their home base heavenly headquarters... Instantly our do-gooder crew fades away from sight and vanishes!!!... "HEY!!! WHERE'D THEY ALL GO?!?! screams Slitzy... "I DUNNO!!!!" replies a befuddled Stosh... "THEY ALL JUST DISAPPEARED -- AND THEIR SAND DRAGSTER DISAPPEARED WITH 'EM!!!!" adds a now distraught 'Dastardly Darla' as she stomps her bare feet in anger on the beach "THEY GOT AWAY FROM US, AND NOW THEY KNOW LOTS OF VALUABLE OPPOSITION  INTELLIGENCE ABOUT OUR DARKSIDE DRAG RACING OPERATION!!!!"... "DAMN!!!!" says Slitzy "NOW WE'LL NEVER KNOW HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO TUNE THEIR SAND DRAGSTER TO BEAT OURS!!!!"... Sebastian, Fred The Wrench, Maria, Peter The Parrot, Larry Lamb and their sand digger metaphysically materialize back at their heavenly headquarters teleportation station, all safe and sound... All our do-gooders breathe a huge sigh of relief... "I can't believe you got us out of there, boss!!!" squawks Peter The Parrot to Larry Lamb "You must have had some kind of trick up your sleeve!!!:... "No," replies Larry Lamb in a cool and collected tone "It wasn't up my sleeve, dear boy, it was a tiny-micro teleportation device that I always keep hidden in my secret right front woolly pocket compartment."... Everyone laughs and rejoices together is happy harmony... "I'll make us some of my soothing celestial tea." says Maria as she and everyone else walks towards the kitchen table to unwind...

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER...  Looks like the sleazy sand dragster race 'after party', resulted in the low-life beatniks of the Darkside Drag Racing Association, managing to put our do-gooders in an extremely scary predicament -- a predicament that looked like our crew would have to serve an eternal sentence as servants to the dirtbag beatniks. Fortunately, Larry Lamb had a miniature teleportation device stashed in his woolly secret pocket that enabled a well executed escape!!!  And although our crew did get found out in their covert mission, they still managed to leave the scene with some valuable opposition intelligence to share with their superiors of the  Heavenly Drag Racing Association...  WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


This Sunday August 27th 9am-4pm is THE DIGS AT E'TOWN'S "HOT FUN SUNDAY" old school & traditional drag racing event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. It happens at Raceway's 1/8th mile strip (enter at airport gate #4). Those of you who read this blog with regularity are already well aware that I believe THE DIGS is the most fun and family friendly nostalgia drag racing scene on the planet  -- because quite frankly IT IS!!!... See old school drags, hot rods, show cars, muscle cars, the IDA Automotive Gasser Shootout and more!! There's also great live bands, good food and good times for all!!... Free tech card with paid admission for all pre 1965 hot rods, customs, and U.S. bikes -- Detroit muscle cars and street freaks thru 1979... Be there THIS SUNDAY!!!... And don't forget that THE DIGS "MONSTER BASH" is scheduled for Sunday October 29th (Don't cha miss that one either!!) For more info about THE DIGS visit racewaypark.com... I also want to advise those of you in my neck of the woods that Saturday Aug 26th starting at 10am, the Starland Ballroom in nearby Sayreville NJ is hosting "RIDE FOR DIME", a charity music event honoring the life of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. One of the many great bands on the bill is "Silver Tomb" featuring my good friends Johnny Kelly & Kenny Hickey from Type O Negative. I'll be at the Starland Ballroom for that one!

 

 

Come on out to THE DIGS AT E'TOWN at Raceway Park THIS SUNDAY AUGUST 27th for the time of you life!!!


I'd like to congratulate Alexis DeJoria and her hardworking nitro Funny Car team on their win at this past weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, MN. It was the first win of the 2017 season for Alexis and the 5th of her career. It also made the history books as being the 250th women's victory in NHRA national event pro competition. She beat some real heavyweights to collect her "Wally" trophy, including Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final, and Tim Wilkerson, Cruz Pedregon and John Force in earlier rounds. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Alexis at July's Summernationals in E'Town, and talk to her about my Big Stick music thing, and she really is a groovy gal. I applaud her and the Patron team's efforts to pull out such a spectacular win at Brainerd... Congrats also goes to another lady who took honors with nitro in the tank at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Leah Pritchett delivered some fast pizza by scoring her fourth Top Fuel victory. It's also worth noting she ran the fastest pass in NHRA history during qualifying. She put Jersey native Antron Brown on the trailer in the final round. Besides Drag Racing Underground's own race predictor Felicia constantly claiming that Leah's got the most stunning eyebrows in Top Fuel, there's no denying that Pritchett is truly a world class driving talent... Congrats to rookie Tanner Gray on nabbing his fourth career victory in Pro Stock by defeating points leader Bo Butner in the final pairing of the ultra-tough "factory hot rod" class. Gray also beat two-time world champ Erica Enders (you know that Drag Racing Underground's suspended race predictor Frankie can't be too happy about that), and Gray also sent reigning world champ Jason Line packing... Kudos to J. Savoie on beating teammate LE Tonglet to capture Pro Stock Motorcycle honors at Brainerd. This proved to be Savoie's second win of the season and the eighth of his two-wheeling career... I also want to congratulate hometown favorite Ben Line (brother of Pro Stock stalwart Jason Line) on scoring his first victory at his home track in Stock Eliminator with his classic 'Stang -- and congrats to all the Sportsman teams who made it to the winner's circle in Branierd... Next on the grueling NHRA tour is the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana...

 

 

Congrats to Alexis DeJoria and her hardworking Nitro Funny Car team on scoring a big victory in Brainerd, MN.

 


Being that today is in fact Sunday, we present our regularly scheduled "THE SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" feature, to help in eliminating the sic and grotesque epidemic of drag racing internet trolling and bullying...

Today is the return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's brand of belligerent behavior often has negative consequences for the collective drag racing scene... Marvin aggressively seeks out internet postings by women and young folk who he deems to be 'pesky' (because they don't fit in to his preferred ornery oriented demographic), and tries desperately to pick apart and dissect each and every single word they typed, often claiming the facts are wrong, even if he knows that they are really right-- Anything to create a confrontation laced with lewd language and 'f bombs' is merry sport for Marvin (using 'f bombs' sure makes Marvin feel more 'macho' and more like he's a 'big man')... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of 'debby-downer' dingbat dissent that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless nagging negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a 'family friendly' place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...

 

 

Marvin is a mess! The problem of blowhard bullies like him on the drag racing internet needs to be addressed!