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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Mike Crow Wins Small Block Naturally Aspirated Class at Drag Week; See the Video

Would you believe a naturally aspirated small-block car could drive 1,200 miles to five drag strips in five days and run 10.50s and .60s every day? It’s also a stick car. The winner of Small...

Mike Wood of Nitrous Express Wins the Diesel Class at Drag Week, With a Mustang

The Diesel class winner at Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 is Mike Wood of Nitrous Express in his ’94 Mustang with Duramax power. Weird. But how can you argue with a best ET of 9.88 at 142? The Mustang...

Jon Huber Wins Small-Block Power Adder at Drag Week, With a 4-Banger!

Don’t get me wrong, nothing against the other racers in the Small Block Power Adder class at Hot Rod Drag Week V, but Jon Huber was killing them all week, running low 9s to everyone...

Jay Brown Wins the Modified Naturally Aspirated Class at Drag Week 2009

Hot Rod Drag Week 2009’s Modified Naturally Aspirated class is another one that was hotly contested. Jay Brown, the only racer to participate in all five Drag Week events, has been in the lead...

Doc Fox Runs 8.86 to Win Modified Power Adder at Drag Week 2009

The Drag Week 2009 Win in Modified Power Adder goes to Rick Fox in his 540-powered ’67 Corvette! He’s been running 9-teens and 9-0s, with one 8.99 in Norwalk, Ohio, on Wednesday. His...

Mike Thompson’s 1968 Caprice Wins Big-Block Power Adder at Drag Week

By Day 4 of Drag Week 2009, there were just three cars left in the Big Block Power Adder class, all of them very cool. There was a ’70 Pontiac Grand Prix with a Pontiac mill on nitrous, a...

Breaking News: Larry Larson Wins Hot Rod Drag Week Overall!

It’s the first-ever back-to-back win for Hot Rod Drag Week! The Unlimited class winner for 2009 and the new Hot Rod Magazine Fastest Street Car in America is Larry Larson in his 1966 Nova. The...

Early Camaro T56 Crossmember from BMR Fabrication

BMR Fabrication is known for trick suspension for late-model stuff like Camaros and GTOs, but the company also has an extensive torque-arm suspension for ’67-’69 Camaros. As part of that,...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week, Day 4, Hebron, Ohio

Day 4 of Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week 2009, presented by Gear Vendors, can be summed up with three words: misdirection, breakage, and teamwork. The event, which takes competitors and their cars...

Detroit Speed & Engineering Deep Tubs for 1962-1967 Novas

Our friends at Detroit Speed & Engineering have a bunch of trick parts, and we’re big fans of their Deep Tubs kits that make it much easier to mini-tub a car for tire clearance. With Deep...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 3, Norwalk, Ohio

The five-day road show and drag race that’s called Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2009, presented by Gear Vendors, had more drama than the Wendy Williams show today as transmissions got changed,...

More Affordable Belt Drives from Jesel

Wayne Jesel is one of the coolest guys we see at Bonneville, and this year he got his brother Dan into the 200 MPH Club. Dan runs Jesel Valvetrain Innovations. He must be cool, too, because the...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 2, Martin, Michigan

Day 2 of Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week, sponsored by Gear Vendors, is done. There are three days of racing left for the competitors in this wild event that has cars racing at five drag strips in...

Video: 7-Second Pro Street Firebird at Drag Week 2009

Here’s a video of Eric Yost in his Pro Street Power Adder third gen Pontiac Firebird at Martin, Michigan, on the second day of Drag Week 2009. This pass shows an 8.29, but this car ran 8.11 on...