Tim Wilkerson, owner/driver of the Levi, Ray & Shoup Nitro Funny Car went for a wild ride when somerhing in the rear end of his racecar broke sending him into a spin hitting both the right and left wall fof the dragstrip. Wilkerson climbed from his racecar while it was still on fire. Thankfully Wilkerson was not injured.

The NHRA Safety Safari spent almost an hour cleaning up the mess and making sure the track was still in good racing condition.

The first four photos were provided by Jeremy Thompson in his very first NHRA race as a professional photographer. Thompson has several years as a professional on the NASCAR circuit.




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TOPEKA, Kan. – Fourth-year pro and Monster Energy athlete Brittany Force sped to a 3.676 ET at 325.45 mph in the second round of qualifying at Heartland Park Topeka for the Kansas Nationals. The elapsed time was not only a career-best for Force, but a new national record in the Top Fuel category. Force jumped from the No. 10 position to the top qualified position and added three qualifying bonus points to the Monster Energy team’s allotment.

“I love coming to this track. We’ve had some good luck here. Courtney and I were No. 1 qualifiers back a year or two ago and we’ve always had some pretty good luck… not all the way, so we’re hoping to take it just a little bit further this weekend and end up in the Winner’s Circle. That would be awesome,” said the 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year.

Force qualified No. 1 two years ago in Top Fuel with her sister Courtney Force atop the Funny Car field. Many changes have been made to the team...
In recognition of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and the beginning of the traditional Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this edition of Crew Chief Corner recalls Wood Brothers Racing's excellent pit work in the 1965 race that helped Jim Clark to victory.

Can you name this driver?

This photo was taken at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1986 by Jerry Haislip, a noted photographer and public relations individual in the world of NASCAR for several decades. The owner of the car was Roger Hamby.