Tag Archives: Super Stock

DODGE SPONSORS NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING AT MAPLE GROVE

Dodge is fueling the excitement of drag racing as a sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway for the 2017 season. The 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove will be held Sept. 21-24, and is a key event for racers.  
 

 

As a premier NHRA Drag Racing Series event, Maple Grove, the second race in the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, draws a dedicated, fanatic crowd to cheer on the top racers. Dodge, with the raw horsepower of the…

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DODGE SPONSORS NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING AT MAPLE GROVE

Remembering Jim Thornton, Dodge Performance Legend

Jim Thornton (Photo: Chrysler Historical Collection via We Were the Ramchargers)

On Monday, June 2, 2014, the drag racing world and fans of Dodge drag racing history lost Jim Thornton to an autoimmune disease and a rare form of cancer. He was 77. Thornton was the man behind the Super Stock and Factory Experimental Max Wedge and Race HEMI® vehicle platforms that carried racers to victory in the early and mid-sixties. Born in Richmond, Missouri, Dodge Performance Legend" />


Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

Legendary drag racer Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless says it best, “when I drove for the Sox & Martin Racing Team, Ronnie (Sox) had the best job in the world and I had the second best!” We have to agree as Herb was right in the thick of the Super Stock and Pro Stock wars of the 1960s and early 70s. This was in an era when Detroit pulled out all the stops to win all the major NHRA national events. They knew…

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Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless