Archive for Month: August 2018

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Veteran Top Fuel Harley rider Rickey House thrilled for his first U.S. Nationals 

  INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 29) — Rickey House has been drag racing motorcycles for years but it wasn’t until the NHRA added the eight-race Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley class to the yearly schedule in 2017 that the humble rider from Humble, Texas, had a chance to race at some […]

Coughlin Jr. peaking at the perfect time as sport’s biggest race looms

  Troy Coughlin Jr. and the JEGS.com McPhillips Racing team are roaring into the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on a two-race winning streak that certainly makes them a “Big Go” favorite. One day after clinching the North Central Regional Top Alcohol Dragster championship, Troy Coughlin Jr. and the […]

Top JEGS.com drivers bring winning records to Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals 

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 28) — The top drivers from the  JEGS.com camp plan to paint Lucas Oil Raceway a familiar shade of yellow and black at this year’s 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with dreams of winning the sport’s top prize in five different eliminators. Leading the charge in his […]

Heeding advice of a legend, CatSpot Top Fuel pro Scott Palmer ready for Indy, playoffs

  INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 27) — Locked in a three-man battle for the last two playoff spots in Top Fuel, Scott Palmer brings his CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel dragster team to the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with firm plans to follow the advice of a drag racing […]

Scott Palmer moves CatSpot dragster into ninth place after big round win in Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 19) — The final two playoff spots in the Top Fuel category will not be decided for two more weeks but for now the driver in the catbird seat is Scott Palmer, pilot of the CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel dragster. Palmer knocked off title contender […]

JEGS.com driver Troy Coughlin Jr. scores third Top Alcohol Dragster victory of the year

  RISING SON, Md. (Aug. 19) — Troy Coughlin Jr. scored his third Top Alcohol Dragster victory of the year at this weekend’s Northeast Shootout at Cecil County Dragway. The win adds to an impressive opening season in the class for Coughlin, who also collected the trophy at the Division 3 […]

CatSpot racer Scott Palmer being tested at every turn as regular season winds down

  BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 18) — Drag racers always tend to enjoy the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, but this year’s event is proving to be a test of Scott Palmer’s mettle as the driver of the CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel dragster tries to secure […]

CatSpot driver Scott Palmer ready to defend his Countdown spot in Brainerd

  BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel dragster driver Scott Palmer has been counting points all season, so why stop now, especially with two races before the start of the Countdown to the Championship? Palmer currently sits 10th in the Top Fuel standings as the […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s JEGS/Elite Pro Stock team riding wave of momentum into Brainerd

  BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 15) – Five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. and the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro team are riding a wave of momentum – and it’s the perfect time of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend at Brainerd International […]

CatSpot racer Rickey House races to semis; Scott Palmer out in first round of sponsor’s event

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 5) – CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel Harley racer Rickey House raced to the semifinals of his sponsor’s race, the 31st annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday at Pacific Raceways. House’s CatSpot teammate, Top Fuel dragster driver Scott Palmer, was bounced in […]