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Living Legend: Shirley Muldowney’s Path to Drag Racing Success

You don’t get the title of “The First Lady of Drag Racing” by idling, you have to have your foot ready to take off to become a legend like Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney. Shirley had to be tougher than the guys that dominated the sport and louder than the roaring engines she drove to become the trailblazer we all know her as today. Born during a time where drag racing was a man’s sport, Shirley received push back on the streets and from the NHRA in her quest... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, March 1, 2021

Track Talk: Drag Racing Facts & Records

Whether you want to impress buddies at your local drag strip or just learn the history of the sport of drag racing, there are tons of interesting racing facts and NHRA records to learn about. BTE has researched some of the coolest drag racing “did you know” s—check them out below: Need a Boost? Nitromethane was banned by the NHRA back in 1957 as it was deemed unsafe. However, the ban did not last long and was lifted in 1963, to the satisfaction of many racers. Bond.... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, May 24, 2019