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Shirley Muldowney broke into drag racing amid indescribable resistance and chauvinism, and it took unprecedented success — 31 victories and four season championships — for the boys on the strip to learn respect.
SHE DID IT: Melanie Troxel of Danville, Ind., celebrates her first Top Fuel victory at the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals Feb. 12 at Pomona, Calif.
Phoenix police say a 6-week-old girl died Monday after she was ejected from her car seat during a street race that ended in a collision in west Phoenix.
Drag boating's top racers compete in the NAPA Auto Parts Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series championship, various times Thursday through Nov. 7 at Firebird International Raceway, 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Chandler.
Race fans who were present when a woman was killed by a tire that flew off a crashing dragster say they feel safe at the track despite the weekend accident near Chandler.
Ross Myers of Phoenix stands 25 feet from the racetrack at Firebird International Raceway on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Chandler. A woman died Sunday after being hit by a tire from a crashing dragster at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The woman was watching a first-round Top Fuel run at Firebird International Raceway when Antron Brown's Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster went out of control on the strip and its left rear wheel came off.
I now pronounce you ... adversaries.
Diversity is entwined in NHRA's heritage, with more successful minority and women racers than any other motorsport.Yet it does not have a formal diversity program.
ALL IS FAIR IN RACING: NHRA Funny Car drivers Melanie Troxel and Tommy Johnson Jr. are on a crash course to race each other.
Scottsdale police said Thursday said they are investigating allegations that two patrol officers were involved in a single-vehicle crash on April 14 while drag racing on Pima Road.
Chris Kullberg needed a bedsheet and string in order to ride his bike safely around the streets of Mesa when he was a boy in the mid-1980s.
Nearly three years after former state legislator Cal Holman was killed in a three-vehicle crash, rulings have been handed down against the two men responsible for his death.
A drag race on U.S. 60 Sunday morning ended when a woman crashed, state highway authorities say. She has been taken into custody.
Come in to Steven Jory Subaru on Saturday, August 26th and make a guess on the value of groceries filling a Subaru Outback for your chance to win them all. Lunch will also be served and there will be chances to win other great prizes too. And circle your calendar on September 9th for a weekend of fun at Firebird Raceway as Larry Miller Toyota/Scion hosts the Budweiser Import vs. Domestic Drag Race and Car Show.
Chapman Chevrolet celebrates its 40th anniversary March 22nd with a mixer hosted by Tempe Chamber of Commerce followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and on April 8th and 9th, the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) comes to Phoenix Firebird Raceway.
Friday Night Drags take place at Firebird Raceway, plus information about the "biker buildoff" East Meets West Custom Motorcycle Show at Firebird Raceway.
Forget something? Oh yeah, the parachute. Jim Head and Scott Kalitta in Funny Car second-round eliminations Sunday were both trying very hard to control their squirrelly cars swaying from one side of the track to the other at Firebird International Raceway near Chandler.
PARIS, Texas - In a gruesome case with powerful echoes of the dragging death of James Byrd a decade ago, a black man was killed underneath a pickup truck in East Texas and two white men have been charged with murder.
Come test drive the H2 "SUT", a Cadillac CTS, or the Cadillac STS at Legends Cadillac at Hayden-Greenway Loop and Frank Lloyd Wright in Scottsdale and enjoy a low-pressure, friendly environment. And get ready for the Budweiser Import vs. Domestic Drag race and car show at Firebird Raceway, sponsored by Larry Miller Toyota/Scion featuring everything from motorcycle stunt shows to jet car races coming up September 9th.
Both of these misfortunes lamented by The Bard's Danish prince have lately made themselves felt in the hotly contested race for the state House of Representatives in District 17 — in the person of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission.
Three East Valley students were deported to Mexico after they were caught drag racing by a Gilbert police officer who called federal immigration officials, a report released Thursday shows.
PHOENIX — Obstacle course runners start on their feet, but eventually end up on their stomachs, sides, even backs at they clamber through mud, over shipping containers, across netting made of mangled ropes.
Lori Bratcher had just sent off her 10-year-old son with his father, Donald Bratcher, when the car was T-boned by a street racer Thursday outside her office building.