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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She speaks the TRUTH!!... Nobody else on the web possesses the ability to speak the Truth, and 'TELL IT LIKE IT REALLY IS' the way she does!!-- Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media-- Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's Blog gives you a daily does of TRUTH and REALITY with HEART... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page NOW!!-- Be sure YOU check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

9/11 SIXTEEN YEARS LATER-- ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER...

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On a clear day you can see forever... It's the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11... This is the sixteenth anniversary of the day that changed our history & mindset... I've told the story before, how on the morning of 9/11/01, it was one of the most calm and beautiful days you could ever imagine, clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures. I was in the Post Office that morning, doing what I usually do, mailing out that day's bulk of Drag Racing Underground orders for our loyal customers. I was patiently standing in the Post Office line with my sack of DRU orders, waiting for my turn at the clerk's window, others were also in line, we were all watching a TV monitor located up in the corner of the room. The local morning news channel was showing a helicopter's view of a smoking World Trade Center Tower, the details were sketchy as to what was really going on. It seemed at that time that everyone believed a "commuter plane" "accidentally" crashed into one of the towers. Of course when another big commercial jet airliner plowed into the other tower only minutes later, it was quite apparent that we were undeniably "under attack"...

 

I want to express my sorrow for all those who lost their loved ones on 9/11/01, whether you lost loved ones in New York, Washington DC, or the field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania. I also want to say a sorrowful thanks for all the first responders who lost their lives that day, and to all of those men and women who've later passed away as a result of medical complications due to working the Twin Towers site, and my heart also goes out to all the people who are now severely sick due to working the grounds of the Twin Towers aftermath-- I've been informed by reliable sources that on this sixteenth anniversary of the attacks, more people have died of 9/11 related illnesses than the number of people killed on the day of the attacks. I find that to be a most disturbing fact to contemplate and absorb. 

 

I'd like to offer up a line that's become somewhat of a cliche' in all this, but it is a line that does ring true to me, and does shine an inspiring light of humanity through the depraved  darkness of it all, and that line is "The Very Worst of Humanity Brings Out The Very Best In Humanity."-- So many men and women have proven that statement to be true by the courage they demonstrated back on 9/11/01, and we still see that courage today in the eyes of so many others, people who would act just as heroically today as those who did on 9/11/01... It's those kind of citizens who make me proud and somewhat optimistic regarding our collective humanity. Yes, the world that we humans have created for ourselves is so often such a heartless, disgraceful, miserable mess, but there are occasionally encouraging and enlightening bright spots.

 

In closing... With all the horrid acts of terrorism we're constantly being exposed to in the news, happening all across the world, it's appallingly apparent that we still remain in a highly contentious conflict with those who want us dead. Sixteen years after the attacks, with so much war, bloodshed, and zillions of dollars spent on "security efforts", new polls show that more people feel less safe from the threat of terrorism than ever before. We're obviously not doing something right in our current borderline asinine socioeconomic climate, where there's scores of blowhard politicians actually stupid (or corrupt enough) to think it's okay to build countless rows of houses over the soupiest flood plains of Texas, or tell us that we'll soon have all our cars safely "driving themselves" through our highways and byways. It's time for everyone to wise up and come to their bloody senses. We need to remain vigilant and confront all that is evil. All the innocent people who lost their lives on 9/11/01 must not be allowed to have died in vain. In their memory, we must continue to strive in order to make this a better and safer world for our children and future generations. It's a task we must remain dedicated and true to. Good must stand tall to evil and prevail. Smarten up.

 

 

 

On a clear day you can see forever... I share with you my personal thoughts and insight on this somber 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that we so painfully endured back on 9/11/01. As a society we need to wise up and come to our bloody senses.

A photo by yours truly from my "Natural World" photographic image archives

 



Being that today is in fact Sunday, we present our regularly scheduled "THE SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" feature, to help in eliminating the sic and grotesque epidemic of drag racing internet trolling and bullying...

Today is the return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's brand of belligerent behavior often has negative consequences for the collective drag racing scene... Marvin aggressively seeks out internet postings by women and young folk who he deems to be 'pesky' (because they don't fit in to his preferred ornery oriented demographic), and tries desperately to pick apart and dissect each and every single word they typed, often claiming the facts are wrong, even if he knows that they are really right-- Anything to create a confrontation laced with lewd language and 'f bombs' is merry sport for Marvin (using 'f bombs' sure makes Marvin feel more 'macho' and more like he's a 'big man')... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of 'debby-downer' dingbat dissent that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless nagging negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a 'family friendly' place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...

 

 

Marvin is a mess! The problem of blowhard bullies like him on the drag racing internet needs to be addressed!


I wish today was a day when it'd be appropriate to just talk about normal drag racing related subject matter, but with the unsettling tracking we're seeing of Hurricane Irma, I feel compelled to say a few words for all our brothers and sisters of Florida and the many islands in Irma's destructive path... You're all in our thoughts and prayers. It's clearly understood that this storm is packing a strong punch of dangerous winds and fiendish flooding factors. I hope that if you've been instructed to evacuate, that you're able to "get out of Dodge" as they say. I know it's a cliche' that you're probably sick of hearing at this point, however, it is true that houses, apartments and many material things can be replaced over time, but not your life -- that's precious -- so try to be smart for you and your family members-- if there's an evacuation order, please follow it. Try to stay strong and out of harm's way.

 

 


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's blog promoting the upcoming Inaugural NITRO REVIVAL scheduled for Saturday September 30 at Barona Drag Strip in Lakeside Ca, caused Cindy Gibbs and lots of you folks to write with positive vibes . Eugene from Blue Lake, CA wrote, "Thanks to the Doc for plugging the NITRO REVIVAL nostalgia race. I trust that Steve Gibbs knows what he's doing. I'm planning to attend!" -- Rudy from Malaga, CA said, "Doc is right. I want to be able to say that I went to the first NITRO REVIVAL Us west coasters love Doc for her valuable support of the event."... Wednesday's TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Ian from all the way in Chesham, England said, "With Larry being a lamb, I find it ironic that with lambs usually perceived as the gentle ones of the animal kingdom, that he's in the position of such stern authority."-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, "Larry Lamb's right on the money. Maria played her role with the darkside beatnik sand draggers perfectly. It was the guys who screwed up!"... My blog titled 'INDY'S KNOWN FOR MORE THAN DEEP-FRIED SAUERKRAUT BALLS', where I congratulated all the winners of NHRA'S U.S. Nationals prompted Andrew from Lodi, NJ to write, "Thanks for recognizing local boy done good Eddie Krawiec. When he took the Pro Stock Motorcycle win I felt Jersey strong!"... My blog honoring drag racing's laborers on Labor Day resulted in Susan from Hanover, PA to write, "Having two family members who crew for traveling pro teams, I sure appreciate Doc bringing to light the importance of the hard work they do."... Our so-called "SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" managed to get Karen from Driggs, ID in a bit of an angry frenzy, she typed, "Marvin's opinion of women and children reminds me of my disgraced grandfather who was in the KKK. He's nothing but a disgusting pig of a man!"... My blog proclaiming September as officially being SPORTSMAN RACER APPRECIATION MONTH generated a whole heap of emails. George from East Granby, CT wrote, "Doc has always been the friend of the little guys and sportsman racers. Giving us a whole month of honor is really appreciated! Please keep up the good work you do!"...  Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND. That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.


I've been asked to give a promotional push for a nostalgia oriented shindig that's happening on the west coast later this month. It's called the NITRO REVIVAL ("And Reunion of, by and for Racers"). Steve Gibbs, a gentleman who spent a good part of his life serving with the National Hot Rod Association is the founding father and organizer behind it all, and he's a fellow with a genuinely stellar reputation as being a loyal friend to the old school drag racing community for many years. The exciting event takes place on Saturday, September 30th at Barona Drag Strip in scenic Lakeside, California. This is the very first (inaugural) debut of the race, so it'd sure be nice if lots of folks would show up and provide their support. And wouldn't you like to be able to say that you attended the first one? -- Of course you would!!... I had my trusty assistant Stephanie place a poster for the event with more details below. I strongly encourage you to consider this gala gearhead gathering that's just weeks away... BE THERE!!!...

 


Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you...TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER...Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit of the afterlife... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire. 


Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were finally back home at their racing compound/headquarters, after being assigned by the Heavenly Drag Racing Association for a revolutionary mission of mayhem  -- a mission that FINALLY facilitated Maria's repeated requests to the H.D.R.A. administration, to give her the opportunity to drive a race car in competition. This assignment had the team competing in the Darkside Drag Racing Association's 'Planet X Program' -- a program featuring ONLY female drivers from the darkside of the drag racing afterlife, who race and behave in fiendish fashion --  A beach dragster 'bikini league' that subscribes to a sleazy, "beatnik beach party" culture of lewd, hedonistic depravity. Maria was fortunate enough to put sand digger champ 'Dastardly Darla' on the trailer, however, she then found herself and our do-gooder crew in a tricky situation, as the race's 'after party'  kicked into an event of hyper-sleazy activity, resulting in uncomfortable social consequences for our morally and ethically upstanding team...

It was a race 'after party' of debauchery that became difficult for our do-gooder guys to convincingly endure. 'Dastardly Darla' and the darkside girls were dancing in a lewd manner to blaring beatnik music. All the gruesome darkside guys were lustfully watching the women dance. A bikini wearing Maria bravely decided that for the sake of the mission, she'd maintain her 'low-life lady' masquerade, participating in the hedonistic dancing. Sticking around to endure the 'after party' was to give our do-gooder crew the opportunity of further infiltrating this unruly gang, and gaining valuable 'opposition intelligence'. All the gruesome beatnik guys were occasionally rotating their ghastly heads, and drooling like rabid dogs in heat at the dancing women. Some of the beatnik guys, including 'Dastardly Darla's' mechanic Slitzy, and his sleazy sidekick Stosh, noticed that our crew of fellows, Larry, Sebastian, Fred and Peter, were the ONLY guys on the beach who WEREN'T drooling, panting and spinning their heads in lust like the rest of the low-life beatniks were-- This stark contrast in behavior resulted in the guys of our crew being 'found out' for who they really are, covert spies of the Heavenly Drag Racing Association, and then, they were subsequently overcome and  imprisoned by the sand dragging beatniks of the Darkside Drag Racing Association...

Fortunately, Larry Lamb discreetly reached into a secret compartment of his woolly suit, and activated a micro-sized emergency teleportation device, that enabled our crew to escape, by teleporting them back to their home base. Sebastian, Fred The Wrench, Maria, Peter The Parrot, Larry Lamb and their sand digger metaphysically materialized back at their heavenly headquarters teleportation station. All our do-gooders breathed a huge sigh of relief... "I can't believe you got us out of there, boss!!!" squawked Peter The Parrot to Larry Lamb "You must have had some kind of trick up your sleeve!!!:.. "No," replied Larry Lamb in a cool and collected tone "It wasn't up my sleeve, dear boy, it was a tiny-micro teleportation device that I always keep hidden in my secret right front woolly pocket compartment."... Everyone rejoices collectively in happy harmony... "I'll make us some of my soothing celestial tea." says Maria as she and everyone else walks towards the kitchen table to reflect and unwind from their unsettling assignment... "Uh, make mine a coffee, black." blurts Fred The Wrench... "I know, I know, Fred," replies Maria, "You always prefer a strong black coffee instead of my special celestial tea blend."...

As Maria prepares beverages at the kitchen counter, Larry Lamb speaks in a firm tone to his subordinates, "Listen, we're extremely lucky that I was able to get us out of that darkside beatnik beach party imprisonment, if we don't work smarter, next time we might not be so lucky -- That said, we must all remember, that no matter how determined we are to gather valuable opposition intelligence, we have to know our limits, and how far we should go in our pursuit, and most importantly, know when it's time to be content with what we've achieved and then split the scene, before it's too late to do so, and we find ourselves in a difficult bind like we just did with those belligerent beatniks."... "I hear what you're sayin', boss." mumbles Fred The Wrench as he puts his head down in slight shame... "Me too." squawks Peter The Parrot... "I guess we got kind of greedy," adds Maria "I thought I was doing a good job of masquerading as a low life beatnik bikini chick."... "Oh, you were," replies Larry Lamb, "It was all us guys who blew the mission by not drooling like dogs at the dancing girls like the beatniks were. Not you, Maria. You deserve a lot of credit for playing your part flawlessly. We fellows made the mistake of letting our high morality get in the way of executing our roles of the mission."... "Yes," chimes in Sebastian, "All of us guys, including myself, should have done a much better job of playing the role of depraved degenerates."... "Yes," concurs Larry Lamb "It was us guys who blew our cover with the dirtbags, not Maria."...

Maria pours Fred's black coffee, and then the rest of the crew's celestial tea and sits down with everyone else at the kitchen table... "I also want all of you to work on improving your supernatural skills," continues Larry Lamb with a stern vocal delivery of authority "Your skills of telepathy, clairvoyance, alchemy manipulation and psychic telekinesis are definitely worth practicing and sharpening, those are the skills that need to be combined with our basic drag racing skills, to insure that we're prepared for anything the dastardly ghouls of the darkside throw our way. You all must clearly understand, that as the Heavenly Drag Racing Association continues to assign us far more tougher and challenging assignments, you're all going to need to be far more focused and on your game. This noble duty of ours is not going to be getting any easier, the level of difficulty and need for excellence in performance is going to dramatically increase. You all need to improve your metaphysical skills-- This is not just a suggestion, this is an order you all need to seriously heed, if we're to survive and successfully execute our future missions!"... With all that sternly said, leader Larry Lamb then proceeds to rise up from his kitchen chair to get a fresh box of Lorna Doone shortbread cookies (his favorite cookie treat for dunking in piping-hot celestial tea) out of one of the kitchen cabinets...

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER...  It appears Larry Lamb is certainly taking his role as our crew's leader pretty seriously, after that close call that our do-gooder gang experienced at the hands of the low-life beatniks of the Darkside Drag Racing Association's sand dragster scene. While Larry was able to save his underlings from the scary predicament of eternal imprisonment by the dirtbag beatniks, he found it necessary when they all got home, to stress some important points of needed improvement, that his subordinates respectfully listened to and absorbed. We're seeing a more stern Larry Lamb, we're seeing a metaphysically motivated lamb who takes his leadership responsibilities of the heavenly drag racing afterlife very seriously... WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


Let's get one thing straight, Indianapolis, Indiana, is known for a heck of a lot more than its "delicious deep-fried sauerkraut balls", that our wise-cracking Franky, of our highly controversial "Franky & Felicia" NHRA race predicting duo gives it credit for!!... Fact is, Indianapolis, Indiana, is famous for hosting what is arguably the most prestigious of races on the grueling NHRA tour -- We're talkin' about the huge Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway... This past Labor Day weekend proved to be yet another spectacular running of the U.S. Nationals. Today I want to congratulate those who made it all the way to the winners circle... Steve Torrence captured his first Top Fuel Indy win in his Capco Construction dragster. Torrence was also victorious in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout (a race within a race). This was his 7th win of the season, and 15th of his career... J.R. Todd is an Indianapolis native who won the Funny Car honors. In the final he beat reigning NHRA flopper champ Ron Capps with his DHL Toyota Camry. It was Todd's first Indy win and 2nd for the season of his Funny Car career... Drew Skillman beat Greg Anderson in the final round to take the Pro Stock "Wally" trophy home. It was his first Indy win, 4th of the season, and 7th of his career at the wheel of his Ray Skillman Chevrolet backed Camaro... All of us around here who are part of the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park family, are proud that Englishtown alumnus Eddie Krawiec rode his Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley Davidson to clinch his second Indy win, third of the season and 39th of his career. Eddie defeated Hector Arana Jr. in the final. It's also worth noting that Eddie was the No.#1 qualifier of the field... Other winners include Josh Hart - Top Alky Dragster, John Lombardo Jr. - Top Alky F/C, Brad Plourd - Comp Eliminator, Kevin Helms - Super Stock, Larry Gilley - Stock Eliminator, Kevin Adams - Super Gas, Sidnei Frigo - Pro Mod, David Barton - Factory Stock Showdown, James Daniels - Mopar Hemi Challenge, Jack Beckman - Traxxas F/C Shootout and Brian Spotts - Gassers... Another great U.S. Nationals in the history books!! Next race on the schedule is the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway September 15th-17th...

 

 

Congrats to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park alumnus Eddie Krawiec on his Indy Pro Stock Motorcycle win. 


HONORING DRAG RACING'S "LABORERS" ON THIS LABOR DAY 2017...

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Today is Labor Day... I want to to salute the hard working laborers who make up the drag racing teams that compete in NHRA, IHRA, and all the other various grueling, competitive racing circuits in our sport. Yeah, those who labor so tirelessly, doing the dirty and often under-appreciated "grunt work" are the people who I'm giving my tip of the hat to on this Labor Day 2017. They're the individuals getting dirt under their fingernails, breaking a sweat while turning wrenches, changing tires in the blink of an eye, often in the extreme heat and humidity (the REAL "working conditions" at the drag strip)-- I'm talking about those drag racing workers who don't make the zillions of dollars, don't have the media constantly asking them to pose for pictures, the laborers of the sport who certainly are NOT a "household name"... They are the "UNSUNG HEROES" of drag racing... I ask all my readers on this Labor Day to please take a brief moment while enjoying your barbecue, and playing a fun-spirited game of "Bikini Twister" on the backyard deck with your friends, to please think of those in our sport who perform the hard labor, whether it be the folks toiling in the pit crew, or those who do the backbreaking "track prep" and "clean-up" at your local strip, or the panting photographers selflessly sweating bullets out on the unmerciful, sun-sizzling starting line to document the sport for posterity... Just take a moment to have a thought of appreciation for those who have to use their muscles, and don't ever have the "luxury" of "complaining" or "whining" when they get "tired" -- I'm talkin' 'bout those at the drags who perform all the manual labor while still maintaining a strong and admirable work ethic, the kind of work ethic that's so deeply rooted in our nation's earliest of true-grit pioneering spirit... I know that an awful lot of you drag racing grunt workers read this blog religiously, and I want you to know that there are people like me in this drag racing business who genuinely appreciate all you do for this sport...

 

 

This Labor Day 2017, I ask that while you're barbecuing, partying, and playing a game of "Bikini Twister" with friends on the deck, that you please take a brief moment to give some thought to those who labor so tirelessly at the nation's many drag strips.


Being that today is in fact Sunday, we present our regularly scheduled "THE SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" feature, to help in eliminating the sic and grotesque epidemic of drag racing internet trolling and bullying... We'd also like to offer you a link today to a special feature written by John Leland of the NY TIMES that appears online https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/nyregion/raceway-park-englishtown-photographs.html The story also appears in today's SUNDAY TIMES printed edition. There's quotes from Drag Racing Underground's own John Gill towards the end of the piece. It's about Wednesday Night Drag Racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. It's a neat photo essay (Stephanie).

Today is the return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's brand of belligerent behavior often has negative consequences for the collective drag racing scene... Marvin aggressively seeks out internet postings by women and young folk who he deems to be 'pesky' (because they don't fit in to his preferred ornery oriented demographic), and tries desperately to pick apart and dissect each and every single word they typed, often claiming the facts are wrong, even if he knows that they are really right-- Anything to create a confrontation laced with lewd language and 'f bombs' is merry sport for Marvin (using 'f bombs' sure makes Marvin feel more 'macho' and more like he's a 'big man')... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of 'debby-downer' dingbat dissent that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless nagging negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a 'family friendly' place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...

 

 

Marvin is a mess! The problem of blowhard bullies like him on the drag racing internet needs to be addressed!


Here at Drag Racing Underground, we're now officially proclaiming that September is Sportsman Racing Appreciation Month... That's right, anyone who really knows their drag racing, are well aware that it's the Sportsman Racers who serve as the so-called "backbone of the sport". There are more than 200 different classes of vehicles featured in NHRA competition, and the mass majority of 'em are Sportsman classes. There's a whole lot of Sportsman classes to discover, including Stock, Super Stock, Super Street, Comp, Super Comp, Alcohol Diggers n' Floppers, and Top Sportsman among several others... Besides Sportsman Racing being a big part of national events, it's also makes up the thick of the sanctioning body's divisional racing series. Next time you go to the drags, take a walk through the pits and peruse all the many Sportsman Racing teams, appreciate all the effort they put into their strong competitive spirit -- It's a part of the drag racing world that often gets overlooked by many who don't take the time to explore it, however, Sportsman Racing is a facet of the drag racing world that's certainly worthy of all our appreciation.

 

 

Drag Racing Underground is officially proclaiming that September is "Sportsman Racing Appreciation Month".