Frank LeSueur: Suffolk Dragway’s Ringmaster And “Nitro Man”

  Nitromethane can produce incredible results when a mishap occurs. Here Doug Herbert experiences an engine failure and explodes spectacularly on the starting line at the 1999 NHRA World Finals.   Story by Jim Hill When drag racing in the eastern U.S., and in particular Virginia is mentioned, the name of Frank LeSueur often surfaces. […]

The Keystone of Pennsylvania Drag Racing: Ed Kowalski

    Story by Jim Hill Billy Joel’s classic 1982 ballad “Allentown” laments the decline of American industry, and in particular, its impact on Allentown, PA. For the late Ed Kowalski, 2015 East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame inductee, Allentown carried an even more personal importance as it was where he “discovered” drag racing. […]

Mike Kosky Still Fighting For Alcohol Dominance In The East!

    Story by Jim Hill Cuddy, Pennsylvania’s Mike Kosky has been addicted to alcohol for nearly 50 years. Fortunately for the veteran racer it’s OK with his wife Janet, and involves no 12-step program. Kosky’s addiction is not due to excessive personal alcohol consumption, it’s the fuel of choice for a long line of […]

Jim Kerr: Prime Minister And Sage Advisor To The Speed Merchants

Jimmy Kerr (left) was honored with induction into the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame last October, during ceremonies in Henderson, NC. Presenting his induction award is “Jersey John” Anzelmo, ECDTHOF board member and long time drag racing figure. Kerr continues his involvement in the speed equipment industry with his manufacturer’s rep firm and involvement […]

Sportsman Racer Robert Bullard Named Woody Andrews Memorial Award Winner

  Robert Bullard’s son Clay accepts the Woody Andrews Memorial Award from East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame’s Nancy Wilson. The award posthumously honors the highly respected North Carolina Sportsman racer and was given at the October, 2015 induction ceremonies in Henderson, NC.   Story by Jim Hill When Robert Bullard rolled one of his […]

Woodro Josey: “The Baron of Byron, GA” and His Drag Racing Wizardry

  Class Wins at major events such as the NHRA Nationals were many for Woodro Josey.     Story by Jim Hill Don’t let Woodro Josey’s quiet, country demeanor and soft Southern accent fool you. Just like Clint Eastwood’s Josey Wales movie character, Woodro’s justifiably earned reputation is well known among elite racers. Unlike “The […]