Inside-Story-Photo-3Competition heats up this weekend with intense battles shaping up as racers compete for the 2014 Division 1 championship July 18 – 20 at New England Dragway.  Highlight this year’s event is the spectacular Night of Fire on Saturday, July 19.  The best Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Cars in the country converge on Epping’s pristine quarter mile to walk away with the coveted “Wally” and important championship points.

“Last weekend we had several teams show up and test as they prepare for this weekend,” said New England Dragway General Manager Joe Lombardo.  “Jackie Fricke and John Finke put down some pretty impressive runs in their nitro cars, gaining critical tuning data in the process.  Both drivers ran better than 260 miles per hour.  They feel with the right weather conditions race fans will see some new track records set in both elapsed time and mile per hour,” added Lombardo.

In addition to the dragsters the outlook for funny car is equally impressive.  “These drivers know New England fans love funny cars.  They pull out all the stops and put on a show that harkens back to the heyday of funny car racing at New England Dragway,” said Lombardo.  Topping the list of entries is New England’s own Jay Blake and his Follow a Dream team.  Todd Veney is poised to capture the funny car championship with a strong outing this weekend.

In addition to the highly competitive alcohol classes will be the return of nostalgia nitro funny cars piloted by “Crazy Jake” Crimmons and Mike Smith at the controls of the “Hard Guys” machine.  “Fans love nitro and these guys put on one of the best shows in drag racing,” states Lombardo. 

Along with the nitro gang will be jet dragsters.  Making her debut in the all new “Queen of Diamonds” machine is Jill Canuso.  She thunders into town with her radically designed machine that is raising the bar in jet competition thanks to consistent runs at 300-plus miles per hour.


The Night of Fire gets underway Saturday at 5 PM.  Along with the professional categories race fans will get a full dose of quarter mile excitement courtesy of Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Pro Stock Snowmobile.  Gates will be open all day for those who want full sensory overload.  Admission for adults is $30 on Saturday and children 7 – 12 are only $15.  Kids under 6 are free.  Every ticket includes a pit pass and there are acres of free parking.  For advance tickets visit or call (603) 679-8001.


Opening Day Countdown


No events

Take NED With You. Download
The New Mobile App.
Available On
The Google Play Store
And The Apple iTunes Store
Cell Phone  Tablet
Click Here To Follow Us On Facebook

  Click Here To Follow Us On Twitter 

Join NED's Text Alerts
And Know Before You Go.

Click Here
To Join A 2015 Points Program


Diesel Direct


Super Comp        Super Street

Join the new
Racer E-Newsletter

created exclusively for the
Racers of NED.
Click Here To Join The
Racer E-Newsletter


Keep Up To Date On What's
              Happening At NED
Click Here To Receive The
NED E-mail Newstetter

or text "NEDRAGWAY
to 22828 on
your cell phone
Click Here To View Privacy Policy

You're Not The Only Fan
Of Drag Racing...

Advertise with New England Dragway
and Motorsports Park! Newspaper Ads,
Signage, Sponsorships, on site direct
marketing and many other options to
reach out to Thousands Of Potential
Customers who love motorsports with
a loyalty to sponsors like no other sport.
To be a part of our advertising family
call us at (603) 679-8001 or by email
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

aaastreetlegal 4c jdrl 4c div1 northeast-4c nhra member track lucas-oil summit-racing-series 4c kingofthetrack

Sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).
Copyright 1995-2014 New England Dragway, Inc. All rights reserved.