Historic Hot Rod—Billy Glidden’s beloved black Mustang is back in action

Written by Mary Lendzion Photography and Video by Kevin DiOssi, Steve Baur, and Dr. Rudy Rouweyha Whether it was a weekday, weeknight, or weekend, Billy Glidden could be found helping his father, Bob Glidden, work on his race cars throughout his childhood. He doesn’t remember having many days off, but he does

A Life In The Fast Lane—Taking a look at Xtreme Pro Mod Racer Dave Roemer and his 1968 Camaro

Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi and Dr. Rudy Rouweyha Ohio has always been a hotbed for drag racing with dozens of drag strips located in the Buckeye state for many years. While some have gone away, others such as National Trail Raceway, Dragway 42, and, of course, Summit Motorsports

To The Limit—Bill Putnam keeps pushing his SN-95 Mustang in NMRA Limited Street competition

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi It wasn’t until his cousin introduced him to the Mustang world that Bill Putnam’s performance interest piqued. Once it was, he was all in. Growing up in Florida, Putnam borrowed cars from his parents when he first learned to drive as a teen and

Split Personality—Aaron Glaser’s 2-Face Pro Mod Camaro

  A major ‘dent’ turned this mild-mannered Pro Mod into a striking super villain Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi Race cars have a way of making an impression on those that watch them run. Sometimes it’s the vehicle’s on-track performance. Sometimes it’s the way it sounds. Sometimes, it’s the way it

Customized Cobra Jet—While Many Racers Opt To Build Their Own Cobra Jet Clone, EB Customs’ Eric Bardekoff Went Way Beyond What Ford Performance Offered

Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi From Mopar to Mustang and ‘Cuda to Cobra Jet, EB Custom Works’ Eric Bardekoff takes a hands-on approach whether it’s with fabrication or racing. You can see it in the Barracuda that he and his father, Jeff, built and race in NHRA Super Stock

The Friends and Family Plan—Sharing time and resources keeps this Edelbrock Xtreme Street dark horse on track and in the Winner’s Circle

Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi For Shepherdsville, Kentucky’s Tim Knieriem, cars and the engines that power them have been a large part of his life. He grew up in the family’s engine–building business and has been racing with family and friends on track for over 20 years. “My grandpa started

Second Time Around—Gary Wolkwitz returned to drag racing in his 8-second SS/AH ’68 Dodge Dart

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi It’s never too late to make a change, so after a lifetime of enjoying drag racing from the sidelines and the pit area, Gary Wolkwitz decided to plant himself in the driver’s seat. Growing up on Staten Island, the native New Yorker (who now resides

Hustle Darling—Haley James’ found her calling at the racetrack and is still rising to incredible success

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In a community that fosters cutthroat competition, it’s easy to become hostile and hardheaded. Haley James, however, has found a way to channel her ambition into tremendous success without losing a trace of her humanity. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was a given

Building Barn-Burning Speed—Charlie Barnes put his years of experience crewing for other racers to good use in his own heads-up racecar

Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi While Hughesville, Maryland’s Charlie Barnes may have just got his feet wet in heads-up racing with the NMRA this year, he’s been around cars and helping out on them since he was 8 years old. Now, he’s finally put all of that experience and