Recent NHRA News
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Oakley will show their combined support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the upcoming 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals, Oct. 26-28, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a special pink scheme on Coughlin’s Oakley-made race gear and his JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger.
'Brake Through': NHRA Star Tony Schumacher Smashes Winless Streak in Bristol, Honors U.S. Army Birthday
There was no better time for Tony Schumacher to detonate his winless streak. Oakley’s NHRA racing star – on the 237th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s birth – claimed a resounding victory at the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, effectively honoring one of his major sponsors with a triumph over Doug Kalitta in the Final. The result, coming as a result to a superior reaction to the green light at .023 of a second (compared to Kalitta’s .065), also served as a present of sorts for his family on Father’s Day.
Ron Capps is flat out stoked. Oakley’s NHRA Star claimed his 34th NHRA Funny Car Title with an impressive victory over Robert Hight in the final round at Atlanta Dragway on Sunday. “I’ve been to the final round here four times and it couldn’t mean more to finally win here, especially for NAPA AUTO PARTS because their headquarters are in Atlanta,” Ron said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, fire suit, racing gloves, racing boots and more. “Mike Rearden with NAPA has been such a big supporter and this Wally (trophy) is going to him.”