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Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Titan Racing Engines Returns During 2021 PRI Show

FORT WORTH, TX – Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Titan Racing Engines, a party hosted by Drag Illustrated magazine during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show week, is returning this year after a hiatus in 2020, the magazine announced today. With new support from Titan Racing Engines, the party will take over INVY Nightclub on Thursday, Dec. 9.

“I can hardly describe how stoked we are to not only get back to having the party but get back to PRI in general,” said J.T. Hudson, vice president of business development and client relations, Drag Illustrated. “It’s always fun to talk and chum it up with friends and partners. It’s so amazing the relationships that are formed from this awesome sport. We couldn’t be more excited about the party.”

While INVY hosted DI After Hours in 2019, the club went under new ownership shortly after the party. The new owner, Jason Jenkins, made sweeping changes to the venue’s layout and staff. Jenkins, who also owns other popular nightclubs in Indianapolis, promises an improved party experience.

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Drag Illustrated Now Accepting Nominations For 2021 30 Under 30 List 

FORT WORTH, TX – Nominations are now being accepted for Drag Illustrated’s 2021 30 Under 30 list, the magazine announced today. The list, which highlights drag racing’s most accomplished and promising young ambassadors, is returning for its sixth year after a hiatus in 2020. The 30 Under 30 honorees will appear in Drag Illustrated’s annual Tomorrow Issue. The 30 Under 30 nomination period will run through Friday, Oct. 29.

The honorees will also be recognized at a special press conference during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show at the Indiana Convention Center, Dec. 9-11 in Indianapolis.

“We’re so excited to bring the 30 Under 30 list back this fall,” said Nate Van Wagnen, editor-in-chief, Drag Illustrated. “It was hard to not do the list last year, but we didn’t think it was right to select an entire class of honorees and not be able to provide the full 30 Under 30 experience, which includes the issue unveiling at the PRI Show. We can’t wait to get to work on this issue and shine a light on all the incredibly talented young people in the sport.”

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Drag Illustrated’s The Wes Buck Show Sets Stage at Texas Motorplex During Week-Long Stampede of Speed Festival

FORT WORTH – The Wes Buck Show will make its first visit to Ennis, Texas, this week, live from the legendary Texas Motorplex on Wednesday, October 6 (2-5 p.m. CT) during the inaugural Texas Stampede of Speed leading up to the NHRA Fall Nationals.

The three-hour drag racing news and talk show will air on YouTube and Facebook, highlighting key storylines and offering news, analysis and predictions ahead of the third of six NHRA Countdown to the Championship events outside Dallas. The Wes Buck Show will broadcast live from the newly remodeled tower and luxury suites at the Texas Motorplex, capturing the environment during what is being heralded as the richest week in drag racing.

The show is hosted by DRAG ILLUSTRATED founder Wes Buck, with supporting commentary from Mike Carpenter and JT Hudson.

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Gaylon Rolison and Britt Cummings Grace Cover of Drag Illustrated’s 11th Annual “Sportsman Issue”

FORT WORTH – Promoters Gaylon Rolison and Britt Cummings have turned into an impressive promoting duo, combining to put together some of drag racing’s biggest bracket races, showing immense dedication in their quest to push the sport forward.

They’ve carved out a strong place in the sportsman world, with racers praising their ability to put on an exciting, well-run race. Rolison and Cummings have also put together one of the sport’s biggest prizes at the Great American Guaranteed Million, becoming one of the biggest success stories in drag racing and earning their spot on the cover of Drag Illustrated’s 11th annual “Sportsman Issue.”

“It is an honor to grace a magazine that brings focus to the world of drag racing and bracket racing,” Rolison said. “Britt and I know in our heart of hearts none of this would be possible without the support of the racing community and the team that surrounds us. Thank you again Drag Illustrated.”

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Latest Episode of The Wes Buck Show Features Guests Matt Hagan, Alex Laughlin and Chris “Boosted” Hamilton

FORT WORTH, TX – Another marquee edition of “The Wes Buck Show” is on deck with a trio of racing stars set for the latest episode. Airing live at 2 p.m. CT on Facebook and YouTube, this week’s show will feature reigning Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan, Top Fuel newcomer and drag racing’s ultimate utility man, Alex Laughlin, and Chris “Boosted” Hamilton, the race master for Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings.

Hosted by Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck, the show is also available in podcast form on iTunes and continues to be a huge hit among racing fans. Joined by co-hosts Mike Carpenter, the Drag Illustrated COO, and J.T. Hudson, “The Wes Buck Show” explores all things drag racing, featuring interviews with the biggest names in drag racing, technical segments with top-level tuners and crew chiefs and much more.

“Between Alex Laughlin’s much talked about move to Top Fuel, the absolute tear that Matt Hagan has been on lately and Chris Hamilton being at the absolute center of drag racing’s hottest property in 2021 — No Prep Kings — it’s hard to imagine this week’s show won’t be an absolute barnburner,” Buck said.

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New Episode of The Wes Buck Show Features All-Star Lineup of Guests in John Force, Stevie Jackson and Mike Murillo

FORT WORTH, TX – Boasting an impressive guest list of some of the biggest names in the sport, the latest edition of “The Wes Buck Show” promises to be a can’t-miss episode, as legendary Funny Car driver John Force, Pro Mod champ Stevie Jackson and No Prep Kings star Mike Murillo will all join the program.

The show, hosted by Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck, airs live each Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT on Facebook and YouTube, and is also available in podcast form on iTunes. Along with co-hosts Mike Carpenter, the Drag Illustrated COO, and J.T. Hudson, “The Wes Buck Show” explores all things drag racing, featuring interviews with the biggest names in drag racing, technical segments with top-level tuners and crew chiefs and much more.

“We’re really excited to flex our muscles this week on The Wes Buck Show. We’ve prided ourselves on having unparalleled access to the biggest names in racing and there’s no better proof of that than this week’s show with John Force, Stevie Jackson and Mike Murillo,” Buck said. “We’re committed to painting a wide swath and this show represents an opportunity to talk Funny Car racing, but also the NHRA Pro Mod and the No Prep Kings scenes, and everything in between.”

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Small-Tire Standout Martin Connelley Makes Cover of Drag Illustrated’s Outlaw Issue

KIRKSVILLE, MO – Growing up, Martin Connelley would always peruse the magazine rack while his mom shopped for groceries, taking a particular interest to the different car magazines.

That didn’t change as he got older, subscribing to several of them as his racing career started to take off. After a stellar 2020 campaign, Connelley now has a cover of his own.

The Salyersville, Ky. native appears on the cover of Drag Illustrated’s 167th issue, the annual “Outlaw Issue,” which details Connelley’s rise to prominence in the small-tire ranks.

For Connelley, a genuine, down-to-earth small-town standout, it’s a dream come true.

“Being featured in a print magazine is an incredible accomplishment, and a bucket-list item for auto enthusiasts,” Connelley said. “For many it is the ultimate accolade, and even more so now with so few print publications still in existence today. Being featured within the pages of the most prominent drag racing publication in the world is not something that our team ever imagined.

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