The Skinny Productions, LLC Announces Acquisition of Drag Racing Edge Magazine

The Skinny Productions LLC (The Skinny), an Indianapolis based videocast, is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Drag Racing Edge magazine (, a straight-line enthusiast publication dedicated to showcasing the quickest and fastest sport on earth. As a videocast geared towards motor heads of all kinds, the acquisition provides opportunity to expand the reach and behind-the-scenes content to all motorsports fans. Combining The Skinny’s broadcast reach on iHeart Radio along with the loyal subscriber and reader base of Drag Racing Edge will present some unparalleled opportunities to provide unique content to the entire motorsports community.   

With Rico Elmore, Founder and CEO of Fatheadz Eyewear and well-known TV personality Ken Stout, at the helm, The Skinny and Drag Racing Edge is backed by long-time avid supporters of not just drag racing, but all motorsports. Stout serving as President of both The Skinny Productions LLC and Drag Racing Edge.

Additionally, veteran automotive journalist and racer Evan J. Smith has accepted the position of editor-in-chief at Drag Racing Edge. Smith, who competes in Stock and Super Stock and has worked as a factory drag racing test driver for Ford Motor Company, is passionate about the role of creating entertaining and newsworthy content for readers to consume on the printed pages,, along with the DRE Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

“I got my start in drag racing working at Raceway Park in New Jersey over 20 years ago and I’m lucky enough to have turned my hobby into a career, ” said Smith. “After college I started my publishing career at Muscle Mustangs & Fast Ford magazine and I continued there for two decades, where I reached the position of Content Director. Along the way I spent many weekends racing Division 1 NHRA with my Stock Eliminator 5.0L Mustang, and more recently with the Bongiovanni Racing team in a new Cobra Jet. Drag racing and journalism have consumed my life in the best way possible and I enjoy every aspect, whether I’m racing, shooting photography or writing a story. I’ve always wanted to work on a dedicated drag racing magazine, so I’m thrilled about the opportunity at Drag Racing Edge. I’m looking forward to working with my Drag Racing Edge teammates, Fatheadz Eyewear and The Skinny CEO Rico Elmore and well-known TV personality Ken Stout, who do “The Skinny” podcast and Brett Underwood on this project. Together, we plan to unleash all the adrenaline drag racing has to offer in print and on the web.”

Drag Racing Edge veteran, Brett Underwood, will remain an integral part of the publication serving as Vice President of Sales. Underwood’s thirty years of experience in the drag racing advertising world coupled with his passion for the sport, provides the unique viewpoint of knowing what resonates well with the fan base, but is also beneficial to business partnerships. “I’m really looking forward to working with my new team on making Drag Racing Edge one the best publications on the drag racing market today.”

“I’m no stranger to a race track, so when the opportunity presented itself to team up with Ken, it seemed like a great way to expand our reach with The Skinny,” Said Rico Elmore. “We’re both so ingrained in the sport that it’s a natural business fit. I’m also looking forward to working with Evan and Brett, as both of their backgrounds bring unique perspectives to the table that I think will resonate well with our readers,” said Elmore.

Drag Racing Edge will thrill its audience with all aspects of performance, including street-legal performance, new car tests, compelling feature articles, technical “how-to’s,” breaking news and stories on hottest drivers and events. Readers can also expect to be kept on the Drag Racing “Edge” as our mission is to bridge the gap between traditional magazine coverage and cutting-edge Internet media and technology on the latest performance cars, trucks, bikes and more.

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Angie Commorato