by J.T. Gonzalez; Photos by Jay Livingston Wed, 2017-07-26 20:39
In a season that has seen him score two NHRA national event wins and two regional victories, Shawn Cowie added to his stellar 2017 campaign by setting the e.t. and speed records with his Norm Grimes-tuned Mundie’s Towing Top Alcohol Dragster during the Division 6 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Woodburn, Ore., July 14-16. The record run, a stunning 5.165 at 280.54 mph during a first-round bye, shattered the 5.178 mark that Jim Whiteley had set at the 2012 Auto Club NHRA Finals.
CompetitionPlus Sportsman's J.T. Gonzalez caught up with Cowie to talk about his stunning record-setting run, his chances of winning a world championship this year, and the people who have gotten him to this point in his racing career.
By Larry Crum Fri, 2017-07-21 11:56
You may know the voice.
The sweet, to-the-point storyteller behind decades of motorsports television programing ranging from drag racing to truck and tractor pulls to car shows and everything in between.
You may know the face.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2017-07-20 13:48
No wonder Mark McDonald is fond of Route 66 Raceway.
Two weeks ago, during the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N Filters, he became the 29th drag racer in series history to score a double-up victory with his Top Sportsman triumph in both national event and Jegs All-Stars competition.
“Route 66 is becoming my favorite track, I reached my first Top Sportsman Final here last season that kicked off this journey to be the Division 3 All-Star, to come back here win the All Stars for our organization and sponsors as well as the Team Championship on Saturday would have been just enough for me, but have the opportunity to close out and win the National, well that is just something that I never dreamed," McDonald explained.
by J.T. Gonzalez Thu, 2017-07-13 10:39
John Labbous Jr. is having the type of season that racers can only dream of. With the help of friends and family and behind the wheel of Anthony Bertozzi’s 2013 Racetech Super Comp dragster and 1963 Chevy Corvette Super Gasser, Labbous has won three national event titles (two in Super Gas and one in Super Comp) and four divisional events (twice in each class) to date this season. To top it off, two of the national event wins came at the same race, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, where he became just the 22nd driver in NHRA history to win two classes at the same event.
He currently leads the national and divisional standings in both Super Comp and Super Gas, and his lead in national points would be even greater had he won the Super Gas final of the NHRA Summer Nationals in Englishtown, N.J., and the Super Comp final of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn.