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CUMMINGS AND PHILLIPS SCORE AT ENNIS NHRA DIV. 4 LODRS

 

Slate Cummings and Tommy Phillips secured wins in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central division event at Texas Motorplex this past weekend.
 
Stock standout Cummings of Hammond, La., lined up in his Corvette against John Brimer, Burleson, Texas. Cummings initially took the starting line advantage, and Brimer broke out attempting to chase him down. Cummings brought home the divisional Wally trophy at 10.409 seconds, 125.69 mph, Brimer 10.483 seconds, 125.05 mph.

NHRA HERITAGE SERIES CHAMPIONS CROWNED

 

The first wave of 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Champions were crowned this past weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway and the Nostalgia Fall Championships.
 
Dustin Lee and Brandon Frye topped the list taking home the championship in Nostalgia Eliminator I and A/Gas.  Lee, Palmdale, Calif., came into the event with a pair of wins on the season and the NE I points lead.  He locked up his championship when he took the win in round one over Rick Nordess, coming off wins at the season opener in Phoenix and the June event in Sacramento.

COMPULINK/BRACKETRACES.COM PAYING TruSTART BONUSES

CompetitionPlus.com has learned that Compulink and BracketRaces.com are going to pay TruSTART Bonuses to NHRA’s Division 1,5, and 6 bracket finals racers.

Bob Brockmeyer, Peter Biondo, and Kyle Seipel are paying $100 each to the first 2 TruSTART 'flips' at each bracket finals in NHRA’s Division 1, 5, and 6.

TWO BROTHERS, AN ICONIC BOWTIE AND A PLACE IN DRAG RACING HISTORY

 

Sometimes second-guessing can pay off.

For brothers Ben, and Dave Wenzel, they were going to buy a car with the intention of drag racing back in 1967. They were intent on getting a brand-new 375-horse, Chevelle to race in NHRA's Stock Eliminator.

Once the Wenzel's saw the Camaro z/28, a 302-inch, 290-horse, 4-speed combination, they knew this was a dog capable of hunting. Five decades later, it's still bagging ducks.

 

CARL TASCA UPHOLDS PROUDLY THE FAMILY NAME

 

When you are born into this family, there are certain requirements. Carl Tasca knew this from the first time he climbed behind the wheel of a Ford vehicle.

Decades later, the lesson resonates through him on the quarter-mile of the Lucas Oil Raceway. 

Tasca, the son of automotive icon Bob Tasca Sr., races in the modern version of "race on Sunday, sell on Monday;" the mantra made famous by his innovative auto dealership owning father. 

 

LIVE VIDEO: THE GREAT AMERICAN BRACKET RACE, MEMPHIS, TENN.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Great American Bracket Race from Memphis Motorsports Park. . 

THIS STOCKER MIGHT BE SLOW, BUT IT'S A FAN FAVORITE

John McCarthy has fielded the question so many times he stopped keeping track.

Why, would anyone in their right mind, choose a 1960 Chevrolet Kingswood Station, as a race car?

"You’re not the first person to ask who looks at a ’60 Chevy Wagon and thinks, ‘I want to race that," McCarthy responded with a laugh. "In 1978 we started racing Stock Eliminator, MJ Quinn and myself, and we really couldn’t afford a fast car. It was a way for us to be able to run NHRA Stock Eliminator. We built the car originally; it was a two barrel car, ran X Stock Automatic. But when they changed the rules to where no V8’s and W, X, Y, and Z, we put the four barrel on it and moved up to U/Stock Automatic."

FUN IN THE SUN BRACKET RACE RETURNS FOR 2017

The 2017 Gearhead Racing Series Fun in the Sun Bracket race, A Tribute to Scott Weney will return to Bradenton Motorsports on November 10 - 12, 2017. 

Lucas Oil will serve as presenting sponsor along with associate presenters Strange Engineering and Drag Racing Edge Magazine. 

2017 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS - SPORTSMAN NOTEBOOK

DANIELS REPEATS THE FEAT AS MOPAR HEMI CHALLENGE WINNER

James Daniels, for the second consecutive season, will leave the NHRA U.S. Nationals $15,000 richer.

Daniels, behind the wheel of the Ray Barton-themed Dodge Dart, used a .01 reaction and an 8.404 elapsed time to beat Wendell Howes, who spun the tires at the hit and coasted through the lights at 9.923 seconds. 

With the win, Daniels further added to the family legacy in the event started by his father, Jim, who claimed victory in 2010.

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