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NEW LOOK, NEW SPONSORS FOR SPORTSMAN SUPERSTAR JUSTIN LAMB

 

Justin Lamb, a five-time world champion in the NHRA’s sportsman ranks, will start the 2020 season with a new look on his Silver State Plumbing Chevy Cobalt Super Stock entry. The new two-tone blue paint job is one of several changes in the Lamb Motorsports camp going into the new season. 
 
“Shane Thompson and Brian Peterson have been longtime supporters of our racing,” Lamb said of the Silver State Plumbing owners. “This year we decided to get the car painted in the colors of Silver State Plumbing. Jerron Settles painted it, Teran Marsell at Team Acme laid down the graphics, and Logan Staab designed the new look. We’re really happy with it and can’t wait to hit the track.”

SIXTH ANNUAL PRACTICE TREE RACE DELIVERS THE EXCITEMENT

 

Who knew that Evansville would become the spot on a Saturday in the middle of January to witness history,  yet it is. Racers from Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, and every state in the Midwest attended the 6th Annual DragstersForSale.Com Practice Tree Race, presented by Streetway Marketing and Media this past Saturday. The event has become a must-attend event during the offseason, attracting champions and who's who at every level of the drag racing, 200 racers came to show off their skills.

The Warm-Up offered weekend entries to premier bracket races in the nation, including Triple’s at the Million Dollar Event, Triples in Vegas, and The Derby City Event. The Main Event included big cash payouts leading into the most significant prize or cash award in Practice Tree History to date, a complete Oakley Engine Performance 632 to the winner, valued at over $23,000. 

“I guess we are going to have to give away a complete race hauler next year,” a smiling Don O’Neal, event organizer stated. "We work hard to think up great ideas to entertain during the offseason for our event, the idea of doing a complete engine with Oakley Engine is going to be tough to top," O’Neal stated.

SFG ADDS FIFTH RACE TO ITS SCHEDULE

 

Kyle Riley, CEO of SFG Promotions Inc., has announced a fifth race to SFG’s 2020 schedule: the FTI World Series of Bracket Racing. The event will take place at South Georgia Motorsports Park during Halloween weekend, October 28- November 1, 2020. It will feature three $20,000-to-win races for an entry fee as low as $299 when you pre-enter. The race was created in response to a concern that many racers in the Bracket Racing world have voiced.

JEGS TO SPONSOR SFG DRAG RACING SERIES

 

High-performance parts giant JEGS.com has entered an agreement to become the title sponsor of Kyle Riley's wildly successful SFG series of high-dollar bracket races. The sponsorship gives JEGS.com title rights to three of the four scheduled races in 2020 and presenting sponsorship rights to the fourth event. 
 
Additionally, JEGS is sponsoring the live video feed of each race, bringing all the on-track action to the Internet each day via MotorManiaTV.com.
 
With a combined purse of more than $3M this year, the JEGS SFG 500, JEGS SFG $1.1 Million, JEGS SFG Superbowl of Bracket Racing and the FTI SFG 350 presented by JEGS are guaranteed to bring the top drag racers from across the country.

A KID WITH A DREAM, SCOTT DUGGINS BECAME A MAN WITH CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Scott Duggins had no idea what his purpose in life was in 1977. All the 10-year old understood was that a trip to Bristol Dragway, then Thunder Valley, with his parents Butch and JoAnne, was going to be the time of his life.

Three years later, when his dad strapped him into the driver's seat of the family's six-second Chevrolet Vega, with drag racer Quain Stott in the passenger seat, then he knew.

"I went like 6.90 [eighth-mile], and I knew at that point that's all I was going to do," Duggins admitted.

RACHEL MEYER: A RISING STAR IN TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER

HOW PRO GAS REVOLUTIONIZED NATIONAL EVENT SPORTSMAN RACING

The indexed-pro tree classes competing in NHRA’s Super classes weren’t always part of the regular menu of sportsman drag racing. In fact, before 1980, it didn’t exist on the national scene.

Many consider the “Super” style of racing as one style which revolutionized sportsman drag racing. This style of heads-up sportsman racing can be traced back to 1971.

On a sunny day in March 1971, promoter Dave Dorman sat down with his tech officials at Redding Dragway.

ENCORE - FACTORY MODIFIED: THE FAILED ATTEMPT AT JR. PRO STOCK

The idea had merit, but in the long run, lacked longevity and support. 

Former IHRA President Billy Meyer had the vision to simplify sportsman drag racing, and in one fell sweep kicked the popular Modified, Super Stock and Stock eliminators to the curb They were replaced by indexed bracket divisions ranging from 7.90 to 12.90 indexes. 

Meyer wanted to simplify the explanation of grassroots racing to the casual race fan.

The plan was Factory Modified. 

NEW YEAR NATIONALS, PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the New Year Nationals at Palm Beach International Raceway. 

ENCORE - SUPER MOD: THE ORIGINAL 10.5 RACING

Back in the 1970s, long before any of the Super class racing existed, sportsman drag racers sought an affordable style of racing where they could race heads-up, with no breakout and do so on a pounds-per-cubic inch basis similar to their class racing. Their wants eventually led to the creation of Super Modified, the original 10.5 tire form of racing.

Not so far removed from the 1974 U.S. Energy crisis, class racers, then the only option for national event sportsman racing, had begun to feel the sting of extreme operating costs. Many opted for the new craze of the time, bracket racing, while a good number remained true to their craft seeking creative ways to preserve the only kind of racing they knew.

As was the case with many of the good ideas of the era, the plan began on a scratch sheet of paper and through the support of a major magazine became reality.

Car Craft Magazine presented the Super Modified concept in their July 1974 issue.

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