by Sadie Floyd Wed, 2017-06-28 10:28
For Division 2 Competition Eliminator racer Van Puckett, drag racing was something he was born into. Similar to many second-generation racers, Puckett grew up and spent most of his weekends at the racetrack with his family.
“Our racing has always been a family deal,” Puckett said. “My mom and sister would come along and of course, I’d work on the car. I can remember being 13-years-old and pulling motors out of my dad’s Modified Corvette."
Although Puckett had drag racing in his blood even before he was born, he didn’t take the typical route to Competition Eliminator like most competitors do. While many racers compete in Stock or Super Stock before making the jump to Competition Eliminator, Puckett stepped right into Comp in the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier he still races today.
by Sadie Floyd Tue, 2017-06-27 13:41
Division 3 Competition Eliminator racer James Primozic Jr. has a lot of racing experience to tap into in his family. The third-generation racer had a later start to his drag racing career but has his father Jim alongside him in Competition Eliminator and grandfather Randolph in Top Sportsman to be his confidants when in the midst of intense competition.
“My grandpa was the first one to start drag racing,” Primozic said. “He started this all off and still races Top Sportsman. Growing up, my dad raced in Modified in the IHRA and it’s something I’ve always been around. We love the small motor and high PRM stuff. We love racing together as a family.”
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-06-21 10:24
Anthony Dicero, the driving force behind the Nitro University, an A/Fuel Dragster curriculum, will team with Tony and Robin Samsel's team starting this weekend in Norwalk, Ohio.
The Samsel Family A/Fuel dragster will operate their team under the Nitro University brand with former Nostalgia Funny Car standout driver Kris Krabill. Dicero will co-crew chief along with Tony Samsel.