by Rob Goodman Thu, 2017-04-27 10:58
When you see the car, you might think it's a reference to "The Flintsones," the Hanna-Barbera animated sitcom first created in 1960 about the Flintstone family of Fred, Wilma, their daughter Pebbles and dog Dino from the town of Bedrock. But at second glance, neither Fred nor Wilma nor family friend Barney Rubble is driving the Flintstone car. It's 2014 Classic Gear Jammers champion Josh Barczy, 21 – a third-generation Sportsman racer from Walnut Cove, N.C. driving the car his grandfather Jimmy Flynt raced for a couple of decades.
And that makes perfect sense, because for Barczy, racing is a family affair. Multiple generations and branches of the family spend many of their weekends racing together. And they really do race together. Car trailers and motor homes park as one in the family compound at the track.
Wed, 2017-04-26 11:10
Edelbrock revealed its new "Get Edelbrock Fueled" consumer promotion today.
The "Get Edelbrock Fueled" promotion allows participating consumers to receive a $300.00 rebate check when they purchase any new Edelbrock Pro-Flo 3 Electronic Fuel Injection system; whether it's sold individually or included with an Edelbrock crate engine. The "Get Edelbrock Fueled" promotion will start on May 1 and end on June 31, 2017. For complete, promotion details and to download a redemption form, visit the official Edelbrock promotions website at: www.edelbrock.com/promo.
Tue, 2017-04-25 11:12
Check out the new Helmets from Stroud Safety. These helmets have been designed for the competitor who demands value and quality at an affordable price. Aerodynamic features ensure performance stability and an extremely plush interior provides the comfort needed to maintain your competitive focus. Stroud Helmets are Snell SA2015 rated and are available in black or white.
Tue, 2017-04-25 09:21
The NMRA confirmed the return of the Super Ford Showdown to the WyoTech sponsored Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway the weekend of May 4-7, 2017.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-04-24 20:37
A pair of NHRA Lucas Oil champions met on the big stage during the final round of Top Alcohol Dragster division during the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Defending Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Champions, Joey Severance and Mia Tedesco, Murrysville, Pa., clashed in the final round.
Severance, the defending NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster champion used a better reaction time and a 5.203 elapsed time to beat the defending Super Gas champion Tedesco, who also races in the alcohol dragster division.
Mon, 2017-04-24 15:12
Mother nature got the best of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this past weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park and the 2017 NHRA Northeast Division opener.
With weather forecasted for Sunday, NHRA and track officials altered the schedule and were hoping to run all rounds of eliminations on Saturday and complete the event. However, the wet weather came early forcing officials to postpone the event which has been rescheduled for August 26, back at Virginia Motorsports Park. Qualifying was completed and all classes are closed to new entries except for the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League classes that are running in conjunction with the event.
Wed, 2017-04-19 07:04
NHRA Super Comp racer Megan Strassweg has inked a multiyear partnership with COOLSHIRT Liquid Cooled Garments for the 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and beyond.
Strassweg confirmed the partnership with COOLSHIRT Liquid Garments is a natural continuation of a relationship which has grown into positive returns.
“COOLSHIRT allows the driver to strap in the car and begin the focusing processes,” Strassweg said. “I am not worried about how hot it may be outside because, with my DragPak system and COOLSHIRT vest, I am staying cool baby. Utilizing the DragPak System to keep my body temperature and heart rate cool and calm, allows me to better focus on my reaction times."
Mon, 2017-04-17 06:30
For the fifth straight year, co-promoters Pete Biondo and Kyle Seipel have brought their Spring Fling brand of races to the west coast at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. What might be the gaming capital of the world plays very well to the hundreds of racers who have made the trek each year to race for big money; bracket racing style.
With the crowning of the second Spring Fling Million winner last night, Luke Bogacki, there still is one more day of the event. A day where someone will walk away with $20,000 for his or her efforts; and there are quite a few “hers” who are more than capable of winning.
First up for the day was the Spring Fling Reaction Time Challenge. Twenty randomly selected competitors were given one shot at the ‘tree. Any .00X reaction time gets that person a crisp piece of paper with a picture of Ben Franklin on it ($100). It gets even better for a perfect reaction time, where a Grover Cleveland photo is handed out ($1,000). Three people earned the $100; Christopher Northrup, Chris Borges and Kurt Gross. Steve Hayes put up a trip-zip perfect reaction time which got him ten $100 bills.
by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2017-04-16 20:09
You can faintly hear Hank Williams Jr., singing his famous tune A Family Tradition every time Burnsville, North Carolina's Todd Fox fires up his ex-Modified eliminator 1962 Corvette.
Fox, by his own admission, drives the same classic bowtie his dad Larry used to race as a Modified Production. And before it was raced on a track, the Corvette proved an efficient bootlegging vehicle in a dry county within the mountains of western North Carolina.
“Had it all of my life,” Fox, now 44, said proudly with a smile. “The best part of driving this car is all of the people who come up to me and tell me how they watched it when they were young. Their memories have made all of the work worth it.”
Sat, 2017-04-15 19:32
The day has come. By the time the moon hits its high point of the night later today, somebody’s life will be changed forever with their win on the Friday main event at the K&N Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries.
To start off the day, every racer on the property, regardless of whether they are Million Dollar race entrants or not, are eligible to take part in the special Brodix Run For The $100,000. With a dial-in on their car, the person with the best package; a combined reaction time along with the amount over their dial; earns that person a new set of Brodix SR20 cylinder heads worth $5,300. Second place receives $2,000 in cash and third place a free entry into the 2018 Spring Fling Million, a $2,000 value. However; and here’s where the good part comes in; the first person to score a perfect run (.000 reaction time and dead-on the dial) receives not only the Brodix heads but also $100,000 paid right on the spot.
As is usually the case, the action was heavy as door cars ran first which by the time they were done, the leader in the clubhouse was Matt Diamond carding a two-pack (.002 package) with David Beedy in second with a four-pack.