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VIDEO: SPRING FLING AT GALOT MOTORSPORTS PARK

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Spring Fling at Galot Motorsports Park. 

BOURGEOIS, TRUMBLE, STATLER SCORE TULSA NHRA DIV. 4 LODRS WINS

 

Former world champion Craig Bourgeois scored in Comp and Hayden Trumble and Conner Statler won in Super Stock and Stock, respectively, to lead the winners list at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park:

TREADWELL, TAYLOR, CANDIES HEADLINE ATLANTA NHRA D2 LODRS WINNERS

The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Atlanta Dragway:

STEVE COLLISON: THE MAN WHO LOVED DRAG RACING TO DEATH

01_22_2010_collisonGifted writer, talented photographer, innovative editor – Steve Collison was all of that and so much more.

He passed away at age 54 nearly a decade ago, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, fittingly while hard at work at his desk, pounding out the latest issue of Drag Racing USA.

Collison, who was inducted into the Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2003, left behind a legacy as one of the premier photojournalists in drag racing history. More important were the relationships he forged with others in the industry – photographers, writers, manufacturers, and, especially, racers. With him, it was always about the racers. Collison – "Stevie" to his friends – may have been on a first-name basis with every pro driver in the sport, but he valued his relationships with no-name little guys at least as much.

JEGS ALLSTARS COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE AT PRESTIGIOUS U.S. NATIONALS IN 2020

The JEGS Allstars competition, one of the most intense NHRA Sportsman competitions of the year, will take place this year at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The special event, originally scheduled to take place at its traditional site at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, was moved after that event had to be canceled for this season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have the most prestigious Sportsman race of the year at the most historic track on our sport’s biggest stage,” said Scott “Woody” Woodruff, JEGS Director of Media & Motorsports. “Having the JEGS Allstars race as part of the NHRA U.S. Nationals is huge for everyone involved. We know the racers, sponsors, crew members, families, and fans will all be excited for the JEGS Allstars race more than ever this year.

FULL VIDEO: 2020 KING OF THE CREEK, BUDDS CREEK, MD.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the King of the Creek event at Maryland International Raceway

PATTON WINS FUELTECH $50K RACE AT FTI 350

 

Following a rainy start to the FTI 350 presented by JEGS at Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, the first of three winners was crowned. After ten grueling rounds of racing featuring some of the biggest names in Bracket Racing, Hunter Patton came out victorious, taking the $50,000 grand prize in Friday’s main-event sponsored by FuelTech. 

The path to victory was far from easy for Patton, with fierce competitors still in the hunt for the $50,000 check by the quarterfinals. 

SFG HAS $125k ON THE LINE AT FTI 350

 

This weekend, SFG Promotions returns to Cedar Falls Motorsports Park with big payouts without the big entry fees. This time around, they’ll give bracket racers over $125,000 across three races at the FTI 350 presented by JEGS. Thursday’s $25,000-to-win race (priced at $150) sponsored by JEGS will kick things off before twin $50,000-to-win races (priced at $599 for both) come to life Friday and Saturday which are sponsored by FuelTech and Allstar Performance respectively.

MEYER, BELLEMEUR CAPTURE LONE STAR NATIONALS DIV. 4 LODRS TITLES

 

No. 1 qualifiers Megan Meyer and Sean Bellemeur cruised to Top Alcohol class victories today at the Keurig Dr Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection at the Texas Motorplex. The pair of drivers were the first winners of a motorsports race in the state of Texas since every major sporting event was postponed or cancelled in early March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Central Lucas Oil Divisional event was able to be held after many weeks of conversation between the Texas Motorplex ownership team and Governor Greg Abbott’s office.

Meyer took out Buddy Domingue in the first round of Top Alcohol Dragster when she ran him down with a winning elapsed time of 5.318 seconds to his 5.387 seconds. Her run was the quickest pass of the first round and set up semifinal race with No. 4 qualifier James Stevens. In the semis Meyer was nearly perfect off the starting line with a .006 reaction time and combined that with the quickest run of eliminations, a 5.242 second pass. In the final round she avenged a first round upset loss by her sister Rachel to Dean Dubbin outrunning the racer from Little Falls, Minnesota to the victory. Her winning time of 5.198 seconds was the quickest of eliminations.

ENCORE: COTTON PERRY AND THE LEGEND OF THE POCKET ROCKET

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Among baby-boomer devotees of NHRA doorslammer racing, no category seduced them the way Modified Eliminator did for 14 years beginning in 1967. Although Modified ended 30 years ago, images and sounds of the vast array of vehicles easily come to mind as they scream otherworldly RPMs when leaping from the starting line and hitting every stick-shift gear change.

One man who excelled in Modified was Cotton Perry. Fuzzy about recalling his name? This surely helps: He drove a red 1967 Chevy II sedan H/Modified Production with “Pocket Rocket” emblazoned on the quarter panels and “Perry & Headrick” on the front fenders. He and his uncle Jim Headrick campaigned the legendary machine.

Simply stated, the 3,200-pound “Rocket” was one crazy-bad racecar for the era. With a chassis by Pat Curran of St. Louis and an oddball 301-inch Chevy inline six by Headrick, the car consistently clicked off mid and high 10s and was able to run, as Perry described it, “10 years under the index,” which actually was based on the national record according to the NHRA system back then.

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