CP Sportsman

AFTER FIRST NATIONAL EVENT WIN, KOWALSKI LOOKING TO CONQUER SECOND CLASS

 

Any racer will tell you that seat time in a race car is the best way to hone your skills in the cockpit, but even then, many racers will spend decades making passes down the dragstrip and still come up short in their quest to score a victory at an NHRA national event.

However, that certainly wasn’t the case for Evan Kowalski, who at 20 years old piloted his 2005 Spitzer Corvette roadster to his first career victory during this year’s Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO - IT'S THE WORLD POWER WHEELSTANDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

There's the absurd and then there's the World Power Wheelstand championships at Byron Dragway. For $10,000, some of drag racing's most over the edge competitors converge on the legendary drag strip outside of Chicago to determine who can drag the bumper the best. Some do, some don't and some even leave the bumper on the track. Go behind the scenes to hear why they do what they do. 

BAKERSFIELD TEAM WINS NHRA DIV. 7 BRACKET FINALS

 

Auto Club Famoso Raceway captured the team championship while the husband and wife team of C.W. and Sacha Hoefer each grabbed wins at this weekend’s NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Championships.  The Hoefers will be joined by Katelyn Whynaught, Ryan Mangus, and Rick Newport in advancing to the NHRA Summit National Championship at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in November.
 
Sunday’s Summit Showdown final round produced three of the four winners from California. Sacha Hoefer of Calimesa, booked her trip to Pomona by outlasting Tim Arnswalf of Indio, Calif.,  in the Sportsman final round. Hoefer recorded a victory pass of 12.182 seconds, 103.57 mph.

CONWAY, WILLIAMS, AND WRIGHT WIN IN NHRA DIV. 4 LODRS

 

Sean Conway, Kirk Williams, and Ed Wright all scored final victories Sunday at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland at Thunder Valley Raceway Park.
 
Conway, Spring, Texas, had an easy final round victory, cruising down the strip at 6.236 seconds, 168.95 mph. James Stevens, Gothenburg, Neb., had mechanical issues prior to the Top Alcohol Dragster final round and could not make the run.

AUSSIE SPORTSMAN READY TO DELIVER RESULTS

 

Chris Theo heads to this weekend’s Spring Nationals at Adelaide International Raceway well and truly on a high after taking out his first ever event victory three weeks ago.

Theo broke through for his maiden victory at Mildura’s Sunset Strip Nationals (September 23/24), claiming the Top Sportsman honours in what was only his third event in the bracket.

NO MERCY ELIMINATIONS UNDERWAY; PITTMAN/CANNON SCORE MAJOR ROUND WIN

 

Friday was a fast day, but not necessarily on the qualifying and elimination sheets.

The ability to be fluid with one’s schedule, especially when there’s forecasted fluid expected to fall from the sky made for a long day at the Duck X Productions No Mercy 8 Drag Radial event at South Georgia Motorsports.

STINNETT DELIVERS BIG PERFORMANCE WITH SMALL BLOCK AT THURSDAY'S NO MERCY

 

In a Radial Vs. The World class where the odds are stacked with those cars with large engines and sleek bodies, during Thursday’s qualifying at the No Mercy 8 Drag Radial event hosted by South Georgia Motorsports Park located outside of Valdosta, Ga.

Marty Stinnett, in his two qualifying attempts during the second day of the event, proved size matters. Or, in his case, the lack thereof. He sat out Thursday’s third and final qualifying session.

Because of impending rain expected to wash out Sunday’s schedule, promoter Donald Long made the calculated decision to complete most of the qualifying scheduled for Friday and Saturday on Thursday. 

SITTON HEADLINES FIRST DAY NO MERCY 8 QUALIFYING

 

Just two days shy of being a month ago, Stevie "Fast" Jackson issued a proclamation. He declared the new Jerry Bickel-built Chevrolet Camaro for team owner Jeff Sitton would not only be quick but in due time be the quickest.

Wednesday during first day PTC Radial V. The World qualifying at No Mercy 8, the popular drag radial event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, Sitton drove the car, still complete with the new car smell, to the top spot with a 3.774 elapsed time at 196.19 miles per hour.

NMRA WRAPS UP 2018 SEASON WITH ALL-FORD NATIONALS AT BEECH BEND

That’s all she wrote for the 2017 NMRA Keystone Automotive drag racing series. The action has officially concluded after a great weekend of racing and records at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The forecast early on promised perfect weather, and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint. Awesome conditions combined with the hope of winning a championship had every racer on the property pushing for new personal bests.

After a hurried, late-night last-minute engine swap, Manny Buginga of Bridgewater, Massachusetts rallied to take the number one qualifying position in VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw when he ran 4.342 at 172.06 mph with his Turbonetics turbocharged, MJM Construction Corp ’03 Mustang. Then, in eliminations, he pulled up alongside crewman and teammate Rich Bruder. It was a tight race, and although Bruder got to the finish first, Buginga was still happy with the results as the supercharged Fox-body Mustang Bruder was driving belonged to Buginga himself.

SPARCO FALL FLING FINAL DAY RESULTS

After a long day of racing and a longer night of partying at the Sparco Appreciation Barbecue, Day Last finally came to the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries.
 
First up; and an actual first for the ‘Fling; the wedding of Stephen and Kimmy Marinchek with the Minister of Parking, Sally Martini officiating right on the starting line. 

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