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SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 60TH ANNUAL NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The race is the first of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

COWIE, GORDON, KADAR HOLD ONTO NO. 1 SPOTS IN POMONA SPORTSMAN

 

Tibor Kadar made a move in a big way during the final session of Comp Eliminator qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals to leapfrog Joshua Lee and overtake the top spot.

Kadar, who resides in Glendale, Arizona, went from -.671 under the D/Econo Altered index to -.758 with an 8.012 elapsed time, and races from the No. 1 spot in Saturday's opening of eliminations. Lee, whose H/Econo Altered was -.713 on Thursday, also improved but his -.743, 8.747 was only good enough for second.

COWIE, GORDON PACE FIRST-DAY POMONA SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING

 

The 2020 NHRA season kicked off on Thursday with the first day of qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Ca. A full complement of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series hit the Pomona Fairplex in both qualifying and time trials.

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.

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