by Bobby Bennett Jr. ; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2018-08-13 12:32
Most people know Pat Musi as either one of the pioneering Pro Street champions or most recently the innovating drag racing engine builder who led the push of electronic fuel injection into nitrous Pro Modified. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, Musi was a competitive NHRA Pro Stock driver who finished fourth best in the 1981 championship chase.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Sun, 2018-08-12 22:35
This year at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod event instead of having a wildcard race – which paid $10,000 to the winner last year – a burnout contest was held Friday.
And the winner was Stevie “Fast” Jackson. For his thrilling burnout, Jackson collected the $5,000 first-place check.
“This is awesome,” said Jackson. “This is just as good as the race. The reason it is so awesome because all of them people are excited about coming to watch drag racing (Friday night). It (the burnout) was crazy. It was over the track. I was steering it with the throttle, pumping the brakes, chutes, it was fun. The burnout is the most fun thing I do out here, so it was good.” During the burnout, Jackson acknowledged his car did experience some problems. “The thing went out there and shut off,” Jackson said. “I don’t know if it blew up or not, but it would not start.”
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-08-12 12:53
If you rolled with Dale Pulde, you fixed stuff. That's just how you rolled back in the day. If the race car broke, you fixed it. If the rig broke, you fixed it. In this colorful story of a team's never-ending desire to be self-sufficient, the iconic Funny Car describes the times their rig broke and how they fixed it. The best part might be when former business partner Mike Hamby made the most of a roadside situation.
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2018-07-29 19:00
When it comes to 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force, there's no such thing as normal. Such is the case in the meeting the parents gathering for John and wife Laurie. Without spoiling the story, here's the setting. They meet the family at a fancy pizza joint, and it didn't take long for the moment to end up on the sordid side. This is one you just have to hear to believe it.