By Ian Tocher Thu, 2019-04-18 11:09
After qualifying seventh for an eight-car field, J.R. Carr still made his participation in the first-ever, official NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock (MMPS) race forever memorable by reaching the final round and leaving Houston Raceway Apr. 14, with the quickest and fastest MMPS pass of all time.
Carr ran 6.36-seconds lap over the Houston quarter mile at 219.29 mph in qualifying, but dramatically upped his performance to 6.233 at 227.80 mph in the opening round of racing against Chris Powers. Proving it was no fluke and backing up the official NHRA class records within the required one percent, he ran just two thousandths slower at 227.04 to defeat Scott Benham in the semi-finals.
By Ian Tocher Wed, 2019-04-17 20:55
It took his final-round opponent to ultimately convince him, but John DeFlorian eventually figured out he'd just become the first official Mountain Motor Pro Stock (MMPS) winner in NHRA history.
After qualifying number one and making his way past Rick Cowger and Dillon Voss in the preliminaries, DeFlorian lined his 2015 Camaro up in the left lane against the similar machine of J.R. Carr to settle the final score for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil Apr. 14, in Baytown, TX. It was an ugly final, though, with Carr leaving .011 too early while DeFlorian encountered severe tire shake before rattling and rolling his way to the top end of Houston Raceway in 10.43 seconds at just 90.12 mph.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2019-04-16 11:17
It never happened.
That's what Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion promoter Tyler Crossnoe declared Monday evening in a Facebook post responding to a barrage of criticism related mainly to Jamie Hancock's 3.59 pass, the quickest run ever for a nitrous-injected doorslammer on drag radials.
3.59 pass, the quickest run ever for a nitrous-injected doorslammer on drag radials.