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ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - DID YOU PLAY WITH DRAG RACING-THEMED TOYS AS A KID?

In this week's ARP Question of the Week, we want to know, did you play with drag racing-themed toys during your childhood. If so, we'd like to know what your favorite drag racing toy was back in the day. Please vote, but also list what it was in our comments section. 

CRUZ PEDREGON INKS ASSOCIATE DEAL WITH SIBERIAN COOLERS

 

Siberian Coolers will take the jump into the Nitro ranks with two-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion Cruz Pedregon, as an associate sponsor for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season.

“It is very exciting to have new companies come onboard with us and into the sport of drag racing,” said Caleb Cox, Cruz Pedregon Racing general manager. “Being at the race track for anywhere between 12 to 15 hours a day, we need to make sure that the team’s drinks are staying cold throughout the day, which makes Siberian Coolers an ideal match for what we do. They are perfect for every professional to sportsman racer and it’s great for any outdoor activity you may have.” 

LABOR OF LOVE FUELS THIS VIDEOGRAPHER'S PASSION

 

 

According to official videographer Jimmy Biggs, he has the best job on the grounds during each event for the Tulsa-based Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS).

"It's a labor of love; it really is," Biggs insists. "I consider it a privilege and an honor to tell the stories of the race teams and sponsors that make the Mid-West Pro Mod Series happen. And everybody has a cool story. With this whole industry it's like that because everybody comes from different backgrounds and has different experiences. Plus, everyone knows 99.5-percent of all drag racers are great guys and my experience with the Mid-West Series absolutely confirms that."

ELITE PERFORMANCE, JUSTIN ELKES' MODERN RACING FORM ALLIANCE

 

Signaling a further progression in their growing Pro Mod operation, Pro Stock and sportsman racing powerhouse Elite Motorsports announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with Modern Racing and its founder, noted tuner guru Justin Elkes.
 
Elite Motorsports will campaign three Pro Mod cars driven by Erica Enders, Alex Laughlin and Steve Matusek for the full 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season and Modern Racing will help oversee that transition. Elkes’ Modern Racing, whose expertise and track record is well knowing within the industry, will help facilitate the operation, aid in tuning and handle the construction and assembly of the three turbocharged entries, which include two Camaros and one Mustang, which will be driven by Matusek.

WILKERSON ENJOYS RENEWED COMMITMENT FROM FORD

 

Blue collar Funny Car sensation Tim Wilkerson has a lot to be grateful for 2018, and even more to look forward to in 2019.

Wilkerson reaffirmed his commitment to the Ford Motor Company for next season, extending the working partnership to a decade.

"We're really excited about the new Ford Mustang bodies," said Wilkerson, a ten-time winner with the Mustang body. "We're hearing that [Ford] should be coming out the middle of December or near the first of the year. We'll get one of the first ones, and then it'll go to [longtime chassis builder] Murf McKinney to mount, then we'll send it off to have it painted. All of that takes time, so we may not have it before we do our pre-season testing, but we're excited."

THERE'S A PUSH FOR LEGALIZATION OF PROCHARGERS IN PM

There was a time before Pro Modified became an official professional category when many of its fraternity believed there should be one combination, the carbureted, nitrous injected engine. Then came the supercharged, alcohol-burning doorslammer.

CPTV VIDEO - STEVIE FAST HOLDS COURT ON TURBOS, STREET OUTLAWS

 

Welcome to the world of Stevie Fast, where doorslammers are mandatory and trash talk is king. Trust us when we tell you that Stevie "Fast" Jackson has mastered both. In this video, he dishes out his ove for rivalry and his disdain for turbos and Street Outlaws. It ain't personal, it's just the business of how drag racing ought to be.

2018 PRI SHOW IN PHOTOS - PHOTO GALLERY

Walk the floor with CompetitionPlus.com Director of Photography Roger Richards and Bill Swanson as they bring you the sights of the 2018 Performance Racing Industry held in indianapolis. Tune in multiple times daily as we recap the show in photos.

SSG, MILLICAN TEAM MAKE MAJOR MOVES FOR 2019

Straightline Strategy Group, whose Top Fuel Dragster is driven by Clay Millican, announced major moves Friday during a press conference at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis. They have created new marketing alliances to include Funny Car, Pro Stock, No Prep Street Outlaws and Nitro Harley. Additionally, a key addition will include a new VP of Marketing and Sales.

The team has formed marketing alliances to include a Funny Car driven by Paul Lee, a Pro Stocker driven by Matt Hartford, a No Prep Street Outlaws entry driven by Jeff Lutz and a Nitro Harley ridden by Janette Thorley.

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