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ROY HILL COMING BACK TO MOUNTAIN MOTOR PRO STOCK

Roy Hill is coming back to the place he helped build.

Hill was one of eight drivers who qualified in the first-ever mountain motor Pro Stock event in 1977 at the IHRA Winternationals. Soon Hill, who won 11 of 26 career finals rounds, will be back with a Ford.

KALITTA, J. FORCE AND TUTTEROW NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

CARUSO CRASHES IN PRO MOD QUALIFYING AT BRISTOL

Pro Modified racer Marc Caruso, of Fairport, N.Y., exited his ’69 Camaro on his own Saturday afternoon after buzzing through the top-end sand trap, through the catch-netting and into the barrier of barrels at Bristol Dragway without parachutes in the class’ final qualifying pass for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

JOHN FORCE GETS PROVISIONAL NO. 1 BUT AVOIDS TALKING SMACK

John Force would love to talk smack after snaring the provisional No. 1 qualifier for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Friday at Bristol Dragway.

But after making a run of 3.911 seconds at 326.95 mph, Force had to bite his tongue.

DOUG KALITTA INCHES CLOSER TO 50TH CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER

Doug Kalitta has been gunning for his 50th No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel since the start of the Countdown to the Championship in 2017.

He took a step closer Friday at Bristol Dragway, making a run of 3.755 seconds at 324.67 mph to lead the field after two qualifying sessions. Kalitta hasn't had a No. 1 qualifier since the second Charlotte race two years ago.

FIELDS SET, LEGENDS HONORED AT NHRA HOLLEY NATIONAL HOT ROD REUNION

 

The second day of the 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance did not disappoint as fans experienced non-stop action on and off the track. Qualifying orders were set for the 16 categories competing at this event and legends of drag racing were honored.

Grand Marshal Randy Walls along with fellow 2019 Reunion Honorees including Army Armstrong, Steve Earwood, Art Marshall, Richard Maskin and Paul Smith, took part in autograph sessions with fans, meet-and-greets and other activities throughout the day.

ALEXANDER PINCH-HITTING WITH HEAD RACING

 

NHRA Funny Car driver and team owner Blake Alexander wasn’t originally planning on competing at this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. A last-minute call from veteran team owner Jim Head quickly changed that, though, as Alexander is set to fill in for Jonnie Lindberg in the Head Contractors Ford Mustang Funny Car. 
 
“Jim called me while I was on vacation with my wife’s family at the beach and asked if I could drive in Bristol,” Alexander said. “I moved around some plans since I was supposed to be in Manhattan to meet with my friend from Parts Authority, Blake Buller. We are now linking up in August and I’ll be driving for Jim’s team in Bristol.”

J. FORCE AND KALITTA PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING LEADERS AT THE NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS

HOLLEY NATIONAL HOT ROD REUNION ROARS TO LIFE IN BOWLING GREEN

 

The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance got off to an exciting start today at historic Beech Bend Raceway. The action-packed day featured a diverse array of classic cars, intense side-by-side drag racing, and appearances by legends of the sport. This three-day event pays tribute to the rich history of American car culture and celebrates the passion that launched the hot rod movement.

MATUSEK, NHRA GO THE EXTRA MILE TO EDUCATE FANS ON PRO MOD

 

Steve Matusek never passes on the chance to discuss his favorite class – Pro Modified.

Friday afternoon during the NHRA Heartland Nationals, Matusek participated in the first-ever Pro Mod School with Brian Lohnes, a gathering designed to introduce the intricacies of drag racing’s most volatile race cars.

This is the first time there has been a town hall style of event focusing on the Pro Modifieds since they first entered NHRA competition in 2001.

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