Fri, 2018-02-23 12:18
Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, will sponsor Alan Prusiensky for three races this season. The sponsorship is in support of the launch of the new Kinetic Internet powered by Windstream brand.
“Kinetic by Windstream is proud to represent Prusiensky Racing this season in three races spanning Georgia and North Carolina,” says Stacy Hale, North Carolina area president of operations at Windstream. “We are confident that Alan will represent Windstream with honor as he races towards the Winner's Circle in the same high-speed fashion that Kinetic internet offers."
Fri, 2018-02-23 08:00
Edelbrock is bringing back its annual "Big Carb Deal" consumer promotion for the 9th year in a row. Participating consumers can get a free air cleaner assembly (a $69.99 value) when they purchase a new Edelbrock AVS2 carburetor between March 1 and April 30, 2018.
Eligible purchases include any new AVS2 Series carburetor; this also includes Edelbrock's popular manifold and carburetor kits. Consumers can choose from the following Pro-Flo air cl
Fri, 2018-02-23 08:00
Aeromotive, the market leader in fuel delivery systems and components, announces the promotion of Jon Pestinger to vice president of sales. Formerly the company’s national sales manager, the new position became effective January 1.
Pestinger joined Aeromotive in 2012, soon after graduating from Kansas State University with a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Management. Immediately prior to employment at Aeromotive he was the top selling Camaro salesman in the state of Kansas at Hendrick Automotive Group.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2018-02-22 23:42
Ten days after a harrowing crash, NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force depends on others to tell her what went wrong during the first round of eliminations at the NHRA Arizona Nationals outside of Phoenix, Az.
Force was racing Terry Haddock when her Monster Energy-sponsored dragster lost traction just shy of the 330-foot mark, spinning the tires and turning left. She was able to straighten the car just as the dragster crossed the centerline, but the momentum of the errant dragster carried into a solid side impact with the retaining wall.
The subsequent retaining wall strike spun the dragster around, propelling it through the 1000-foot mark backward. Force's dragster then spun around yet again and rolled over on its side, and then upright where it slid to a stop with a trail of burning fuel behind it.
To this date, she has watched only part of the incident, and for her, that small sampling was more than enough.
Written by Tracy Renck Thu, 2018-02-22 18:00
Before last year, Top Fuel pilot Kebin Kinsley was an unknown driver to most NHRA fans.
That changed last season at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. At NHRA’s premier race, Kinsley qualified No. 16 and then shocked the drag racing world by reaching the final round before his Cinderella run ended with a loss to Steve Torrence.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2018-02-22 16:20
Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't one to rest on his laurels, even if those achievements are pretty lofty.
Coughlin resides in exclusive company; so exclusive in fact that he's the only drag racer in the NHRA's 67-years of existence to win national event titles in seven different classes.
This weekend Coughlin is prepared to raise the bar even higher this weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals located outside of Phoenix. Coughlin plans to race Top Sportsman in Phil Unruh's Corvette in addition to his regular work in the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Pro Stocker.
Photos by Thomas Whitmore Thu, 2018-02-22 08:00
With the recent announcement by NHRA that Virginia Motorsports Park at Dinwidde, Virginia, would host the Virginia Nationals the weekend of June 8-10, track owners Tommy Franklin and family have been working all-out to prepare for the return of national event drag racing to the facility.
The last NHRA national event contested at Virginia Motorsports Park was in 2009.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2018-02-21 23:07
A year ago, Billy Glidden found himself battered, bruised, and a bit stunned after making his first test hit of the 2017 season.
The small-tire icon turned Pro Modified racer left the starting line at Orlando Speed World hard when his "tired" Mustang abruptly turned right and impacted the retaining wall before crossing the track where it struck the left retaining wall. Glidden was knocked unconscious, but came to as medical personnel extracted him from the car. He suffered five broken ribs and bruised lungs,
One day short of the one year anniversary of the first in a number of personal hits, Glidden climbed behind the wheel of his 1968 Camaro sponsored by the Skillman Auto Group and made his first run of the 2018 season.
by Wes Buck, Drag Illustrated Wed, 2018-02-21 14:34
The way Danny Rowe sees things this year, it’s either going to be the leading edge or the bleeding edge.
The NHRA Pro Mod standout will debut a brand-new Chevy Camaro from RJ Race Cars this season, one of a handful of forward-thinking items for the veteran, who is fully aware of the fine line he’ll be walking facing off against the top Pro Mod names.
But after an 11th-place finish in the NHRA Pro Mod standings a year ago, Rowe knew he couldn’t stand pat.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2018-02-21 14:22
Dave Vasser believes strongly in two things: a good product and loyalty. During the Lights Out 9 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, both were put to good use.
Vasser, the CEO of Nitrous Outlet, a leading nitrous oxide and accessories supplier, unveiled the newest item on his growing product line.
Vasser and his team designed the Tower of Power with the X275 [drag radial] racer in mind.