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TERRY HADDOCK REVEALS BIG NEWS FOR 2019

 

NHRA fuel racer Terry Haddock has a newfound pep in his step heading into the second quarter of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Haddock revealed Friday that he’s retained the services of noted tuner/team manager Johnny West and added a new sponsor, Checklist Boards, as the team’s primary sponsor. 

WILLOWBANK RACEWAY MEETING WASHED OUT.

 

The ill- fated Super Thunder meeting at Willowbank Raceway, April 19 was dealt another blow when race organizers were forced to cancel the final round of racing due to rain. 

ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - WHICH VERSION OF PRO STOCK DO YOU PREFER?

Our ARP Question of the Week wants to know your preference. Would you rather see the traditional 500-inch Pro Stocker or the large displacement Mountain Motor Pro Stock Pro Stock more?

'EVERYBODY WINS' SAYS NEW ALL-TIME MMPS RECORD HOLDER J.R. CARR

 

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.

DeFLORIAN MAKES MOUNTAIN-MOTOR HISTORY IN HOUSTON

 

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.

COMING SOON TO STOCK - SUPER STOCK: THE ANGRY BEE

The drag-oriented, street-legal 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is now National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approved. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was recently given the green light to be modified for competition in NHRA Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class competition for the 2019 season.

Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the 392 HEMI® V-8 engine that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. With a quarter-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.70 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph), the showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.

TIMING EXPERT BROCKMEYER DEEMS RADIAL RECORD RUN NOT LEGIT

 

The Drag Radial world has been abuzz with controversy regarding the legality of the 3.59 elapsed time recorded by nitrous front-runner Jamie Hancock during the Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.

Promoter Tyler Crossnoe negated all runs including the historic 3.59 on Monday evening.

Drag racing timing system expert Bob Brockmeyer, the founder of the Compulink Timing System, said Crossnoe without a doubt, made the right decision.

CROSSNOE DECLARES 2019 OSCR DIDN'T HAPPEN

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.

ERICA ENDERS GRABS NHRA PRO MOD SPEED RECORD AT SPRINGNATIONALS

The latest sign that things are headed in the right direction in the Pro Mod world for standout driver Erica Enders came on Sunday on the bottom number of the scoreboard at Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil.

On it displayed an incredible speed of 260.11 mph during her second-round pass at last weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals, making the run in the turbocharged Elite Motorsports Camaro the fastest in NHRA Pro Mod history.

JACKSON PICKS UP PRO MOD WIN AT NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Steve Jackson got some redemption over Todd Tutterow on Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when he drove to a victory at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil during the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service final round.

Jackson and Tutterow met in the final at the Pro Mod season opener in Gainesville, resulting in Tutterow with a holeshot win over Jackson. This week in Houston, it was Jackson who claimed the win with his 5.675-second pass at 255.00 mph.

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