Rumor Mill

:::::: News ::::::

CORY MAC GOING OFF-ROAD RACING AGAIN

Veteran Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan is going off road racing again in 2017.

Cory Mac, as he is known, finished in sixth place in the points standings in the Lucas Oil Off Road Regional 2016 season.

CONLEY NAMED NHRA NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION DIRECTOR

Jeff Conley has been named as NHRA’s North Central Division Director (Division 3). The North Central Division includes tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and is home to four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. Conley began working with the North Central division in 2007 as a member of the certification team.
 
“I’m excited to continue in this position and further my career with NHRA,” Conley said. “I look forward to meeting and working with our member tracks, competitors and sponsors.  I am excited to have an opportunity to grow the sport of drag racing and enhance all programs.”   

SUMMIT MOTORSPORTS PARK SEEKS ALTERNATIVE TO REMOVING LIGHT POLES

As the president of a motorsports venue that annually welcomes more than 500,000 fans for sportsman and professional drag racing, Bill Bader, Jr. was proud to announce the installation of a state-of-the-art lighting system in 2016 to illuminate both sides of the track surface at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Designed by Musco, it cost $400,000 and features 15 steel poles on the Budweiser side of the park from the head of staging to the sandtrap, where an additional pole is located on the Summit side of the park.

JOHN FORCE CLAIMS CAREER VICTORY NUMBER 148 WITH GATORS TITLE

Nitro Funny Car legend John Force added another line to his illustrious resume Sunday.

The 16-time NHRA world champion, driving his PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, beat Jonnie Lindberg to capture the title at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

SCHUMACHER INKS ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT IN TOP FUEL RECORD BOOK

Tony Schumacher denied team colleague Leah Pritchett a chance to write NHRA Top Fuel history by making some of his own Sunday at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

He broke a tie with Florida favorite son “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Joe Amato, and Larry Dixon in becoming the most successful in his class at this spring classic. His fifth victory here came as he defeated yet another Don Schumacher Racing mate, Antron Brown, in the final round.

KRAWIEC REELS IN OWN BIKE AND HINES FOR FIFTH GATORNATIONALS VICTORY

Eddie Krawiec’s journey Sunday to his 37th NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle victory and repeat triumph at the Amalie Oil Gatornationals began with a scare and ended with a score.

Nearly pitched off his heavily leaning Harley-Davidson during his first-round race against Mike Berry, Krawiec held on.

SHANE GRAY CAPTURES GATORNATIONALS PRO STOCK VICTORY

The talk in NHRA’s offseason was Shane Gray was going to retire from Pro Stock racing to give his seat to his 17-year-old son, Tanner.

Tanner is racing this season, but so is Shane.

WHITELY WINS CAREER FIRST NHRA PRO MOD VICTORY AT GATORNATIONALS

Steven Whitely raced to his first NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event win at their portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at Gainesville Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing was presented by Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Inc. and is the first of 12 races on the season.

Whitley in his ’14 Cadillac faced series veteran Mike Castellana in the final round. Whitely was able to post a winning time of 5.791 seconds at 253.52 mph to the trailing run of 10.192 at 87.94 of Castellana.

SCHUMACHER, J. FORCE, S. GRAY AND KRAWIEC TAKE WINS SUNDAY AT GATORNATIONALS

Tony Schumacher raced his way to the Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

John Force (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the third of 24 events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

Sunday's final results from the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The race is the third of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

Pages