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NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS DROPPED FROM NHRA SCHEDULE

 

NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park have made the decision to not host the 2021 NHRA Arizona Nationals, leaving an opening on the 2021 schedule which NHRA is optimistic will be filled with an event at a facility that has not hosted a national event before. The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions due to the public health situation in the Phoenix area and state of Arizona were taken into account by officials at NHRA and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in determining to not hold the event this year.

A GREAT DRAG RACING AMBASSADOR - DAVE BISHOP HAS PASSED

 

The drag racing community has lost an iconic voice for the sport.

Dave Bishop, an iconic drag racing photographer, passed away on January 12, 2021. He was a contributor to many drag racing publications, either as a photographer or writer. However, his proclamation of Charles Carpenter's nitrous-injected shoebox as the "World's Fastest '55 Chevy," which is largely credited for creating a groundswell of media attention, would lead to the Pro Modified movement.

Days after Bishop's passing, his friends and members of the drag racing community are trying to come to grips with the passing of the talented photographer who was a champion for the sportsman racer.

Greg Burrow, one of Bishop's closest friends, said the two met while attending High Point University classes back in 1967.

AFTER VIRUS VEXATION, NITRO REVIVAL CACKLES AGAIN IN 2021

ATLANTA DRAGWAY’S LONGTERM EXISTENCE DOESN’T LOOK PROMISING

DOCTORS ORDER PRO MOD STAR MIKE JANIS TO RETIRE FROM DRIVING

According to a social media post on Mike Janis’ Facebook page Wednesday, the 2018 NHRA Pro Mod world champion is going to retire from driving, effective immediately for health reasons.

The post is titled: ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: THE BEST IS YET TO COME, THOUGH

ATLANTA DRAGWAY LISTED FOR SALE PROMOTING REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

CompetitionPlus.com has learned that Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, is listed for sale by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (JLL).

In the sale description of Atlanta Dragway, the main push is not about use for drag racing, but rather the unique redevelopment opportunities.

TANNER GRAY PREPARING FOR SECOND SEASON IN NASCAR’S CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

Just three years removed from winning the 2018 NHRA Mello Series Pro Stock world championship, Tanner Gray keeps pushing forward with his NASCAR career.

In 2021, Gray is preparing for his second full-time campaign on NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series.

 

TROY COUGHLIN JR. ANXIOUS FOR HIS SECOND SEASON IN PRO STOCK

Troy Coughlin Jr. has proven over the years that he can drive numerous types of cars on the dragstrip.

Coughlin, however, acknowledged competing in his first season in NHRA’s Pro Stock class in 2020 wasn’t a simple transition.

QUALIFYING - VRHRA RACE 6 OF 9, 2021 STRANGE ENGINEERING BE THERE NATIONALS, U.S. 30

 

 

Fire up your computers, call your friends. It's time for the second season of the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association; the race series created out of a pandemic.

So, how does this work?

Each event features the top 20 finishers of the previous season in a ballot where your votes determine qualifying and race results, and inevitably series championships. Since we are fantasy drag races, we can stage the events at any facility we choose, regardless of whether the track exists or not.

The top eight qualifiers advance to final eliminations, where your votes determine the race winners.

This week we are at another drag racing institution, U.S. 30 Dragway for the inaugural VRHRA Strange Engineering Be There Nationals. 

CUSTOMER/FRIENDS RELISH MEMORIES OF SONNY LEONARD

 

The passing of legendary, record-setting engine builder Sonny Leonard has left some of his high-profile clientele uncertain of their racing future without him.

At the same time, those customers -- all of whom became close friends of the Lynchburg, Va., powermaster -- have a seemingly endless list of stories to share.

“I don’t know what they’re going to do without him, really,” said Dean Goforth, a former IHRA Pro Stock competitor and close friend of Leonard’s. 

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