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KALITTA REVEALS DRIVERS FOR 2020

 

After a busy off-season that saw Kalitta Motorsports add or extend sponsorship relationships nearly half a dozen marketing partners the multi-time world championship winning organization is ready to get back on the track. The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will see Kalitta Motorsports field two Top Fuel Dragsters and one Nitro Funny Car throughout the season.  

STEVIE "FAST" TOPS ARP POLL AS MOST EXCITING DRIVER

 

Stevie "Fast" Jackson might not be able to outrun John Force in his race car. He's likely not even signed a tenth of the autographs the 16-time NHRA champion has.

But what he can say, according to the latest ARP Question of the Week poll, he's the most entertaining drag racer in the NHRA at this moment.

Jackson scored a majority of 41-percent of the votes cast, to edge Force, who reeled in a 33-percent share. Nitro thumping, warm-up hero Scott Palmer was third-most with 13 percent.

FIRST LOOK - JOHN HALL'S NEW BICKEL-BUILT CAMARO

 

John Hall has revealed his new Camaro, built by Jerry Bickel, which he will run in PDRA Pro Nitrous competition. He will continue to run horsepower provided Pat Musi. 

NEW CAMPGROUND EXPERIENCE PROMISES GREAT THINGS FOR NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS

 

The 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Feb. 21-23, 2020, is moving its popular Camp Wild Horse overnight campground to Maricopa Road just outside of the main gate of Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

The new campground experience at the track located just south of Phoenix will close Maricopa Road to allow campers and fans easy access to and from the track.

THE ORIGINAL PLAN FOR PRO MOD DIDN'T INCLUDE SUPERCHARGERS OR TURBOS

 

There are four power adders included in today's modern version of Pro Modified, the volatile doorslammer division launched in 1990 by the IHRA.

However, from the words of one of its recognized founders, the original plan only had two, and one of them was not a supercharger.

This perceived blasphemy amongst blower faithful is the contention of Ted Jones, who was the President of the IHRA when Pro Modified was announced in the fall of 1989.

ALEXIS DEJORIA REVEALS HER SPONSORS IN RETURN

 

Alexis DeJoria, who returns to NHRA Funny Car racing this season, will do so with sponsorship from ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer.

ROKiT Phones - creators of glasses-free 3D smartphones - and the award-winning, 700 Year Old Bavarian beer brand, ABK will support Alexis by delivering exclusive 3D content of her to fans via ROKiT smartphones and an ABK beer truck will keep fans refreshed.

GEARHEAD WAGES EVERYTHING TO MAKE RACING MOVIE

RICHIE CRAMPTON TO RACE IN AUSTRALIA

 

NHRA star Richie Crampton will make his debut with Rapisarda Autosport International at Santo’s Summer Thunder meeting, Sydney Dragway, January, 24-25.

“I’m delighted that Richie has agreed to come to Australia and drive for our team this weekend,” said team owner Santo Rapisarda. “My boys, Santo Jr., and Santino have got to know Richie really well when we’ve raced in America and the times he’s returned to Australia to race. He's a world-class driver and a great fit with our family team.”

NITRO FC OWNER/DRIVER BOB TASCA III AMPED UP FOR 2020 SEASON

 

The 2019 season had its ups and downs for veteran nitro Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III.

However, Tasca couldn’t be more amped up to get rolling for the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Series campaign in his Ford Mustang Funny Car.

“Listen, I have (co-crew chiefs) Mike Neff and Jon Schaffer at the helm and eight experienced talented guys on the race car,” Tasca said. “I’ve always said I’ve never been more excited to start a season and I think every driver says that every year and I think mathematically on paper this is my best shot going into a season to win a championship I’ve ever had in my career. Excitement (for the 2020 season) is an understatement. I can’t wait to get out 

TECH; TORQUE CONVERTERS 101 WITH HUGHES PERFORMANCE

If you're a technical novice seeking to learn more about high-performance parts, the folks at Hughes Performance have created an excellent multi-part series discussing the ins-and-outs of the torque converter, and its technology.

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