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PALMER'S KNIEVEL TRIBUTE WAS BUCKET LIST WORTHY

 

Scott Palmer remembers the day when he was young and was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“An Evel Knievel,” Palmer responded, with the eyes of a dreamer.

“Well, you can’t be an Evel Knievel; maybe an astronaut, fireman or a policeman?”

DUNN, CAMPBELL HEAD TO BRISTOL, NORWALK WITH NEW LOOK AND SPONSOR

 

The hot rod red painted flames on the hood of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car during upcoming NHRA national events in Bristol, Tennessee and Norwalk, Ohio represent the team’s sponsor, Blaze Exhaust Probes.  A key element used in drag racing to measure exhaust temperatures, Blaze Technical Services helps the Dunn’s and many other teams achieve 320 mph runs through the monitoring of engine performance.  

MICHALEK GETS FANS CLOSER TO DRAG RACING THROUGH VIDEO

 

Drag racing is a sport a lot of sports fans don’t understand and certainly don’t appreciate.

Corey Michalek is trying to change that narrative through video.

MILLICAN ROLLS INTO BRISTOL WITH NEW MAJOR SPONSOR

 

The national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice, will be a major sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel Dragster for the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN, June 14 – 16. The campaign is a co-sponsor with Parts Plus for the Straightline Strategy Group dragster.

TODD TUTTEROW TALKS ABOUT TOPEKA INCIDENT

 

Round one of racing for this past weekend's NHRA national event at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, KS, was not kind to members of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series. Four cars were significantly damaged in three separate accidents, with the worst being the supercharged '63 Corvette of South Carolina's Jeremy Ray after a scary and spectacular rollover beside Erica Enders in the first pair out.

BECKMAN'S NEXT CHAPTER? HE'S WONDERING TOO

 

There’s no question that Jack Beckman knows exactly what to do in any type of drag racing vehicle.

After all, he’s taught more than 7,000 students how to drive dragsters, roadsters, funny cars and doorslammers as an instructor at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School. He’s won NHRA world championships in Super Comp (2003) and Funny Car (2012), and he’s got a combined 30 national-event victories in those two categories.

WORM BECOMES FIRST FEMALE TOP FUEL OWNER-DRIVER SINCE TRAILBLAZER MULDOWNEY

 

For the first time since legend Shirley Muldowney’s career, the NHRA will have a female Top Fuel owner-driver.

With a financial boost from Strutmasters.com boss Chip Lofton, Audrey Worm will pull into Bristol Dragway this week as owner of her own dragster team.

T0TAL SEAL PISTON RINGS COMPANY SOLD

Total Seal Piston Rings, the undisputed leader in high performance ring design founded by Joe Moriarty over 50 years ago, has been sold to an investment group led by Promus Equity Partners, Jon S. Vesely and Total Seal President Matt Hartford.

The sale was finalized June 7th, 2019, and released in a joint statement by Joey Moriarty, son of founder Joe Moriarty, Promus Equity Partners, Jon S. Vesely and Matt Hartford.

 

E3 SPARK PLUGS EXTENDS MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

E3 Spark Plugs recently extended its partnership with NHRA as the Official Spark Plug and Official Ignition Products of NHRA.

E3 Spark Plugs has been involved with NHRA racing across all platforms including the sponsorship of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. E3-powered cars have won over 150 NHRA national events and eight national championships in the past three years.

WAYNE NEWBY MAKES AUSTRALIAN TOP FUEL HISTORY AT WILLOWBANK

 

Rapisarda Autosport International pair Wayne Newby and Santino Rapisarda etched their names in the history books when they became the first driver/tuner combination to become two-time 400 Thunder champions after defeating Kelly Bettes in the final round of the 2018-19 season at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, June, 9.

Persistent rain over the two days of qualifying for the Pro categories reduced qualifying to a single round and for several of the leading lights in Pro Alcohol and Pro Stock it had a massive impact of their championship aspirations.

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