by Tracy Renck Thu, 2019-08-01 20:40
A long-term relationship will continue for Pro Stock racer Matt Hartford in Seattle this weekend.
Once again, Rottler Manufacturing will be the primary sponsor on Hartford’s Camaro for the Magic Dry NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, August 2-4.
“Rottler is based like 10 miles from the race track and all their employees come out and support us and they have a lot of friends and family with them, so it is just a good deal and something we have done for several years,” Hartford said. “Rottler and Total Seal Piston Rings go hand-in-hand. We have been using utilizing Rottler Honing Equipment for well over a decade at Total Seal. We’ve had a really good business relationship. Seattle also is the home track for CIP1, which is based out of Vancouver.”
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Jeff Burghardt Wed, 2019-07-31 23:47
by Susan Wade Wed, 2019-07-31 22:55
The NHRA has filed a motion to dismiss Larry Dixon’s antitrust lawsuit, leaving the case in limbo in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for the moment.
But the respected three-time Top Fuel champion isn’t idle. He’s moving forward with his two-seat dragster experience business and finding even more fulfillment as an instructor and volunteer with his former competitor Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. teen driving program.
By Ian Tocher Wed, 2019-07-31 08:18
The dictionary defines "enigma" as being "mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand." When Keith Haney Racing (KHR) arrives in St. Louis Aug. 1-3, for the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) event at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the "Enigma" they'll bring to the track may mystify and puzzle onlookers, as Haney's nitrous-huffing 2014 Camaro will continue to sport a pair of relatively tiny Mickey Thompson drag radials out back despite racing in the "big tire" Pro Mod class.
Wed, 2019-07-31 08:14
Oberto is announcing the most significant innovation in the company’s history in a most unique manner. The brand, once delivered around the Seattle area by Art Oberto on his bicycle, will reveal the new Oberto Specialty Meats logo on the hood of the 10,0000 horsepower Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car July 31st at Pacific Raceways during the NHRA national event. “This fall we will launch a broad range of delicious new products, new packaging to celebrate our Seattle heritage, and improved products from our core business,” said Stephen Oberto, Vice President of Marketing and fourth generation Oberto. “Furthermore, we will be expanding our portfolio to include charcuterie and sausages, the same specialty meats our company was built on 101 years ago.”
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Mike Burghardt Tue, 2019-07-30 22:39
When Clay Millican won his first national event in 2000 while racing IHRA, he was as wet behind the ears as any rookie could be.
Millican won his first-ever Top Fuel event in 2000, beating veteran Shirley Muldowney to win the IHRA Canadian Nationals in Grand Bend, Ont. The sophomore driver was under the tutelage of tuner Mike Kloeber, a wrench-turner who came up on the rough side of the tracks in nitro racing.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Jeff Burghardt Tue, 2019-07-30 22:15
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Mike Burghardt Mon, 2019-07-29 23:57
There was a time last season when NHRA was prepared to begin testing to create the semblance of a plan to return to the traditional quarter-mile nitro racing distance. The plan fell apart, and not much was done to revive the idea.
When Del Worsham visited Qatar during the off-season, he decided to attempt to run a quarter-mile in his Funny Car for Sheik Khalid and the Qatar Race Club.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2019-07-29 21:02
Matt Smith fussed and pleaded with the NHRA regarding their decision to declare the dimpled belly pan on his one-year-old EBR body illegal and to give him one more race to come into compliance. His pleas fell on deaf ears.
It turns out, it didn’t make a difference, as Smith on the first run with a flat belly pan established a Sonoma track record with a 6.779 elapsed time, at 200.83 miles per hour.
One racer who was not surprised that Smith’s EBR-bodied bike ran that quick, is ironically the one who sold him the package - Hector Arana.
Mon, 2019-07-29 20:38
It’s been two-plus decades since Doug Winters was last at Bandimere Speedway. While his feelings about racing at Thunder Mountain haven’t changed, he needed a great reason to make the 1,600-mile trip from Kernersville, N.C. to Denver to return.
A $100,000 payday at the third annual Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod presented by J&A Service, Elite Motorsports, Big O Tires and benefiting One Cure classifies as a great reason.