By Susan Wade Tue, 2017-01-10 09:20
With tuner Lee Beard to help him, NHRA part-time racer Dom Lagana will make an encore in Australia later this month or Rapisarda Autosport International.
Lagana will be a teammate to Damien Harris and Wayne Newby at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event January 21 at Sydney Dragway, then at the Jan. 28-29 ANDRA Nationals at Calder Park Raceway at Melbourne, Victoria.
by Tracy Renck Mon, 2017-01-09 21:04
Making it as a single-car NHRA Pro Stock team competing on a limited schedule is a tough road.
Yet, it is one Matt Hartford has traveled with some success the past four years, and he’s coming back for more in 2017.
“We’re going to be at Pomona with Total Seal and Nitro Fish (Kenny Koretsky) being the major supporters on the car and Warren Johnson power,” said Hartford, who drives a Camaro.
by Kelly Topolinski Mon, 2017-01-09 09:48
Last season's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was another to remember for Super Stock racer Jimmy DeFrank, and he is more eager than ever to jump into a whole new year of doing what he loves. The pilot of the DeFrank & Sons Racing Chevrolet Cobalt accumulated a large amount of points towards the big trophy last year, and in the end, he and his team scored their fifth Super Stock world championship and 13th overall division title. In total, the Chatsworth, California-based racer heads into the 2017 season with 19 national event titles on his scorecard and 45 division wins.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2017-01-07 12:28
PDRA Top Sportsman champion Dan Ferguson had already resigned to the fact, his good fortunes of the last three seasons were going to end with a second championship. Team owner Dale Pittman made the decision to sell his Corvette, leaving Ferguson to fend for himself in 2017.
Ferguson didn't fret, but with a small measure of disappointment began working on his own Firebird with the expressed intent of racing one event, which would determine whether he'd run the full season.
Ironically, he experienced a bit of deja vu dating back to 2014, when a successful debut turned into a full season which yielded his first career championship.