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THROWDOWN IN T-TOWN TO DECIDE 2017 MWPMS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Drag racers from all across the United States are heading to Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park this weekend (Oct. 13-14), for the Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) World Finals, held in conjunction with the Throwdown in T-Town, which promises to rank among the biggest drag races held nationwide this year. And incredibly, fans will be admitted free just by downloading tickets from a link on the track’s Web site at www.tulsaracewaypark.com.

MWPMS world champions in four classes will be crowned at Tulsa in the last of five races for the organization’s inaugural season, headlined by the wild and unpredictable Pro Mod class, where drivers wheel their fire-breathing machines to 3.7-second passes at more than 210 mph over the eighth mile. Also racing for championships will be teams in Radial vs. the World, X275 and MX235, all using various sizes of drag radial tires as opposed to the huge, rear slicks on the Pro Mods.

AMROSINI WINS BYRON DRAGWAY’S POWER WHEELSTAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

After a two year hiatus from competition, "Wheelie King" Brian Ambrosini took his place again on the throne of Byron Dragway's Power Wheelstand Championships.

The win did not come without stiff competion. Chris Pearce was the early favoritewhen he carried his "Chinto" Pinto to a 500' Round 1 pass. And when three time Champion Jason Schubert took his show quality 1978 Olds Cutlass over the wall at 800' in Round 2 , it looked to be anyone but Ambrosini.

WELD RACING ACQUIRES FORGESTAR PERFORMANCE WHEELS

WELD Racing has acquired Forgestar Performance Wheels that will strategically position both brands for a stronger future in the custom, tuner, and boutique aftermarket wheel industry. This valuable addition to the WELD Racing portfolio will enhance Forgestar’s place as a leader in producing custom flow formed wheels.
 
“We are pleased to add Forgestar Performance Wheels to the WELD Racing family,” said Norm Young, President and CEO of WELD Racing. “Both WELD and Forgestar have a

DEJORIA REFLECTS ON HER REASONS FOR STEPPING AWAY

 

Alexis DeJoria knew her decision was going to be a tough one. Admittedly, a decision she pondered as early as July 2016 tested the boundaries of the entire emotional spectrum. 

On Monday, October 9, 2017, just four days before the NHRA Fall Nationals outside of Dallas, Tex., the place where it all began for  DeJoria, daughter of billionaire-entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria released a heavily emotional weight from her shoulder and announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2017 season.

"I actually was kind of tossing it around last season, before Sonoma, just so you know," DeJoria said. "I don’t want anybody to think that was a deciding factor because it really wasn’t. But again I wanted you to know, it’s like you just want that one more year, just one more year, one more win, one more shot at the big, big trophy. And you know I started to lose sight of the things that I have done, and what I have accomplished. 

BLAKE ALEXANDER TO COMPETE IN TOP FUEL AT DALLAS, POMONA

Blake Alexander confirmed to CompetitionPlus.com, he will be racing in the Top Fuel class in NHRA’s national events in Dallas – this weekend – and the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov. 9-12) in Pomona, Calif.

Alexander will be driving the Pronto Auto Service Centers-sponsored dragster owned by Del Worsham. This is the same dragster Alexander drove in Englishtown, N.J., in June and Chicago in July.

SNEAK PEEK - NEW DEEDS & HOLDER PRO MOD FROM BICKEL

Here's a sneak of the new Pro Modified entry forthcoming out of the Jerry Bickel hot rod shop for Josh Deeds and Rodger Holder.

 

TUCSON DRAGWAY, ARIZONA NO-PREP STEP UP WITH SUPPORT FOR NHRA NO-PREP EXHIBITION RACE

 

Jim Hughes of Tucson Dragway along with Dan Drake of Arizona No Prep have stepped up to sponsor the $5000 dollar pay out that the eight cars selected by Shannon Morgan (owner of the Redemption Series No Prep) to compete in the Redemption Exhibition experience at the AAA Texas Fall Nationals October 13, 2017. 

SONOMA RACEWAY OPENS 50 ACRES CAMPGROUND TO EVACUEES

Sonoma Raceway will open its 50 Acres campground to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from the Northern California fires.
 
The raceway, which is equipped to handle up to 2,000 campers during its major event weekends, will open its largest campground to evacuees in RVs beginning this afternoon. The 50 Acres campground is located directly across from the raceway on Highway 121 and has not been affected by the fires.

SONNY LEONARD’S DELECTIBLE DIVERSION

Sonny Leonard is used to making a big impact.

However, recently the veteran engine builder, who builds powerplants in excess of 1,000 cubic inches, stepped out of his field of expertise for another. This field reeks of compost, manure and provides a mosquito bite here and there.

PDRA’S LUCAS OIL TOP DRAGSTER EXPANDS TO 32/48 CAR FIELDS FOR 2018

Looking for innovative and greater ways to support their sportsman racers, the PDRA introduced a new program for MagnaFuel Top Sportsman this year. It featured the chance for up to 48 cars to qualify. The top 16 qualifiers automatically entered their own class, Elite 16, while the bottom qualifiers formed a separate 32 or 48 car field, based on the number of total cars entered.

The PDRA is now proud to announce the same program will be in place for Lucas Oil Top Dragster in 2018.

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