by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2019-08-15 22:26
Pro Stock icon Warren Johnson pushed for electronic fuel injection for Pro Stock as early as 1989. It took nearly 27 years later for Johnson’s wish to come true.
Johnson speaks of EFI in gearhead speak.
“I was pushing for it since 1989 because having worked on some fuel-injected stuff for some endurance racing applications; I saw the benefits of it right away,” Johnson said. “When we look at it from a drag race standpoint of where you’re running minimal weight parts, and you’re trying to make as much power as possible over a short duration, those parts become rather fragile, and when you run into trace detonation, which you always have with a carbureted engine.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2019-08-15 19:46
Thu, 2019-08-15 13:58
Heading into the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals, August 16-18, Doug Kalitta will be campaigning a new look Top Fuel dragster adorned in the logo of new Team Kalitta business partner LaBounty. The Minnesota-based company is a part of the Stanley Black & Decker family of tools.
Team Kalitta’s long-standing relationship with Stanley and Mac Tools brought this partnership with LaBounty to fruition for the Brainerd event. LaBounty has a 100,000 square foot manufacturing space in Two Harbors, Minnesota where they are using the latest technologies in machine tools, welding equipment, testing equipment, computer software and the best employees the industry.
Written by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2019-08-15 04:00
Leading Australian Top Fuel team Rapisarda Autosport International will race at the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, Aug 29-Sept 2.
Wed, 2019-08-14 18:25
After a three-race hiatus NHRA Pro Stock racer Shane Tucker is ready to get back on track this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. The young Australian businessman who operates Auzmet Architectural from Dallas, Texas, is bringing a new corporate partner with his Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock to the famed race track just south of the Canadian border. Joining Auzmet and StructGlass on Tucker’s 200 mph Camaro will be NCMachine.com, a Winnipeg Manitoba based full service machine shop.
Wed, 2019-08-14 08:25
Thermo-Tec has appointed Brian “BP” Prior to its team in the role of director of sales and marketing.
“I’m thrilled to join the Thermo-Tec team and eager to help grow what’s already a thriving brand,” said Prior.
Wed, 2019-08-14 08:24
Oklahoma City's Aaron Wells outlasted a stout Pro Mod field Aug. 3, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, taking home his second Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) win of the year and tightening his grip on the season points lead.
Also picking up MWPMS event trophies at the historic drag strip near St. Louis were Dan Phelps in Race Star Wheels Top Dragster, Bob Gulitti in Top Sportsman, Alan Felts in X275 Drag Radial, and Jon Stouffer in the unique MWPMS Slammers class for Pro Mod non-qualifiers and first-round runners up.
Wed, 2019-08-14 08:24
The 2nd annual American Jr. Dragster Challenge presented by Capco Contractors wrapped up Saturday with winners in four categories crowned after a grueling day of eliminations. The Texas Motorplex, home of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in October, once again played host to the event which benefitted Children’s Health hospital in Dallas. During the race Texas Motorplex general manager Andy Carter along with sales director Terry Smith presented Kyra Barnett from Children’s Health a check for $1,500 and a commemorative event racing helmet.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2019-08-13 19:32
Matt Hagan, who at 6-1, 225 pounds of solid muscle, admits he’s not intimidated by anyone who slides between the frame rails of a race car. There’s a first time for everything,however. Just ask Hagan.
Hagan could only look in astonishment as a former professional wrestler shoehorned himself into the cockpit of his race car earlier this week outside of Detroit for Roadkill Nights. There was no room to spare in Hagan’s driver’s compartment.
Hagan is a big man, but he’s no Bill Goldberg, who stands six-foot-four-inches tall and weighs in at 266 pounds.
Written by Anthony Caruso III Tue, 2019-08-13 03:00
Sean Bellemeur is the reigning Top Alcohol Funny Car champion. But, as a young kid, he drove Jr. Dragsters, before going on to compete in a Nostalgia Dragster.
He said he has been around Top Alcohol Funny Cars nearly his entire life.