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WITTENBERG GOES TO THE TOP IN FRIDAY BAKERSFIELD TF QUALIFYING

 

Coming up short worked out perfectly for Nostalgia Top Fuel racer Pete Wittenberg.

The veteran Nostalgia Top Fuel driver from Anaheim, Ca., estimates he coasted the last 320 feet of Auto Club Famoso's quarter-mile and managed to emerge from Friday's lone session with the provisional No. 1 qualifier, with a 5.731 elapsed time, at only 234.94 miles per hour.

The team's secret? It's all in the new paint scheme.

ANDERSON BLASTS OUT A 6.47 TO PACE DRAG ILLUSTRATED WORLD DOORSLAMMER NATIONALS

 
After one day, Anderson’s 6.474 puts him in a good spot as he tries to claim the $75,000 prize, which the largest single-race payout in Pro Stock history.
 
“It felt really nice in low gear and just floated the front end out there,” Anderson said. “This has been a fun race. You can concentrate on your race car and make the changes you want to make. It’s been great so far and I’m looking forward to (Saturday). It’s going to be a really fun deal. The car should and could run better tomorrow, so that’s fun. I love fast racing and I love quick E.T.s and big speeds.”

PECK, HORAN QUICKEST IN THURSDAY BAKERSFIELD TESTING

NEAL CHANCE CONVERTERS WORKING ON A NITRO TORQUE CONVERTER

 

If anyone knows the inner workings of a torque converter, it's Marty Chance. This is why with an incoming demand for torque converters to channel nitro-burning doorslammers, Chance is already working towards channelling the beast through the Neal Chance Racing Converters Brand.

"Nitro is a whole different animal," Chance, the second-generation torque converter specialist, explained. "First of all, the nitro is load-dependent, you have to load it, for the thing to make power. If you don't load it hard enough, fast enough, it just puts out holes. The second thing is, the amount of torque that blown nitro engines make is unlike anything.

"Right now, we deal with, you know, 960 cubic inch nitrous motor that has six stages of nitrous on it and a six-inch stroke crank and they make crazy torque. But it ain't nothing like a nitromethane motor. So obviously everything has to be beefed up. That's why when we decided to do the nitro converter, we weren't going to try to base it off of anything that we've ever done before. Because you know, a Top Fuel style torque converter has never been accomplished.

TYLER CROSSNOE DISCUSSES THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A DRAG RACING PROMOTER

BILL MILLER ENGINEERING JOINS SPONSOR LIST FOR WORLD DOORSLAMMER NATIONALS

 

The sponsor list continues to grow for the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing, as race officials announced today that Bill Miller Engineering (BME), an industry leader in forged aluminum pistons and connecting rods, has been named a sponsor for the inaugural race.
 
The event takes place Friday through Sunday at Orlando Speed World Dragway, putting the focus on Pro Stock and Pro Mod. The classes will get headline status, awarding $75,000 to the winner in Pro Stock and $50,000 to the Pro Mod winner. It’s a focus that BME can get behind, too, as the company has been a longtime supporter of the popular doorslammer categories.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A DOZEN FRONT-ENGINE FUELERS IN BAKERSFIELD

 

There are 12 front-engine (AA/FD) dragsters pre-entered for this weekend's 62nd Bakersfield March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. The event marks the season opener and the first of five races in the 2020 Nostalgia Top Fuel series.

PEDREGON RACING G.M. COX ALREADY INSPIRATIONAL BUT HAS COOL SHOW-&-TELL SURPRISE

 

Caleb Cox, to borrow a line from the Brooks & Dunn song “Only In America,” was “looking at the promise of the promised land.”

The General Manager of Cruz Pedregon Racing has visited for the past three years with students at Franklin County High School and Middle School at Brookville, Ind., sharing motivational nuggets of wisdom he picked up along his own career path.

“I bring my firesuit and my helmet, talk about race cars, just kick it with them, and be a kid,” Cox said. “I might be 29 years old, but I’m still a kid. I can relate to all these guys and girls. And I’m just like, ‘Don’t act like I’m some grown-up. I play video games. I just play with race cars for my job.’ I try to tell them, ‘I’m only 10 or 15 years older than you. So I know exactly what you’re going through. I know exactly the seat that you’re in and what your mind’s like right now, so don’t think of me as some old guy who has been through the wringer. It’s just I’m giving you a piece of advice that I think you should listen to.’

FAST FEMALES MAKING THEIR MARK IN AUSSIE TOP FUEL

NHRA INTRODUCES WI-FI FOR ALL AT AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS

 

After a successful trial at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona this year, the NHRA Wi-Fi For All Zone will be featured at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 12-15. This is the next step in a long-term rollout plan to enhance the fan experience through reliable wireless internet service throughout the pits, midways and grandstands.

At Gainesville Raceway, NHRA has invested in fiber networking and partnered with PMY Group to provide over 750,000 square feet of wireless internet access during the Gatornationals. NHRA has also partnered with GoZone WiFi to learn more about the needs and wants of guests and fans at NHRA events.

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