by Tracy Renck Thu, 2017-11-30 20:51
If things go according to plan, Vincent Nobile will return to competing in NHRA’s Pro Stock class at the 2018 season-opening Winternationals Feb. 8-11 in Pomona, Calif.
“We are definitely coming out in 2018 and more than likely we will be at Pomona,” said John Nobile, who tunes the car driven by his son Vincent Nobile. “We have a brand-new car coming from Jerry Haas. We are going to leave on Dec. 11, so Vincent can get fitted for it. We are hoping Jerry can get it done in time, so we can go testing (at Phoenix before the Winternationals) and then go to Pomona.”
John Nobile said his son will be campaigning a 2018 Chevy Camaro in the upcoming season.
by Roger Richards Thu, 2017-11-30 10:48
Each season, Roger Richards, the original photographer for CompetitionPlus.com since 1999, logs thousands of miles on the CompetitionPlus-themed van covering the world, on and off the track. Likewise, he snaps the button on his trusty Nikons nearly 600,000 times capturing the imagery which many of you have come to know as the Geezer Files. He's compiled a gallery of his favorite images along the way in 2017. THE BEST OF THE GEEZER 2017
by Brandon Mudd Thu, 2017-11-30 09:51
Mike Bowman came full circle Sunday evening at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earning his second-straight Precision Turbo Pro Mod victory at the Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals 13 Presented by Speed Society in a span that also saw him earn the win at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod earlier this year.
Tom Bailey in the SKRC Blown Olds 442 all the way from Orion, Mich. earned the class top qualifier with an ET of 5.750 seconds, but Bowman’s speed of 270 mph flat was an incredible benchmark that wouldn’t be topped in Pro Mod. Bowman topped Carl Stevens in the finals with a 5.789 at 260.91 mph over Stevens’ 5.876 at 224.62 mph. The Oak Hill, Calif. resident earned the victory in the same ’69 Chevelle he won with here last year.
Story and Photos by Bill Swanson Wed, 2017-11-29 22:45
The Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals presented its 9th edition of American muscle at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL last weekend. MCACN has earned its reputation as the premier show to feature the finest in rare vintage and faithfully restored muscle cars.
Factory involvement in racing during that era especially at the drag strip, gave birth to muscle cars. So it makes perfect sense for MCACN to feature historically significant drag machines. As well as some of the people responsible for giving muscle to the masses.