by Tracy Renck; Photos by Mike & Jeff Burghardt Wed, 2018-04-11 23:14
Austin Prock, the son of world championship NHRA crew chief Jimmy Prock, as reported by CompetitionPlus.com did his inaugural testing in a nitro Funny Car April 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“It was everything I thought it would be and more,” Austin said about his first time driving a nitro Funny Car. “My mom, dad and brother Thomas were there and that was cool.”
Prock, who was behind the wheel of the Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro driven by Courtney Force, made three runs. Throughout his training he will drive all three John Force Racing Funny Cars.
The elder Prock is a crew chief for reigning NHRA nitro Funny Car world champ Robert Hight at John Force Racing.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2018-04-11 22:03
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Jerry Savoie confirmed to CompetitionPlus.com that Steve Johnson is no longer his teammate.
“He’s not riding our second motorcycle anymore,” Savoie said. “Steve is a really nice guy, but it just didn’t work out.”
Johnson rode Savoie’s motorcycle at just one event – the 2018 season-opening Pro Stock Motorcycle race, NHRA’s Gatornationals March 15-18 in Gainesville, Fla.
Tue, 2018-04-10 20:53
NHRA and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway pulled off a first-time feat at the inaugural DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Both Saturday and Sunday were declared sellouts.
Fans from all over the western region packed the grandstands, pit areas and campgrounds to witness the inaugural four-wide event west of the Mississippi River both Saturday and Sunday. There was also an international contingent including race fans from Europe and Australia.
Tue, 2018-04-10 17:31
New Lucas Oil Stadium exhibit area will provide trailer exhibitors more space to display and conduct business at PRI --
Trailer exhibitors at the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show will now be able to show off their product lineups alongside their booths in the new indoor exhibit area at Lucas Oil Stadium. The new area provides exhibitors a larger space to showcase their products and is contiguous to the Indiana Convention Center.
Tue, 2018-04-10 04:00
Kin Bates, Dan Schrokosch and Ed DeStaute each snagged their second win of the year this past weekend at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Nostalgia Reunion – Funny Car Fever event at Sacramento Raceway.
Bates, Anderson, Calif., qualified No. 1, then took out Sabrina Kumre and Dennis Allen to take home the trophy in his A/Fuel nostalgia dragster. Bates beat out Kumre in round one, then laid down a 5.983 second, 236.22 mph lap for the win over Allen in the final. Allen crossed the line in 6.194 at 225 mph for his runner up finish.
by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2018-04-09 20:22
Competitors from the Tar Heel State nearly swept the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Spring Nationals as Jay Cox led a host of fellow North Carolinians into the winner’s circle at GALOT Motorsports Park.
Cox, from nearby Smithfield, recorded a string of 3.6-second passes to secure the season-opening win in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC over 2014 Pro Nitrous world champion Jason Harris. Joining Cox in victory were Pinetown’s Terry Leggett in Bryant Industrial Pro Extreme presented by Pro Line Racing, Jacksonville’s Elijah Morton in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock and Bahama’s Rodney Williford in Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle. Lugoff, SC’s Jeremy Ray was the winner in Moroso Pro Boost.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Burghardt Photography Mon, 2018-04-09 08:00
Steve Torrence never has been a cheerleader for the four-wide drag-racing format.
Despite his grudging participation, the Capco Contractors Dragster racer Sunday became the only one to win a four-wide NHRA drag race at two different tracks.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Burghardt Photography Mon, 2018-04-09 08:00
J.R. Todd is not shy about his opinion of four-wide drag racing.
He’s simply not a fan.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Burghardt Photography Mon, 2018-04-09 04:00
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.
That was the mantra for Vincent Nobile on Sunday as the Elite Motorsports driver went through a trio of engines over the course of the weekend, ending with a surprise win at the 19th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.