by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2017-04-20 15:34
Kelly Bettes understands she's got the opportunity of a lifetime ahead of her.
A former ANDRA Modified Champion and Sport Compact Drag standout, will pilot the Lamattina Top Fuel Racing dragster at the Nitro Up North event at Hidden Valley Raceway, July 21 and 22.
“When you’re a kid, and you dream about drag racing at the highest level, Top Fuel is always at the top of the list," Bettes said. “To be a part of what I believe is the best team in Australian Top Fuel Racing is just a dream come true.
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2017-04-19 18:00
Alex Laughlin is doing double-duty racing at the SpringNationals in Houston this weekend, and he couldn’t be more excited.
Laughlin will make his season debut in the Pro Stock class and he also will continue to drive Anthony Dicero’s A/Fuel Dragster. Both entries will have the primary sponsor of Gas Monkey Energy Drink. Laughlin also is receiving additional sponsorship support from Advance Auto Parts and Havoline.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-04-19 10:42
If there's one thing Scotty Cannon has proven over the last three decades, it's the ability to be versatile. While he's tuned and driven everything from nitrous-injected doorslammers to nitro-burning machines, he's about to add another element to his stretched resume.
Cannon plans to tune and campaign an old-school style Gasser during Greer Dragway's Hot Rod Reunion on April 22. The event is a replacement to the longstanding Southeast Gassers Association which no longer fields events at the track.
Cannon will turn the wrenches on Chris Cantrell's Hound Dog Ford Falcon, a Ford-powered, four-speed car which will be driven by his husband-in-law Alan Pittman, who like Cannon, is a past series champion.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2017-04-19 09:49
Matt Smith’s area of expertise is riding an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle.
The facts prove that as he won world championships in the class in 2007 and 2013.
Yet, Smith did say he enjoyed filling in for his father and world championship driver Rickie Smith at the ADRL Spring Drags April 7-8 at Rockingham (N.C.) Dragway. Rickie is recovering from back surgery.
Matt driving his father’s Pro Mod ZL1 Camaro qualified first at 3.788 seconds at 200.86 mph, but lost in the semifinals against veteran Doug Winters. The event was won by Smith’s teammate Jonathan Gray, who beat Winters in the finals.