:::::: News ::::::

THE DUCK IDOL COMPETITION - DONALD LONG'S ABSURD ANNOUNCER SEARCH

 

What can get wilder than a Donald Long-promoted race where there are as many people standing on the starting line as there are in the stands?

How about a Donald Long, Duck X Promotions talent search?

This is the story of how the sordid contest grew legs, which over the last few days have run at warp speed. 

S. TORRENCE, HIGHT AND ENDERS CURRENT NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT LUCAS OIL WINTERNATIONALS

DRAG RACING LEGEND RAY ALLEY PASSES

 

Ray Alley, a former Funny Car racer and team owner who was instrumental in the early years of Kenny Bernstein’s racing career and later served as NHRA’s Director of Top Fuel and Funny Car Racing, died 

SALINAS ADDS PLEASANTON READY MIX AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

 

Mike Salinas and his Scrappers Racing team are on the verge of a breakout season in the NHRA’s Top Fuel ranks in 2019. One of his first customers will be there to enjoy the ride.

Salinas announced today that Pleasanton Ready Mix Concrete has signed as an associate sponsorship for the 2019 season with Salinas’ Top Fuel team, continuing a steady momentum the team has been building heading into this weekend’s season-opening race, the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona. 

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NAMED MWPMS TITLE SPONSOR

 

Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS has named Summit Racing Equipment as the title sponsor for the 2019 race season. 

“Mid-West Pro Mod Series means so much to me because it truly is for the racers and Summit has been apart of drag racing for fifty years. It is huge to be able to bring Summit Racing Equipment to the MWPMS racers,” said series organizer Keith Haney

“Summit Racing Equipment has been a part of Keith Haney Racing thanks to a great working relationship with Jim Greenleaf. Summit provides a great place for all of our racers to get the parts they need quickly and we are looking forward to having them on board as the title sponsor of our MWPMS.”

ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - WHO PROVIDED DRAG RACING'S GREATEST RIVALRY?

Throughout drag racing's history, there have been tens of thousands of rivalries. We want to know which one was the greatest battle between two immovable forces.

Your answer might be different depending which era you were into drag racing.

AUSTIN PROCK'S DEBUT SLATED FOR NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

 

The nitro drag racing career of Austin Prock is set to begin at the Winternationals Feb. 7-10.

Prock, the son of world championship crew chief Jimmy Prock, will be piloting a second Top Fuel dragster for John Force Racing in Pomona, Calif.

Prock will be a dragster teammate to 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Series world champion Brittany Force.

BALDWIN RACES POMONA WITH FAMOUS ROCKER AS GUEST

 

“Love is what I got, It's within my reach and the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach.” 

Krista Baldwin plans to have a complete Southern California weekend at the 2019 NHRA Winternationals. Baldwin welcomes WIX Filters’s distributors Sharma Contractors and Utility Trailer Sales of Southern California to her roster this weekend. She will be piloting the McLeod Racing A/Fuel dragster of Johnny Ahten and will be hosting Sublime drummer, Bud Gaugh. 

HAGAN MIGHT BE BIG, BUT HE HAS HIS LIMITS

 

The competition in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Funny Car keeps getting bigger and bigger. As David Hagan, father of two-time champion Matt Hagan sees it one of its fiercest competitors keeps getting bigger and bigger.

His son.

"I think the car’s just getting smaller, man. I don’t know," Hagan said with a smile. "It’s all this padding and stuff we’re adding in there.

SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY LEGENDS EPISODE RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 5

 

The premiere of Legends: The Series featuring Shirley Muldowney will be delayed until Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Show producer Bobby Bennett said software issues which could not easily be fixed in the middle of covering this weekend's PRO Winter Warm-up, made it evident the best course of action was to hit the pause button until the team was back in the office.

Pages