by Richard Smith, CompetitionPlus Australia Thu, 2019-06-06 23:16
At the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, Team Bray Racing will not only be taking on the Pro Slammer field but also Supercar star Chaz Mostert to the delight of race fans.
Thu, 2019-06-06 23:08
NHRA is offering fans the trip of a lifetime! One grand prize winner and a guest will be flown to the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals for an all-expense paid trip Aug. 28 – Sept. 2 in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Thu, 2019-06-06 22:26
Ted Jones, a longtime drag racing executive, past manager of Bristol Dragway and president of Masters Entertainment Group, was introduced today as the 2019 Legend of Thunder Valley honoree.
Jones, who worked at Bristol Dragway for more than two decades and spent time at the iconic track over the years in many different official professional capacities, will be inducted as the newest Legend of Thunder Valley during pre-race ceremonies for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday, June 16.
by Anthony Caruso III; Photo by Steven Wilson Thu, 2019-06-06 16:26
Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Season 3 is in full swing. Yet, a very popular S10 driven by Larry Larson will not be in any of the events. In fact, it has been banned from competing on the hit TV series.
“They actually outlawed the S10, as it would have been illegal for Season 3,” Larson said. “So I had to do something different. It’s not because I wanted to; it’s because I had to. When the rules came out in December -- knowing I had to do something different -- I looked at some different body styles and settled on this late model Cadillac.”
Thu, 2019-06-06 04:00
The third event of the 2019 Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Championship tour presented by Red Line Shirt Club brought the series back to historic Amarillo Dragway for the second annual Funny Car Chaos event, May 31st & June 1st. The highly anticipated return of the series to the Texas panhandle saw seventeen cars came to compete for a spot in the quick sixteen main event. With precious points on the line, every run counted for those in the running for the inaugural Funny Car Chaos Championship.
Following Friday night's two qualifying sessions, it was Ken Singleton and the “High Risk” Monte Carlo from Oklahoma taking the top spot with a 4.10 at 191 mph pass followed closely by Nick Poloson in the “Bucket List” with a 4.16 at 178 mph. Local favorite Clay Cunningham put the “Still Crazy” entry into the third position with a 4.39 at 163 mph as Brandon Lewis and Mark Billington rounded out the top five.
Thu, 2019-06-06 04:00
NHRA’s Youth And Education Services (YES) Program has made several updates in 2019, attracting four new presenting sponsors to come on board. Ford, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and the Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) will not only connect with participants of the YES Program which hosts over 30,000 students annually, these organizations are also committed to taking an active role in developing and presenting career-focused curriculum that demonstrates how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is applied in real-world careers in the automotive arena.
Ford joined the YES Program to connect with high school students nationwide and emphasize the importance of a solid education to fuel exciting careers in the automotive industry including drag racing.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2019-06-05 15:07
The news broke this morning that Maple Grove Raceway was for sale.
Track management issued a statement today confirming business will go on as usual while the facility remains on the market.
By Susan Wade Wed, 2019-06-05 06:28
If the NHRA needs an ambassador in corporate circles, it has a staunch ally in Snap-on Tools Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk.
He looks forward to gathering with the company’s 600 guests at Route 66 Raceway so much that when the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for the next season is published, he marks the date on his calendar. In the past, he has arranged his travels to Asia around this race weekend, and this time he was fresh from a trip to London. And he made an impassioned speech for the sport during Funny Car qualifying Saturday.
By Susan Wade Tue, 2019-06-04 10:57
From a flapping hood on his beater car Thursday to flipping flapjacks for the fans Saturday, with a lightning scare that emptied the grandstands followed by a deluge that further delayed racing, Route 66 Nationals week has been an adventure for Lincolnshire, Ill., independent Top Fuel driver T.J. Zizzo.
He was preparing for work Thursday and thinking about the weekend ahead as he drove down the road, when his vision suddenly was blocked by something black and mysterious – “across my windshield, out of nowhere,” he recalled.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2019-06-04 10:17
If there's one thing FIA European doorslammer sensation Jimmy Alund can never be accused of, it's being lazy.
Last season, Alund drove his way to both an FIA Pro Stock and Pro Modified championship race win. The only thing which could be harder than winning twin race titles is to win two championships, a goal he has set at the onset of the tour.