by Brandon Mudd; Photos by Steve Carlton Sun, 2019-11-24 09:56
Saturday was a day of ET assaults and surprise runs at the COMP Cams Street Car Super Nationals 15 Presented by FuelTech. Qualifying at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wrapped up Saturday afternoon with the first round of eliminations beginning immediately after. Opening ceremonies included both the American and Canadian National Anthems, an annual show of respect to the large contingent of racers from the Great White North who compete here season after season.
by Thomas Pope Sat, 2019-11-23 20:50
Many of the pioneers of Pro Modified long ago hung up their firesuits, though a handful continue to compete.
IHRA Pro Mod made its national-event debut with the 1990 Winter Nationals at Darlington, S.C. Drivers such as Scotty Cannon, Al Billes, Fred Hahn, Ronnie Sox, Tim McAmis, Ed Hoover and others became some of the sport’s biggest attractions as the class rocketed in popularity.
by Brandon Mudd Sat, 2019-11-23 18:56
Under chamber of commerce skies, the 15th annual COMP Cams Street Car Super Nationals Presented by FuelTech at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway saw records fall immediately Friday. In Precision Turbo Pro Mod action, Randy Merick set a track record for supercharged doorslammers with his Q2 run of 5.550 seconds (257.19 mph) in his ’79 Corvette under the lights, good for the provisional top qualifier going into Saturday.
Sat, 2019-11-23 15:01
NHRA has issued a penalty against NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence.
"The following action has been taken against Steve Torrence regarding an incident that occurred during the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on November 17, 2019 regarding an altercation with a fellow competitor.
Fri, 2019-11-22 20:58
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by Susan Wade Fri, 2019-11-22 19:56
Andrew Hines had every reason to sleep well last Saturday on the eve of his sixth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series championship.
All he had to do to put his name in the record books in a tie with his class’ late, great Dave Schultz, Pro Stock icon Warren Johnson, and two-nitro-category legend Kenny Bernstein was win in the first round of the Auto Club Finals at Pomona, Calif.
But how daunting that seemed to the veteran motorcycle racer who leads the bike class with 56 victories.
Written by Tracy Renck Fri, 2019-11-22 16:00
In drag racing circles, there has been some recent talk about the future of Houston Raceway Park.
On Thursday, a Houston Raceway Park spokesman told Competition Plus the real estate of Houston Raceway Park was sold but not the business.
Fri, 2019-11-22 11:36
Evidently, stopping the timers at 5.6-seconds wasn't enough for Top Fuel Motorcycle rider wasn't enough of a rush for Larry McBride. Thursday, at South Georgia Motorsports Park, the two-wheel racing icon, proved he wasn't through showing his manhood.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2019-11-21 17:38
The impact of his decision has yet to hit David Rampy.
Rampy, the 100-time NHRA national event winner, concluded his career as a team owner on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Ca., with a runner-up in Competition Eliminator. It was the first time since 1986 the multi-time sportsman champion had finished a season without a national event victory.
"I really don't know how much I am going to miss it because that was the last race, so I probably won't feel the effects until the season starts next year," Rampy admitted.
by Susan Wade Thu, 2019-11-21 17:18
Ribbing Steve Torrence when she zoomed to within 16 points of him by winning the NHRA Top Fuel trophy Nov. 3 at Las Vegas, Brittany Force said, “Bet ya Steve-O is shaking in his boots.”
In pre-race ceremonies last Sunday at Pomona, just before he set out to repeat his 2018 series championship, Torrence declared, “These boots aren’t shakin’. They’re stomping today.”
Regrettably, Torrence stomped on his own hard-earned, well-deserved reputation as one of the steeliest single-team-overachiever drag racing ever has seen. An ugly exchange with first-round opponent Cameron Ferré marred his accomplishment of joining legends Don Garlits, Joe Amato, the late Scott Kalitta, Gary Scelzi, Tony Schumacher, Larry Dixon, and Antron Brown as the eighth Top Fuel driver to record back-to-back championships.