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BUILDING AT JERRY BICKEL RACE CARS DESTROYED BY FIRE

A fire destroyed a secondary building at Jerry Bickel Race Cars on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Lincoln County Firefighters were dispatched to Raceway Park Drive, South of Moscow Mills, Mo., for a building fire at Bickel's shop which housed several race cars, an RV, enclosed trailer, parts and equipment. The 4000-square foot building was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Police were first dispatched when a security system malfunctioned notifying police. The initial officer spotted the fire and contacted the Lincoln County Fire Department.

KRABILL PACES FIRST ROUND WINNERS IN BAKERSFIELD MARCH MEET

Defending NHRA Heritage Series champion Kris Krabill showed why he wears the No. 1 on the side of the Bucky Austin Funny Car Saturday afternoon at the Good Vibrations March Meet in Bakersfield, Ca.

Krabill established the low elapsed time of the round with a 5.613, 248.25 to take out Chris Davis.

MCINTIRE LEADS MARCH MEET QUALIFYING WITH RECORD RUN

 

Mike McIntire ensured he would place his name in Bakersfield March Meet history, even if it is provisional status.

McIntire, who made the trek from Chesterland, Ohio, vaulted his way into drag racing history with the quickest-ever Nostalgia Funny Car run during first day qualifying at the Good Vibrations March Meet in Bakersfield, Ca.

McIntire stopped the timers at 5.549 seconds at 241.63 miles per hour. His pass also represents the second-quickest ever in NHRA Heritage Series Drag Racing history.

ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - ABOUT THOSE NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR BODIES

 

Over the last few seasons, a number of Pro Modified style Funny Car bodies have made their way into the NHRA Heritage Series. NHRA reviewed the designs and approved them for competition. Our question for you in this week's ARP Question of the Week focuses on what you as a fan view as acceptrable and unacceptable. 

INTERVIEW: WES BUCK TALKS WORLD SERIES OF PRO MOD

The February 8th announcement that Drag Illustrated Media will hold its inaugural World Series of Pro Mod (WSOPM) shook up the drag racing world when Editor-in-Chief Wes Buck revealed the unique, $100,000-to-win event on his weekly Facebook Live show. Scheduled for August 4-5 at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado, the race will feature an invite-only field made up of 16 of the most talented and entertaining legal Pro Modified drivers. Many aspects of the one-of-a-kind event led to a barrage of questions directed at the Drag Illustrated office.

As excitement around the race continues to build, Buck recently took the opportunity to answer several of the most common questions he’s been asked since the official race announcement was released.

CAMPBELL ECSTATIC ABOUT CAREER-BEST FUNNY CAR EFFORT AT PHOENIX

There’s no hiding the ultra-positive attitude of nitro Funny Car driver Jim Campbell.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that it has been impossible to wipe the smile off Campbell’s face this week.

12TH ANNUAL EDELBROCK CAR SHOW SCHEDULED FOR MAY 6, 2017

On Friday, May 5, 2017, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours. Participants will get the opportunity to take a guided tour of Edelbrock's Research & Development, Manufacturing and Quality Control departments. This is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to see what it takes to design and manufacture high-quality performance products. Shop tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m. Limited spots are available and are going fast. Interested parties can register online at www.edelbrockcarshow.com.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, over 400 cars will fill the streets around Vic's Garage for the 12th Annual Edelbrock Car Show. Automotive enthusiasts are invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, great food and live entertainment. The show will also host the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, where teams of high school students from all over Southern California race to tear down and rebuild an engine in a timed and judged competition. Additionally, the popular Kids Corner will return with tons of activities for children of all ages. Many aftermarket manufacturers will be in attendance to exhibit their products. Show hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spectator entry is free.

NITRO FC DRIVERS TALK ABOUT NHRA’S TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT DECISION ABOUT CLASS

The hot topic of conversation this past offseason in NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks was about what was going to be done about laid-back headers.

Well, Competition Plus has learned the sanctioning body has decided on the matter. The following letter was addressed to nitro Funny Car teams from Tim White, NHRA’s Director of Engineering:

10TH ANNUAL RACE & PERFORMANCE EXPO EXHIBITS SUCCESS IN MOTORSPORTS

The 10th edition of the Race & Performance Expo recently rolled into the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in suburban Chicago.

Since moving to this larger venue in 2016, the Expo continues to grow as evidenced by every inch of display space being spoken for, and a busy show floor both days. Greg Parker from R&P Expo was extremely pleased. “The enthusiasm by our exhibitors and the show goers is gratifying and is a sign of health in our industry.”

ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK RESULTS - SURVEY SAYS ... THE 2017 NHRA CHAMPIONS

Nevermind the fact they haven't won a race yet, CompetitionPlus.com readers say it isn't they way a race starts but how it finishes which counts.

CompetitionPlus.com readers in the ARP Question of the Week poll say Doug Kalitta, John Force and Erica Enders will win the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championships.

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