by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2017-03-05 11:23
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.
By Bobby Bennett; Photos by Chris Graves Sat, 2017-03-04 22:31
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.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Chris Graves Fri, 2017-03-03 23:24
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.
Written By Nate Van Wagnen Thu, 2017-03-02 12:00
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.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by NHRA, Burghardt Photos Thu, 2017-03-02 12:00
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.
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2017-03-01 18:00
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:
Story and Photos by Bill Swanson Wed, 2017-03-01 18:00
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.”