by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Roger Richards Wed, 2017-04-12 13:29
Chris Powers had a simple plan headed into the PDRA East Coast Nationals at Galot Motorsports Park, outside of Durham, NC.
The mountain motor Pro Stock driver simply wanted to gain experience and the more laps down the eighth-mile track was better for him. What transpired in his first outing came as a surprise to not only those watching and competing, but the biggest came to Powers himself.
by Chris and Tera Graves, Photos by Chris Graves, Tera Graves, Wes Ramsey Sun, 2017-04-09 17:09
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Ron Lewis Photography Sat, 2017-04-08 18:00
Ron Capps has been acquainted with auto racing legend Mario Andretti since he drove for their mutual friend, drag-racing pioneer Don “The Snake” Prudhomme. Capps even has visited Andretti at his Eastern Pennsylvania home. But he hadn’t seen Andretti in a long time.
Their reunion Saturday morning at Long Beach, Calif., was something the current NHRA Funny Car champion said he’ll never forget. He got to be a passenger for Andretti’s INDYCAR Experience two-seater ride-along – and when he emerged from the back seat, he declared, “Holy s---! That was awesome!”