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AUSSIE TOP FUEL GOES ALL-IN FOR 1000-FT DRAG RACING

 

Three years ago, Australia's premiere Top Fuel dragster team owner Santo Rapisarda clamored for his native homeland to adopt nitro racing to 1,000 feet, even going as far as to threaten the parking of his five teams.

His peers didn't see the logic and decided to shelve the project.

A month ago, Rapisardo made his point clear again with little room for debate, saying in as many words that the series could race to 1,320 feet but it would do so without his team.

SCSN OUTLAW 8.5 TO COMPETE FOR NHRA WALLY AT GATEWAY; FANS OFFERED DISCOUNT TICKETS

The symbol of excellence within American drag racing is the Wally. Modeled after NHRA Founder Wally Parks, it is the trophy awarded to winners at NHRA Nationals events all over America.And now, this Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., one Street Car Super Nationals racer will earn one.

A commemorative acrylic Wally will be presented to the winner of the Outlaw 8.5 Heads-Up Shootout class, and even better is the fact that SCSN and NHRA are teaming up to provide discounted tickets in order to see this unique partnership in action.

ROGERS REIGNS AT SAN ANTONIO MWPMS RACE

Rising from a fourth-place qualifying effort of 3.97 seconds over the eighth-mile at San Antonio Raceway this past weekend, Eddie Rogers went on to score his second Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) victory of the season.

Rogers steered his supercharged ’69 Chevelle to a winning 4.04-seconds pass in the final over the blown, late-model Corvette of Jonas Aleshire, who was disqualified for leaving a fraction of a second before the green light flashed.

NHRA COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE CHANGE ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

The complexion of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will take a new form as four of the national events will change dates for the upcoming season.
 
The Dodge NHRA Nationals will kick off the six-race playoff stretch at historic Maple Grove Raceway on Sept. 13-16. The scenic facility located outside of Philadelphia has long been a hot bed of racing and often produces national record performances

FORMER NHRA RACER RENCK BETTERS HIS WORLD RECORD

 

Ed Renck, a former NHRA drag racer, bettered his own world record at the Salt Flats recently.

On Sept. 17, at the 2017 World of Speed event at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Renck improved on his record in the C Gas Roadster Class with a speed of 236.99 mph.

“It was definitely great to better my record,” said Renck, 75. “I was a little disappointed because I was going 236.6 between the four and five-mile mark and the tires started slipping. I got it back up to speed and bettered my record, but I was hoping to go 240 mph but I couldn’t because the tires were slipping. But, this is still a cool deal to improve on my record.”

CARL STEVENS JR.'S NEW BEAUTY FROM BICKEL

Adorned with a fresh new scheme from paint master Jeff Hoskins, Carl Stevens Jr. will soon hit the Pro Extreme wars with this masterpiece from Jerry Bickel Race Cars. Here's you sneak peek. 

 

‘CLASH OF THE CLASSICS,’ JETS HEADLINE ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY'S SUPER CHEVY SHOW

When the original Super Chevy Show returns this week to Rockingham Dragway, it’ll feature immaculately-restored Chevys of every shape, size and description in the car show corral, Chevy parts and memorabilia for sale or trade in the GM-centric swap meet area, and high performance Chevys, both past and present, competing on the high-traction concrete-and-asphalt quarter mile drag strip.

Nevertheless, outside of the jet-powered dragsters of Terry Rosberg (“American Thunder”) and Joe Zaccaro (“Southern Lightning”), nothing has generated more pre-race buzz than an old school match race featuring the “bad boy Bel Airs” of Kip Kauffman and Scott Cozzali.

TEAM KALITTA'S JIM OBERHOFER TO WEAR PINK IN OCTOBER FOR CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Jim Oberhofer, Vice President of Operations, Kalitta Motorsports, has been nominated as a representative for the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign of Detroit that is put on by the American Cancer Society, an organization that has been committed to fighting cancer since 1913 through raising public awareness about this deadly disease.

The Real Men Wear Pink campaign was founded with the goal of getting men more involved in the fight against breast cancer – the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women behind lung cancer. Through their social media networks, all of the Real Men involved in the campaign will be tasked with the goal of fundraising a minimum of $2,500 for the American Cancer Society to go towards research, prevention, and other methods of support for those who are battling breast cancer.  

‘ROCK IS BACK’ MANTRA AMUSES, CONFUSES TRACK OWNER

AREND TO DRIVE RUSSO FC AT VEGAS, POMONA

 

Veteran nitro Funny Car driver Jeff Arend will be back in the cockpit for the final two races of the 2017 season – Las Vegas (Oct. 25-28) and Pomona, Calif. (Nov. 8-11).

Arend will be behind the wheel of the Funny Car owned by Peter and Helen Russo.

“This is definitely exciting for me to get to drive for them again,” Arend said. “They are great people to be around and they are very dedicated to the sport. Racing with the Russo’s reminds you why you liked racing. I probably will do 10 times more work with this team than I did with the other teams I’ve been with. I help with the crew guys and I usually do the clutch in the car myself and I’m tuning with Mike Smith. To me, it is really fun and if it runs good it is a pretty good accomplishment. I’m pretty sure there’s a 3 (second-run) in that car.”

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