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MCBRIDE BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE WITH 5.607 ON TW0-WHEELS

Larry “Spiderman” McBride crushed the competition Sunday at Rockingham Dragway, stopping the quarter-mile timers in a best-in-history 5.607 seconds at a jaw-dropping finish line speed of 263.10 miles per hour to win the Top Fuel title for the fourth time in five years in the track’s annual Man Cup Motorcycle Series event.

After tuning up with a qualifying time of 5.620 at an even 263 mph, the veteran from Newport News, Va., unloaded on defending race champion and erstwhile point leader David Vantine of Hamilton, N.Y., in the final round to move back to the top of the rider standings in his bid for an unprecedented 20th series title.

FRY, COTTRELL DOUBLE-UP AT CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION SUNDAY

 

The 2019 California Hot Rod Reunion® presented by Automobile Club of Southern California completed competition at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Sunday crowning not only event winners but also champions in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.

DAKIN TO SHAKE DOWN WELCH’S NEW DRAGSTER BEFORE TOP FUEL ROOKIE’S LICENSING PASSES

 

The new era of Chuck Beal Racing began on a slag- and grease-caked warehouse floor in San Diego and will blossom into reality on track at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next Friday.

This version, carefully crafted by cousins Brandon Welch and Tyson Porlas, will feature a Top Fuel dragster rather than a Funny Car.

DAY TWO IN THE BOOKS AT CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUINON

TOP FUEL TAKES CENTER STAGE IN AUSSIE PRESEASON TEST

The return of two-time Top Fuel champ Phil Lamattina was the highlight of pre-season testing at Sydney Dragway last weekend ahead of the opening round of the 400 Thunder season, November 1-2.

Lamattina last raced at Willowbank Raceway in June 2015 where his storied career was cut short after a massive crash that left the team owner-driver with significant back and spinal injuries.

NORM DRAZY PASSES

On October 3rd, 2019 the racing community lost another great legend.  Norman “Norm” Drazy passed away at 72 while in hospice care in his hometown of Tempe, Arizona following a battle with cancer. 

Norm and his former wife Pat, designed and manufactured the PSI Screw Supercharger that revolutionized the racing industry back in the late 80s. 

FRY, COTTRELL PACE DAY ONE CHRR QUALIFYING

 

Nostalgia Top Fuel standout Mendy Fry, who secured the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series 2019 championship in her category earlier this year, rocketed to the provisional top qualifier position on Friday evening with her run of 5.995-seconds at 237.42 mph in her High Speed Motorsports dragster. Bobby Cottrell currently leads the Nostalgia Funny Car category with his impressive pass of 5.635 at 259.61.

DHL CARS TO FEATURE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SCHEME

DHL sponsored Kalitta Motorsports teammates J.R. Todd and Richie Crampton will each race specially designed DHL 50th anniversary race cars during the final two NHRA national events scheduled to be contested in Las Vegas and Pomona, California. Todd’s Toyota Camry Funny Car and Crampton’s Top Fuel dragster will be adorned with a throwback DHL logo alongside the current DHL livery. Since 2007 DHL and Kalitta Motorsports have been partners in one of the most successful sponsorships in motorsports.
 

FORCE STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE, ONE GROUNDHOG DAY AT A TIME

 

John Force loves Elvis. The King of Drag Racing loves The King of Music.

And the song that’s playing in a loop in Force’s head is “Suspicious Minds”:

“We’re caught in a trap.
I can't walk out, because I love you too much, baby. Why can't you see what you're doing to me? . . .”

TEAM KALITTA, GLOBAL ELECTRONIC SUPPORT FOR NFF

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