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TYLER CROSSNOE JOINS NMRA/NMCA EVENT TEAM

ProMedia Events & Publishing confirmed Tyler Crossnoe has joined the NMRA/NMCA event team as Race Master.  Crossnoe will be working closely with recently hired Competition Director Kurt Johnson, Chief Starter T.J. “El Prepe” Bailey, Race Operations Director Gene Bergstrom and General Manger Rollie Miller at most of the events in 2017.

As Race Master, Crossnoe will be responsible for pre-event track prep at NMRA and NMCA partner tracks. He will also be working with Johnson and Bailey on track prep during each event, while running the ready line and working directly with staging team members Daniel Rosner, Kevin Lamphere and Chuck Danbom.

HOLLEY ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL LS FEST WEST FOR LAS VEGAS IN 2017

Holley Performance Products has announced the inaugural LS Fest West, an extension of Holley’s LS Fest event, set for May 5-7, 2017, in Las Vegas.

LS Fest is a celebration of anything and everything powered by the GM LS engine or current-generation LT engine. The original Holley LS Fest has become the go-to event for anyone looking to put their LS-powered project to the test and for spectators looking to learn all they can about the LS platform.

TEAM BRAY RACING INKS MAJOR SPONSORSHIP WITH GULF WESTERN OIL

 

Australian drag racing icon Victor Bray is back at full speed once again.

Bray, a multi-time Top Doorslammer champion, has signed Gulf Western Oil, a top name lubricants company to a five-year major sponsorship for his five-car racing operation. 

Gulf Western Oil, the largest Australian-owned manufacturer of lubricants in Australia,  has a comprehensive distributor network throughout Australia, India, Vietnam, China, PNG, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Kiribati & Samoa. 

DFS PRACTICE TREE RACE SET FOR JANUARY

For racers, the offseason can be long. After a few weeks, drivers want to hit the track.

Mother Nature – more specifically winter weather – prevents racing from taking place until February or March in most states.

YOUTHFUL AUSSIE SET TO ENTERTAIN AEROFLOW NFC EVENT

 

For the upcoming Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car event at the Perth Motorplex, the partisan local crowd will have someone to cheer for, with the West Australian-based ‘Nitro Madness’ funny car to be piloted by young hot-shoe, Nathan Coles.

Nathan Coles is based out of Northern Australia but he didn’t have to be asked twice to make the trip when asked about the opportunity to race the Michael Brooks-owned Camaro in WA.

An accomplished driver, Coles has been racing for many years in blown cars before making the transition to outlaw nitro funny cars.

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DSR, FRIENDS RAISE MORE THAN $110,000 IN '16 FOR RILEY KIDS

Don Schumacher Racing senior vice president Mike Lewis had big dreams when he introduced DSR to Riley Kids and the Riley Children's Foundation that supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and Camp Riley.

One of his goals 12 years ago was realized in 2016 when DSR, its marketing partners and friends in the NHRA drag racing community raised a record of more than $110,000 for Riley.

CRUZ HIRES AARON BROOKS, VOWS TURNAROUND FOR 2017

 

Driving through life looking in the rearview mirror rarely leads to positives, and this is why two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Cruz Pedregon says he's not looking back at a lackluster 2016 season. 

With only four first round wins to his credit last season, Pedregon understands the importance a strong turnaround can have for the Snap-on Tools team. 

Pedregon stands prepared to right the wrongs of seasons past and contend for a title. 

JOHN HALE LEAVING JIM DUNN RACING SEAT

Nitro Funny Car driver John Hale confirmed to CompetitionPlus.com that he will not be driving for Jim Dunn Racing in 2017.

Hale drove the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car for 48 races in the 2016-17 seasons.

ENCORE - PRO MODIFIED: TWO DECADES OF THRILLS, PT. 3

01_01_2010_pm3Peaceful coexistence was nothing more than wishful thinking when it came to the nitrous versus supercharger combination racing in the Quick Eights, the formative years of Pro Modified. The nitrous to blown ratio at the time was roughly nine to one on the IHRA tour and even lesser in the southeastern Quick Eight events.

If you had a supercharger, you might as well have been a leper.

There might have been a blown car in the mix from time to time, but in the southeast, the blown cars were largely “California” cars and that stuff just didn’t fly out on the east coast where most of the IHRA races were.  And, the nitrous cars didn’t really concern themselves with the racers with the appendage protruding from the hood.

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