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MIKE NEFF AND SON TO COMPETE IN OFF-ROAD EVENT

 

John Force Racing crew chief Mike Neff and his son Chase will compete in the Mint 400 off-road race in the Nevada desert.

The Neffs will race in the Trophy Truck Spec class (7200) in a truck sponsored by Carquest Auto Parts.

"This is something I've always wanted to do," Mike Neff said. "Now, with my son being 18 years old, it's the perfect time to get back out there and race. I'll get to hook back up with friends I used to do this with years ago, and to be able to do with my son is exciting."

COLSON FIRES A CRACKBACK BLOCK AGAINST IHRA IN USE OF WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING NAME

 

Ron Colson learned some things during his time as a drag racer. 

One of the most important was the value of a name. 

Colson, a six-decade associate of Cordova Raceway Park in Cordova, Ill., and Bob Bartel, who built the track in 1956,  contend they own the World Series of Drag Racing name with a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office document dated Oct. 11, 2016, to prove it. The trademark is filed under Colson's company, Colson Communications. 

 

VOTE YOUR FAVORITE PRO STOCK DRIVER INTO THE K&N HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE

The loyal fans of NHRA Pro Stock drag racing in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be able to vote their favorite category driver into the NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special bonus event for the factory hot rod class.
 
The K&N Horsepower Challenge will be held Saturday, April 1, during the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The lucrative event is open to eight drivers, seven of which will be determined by points earned at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. The eighth spot will be decided by the fan vote.

PRO STOCK CHAMPION ANDERSON WOULD LIKE TO SEE LARGER VARIETY OF BODY STYLES IN PRO STOCK

 

 

Sunday, following KB Racing's second consecutive 2017 Pro Stock victory, Greg Anderson proclaimed the official factory hot rod division was not dead.

Just because the class isn't dead doesn't mean there isn't at least one aspect he'd like to see change.

Anderson prefers a class which isn't overrun with one body style and make.

NHRA, SHELBY DEVELOPMENT ACQUIRE NATIONAL TRAIL RACEWAY

Shelby Development, LLC and its affiliated company Monopoly Acquisitions, LLC., CEO Chris Payne, and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), announced that the companies have entered an agreement for Shelby to acquire National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.
 
The acquisition of the historic National Trail Raceway adds to the existing stable of motorsports assets owned by Shelby Development, LLC., which also includes Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kansas. That property was purchased in December 2015.

JANIS WINS RPM PRO MOD WINTER WARM-UP

Mike Janis made sure his presence was known.

Janis captured the victory at the inaugural RPM Pro Winter Warm-up, defeating Danny Rowe in the final round of the event run in conjunction with the NHRA Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional opener in Orlando, Fla.

HAGAN WINS FUNNY CAR WALLY AT PHOENIX

Matt Hagan’s season couldn’t be off to a better start.

Hagan, a two-time NHRA nitro Funny Car world champion (2011, 2014) won his second race in a row in 2017, the latest coming at the Arizona Nationals Sunday at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

PRITCHETT BEATS FORCE IN TOP FUEL REMATCH

Leah Pritchett said she thinks she and her Papa John’s Pizza Dragster team are “doing pretty OK” in living up to boss Don Schumacher’s standards.

But she’s incorrect.

GOFUNDME PAGE ESTABLISHED TO HELP WITH GLIDDEN MEDICAL EXPENSES

Billy Glidden was injured on Monday, February 21, 2017, when severe tireshake forced his Pro Modified 2010 Mustang in the retaining wall during a run while testing at Orlando Speed World Dragway. 

Glidden was knocked unconscious in the accident, and was diagnosed with five broken ribs and bruised lungs. 

ANDERSON RACES TO PRO STOCK VICTORY AT PHOENIX

The competition in NHRA’s Pro Stock class may be getting tighter, but the Summit Racing team is still a step ahead.

Reigning world champion Jason Line won the season-opening Winternationals (Feb. 12) and Sunday his teammate, Greg Anderson, was victorious at the Arizona Nationals.

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