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WHEELIE COOL RIDE DOWN UNDER

There's no doubt drag racing down in Australia is very entertaining. Supercharged Outlaws racer David Johnson took it to another level during Friday morning qualifying at the 50th anniversary Gulf Western Winternationals hosted by Willowbank Raceway. Veteran photographer Dave Reid captured the action.

DART TO SPONSOR NMCA PRO STOCK

 

Dart Machinery confirmed today, they are the title sponsor of Dart NMCA Pro Stock drag racing once again in 2017. This quarter-mile heads up class is designed to showcase the horsepower potential of a naturally aspirated small block engine. 

PENNZOIL ONCE AGAIN DELIVERS THE DEMON WITH PRITCHETT

 

When Don Schumacher Racing's points-leading Dodge Demon/Pennzoil Top Fuel dragster hits the starting line Friday with driver Leah Pritchett under the canopy for the NHRA Summernationals, it will mark the second event when the epitome of DSR marketing partners' collaborations come to fruition - again.
 
Pennzoil and DSR created in a unique way to salute the upcoming release of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the fastest and quickest production car to ever hit a dragstrip.

DID YOU MISS THIS WEEK'S WFO RADIO?

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New England Nationals Winners and Summernationals preview on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. Brittany Force and Erica Enders stop by WFO after winning at New England Dragway. Super Gas winner Johnny Labbous Jr. and Top Dragster winner Debby Di Genova talk about taking home wins in Lucas Oil Series competition. NHRA National Dragster's Candida Benson gives her perspective on promoting ladies in racing. Dom Lagana previews Englishtown with some of his E-town memories and Hector Arana Jr. gets ready for the Summernationals and the return of Pro Stock Motorcycle. NHRA's Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello break down New England and preview Englishtown.

 

 

 

 

 

.Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Winners Edition featuring “Winnerviews” with Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Tanner Gray, Steve Jackson, and Austin Williams. The show features on location interviews with crew chiefs Rahn Tobler, Eric Lane, and car chief Brad Mason from the Winner Circle in Kansas. Top Dragster driver Keith Niemann also stops by. The NHRA’s Alan Reinhart recaps Kansas and previews the JEG’s Sportsnationals with host Joe Castello.

SINGLETON SCORES FIRST OFAA WIN IN SAN ANTONIO

The Outlaw Fuel Altered Association, presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports and Lone Star Forklift, charged into San Antonio Raceway on Saturday, June 3rd with twelve cars on the property set to rock the grandstands in the Alamo City. This was only the second points race of the season after a rainout in May and Donny McSwain's "Wild One" held the points lead coming in hot after his win at the season opener in April.

HOLLEY NATIONAL HOT ROD REUNION TO HONOR LEGENDS OF RACING

The Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA (June 15-17) is not only a sprawling celebration of automobiles but also pays honor to those who were instrumental in the growth of racing. On Friday June 16, event grand marshal Eileen Daniels and all the honoree’s will be celebrated at an event at Beech Bend Raceway Park.

They will all be celebrated during the course of the weekend and a special reception for the group will take place at Beech Bend Raceway Park at the conclusion of racing. The gathering will be held in the Honoree Reception tent located across from Holley, inside the vendor oval. This star studded reception at Beech Bend Raceway Park will allow the growing number of racers, hot rodders, and enthusiasts who continue to support the Holley National Hot Rod Reunion take part in all of the festivities without having to leave the track.

FORCE CREDITS SIMPSON FOR "SAFE" EXPLOSION

 

That Courtney Force was able to walk away from her Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car after a scary engine explosion during qualifying at the New England Nationals last weekend at New England Dragway was a testimony to her John Force Racing car – and the Simpson Performance Products she utilizes.

The explosion destroyed the body of her Camaro and sent a blast of flame through the cockpit. Yet, she escaped unscathed.

“I’m thankful that I had all my Simpson gear on to help protect me during my explosion during Friday qualifying,” Courtney Force said. “Through the fire and the impact, Simpson definitely helped keep me protected and allowed me to walk away from such a horrific incident.”

FUNNY CAR ROOKIE LINDBERG AIMING TO BUILD ON EARLY SEASON PERFORMANCE

The pace Jonnie Lindberg keeps falls in line with what you might expect from someone who gets their thrills driving a 325-plus mph Funny Car.

But that torrid pace also matches up with how quickly success has come his way over the past three seasons.

24-RACE NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES 2018 SCHEDULE RELEASED

NHRA announced its 24-race 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, featuring intense racing action at tracks across the country.  Millions of fans will witness sensory-overloading side-by-side racing action where winners and losers can be separated by mere inches at speeds exceeding 330 mph.

All 24 events during the busy season will be aired exclusively on FOX Sports and for selected events on the FOX broadcast network, with live and near-live coverage of most of the events.  Over 575 hours of programming will feature action from Friday and Saturday qualifying rounds and Sunday finals.

LOMBARDO’S THIRD WIN PUTS HIM IN TAFC POINT LEAD

 

Putting together a winning streak in the ultracompetitive Top Alcohol Funny Car category requires a fast hot rod, the ability to adapt to different conditions, mistake-free performance from the entire team, a little bit of luck, and a whole lot of Know How. John Lombardo Jr. and the NAPA Filters/Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro team have had all of those during three consecutive victories that have Lombardo atop the NHRA Lucas Oil championship standings for the first time this season.

Coming off wins at the Lucas Oil Series West Region event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (April 7-9) and the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties (May 19-21), Lombardo was eager to return to Route 66 Raceway near Chicago for Lucas Oil Series North Central Region competition on June 2-4. The facility with stadium seating had been host to career highlights such as winning the prestigious JEGS Allstars special even during consecutive seasons in 2014 and 2015.

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