Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2018-06-06 04:00
So much for a learning curve.
Will Smith and Dave Hirata teamed up and powered the Hirata Motorsports Top Alcohol Dragster to a solid performance at last weekend’s JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Written by Tracy Renck Tue, 2018-06-05 14:00
Dave Connolly will return to the driving ranks in NHRA’s Pro Stock ranks – at least for one race.
Connolly, who is the crew chief for the Camaro driven by Tanner Gray, will drive a second Gray Motorsports Camaro at the Virginia Nationals in North Dinwiddie, June 8-10.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia Mon, 2018-06-04 16:49
There will be no team orders according to team owner Santo Rapisarda with Rapisarda Autosport International star Damien Harris needing to close a 33 point gap to series leader Kelly Bettes to win the 2017-18, 400 Thunder Championship at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals on June 7-10.
For the first time this season Top Fuel will run the traditional three round format with 100 points to the winner, 80 for runner up, 60 to semi-finalists and 40 in first round. Top speed and low ET are worth 5 points.
With only six entries, qualifying will play a critical role in determining whether Harris or Bettes wins the championship. The two leading qualifiers will score a first round bye and that means direct entry to the semi-finals.
by John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia; Photos by Dave Reid, DragPhotos.com Mon, 2018-06-04 16:40
The 2018 Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway, Queensland, over June 7-10 has confirmed its status as the biggest event on the Oz drag calendar with a massive entry list of 495 spread across 19 categories.
The 51st edition of the largest drag meeting outside North America also incorporates the final round of the 400 Thunder Series with Top Fuel, Pro Slammer, Pro Stock and Pro Alcohol titles on the line.
For the first time this season the Pro series will run the traditional format where the top eight qualifiers advance to race day that features 100 points to the winner, 80 for runner-up, 60 to semi-finalists and quarter-finalist’s earning 40. Top speed and low ET are worth 5 points.