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MATUSEK CELEBRATES AEROMOTIVE 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW WRAP

Steve Matusek had a vision for how he wanted his Pro Mod Mustang to look for the 2019 NHRA Pro Mod season. When the veteran standout got the chance to look at the finished product, it was like his vision had come to life.
 
With a perfect mixture of a throwback to the start of Matusek’s racing career with the Mustang to the forward-thinking approach heading into 2019, the wrap and car are equal parts old-school and new-school. Adding a nod to Aeromotive’s 25th anniversary and a distinctive color scheme, and Matusek believes the car has the ideal look heading into a year with big expectations.

TEXAS MOTORPLEX ADDS NEW SAFETY RESPONSE VEHICLE

 

After months of planning and great anticipation, the Texas Motorplex received their first delivery of new track equipment just in time for the 2019 season, the Texas Motorplex FireAde Safety Response Vehicle. The custom built vehicle, provided by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet and sponsored by FireAde- the trusted product of choice for Race Safety Teams in all motorsports from NHRA, NASCAR and beyond, is completely furnished with all new equipment, including a battery operated hydraulic cutter and spreader, better known as the ‘jaws-of-life,’ saws, tools, and all rescue equipment needed in case of an on track incident.

NHRA BABY GATORS PARKING DELAYED, TESTING CANCELLED

FIRST-ROUND MATCH UPS FOR NHRA “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” DETERMINED BY FANS

NHRA fans have spoken and the first-round pairings for the much-anticipated “Unfinished Business” competition have been selected. Hoards of fans voted online to select which NHRA Legends will face each other on the track at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.

DIXXON FLANNEL CO. PARTNERS WITH NITROLAYNE RACING FOR GATORS

Coming off of a first time Top Fuel Harley victory at the Arizona Nationals, Beau Layne of NitroLayne Racing has announced a partnership with one race primary sponsor Dixxon Flannel Co. for the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 14-17, 2019.

“I am very grateful to be able to represent a brand like Dixxon Flannel,” Layne said.

MEET KIM & JIM, TOP FUEL’S NEW TAG TEAM

ENCORE - MOUNTAIN MOTOR PRO STOCK RACING'S EARLY YEARS - FINAL INSTALLMENT

9-11-07mmps.jpgIn the early 80’s, the growing popularity of the IHRA mountain motor Pro Stock class made a huge ripple in the great drag racing pond – a ripple felt all the way past the front doors of NHRA headquarters in Glendora, Ca.

Headlines once reserved for Bob Glidden, Lee Shepherd, and Frank Iaconio now featured such names as Rickie Smith, Warren Johnson, and Ronnie Sox. The IHRA Pro Stockers had blasted their way into the 7.90s during the 1980 season and the 7.80s one year later.

Never mind the fact the NHRA had just staged the closest point championship in the history of the class, a battle that went down to the final run of the season. The IHRA had seven-second Pro Stockers and wasn’t afraid to flaunt them to the media.

NHRA cars ran 8.30s. IHRA cars ran 7.80s. Get the picture?

In the weeks prior to the end of the 1981 season, the NHRA announced that they would do away with the pounds-per-cubic-inch format and adopt an IHRA-type program.

Instead of the sky-is-the-limit mentality of the IHRA, however, the NHRA put a 500-inch ceiling on their “mountain motors.”

DUNN, DIXON, GALVIN TO HEADLINE 2019 MARCH MEET LIVESTREAM

 

Fans of the popular Good Vibrations Bakersfield March Meet can once again tune into the action on track from the comfort of their home or office via a Livestream broadcast starting on Thursday, March 7, and continuing through Sunday's final eliminations.

Mike Dunn, an accomplished drag racer and noted ESPN analyst for ESPN, will return to provide color commentary and the stories as they unfold on the live broadcast.

CORNWELL QUALITY TOOLS NAMED OFFICIAL TOOL OF NORWALK

 

Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio confirmed today Cornwell Quality Tools has been named the Official Tool of Summit Motorsports Park for 2019.

Celebrating its 100th year, Cornwell Quality Tools is a family- and employee-owned mobile tool company headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio. In addition to distribution centers in Wadsworth, Ohio and Clearfield, Utah, it has manufacturing facilities in Albion, Ohio, Mogadore, Ohio and Van Wert, Ohio, and it employs more than 300 people.

 

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STRANGE ENGINEERING RETURNS AS MWPMS SPONSOR

 

The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) welcomes Strange Engineering back for the 2019 season. This will be their third season with MWPMS, as they have been a supporter of MWPMS since its inception. Strange Engineering has been a household name in drag racing since 1964 and is an important component vital to many racers throughout all levels in drag racing.
 
"I am honored to have a company like Strange Engineering back in 2019 as they have supported the Mid-West Pro Mod Series and both my radial and pro mod cars. Strange has a long, rich history in drag racing and their partnership is very important to both myself and my MWPMS racers", states series found Keith Haney.
 

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