by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-09-28 10:23
For the first time in nearly three years, veteran Top Fuel pilot Cory McClenathan will compete in an NHRA event.
Cory Mac, as he is known, is slated to drive for owner/tuner Dexter Tuttle in the AAATexas FallNationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Oct. 4-7.
“This was a last-second deal,” McClenathan said. “Our last Nitro Outlaw Association race is Oct. 13 at the Texas Motorplex. So, Dexter called me and said ‘You know what we could use a test session, and we can go out and try and get it qualified on 80 (percent nitro, which is the Nitro Outlaw rule). If we need to adjust a little bit to try and make it quicker because now there are 20 cars entered, we will. We have our work cut out for us. We are the small dog out on the porch and all the big dogs are out in front of us.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2018-09-28 10:11
The bottle rockets were flying on Thursday during Day One qualifying for the No Mercy 9 drag radial event at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. The nitrous-injected cars accounted for the top two spots after three sessions.
Despite not yet running his nitrous-boosted '69 Camaro out the back door at No Mercy 9, Houston, Tex.-based Naiser led the way through all three rounds of Radial vs. the World (RvW) qualifying on Thursday at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
His 3.84 at 182.01 mph from the opening session held up as number one through Q2, and despite shutting down early in the evening session, Naiser improved to 3.76 at 190.35 to lead 36 entries vying for a spot in the 32-car RvW field.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2018-09-27 14:26
According to a Sept. 24 article in Autoweek.com, NHRA Pro Stock star Tanner Gray is going to make the transition to NASCAR next season.
The Autoweek article states Gray will focus on stock car racing in 2019 with the DGR-Crosley team owned by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran David Gilliland and Crosley Radio CEO Bo LeMastus.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2018-09-26 17:47
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2018-09-26 11:05
When you enter the ninth time running a successful event, you learn to roll with the punches and come out swinging. The radial tire racing community has come to expect nothing less from award-winning small tire promoter Donald "Duck" Long.
Long has already been on the grounds of South Georgia Motorsports Park for a week now preparing for No Mercy 9, the third of three high-stakes, high-dollar drag radial races his Duck X Productions brand promotes.
"All these races give me butterflies still," Long admitted. "I always want to see who’s new coming out. You’ve got the same guys, which is awesome, but it’s cool to see the new blood coming in."
Wed, 2018-09-26 10:33
Dart Machinery, the undisputed leader in high performance engine blocks and cylinder heads, has joined forces with Duck X Productions as the title sponsor of Lights Out 10 & 11. The event continues to be the most prestigious radial racing event of the Motorsports season and draws the country’s fastest and most accomplished racers and teams.
Tue, 2018-09-25 11:21
Pro Modified veteran Tommy Gray will soon hit the strip with this new sleek ride from Jerry Bickel Race Cars Corvette. According to Bickel, this car represents the first of the new Cynergy C-7’s, redesigned and reportedly with aero numbers which are 55 counts less wind tunnel drag.
Tue, 2018-09-25 04:00
NHRA officials announced today that Lixar I.T., Inc., a data-driven software company that provides technology solutions, has been named software technology provider of NHRA.
The new partnership will help create a NextGen NHRA VIP credentialing system when it comes to NHRA, NHRA sponsors and race teams’ credential distribution, allowing for seamless and paperless pass distribution and the elimination of shipping fees, while also creating the fastest VIP credentialing system possible.
Tue, 2018-09-25 04:00
Wiseco Performance Products, the worldwide leader in manufacturing high performance, forged pistons for the automotive, powersports, marine and automotive markets, has hired industry veteran Kirk Tenney as the organization’s National and Distribution Sales Manager.
The Ohio University graduate arrives at Wiseco and its parent company Race Winning Brands (RWB) following professional stops at the Jim Wrobleski Company, US Safety Gear and Mr. Gasket Performance Group.