by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Tara Bowker Fri, 2019-06-28 10:35
The NHRA hit its halfway mark last weekend in Norwalk, Ohio; and, this weekend the PDRA, the eighth-mile doorslammer focused series does too in Valdosta, Ga.
The Summer Nationals Ignited by Lithium Pros Batteries, at South Georgia Motorsports Park, June 28-29, marks the fourth stop in an eight-race tour. While the first half of the season produced record-setting runs, this weekend’s event will present the PDRA with the hottest conditions these drivers have faced to this point in 2019.
Fri, 2019-06-28 08:00
The icon is back. Jason Scruggs, a driver known for his popularity in the Outlaw Pro Modified scene and later ADRL, PDRA Pro Extreme, is back with partner Rodger Henson with this beauty out of the Jerry Bickel Pro Modified emporium. This machine is destined for NHRA Pro Modified and reportedly some PDRA Pro Boost competition.
Thu, 2019-06-27 23:20
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix is immersed in one of the most ambitious lighting upgrades at a race track in the country.
Work began last week at the dragstrip in the Gila River Indian Community to convert from traditional sodium vapor lights – most of which have been used at the track since 1983 – to state-of the-art Aleddra 500 Watt LED Pro Sports fixtures.
By Larry Crum Thu, 2019-06-27 23:14
Matt Smith has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during his illustrious racing career.
He has ridden the highs of two championships in 2007 and 2013 and nearly two dozen race wins, to the lows of missing races and skipping runs due to lack of funding. Just a couple of years ago, Smith wasn’t even sure if he would be able to continue racing with no money and no help, leaving the team in flux and unsure of its future.
Thu, 2019-06-27 10:07
Lifelong Ford enthusiast Dennis Healy, of Hicksville, New York, is the winner of the 2018 Ford Mustang 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes, presented by Motorcraft.
This is the 10th year the contest has given one lucky driver a new Ford vehicle. This year’s winner grew up in a Ford family and is happy to add a 2019 Ford Mustang GT to his Ford fleet.
Thu, 2019-06-27 04:00
Last year Australian Pro Mod racer Steve Easton drove the Patriot Pro Mod, a ’63 split window Corvette, to two wins and a career best elapsed time before packing it in for a well-deserved off-season. In partnership with crew chief Randy Minadeo the duo made steady improvement throughout the season. With Minadeo once again handling the chassis and suspension while Easton manages the driving duties and weighing in on engine tune-up and drive train the pair expects even more positive results in 2019. Easton and the Patriot Pro Mod team are starting off more prepared and more excited for a busy Pro Mod campaign throughout Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina and Virginia.
“We really didn’t take too much time off after last season,” said Easton. “We were right back in the shop working on the whole car. My tune-up really came together at the end of the season and to finish the way we did is a tribute to everyone on this team and all our sponsors. I think we will be even stronger this season.”
by Larry Crum Wed, 2019-06-26 23:14
Bo Butner is not happy.
Sure, he has one of the best cars in the entire Pro Stock class. He has four wins. He has been the fastest qualifier twice. And he is leading the Pro Stock points. But Butner still isn’t happy.
by Bobby Bennett, CompetitionPlus Australia Tue, 2019-06-25 23:46
When Victor and Ben Bray completed their recent 400 Thunder Winternationals race weekend at Willowbank Raceway, they also closed a chapter of their racing history. Thus ended their two-and-a-half year partnership with Gulf Western Oil.
Tue, 2019-06-25 21:30
We had an exceptional response to our last drawing for the vintage-themed Reher-Morrison t-shirt that we gave away two.
Don't worry, if you registered for the Reher-Morrison drawing, there's no need to reregister. You're already in the drawing for our next beauty, a classic-themed Don "The Snake" Prudhomme shirt showcasing the legendary 1976 Monza from our friends at www.redlineshirtclub.com.
by Larry Crum Tue, 2019-06-25 16:14