by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Bobby Bennett, Dave Bishop Sun, 2023-04-09 21:11
The idea had merit, but in the long run, lacked longevity and support.
Former IHRA President Billy Meyer had the vision to simplify sportsman drag racing, and in one fell sweep kicked the popular Modified, Super Stock and Stock eliminators to the curb They were replaced by indexed bracket divisions ranging from 7.90 to 12.90 indexes.
Meyer wanted to simplify the explanation of grassroots racing to the casual race fan.
The plan was Factory Modified.
Photos by Roger Richards; Chris Haverly Sun, 2023-03-12 14:00
Sunday's final results from the 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The race is the first of 21 in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series:
by Bobby Bennett Jr.; Photo by Robert Grice Thu, 2023-03-02 04:25
Multi-time sportsman drag racing champion Monty Bogan Jr. set his goals high headed into the opening event of the NHRA's Division 4 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La. In the end, clearing the high bar was no problem at all as the Jonesville, SC-based Bogan drove his way to a double-up weekend and the early point lead for the Rooftec Competition Eliminator Bonus.
Bogan carries a 19-point lead over runner-up Jeff Taylor in the second NHRA Division 4 event scheduled later this month at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
"To say I feel great about this seems so inadequate," Bogan said of the early points lead for a weekend where he won not only Competition Eliminator but also Super Stock. "When you can come out of a divisional event where there are 28 cars with a win, it is every bit as challenging and rewarding as a national event.