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‘FLINGS’ ADD LOHNES, PERIVOLARIS, AND LAZZARI FOR 2021

The Spring and Fall Fling Race events, a brainchild of Peter Biondo and Kyle Seipel in 2010, are gearing up for a busy 2021. Brian Lohnes, NHRA Announcer, will join Nate Hirschi in 2021 at three of the four ‘Fling’ events.
 
“Listening to Brian call a drag race reminds me of the days of the great Bob Frey," said Biondo. “His voice mirrors his passion for the sport and his knowledge is off the charts.” Cars have always been part of Lohnes' life growing up and he looks forward to the opportunity. “Peter and Kyle have done such an amazing job building The Fling brand that it's a big honor to be a small part of it in 2021," added Lohnes. “I have long loved working with Nate, Mike, and the rest of the squad that I will be with at these events, so saying yes to the invite was a no-brainer. I love every form of drag racing I have ever come across and the high stakes nature of this competition gives it a totally different feel from other facets of the sport. I'm looking forward to the action already." Mike Eames will finish off the 'Fling' star-studded announcing staff by teaming up with Nate Hirschi at the Spring Fling Million at Las Vegas in late March.

ENCORE - SUPER MOD: THE ORIGINAL 10.5 RACING

Back in the 1970s, long before any of the Super class racing existed, sportsman drag racers sought an affordable style of racing where they could race heads-up, with no breakout and do so on a pounds-per-cubic inch basis similar to their class racing. Their wants eventually led to the creation of Super Modified, the original 10.5 tire form of racing.

Not so far removed from the 1974 U.S. Energy crisis, class racers, then the only option for national event sportsman racing, had begun to feel the sting of extreme operating costs. Many opted for the new craze of the time, bracket racing, while a good number remained true to their craft seeking creative ways to preserve the only kind of racing they knew.

As was the case with many of the good ideas of the era, the plan began on a scratch sheet of paper and through the support of a major magazine became reality.

Car Craft Magazine presented the Super Modified concept in their July 1974 issue.

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ENCORE - FACTORY MODIFIED: THE FAILED ATTEMPT AT JR. PRO STOCK

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. 

SHIELDS, BELLEMEUR, LAMBECK CLOSE NHRA SEASON WITH VEGAS LODRS WINS

Duane Shields, Sean Bellemeur, and Doug Lambeck led the list of final 2020 season winners at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

LIVE VIDEO: NHRA LODRS - LAS VEGAS

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from the final NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event of the 2020 season from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

OVER $100K AWARDED AT SFG-FTI WORLD SERIES OF BRACKET RACING

 

Despite disruptive rain and mist delays, SFG Promotions successfully awarded over $100,000 in prizes last weekend to racers across the country at the SFG- FTI World Series of Bracket Racing at South Georgia Motorsports Park. With the completion of this event, just one more SFG event remains in Kyle Riley’s (founder of SFG) 2020 campaign to give bracket racers the highest payouts possible for minimal entry fees: the Hansen Global- SFG Christmas Bracket Bash at Bradenton Motorsports Park which offers over $122,500 in winner payouts. 

In the first completed race of the week (the free $10,000-to-win race), Jesse Garcia beat Lester Adkins while leaving off of the bottom bulb. In the finals, Garcia made a dead-on 6.676 run on a 6.67 dial-in; Adkins also ran a dead-on 4.648 on a 4.64 dial-in beside him, but couldn’t quite get there after Garcia’s abundant starting line advantage. 

The next event completed was the JEGS $50,000-to-win main event in which Manny Sousa took the victory in yet another No-Box entry. 

LIVE VIDEO - SFG-FTI WORLD SERIES OF BRACKET RACING

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the 5th Annual SFG/FTI World Series of Bracket Racing at South Georgia Motorsports Park.  

LIVE VIDEO: LUCAS OIL SPORTSMAN RACING FROM LAS VEGAS

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacer.TV and Warren Evans, we present to you the live video feed from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional, Regional and JEGS Sportsnationals action from The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway. 

VETTER WINS FRIDAY BUCKS AT FALL FLING WEST

 

A day removed from the A-1 Performance $100,000 64-Car Shootout which saw Jim Glenn drive his 69’ Firebird to the win, the Fall Fling West presented by RAD Torque Systems moved into the Kidd Performance Friday $10K.  Racers jumped in action at 8AM with new entry time trials.

With new entry time trials complete, eliminations kicked off with the GearWrench Pro class followed by Super Pro doorcars and then dragsters.  Everyone was looking to grab the ATI Performance Products Bounty Award for stopping Thursday’s winner Jim Glenn.

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