by Susan Wade Sat, 2020-08-15 18:18
During the past three years, the future for the Pro Stock class looked rather grim. Many wondered if it would live to see the 50th birthday it’s celebrating this year.
But the kids have arrived, and the party’s on.
by Anthony Caruso III Sat, 2020-08-15 11:39
Cecil County Dragway has suffered another blow to their schedule. Just days after the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event was canceled for this weekend, the Yellowbullet Nationals has been canceled.
The Yellowbullet Nationals were expected to take place from Sept. 2-6, 2020 at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has now been canceled.
Monty Mikho said in a Facebook post that the event will be made up in the Spring. The 11th anniversary event will now have to wait until the restrictions lessen before a new date is announced.
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by Anthony Caruso III; Photo by John Doig Fri, 2020-08-14 14:34
Top Fuel Dragster pilot Dominick Lagana was injured in a late-night car accident in Hendricks County in Brownsburg, Ind. He suffered life-threatening injuries in the single-vehicle crash.
According to Hendricks County Sheriff’s County Office Captain Amanda Goings, at approximately 11:11 pm on Sunday night, Hendricks County Deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident at 100 East South of 56th St. near Brownsburg, Ind. The preliminary investigation indicates that the 1957 Chevy Wagon, also known as the “Sh*tbox of Doom,” which made an appearance at Drag Week in 2018, was traveling southbound on County Round 100E when it traveled off the west side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.
Lagana was the driver in the Wagon at the time of the crash, according to authorities. He suffered life-threatening injuries.
by Phil Burgess, NHRA.com; Photos by Steve Reyes Fri, 2020-08-14 12:52
Thu, 2020-08-13 18:00
CompetitionPlus.com coverage partner WFO Radio and host Joe Castello is back with another episode of WFO Radio, except this one is video.
Get yourself a drink and a snack, and sit back as Joe interviews Ron Capps and Angelle Sampey, recent winners at the Dodge NHRA Indy Natiuonals..
by Susan Wade Thu, 2020-08-13 12:59
While Chris Bostick was preparing for the Pro Stock Motorcycle class’ March debut at Gainesville, Fla., a tornado blasted through his Mount Juliet, Tenn., area.
It didn’t cause too much damage to Bostick and his family or property.
“It did not. Our race shop is in Brooksville, Florida. George Babor is our crew chief, and so the bikes and all were there. However, we're building a brand-new 16,000-square-foot shop in the Tennessee area, and the roof has fallen off of it, but it's been put back on. So all is going to be good. So it didn't affect us.”
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2020-08-12 20:23
Wed, 2020-08-12 15:16
Here's the latest hot rod to roll out of Jerry Bickel Race Cars. This neat ride is destined for the PDRA's Pro Boost division. The car is en route to Todd Tutterow's North Carolina shop to be set up.
by Susan Wade Wed, 2020-08-12 14:49
Jerry Savoie, 61, had been weighing his business and Pro Stock Motorcycle racing options for some time. But it struck him at 4:30 one morning recently as he sat on his sofa, planning the day ahead, that’s he’s working harder with his alligator farm there in Cut Off, La., and making less money.
He raises the reptiles primarily for their skins and meat but says every part of the alligator is used in some fashion. Moreover, he releases 12 percent of what hatches on his farm back into the wild in an effort to preserve the species.
“I was thinking before I picked up [alligator] eggs this summer, I should have just raced, because right now I’ve got half of a crop plus a whole crop. So I got one-and-a-half crops from the last two years, and here we pick up eggs again this summer and we have no sales. I haven't made a sale since March.”