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AUSSIE TOP FUEL SERIES SCORES A MAJOR SPONSOR FOR 2022 AND REVEALS A BREAKOUT TV DEAL.

 

One of the major players in the Australian automotive industry, Burson Auto Parts, has signed a two-year deal as the naming right sponsor for the Australian Top Fuel Championship starting at Sydney Dragway, January 21-22, 2022.

Burson Auto Parts has around 200 retail stores across Australia servicing the automotive aftermarket trade.

VP RACING FUELS VENTURES INTO NEW ARENA WITH LICENSING AGREEMENT

 

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with The Fan-Brand. VP Racing Fuels has licensed its brand names and logos to The Fan-Brand’s extensive line of home décor products.

THE STEVIE "FAST" JACKSON EPIC FAIL VIDEO

Stevie Fast, Charlotte, and KTR Race in the Tightest 32 Car Pro Mod field in history at the 2021 Snowbirds. Ride along as Stevie shows you the success's and failures of his first Pro Mod Race since selling his beloved Shadow 2.0.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1972 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Travel back in time to the NHRA Springnationals in it's debut at National Trail Raceway outside of Columbus, Ohio. You'll see the legends like Chip Woodall, Ed McCulloch and Bill Jenkins hold their on in this event. 

MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY GATHERS TO ADVOCATE FOR THE FUTURE OF RACING

 

Racers, race fans, enthusiasts, and businesses that have joined the newly created PRI Membership will gather for the first time at the 2021 PRI Trade Show on December 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With the global motorsports industry uniting at the Show, PRI Members will connect at exclusive areas and events during the three-day trade show. The gatherings will mark a historic moment as PRI Members unite in solidarity to protect against unfair legislation and government overreach.

GREAT LAKES NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR CIRCUIT CELEBRATES 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

 

Since 2008 the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit has been thrilling drag racing fans across the Midwest and East Coast. In 2022 the classic alcohol match race Nostalgia Funny Car circuit will be celebrating 15 years of excitement. Reminiscent of the classic 1970’s and 1980’s match races that barnstormed the country the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit features 16 racers campaigning Funny Cars with 1980’s or older style bodies from six states.

“We know tracks are looking for exciting shows and Nostalgia Funny Cars have a history of wowing fans across the country,” said Dennis Salzwimmer, Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit Director. “Drag racing fans love the long burnouts, header flames and wild racing action Funny Cars provide and our group of entertainers and racers give the fans an awesome show. Our goal is to make sure everyone that sees our Funny Cars in action leaves the track with a smile on their face.”

ANTRON BROWN, JUSTIN ASHLEY TO JOIN FORCES IN 2022

 

It was a relationship many knew was bound to happen. In the days leading up to the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Antron Brown and his newly formed Antron Brown Motorsports announced on Tuesday that Davis Motorsports and its driver Justin Ashley will be aligned in 2022. 

The two teams will operate as one entity while maintaining their own independent identities. 

"To bring in Justin Ashley and Dustin Davis Racing, Davis Racing, it was beneficial on both sides," Brown said. Just beneficial to where I think it's not just something that we wanted to do. It was one of those deals, too, that we wanted to, but we have to just to be able to compete and keep up with all the other teams that we're going to be going against next year."

STEVE JOHNSON KNOWS HE'S CHALLENGED TO TOP DREAM SEASON

 

After his quarter-final loss at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Steve Johnson's anguish told the story without the underdog frontrunner having spoken a word.

The longest of all longshots, Johnson was in the running for a seemingly unreachable championship. Until the telltale loss, he was in contention to win the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship.

After leading the championship chase for two races during the Countdown to the Championship, the first time he'd held the points lead, the self-inflicted bullet wounds to the foot got the best of him.

NHRA PLANS TO MAINTAIN FACTORY X PARITY THROUGH ENGINES

 

 

The NHRA’s technical department plans to maintain parity in the forthcoming Factory Experimental division, also known as Factory X, through adjustments to the respective engine combinations of the Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Ford competitors.

All three car combinations to run in Factory X will begin at a universal weight of 2,650 pounds and run supercharged engines. The COPO Camaros will run the 630-horse Magnuson 2.65L supercharger, while the DragPak Challengers will utilize the 630-horse, 3.0L Whipple. The Cobra Jet 327 Mustangs will battle with the 610-horse, 3.0 Whipple unit.

The adjustments will not come due to perceived aerodynamic disadvantages but rather performances on the track themselves. It doesn’t appear that minimum weight adjustments will be part of the initial equation.

DRAG ILLUSTRATED UNVEILS 30 UNDER 30 ISSUE AHEAD OF PRI

 

The 2021 Drag Illustrated 30 Under 30 issue, which highlights rising stars across different roles in drag racing, is now available in digital form, Drag Illustrated announced today. Print copies will hit subscriber mailboxes starting this week. Copies will also be available at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show, Dec. 9-11. 
 
The 30 honorees who appear on the 2021 DI 30 Under 30 list will be celebrated at a special press conference at the PRI Show in the PRI Press Conference Center on Friday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. ET. 
 
“We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off an exciting PRI Show week than to release our sixth 30 Under 30 list and issue,” said Nate Van Wagnen, editor-in-chief, Drag Illustrated. “This is one of our most important issues of the year because it focuses on the next generation of drivers, tuners, crew members, fabricators, content creators and officials that will help carry this industry forward. We’re proud to celebrate these 30 young people on the pages of the magazine and in person at the PRI Show on Friday.”

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