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CHA-CHING FOR MELANIE SALEMI AS SHE WINS $50K PM PRIZE AT 50TH SNOWBIRD OUTLAW NATS

A field of 50 Pro Mod drivers entered qualifying on Friday at the 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks, and after five rounds of eliminations on Sunday, Melanie Salemi was left standing as the $50,000 winner of the Bradenton Motorsports Park event. In the final round, Salemi recorded a 3.65-second pass at 206.83 mph to defeat Ken Quartuccio and his 3.692 at 198.12.

The other winners of the Snowbird Nationals were Daryl Stewart in Voss Wheelie Bars Pro Outlaw 632 presented by $hameless Racing, Manny Buginga in Pro 275 presented by FuelTech, Paul Gargus in Limited Drag Radial presented by Mickey Thompson Tires, DJ McCain in X275 presented by Precision Shaft Technologies, Jason Spina in Ultra Street presented by TRZ Motorsports, Charlie Farrar in 4.60 Bike, Tom Orr in 5.50 Index, J.T. Sheaffer in 6.50 Index, Austin Logan in 7.50 Index, James Cavanaugh in 7.90 Index Jr. Dragster, Cameron Rich in 8.90 Index Jr. Dragster, and Zandir Cook in 11.90 Index Jr. Dragster.

FONTANA DRAG STRIP CLOSED FOR GOOD

 

 

Another one bites the dust.

In a statement issued on Friday, April 3, 2021, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Ca., announced its drag strip would be closed forever.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Auto Club Speedway said, "After careful consideration on the best direction forward for Auto Club Speedway, the difficult decision has been made to permanently close Auto Club Dragway.

BROWN SUGAR EARNS ITS PLACE IN DRAG RACING HISTORY

 

It took a near-dominant season for Tim Essick and his ProCharger-boosted “Brown Sugar” ’18 Mustang to win the first-ever Drag 965 Pro Street world championship in the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA). The Outlaw 10.5 veteran’s commitment to the new class paid off, as he won four races and set the record twice to claim the title. 
 
“It's so special,” Essick said of the championship. “Just to be able to do it the first time out is just phenomenal. I want to repeat it. I want to be like [Jim] Halsey. Keep having [the class] and I'll keep coming.”

PHARRIS LEADS 32-CAR PM FIELD AT BRADENTON'S SNOWBIRDS

 

After 50 Pro Modified entries took to the Bradenton Motorsports Park eighth-mile in qualifying for the 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks, Daniel Pharris ended up the No. 1 qualifier with a 3.616-second pass at 207.50 mph. Pharris and 31 other drivers go into eliminations in M&M Transmission Outlaw Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering on Sunday morning. 

BALDWIN, GLENN, BARNETT LEAD WINNERS AT VHRA OPENER AS FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT WINNERS

EVENT COMPLETED - 2021 ARP BOLTS WINTER THROWDOWN AT OCIR

JIM HALSEY'S THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WAS ONE OF SHEER DOMINATION

 
Season-long points leader Jim Halsey maintained his consistently high performance level throughout the 2021 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season to secure his third consecutive Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous world championship. Halsey is now the first driver in PDRA history to win three Pro Nitrous titles. 
 
“This is like a dream come true for me,” Halsey said. “We've been racing for 20-some years, probably close to 30 years, and to do three in a row and to run the numbers we're running, it’s incredible. My driving is pretty decent at times, not so decent at other times, but we’re very happy. I have a great team. They're just as happy as I am about it and they deserve way more credit than I do.”

SALE OF NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY STOPPED

The proposal to sell the New England Dragway racing facility has been defeated. On the evening of December 2, 2021, a meeting was held, with the shareholders of New England Dragway, located in Epping, New Hampshire.

The primary topic of the meeting was a proposal to sell New England Dragway and its property. Sources indicate the shareholders voted the proposal down by a 428-78 margin. Seven stockholders reportedly abstained from the vote.

LYLE BARNETT AMONG 50 PM TEAMS CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BRADENTON'S SNOWBIRD NATIONALS

 

Two-time NHRA Pro Mod event winner Lyle Barnett is one of the 50 Pro Modified drivers locked in to race for the celebratory $50,000 payday at this weekend’s 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Along with Pro Mod, the event will feature Outlaw 632, radial racing, jet cars and more. 

NHRA'S FACTORY EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM MOVING INTO SECOND PHASE

The second phase of the NHRA's Factory Experimental presentation is apparently in full swing. On November 8, 2021, the first came when NHRA officially revealed the Factory X presented by Holley exhibitions.

The second has been on the down-low with multiple chassis builders already at work building new cars for the exhibition division that some say will eventually be a test run for an NHRA Pro Stock transformation.

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