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BREAKTHROUGH AUSSIE WINNERS IN DOORSLAMMER AND TOP FUEL BIKE AT PERTH MOTORPLEX.

 

Unheralded Stuart Moresby scored his first-ever Doorslammer title after defeating fellow Western Australian Pino Priolo in the 47th Annual Goldenstates meeting at the Perth Motorplex.

Joining Moresby in the winner’s circle was veteran Greg Durack, who broke a 40-year drought to claim his first Gold Christmas tree in Top Fuel Bike.

2021 AHDRA TFH SEASON CONCLUDES IN ONE-DAY SHOOTOUT

 

The 2021 AHDRA all-American Motorcycle Nitro World Finals at Gainesville Raceway began in a Florida equivalent of a blizzard—high winds, pouring rain, and temperatures in the 40s. Friday’s testing and Saturday’s qualifying were completely wiped out.

But Florida got back to being Florida on Sunday, with sunny skies and warm temps. And although the weather left the track looking more like a peeling Florida sunburn than anything resembling a dragstrip, the Gainesville Raceway staff and AHDRA drag racers still found a record-setting groove for one full day of nitro-pounding, gasoline-humming action.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The staff of Competition Plus would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

In these troubled times it’s vitally important that we all stop and reflect upon the blessings we receive each and every day. Often, as we deal with the complexities of modern life we overlook many of the things that should be most important to us, the things that really matter.

WHAT I'M THANKFUL FOR ... WITH TOP FUEL DRIVER JUSTIN ASHLEY

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - SEASON ONE, WATCH ALL EPISODES

BRYSON, GLOBAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY TO TAKE A BREAK FROM DRAG RACING

 

Steve Bryson loves drag racing. For the last half-decade, the driving force behind credit card processing giant Global Electronic Technology has put his money where his sentiment is for the last half-decade sponsoring leading Top Fuel teams Kalitta Motorsports, Paul Lee Racing, and most notably Antron Brown as part of Don Schumacher Racing.

Bryson and wife Samantha will be stepping away from drag racing in 2022, but not because it hasn't been good for him.

Bryson readily points out drag racing provides a good return on investment. However, for him, the need to support family will pull him away for the foreseeable future.

HOLBROOK OFFICIALLY THROWS HIS HAT IN A/FX RING

It's not that Chris Holbrook doesn't want to see the NHRA's new Factory Experimental Project succeed; he's still a bit salty at the way his Factory Stock Showdown experience played out. 

To understand precisely what Holbrook means, one must go back to 2020 when the Ford Cobra Jet, and its front-runner Holbrook, were the continual recipients of rules adjustment to prevent the Factory Stock Showdown from running itself out of existence. 

When he raced his Factory Stock Cobra Jet Mustang, Holbrook led a stampede of speed with the Blue Oval machine floating close to the 7.40s. If a Factory Stock Showdown car had run below 7.50 seconds, it would have triggered a significant rule change, forcing the cars to accept a new chassis spec. This high-horsepower transgression would have killed the format of Factory Stock Showdown, whereas the 25.5 SFI spec, allowing for factory-produced chassis, required a full tube version. 

AUSSIE TOP BIKE JOINS FORCES WITH TOP FUEL IN 2022.

 

Top Fuel Bike will join the Australian Top Fuel championship series for a six-round season from January to June 2022.

The decision significantly boosts the two-wheel category that has struggled with low entry numbers and escalating costs in recent seasons.

Headline acts will include seven-time champion Chris Matheson and long-time rival John Zahra. “I couldn’t be happier about the Australian Top Fuel Championship and Top Fuel Bikes coming together,” said Zahra. “This will cement the series as the pinnacle of Nitro Racing in Australia. I'm sure the fans, supporters and racers will get behind the new Australian Top Fuel Championship, that’s sure to deliver some exciting racing in 2022."

RIVENBARK REFUSES TO LET LATE-SEASON CRASH SLOW HIM IN CHAMPIONSHIP RUN

 

Despite a top-end crash at one of the last races of the 2021 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season, Kevin Rivenbark was able to maintain his points lead long enough to secure his third Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction world championship. It was also the third consecutive title and fifth overall PDRA world championship for the GALOT Motorsports team. 
 
“Every championship that we win proves what kind of team and effort we put into it,” said Rivenbark, who won his other championships in 2016 and 2019. “Everybody says if you get so many championships, it's just another thing, and it is to a certain extent. It's still a feeling of accomplishment for me as a person or as a team for GALOT and Proline Racing. It's hard to put it in words. I don't want to say it's expected now, but at the same you know you've been on top and you don't have anywhere to go but down. You just have to push harder to keep that momentum going to stay on top.”

NMRA/NMCA APPOINTS AUGUSTINE HERRERA TO NATIONAL TECH DIRECTOR

 

ProMedia Events and Publishing, parent company of the Holley NMRA Ford Nationals and NMCA Muscle Car Nationals, has confirmed Augustine Herrera as the new NMRA/NMCA National Tech Director, effective immediately. His duties include overseeing fair competition in both drag racing series and leading the on-site Tech staff at all national events. 

“Augustine joined our team in 2019 and quickly learned the ins and outs of our categories and our competitor base. He has an extensive history in the sport from competing in Outlaw 10.5 and handling car chief duties on an NHRA Pro Modified team to currently owning his own motorcycle race shop that specializes in drag racing,” said Rollie Miller, National Event Director and General Manager for NMRA/NMCA. “We wish Roger Conley the best in his new endeavors and we are looking forward to Augustine taking over this position.” 

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