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IT’S ALL IN THE FAMILY FOR THE CUMMINGS

 

In the racing world, it's not uncommon to see the proverbial racing bug be passed from one generation to the next. When a kid is raised at the track while a parent chases racing glory every weekend, it's impossible not to want to follow in those footsteps and live for the thrill of competition. The Cummings family is among the many racing families who have seen the racing bug affect newer generations, and what began as a one-racer team has expanded into a multigenerational operation. 

Starting with patriarch Larry Cummings, the team has grown to include his sons Slate and Britt and grandson Cole, and at NHRA races where all Sportsman classes are contested, the family will run seven race cars down the track: Larry in Super Stock, Slate in Stock and Super Stock, Britt in Stock and Super Comp, and Cole in Super Comp and Super Street. And it’s through Cole that the family’s racing legacy will continue.

WELCH, LONGHANY AND STANFIELD LEAD SPORTSMAN WINNERS IN BRISTOL

 
Joseph Welch raced to victory in the SAM Factory Stock Showdown to lead the list of winners at the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
 
Eddie Longhany Jr. and Aaron Stanfield joined Welch as they took home wins in Stock Eliminator and Top Dragster presented by Racing RV’s respectively along with Scott Stillings, Tyler Caheely, Steve Furr and Jeff Brooks who also won this weekend.

LORDCO BC NATIONALS DIV. 6 DOUBLE-HEADER CROWNS WINNERS

 

The Northwest division LORDCO Auto Parts B.C. Nationals Double-Header came to a conclusion Sunday evening at Mission Raceway. Racers cheered with their teams in the winner circle after completing an eventful race weekend.

Northwest rivals Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., and Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., squared off the in the Top Alcohol Dragster final round. Cowie took the lead and pulled away running 5.319 seconds, 274.97 mph to keep Kim Parker at bay and earning the Wally trophy. Parker finished up at 5.345 seconds, 271.73 mph.

In the Top Alcohol Funny Car final round, Chris Marshall, McMinnville, Ore., ceded the starting line advantage to fellow Oregon runner Brian Hough of Junction City. But Marshall recovered and surpassed Hough for the final round victory hitting 5.573 seconds, 265.33 mph. Hough runner upped at 5.620 seconds, 264.62 mph.

VICTORY FOR SEVERANCE AND WHITELY AT THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN

 
In the final results from Bandimere Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., and Annie Whiteley, Grand Junction, Colo., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
 
Severance, worked his way through the field and ran 5.468 seconds at 265.43 mph in his final round victory over Dean Dubbin, Royalton, Minn., who clocked in at 5.611 seconds, 248.89 mph. Severance dominated the field running low elapsed time in reach round of eliminations after qualifying No. 1.

LUCAS OIL WINNERS CROWNED IN NUMIDIA

 

Richard Preiser and Kyle Bigley scored big wins this weekend at Numidia Dragway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
 
Preiser recorded a perfect .000 second reaction time in his ’67 Mustang against Marty Rinehart in the Super Stock presented by ATI final round. The .043 holeshot forced Rinehart to chase Preiser down, and ultimately break out by just .002 seconds as Preiser, Jackson, N.J., took the win.

QUICK 5: CATCHING UP WITH SUPER GAS TITLE CONTENDER JIM PERRY

 

Jim Perry has been racing for so long that he has forgotten exactly when he began making runs down a track. "I started racing around 1975," he replied when asked. Regardless, more than 40 years later the Niota, Tenn., racer remains a force to be reckoned with, having a firm grasp on first place in the Super Gas world championship standings as of press time. Perry opened the 2018 season by scoring early at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., an event he has won three times in the last seven years and a run of success for which he has no explanation. The 2009 Super Comp world champion would like nothing more than to add a Super Gas world championship to his resume after trading his winning dragster for his current '00 Chevy S-10 pickup about six years ago. CompetitionPlus Sportsman's J.T. Gonzalez caught up with Perry to talk about his decades-long racing career, his motivation after more than 40 years in the cockpit, and his future racing plans.

LIVE VIDEO: AMERICAN DREAM SUMMER SHOOTOUT - DRAGWAY 42

Thanks to our coverage partners at D3TV, we present to you the live video feed from the American Dream Summer Shootout at Dragway 42. 

SORENSON HEADLINES LUCAS OIL NO. 1s AT JEGS NHRA ROUTE 66 NATS

 

Stock Eliminator racer Joe Sorenson wanted to make a strong impression headed into Saturday's Jegs All-Stars competition.

Not only did Sorenson qualify atop the 60-car Stock Eliminator field during first-day qualifying at the Jegs NHRA Route 66 Nationals, but also laid down the top run amongst his Jegs All-Stars competition by running -1.094 under the G/Stock Automatic standard with his 1969 Camaro with a 10.906. The next closest competitor in the eight-car specialty event was the D/Stock Automatic Camaro of Andrew Hill with a -1.079, 10.471,

JEGS NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS - FINAL RESULTS

 
Chase Williams led the list of nine winners who were crowned JEGS SPORTSnationals Champions in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Beech Bend Raceway Park.
 
Williams met up with David Rampy in the Comp Eliminator final and drilled the tree with a .001 second reaction time propelling him to the win in 6.819 seconds at 175.34 mph. Rampy who advanced to his 154th national event final tipped the clocks at 7.315, 154.69.

LIVE VIDEO - D3 TV - NHRA JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS, BOWLING GREEN, KY.

Be sure to watch competition at the NHRA Jeg's SportsNationals, part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA North Central Division presented by D3TV.

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