by John DiBartolomeo Wed, 2018-09-19 11:07
The first day of the Sparco Fall Fling presented by Optima Batteries began a little later than expected as the amount of rain this area received in the last week upset a lot of the race track surface. With a Test & Tune session scheduled to allow racers to become acclimated to the race track, along with the Super Tuesday American Race Cars/Racetech Dragster Shootout, it was still going to be an ambitious schedule. Bristol Dragway crew worked diligently to scrape the entire eighth-mile and re-prep it to the standards both they, along with the Fling staff expects.
It was last year when the usually Spring Fling event was moved to the Fall and renamed in an effort to take advantage of a better weather pattern and the racers responded. “We love Bristol and want to stay there, yet we felt it was important to find a time of year that Bristol had better weather so that our racers can fully enjoy the experience we have to offer,” explained co-promoter Kyle Seipel.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2018-09-12 10:28
The more drag racing changes, the more it stays the same for Jim Boburka.
Take for instance, the NHRA U.S. Nationals. While it is still the toughest trophy to earn on the 24-race tour, the approach has changed drastically.
Try as he might, Boburka cannot seem to get the point across to today's drag racing youth just how tough racing the NHRA U.S. Nationals used to be. Indeed, the struggle was real.
by Allyson Johnson; Photos by Roger Richards, Mike Burghardt Mon, 2018-09-03 22:18