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LIVE VIDEO: FALL FOOTBRAKE FRENZY X, PIEDMONT DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Footbrake Frenzy event at Piedmont Dragway in Greensboro, NC.

ENCORE - SUPER MOD: THE ORIGINAL 10.5 RACING

Back in the 1970s, long before any of the Super class racing existed, sportsman drag racers sought an affordable style of racing where they could race heads-up, with no breakout and do so on a pounds-per-cubic inch basis similar to their class racing. Their wants eventually led to the creation of Super Modified, the original 10.5 tire form of racing.

Not so far removed from the 1974 U.S. Energy crisis, class racers, then the only option for national event sportsman racing, had begun to feel the sting of extreme operating costs. Many opted for the new craze of the time, bracket racing, while a good number remained true to their craft seeking creative ways to preserve the only kind of racing they knew.

As was the case with many of the good ideas of the era, the plan began on a scratch sheet of paper and through the support of a major magazine became reality.

Car Craft Magazine presented the Super Modified concept in their July 1974 issue.

CP SPORTSMAN VIDEO - 1978 NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS

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Travel back in time to an era when sportsman racing meant all-out competition from start to finish. There were no electronics, no cat and mouse battles down the track, and you had to win class.

Thanks to YouTube.com, we are proud to bring you the Diamond P video production of the 1978 NHRA Sportsnationals from Beech bend International Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.

This video feature Pro Comp eliminations when the AA/DA dragsters and BB/FCs battled it out under the same umbrella.  You’ll also see Comp eliminator and one Pro Stock legend racing his Mopar. The high-winding and gear-jamming Modified cars do battle as well.

You’ll also see more than a fair share of Stock and Super Stockers.

The video is a little rough in the first part but the sound is incredible. If you’re an old school sportsman drag racing fan, you’ll be in Heaven for at least an hour.

RAMPY'S 100TH WIN WAS CULMINATION OF BLESSINGS

 

David Rampy isn't the kind of drag racer who has largely taken anything for granted

Stuck at 99 races, the iconic sportsman racer from Piedmont, Ala., didn't wonder if the monumental 100th win would come, but when. The humble as humble can be drag racer who won his first NHRA event in 1983 would never admit to feeling that way, but the look on his face each week he rolled into the staging lanes for an NHRA event told the story.

BELLEMEUR KEEPS TOP POMONA-2 TAFC; TAD SESSION RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MORNING

 

Sean Bellemuer, who has won seven Top Alcohol Funny Car events in 2018, set himself up for eighth after dominating Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying during second-day qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Ca.

Bellemeur's quickest run came in Friday afternoon's Q-2 session 5with a 5.411, 271.79 to leapfrog both Annie Whiteley and Ulf Leanders.

Whitely replaced Leanders briefly atop the qualifying list during the Q-2 session with a 5.455, 272.23 pass.

HODGES, STEPHENSON AND FLETCHER PACE POMONA-2 SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING

NHRA RELEASES 2019 DIVISIONAL SCHEDULE

 

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the future stars of the sport earn their racing stripes, returns to action for an 18th year during the 2019 race season to compete at premier racing facilities across the country.
 
The 2019 season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 1-2. The schedule also includes a new location, as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series heads to Tucson Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. on March 1-3, also returning to Atlanta Dragway on April 12-13. During the year, the series will feature exciting doubleheader events at Texas Motorplex, Mission Raceway, Heartland Motorsports Park and Sonoma Raceway. The action-packed series will also feature two stops at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore. and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the 2019 season will finish on Nov 7-10.  
 
The upcoming 2019 schedule includes 44 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. Additionally, there will also be 26 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes during the 2019 campaign. 

PARKER, MARSHALL WIN BIG IN NHRA DIVISION 7 FINALE

 

Kim Parker and Chris Marshall took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
 
Parker, Graham, Wash., qualified No. 1, then took out Dan Mercier and Johnny Ahten in rounds one and two to advance to the alcohol dragster final against Shawn Cowie who qualified No. 2. Cowie knocked out Matt Sackman and Duane Shields on his way to the final. Parker was out first as Cowie shook the tires and Parker led from start to finish clocking in at 5.604 seconds at 259.21 mph for her second regional event win.

FIVE CLINCH 2018 NHRA SPORTSMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Justin Lamb, Devin Isenhower, Brian McClanahan, Paul Nero and Ronnie Proctor all clinched NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Championships this weekend at the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
 
Justin Lamb successfully defended his NHRA Lucas Oil World Championship from a year ago as he raced to the Super Stock 2018 Championship with a runner-up finish in Las Vegas. Lamb, Henderson, Nev., came into the weekend leading the points but with a number of racers still in the hunt for the championship. 
 

MCCLANAHAN, NERO AND PROCTOR CLINCH NHRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brian McClanahan, Paul Nero and Ronnie Proctor all clinch NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series World Championships this weekend in the early rounds of eliminations at the NHRA Pacific Division Lucas Oil Series event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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