Thu, 2017-11-30 12:00
Vancouver-based 10.5 driver Steve Nicholson is as passionate about racing as they come. His willingness to travel long distances just to race and his competitive drive to be successful are evidenced in the way he runs his program. So it’s no surprise that before making the switch to Sonny’s Racing Engines, Nicholson did his research. He talked with other racers and professionals for over a year before deciding that Sonny’s was the way to go.
His first race out with his new Sonny's 959 EFI engine was the Las Vegas Street Car Super Nationals. “We tested it a little bit and then picked at it slowly,” Nicholson said of the engine. “It came around every round to our advantage. It was our first ever weekend where everything was flawless. We didn’t have anything go wrong. The motor stood up to everything and everything else worked great. It just went on repeat and that was nice. We made 12 hits on the car. It just kept getting faster and faster. Everything we asked it to do, it did. It was quite impressive.”
by Jon DiBartolomeo Wed, 2017-11-22 11:59
In 2016, when Peter Biondo and Kyle Seipel introduced the Spring Fling Million in Vegas, they promised huge guaranteed payouts. In 2018, the Spring Fling partners will again not disappoint.
“For 2018, we are DOUBLING our Guaranteed Winner’s Purse on Million Dollar Friday and also increasing the Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday’s purses substantially,” Biondo announced. “It will now be, at minimum, a Guaranteed $200,000 to win on Friday and $30,000 to win on the three surrounding races with no minimum car count required.”
by JT Gonzalez Wed, 2017-11-22 11:28
The 2017 season will go down as one of the more memorable years of Jeffrey Barker's racing career. He won his second NHRA Top Sportsman championship by scoring national event wins in Gainesville and Norwalk and recording four NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series victories. He also made his J&A Services Pro Mod debut in St. Louis, and his wife Lindsay, a Top Dragster competitor and national event winner, gave birth to their first child.
CompetitionPlus Sportsman's J.T. Gonzalez caught up with Barker to talk about winning a championship during a season in which he didn't plan to chase points, how the tough races went his way this year, and his future racing plans, including a possible switch of classes.
Thu, 2017-11-16 22:29
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by Jon DiBartolomeo Sun, 2017-11-12 11:50
They say that if you don’t like the weather in Florida, wait five minutes and it will change. Unfortunately, when you’re counting on dry conditions, that doesn’t help much. Last night’s activities were cut short when Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, forcing the continuation of the Brown & Miller Racing Solutions $20K race portion of the Fun In The Sun Series presented by Lucas Oil and Drag Racing Edge until today.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Dave Kommel Thu, 2017-11-09 23:57
The beginning of the end for the 2017 season began with Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series qualifying at the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Ca.
Two eliminators completed three sessions on Thursday, with Ray Skillman (Super Stock) and B.J. Graham (Stock) head into Friday's final eliminations as No. 1 seeds.
by Jon DiBartolomeo Tue, 2017-11-07 10:28
Four years ago, Scott Richardson and Scott Weney came together to recreate the “racing in Florida in November” feeling that was so prevalent in the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s. It wasn’t uncommon back then for hundreds of racers to make the trek south and east each year to escape the upcoming winter weather and enjoy some sun and racing with families and friends.
Unfortunately, Scott Weney passed away at that very first race in 2014, but together with Jeff Stange of Strange Engineering, Richardson has continued the tradition and while unofficially known as the Scott Weney Memorial Race, the annual Fun In The Sun bracket race has flourished.
Thu, 2017-11-02 12:59
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to premiere racing facilities during the 17th consecutive year for the upcoming 2018 season.
The season kicks off at Orlando Speed World Dragway, in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 23-24. During the year the series will feature double header events at Heartland Park Topeka, Mission Raceway Park, Texas Motorplex and Rocky Mountain Raceways. The dynamic series will also feature two stops at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Ore. and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where the season will conclude on Nov. 1-4.
The upcoming 2018 schedule will feature 44 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. There will also be 26 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes.
Thu, 2017-11-02 08:00
On the heels of last week's bold and bewitching Cometic Gasket Halloween Classic presented by Harland Sharp at Summit Motorsports Park is the announcement of the dates for next year's event.
The Cometic Gasket Halloween Classic XLV presented by Harland Sharp will be Oct. 13-21, 2018 at Summit Motorsports Park - a week earlier than usual - and it's poised to feature even more than the 1,200 entries of this year's event, and even more tricks, treats and titillating racing.
Mon, 2017-10-30 12:02
In the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing at Rockingham Dragway, a handful of home state racers joined the winner’s circle celebration.
Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., met with Larry Pritchett, Clarkrange, Tenn., in the Comp Eliminator final round. Daniels took home the divisional Wally trophy with a pass of 8.22 seconds at 533.81 mph in his ’07 Pontiac to Pritchett’s 7.914 seconds, 147.49 mph.
In the Super Gas final round, it was Ray Miller III, Spring City, Tenn., ending Joe Eckels day with a winning run of 9.919, 162.08. Miller maintains his championship contention.