By J.T. Gonzalez Mon, 2018-07-16 16:40
Ronnie Proctor opened his 2018 season experiencing two things that had never happened to him before: winning an NHRA national event and breaking an engine mandrel. After scoring the first NHRA national event victory of his career at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., his engine completely seized during the PDRA East Coast Spring Nationals at Galot Motorsports Park.
Despite what he described as an "up and down season" to start the year, Proctor's steady performance currently has him No. 6 in the NHRA Division 1 standings and No. 3 in the world. CompetitionPlus Sportsman's J.T. Gonzalez caught up with the Top Sportsman stalwart to talk about his season, his long racing trajectory, and the motivation that keeps him competing.
by Amanda Jackson for CompetitionPlus Australia Sun, 2018-07-15 16:41
Round one of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Nitro Up North, has concluded in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening.
Hoisting ANDRA Christmas Trees at the end of the two-day event were Jake Berias (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Mark Tattingham (Modified Bike), Theo Karamanidis (Super Street), Peter Tzokas (Super Sedan), Jess Voigt (Modified), Mark Hunt (Supercharged Outlaws) and Jason Arbery (Top Sportsman).
Runners-up were Aiden Abel (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Heath Costello (Modified Bike), Craig McGregor (Super Street), Dave Todd (Super Sedan), Glenn Bull (Modified), Paul Stephen (Supercharged Outlaws) and Rick Smith (Top Sportsman).
by Bill Swanson Thu, 2018-07-12 09:33
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the North Central Division will roll into Route 66 Raceway July 11-13 for the Burndown At Sundown. This fourth stop on the six-race Divisional series also marks the second consecutive weekend that racers from the “Land of The Winners” will be taking to the track. Every LODRS category races this weekend, and nearly all are in very tight points battles.
The Top Alcohol categories present the most shining example, with Troy Coughlin Jr. leading Brandon Greco by 21 points in TAD. Defending Burndown at Sundown winner and North Central Region TAD Champion Marty Thacker is set to turn his season around with strong showing. Rookies Marina Anderson and Matt Sackman are also seeking success Out of division players will also play a significant role in this category. Among them are West Region and TAD National Champion Chris Demke. Demke and the Maddern Racing team have considerable success at this track, with several wins including the 2015 Route 66 Nationals. TACF is no less competitive with Todd Robertson leading Tony Boglio by 11 points. Ray Drew is right behind, 32 points out of the lead. The Hales Corners, WI class veteran is on a hot streak of late, with a runner-up finish at last weekend’s Indianapolis regional, and a national event win at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH.