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NERO HAS WORKED TO BECOME A ‘VERY COMPETITIVE’ ADVERSARY

 

Paul Nero has been racing in NHRA's Top Dragster class since 2010 and in other classes and events before then, but only recently did he decide to compete for a national championship, and he's doing better than most other racers would in such a short time chasing a title.

"I had been concentrating mostly on divisional events, but last year we decided to seriously focus on national events as well," he said. "I figured I had the equipment and the car and the resources to do it. Plus, I know my car is not the fastest, and at some point the class is going to get out of range and go faster, so it was now or never. So far it has worked out pretty good both years."

FIRST TIME CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT SONOMA RACEWAY

 

John Richardson and Ken Ratzloff celebrated with their teams in the winner’s circle receiving their first National event win during the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Richardson, Santa Clarita, Calif., worked his way through the field in Top Dragster and ran 28.098 seconds192.66 mph in his final round victory over Andy Spiegel, Acton. Calif.

Ratzloff, Idaho Falls, Idaho, faced off against Ted Kellner San Jose, Calif., in Top Sportsman with an impressive reaction time of .004 seconds, posting a winning run of 7.230 seconds, 191.35 mph in his ’53 Studebaker. Kellner drove to a 7.314 seconds, 187.29 mph pass for his runner up finish.

NMCA/NMRA SUPER BOWL OF STREET LEGAL DRAG RACING NOTEBOOK

NMCA and NMRA invaded Route 66 Raceway for the 13 edition of its combined event, The Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. From Pro Mod to True Street, hundreds of cars have entered the gates of the world class race plant in Joliet, Illinois.

GALBRAITH, WAGNER, AND LOBNER WIN IN FIRST HALF OF HEARTLAND DOUBLE

 

The NHRA West Central division concluded the first half of it's double header Friday evening at Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kan. Troy Galbraith, Wyatt Wagner, and J.R. Lobner paraded down the return into the winner's circle with their teams.

Galbraith, Indianapolis, got off the line first and held off Chad Voges, St. Peters, Mo., by a few feet at the finish line for the Comp Eliminator divisional Wally trophy. Galbraith recorded a victory pass of 6.752 seconds, 183.67 mph. Voges followed up at 7.601 seconds, 169.98 mph.

LIVE VIDEO: KEYSTONE 660 TOP BULB NATIONALS, KEYSTONE RACEWAY PARK

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from Keystone 660 Top Bulb Nationals from Keystone Raceway Park. 

KENNY IN CONTENTION FOR SECOND NHRA TITLE

 
When Alan Kenny won the 2012 NHRA Super Comp national championship, it instantly went to No. 1 on the list of accomplishments during his long racing career.

"It's like a fairy tale season," said Kenny in an interview after winning the 2012 title. "If you're a drag racer, the NHRA world championship is your World Series, your Super Bowl, whatever you want to call it. Every year, you lay in bed at night when you can't sleep thinking, 'You know, if I could just win a couple early, maybe I'd have a shot.' "

PERCIVAL AND HUTCHENS VICTORIOUS IN MILE HIGH NATIONALS SPORTSMAN

 

David Hutchens and Brian Percival of Lakewood, Colo., celebrated with their teams in winner's circle during the closing of the Dodge Mile High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Hutchens worked his way through the field to meet Percival in the Super Comp final round. Both runners triggered great lights at the line, but Hutchens' was better; .002 seconds earning him his first national event Wally trophy at his very first national event. Hutchens ran 9.453 seconds, 174.48 mph; Percival followed up at 9.413 seconds, 160.16 mph.

LAMB HEADLINES NHRA DIV. 7 LODRS WINNERS FROM SONOMA

 

In the final results from Sonoma Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Doug Lambeck, Irvine, Calif., and Justin Lamb, Henderson, Nev., took home the wins in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock respectively.
 
Lambeck, worked his way through the field and ran 8.351 seconds at 185.74 mph in his final round victory over Tony Mandella, Eastvale, Calif., who clocked in at 7.912 seconds, 163.31 mph.
 

LIVE VIDEO: TRIPLE CROWN 25'S - MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Moser Triple Crown 25's at Maryland International Raceway. 

NMRA AND NMCA BATTLE IT OUT FOR NITTO TIRE DIAMOND TREE RINGS

 

 
The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is just around the corner. The largest race of its kind in the country showcases the world’s fastest street cars and the world’s fastest Fords racing together at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29. 
 
Twenty five touring points classes from the NMRA, NMCA and The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, will be featured during the event which begins with a test session on Thursday July 26th and concludes with the legendary “Super Bowl” portion of the event on Sunday afternoon when class winners from both organizations race against each other in hopes of winning a Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Ring©, awarded in the Aerospace Components Winners’ Circle. 

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