Introduction by Dave Densmore; Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-11-19 17:20
Al Segrini made the most of his short time racing in the NHRA. In fact, in his short career (1974-1984), he ran less than 60 total NHRA tour events. Nevertheless, he won five times, three times in the season-opening Winternationals, and his impact on the sport of drag racing is inescapable.
A protégé of the late, great “Jungle Jim” Liberman, for whom he once worked as a volunteer crew member, cleaning parts and steering the race car back to the pits, Segrini got his start driving the “Boston Shaker” Funny Car for a recovering Kosty Ivanof, who would introduce him to one of the individuals who would change his life, Jim Beattie, the founder of ATI.
Video by Drone South Productions Wed, 2018-11-14 10:27
Southeast Gassers Association regular Jerry Birch more than had his hands full several weeks ago during the Shadyside Dragway event in Boiling Springs, NC. We could explain it to you, but it's better if you see it for yourself.
Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-10-09 14:41
If there's ever a name which epitomizes the will to succeed, it's Matusek.
The Matusek name, championed in drag racing by master fuel system expert and Pro Modified racer Steve Matusek, is quick to point out the reputation was set in motion long before he was even born.
Matusek's father, the late John Matusek, escaped to the United States to avoid persecution in 1956 from his Hungarian homeland. He was a member of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters who battled the Russian Army as part of the movement against communism. His mother, Lucy Haberman Matusek, who escaped Poland after hiding in an attic for a year to avoid going to a Nazi Germany concentration camp.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-10-02 19:34
Larry Dixon may not think he’s a legend, but a body of work that includes 62 NHRA tour victories and Top Fuel championships with two different teams in two different decades would suggest otherwise.
Regardless, after beating cancer and emerging unscathed from some of the most spectacular accidents in the sport, the California native still is not ready to hang it up.