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PS DRIVER AARON STANFIELD READY FOR DALLAS

Written by Tracy Renck.

 

 
a stanfieldMost NHRA Pro Stock drivers don’t have this type of debut – especially at 19 years of age.

Aaron Stanfield, however, defied the odds at the U.S. Nationals (Aug. 27-Sept. 1) as he qualified No. 8 and then upset five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin in the first round when Coughlin recorded a redlight.

 

 

JEGS NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS CELEBRATE DECADE OF RACING

Written by Administrator.

 

unnamed 9In the midst of National Trail Raceway's 50th anniversary celebration, the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals, part of a trio of events designed to showcase the best drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend at the venerable southwest Ohio strip. The special event is expected to attract several hundred drivers from across North America.
 
The second of the three annual events designed specifically to showcase NHRA's grassroots racers, the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals will crown champions in Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster, and Top Sportsman. There will also be a special Jr. Drag Racing League event held Sunday.

 

 

 

BOWEN CLINCHES SECOND DRO AA/FC CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP

Written by Administrator.

 


RonnyYoung-new-FordEXP-AAFCAlthough the outcome of the championship points competition is no longer in doubt, there will be plenty of excitement this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park for the Nitro Nationals.
 
Shawn Bowen from Grand Blanc, Michigan, clinched the Hedman Husler Hedders DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge championship at the previous event in Martin, Michigan. It was the second straight series championship for the driver of the “Violator” Pontiac Firebird.

 

 

NMRA RETURNS TO MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL MAY 1-3, 2015

Written by Administrator.

 

 

unnamed 1The ProMedia Competition Department is proud to announce the return to Maryland in 2015. The 15th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals will be held on May 1-3, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

The family owned and operated facility is situated at nearly sea level for ideal atmospheric conditions. Meticulously maintained by Royce Miller and his family, the MIR quarter-mile is always ready for fast ETs and close competition.

 

 

5TH ANNUAL HOLLEY LS FEST RESULTS

Written by Administrator.

 

bf81321d-ebb8-42da-9259-6be0560ddc99September 5th-7th marked the 5th annual Holley LS Fest, which means that it has come and gone. The 2014 LS Fest was by far the largest incarnation of the event yet with over 10,000 in attendance and over 500 participating LS-powered cars. Congratulations are in order for all of the participants who had the chance to enjoy and contribute to the event. Even bigger congratulations are in order for those who managed to claim some hardware and prize money. Here is the recap.

 

 

2014 NHRA DALLAS - EVENT RESULTS

Written by NHRA Communications; Photos by Roger Richards.

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IHRA ANNOUNCES 2015 NITRO JAM SCHEDULE

Written by Administrator.

 

unnamed 2The International Hot Rod Association(IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the series travels to nine states and Canada, making the IHRA one of the only truly international motorsports series.

Highlighting the 2015 schedule will be a  return to IHRA's home state of Ohio for the first time since 2006 as the series travels to Dragway 42 in West Salem the weekend of September 11-12. The Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will also travel to the great state of Washington for the first time ever the weekend of July 10-11 at Spokane County Raceway and will host an additional international event to be announced later this year.

 

 

THE SNAKE AND THE MONGOOSE TO HELP OPEN ’14 PRI TRADE SHOW

Written by Administrator.

 

8ca0e72461851cbc250529361df80738Legendary drag racers Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen will help kick-off the opening of this year’s 27th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show with an appearance at the show’s Grand Opening Breakfast, Dec. 11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
 
The PRI Trade Show, which will run from Dec. 11-13, returned to Indianapolis last year for the first time since 2004 with record-breaking numbers.

 

 

SIX JEGS CARS TO COMPETE AT NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS

Written by Administrator.

 

unnamed 9The yellow and black of JEGS High Performance will be in full force for the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals this weekend at National Trail Raceway.
 
Mike Coughlin will drive the JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro in Top Sportsman, and T.J. Coughlin will be behind the wheel of JEGS.com cars in Super Gas and Super Comp.

 

 

POSTPONED TOP ALCOHOL ELIMINATIONS TO CONCLUDE IN READING

Written by Administrator.

 


 

 
NHRACarolinaNatsNHRA officials announced that the postponed elimination rounds for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car from the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals will be contested at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, Oct. 2-5.
 
NHRA considered a number of different options as well input from the racers and felt this was the best solution to a tough situation.  Round 1 of eliminations for both classes was completed in Charlotte with the remaining rounds being held in conjunction with qualifying rounds for the event at Maple Grove.  Additional information will be made available as it is finalized.

 

SUPPORT FOR CROWDERS IN THEIR CANCER BATTLE

Written by Tracy Renck.

 

unnamedThe racing community is truly one big extended family.

This fact was brought home with the recent announcement that veteran competitor Ronnie Davis has stepped up to rally racer support for a family in need.

 

 

COMMENTARY: THE RACE WHERE NOBODY WINS

Written by Bobby Bennett.

 

NHRA JEGS NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS REVISED RUN SCHEDULE

Written by Administrator.

 

 unnamed 9While excellent weather is forecasted for most of the event days for the 10th annual NHRA JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals this weekend at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio, several weather sources are forecasting as much as an 80% chance of rain and thunderstorms on Sunday that may carry over into Monday.  With that in mind NHRA officials have made the following changes to the event schedule to help ensure completion of the event this weekend.

All categories will have two qualifying runs on Friday with the start time moved up from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m.  This will include a second qualifying session for Competition, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman that was originally scheduled for Saturday.  All qualified fields will be set Friday for Saturday’s eliminations.  The DRAW/RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering originally scheduled for Saturday will also be run on Friday.

 

 

EVERYONE INVITED TO DRAW'S AUCTION AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

Written by Administrator.

 

indexFans and racers are welcome to enjoy a special night for a special cause when the annual DRAW Auction takes place on Saturday (September 20) beginning at 7 p.m. during the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals in Ennis, Texas.  

The live auction will be held inside the  Champion Club which is located next to the staging lanes.

 

 

LINDA MCCULLOCH PASSES

Written by Administrator.

Linda McCulloch, wife of iconic Funny Car racer Ed McCulloch, passed away on September 17, 2014.

 

PDRA EXTENDS INVITATION TO PRO STOCK FOR 2015

Written by Administrator.

 

10422397 538344862932613 3091557419933893838 nFollowing a productive meeting with Extreme Pro Stock drivers at the recent PDRA Dragstock event in Rockingham, N.C., both the PDRA and the Mountain Motor Pro Stock teams are making efforts to have the class back for the PDRA’s sophomore season. PDRA Race Director, Bob Harris, stresses that they want to have Pro Stock as part of the their program and hopes that teams and sponsors support the class.

“We’re willing to do what it takes to have Extreme Pro Stock as a regular class with the PDRA,” said Harris. “We’ve enjoyed having them this year. We just need to see that the drivers and sponsors are willing to support us in this as well.”

 

 

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