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Dennis Taylor would like to see you in the next few days at Booth 3409 during the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis.
“I’ve always done this, just never really publicized it,” Taylor admitted.
And, according to the owner of Taylor Motorsports Products, he’ll make it worth your while.
If looks made for a winning race car, there are some who would suggest Cruz Pedregon’s remake of the Keeling and Clayton California Charger Pontiac Trans-Am would never lose a race.
Wes Neely loves racing at Memphis International Raceway.
The Florence, Mississippi native visited the Tennessee track three times in 2013, winning every time he unloaded the car. The first two wins helped him clinch the Division 4 championship on the Summit Pro-Am Tour in convincing fashion.
John Dustin did not have a good weekend at the Summit World Finals.
Well, not to start out at least.
In the days leading up to championship Sunday in the Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions at Memphis International Raceway, Dustin had just about everything you could imagine go wrong. First off, his wife and young daughter couldn’t make the trip due to work obligations and the drive itself left him second guessing the trip. Once on the road, the driver out of Rockville, Maryland found himself on the side of the road with motorhome trouble.
Following a landmark announcement made last month by the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) announcing the return to traditional drag racing competition and a record championship points fund for Funny Car, the IHRA revealed the preliminary roster of championship drivers slated to compete in 2014 in its Nitro Funny Car class and announced that it has opened the class up to a limited field of competitors.
The field of competitors competing on the 2014 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series in Nitro Funny Car will include some of the most decorated and successful nostalgia pilots in the sport, accumulating countless championships and major event wins over the past few years. The IHRA also announced that it will open the field up to a limited number of regional racers next season and will feature one fully open field race in July.
NHRA announced today that Moser Engineering has extend its sponsorship of the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout through the 2016 racing season. Additionally the special Lucas Oil sportsman program will expand to include the NHRA Southeast Division in 2014.
Oliver Harris “Buddy “ Jentzen, who for more than 40 years built cylinder heads for racers across the motorsports spectrum, died last week at his home in Winder, Ga. The man known familiarly as “The Captain” was 74.
Best known for his work in drag racing where he built heads for some of the biggest and also some of the most obscure names in the sport, Jentzen’s Porting Service heads also wound up in the winners’ circle in the NASCAR Cup Series and in some of the world’s major road racing events including Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In the 1970s, there was no mistaking this sound. The high-winding, heaving flywheel grinding, gear-jamming symphony made up the orchestra of Modified eliminator. Called blue-collar class racing, Modified thrived in NHRA competition until it was disbanded and divided between Competition and Super Stock. This informative CompetitionPlus.tv video, tells the Modified story through the eyes of Mike Edwards, Vinny Barone, David Nickens, Gene Fulton and Jerry Coley.
There’s no question T.J. Zizzo loves driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
The veteran competitor, however, is unsure what his 2014 schedule will be.
“I wish I knew right now and I don’t,” Zizzo said. “I’m in a little bit of a quandary.”
When popular Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens recently joined Richard Freeman’s Elite Motorsports team it turned some heads.
When Enders-Stevens signed on she got Rick Jones as her crew chief and his son Rickie Jones as her co-crew chief. Enders also took Rickie’s seat behind the wheel.
“I’m not jealous or anything like that because Erica is coming on board,” Rickie said. “I have no problem at all with Erica coming on board. She is a great driver.”
Michelle Furr has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series. Though her racing career extends over three decades, she and her family first ventured into NHRA national and divisional competition just four years ago, and success quickly followed. Driving her Ohio Crankshaft/Quickfuel Technologies entries in Super Comp and Super Street, Furr has already earned a pair of NHRA national event wins and racked up several top tier finishes in the Lucas Oil series points standings.
Prolong(r) Super Lubricants will continue its support of the NHRA Heritage Series after wrapping up the Boise-Bakersfield Blitz, which pitted nostalgia nitro funny car veteran Dan Horan, Jr. in his "Patriot" 1966 Mustang against rookie nitro funny car pilot Robert Overholser in his "California Hustler" 1977 Firebird. Horan Jr. won the Blitz by a slim nine points, receiving a prize package worth more than $4,000, including $1,500 of Prolong's 50W Nitro Racing Oil.
"It was an exciting series and we plan to participate in the 2014 Blitz," said Jon Apogée, General Manager: Domestic Sales, Marketing and Motorsports, Prolong. "Prolong products are ideal for Blitz participants. Our Nitro Racing Oil has a diluting effect on oil, which helps maintain oil pressure throughout the run."
WELD Racing, LLC the leading manufacturer of highly-engineered forged aluminum wheels for the motorsports, off road, truck, and performance vehicle markets, today announced the appointment of Mr. Norman Young as President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Nostalgia AA/Gassers are pleased to announce that their presenting sponsor, Summit Racing Equipment, will be back for the third consecutive season in 2014 with 50% additional sponsorship!
NASCAR legend and team owner Richard Petty will help Ford Racing unveil the 2015 Ford Mustang at the PRI show on Thursday Dec. 12 at 11am.(est). He will also sign autographs from 9:45am to 10:45 am (est)
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