by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2017-03-24 09:31
A decade ago, the prospect of getting nitrous stalwart Mike Castellana behind the wheel of a supercharged Pro Modified entry was as believable as getting the hot place to freeze over.
Let the record reflect on the afternoon of March 17, 2017, the temperature in Hades dipped below the freezing mark.
Castellana, at the NHRA Gatornationals, made his debut behind the wheel of the supercharged Camaro tuned by the legendary Frank Manzo.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2017-03-24 09:29
There's a lot of thoughts which can go through your head when you're riding side saddle on a 190-mile per hour motorcycle, just ask rookie NHRA Pro Stock rider Andie Rawlings.
Rawlings, during Friday's Q-2 session at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., took a ride on the wild side crossing the finish line all the while rubbing the wall on her Suzuki.
In this instance, rubbing was racing, too.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2017-03-23 11:53
It's hard to rattle a man who has flown through the air, 30-feet high and backward in a car running 200 miles per hour. This mentality is what makes race fans flock in support of Georgia native Stevie "Fast" Jackson.
Jackson didn't have to self-appoint himself a nickname; he got his the old-fashioned way by running fast and winning at backwoods tracks with cars many seasoned drivers wouldn't get out of the electric chair to sit in, much less drive down a track, even an eighth-mile.d
Friday afternoon on the big stage of the National Hot Rod Association at the Gatornationals, Jackson not only made his first-ever quarter-mile run but also jumped to the top of the J&A Services Pro Modified field in record fashion.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2017-03-23 09:37
John Hale will be back racing in NHRA’s nitro Funny Car class at the upcoming national event at The Strip in Las Vegas, March 31-April 2.
Hale confirmed to Competition Plus he will be behind the wheel of a Funny Car owned by Steve Plueger.
“This came about because Jeff Arend and I are friends,” Hale said. “Jeff, who normally has been driving (Plueger’s) car, told me he is going to drive for the Russo’s (in Las Vegas), and Steve wasn’t sure whether he was going to go to Las Vegas and we talked and I offered to drive it for him.”
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Roger Richards Wed, 2017-03-22 11:05
One needs to look no further than today's modern doorslammer chassis to see the contributions Don Ness made to its evolution. Those are not our words, but rather those of legendary Pro Stock icon Warren Johnson. There many out there who share the same sentiments.
Ness, the heralded chassis builder from Minnesota, died on March 17, following an illness.
If anyone knew Ness, it was Johnson, who purchased at least a dozen cars from the Picasso of bending and welding chassis tubing.