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FIRST LOOK: CLYDE SCOTT'S NEW BICKEL-BUILT CAMARO

 

Another beast of a hot rod has rolled out of Jerry Bickel's race car factory. This one, for Clyde Scott, is destined for PDRA's Pro Boost division and outlaw doorslammer races around Texas. 

KINSLEY TO PILOT FC/TF AT FUNNY CAR CHAOS IN TEXAS

 

 
Texan nitro pilot Kebin Kinsley will be a busy boy this weekend as the Best of Texas BBQ Sauce Funny Car Chaos Championship tour kicks off at North Star Dragway, presented by Red Line Shirt Club. Kinsley will be competing in the Funny Car Chaos program driving Howard & Shane Farris' "War Wagon" (an ex. Bob Tasca Ford Mustang). 
 

MCMILLEN INKS TUB O' TOWELS SPONSORSHIP

 

Terry McMillen, team owner and driver of the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel Dragster and Tub O’ Towels announced today that Tub O’ Towels is now the Official and only cleaning wipe of Terry McMillen Racing.

“We’ve been using Tub O’ Towels on our team for about a year now,” McMillen said. “We think these are the ultimate cleaning products for our team. The Heavy Duty Cleaning Wipes keep our crew clean and the Stainless Steel Wipes keep our trailer looking like new. Partnering with Tub O’ Towels makes perfect sense for our team. We couldn’t be more excited about our relationship with them.”

SHRADER SET TO DEFEND PIEDMONT POINTS TITLE DURING FIRST EVER CALL OUT EVENT

 

The 2018 season ended with a first for Brian Shrader and for Piedmont Dragway with an NHRA Wally given to final race winner. 

The season-opener on March 30, 2019, will have a new approach to kick off the new year. 

NHRA TECH DEPARTMENT HANDS OUT NEW PARITY RULINGS AFTER ONE RACE

 

The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Modified, and Factory Stock Showdown classes made their premieres last weekend during the Amalie Oil Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla. Within four days of victories by Andrew Hines, Todd Tutterow, and Drew Skillman, the Technical Department had handed out rules designed to bring parity to all three classes.

RIVENBARK RULES RADIALS VS. THE WORLD AT SWEET 16

 

Don't screw up. That's pretty much all Kevin Rivenbark could think about at the unique Sweet 16 event Mar. 21-23, at South Georgia Motorsports Park. A red-light start in the Radials vs. The World (RvW) semi-finals just one month earlier at Lights Out 10 on the same track haunted the North Carolina-based driver.

"All day long and even all weekend my Lights Out result kind of bothered me and I just didn’t want to red light again and let my guys down," Rivenbark admitted shortly after a .048 leave in the Sweet 16 final against Norman Bryson led into a victorious 3.63 pass at 204.91 mph and a $101,000 payday.

BRUDER BROS. BEAT THE BEST IN X275 AT SWEET 16

 

Early on, Nick and Rich Bruder established themselves among the favorites to leave South Georgia Motorsports Park with $50-grand in hand for winning the always tough X275 class at promoter Donald "Duck" Long's Sweet 16 event.

It would've been a good bet, as the Edison, NJ-based Bruder Brothers took their ProCharger-equipped '88 Mustang all the way to victory lane after a record-setting run of 4.235 seconds at 165.78 mph in the final round over Craig Walls.

RIVENBARK, BRUDER EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST SWEET 16 2.0 EVENT

 

Winning a Sweet 16 Drag Radial event demands as much physical toughness as it does driving skill.

On Saturday, two drivers executed superior examples of both.

Kevin Rivenbark lasted through 11 qualifying sessions and won four rounds of competition to pocket $101,000 in winning Radial vs. The World at the Sweet 16 2.0.

DUCK X EVENTS ARE A FAMILY AFFAIR

 

Despite employing some decidedly aggressive marketing and promotional techniques, Donald "Duck" Long has also worked hard to make his Duck X Productions events at South Georgia Motorsports Park welcoming and friendly affairs.

A big part of that has come through providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to thousands of Duck X competitors and sponsors over the years, led by the tireless efforts of his mother, Nancy, and father, Donald Sr. Since 2014, after Long met wife Stephanie, their contributions have been bolstered by those of her parents, Lona and Steve Sapp.

GOSS GOES TO TOP OF SWEET 16 X275 QUALIFYING

 

After completely rebuilding his ProCharger-equipped 2009 Dodge Challenger throughout the off season, Rob Goss proved the effort worthwhile with an outstanding 4.237-seconds pass at 169.40 mph in the eighth and final round of X275 qualifying Friday night for Sweet 16 at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

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