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MEDLOCK EARNS OUTLAW 8.5 TOP QUALIFIER IN FIRST-EVER SCSN

In his first-ever appearance at the Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals Presented by FuelTech, Arkansas native Brad Medlock drove his 2013 Mustang to the top of the ladder in the Vortech Outlaw 8.5 class Saturday with a pass of 4.593 seconds at 162.22 mph. In Round 1 of eliminations Saturday night at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Medlock slowly meandered down the track thanks to a single-car pass made when his opponent was unable to make the call.
 
“Come out working pretty good and just switched over to alcohol, trying to keep things under wrap with that and try not to get too aggressive, too quick,” Medlock said. “Especially with the air change here, it's so much different than what we're used to running. So far, so good."

NHRA AND FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCE 2019 BROADCAST SCHEDULE

 

 
FOX Sports and NHRA announced the release of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Most notably, the 2019 schedule includes additional live coverage on the FOX broadcast network for the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. The schedule is once again highlighted by live FOX broadcast network coverage of the “Western Swing” (Denver, Sonoma and Seattle) and the iconic U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis on Labor Day.
 
Joining the NHRA on FOX broadcast team as lead announcer at all 24 NHRA national events will be Brian Lohnes, a seasoned NHRA announcer who has served as a contributor over the past three seasons in various capacities. This will be Lohnes’ first year to join the team full-time.

HORD IS THE MAN TO BEAT AT THE SCSN

 

With the sun down and the temps growing cooler, Rick Hord continued his march to the Precision Turbo Pro Mod top qualifier Friday at the Nitro Outlet Street Car Super Nationals 14 Presented by FuelTech. The Florida native used his last pass to drop a lap of 5.587 seconds at 263.25 mph. Nipping at his heels at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Ed Thornton, whose 5.613-second run put him solidly in second, but it was his 270.10 mph speed providing fair warning to Hord that starting P1 Sunday isn’t a given.

KLOEBER-MILLICAN PAIRING COMES FULL CIRCLE

 

Ripples of surprise spread through the drag-racing community when the unimaginable happened, when crew chief Mike Kloeber and Top Fuel driver Clay Millican parted ways. Together they had earned six consecutive championships, and they seemed to be inseparable, like John Force and Austin Coil or Kenny Bernstein and Budweiser. They made mechanical magic together.

SAVE BIG DURING THE QUARTER-MAX BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

 

The highly anticipated “Black Friday Sale” is back at Quarter-Max Chassis & Racing Components! Take advantage of their biggest sale of the year!

Shop online at quartermax.com and use promo code (BLACK18) during checkout to get 5% OFF your entire order + FREE shipping on orders over $99!*. Online sale begins Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd and ends Monday, November 26th.

DRIVER NOBILE DISCUSSES BEING LEFT WITHOUT A PRO STOCK RIDE

 

This has been a week of shock for veteran NHRA Pro Stock driver Vincent Nobile.

On the afternoon of Nov. 14, Nobile was informed by his Pro Stock team owner Nick Mitsos that he was parking his team immediately. Mitsos, the boss of Mountain View Tire, sponsored Nobile’s Camaro.

“In Vegas (at the NHRA national event Oct. 26-28), me, my dad (John) and a few of the other guys on the team were under the assumption per Nick (Mitsos) we were going to do 15 races next year,” said Vincent, who turned 27 years old on Nov. 6. “I was under the assumption we were going to be doing a part-time schedule. Honestly, I didn’t find out until (Wednesday afternoon) what Nick was going to do. It was a little bit of a surprise. I knew Nick mentioned doing a part-time schedule, but he never said he was going to park the team or anything like that.”

JOIN JERRY BICKEL IN SAVING PET LIVES

 

The only thing Jerry Bickel loves almost as much as a beautiful doorslammers he builds is helping his local foster-based rescue mission - Pals.

" I am very involved and want this to make them some funds to save more animals," said Bickel, whose wife Jennifer runs Hawk Point, Mo.-based Pals.

Bickel admits he has 11 cats and 2 dogs, eleven of which came from Pals.

JET CAR RACER MOLLER KILLED IN RACING ACCIDENT

 

Katarina Moller, 24, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away as a result of an accident during an exhibition run in a jet dragster at Sebring International Raceway Thursday night.

MCINTIRE JR. TO RUN LIMITED NHRA NITRO FC SLATE IN 2019

 

Mike McIntire Jr. is ready to take his drag racing career to the next level.

McIntire Jr., a longtime Nostalgia nitro Funny Car racer, recently purchased a chassis and Funny Car body from Kalitta Motorsports. The chassis and body were being used by Paul Lee.

“We are piecing together an operation right now and the plan is to run nitro Funny Car,” McIntire said. “We’ve been accumulating parts and the plan is to try to make Norwalk (Ohio) the first event we go to. Hopefully for next year, we are going to try and run about five events and then see how that goes and try and build off that. Maybe get some marketing partners and do more the following year (in 2020).”

 

MITSOS PARKS PS TEAM; WILL CAMPAIGN FACTORY STOCK SHOWDOWN, TS TEAMS

 

Mountain View Tire & Auto Service team owner Nick Mitsos has announced that the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., based team will not field an entry in the NHRA Pro Stock class in 2019, and will instead race in the School of Automotive Machinists and Technology Factory Stock Showdown. The team recently debuted a 2018 Chevrolet COPO Camaro piloted by longtime NHRA sportsman racer and Mountain View crew member Ryan Priddy. The team will also continue their support of Paul Mitsos in the Top Sportsman division.

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