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PARI-MUTUEL EXPERIMENT UNLIKELY TO BE DUPLICATED

Written by Susan Wade.

betting at mirNASCAR founder Bill France Sr. was on the phone.

“You got Wally upset,” he told Tod Mack, promoter at Maryland International Raceway at the time, referring to NHRA President Wally Parks.

“About what?” Mack asked.

“He’s upset you’re running pari-mutuel wagering. Are you doing that?”

“Of course I’m doing it. Why are you calling me if you don’t think I’m doing it?”

 

 

 

ROOKIE GRAY CONTROLS HIS COUNTDOWN DESTINY

Written by Bobby Bennett.

 

pro stockRookie Jonathan Gray will go head to head with Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson in the next four races for a berth in the Countdown to the Championship.

Gray holds the tenth place position in the point standings. Anderson holds a lofty advantage in the experience department but right now it's the rookie who holds the most advantageous edge. He leads Anderson by 23 points with a strong race car underneath him.

 

 

MIRAMONTE RECORDS NHRA PRO BIKE BATTLE SLATED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN SONOMA

Written by Administrator.

 

psmEddie Krawiec will lead the inaugural MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle field as the No. 1 seed when the lucrative special event takes center stage July 26 during the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.       

A purse of $61,000 is available for the eight Pro Stock Motorcycle riders competing in the MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle. The winner of the MiraMonte Records NHRA Pro Bike Battle will earn $25,000. The runner-up will earn $10,000, the two semifinalists $6,000 each, and the four first-round finishers $3,500 apiece.

 

 

CP.COM COLUMNIST EARNS WRITING AWARD

Written by Administrator.

 

MKhead12CompetitionPlus.com columnist Michael Knight won a gold medal in the "column series" category in the 2013 International Automotive Media Awards, the results of which were recently announced. Specifically cited were Knight's May 2013 column, "Will Some Ever Truly Understand Journalistic Freedom?"; September's "Improving Fan Experience Mandatory for NHRA"; and October's "Putting Einstein to the Test."

 

 

NHRA TOP FUEL DRIVER SALINAS BRINGS WENDLAND AND DeGENNARO ON BOARD

Written by Administrator.

Rob Danny PicMike Salinas returns to Top Fuel action at his home track for the 2014 NHRA Sonoma Nationals. His team will be led by two veterans of NHRA Drag Racing: Rob Wendland and Danny DeGennaro. The pair will be co-crew chiefs on the “Scrappers” Top Fuel Dragster.

“We’re glad to have Rob and Danny on board, they bring the experience needed for the dragster to compete against the bigger teams.  We all work well together, and are looking forward to a strong showing on the track, said team owner and driver, Mike Salinas.  “We are also looking forward to hosting a lot of sponsor guests and family friends in our pit area hospitality.”

 

 

LOCAL RACER TREY SIKES AMONG FAVORITES IN ROCKINGHAM DIESEL DRAGS

Written by Administrator.

 

Diesel Truck in Competition at The RockNational Diesel Hot Rod Association point leader Trey Sikes tries to leverage his “home field advantage” this week when he defends his Sportsman event title in the NDHRA Carolina Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.

Sikes, who lives just a couple miles from the track in Hamlet, N.C., is hoping to lock up his first national championship at the wheel of his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon.

 

 

QA1 HOSTS OVER 100 CARS FOR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE & CRUISE EVENT

Written by Administrator.

 

On Friday, July 18, QA1 welcomed more than 100 cars and 250 people to its Lakeville, MN facility for its 3rd annual Open House and Cruise to Car Craft Summer Nationals.

The sounds of classic rock music and the rumble of muscle cars could be heard at QA1 as crowds of car enthusiasts gathered to show off their cars, tour QA1's manufacturing facilities and enjoy breakfast provided by Kwik Trip. Participants gained an inside look at daily operations and watched as shocks were built and fabricated components were cut and welded. The QA1 grounds were covered with Mustangs, Camaros, Pontiacs, Corvettes, Chevy S-10 pickups and everything in between.

 

 

MILLS SNAGS DRAG RADIAL RECORD

Written by Bobby Bennett; Video by Urban Hillbilly.


There’s a new king of the hill in the Drag Radial vs. the World-style of drag racing.

This volatile division of competition which challenges doorslammers to run their cars with Mickey Thompson 315 Drag Radials has been made popular in major events promoted by Donald Long and most recently by the team at Osage Tulsa Motorsports Park.

 

 

BADER FAMILY WEIGHING OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Jon Asher.

 

JA2 4115 copyJon Asher PhotosBill Bader Jr. understands he has big decisions coming up regarding the future of his family's Summit Motorsports Park.

The track has outgrown its boundaries and as of late, the facility's neighbors appear unsympathetic.

 

 

ONCE CRITICIZED, THE FORCE MOVE LOOKS PURE GENIUS

Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards.

hightOh what a difference a year can make.

Just days before the 2013 NHRA Mopar Mile High Nationals, team owner John Force made a shocking move when he announced he'd traded cars, crews and, more shockingly, crew chiefs with teammate Robert Hight.

Force went on to win his sixteenth championship and this year, Hight has been a dominating point leader. Additionally both teams have reached nine final rounds apiece with Hight winning five and jumping to the lead of the 2014 Funny Car points. Force has won five times since the switch.

AMATO, 70, GAINS HIGH-SCHOOL DIPLOMA, WIFE

Written by Susan Wade.

 

Joe Amato is living an extraordinarily full life – with milestone moments not in the ordinary order.

In a whirlwind 13 days last month, the five-time NHRA Top Fuel champion from Eastern Pennsylvania turned 70 years old, married longtime girlfriend Andrea Donten, and was graduated from high school.

“I never graduated high school, because I quit school to work my father’s business when I was 16,” Amato said of his unconventional introduction to the working world. “I went to South Scranton Junior High School. I only went to the 10th grade.”

His father developed a debilitating heart condition and was unable to keep up with running A&A Auto Parts. The speed shop’s only two employees quit then to open a gas station. Amato and his dad asked, “What do we do now?”

 

 

HENNEN MOTORSPORTS WELCOMES CREW CHIEF JOHN SMITH, COMPLETES KINSLEY'S LICENSE

Written by Chris Graves.

 

KinsleyKebin Kinsley and the Hennen Motorsports Top Fuel team based in Denton, Texas successfully completed their licensing requirements at Tulsa Raceway Park on Saturday, June 21st.  Kinsley and team are proud to welcome veteran tuner John "Bodie" Smith to the team service as crew chief in addition to Mike Jenschke serving as car chief.  Driver Kebin Kinsley, veteran of the NHRA Division 4 Alcohol Funny Car ranks and drag boat racing, secured his final run requirement with a 3.69 at 305 mph quarter mile pass under the lights at Tulsa Raceway Park, a track mph record.  With the licensing procedures completed, the team now has their eyes set on the NHRA Top Fuel debut, scheduled for the AAA of Texas Fall Nationals to be held September 18-21st at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. 

 

 

DEMKE, BOHL HEADLINE WINNERS AT NHRA DIV. 3 LODRS EVENT

Written by Administrator.


 
division 3 logoChris Demke and Andy Bohl each scored big wins this weekend at the Buckeye Fuel Wars Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at National Trail Raceway outside Columbus, Ohio.
 
Demke, Tujunga, Calif., notched his fourth win of the year (2-national / 2-regional) taking out Lowell, Ind., runner Dave Hirata in the Top Alcohol Dragster final as both ran 5.30’s, Demke’s 5.355 at 269 mph to Hirata’s 5.376 at 266 but Demke was out front early and drove away for the win.

 

 

FIRST TIME WINNERS HIGHLIGHT SPORTSMAN CHAMPS IN DENVER

Written by Administrator.


stkFour drivers scored their first ever NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national event win this past weekend for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Brenda Grubbs, Jeremy Demers, Branden Rhodes and Ryan Julius all celebrated in the winner’s circle as they took home their first national event Wally trophies.

 

 

TODD WINS TF MILE-HIGH NATIONALS TITLE

Written by Tracy Renck; Photos by Roger Richards.

DSB 9212Back in 2006, J.R. Todd made history at Bandimere Speedway when he became the first African-American to win an NHRA Top Fuel national event.

Sunday, Todd returned to victory lane at the Mile-High Nationals by defeating Brittany Force in the final round, and he was thrilled.

Todd clocked a 3.878-second lap at 317.87 mph to edge Force’s 3.968 effort.

 

 

HIGHT GETS FIFTH WIN BY BEATING BOSS AT BANDIMERE

Written by Bobby Bennett, Jr.; Photos by Roger Richards.

DSB 9171The last time Robert Hight won four races in a season [2012], he didn’t win another for almost sixteen months. Hight entered the NHRA Mopar Mile High Nationals with four wins and a dry victory spell dating back to May.

Success rained down on Hight in the final round over the weekend, his seventh of 2014, when, following a rain-delay at Bandimere Speedway he defeated his boss and father-in-law John Force.

 

 

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