Sun, 2017-11-19 08:46
Mother Nature got the best of Day Three at the Street Car Super Nationals, the 2017 grand finale of the Premiere Street Car Association. Dropping track temps forced race officials to suspend Saturday evening eliminations until Sunday.
By Bobby Bennett Jr.; Photos by Dave Kommel Sat, 2017-11-18 08:19
Friday action at the Street Car Super Nationals hosted by The Strip at Las Vegas came to a premature end, but not before some divisions managed to get in three full sessions.
During the Q-3 session of Pro Mod qualifying, Scott Loomis' Chevelle was unable to stop at the top end of the drag strip, driving through the sand trap, the netting, and finally, the fence.
Loomis emerged uninjured from the incident. After nearly an hour of repair, track and SCSN officials determined it would take at least two and a half more hours to replace the netting properly. As a result, all on-track activities Friday night were canceled and will resume Saturday morning at 8 AM, PST.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by NHRA Fri, 2017-11-17 23:00
Hector Arana, Matt Smith, Angelle Sampey, Geno Scali, L.E. Tonglet, and Jerry Savoie have combined for a noteworthy accomplishment.
They’re the only ones in the past 21 years to prevent the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champions list from becoming a Vance & Hines exclusive.
Fri, 2017-11-17 14:00
A score of NHRA fuel racers, some publicly and others privately expressed the need for NHRA to adjust their centerline rule which states presently, a driver can cross the centerline after the finish line with no ramification.
After some high profile near-incidents, some are asking the centerline rule be stretched to 1320 feet for the nitro cars. What's your take?
Fri, 2017-11-17 08:00
The Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) has announced that Frankenstein Engine Dynamics (FED) has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 MWPMS season. Following a successful five-race season this year, the MWPMS recently released a confirmed seven-event schedule for 2018, with a tentative eighth race still being negotiated.
“We couldn’t be happier or more excited going forward with Frankenstein Engine Dynamics so prominently attached to the Mid-West Pro Mod Series,” stated MWPMS organizer and promoter Keith Haney, who also competes within the series. “I really appreciate the confidence and commitment the guys at Frankenstein are showing toward us and believe gaining a major backer like Frankenstein really demonstrates the strength of our organization.”
Fri, 2017-11-17 08:00
The nitro-burning nostalgia Funny Cars of John “Bodie” Smith and Jim Gifford will share the spotlight this week with Nitro Harleys, Pro Modifieds, “The Reaper” 1968 Camaro from the hit TV series “Street Outlaws” and the one-of-a-kind “Black Pearl” jet-powered Pro Mod as the ADRL season races to a close with Dragstock XII at Rockingham Dragway.
The program also will crown champions in Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, two Jr. Dragster classes and two bracket classes. Admission is free. Parking is $20 per carload or $10 per motorcycle
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards, Dave Kommel and Mike Burghardt Thu, 2017-11-16 23:00
It was a championship comeback for the ages.
And it was orchestrated by one of the most unlikely men in all of NHRA drag racing.
by Larry Crum Wed, 2017-11-15 22:06
This was supposed to be a rebuilding year.
It was supposed to be the year that Robert Hight, crew chief Jimmy Prock and the entire John Force Racing-backed team put together a solid foundation in an attempt at contending for a Funny Car world title next year.
As it turns out, this team is a little bit ahead of schedule.
Hight capped what can only be described as a dream season Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona with a stunning title win over rival Ron Capps to earn his second NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship in one of the most trying weekends you will ever see for an eventual champion.
Wed, 2017-11-15 15:14
Count Lizzy Musi as someone who wasn’t ready for the 2017 PDRA season to end.
But an impressive finish, coupled with the overall success of Musi Racing Engines, already has the Pro Nitrous standout anxious for 2018 to begin.
Musi won back-to-back races at GALOT Motorsports Park and Virginia Motorsports Park to close the year in PDRA, finishing third in points and ending the season as the speed record-holder.
Continuing to show rapid improvement behind the wheel of her Dodge Dart, it puts Musi on track for what she hopes will be an even bigger 2018.