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POMONA MAYOR BELIEVES CITY COUNCIL WANTS NHRA TO STAY IN POMONA

A report on November 11 in DailyNews.com, an Ontario, Ca., newspaper, revealed a proposed ordinance to address zoning regulations for the Pomona Fairplex. In the days following, many in drag racing fans feared the worst expecting drag racing's days in Pomona were numbered.

Monday evening Mayor Tim Sandoval said in no certain terms, Pomona isn't looking to run the NHRA out of town.

DEJORIA SAYS BYE IN HER OWN WAY

Now before drawing any conclusions, DeJoria loves her fans. They are, as she describes them, her driving force on her road to Funny car stardom. Today they were a reminder, her days as a nitro superstar were done, at least for now.

Facing them was a tough reminder. 

But, she can always use race day as an excuse for her evasiveness. To be honest, she's always been kind of focused on a race day with little interaction.

"Sundays are different. Head down, focus, blinders up. It’s like, you want to win," DeJoria explained. "That’s what all of this preparation and perfection is all about. It’s about that win, you know. You just can’t falter. But if there’s extra time in between, I’ll go out and sign autographs on the ropes and say hi to everybody."

This day, she admits, was a different scenario. 

UPDATED: LARRY "SPIDERMAN" MCBRIDE ESTABLISHES HIMSELF AS THE MAN ON TWO WHEELS

PSCA'S STREET CAR SUPERNATIONALS PREPARES FOR LONG SUNDAY

 

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.

CRASH PREMATURELY ENDS FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT SCSN

 

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.

KRAWIEC CONTINUES VANCE & HINES, HARLEY-DAVIDSON CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION

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.

ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - LONGER BOUNDARIES NEEDED?

 

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?

FRANKENSTEIN ENGINE DYNAMICS NAMED MWPMS TITLE SPONSOR

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.”

NITRO MEETS NOSTALGIA IN ADRL FINALE AT THE ROCK

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

BUTNER EARNS UNLIKELY CHAMPIONSHIP THROUGH SEASON OF PERSEVERANCE

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.

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