Written by Susan Wade, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2017-06-26 12:00
Grudgingly but sensibly sitting out last year’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals following what doctors called a “minor” heart attack only made Top Fuel racer Steve Torrence more resolved to show everyone what they missed.
This time the feeling was simply heartening.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2017-06-26 12:00
Jack Beckman sure does know how to make a race entertaining.
In the final round of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, in the lane that no one wanted, after a less than stellar weekend, Beckman matched up with Robert Hight in his third consecutive Funny Car final and won in dramatic fashion, crossing the finish line sideways and on fire following a spectacular explosion at Summit Motorsports Park.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2017-06-26 08:00
Jerry Savoie, the most recent Pro Stock Motorcycle winner before this weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, knew he wouldn’t make the trip to Norwalk, Ohio. The two-bike team owner opted to stay home at Cutoff, La., to protect his alligator farm business and property in the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy and leave the racing to partner L.E. Tonglet.
But Savoie told crew chief Tim Kulungian, “Put our best stuff in L.E.'s bike and go out there and kick everyone's ass. We've got a good thing going right now, and I want it to continue."
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2017-06-26 08:00
It is not very often a driver can use that word to describe a race win, but it is the only word to describe Bo Butner’s win Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
by Larry Crum; Photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2017-06-25 16:32
The lines of people. The showering of gifts. The endless parade of media tours.
It is all uncharted territory for Clay Millican.
No stranger to the spotlight, Millican has always attracted attention in his own, special way. But following his stunning victory last weekend in Bristol, the first in his career after nearly two decades behind the wheel in NHRA, Millican has suddenly found himself the toast of the town like never before.