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TANKSLEY, JACOBS TOP SECOND DAY INDY QUALIFYING

Written by Bobby Bennett.

DSB 8403Joey Tanksley made his trip to the NHRA U.S. Nationals worthwhile as he drove his A/Dragster to the No. 1 qualifying position after two sessions on Thursday.

After jumping out to an early lead with a -.59 under performance, the Greenwell Springs, La.-based driver became the first driver in the eliminator to go six-tenths under his index with a -.606, 6.414 performance. Todd Patterson was .011 behind in second with a -.595, 7.895 effort against the A/Super Modified Automatic standard.

BECKMAN BLUNT ABOUT HIS COUNTDOWN SCENARIO – AND LOADED WORDS

Written by Susan Wade.

 

Jack Beckman said he's frustrated that he's facing the stark possibility that he might not leave Indianapolis after next weekend's Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with a chance to repeat his 2102 NHRA Funny Car championship.

But he'll never say he needs to "dig deep." That's a phrase he said he loathes.

 

 

THREE GREAT DAYS OF RACING AT FAMOSO

Written by Administrator.

 

nfc-2014-nat-drag02Auto Club Famoso Raceway wraps up the Summer with a spectacular weekend of racing September 5-7, 2014, The three-day event will be the penultimate event for the Saturday Night Nitro, Boise-Bakersfield Blitz series and will also be the final round for the Group 2 participants in the NHRA Heritage Series. To add to the event, the show will be featuring the West Coast Outlaw Pro-mods as well as hosting the Fun Ford Weekend.

 

 

PDRA ROOKIE HANGS ON TO TOP SPORTSMAN POINTS LEAD

Written by Administrator.

 

freg-1They say necessity is the best teacher. Dan Ferguson is finding that out the hard way. As a 26 year old college student, he has all of the financial woes that normally accompany college students. Unlike most college students, however, Dan isn’t satisfied playing backyard games and beach volleyball on the weekends. Dan has his sights set on the PDRA Top Sportsman World Championship.

With necessity as his guide and hard work and determination as close companions, Ferguson has not only solely funded his racing for the year, he’s successfully led the Top Sportsman (TS) points since race two of the PDRA’s inaugural tour.

 

 

ONLINE AUCTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH ERIC MEDLEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

Written by Administrator.

 

unnamedWith the sixth annual Eric Medlen Memorial Golf Tournament only a couple of days away, all available slots and sponsorships have been filled for the Aug. 28 tournament in Indianapolis.
 
However, for those who still wish to contribute, an online auction of various racing memorabilia has been established. The auction includes Morgan Lucas' autographed 2013 Seattle Wally, Antron Brown's autographed door panel, Austin Dillon's autographed firesuit, and much more.

 

 

2014 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS - SPORTSMAN NOTEBOOK

Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards, Michelle Simmons.

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2014 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS - EVENT RESULTS

Written by NHRA Communications; Photos by Roger Richards, Michelle Simmons.

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U.S. NATIONALS FAN FEST AT MONUMENT CIRCLE

Written by Administrator.

 

ChevyPerformanceUSNats 4cThe NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Fan Fest will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27, in downtown Indianapolis as a kickoff to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
 
The three-hour Fan Fest, which will begin at 11 a.m. in Monument Circle, will be highlighted by the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout lottery to determine the eighth and final drivers to qualify for that weekend’s big bonus events in Top Fuel and Funny Car. Eligible drivers will be entered into a weighted lottery based on fan votes collected on NHRA’s Facebook page following the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.

 

 

CHAD HEAD SELLING NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR

Written by Tracy Renck.

 

 

chad headChad Head loves driving his Nostalgia nitro Funny Car.

The problem is he doesn’t have the time to drive it as much as he wants. As a result, Head is putting the car up for sale.

 

 

SCHUMACHER LOOKS TO SURPASS GLIDDEN’S INDIANAPOLIS MARK

Written by Susan Wade.

 

Bob Glidden grabbed the ringing telephone.

“You’re lucky you caught me,” he told the caller. “I just came in the house. I’ve been out for a week, digging up a septic system.”

 

 

AEROMOTIVE TEAMS UP WITH ELITE, ERICA ENDERS-STEVENS

Written by Administrator.

 

2014 Erica Enders-Stevens HeadAeromotive Fuel Systems has announced that they have joined forces with NHRA Pro Stock racer, Erica Enders-Stevens. In conjunction with the sponsorship for Enders-Stevens, Aeromotive Inc. has also partnered with Richard Freeman's Elite Motorsports, the team for which Enders drives.

“This is a really cool opportunity for us,” says Aeromotive Founder and President, Steve Matusek. “We have not only been big supporters of Erica over the years, but we are huge fans too. We are so proud to see her having so much success and it’s great to show her how much we support her efforts with this partnership.”

 

 

 

BROWN AND MATCO CONTINUE 'TOOLS FOR THE CAUSE' CAMPAIGN

Written by Administrator.

 

imagesAntron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing's Matco Tools Top Fuel team will again race for a cause more important than NHRA Wally trophies this October, helping raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen during national breast cancer awareness month.

Building on the momentum of the Matco Tools "Tools for the Cause" program that has raised more than $425,000 for Komen, funding breast cancer research and lifesaving community programs, Matco will launch the "I Drive For" and #IDriveFor social media campaign through Sept. 15.

 

 

JE PISTONS NMCA MUSCLE CAR NATIONALS RESULTS

Written by Administrator.

 

Incredible. That’s the only word to use when describing this past weekend’s 8th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals featuring the Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series.  

The fifth race of the Flowmaster NMCA Drag Racing Series, featuring NHRA Unleashed presented by Aerospace Components, produced record runs and personal bests at Summit Motorsports Park. Despite high levels of humidity and warm temperatures, the legendary track surface at Summit Motorsports Park delivered consistent traction, allowing drivers and crew chiefs to remove the “guess factor” on a proper setup.

 

 

STAR RACING PARTNERS WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE LUBRICANTS

Written by Administrator.

 

Star Racing has announced that they have reached an agreement with High Performance Lubricants of Manteno, IL to market and endorse their quality oil products for the remainder of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, starting at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held in Indianapolis Labor Day weekend.“At Star Racing we have tried just about every oil out there” said team owner George Bryce. 

“We began using High Performance Lubricants Racing Oil last season.  The results have been fantastic.  All of our parts look wonderful when we inspect our engines. It’s simply the best oil we have ever used. We want to get the word out and make sure everybody knows about their great products. It’s not a secret anymore!”

 

 

MOTORSPORTS ARTISTS DONATE TALENT TO BENEFIT RILEY KIDS

Written by Administrator.

 

Some of the most renown motorsports artists in the country will share their talents with more than 4,000 fans at Friday's 9th annual Don Schumacher Racing Open House.

Local artist and illustrator Bruce Tatman has been part of every Open House and raised an estimated $5,000 to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Each year at the Open House Tatman works on an original painting that he donates to the live and Internet auction.

 

 

POINTS LEADERS DEMKE, BRAND TRIUMPH IN NHRA DIV. 5 LODRS

Written by Administrator.

 

Div5 WestCentral-4cIn the final results from Heartland Park Topeka and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., and Dale Brand of Sully, Iowa, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively. With their weekend wins, both racers currently sit on top of the NHRA Lucas Oil National Championship point standings.
 
After a long day of racing, Demke worked his way through the field from the No.1 qualifying position and ran 5.336 seconds at 268.44 mph in his final round victory over Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., who clocked in at 5.383 seconds, 265.53 mph.

 

 

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