by CompetitionPlus Australia Fri, 2018-08-17 07:29
Amid one of the most devastating weather events to face Australian farmers in recent years, a drought that has a grip on over 99% of NSW, Sydney Dragway has undertaken a donation program to help ease the hardship on these farmers.
Effective immediately, at every Sydney Dragway owned and promoted event, $500 for every 1,000 paying adult spectators will be donated to Rural Aid Australia via the “Racing for our Farmers” fundraiser.
by CompetitionPlus Australia Fri, 2018-08-17 07:29
Paul Mouhayet, the world’s quickest driver on a 10.5 tIre, will contest the upcoming Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree presented by Link ECU and Tuners Edge in his 2017/2018 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship winning ’68 Ford Mustang.
The Sydney racer, who is also Australia’s quickest and fastest man in a ‘doored’ car, will contest the Moits Racing ‘Slammer in the IHRA Pro Mod category at the August 25/26 event at Willowbank Raceway.
Wed, 2018-08-15 17:17
NHRA MelloYello Drag Racing Series driver, Alex Laughlin, will once again be ahead of the curve at the 37th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway this coming weekend.
The Two-Time Pro Stock Winner, who runs under the Elite Performance Umbrella, was in a Chevrolet Performance powered Camaro through the Western Swing. Brainerd on, he will be piloting the Technet Professional Services Dodge Dart with Chevrolet power under the hood
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Arlene Eliason Wed, 2018-08-15 16:17
The competition couldn't stop her, and violent tireshake did little to slow her down. She killed them with consistency. Such was the story behind Mendy Fry's impressive victory at the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Thunder Valley Raceway in Boise, Idaho.
Fry rattled and rolled her way to a 5.66 elapsed time at 254 miles per hour to Dusty Green.
"It was pretty bad -- I didn't think I was going to make it. The team gave me a great car, and I didn't screw up," Fry said.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2018-08-15 15:21
Justin Jones, all of 19 years old, was taking on the heaving hitters in the World Series of Pro Mod race in his 1969 Camaro.
Jones lost in the first round to Steven Whiteley. Whiteley clocked a 6.005 second run to defeat Jones who slowed to 6.995 seconds.
Getting to this point in his career was a journey for Jones.
Wed, 2018-08-15 09:30
Sonoma Raceway and key figures from the founding of then-Sears Point Raceway came together today to mark the 50th anniversary of the facility’s ceremonial groundbreaking, which was celebrated on Aug. 14, 1968.
Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page, Gordon Blumenfeld, a member of the raceway’s founding group, and Ken Clapp, an original raceway executive, came together to recreate a photo from the groundbreaking event utilizing the original shovel used that day 50 years ago. Both Blumenfeld and Clapp attended the 1968 groundbreaking ceremony.
Wed, 2018-08-15 05:55
After the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) made an extremely successful debut this April at the Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion (OSCR), Speed Promotions, LLC has confirmed the Tulsa-based series will return for the sixth running of the event Apr. 10-13, 2019, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
After welcoming 34 MWPMS cars this year, Speed Promotions co-owner Tyler Crossnoe and the entire Outlaw Street Car Reunion team are proud to announce a $15,000-to-win payday for the MWPMS champion of the 2019 OSCR event, representing the largest MWPMS points race payout announced to date and $5,000 more than the series' usual winner's payout.
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2018-08-14 20:19
Erica Enders has proven her talent at the NHRA Pro Stock level, winning world championships in 2014-15.
This weekend past she walked out of her comfort zone to compete in the World Series of Pro Mod for the first time in her career.
“This is a lot of fun for a change,” Enders said. “It was an honor to be invited and I’m really proud of Wes (Buck) for his vision, execution and for putting this all together. It is a really good time. I’ve enjoyed it. It is more laid back than the stuff I’m used to, which is a welcome invite for me. I’m excited to be here.
by Mike Galimi Tue, 2018-08-14 11:20
NMRA confirmed that Modified Street, a new heads-up eliminator, will be part of the 2019 NMRA championship class line-up. It is a single power-adder category that will be quicker than Steeda Limited Street.
“When we released Limited Street last year we received a tremendous amount of feedback,” said NMRA general manager Rollie Miller. “We noticed a lot of trends in rule requests and suggestions, most notably were modifications and rules that are geared towards a quicker and faster type of car than what we were after for Limited Street.” The rule requests didn’t go unnoticed or ignored as the NMRA technical committee began drafting concepts to address trends in the market for a limited power-adder type category that was looser than the new Limited Street class.
Tue, 2018-08-14 11:10
Tub O’ Towels and Free All will join NHRA Top Sportsman Driver and US Army Veteran Don O'Neal through the remainder of the 2018 season, keeping the iconic “Mad Scientist” clean while competing in NHRA Top Sportsman competition at 200 MPH.
"We have been using Tub O’ Towels for a long time and they make it easy to keep the Mad Scientist clean,” said O'Neal. "The Mad Scientist is having a great year and we are lucky to have Tub O’ Towels on board. We are looking forward to finishing the season strong, just like Tub O’ Towels finishes the job strong.”