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BEECH BEND RACEWAY PARK TO HOST HOLLEY EFI OUTLAW STREET CAR REUNION V

April 18-22, 2018. Everything will change.

A long four months of contract talks, numerous facility tours, and more - the Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion has found a new home, a new date and a title sponsor for the first time in its fifth year of existence. The event will now take place at Beech Bend Raceway Park, located in Bowling Green, Ken. 

MANAGEMENT CHANGES ANNOUNCED AT HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA AND NATIONAL TRAIL RACEWAY

It was announced today that effective immediately Chris and Stacey Payne will take over the daily management operations of Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, KS while supervising the operations at National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio.
 
Chris and Stacey Payne own both Heartland Park Topeka and National Trail Raceway.

BEAL LEAVES LEGACY OF LOVE, FOR SPORT AND HIS GRANDSONS

It’s easy for relatively new drag-racing fans to miss out on the joy of appreciating some of the sport’s pioneers. The legends of “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, and Don Prudhomme, for example, are well-documented, along with those of high-octane personalities such as “TV Tommy” Ivo, “Jungle Jim” Liberman, and John Force.
 
But with Chuck Beal’s passing July 13 at San Diego, another opportunity has vanished.
 
The former West Coast match-race ace and two-time Winternationals winner drove both front- and rear-engine dragsters until the late 1970s, switched to the Alcohol Funny Car class and competed there until the early 1990s, then stepped up to the nitro Funny Car ranks in 1994. He won his share of races but never had the luxury of abundant funding, but he was no pushover and scored plenty of upsets as he raced within his means.

ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK RESULTS - SURVEY SAYS ... NO SENSE IN GOING EIGHTEEN RACES FOR PRO STOCK

 

By a large majority of votes, NHRA drag racing fans see no benefit to Pro Stock downsizing to 18 races in the future. CompetitionPlus.com's Question of the Week asked readers if they felt the rumored 18-race schedule would help improve the eliminator's health, and they responded with a whopping 71-percent majority of 7,900 votes cast that the class would see no benefit.

Our Facebook community weighed in on the popular debate.

"They really should have thought of this when they changed the rules to EFI, that pushed a lot of the small teams out of the sport," offered Steve Stanley.

TUTTEROW, RECCHIA AND COX HEADLINE PDRA INDY WINNERS

 

Second-generation Pro Mod driver Ty Tutterow earned the first Andy McCoy Race Cars Pro Boost win of his young career at the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Mid-America Indy Showdown at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Class standouts Mike Recchia (Pro Extreme), Jay Cox (Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC), Cary Goforth (Extreme Pro Stock) and Travis Davis (Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle) also won in the professional classes.  

STANTON, FRANKLIN AND MOYER LEADER FIRST DAY PDRA QUALIFYING

 

Past Pro Extreme world champion Bubba Stanton leads the field at the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Mid-America Indy Showdown. Over 270 cars went down the Lucas Oil Raceway eighth mile, a season-high car count for the all-eighth-mile series.

WHITELEY ON WSOPM: ‘THIS WILL BE THE STUFF HISTORY IS MADE OF’

Seeing the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod make its debut at Bandimere Speedway on Aug. 4-5 makes Jim Whiteley feel like a proud parent. Whiteley’s drag racing career started at the Denver-area track, breaking numerous track records and winning multiple events in his Top Alcohol Dragster. Now driving his Pro Mod in the biggest and richest Pro Mod race in history, with a $100,000 winner-take-all prize on the line, Whiteley can sense the magnitude of the unique event.

“It’s just home and it’s going to be fun to bring the best cars in the country out there,” said Whiteley, who lives in Grand Junction, Colo. “You haven’t seen a lot of Pro Mods at Bandimere, so this is going to be big, one of the biggest blowouts you can have for a private, non-sanctioning-body race. This will be the stuff history is made of.”

ROOKIE COTTRELL WINS DONER'S UNFC NORTHWEST INVITATIONAL CROWN

 

United Nitro Funny Cars held the second of their Northwest Invitationals over the weekend with nitro funny car rookie Bobby Cottrell taking the trophy and handing the winner’s purse over to “Northwest Hitter” Camaro owners Bucky Austin and Mike O’Brien.

After a huge top–end fire in the first qualifier, Cottrell and the team pulled out a fresh engine to qualify second at 5.694 at 257.38 miles per hour, behind “Mr. Explosive” Mark Sanders’ 5.677 at 224.81 mph.  The all 5-second field was rounded out by Chris Davis in the “Old School Nitro” Arrow with a stout 5.875 ET at 238.85 mph.

SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION 4 LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES VENUE CHANGE

 

NHRA officials announced today that the fifth of six events scheduled for the 2017 South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be changing venues. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event previously scheduled to take place at Thunder Road Raceway in Gilliam, La., on Sept. 15-17, 2017 has been relocated to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. This event will now be conducted as a 2-day (Fri.-Sat.) event on the same weekend of Sept. 15-16, 2017.

WORSHAM ADDED TO WORLD SERIES OF DRAG RACING LINEUP

Del Worsham, one of only three men to win World Championships in both Top Fuel and Funny Car, has been added to the lineup for the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing to be held on Aug. 25-27 at Cordova International Raceway.
 
Worsham has earned World Championships in both International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) competition. He was the 1992 IHRA Nitro Funny Car World Champion and added NHRA championships in Top Fuel in 2011 and Funny Car in 2015. Worsham, who has compiled 39 NHRA national-event wins and 66 final-round appearances, looks forward to returning to Cordova for one of drag racing's marquee events.
 

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