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HOLLEY NATIONAL HOT ROD REUNION ROARS TO LIFE IN BOWLING GREEN

 

The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance got off to an exciting start today at historic Beech Bend Raceway. The action-packed day featured a diverse array of classic cars, intense side-by-side drag racing, and appearances by legends of the sport. This three-day event pays tribute to the rich history of American car culture and celebrates the passion that launched the hot rod movement.

MATUSEK, NHRA GO THE EXTRA MILE TO EDUCATE FANS ON PRO MOD

 

Steve Matusek never passes on the chance to discuss his favorite class – Pro Modified.

Friday afternoon during the NHRA Heartland Nationals, Matusek participated in the first-ever Pro Mod School with Brian Lohnes, a gathering designed to introduce the intricacies of drag racing’s most volatile race cars.

This is the first time there has been a town hall style of event focusing on the Pro Modifieds since they first entered NHRA competition in 2001.

PALMER'S KNIEVEL TRIBUTE WAS BUCKET LIST WORTHY

 

Scott Palmer remembers the day when he was young and was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“An Evel Knievel,” Palmer responded, with the eyes of a dreamer.

“Well, you can’t be an Evel Knievel; maybe an astronaut, fireman or a policeman?”

DUNN, CAMPBELL HEAD TO BRISTOL, NORWALK WITH NEW LOOK AND SPONSOR

 

The hot rod red painted flames on the hood of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car during upcoming NHRA national events in Bristol, Tennessee and Norwalk, Ohio represent the team’s sponsor, Blaze Exhaust Probes.  A key element used in drag racing to measure exhaust temperatures, Blaze Technical Services helps the Dunn’s and many other teams achieve 320 mph runs through the monitoring of engine performance.  

MICHALEK GETS FANS CLOSER TO DRAG RACING THROUGH VIDEO

 

Drag racing is a sport a lot of sports fans don’t understand and certainly don’t appreciate.

Corey Michalek is trying to change that narrative through video.

MILLICAN ROLLS INTO BRISTOL WITH NEW MAJOR SPONSOR

 

The national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice, will be a major sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel Dragster for the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN, June 14 – 16. The campaign is a co-sponsor with Parts Plus for the Straightline Strategy Group dragster.

TODD TUTTEROW TALKS ABOUT TOPEKA INCIDENT

 

Round one of racing for this past weekend's NHRA national event at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, KS, was not kind to members of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series. Four cars were significantly damaged in three separate accidents, with the worst being the supercharged '63 Corvette of South Carolina's Jeremy Ray after a scary and spectacular rollover beside Erica Enders in the first pair out.

BECKMAN'S NEXT CHAPTER? HE'S WONDERING TOO

 

There’s no question that Jack Beckman knows exactly what to do in any type of drag racing vehicle.

After all, he’s taught more than 7,000 students how to drive dragsters, roadsters, funny cars and doorslammers as an instructor at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School. He’s won NHRA world championships in Super Comp (2003) and Funny Car (2012), and he’s got a combined 30 national-event victories in those two categories.

WORM BECOMES FIRST FEMALE TOP FUEL OWNER-DRIVER SINCE TRAILBLAZER MULDOWNEY

 

For the first time since legend Shirley Muldowney’s career, the NHRA will have a female Top Fuel owner-driver.

With a financial boost from Strutmasters.com boss Chip Lofton, Audrey Worm will pull into Bristol Dragway this week as owner of her own dragster team.

T0TAL SEAL PISTON RINGS COMPANY SOLD

Total Seal Piston Rings, the undisputed leader in high performance ring design founded by Joe Moriarty over 50 years ago, has been sold to an investment group led by Promus Equity Partners, Jon S. Vesely and Total Seal President Matt Hartford.

The sale was finalized June 7th, 2019, and released in a joint statement by Joey Moriarty, son of founder Joe Moriarty, Promus Equity Partners, Jon S. Vesely and Matt Hartford.

 

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