by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-12-04 19:09
Another staple of NHRA Pro Stock fell by the wayside today, as the sanctioning body announced late Monday afternoon it was abandoning its original rule of engine manufacturer matching the body style. Starting in 2018, Pro Stock racers will be allowed to run any currently approved engine combination in any currently approved body, regardless of the manufacturer
“The NHRA Technical Department worked very closely with the Pro Stock teams and the vehicle manufacturers in finalizing this rule change,” said NHRA Vice President-Technical Operations Glen Gray. “The cooperation from all of those involved in the process was very encouraging and we look forward to the 2018 Pro Stock season.”
The NHRA revealed their decision in a letter to Pro Stock teams, with the anticipation the move should provide fans with a wider variety of entries in the class, including more Dodge Darts and Ford Mustangs. Since 2013, NHRA's Pro Stock title has been won by Chevrolet Camaros.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2017-11-30 20:51
If things go according to plan, Vincent Nobile will return to competing in NHRA’s Pro Stock class at the 2018 season-opening Winternationals Feb. 8-11 in Pomona, Calif.
“We are definitely coming out in 2018 and more than likely we will be at Pomona,” said John Nobile, who tunes the car driven by his son Vincent Nobile. “We have a brand-new car coming from Jerry Haas. We are going to leave on Dec. 11, so Vincent can get fitted for it. We are hoping Jerry can get it done in time, so we can go testing (at Phoenix before the Winternationals) and then go to Pomona.”
John Nobile said his son will be campaigning a 2018 Chevy Camaro in the upcoming season.