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SUNDAY’S PERFORMANCE WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN WIN FOR MEDLEN

 

John Medlen and co-crew chief Dean Antonelli rode each day to Gainesville Raceway last weekend for the Gatornationals.

“John always points out restaurants or somewhere he’d gone with Eric,” Dean said. “He has a lot of memories from there and after 11 years he finally has a good one.”

GREEN TO RETURN TO ACTION WITH FORMER RICKIE SMITH CAMARO

 

Chad Green doesn't make excuses; it is what it is.

Green, a semi-finalist at the NHRA Gatornationals, had just knocked off Stevie "Fast" Jackson, was looking to knock off Mike Janis when his chances took a sharp turn for the worst. 

JOHN FORCE RACING TO BE FEATURED ON HBO’S REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL

John Force Racing spent four days with the award-winning HBO sports journalism series ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ over the past two weeks. The dynamic team, headed by NHRA great John Force, will be featured on the Emmy winning show Tuesday, March 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
 
“Who doesn’t love HBO? I’m excited to have them feature not just my family but our sport. I have to give it to the crew: They really worked hard and gave it the time that it needed,” said Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion. “I haven’t seen the show so the proof is in the pudding but I know it’s going to be great. They put four days of filming into it. And I want to thank NHRA for the help they gave getting HBO the footage they needed on track.”

RADIAL VS. THE WORLD STILL SEALS THE DEAL FOR DUCK X PRODUCTIONS

The class may be called Radial vs. the World (RvW), but when 16 of the baddest RvW entries in the country go head-to-head over a $101,000 winner-take-all-purse this weekend in Donald “Duck” Long’s inaugural Sweet 16 event, it’s almost certain every one of them will be rolling on Mickey Thompson 315 drag radial tires. For all practical purposes, “The World” has pretty much ended.

Long specifically created Radial vs. the World nearly a decade ago to headline his hugely popular Duck X Productions events at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Originally intended to challenge all comers to take on his favorite racers in the drag radial world, the original concept sought to create common ground on which slick-tire competitors, regardless of chassis type, could step up against those shod with drag radials out back.

MICKE BLASTS HIS WAY TO THE TOP OF SWEET 16 QUALIFYING

 

Last fall Mark Micke was on the fence about building a Pro Modified style car to keep up with the changing face of the Radial vs. The World class. But in the end, Micke, of Jefferson City, Mo., decided to stick to his guns and keep running his boxy '78 Chevelle Malibu.

Thursday night during the Q-3 session at the Duck X Productions $101,000-to-win Sweet 16 event, Micke ended the first day of qualifying with both guns blazing. 

PRITCHETT FINED $10,000 BY NHRA

The NHRA imposed a $10,000 monetary fine against Leah Pritchett for violating NHRA Rules, particularly Section 1.3.1 Participant Conduct of the 2018 NHRA Rulebook.  

SNEAK PEEK - J.R. CARR'S NEW MOUNTAIN MOTOR PRO STOCKER

 

There's something sexy about a Pro Stocker which still runs a hood scoop. This new car for veteran J.R. Carr is headed for the PDRA's mountain motor Pro Stock arena and will draw power from a massive Sonny's Race Engines powerplant. . 

CORY MAC WINS INAUGURAL NITRO OUTLAW RACING ASSOCIATION EVENT

Cory McClenathan got the win at the inaugural NODRA race at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ.

McClenathan defeated Jack Wyatt with a mark of 4.08 at 301 mph. to 6.72 at 114 mph.

READ FAMILY MAKES RETURN TO TOP FUEL RACING

 

Jim Read remains an iconic entity in Australian drag racing long after his days of being the country's first driver to exceed 300 miles per hour back in 2000.

Read has since retired, and the Hall of Famer continues to live on the strip though sons Bruce and Phil continue the Read legacy on the drag strip.

The Read family returned to the strip this season for the Santo’s Nitro Thunder and quickly grabbed everyone's attention at Sydney Dragway with the quickest 60-foot ET in Australia at .808 of a second.
 
The weekend the Read family plans to run their “Black Mamba” dragster at the Santo’s Super Thunder, their first outing with the car at Willowbank since 2014.

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAMA RAMPS UP FOR SOUTHERN THUNDER

 

Southern Thunder rumbles into Adelaide International Raceway,  Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, as the latest round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series ramps up the drama in the championship chase.

Hot on the heels of a scintillating Mactrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex, the 400 Thunder Pro Slammers are set to duke it out over a 1000 feet race distance on Adelaide International Raceway's unique all-bitumen race surface.

After dominating Western Australia with an event win, top qualifying honours and a new national speed record, 400 Thunder championship leader Paul Mouhayet (NSW) and talented crew chief Billy Stocklin will need to quickly come to terms with Adelaide, another track they have never raced their Moits Racing/Komatsu/Mack Ford Mustang on before.

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