by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-01-16 12:02
Steve Gibbs made a major impact last fall with his inaugural, one-day Nitro Revival event at Barona Drag Strip, the small, eighth-mile facility located outside of San Diego, Ca.
In fact, the event made such an impact it became apparent early in the day the track while the track provided the perfect atmosphere, it clearly had its logistical limits. And much to the chagrin of event promoter Steve Gibbs, he was forced to seek out a new venue for the 2018 event.
The second annual Nitro Revival will settle into a new home at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca outside of Monterrey, Ca., May 18 - 20, 2018.
Tue, 2018-01-16 08:00
The Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) proudly announced that videographer Jimmy Biggs, with backing from Accufab Inc. and LENCO Racing Transmissions, will attend all scheduled events this year to document MWPMS racers’ progress through pit reports, as well as feature MWPMS sponsors and race track partners in promotional videos.
Biggs was introduced to the rapidly growing series at its season finale last fall at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, co-owned by MWPMS promoter and competitor Keith Haney and Todd Martin, who also races in the all-eighth-mile series.
Mon, 2018-01-15 08:00
Edelbrock has announced its "New Year - New Carb" consumer promotion. Participating consumers will receive a $25 rebate when they purchase a new Edelbrock AVS2 Carburetor.
The "New Year - New Carb" promotion allows participating consumers to receive a $25 rebate when they purchase a new Edelbrock AVS2 Carburetor with manual choke (#1905) or electric choke (#1906).
Mon, 2018-01-15 08:00
Two weeks ago at Willowbank’s New Years Thunder event Australian Top Bike champion Chris Matheson saw significant improvements in the performance of his Nitro Voodoo V2 Top Fuel Motorcycle.
Matheson had the opportunity to match-race in a nitro dual alongside Perth’s Mark Drew and despite the extreme heat and humidity, he recorded a promising elapsed time of 6.23 seconds.
by Tracy Renck Sat, 2018-01-13 09:11
With the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season on the horizon, there will be two familiar faces competing again in the Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks – Hector Arana Sr. and Hector Arana Jr.
The father-son team will back in the mix – beginning with the Gatornationals March 15-18 in Gainesville, Fla. – and the elder Arana is optimistic about the upcoming season.
“Our goal is to win rounds and be a contender for the championship,” Arana Sr. said. “We have worked hard, and not just us, I know every team is working hard, but I do want to win another championship, or I would love to see my son win the championship. He’s an excellent rider.”
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2018-01-12 23:18
In many circles, Shuffletown Dragway, the former drag strip located outside of Charlotte, NC, was known for its role in helping to develop the Pro Modified movement back in the late 1980s.
However, on one Sunday afternoon in 1984, the film crew for the Showtime series Rich Hall's Vanishing America made a stop at the drag strip located off of Mt. Holly/Huntersville Road.
by Larry Crum Fri, 2018-01-12 22:22
No matter how old we get, no matter how much the stress of being an adult gets to us, we all have that one thing that immediately transports us back to our childhood.
Maybe it is a trip to the local park. Perhaps it is the smell of a campfire, or the taste of your favorite ice cream, or the cool breeze against your face on a hot summer day.
Or, just maybe, it is the smell of nitro. The rush of adrenaline when 10,000 horses roar to life. The unmistakable earth-shake at the hit of a nitro-powered engine leaving the starting line.
Clay Millican knows that feeling. And he knows it well.
Fri, 2018-01-12 20:45
Defending Strange Throwback Showdown champion and #6 seeded Del Worsham scored his fifth consecutive virtual reality round win as he took out No. 11 Robert Hight.
Worsham, representing Raymond Beadle's Blue Max dynasty, never trailed in a match where he 75-percent of the votes.
No. 5 Tim Wilkerson, the Illinois-racer sporting the Chi-Town Hustler, won by the largest margin as drew 84-percent to run past Jack Beckman, representing the Pisano & Matsubara entry.
Fri, 2018-01-12 12:00
The Southwest Heritage Racing Association recently held their annual awards banquet at the DFW Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle. Not only were the 'Top Five' in each class recognized for their efforts in 2017, but there were also several big announcements made.
Since the first day of the SHRA, Mallory Screen Print and Embroidery in Joshua, Texas has been the series' first and only series sponsor. However, in order to bring new faces to the SHRA fold, Mallory has agreed to step aside and become the “Official Screen Print and Embroidery Company of the SHRA” and open the door to the “Red Line Shirt Club”, who will now be the SHRA series sponsor.
Fri, 2018-01-12 08:00
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., announced the appointment of Tiffany Boone as Business Development Representative to support its growing retail consumer products team. “With the increasing number of retail opportunities requiring additional resources to meet the demand, we’re fortunate to be able to bring someone with Tiffany’s varied experience on board,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.
Born and raised in the “Gateway to the West”, Boone received a Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance from University of Missouri – St. Louis. Boone started her career in banking, investments and trust services at Commerce Bank where she worked with business development officers to onboard new accounts and develop new products and services for Commerce’s clientele.