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E3 SPARK PLUGS EXTENDS MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

E3 Spark Plugs recently extended its partnership with NHRA as the Official Spark Plug and Official Ignition Products of NHRA.

E3 Spark Plugs has been involved with NHRA racing across all platforms including the sponsorship of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. E3-powered cars have won over 150 NHRA national events and eight national championships in the past three years.

WAYNE NEWBY MAKES AUSTRALIAN TOP FUEL HISTORY AT WILLOWBANK

 

Rapisarda Autosport International pair Wayne Newby and Santino Rapisarda etched their names in the history books when they became the first driver/tuner combination to become two-time 400 Thunder champions after defeating Kelly Bettes in the final round of the 2018-19 season at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, June, 9.

Persistent rain over the two days of qualifying for the Pro categories reduced qualifying to a single round and for several of the leading lights in Pro Alcohol and Pro Stock it had a massive impact of their championship aspirations.

SECOND-GEN PLUCHINO PREPARING FOR NHRA MMPS DEBUT

 

After Johnny Pluchino unexpectedly made his PDRA Extreme Pro Stock debut at the recent PDRA North-South Shootout in Maryland, the second-generation wheelman is eager to make his quarter-mile debut in the Mountain Motor Pro Stock exhibition at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 14-16 at Bristol Dragway. 

ENDERS COUNTING HER BLESSINGS AFTER TOPEKA E-1

 

Thank goodness for the full pull. A strong run for Pro Stock veteran turned Pro Modified racer Erica Enders is what prevented her from being a fifth driver to crash during one of the most destruction elimination rounds in Pro Modified history at the NHRA Heartland Nationals.

VIDEO - WATCH JEREMY RAY'S HORRIFIC TOPEKA INCIDENT

 

Jeremy Ray of Lugoff, South Carolina, lost control of his ’63 Corvette and skidded before rolling into the guard wall. Ray exited the car under his own power and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

 

HIGHT COLLECTS 49TH WIN, TIES ‘THE SNAKE’ AT HEARTLAND NATIONALS

Just two short decades ago during the summer of 1995, a young man by the name of Robert Hight traveled to what is now known as Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas and went to work as a clutch specialist for John Force Racing.

In 2005, Hight returned to Topeka to earn his license in the Funny Car class

TORRENCE WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT IN TOPEKA FATHER, SON FINAL

Father’s Day may still be a week away, but the Torrence family was able to celebrate a few days early.

Steve Torrence, who has done just about everything there is to do in the sport, checked another box off his list of firsts when he met his father, part-timer Billy Torrence, in Sunday’s Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties. It was the first time the father-and-son duo have met in an NHRA final as the younger Torrence continued his hot streak with his fifth straight win Sunday at Heartland Motorsports Park.

S. TORRENCE AND HIGHT VICTORIOUS AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

Steve Torrence raced to his fifth consecutive race victory Sunday afternoon at the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park when he faced his father, Billy Torrence, in the final round.

Robert Hight was also victorious in Funny Car at the 10th of 24 events on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

S. JACKSON WINS PRO MODIFIED AT THE NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

Stevie “Fast” Jackson claimed his second victory of the season at Heartland Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service on Sunday, winning the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, where the series was presented by Real Pro Mod Association. It is the sixth of 12 races during the 2019 season.

Jackson ran a pass of 5.747-seconds at 251.72 mph in his JBRC Chevrolet Camaro picking up the final round win over Clint Satterfield’s pass of 5.933 at 251.58.

CRASHES MAR NHRA TOPEKA PRO MOD E-1

 

The first round of Pro Modified at the NHRA Heartland Nationals proved costly for four prominent teams.

In the very first pair, Jeremy Ray of Lugoff, South Carolina, lost control of his ’63 Corvette and skidded before rolling into the guard wall. Ray exited the car under his own power and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

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