by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2022-01-07 21:01
As Antron Brown sees it, anything worth having will be tough. He's hasn't officially hit the track as the owner/driver for Antron Brown Motorsports, and already Brown has found the experience to be tough sledding.
It's no big deal to the two-time NHRA champion; Brown came prepared for the challenge.
The last couple of seasons has been a trial run for Brown, who had the luxury of operating under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella. Now he's holding his own.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2022-01-07 16:48
The 11th annual Spartanburg Dragway Reunion (Spartanburg, SC) will take place on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Beacon Drive-in.
As many as 300 former drag racing, track officials, and race fans will assemble at the iconic restaurant to celebrate the dragstrip, which played host weekly to many drag racing legends and future champions.
The track, which closed in 1983, set the foundation for Spartanburg County to establish its place in drag racing history as one of the more successful counties for drag racing success.
Wed, 2022-01-05 15:40
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EPISODE 59 - It's the start of a new season! LIVE at 9PM EST (12/14), Competition Plus' drag racing talk show, Power Hour, airs with the latest in news, opinion, and relevant guests within the sport. Guests are Dennis Salzwimmer of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Series and Tommy DeLago who is getting back in the nitro game. We'll also have PR great Elon Werner swing by as we look back and forward in drag racing. Hosted by Slammin' Sam and the Monday Morning Racer be sure to tune in on the Competition Plus Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
by Bobby Bennett Jr. Tue, 2022-01-04 22:45
Sometimes the most valuable life lessons are taught in the humblest of settings. In the summer of 1971, a pair of young men, one several years old than the other, began working at a wheel & tire store in Houston, Texas. One was the son of the business owner, and the other was a teenager looking to earn some extra money.
Little did the two know this pairing would lead to a friendship that is still in place more than five decades later. The two became championship-winning tuners with a combined winning percentage which accounts for national event victories in 12-percent of all the NHRA national events contested.
Tue, 2022-01-04 14:00
Fire up your computers, call your friends. It's time for the third season of the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association; the race series created out of a pandemic.
So, how does this work?
Each event features the top 20 finishers, plus a champion provisional if necessary, of the previous season in a ballot where your votes determine qualifying and race results, and inevitably series championships. Since we are fantasy drag races, we can stage the events at any facility we choose, regardless of whether the track exists or not.
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2022-01-04 13:50
After three years away from drag racing, world championship crew chief Tommy DeLago is back in the NHRA mix.
It was announced Jan. 4, DeLago is joining Davis Motorsports/Justin Ashley Racing and work with fellow world championship crew chief Mike Green.
“I feel that is a privilege to have someone open their doors to me and give me an opportunity to get back into something I spent over half my life doing,” DeLago told CompetitionPlus.com. “I feel blessed that I have this opportunity.”
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2022-01-03 20:42
NHRA plans to bolster their Pro Modified car counts in 2022 by adjusting their rules package, making participation more inclusive.
Maintaining parity in a two power adder class was once considered a daunting task for Pro Modified rule-makers.
When the 21st season of NHRA Pro Modified kicks off at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla, it will do so with six power adder variations. The newest addition will be a variation to the current roots supercharged combination.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2022-01-03 11:19
Top Fuel racer Josh Hart is expanding his growing drag racing program to include a Factory Stock Showdown entry in 2022. Initial plans call for Hart's wife Brittanie to drive the DragPak Challenger in NHRA competition.
"We ordered it in early 2019, we were on the list for it, and everything was delayed because of COVID, and then my daughter was born," Hart explained. "That changed things drastically."
The Harts took delivery of the hot rod Mopar in the middle of the 2020 season and understood a car of this magnitude couldn't sit idle in the shop.
Sun, 2022-01-02 08:56
NHRA Pro Stock driver and 2022 NHRA Rookie of the Year candidate Camrie Caruso today launched a brand-new website (CamrieCaruso.com) and a unique Fan Club opportunity for her growing legion of fans. The Fan Club Founding Member program launched today and will run through January 31.
“We are so excited to get the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing season started we wanted to do something extra special for our fans,” said Caruso. “We love all our fans and wanted to give our Fan Club Founding Members a special offer that is more than just a t-shirt. The lifetime discount on merchandise is something no one else has offered and we are looking forward to hosting fans in our pits as crew members throughout the season. This is going to be an amazing year and we can’t wait to get to Pomona and get started.”