Wed, 2019-01-09 19:49
NHRA officials announced today that Magic Dry Organic Absorbent will be the title sponsor of the second race of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The 35th annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals will take place Feb. 22-24 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix.
Based in Tulsa, Okla., Midwest Organics is the parent company of Magic Dry Organic Absorbent and CatSpot Organic Cat Litter, which was the title sponsor of the 32nd annual CatSpot Organic Cat Litter NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle last season.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2019-01-09 11:20
Last season, Top Fuel driver Greg Carrillo competed in only three NHRA Mello Yello Series events.
However, he took advantage of his opportunities highlighted by his semifinal performance at the Arizona Nationals last February at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler.
In only his second career Top Fuel start, Greg Carrillo qualified No. 16 and then did the improbable upsetting multiple-time world champions Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown before having his Cinderella day end with a loss to Scott Palmer in the semifinals.
by Tracy Renck Wed, 2019-01-09 11:06
Top Fuel driver Audrey Worm competed on a limited NHRA Mello Yello Series slate last season, finishing 18th in the final points standings.
This upcoming season, Audrey Worm Racing is taking fan interaction to a whole new level.
For 2019, Worm said her team has a new SMS texting system to keep all her loyal fans up to date with her racing.
Wed, 2019-01-09 06:32
Eight of the most beloved figures in the sport of NHRA drag racing will come together to compete in NHRA’s “Unfinished Business” event during the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Each of the eight NHRA Legends competing in the event will be revealed via social media in the weeks leading up to the Gatornationals. A new driver will be released twice a week, each week from now until January 31.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2019-01-08 23:16
Rickie Smith has a message for the rulesmakers of NHRA Pro Modified.
"They say the rules are fine," Smith said. "Ned Walliser (NHRA's Technical Director) told me at the end of the year, the rules are fine. He said he didn't see but four-to-five thousandths of a second difference, not hundredths between these cars. He said he didn't foresee any rule changes. Those were his exact words to me at the end of the year.
"As I see it, then don't change the rules for a year. Leave them alone. Let's see what happens."
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2019-01-08 23:04
Rodger Brogdon admits he just couldn't stay away.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Brogdon confirmed he plans to return to NHRA Pro Stock competition behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro prepared by Elite Performance for the first three races. Then he will switch to a new RJ Race Cars Mustang to finish the season.
Brogdon, a six-time NHRA National event winner, three of which came in Pro Stock, admitted the logistics of running a 24-race schedule is what kept him from fully committing to a championship run. The ability to just show and drive is most appealing to Brogdon.
by Larry Crum Tue, 2019-01-08 19:56
Dream big. Reach for the stars. Achieve the impossible.
It is something that is ingrained in us from the earliest stages in our development. It is something we learn from the very moment we come across our first hero, play our first instrument, pickup our first ball, or ace our first test. We are told we can achieve anything in this world if we work hard enough. We are told anything is possible.
And then life happens.
Mon, 2019-01-07 13:21
Barry Paton, owner of the Paton Racing Top Fuel Dragster, and Shawn Reed have mutually agreed that Shawn will not be returning for the 2019 season.
“Shawn and I had a brief conversation last evening,” said Barry. “He explained that he wanted to pursue other opportunities and I support his desire to do so. We’ve enjoyed having him drive our car since earning his Top Fuel license back in 2014.”
by Bobby Bennett, CompetitionPlus Australia Sun, 2019-01-06 20:35
For Jeremy Martin, every mile traveled and every dollar spent was well worth it.
Martin, a resident of Aberglassyn, New South Wales, made the 10,000-plus mile trek from Australia to Valdosta, Ga., to perform on the big stage of small tire racing in the No Mercy 9 event, and what a performance he turned in.
Martin describes the influence of tuner Josh Ledford for driving him to give Radial Tire Racing, specifically in the Radial vs. The World division, a try. And for Martin, he represents the bottom portion of the world.