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STEVE TORRENCE BACK ON TRACK, PACES FIELD FRIDAY AT CHARLOTTE

Steve Torrence knows his way around zMAX Dragway.

Torrence, who has won four of the last five races at the track located just outside of Charlotte, N.C. and three straight, was once again the class of the Top Fuel field as he raced to the provisional top spot Friday at the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.

PRUSIENSKI TRANSPORTED FOLLOWING VIOLENT CRASH

 

During the second round of qualifying at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Concord, NC, Pro Stock driver Alan Prusiensky’s 2018 Dodge Dart crossed the center line narrowly missing Chris McGaha before making contact with the retaining wall.

BILLY TAUGHT STEVE, STEVE RETURNED THE FAVOR IN TOP FUEL

 

Steve Torrence remembers vividly the day his father Billy taught him how to drive a race car. Likewise, Billy remembers the day his kid taught him how to drive one too. 

It’s an interesting dynamic, but the father and son Top Fuel team are considered one of the more potent one-two punches in the fast-paced world of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing. 

BECKMAN, TORRENCE, ENDERS AND SAVOIE RISE TO PROVISIONAL TOP SPOTS AT CAROLINA NATS

Jack Beckman wowed the crowd during NHRA Prime Time qualifying on Friday, powering his way to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the third of six races in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

SIX RACE MMPS SCHEDULE DREAM COME TRUE FOR MONTECALVO

 

John Montecalvo and a lot of other Mountain Motor Pro Stock drivers are going to have a dream come true in 2020.

That’s because NHRA announced Thursday that the class -- long a fan favorite with other sanctioning bodies -- will be part of six national events next year. That’s an increase of two over 2019, and it includes dates in parts of the country that have rarely, if ever, seen this version of Pro Stock.

JUSTIN ASHLEY RACING DEBUTS MULTI-EPISODE WEB SERIES

 

Justin Ashley Racing released the first episode of Fix Flip Fuel, an online multi-episode series. 

The series gives a behind the scenes look at 24-year-old Justin Ashley’s life as he juggles his professional debut driving a 300 MPH Top Fuel Dragster and running his business fixing and flipping properties in New York. 

The first episode gives an overview of what to expect in the upcoming series including the past nine months as Ashley worked with Dustin Davis and the team from their first meeting through three test sessions in preparation for their Charlotte debut. The series can be found on www.fixflipfuel.comwww.justinashley.com, @thejustinashley or on any of Ashley’s social media sites. 

ONE BAD-TO-THE-BONE '55 CHEVY

 

Check out this new '55 Chevy built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars for Toby Shine and Charlie Whittenburg. This neat machine will race in NHRA's Division 3, and made its debut at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in St. Louis last weekend.

JIM HALSEY RISES FROM THE ASHES TO CHASE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Fresh off his third PDRA Pro Nitrous win of the year, Jim Halsey now sits on the cusp of securing his first-ever national series championship. It's just the latest big step on the comeback trail after a devastating fire seven years ago at his Maryland-based race shop.

"Yeah, a motor home caught fire and we pretty much lost everything," Halsey recalled. "After the fire we actually repaired the car, which was my old red Camaro. We got lucky because it was inside the trailer, so it just needed a body and paint work and rewired and stuff like that. 

REEP CLINCHES OFAA CHAMPIONSHIP, MCSWAIN ENDS SEASON WITH WIN AT XTREME

The 2019 Good Vibrations Motorsports Outlaw Fuel Altered Association presented by Lone Star Forklift thundered into Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, Texas for the final points race of the season.

It was a pressure-filled evening of racing for the championship contenders, who were led by Mary Reep and Jody Austin. Bobby Marriott and Jimmy Jones were in the hunt as well, but with fourteen Fuel Altered machines on the property the competition was stiff and every run would prove vital in the points battle.

TOP FUEL WAS THE ULTIMATE GOAL FOR TAD STANDOUT JUSTIN ASHLEY

 

 
Justin Ashley learned a long time ago about the value of versatility. 
 
For the 24-year old real estate developer, he's learned to be aggressive in two different worlds, and this weekend, he's about to step on the big stage of one of them. 
 
Ashley makes his Top Fuel debut this weekend behind the wheel of Dustin Davis' new dragster at this weekend's NHRA Carolina Nationals, hosted by zMax Dragway in Concord, NC.

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