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RODGER BROGDON TO RUN FULL PRO STOCK SEASON IN 2022 WITH KB RACING

 

After running five NHRA Pro Stock races in 2021 with KB Racing, Rodger Brogdon is making the full plunge in 2022.

Brogdon confirmed to CompetitionPlus.com he will compete full-time in Pro Stock in 2022 competing in 18 races for the KB Racing team.

“I’m going to run my wagon (1966 Chevy II wagon Comp Car) and run all 18 Pro Stock races, so I’m going to be really busy,” Brogdon said. “I signed on with (KB Racing) for the (2022) year. I’m going to run a Camaro. We bought another car that I’m going to drive (in 2022). It is actually my old car I built in 2015, we bought it back. It is a really, really good car. It is a Camaro, and it just seems a little bit quicker than most of them.”

The KB Racing team is headed up by reigning Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson.

QUALIFYING UNDERWAY - VRHRA RACE 4 OF 9, 2021 THUNDER AT THE DOME, SPARTANBURG, SC

 

 

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.

ENCORE - SUPER MOD: THE ORIGINAL 10.5 RACING

Back in the 1970s, long before any of the Super class racing existed, sportsman drag racers sought an affordable style of racing where they could race heads-up, with no breakout and do so on a pounds-per-cubic inch basis similar to their class racing. Their wants eventually led to the creation of Super Modified, the original 10.5 tire form of racing.

Not so far removed from the 1974 U.S. Energy crisis, class racers, then the only option for national event sportsman racing, had begun to feel the sting of extreme operating costs. Many opted for the new craze of the time, bracket racing, while a good number remained true to their craft seeking creative ways to preserve the only kind of racing they knew.

As was the case with many of the good ideas of the era, the plan began on a scratch sheet of paper and through the support of a major magazine became reality.

Car Craft Magazine presented the Super Modified concept in their July 1974 issue.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1981 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS, ENGLISHTOWN, NJ

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The 1981 season was one of change for NHRA, as the sanctioning body began expanding in certain areas. One of those was their television presence. In 1981, NHRA expanded to coverage of EIGHT drag racing events.

Diamond P, who produced NHRA drag racing, gave up the staple of its annual presentations to an expanding ABC Wide World of Sports and allowed the group to broadcast the east coast July barnburner - the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ.

Check out the iconic Chris Economacki team with newly retired Reggie Jackson to bring drag racing coverage.

QUALIFYING UNDERWAY - VRHRA RACE 4 OF 9, 2021 THUNDER AT THE DOME, SPARTANBURG, SC

 

LOOKING FOR SOME COOL DRAG RACING SHIRTS? HERE'S A FEW

Over at CompetitionPlusApparel.com, we specialize in cool drag racing apparel. 

Here are a few we have on the shelves if you've been seeking a cool look. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR TEAM

This is our favorite time of the year. It's the time of the year that we get to spend time with our families in the spirit of peace on earth and good will to our fellow man. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. May your blessings be great.

Christmas should be the time that brings out the best in us, although our best days should be everyday we get to live. 

During this special day let's all stop and reflect on the true significance of Christmas, the day we celebrate the birth of Christ. Jesus went on to transform the world, and as individuals we can transform things in our communities and in our circle of friends simply by embracing the spirit of the season.

BARNETT REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN FAN-VOTE SLUGFEST, CREASY FIRST-TIME WINNER

 

Pro Modified Lyle Barnett driver Lyle Barnett, competing in his first VRHRA fan-vote season, said after his first victory earlier this month that he wanted to win all nine races of the season. He remained on the course with a victory in Thursday's final round at the Red Line Oil SuperNationals. 

However, unlike the first two races, this triumph was a battle to the last minute in a match with an equally polarizing figure - Stevie "Fast" Jackson. In a race characterized by the largest vote total of all the other professional categories combined, Barnett and Jackson energized their fan bases which spanned from the United States to the Middle East to Australia, including ten different countries. 

"I woke up this morning and I'm like, 'man, I feel like I've either drank a whole bottle of liquor or been ran over by something," Barnett admitted. "Then I realized it's because I spent all day stressing, pacing, calling everybody I know, phoning friends, threatening people with their lives, like get on your phone and vote, do whatever you got to do. Send this to your family members. I don't know how much of Verizon's bandwidth we used up yesterday, but it was a lot. A lot."

TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH HOT WHEEL THEMED TOYS, TRINKETS AND MORE

 

 
'Tis the season of Christmas when joy is spread, and gifts are shared.
 
In the world of drag racing fans, there aren’t a ton of readily available themed toys to give.
 
As such through the power of the internet and Google, there are many of drag racing items to explore. Most now are some type of collector’s items and they are not available on the shelves of department stores.
 
CompetitionPlus took a dive into finding drag racing-related items to allow fans to take a trip down memory lane and who knows some of these may be a possible Christmas gift for this year or beyond.

FIRST LOOK: STOCKSETH RACING'S 2022 PS CAMARO FOR BO BUTNER BUILT BY RJ RACE CARS

This stunning new Pro Stock Camaro is the latest creation by the team at RJ Race Cars and Quarter-Max. Built for owner Mark Stockseth of Stockseth Racing, this machine will host the seat for NHRA Pro Stock Champion Bo Butner and his return to competition in 2022.

The 11-time Pro Stock event winner will be back on the full tour for NHRA’s 2022 Camping World Drag Racing Series through a partnership with Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage (JHG) and Elite Motorsports.

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