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EVENT COMPLETED - REDLINE OIL SUPER NATIONALS, LIONS DRAG STRIP

 

It's race day at the Lions Drag Strip located in Long Beach, Ca. Qualifying is complete, now it's time to begin the process of eliminating down for a winner at the Red Line Oil SuperNationals, Race 3 of 9 in the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association. 

It's all fun in fantasy land to get away from the troubles of what is happening in the real world. 

For those new to this fantasy world, this is how it works. The race with the most votes advances to the next round. We had two days of voting to seed the eight-car fields. 

First-round ends tonight at 6 PM EST.  ends tonight at 8 PM EST. 

COMPETITIONPLUSTV TO UNVEIL LATEST LEGENDS: THE SERIES WEDNESDAY EVENING FEATURING BILLY MEYER

​Legends: The Series, the brainchild of CompetitionPlus.com founder Bobby Bennett, stands as one of the most highly regarded and in-depth online drag racing documentary series. On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 8 PM EST, drag racing Hall of Famer and innovator Billy Meyer will become the latest in a line of drag racing icons to have his story told by Legends: The Series. 

Meyer is excited to be part of a featured list that has included Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, John Force, and most recently, Kenny Bernstein. 

MUST WATCH VIDEO - A JOHN FORCE CHRISTMAS

Christmas time is about family, and for one storied drag racer, a metal toy log truck.

Sixteen-time NHRA champion John Force opens his heart about a five-year old's Christmas, and the challenges of growing up poor in the 1950s. This 20-minute video will tug at your heart, and if you are not careful, will have you shedding a tear or five.

A very emotional video where Force talks about his youthful lesson of learning the real meaning of Christmas. 

BOB BODE DISCUSSES HIS SON’S 2021 SEASON

TONY SCHUMACHER INKS NEW PRIMARY SPONSOR FOR 2022

 

The most decorated Top Fuel driver in NHRA history is set to make his highly-anticipated return to the dragstrip in 2022, and with the help of Scag Power Equipment, Tony Schumacher is ready to mow down the competition and make a bid for a category-best ninth series title.

Scag Power Equipment, an industry leader in commercial riding, stand-on, and walk-behind lawn mowers, has joined forces with the fan-favorite driver who announced in October that he would be returning to the Don Schumacher Racing stable to compete on the NHRA Camping World Series circuit full-time in 2022. Scag joins DSR as a primary partner where it will have top billing on Schumacher’s 11,000-horsepower machine at five events during the 2022 season. Additionally, Scag will serve as a co-primary supporter at six races, sharing equal branding space with the Maynard family, who joined drag racing’s winningest organization at the start of the 2021 season, and later announced they would be expanding their relationship to become one of Schumacher’s primary backers in 2022. 

CHEVROLET PRESENTS CROSS-FLAG AWARD TO ANDERSON

From being inducted into the North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Fame to passing mentor Warren Johnson for the most career Pro Stock victories to claiming his fifth Pro Stock championship, the 2021 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) season “has been one for the ages,” Greg Anderson says.

Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Motorsports and Performance, added a distinguished cap to a memorable season by presenting Anderson with the prestigious Chevrolet Cross Flag Award during a luncheon at the KB Racing facility in Mooresville, North Carolina.

VIDEO - TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE GAPPMAS

 

Stevie Fast and the Bahrain 1 Racing Crew Decorate The Shop for Christmas! Stevie cuts down the Shop Christmas Tree and reads his rendition of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. ‘Twas The Night Before GAPPMAS!

O’NEAL: CALL US ‘LUCAS OIL SERIES’ RACERS, NOT ‘SPORTSMEN’

 

For Don O’Neal, the issue is one of respect.

The Top Sportsman driver of the Litens/NGK/Magnuson Camaro said it’s time to discard the term “sportsman” when referring to the racers in his class and those in the nine other Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories.

He said racers in the Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Dragster, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, and Stock classes deserve recognition for the professional-grade efforts they put into their operations.

They’re “Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series” drivers. And that’s how he’d like for them to be described.

QUALIFYING UNDERWAY - VRHRA RACE 3 OF 9, 2021 SUPERNATIONALS AT LIONS DRAGWAY

 

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.

The top eight qualifiers advance to final eliminations, where your votes determine the race winners.

This week we are at Lions Dragway, the old track which closed down in the early 1970s has been magically reopened. 

 

LEGENDS: THE SERIES PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF BILLY MEYER

Today, most drag racing fans know Billy Meyer as the man who built the Texas Motorplex, one of drag racing's Seven Wonders of the World. The truth of the matter is Meyer was one of the more decorated and controversial Funny Car racers of the 1970s and 80s.

He was brash. He was bold. He also came off as cocky. 

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