Wed, 2019-10-02 09:48
Five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will lead a stable of Team JEGS drivers in bringing pink-colored racecars to drag strips across the country this October to raise awareness for breast cancer. For the Coughlin family, the pink cars symbolize much more than a month of mindfulness. Rather, it reinforces a never-ending commitment they made to eradicate the disease forever.
Wed, 2019-10-02 09:28
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., the World Leader of Race Fuels has announced it has signed a new distribution agreement with California Fuels & Lubricants, of Garden Grove, California, servicing the Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
“California Fuels & Lubricants is a first-class, professional organization, known throughout Southern California for the best service in the region,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Vice President, North American Sales - Race Fuel and Consumer Products. “We’ve been looking for a distributor organization that embraces our full line of VP Racing products. CFL will carry not only our popular championship proven race fuels but our fast-growing line of racing and performance lubricants as well as our additives and small engine fuels”.
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2019-10-01 21:53
Veteran nitro Funny Car driver Jeff Arend confirmed to Competition Plus he will drive the nitro Funny Car owned by the Russo family at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Oct. 17-20 at Texas Motorplex in Ennis near Dallas.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Arend said. “We bought some later model cylinder heads for it at the end of last year had them checked out and then bought all new parts for them. Our original plan was to go to Las Vegas (Oct. 31-Nov. 3) and Pomona (Nov. 14-17) to end the year and then we decided to also go to Dallas. That way we can kind of test a bit with these new heads and make a partial run or two. It certainly helped that Jim Harmon from California Pest Management came on board and helped us out a bit financially as a major associate sponsor.”
by Greg Burrow Tue, 2019-10-01 09:01
Cam Clark won the battle, but Brian Shrader won the war in the final 2019 event for Big Dog doorslammer competition at Piedmont Dragway, just outside of Greensboro, NC.
Clark qualified second in the field behind Travis Harvey and beat Tommy Payne, Tommy Hurley, and Justin Wall.
Tue, 2019-10-01 08:32
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the final day of qualifying for the 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation will host veterans and first responders who were beneficiaries of tickets donated through a special Memorial weekend collaboration between the Texas Motorplex and Texas-based Capco Contractors, Inc.
Each fan who took advantage of the promotion received a discount on the purchase price. Furthermore, with every ticket purchased, the Motorplex and Capco donated a comparable ticket to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, a charity that honors the memory of the late “American Sniper” through programs that support the families of veterans and first responders.
Tue, 2019-10-01 08:01
Allan Middendorf walked away from a crash into the catch net and sand trap at North Star Dragway after his parachutes failed to deploy. He was checked out by track medical personal and cleared. He is managing some neck pain, but otherwise alright. This incident happened as Middendorf was locked in a battle for the Funny Car Chaos Championship.
Tue, 2019-10-01 07:33
If Troy Coughlin Jr. wants to be the Eastern Region Top Alcohol Dragster champion, he knows what he must do.
The third-generation drag racer Coughlin must win this weekend's Power in The Park Division 1 finale at Virginia Motorsports Park. The battle has come down to current leader Josh Hart and the second-Coughlin Jr.
Written by Susan Wade, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2019-09-30 08:00
Even before the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship began three weeks ago at Reading, Pa., reigning Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence asked the most loaded question of all: “How’s it going to look if my dad goes out and wins the championship and he raced 16 of the 24 races?”
After Billy Torrence defeated his son Sunday in the all-Capco Dragster, all-in-the-family final round of the AAA Midwest Insurance Nationals at Madison, Ill., that scenario isn’t so far-fetched.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2019-09-30 08:00
Shawn Langdon had his immense driving talent on full display Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis.
Those skills landed him in the winners circle in his Kalitta Motorsports Global ElectronicTechnology Toyota in the second of six races in the Countdown to the Championship.