Mon, 2018-10-01 04:00
Like many of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers, the Force sisters will go pink for October in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They’ll be sporting pink Advance Auto Parts hot rods at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and the NHRA Carolina Nationals. Unlike the other drivers, their hot rods will feature TrueTimber’s Sassy B pink camo making a statement while expressing support of breast cancer awareness.
“Fall racing is in full swing, and we’re excited to team up with Courtney and Brittany Force to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the track,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “During the October NHRA drag races in Dallas and Charlotte, race-goers will see both drivers’ cars and crews decked out in pink in our TrueTimber Sassy B camouflage pattern. It’s an honor for the TrueTimber brand and family to help drive awareness in this way.”
by Ian Tocher Sun, 2018-09-30 10:19
With heavy rain putting an early stop to all on-track action for the second-straight night, only the premier Radial vs. the World class managed to complete two rounds of eliminations for promoter Donald "Duck" Long's No Mercy 9 at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
Though six of the eight entries remaining on the ladder qualified in the top half of the 32-car RvW field, several pre-race favorites are already loaded up and heading home.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2018-09-29 12:50
If you're going to race on the edge, it only makes sense to find someone whose reputation is sterling when it comes to toeing the thin line.
When Alex Laughlin decided he was going to venture into the volatile world of Radial vs. The World competition it made perfect sense to retain a Madman to call the shots.
Not only has Laughlin found a tuner capable of making him go quick and fast, but also has a penchant for being entertaining as well.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2018-09-29 12:47
Forgive Vinny Larosa if he considers the biggest and baddest roller coaster in the world is mere child's play. He's been on a more thrilling ride, and one not on rails.
Friday afternoon during Outlaw 632 qualifying, Larosa Plymouth Duster went skyward, groundward and aroundward in one of the more stunning displays of driving ever seen in Drag Radial competition.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-09-28 16:39
Earlier this week, media outlets revealed that Matt Smith, the NHRA Pro Stock Mortorcycle world champion in 2007 and 2013, will compete in a limited Pro Stock schedule in 2019 while also continuing to campaign his Pro Stock bike.
Smith, who is presently racing the Elite Performance/Stockseth EBR entry in the Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks, discussed his transition with CompetitionPlus.com.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-09-28 12:24
Racing against the three-man Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team of Eddie Krawiec, Andrew Hines and Chip Ellis is a welcome challenge for Jerry Savoie in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
Savoie just thinks it doesn’t make good business sense to have three Harley-Davidsons competing.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2018-09-28 11:23
A Pro Stock promises to have a different landscape in 2019.
As far as Alex Laughlin is concerned, the grass will be just as green on his side as ever.
Laughlin plans to maintain the same schedule next season as in 2018, with a possible venture over into Pro Modified.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-09-28 10:23
For the first time in nearly three years, veteran Top Fuel pilot Cory McClenathan will compete in an NHRA event.
Cory Mac, as he is known, is slated to drive for owner/tuner Dexter Tuttle in the AAATexas FallNationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Oct. 4-7.
“This was a last-second deal,” McClenathan said. “Our last Nitro Outlaw Association race is Oct. 13 at the Texas Motorplex. So, Dexter called me and said ‘You know what we could use a test session, and we can go out and try and get it qualified on 80 (percent nitro, which is the Nitro Outlaw rule). If we need to adjust a little bit to try and make it quicker because now there are 20 cars entered, we will. We have our work cut out for us. We are the small dog out on the porch and all the big dogs are out in front of us.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2018-09-28 10:11
The bottle rockets were flying on Thursday during Day One qualifying for the No Mercy 9 drag radial event at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. The nitrous-injected cars accounted for the top two spots after three sessions.
Despite not yet running his nitrous-boosted '69 Camaro out the back door at No Mercy 9, Houston, Tex.-based Naiser led the way through all three rounds of Radial vs. the World (RvW) qualifying on Thursday at South Georgia Motorsports Park.
His 3.84 at 182.01 mph from the opening session held up as number one through Q2, and despite shutting down early in the evening session, Naiser improved to 3.76 at 190.35 to lead 36 entries vying for a spot in the 32-car RvW field.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2018-09-27 14:26
According to a Sept. 24 article in Autoweek.com, NHRA Pro Stock star Tanner Gray is going to make the transition to NASCAR next season.
The Autoweek article states Gray will focus on stock car racing in 2019 with the DGR-Crosley team owned by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran David Gilliland and Crosley Radio CEO Bo LeMastus.