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BIKE RACER KRAWIEC HAS CHANCE TO DOUBLE HIS FUN AT DALLAS

Written by Susan Wade, Photo by Roger Richards.

 

 

Just don’t even try to goof up Eddie Krawiec's rhythm.

It won’t work.

 

 

COUGHLIN CLAIMS VICTORY AT JEGS NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS

Written by Administrator.

 

 

 
Couglin WinLocal racer TJ Coughlin Jr. scored a huge national event win today at the 10th annual JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at National Trail Raceway. He was pulling double duty this weekend in the Super Comp and Super Gas classes and made his way through the field and ended up in the Super Gas winners circle at his family’s sponsored event.
 
In addition to supporting multiple professional series, events, and racers, JEGS Mail Order has been supplying high performance parts to racing professionals and enthusiasts across the county and around the globe for over 52 years. Coughlin’s winning pass clocked in at 9.910 seconds at 164.31 mph to defeat Doug Kroft, Wabash, Ind. With this victory he joins his father Troy and uncles John, Mike, and Jeg Jr. for a combined 12 national event wins at National Trail Raceway, the team’s longtime home track.

 

 

CPTV VIDEO DIARY - KEBIN KINSLEY'S DALLAS DIARY: FINAL EDITION

Written by CompetitionPlus.tv.

unnamed 3Go behind the scenes during the NHRA Fall Nationals with Top Fuel driver Kebin Kinsley. Tune in as the driver of the Gas Monkey dragster provides insight on their day's racing.

 

 

FUNNY CAR’S COURTNEY FORCE HAS CLEAR MISSION IN TEXAS

Written by Susan Wade.

 

c force 2NHRA Funny Car fans at the AAA Texas Fall Nationals might be a little confused, but Traxxas Ford Mustang driver Courtney Force knows exactly what’s happening. And at least overnight Friday, she was the dominator.

Considering the Brainerd race finished at Indianapolis and the Charlotte race will wrap up here at the Texas Motorplex that’s south of Dallas (where last year the Traxxas Nitro Shootout bonus races carried over from the U.S. Nationals), it’s no wonder this second race of the Countdown to the Championship seems more complicated than usual.

 

 

KALITTA TEAM HAS TOP FUEL RIVALS ON THE ROPES EARLY

Written by Susan Wade.

 

todd 2The Kalitta Motorsports starting-line brawl is its own phenomenon.

But JR Todd in the Optima Batteries Dragster and Doug Kalitta in the Mac Tools entry packed a 1-2  performance punch for the team Friday at the AAA Texas FallNationals.

 

 

MATTHEWS WINS MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT

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Matthews Winner CircleRudy Matthews from Ohio City, Ohio took home the trophy in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout at the 10th annual JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals knocking out Fishers, Ind., racer Ed Dudley in the final round at National Trail Raceway. Matthews, driving his ’69 Camaro posted a winning lap of 7.424 seconds at 105.61 mph.

Matthews ran consistent throughout the day and took out Scotty Rienschield in round one with a favorable starting line advantage before beating Larry Rzepczynski in round two. He then met up with Todd Frantz in the semifinals using a .009 light to take the win. Matthews picked up $5,000 from Moser Engineering for the win along with the champions trophy.

 

 

2014 NHRA NATIONALS - READING EVENT NOTEBOOK

Written by Susan Wade; Photos by Roger Richards, Richard Muir.

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PS DRIVER AARON STANFIELD READY FOR DALLAS

Written by Tracy Renck.

 

 
a stanfieldMost NHRA Pro Stock drivers don’t have this type of debut – especially at 19 years of age.

Aaron Stanfield, however, defied the odds at the U.S. Nationals (Aug. 27-Sept. 1) as he qualified No. 8 and then upset five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin in the first round when Coughlin recorded a redlight.

 

 

JEGS NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS CELEBRATE DECADE OF RACING

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unnamed 9In the midst of National Trail Raceway's 50th anniversary celebration, the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals, part of a trio of events designed to showcase the best drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend at the venerable southwest Ohio strip. The special event is expected to attract several hundred drivers from across North America.
 
The second of the three annual events designed specifically to showcase NHRA's grassroots racers, the JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals will crown champions in Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster, and Top Sportsman. There will also be a special Jr. Drag Racing League event held Sunday.

 

 

 

BOWEN CLINCHES SECOND DRO AA/FC CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP

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RonnyYoung-new-FordEXP-AAFCAlthough the outcome of the championship points competition is no longer in doubt, there will be plenty of excitement this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park for the Nitro Nationals.
 
Shawn Bowen from Grand Blanc, Michigan, clinched the Hedman Husler Hedders DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge championship at the previous event in Martin, Michigan. It was the second straight series championship for the driver of the “Violator” Pontiac Firebird.

 

 

NMRA RETURNS TO MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL MAY 1-3, 2015

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unnamed 1The ProMedia Competition Department is proud to announce the return to Maryland in 2015. The 15th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals will be held on May 1-3, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

The family owned and operated facility is situated at nearly sea level for ideal atmospheric conditions. Meticulously maintained by Royce Miller and his family, the MIR quarter-mile is always ready for fast ETs and close competition.

 

 

5TH ANNUAL HOLLEY LS FEST RESULTS

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bf81321d-ebb8-42da-9259-6be0560ddc99September 5th-7th marked the 5th annual Holley LS Fest, which means that it has come and gone. The 2014 LS Fest was by far the largest incarnation of the event yet with over 10,000 in attendance and over 500 participating LS-powered cars. Congratulations are in order for all of the participants who had the chance to enjoy and contribute to the event. Even bigger congratulations are in order for those who managed to claim some hardware and prize money. Here is the recap.

 

 

IHRA ANNOUNCES 2015 NITRO JAM SCHEDULE

Written by Administrator.

 

unnamed 2The International Hot Rod Association(IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the series travels to nine states and Canada, making the IHRA one of the only truly international motorsports series.

Highlighting the 2015 schedule will be a  return to IHRA's home state of Ohio for the first time since 2006 as the series travels to Dragway 42 in West Salem the weekend of September 11-12. The Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will also travel to the great state of Washington for the first time ever the weekend of July 10-11 at Spokane County Raceway and will host an additional international event to be announced later this year.

 

 

THE SNAKE AND THE MONGOOSE TO HELP OPEN ’14 PRI TRADE SHOW

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8ca0e72461851cbc250529361df80738Legendary drag racers Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen will help kick-off the opening of this year’s 27th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show with an appearance at the show’s Grand Opening Breakfast, Dec. 11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
 
The PRI Trade Show, which will run from Dec. 11-13, returned to Indianapolis last year for the first time since 2004 with record-breaking numbers.

 

 

SIX JEGS CARS TO COMPETE AT NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS

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unnamed 9The yellow and black of JEGS High Performance will be in full force for the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals this weekend at National Trail Raceway.
 
Mike Coughlin will drive the JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro in Top Sportsman, and T.J. Coughlin will be behind the wheel of JEGS.com cars in Super Gas and Super Comp.

 

 

POSTPONED TOP ALCOHOL ELIMINATIONS TO CONCLUDE IN READING

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NHRACarolinaNatsNHRA officials announced that the postponed elimination rounds for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car from the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals will be contested at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, Oct. 2-5.
 
NHRA considered a number of different options as well input from the racers and felt this was the best solution to a tough situation.  Round 1 of eliminations for both classes was completed in Charlotte with the remaining rounds being held in conjunction with qualifying rounds for the event at Maple Grove.  Additional information will be made available as it is finalized.

 

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