by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-03-29 20:10
As odd as it might seem, running the full 24-event NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series will be an easier proposition for Scott Palmer, the working class hero of the Top Fuel fraternity.
Just because he wasn't running every event in years past didn't mean he wasn't fooling with nitromethane. Last year Palmer and his tireless crew spent 34 weekends on the road either racing by land or water. In addition, Palmer's doorslammer diversion took up four spare weekends.
"It’s pretty much the same as what we are used to doing," Palmer said. "Tommy Thompson and his World Championship Top Fuel Hydro team that he owns, they are running our Top Fuel boat at the races that overlap, so we actually can just concentrate on these 24 races. So to us, at least mentally, it’s going to be a little bit easier for us because they’re handing the boat. We love nitro."
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2017-03-24 09:31
A decade ago, the prospect of getting nitrous stalwart Mike Castellana behind the wheel of a supercharged Pro Modified entry was as believable as getting the hot place to freeze over.
Let the record reflect on the afternoon of March 17, 2017, the temperature in Hades dipped below the freezing mark.
Castellana, at the NHRA Gatornationals, made his debut behind the wheel of the supercharged Camaro tuned by the legendary Frank Manzo.