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KEARNEY RACEWAY PARK READY FOR .125 MILE SHOOTOUT

 

Since it opened for racing in 1964, Kearney (Neb.) Raceway Park has had a long history of exciting drag racing, and it looks to continue its legacy with its .125 Mile Shootout.

This year, the .125 Mile Shootout is being presented by CompetitionPlus.TV drag racing’s Video Magazine. The .125 Mile Shootout is part of two-race series, that began two years ago. This season the two races in the series will be held May 27 and Oct. 14 at KRP.

“Having Bobby (Bennett, editor of CompetitionPlus.com) and the guys at Comp Plus helping us this year is an honor.” KRP announcer Mark Beatty said. “The racers in this series are incredible and the racing action is jaw dropping.”

HOF TOP FUEL DRIVER JOHN ABBOTT PASSES AWAY

 

 

johnny abbottJohn Abbott, a Top Fuel driver who was a member of the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame, and NHRA Division V Hall of Fame, passed away May 21 in Denver after a short battle with cancer. He was 79.

Abbott’s most memorable NHRA accomplishment came when he won the Top Fuel title at the 1981 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

TOP FUEL ROOKIE TROY COUGHLIN JR. TO DRIVE SUPER COMP AT JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS

Top Fuel rookie pilot Troy Coughlin Jr. is taking a few days off from driving the 10,000-horsepower Kalitta Motorsports SealMaster/Toyota nitro-powered dragster to pilot little sister Paige's brand-new JEGS.com Super Comp rail at this weekend's JEGS SPORTSnationals.
 
"Any time I have the chance to race at Beech Bend Raceway Park, I'm taking it," Coughlin said. "It's one of the most historic drag strips in the world, especially for Sportsman racing, and it's also pretty much a second home to everyone in my family.

THE WILL TO SUCCEED WAS THE ONLY OPTION FOR THE MATUSEK FAMILY

Since starting Aeromotive, Inc. more than 20-plus years ago, there have been plenty of times when things got difficult for Steve Matusek.

The same can be said for a standout racing career that included his first NHRA Pro Mod win earlier this season.

But it’s all about finding proper perspective and for Matusek, he doesn’t have to look far.

His father, John, was a freedom fighter who escaped Hungary from the Russians in 1956, while his mother escaped Poland a decade earlier after hiding in an attic for a year to avoid going to a Nazi Germany concentration camp.

TOP FUEL CHAMPION LARRY DIXON TO APPEAR AT CINCINNATI AREA MENARDS STORES

Drag Racing fans in the Cincinnati metro area will be able to meet 3-Time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, Larry Dixon at Menards stores in Evandale and Loveland, Ohio this Wednesday, May 24.  He is visiting the stores on behalf of Dote Racing sponsor Plugfones.  Home Improvement retailer Menards has long been recognized for its promotions surrounding the Memorial holiday.    

Dixon will have the Plugfones Top Fuel dragster on display and will be signing autographs at the Evandale Menards location (2789 Cunningham Dr. Evandale, OH 45241) from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM for the lunch crowd, and then move the operation over to the Loveland Menards (3787 W. State Route 22 3 Loveland, OH 45140) for display and autographs from 4:00-5:30 PM to reach the rush hour crowd.  

CAPPS MAKES IT FOUR WINS IN A ROW WITH TOPEKA TITLE

Things can’t get much better in the drag racing world right now for Ron Capps.

After winning his first NHRA nitro Funny Car NHRA world championship a year ago, the veteran driver is in the midst of an amazing 2017 season.

BROWN BREAKS THROUGH WITH FIRST TOPEKA WIN

Antron Brown has done it all.

He has won championships - three to be exact. He has set national records and he has taken home more than 60 Wally trophies.

TANNER GRAY RACES TO SECOND CAREER PRO STOCK VICTORY

Winning NHRA national events in the Pro Stock class is not easy.

Well, Tanner Gray never received that memo.

CAPPS, BROWN AND GRAY VICTORIOUS AT NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS

JACKSON WINS FIRST NHRA PRO MOD EVENT AT HEARTLAND NATIONALS

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