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LIVE VIDEO: GOOD VIBRATIONS BAKERSFIELD MARCH MEET

This weekend's Good Vibrations Bakersfield March Meet, is brought to you by our coverage partners at Bangshift.com. Sit back, crank up the speakers and enjoy great drag racing today.

DID A DRIVER IN FATAL STREET RACING CRASH HAVE TIES TO STREET OUTLAWS?

LEGENDS THE SERIES: FRANK HAWLEY - I COULDN'T HAVE WRITTEN A BETTER SCRIPT

legends the logoDiamond P announcer Steve Evans might have best summed up Frank Hawley's career when he proclaimed, "Frank Hawley, is arguably drag racing's greatest rags to riches story."

An aspiring drag racer, Hawley, applied by mail and was hired by veteran team owner Austin Coil. Coil was tough on his youthful driver but very insightful, and the lessons learned crafted the Canadian-based competitor into not only a champion, but also one of drag racing's more talented instructors.

TASCA III RETURNING TO FUNNY CAR COMPETITION

 

Nitro Funny Car driver/owner Bob Tasca III announced Thursday morning he will make his 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Series debut March 27-29 at the Four-Wide Nationals.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out there seeing the fans, and being around the racers,” Tasca said in a press release. “Those are the two things you miss the most, the fans and racers, they become part of your family. As for the race, we have the best parts, I have a great team to work on my Shelby Mustang and as long as I didn’t forget how to drive you just might see the NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang in the winner’s circle.”

 

 

MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES RETURNS AS OFFICIAL NMRA SPONSOR

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels returns to the NMRA racing scene this year as an official 2015 series sponsor for all national NMRA events. The company will also be posting contingency awards in all Pro and Sportsman classes as well as special-event classes.

 

“We look forward to this all Ford Mustang series every year,” stated Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, Mickey Thompson. “Our continued support of the series and the racers on the ground is means a lot to us, and we’re looking forward to another great season.”

 

ROUSH YATES PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS WILL SPONSOR ROCKINGHAM’S CIVIL WARS EVENTS

Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood has announced that Roush Yates Performance Products, one of the biggest names in Ford high performance, has signed on as title sponsor of the track’s iconic two Civil War Series. 

On May 1-3 the 20th annual Roush Yates Performance Products Spring Civil Wars and Fun Ford Weekend will take over Rockingham Dragway and the Fall Roush Yates Performance Products Civil Wars will return on October 30-November 1. 

GLENN MOORE GETS FAST COMPANY FOR ADELAIDE

Glenn Moore is one of the true ‘wild men’ of the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car tour and the northern Queenslander will be racing the Fast Company Plymouth at the Adelaide International Raceway event Saturday, April 4, 2015.

The car switch comes after Moore’s own ‘Bad to the Bone’ Pontiac suffered a mechanical issue in the lead-up to the event. 

ADAM ARANA EMBARKS ON NEWEST LIFE JOURNEY

 
Past ProtectTheHarvest.com Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Adam Arana recently graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., and will begin his full-time service later this week.
 
Seaman Apprentice (E-2) Arana, 23, will serve on the USCGC Cheyenne, a river-buoy tender, based in St. Louis. He is due to report there March 6. 

DID YOU MISS WFO RADIO?

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This week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro: Pro Stock rookie Drew Skillman stops by for his first WFO interview. Skillman talks about his Lucas Oil Series career, his decision to move to Pro Stock, and his plans for the remainder of the season. Danny Pomponio III talks about tuning his families Top Alcohol Funny Car and going for three in a row at Gainesville. zMAX Dragway GM, Christian Byrd gets the WFO audience ready for the 4-Wide Nationals. @TinaStullRacing returns for another edition of Twitter How-To, and Carly Jo Ellingson, a finalist in the #TeamChampion online contest stumps for votes.

 

 

 
 

VETERAN NITRO FC DRIVER DIEHL EYES IMPROVEMENT

 

Nitro Funny driver Jeff Diehl knows when he shows up at NHRA national events the odds are stacked against him.

Diehl, who resides in Monterey, Calif., runs a limited schedule on a tight budget, competing against the likes of powerhouse teams such as Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing.

 

 

 

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