The Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning Burndown at Sundown!, part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series weekend, returns to Route 66 Raceway on Saturday, June 7, for a night of fire-breathing jet cars and high-speed action.
In its fourth year, the Burndown at Sundown! and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series offer a wide array of racing over three days with the show ramping up on Saturday with some of the fastest and most powerful cars Route 66 Raceway has to offer. In addition to every ticket being a pit pass, there will also be a driver autograph session on Saturday night to give fans complete access to the Burndown at Sundown!
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The International Hot Rod Association is pleased to announce that Josh Peake and Jim Woods, two longtime faces within the IHRA, have been named division directors for Division 9 and Division 2 respectively.
The two veteran officials will take over their respective divisions effective immediately, with Peake servicing racers in the Carolinas in the popular Raiders Division and Woods taking over in the southeast in IHRA’s Heat Wave Division.
IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the parent company of the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and multiple motorsports facilities, announced today that Aaron Polburn has stepped down as President and General Manager of the IHRA and Scott Gardner, the longtime owner and promoter of Cordova Dragway Park (CDP), has been named the new President effective today.
Larry Jeffers Race Cars has unveiled what is likely the first of the Cadillac CTS bodies for Pro Modified. After a flirtation with Pro Stock, apparently this will be the only professional ride for the luxury vehicle.
Johnny Gray was impressed by the sight.
He swears one whole section of the grandstands stood up, after he smoked the tires and aborted his qualifying run early enough for him to witness the response.
Rod Harvey considers himself to be one of Australia’s new Wild Bunch.
Just as the Wild Bunch led to the formation of the Australian National Drag Racing Association’s Top Doorslammer division, Harvey sees his class as the new age of doorslammer racing.
For the third-consecutive year, Ford won the battle of the Manufacturers in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, the world’s fastest motorsport.
Leading the way was 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion John Force, who clinched his own title in a final round for the ages against his daughter Courtney in Las Vegas – but points were earned by Ford’s outstanding Stock and Super Stock teams, as well as others in the Funny Car program.
Todd Petersen, the Chief Innovation Officer of MSD Performance, was awarded the SEMA Gen-III Award during the 2013 SEMA Banquet.
The SEMA Gen-III Award credits a young individual that generates a game-changing product or service to our industry. Petersen has been instrumental in leading the MSD Performance team to develop their line of Atomic EFI systems for carburetor replacement and GM LS applications as well as their new Brainwave Vehicle Management Network.
The Top Sportsman team of Wilson & Gray had a great season in Quick 32 Sportsman Series competition for 2013, winning its first championship in the popular drag racing series.
Our season went great, said Bill Wilson, who is teamed with Rob Gray as co-owners, drivers, and crew chiefs. Everything went better than expected.
The NHRA, Aerospace Components, and ProMedia Events will once again combine forces and continue Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed in conjunction with the NMCA & NMCA WEST event series. Outlined in a multi-year agreement reached between the NHRA and ProMedia Events, the Aerospace Components NHRA Unleashed Series will again be contested at all NHRA Member Tracks on the 2014 NMCA & NMCA WEST series tours.
NHRA officials announced today that Matt Levonas has been named director of NHRA’s Northwest Division.
In his new position, Levonas will conduct and oversee drag racing activities at the 19 NHRA-member facilities in the Northwest Division, providing consultation to all track operators in the division, as well as supervising development of new racetrack activity.
Watch the NHRA Awards Ceremony from Los Angeles.
He’s come a long way since growing up as a kid in Canada with a wishful eye on Southern California.
Last weekend in Pomona, California, Jeff Arend realized his California Dreaming was indeed no dream, but reality.
Arend piloted the Mooneyes-branded Funny Car, owned and tuned by the legendary Jim Dunn. At the end of the weekend, the veteran driver had wheeled the Funny Car to a quarterfinal finish and a couple of 4.0-second elapsed times. These were monumental feats for the team and the car carrying the iconic logo on the side.
Chad Head might not have won the Rookie of the Year award in 2013 but it didn’t stop the first year big show driver from winning in both racing and life.
The second-generation nitro competitor, son of engineer-turned racer Jim Head, has learned some profound lessons along the way. The weightiest lesson had to do with an intense nature inherited from his dad, although not as extreme.
CompetitionPlus.tv recaps the NHRA Auto Club Finals where Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Rickie Jones (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) captured victories in race No. 24 of the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Brittany Force, the 27-year old driver from Yorba Linda, Calif., entered her rookie season with reasonable expectations and much enthusiasm behind the wheel of her Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster. The day after she raced to her first career semi-final finish at the 49th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, the Cal State-Fullerton graduate was awarded the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The second youngest daughter of 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion and team owner John Force continued the John Force Racing tradition becoming the fifth team driver to win the prestigious award, which recognizes her as the 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year.
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- ROCKY DI LECCE WINS 2013 PMRA 2013 TITLE
- ANTRON BROWN, SHAWN COWIE RECEIVE SEVENTH ANNUAL MIKE AIELLO AWARD
- RICKIE JONES CAPTURES EMOTIONAL PS WIN
- HAGAN FINISHES SEASON WITH FC WIN
- WINNER LANGDON TASTES ICING ON TOP FUEL CAKE AT POMONA
- PRO STOCK BIKE WINNER KRAWIEC AT HOME AT POMONA
- LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES RETURNS TO NHRA IN 2014
- COUGHLIN SEALS THE DEAL ... TITLE NO. 6
- WINNERS CROWNED IN POMONA
- POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING POMONA
- ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM POMONA
- FINAL ROUND PHOTOS FROM POMONA