by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2016-07-29 18:37
Paul Lee will become the fifth driver for Kalitta Racing, driving a third Funny Car team for the Ypsilanti, Mich.-based operation. Although the move was speculated for weeks, the official announcement came on Friday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Ca.
Lee will drive the McCleod Clutches Toyota Camry starting at the NHRA Keystone Nationals in Reading, Ca.
Story and photos by Jon Asher Fri, 2016-07-29 18:22
While every event on the NHRA Mello Yello Series tour is unique unto itself, there are several that stand head and shoulders above their fellows. We’re not sure what makes them so distinctly different, but among the best of the bunch is the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in Denver. Well, actually Morrison, Colorado, but who’s counting?
Not surprisingly, photographers “see” races from a completely different perspective than most people. What we care about are things like light, how shadows impact our photos, what the background is like, and if the track is bright and clean. Bandimere Speedway gets high marks in all areas, and from the way the fans turn out, we’re obviously not the only ones who like the place. Few venues can boast of the kind of loyal fans that helped make the Mile-Highs one of the year’s biggest races, at least visually.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2016-07-29 16:48
Larry Nance never had a doubt about his role in the afterlife.
The afterlife Nance refers to is life after 13 years of playing hoops in the National Basketball Association.
While his fellow NBA colleagues Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan took up golf, Nance took up drag racing.
"My dad was a mechanic, and I went to high school intending to learn how to be a mechanic," Nance admitted. "I was always into cars, and my cousin had a fast car, so naturally I gravitated towards spending time with him. To be honest, in high school, I was around cars more than I was basketball."
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2016-07-27 08:00
When John Hale arrived at Bandimere Speedway, he was going to run the Circle K-sponsored Funny Car for Jim Dunn Racing. Hale’s plans changed when the body was damaged during Saturday’s Q3 session.
“I love that Circle K on the car, I don’t love it when that body gets banged up,” said Hale, who is in his second season driving for Jim Dunn Racing. “There’s nothing more than we would like to do out here than do well for Circle K, but we’ve had some bad luck with that car.”