by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2017-07-20 22:15
Larry Morgan has been around long enough in the business to understand there are times when opportunity falls into your lap.
Morgan, the seasoned Pro Stock racer from Newark, Ohio, with a never-ending propensity to tell you about the world as he sees it, will never forget when the opportunity to become a race series president fell into his lap.
"It was what had to be 130-degrees, and I was laying on my back fixing a broken air conditioner unit," Morgan proclaimed without hesitation.
Jeff Biegun, Morgan's sponsor through his racerdirect.net company, called on his driver for a favor.
by Josh Hachat Wed, 2017-07-19 19:08
Missing a race wasn’t ideal for reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Jerry Savoie.
But what he gained in return more than made up for it.
Savoie, who already has one win this season, returned in Chicago after missing the NHRA stop in Norwalk. It certainly wasn’t scheduled, either, as Tropical Storm Cindy in Louisiana caused Savoie to miss the race, but not for reasons one might expect.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-07-19 09:13
Larry Morgan will return to NHRA Pro Stock running the rest of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series starting with the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. His program will be sponsored by RacerDirect.net, RJS Safety Products, Seatbelt Solutions and Performance 2-Way.
Morgan, who will continue to drive Brad Anderson's Pro Mod entry, will race a Camaro powered by a Chris McGaha horsepower. McGaha’s team and Morgan will make the tuning decisions.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2017-07-18 22:56
The reality of the loss took a while to sink in for Fast Jack Beckman, the two-time NHRA champion with a reputation of doing things fast.
Beckman drives the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger Funny Car, a Funny Car designed to bring awareness to the plight of injured soldiers returning home with debilitating injuries and funded solely by longtime drag racing fan and philanthropist Terry Chandler.
Following the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Fallen Heroes Route 66 Nationals, the enormity of losing Chandler hit him dead-center as he reflected on a day of racing his 10,000 horsepower entry.
Chandler passed away on July 4, following a brave battle against brain cancer.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-07-17 23:13
Let the record reflect, Bo now knows uncharted waters.
For Pro Stock driver Bo Butner, those uncharted waters, included winning four rounds in one weekend, and assuming a professional point lead.
Five months into the season, Butner finds himself in a measure of disbelief.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-07-17 22:10
There is nothing conventional about the upcoming World Series of Pro Modified [WSOPM] drag racing event at Bandimere Speedway, which makes this the perfect event for Stevie "Fast" Jackson.
Jackson is one of 14 drivers who have accepted an invitation to participate in the $100,000-to-win event presented by Drag Illustrated magazine on August 5 - 6, 2017.
Jackson, a proficient smack-talker, and even more proficient driver plans, to do a good measure of both in this inaugural event, and one of the richest events ever staged for NHRA legal Pro Modified cars.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-07-17 12:22
Some see Pro Stock in a transitional period while others see it in a downward spiral.
Australian Pro Stock racer Shane Tucker sees it as a perfect open door.
Tucker, who once excelled in the Australian Drag Racing Association's 400-inch Pro Stock division, has always had a vision of running on the big stage of factory hot rod racing.