:::::: News ::::::

CPTV: RECREATING AN AUSTRALIAN DRAG RACING LEGEND

Written by Bobby Bennett, CPTV.

Lex Swayne felt a project of this magnitude needed to be shared with the racing world.

Swayne, a noted historian of Australian drag racing and journalist, has successfully recreated the legendary Goodnight, Keith and Williamson AA/Gas Dragster.

The recreation was unveiled at the California Hot Rod Reunion, October 18-20, at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield. Swayne’s project began in 2007 as a collaboration with original driver Bob Keith, of Coarsegold, California.

JIM DUNN RACING/GRIME BOSS RUNNING MOONEYES TRIBUTE CAR AT POMONA

Written by Administrator.

Mooneyes Charger 2It’s a partnership that goes back to the beginnings of NHRA: Jim Dunn Racing and Mooneyes. Coming up at the 2013 NHRA Finals in Pomona, Jim Dunn Racing will run a specially designed Funny Car body, paying tribute to this legendary combination.
 
“It’s great that we can do this at Mooneyes home track in Pomona,” says Jon Dunn, business manager for Jim Dunn Racing. “My dad has always maintained that as long as he is racing - his car will have the Mooneyes logo on it.

THEEFISTORE.COM SIGNS ON AS CLASS SPONSOR OF PSCA'S STREET CAR SUPER NATS

Written by Administrator.


efistorelogoWith Pacific Street Car Association’s Street Car Super Nationals presented by Chris Alston's Chassisworks two weeks away (Nov. 14-17), sanction president Mel Roth has announced the sponsorship of one of the most exciting classes in the SCSN field. TheEFIStore.com is the sponsor of the Outlaw Pro Mod class for the ninth running of one of the most anticipated events on the drag racing schedule.
 
TheEFIStore.com owner Brian Macy, an EFI tuning specialist with more than ten years, has traveled the world over teaching the ins and outs of electronic fuel injection systems to race teams in all disciplines.

JFR MAKES DONATION TO HONOR MEMORY OF TEAMMATE

Written by Administrator.


Office StaffJohn Force Racing honored Domestic Violence Awareness month today by delivering personal hygiene packages and a cash donation to Sheltering Wings, a shelter in Danville, Ind. that provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse.

John Force Racing has spent the last month between races packaging individual kits at the company headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind., less than 15 miles from Sheltering Wings. The kits donated include unused hotel amenities from the team’s travel throughout the year. A total of 500 kits were put together by office staff and contained soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, make-up remover pads and mouth wash.

ROY HILL AND TANNER FOUST MIX IT UP

Written by Administrator.

JEGS RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS EVENTS THROUGH 2016

Written by Administrator.

JEGS Mail Order, a nationwide leader in the sales and distribution of parts and supplies for the aftermarket performance industry, has signed an agreement with NHRA to continue as the title sponsor for all three NHRA SPORTSnationals events through 2016.  The end of this latest renewal will represent 12 consecutive years that JEGS Mail Order has sponsored NHRA Sportsman racing’s own “triple crown.” JEGS Mail Order came on board in 2005, one year after NHRA reinstituted the event.
 
The three NHRA SPORTSnationals events, which are a part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, include the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.; the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals at historic National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio; and the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

SANFORD’S GROSS WINS FEATURED TITLE AT HOLCOMB CIVIL WARS EVENT

Written by Administrator.

OutlawX275-Winner-Josh-GrossOutlasting weather interruptions and final round rival Jason Tyson, Sanford’s Josh Gross drove his 2000 Chevy Camaro to victory in the featured Outlaw 275 class at the annual Holcomb Motorsports Fall Civil Wars event at Rockingham Dragway.
 
Although he qualified only fifth behind the 1968 Chevy Nova of Robby Keziah of Charlotte, Gross took out No. 2 qualifier Eric Autry in round 3 before getting a bye into the final round.
 

FORCE CHANNELS EARNHARDT BEFORE FINAL ROUND IN LAS VEGAS

Written by Administrator.

Force EarnhardtDuring the NHRA teleconference yesterday John Force recounted a story he told in The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway media center after he clinched his unprecedented 16th Mello Yello Funny Car championship. Prior to the final round Force took a ride on his Kymco scooter to the NASCAR facility to clear his head before the final round race with his daughter, Courtney Force. While the then 15-time champion was focusing David Hakim the Castrol social media representative shot a photo of Force underneath the Dale Earnhardt terrace.

Following his win in Las Vegas where his Castrol GTX Mustang outran the Traxxas Ford Mustang piloted by Courtney, 4.06 to 4.08 seconds Force elaborated on how he wound up under the photo of the seven-time Sprint Cup champion.

THE RECLINER REPORT: NHRA VEGAS NATIONALS

Written by Randy Cunningham; Illustrated with ESPN2 still shots.

IMG 0021Thanks to so many racer tributes to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, welcome to Pink City! In this week’s installment of The Recliner Report, we get gooey with a biker, try to locate the Batphone, and then watch as a driver kisses another driver after both win a round! Let’s recline!



THE RECLINER REPORT: NHRA FINALS SEASON ENDER

Written by Randy Cunningham; Illustrated with ESPN2 still shots.

IMG 0021Welcome to season-ending Pomona! This week in The Recliner Report we learn about a staging duel that almost led to a picnic, witness a superhero riding a Pro Stock motorcycle, and find out what 78-pound bundle of joy will soon visit Dickie Venables in the hospital! Let’s recline, peeps!



FREE MAMMOGRAMS IN THE PITS EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Written by Administrator.


Alexis DeJoria posing in front of the mammovan editMore than 100 free mammograms were performed this past weekend at the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, thanks to a partnership between Alexis DeJoria Racing and the Nevada Health Centers.

The Nevada Health Centers parked their ‘mammovan,’ a mobile mammography unit in a semi-truck, behind the Alexis DeJoria Racing pit throughout the duration of the race weekend. From open-to-close, throughout all three race days, a continuous stream of women visited the mammovan to take advantage of the free mammography screenings.

BOGACKI LOCKS UP SUPER COMP CHAMPIONSHIP

Written by Administrator.


scLuke Bogacki locked up the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Comp National Championship to join Jim Whiteley and Frank Manzo on the 2013 national champions list.
 
The Carterville, Ill., racer secured his first national championship when Landon Stallbaumer fell in early rounds of competition in the NHRA Toyota Nationals this past weekend in Las Vegas.

OKUHARA TO SERVE AS BECKMAN'S INTERIM CREWCHIEF

Written by Administrator.

Don Schumacher Racing director of racing and veteran crew chief Todd Okuhara will oversee the running of DSR's MTS Mail for Wounded Warriors/Valvoline Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car at the Nov. 7-10 NHRA season-finale at Pomona, Calif.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1976 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Written by Administrator.

An incredible video definitely worth watching if you love classic drag racing.

Among the highlights you will see, Shirley Muldowney will make drag racing history. The legendary Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen do battle. An up and coming Warren Johnson battles the best Pro Stock has to offer.

TJ NEVER GAVE UP HOPE HE’D GET A CHAMPIONSHIP-CONTENDING, FULL-TIME RIDE

Written by Bobby Bennett.

SIDEBAR – ONE LAST TRIP DOWN UNDER

20131028johnsonTommy Johnson Jr. will have one last opportunity to master Australian drag racing before he returns to fulltime NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition. He will drive the Rapisarda Autosport Top Fuel dragster during the ANDRA Australian Nationals in Sydney this weekend.

Johnson had raced in five different countries when he first accepted the offer to drive Down Under.

“I follow all drag racing around the world and knew the names, so I was looking forward to meeting the people I have read about on the internet,” he said. “I'd raced in five other countries so I was looking forward to seeing how drag racing in Australia compared to my other experiences.” 

Johnson explained that the differences between racing across the world are mainly procedural – the language of two cars accelerating down a drag strip is universal. 

“Sure there are a few things that are different but mainly that is registration and procedures,” he said. “The on track action and the competition has been the same throughout the world. The level of competition in Australia was some of the best I have seen outside of the US for sure.” 

The veteran racer did note that much more pre-planning is needed by teams to ensure they have the resources ready to go racing.

“One of the things I noticed for the racers that is missing from the US is the availability of parts,” he said. “We think nothing of just running somewhere to get what we need or calling up and having parts the next day. Everyone in Australia has to plan ahead or have a much larger inventory of spares than we do.” 

One of the more appealing aspects of Aussie drag racing has been the fans. 

“The people were the best thing for sure. Everyone was very friendly and helpful,” he said. “I didn't have a lot of extra time to take in the country but was able to sneak out for a day and take in a few sights of Sydney on my second trip. I wouldn't have a problem living in Australia.” 

If only Johnson could get his off-track driving mastered, he would be fully content.

“Everyone drives on the wrong side of the road,” said Johnson. “That was only weird for a couple of days and then it became normal. Still, nobody was offering up their keys to me to take the wheel when we went anywhere.

“I've actually driven on the left side before in New Zealand and England so I don't know what they were worried about. 

“The one thing I did notice is in the US we have signs alongside the road that warn drivers to beware of deer as you drive. It was funny to see signs in Australia warning drivers to be alert for kangaroos while driving. I haven't seen too many of them in the US.”
Tommy Johnson Jr. never gave up hope.

The veteran nitro driver, who has been without a fulltime ride since 2008, was named as the successor to Johnny Gray behind the wheel of the Pitch Energy Dodge Charger sponsored by Terry Chandler and campaigned under the Don Schumacher Racing banner.

BRITTANY CONTINUES IMPROVEMENT IN TOP FUEL

Written by Administrator.

Brittany Force Sun Lewis 2With one more day of testing behind her, Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future contender, Brittany Force is eager to get to the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. The rookie driver of the Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster, the first Top Fueler ever campaign by the 18-time Funny Car championship team, picked up another round win at the Toyota NHRA Nationals giving her eight round wins which leads all rookies this season.

After outrunning Countdown contender Spencer Massey in the first round Force was all smiles when she reached the top end.

tinh dầu dừatinh dầu dừa nguyên chấttinh dau duadầu dừadau dua