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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The staff of Competition Plus would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

In these troubled times it’s vitally important that we all stop and reflect upon the blessings we receive each and every day. Often, as we deal with the complexities of modern life we overlook many of the things that should be most important to us, the things that really matter.

IN THE PITS WITH WHIT - A COLLECTION OF CANDIDS, PART 1

Many fans only equate Whit Bazemore as a drag racer and one who isn't shy about speaking his mind. However, many seem to forget long before he won races in a fuel car, he won the hearts of many drag race fans with his brilliant photography. He also wrote, because back in the early 1980s many editors loved a freelancer who could deliver a complete package. A complete package was incredible photography and the words which spoke to describe many of the images which left many speechless.

We felt it would be neat to put a recorder in Bazemore's hand and turn him loose in the pits during the Auto Club Finals in Pomona. It's a long read, but well worth it.

NHRA ENCOURAGED BY POMONA COUNCIL MEETING

 

The NHRA intends to move forward with plans for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, not only for this season but many in the future.

A City Council meeting for the City of Pomona made clear in many aspects, a cloudy picture which was painted earlier in the week regarding the Fairplex and future drag races. 

NHRA VP of Operations Graham attended and spoke at Monday's meeting on behalf of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR LUCAS OIL NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Tickets for the season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, are now available for purchase. The first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 2018 campaign will feature 10,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars and the thrilling factory hot-rod Pro Stock category.

The event takes place Feb. 8-11 and will be the first opportunity to see the new cars and paint schemes as well as meet the drivers who will be racing at speeds of more than 330 mph in an attempt to add their names to the NHRA record book’s list of winners at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

RACERS FOR CHRIST NAMED OFFICIAL MWPMS MINISTRY

The Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is pleased to announce that Team RFC (Racers for Christ) has agreed to serve as its official ministry at all MWPMS and Mid-West Outlaw Radial Series (MWORS) events next year.

“It is our privilege to welcome Team RFC and all Racers for Christ personnel to our events,” series organizer and competitor Keith Haney said. “Prayer plays a big part in all forms of racing and I know the competitors and fans of the Mid-West Pro Mod Series and Mid-West Outlaw Radial Series will be equally happy and grateful to have Team RFC at their sides throughout our 2018 season.”

POMONA MAYOR BELIEVES CITY COUNCIL WANTS NHRA TO STAY IN POMONA

A report on November 11 in DailyNews.com, an Ontario, Ca., newspaper, revealed a proposed ordinance to address zoning regulations for the Pomona Fairplex. In the days following, many in drag racing fans feared the worst expecting drag racing's days in Pomona were numbered.

Monday evening Mayor Tim Sandoval said in no certain terms, Pomona isn't looking to run the NHRA out of town.

DEJORIA SAYS BYE IN HER OWN WAY

Now before drawing any conclusions, DeJoria loves her fans. They are, as she describes them, her driving force on her road to Funny car stardom. Today they were a reminder, her days as a nitro superstar were done, at least for now.

Facing them was a tough reminder. 

But, she can always use race day as an excuse for her evasiveness. To be honest, she's always been kind of focused on a race day with little interaction.

"Sundays are different. Head down, focus, blinders up. It’s like, you want to win," DeJoria explained. "That’s what all of this preparation and perfection is all about. It’s about that win, you know. You just can’t falter. But if there’s extra time in between, I’ll go out and sign autographs on the ropes and say hi to everybody."

This day, she admits, was a different scenario. 

UPDATED: LARRY "SPIDERMAN" MCBRIDE ESTABLISHES HIMSELF AS THE MAN ON TWO WHEELS

PSCA'S STREET CAR SUPERNATIONALS PREPARES FOR LONG SUNDAY

 

Mother Nature got the best of Day Three at the Street Car Super Nationals, the 2017 grand finale of the Premiere Street Car Association. Dropping track temps forced race officials to suspend Saturday evening eliminations until Sunday.

CRASH PREMATURELY ENDS FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT SCSN

 

Friday action at the Street Car Super Nationals hosted by The Strip at Las Vegas came to a premature end, but not before some divisions managed to get in three full sessions. 

During the Q-3 session of Pro Mod qualifying, Scott Loomis' Chevelle was unable to stop at the top end of the drag strip, driving through the sand trap, the netting, and finally, the fence. 

Loomis emerged uninjured from the incident. After nearly an hour of repair, track and SCSN officials determined it would take at least two and a half more hours to replace the netting properly. As a result, all on-track activities Friday night were canceled and will resume Saturday morning at 8 AM, PST.

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