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JACKSON, HARVEY TO SETTLE THEIR PDRA FEUD WITH $5000 GRUDGE MATCH

Rivalries in sports are common.

There’s the bad blood between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
The hatred between Michigan and Ohio State in college football –and who could forget the battles between Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier.

The Professional Drag Racing Association has a feud brewing of its own between Pro Nitrous racers – Stevie “Fast” Jackson and Travis “The Carolina Kid” Harvey.

NEW AUSSIE SERIES HAS THE NITRO AND PLENTY OF IT

In drag racing, Nitro is king.

Down Under in the midst of a power struggle between ANDRA and a conglomeration of tracks that have broken away and formed an independent series, the tracks revealed today they have plenty of nitro in their pits.

ENCORE - CHICAGO WAS ONCE FUNNY CAR HEAVEN!

Once upon a time there were facilities a third the quality and size of stunning Route 66 Raceway in Joliet that were slam-packed with 6_3_2009_chicago_funnycars.jpgrace fans who couldn’t get enough straight-line action. It was roughly the 10-year period from the early 60s through the early 70s, and the place was “Chicagoland,” an area that roughly encompassed not only the Windy City itself, but the surrounding environs. From northern Indiana on the south, all the way to Cordova in the distant southwest, to Rockford directly west on I-90, and even into Wisconsin north of the city, this was the region that locals knew as Chicagoland.

LATEST CONFLICT PUTS ANDRA FUTURE IN QUESTION

AUSSIE ABEL READY FOR TOP DOORSLAMMER RETURN

For the first time in the ANDRA Drag Racing Series, Hidden Valley Drag Strip will host not one but two Top Doorslammer Championship rounds as the 2015/2016 season kicks off at the raceway July 17-18.

Attracting 15 Doorslammers alongside seven Top Alcohol funny cars and dragsters as well as the two-car Top Fuel tandem of Rapisarda Autosport International, the first of two ANDRA Championship events is set to electrify the anticipated capacity crowd.

BTE WORLD FOOTBRAKE CHALLENGE SET FOR THUNDER VALLEY

When the gates to Bristol Dragway open up this Thursday, over 300 of the best footbrake drag racers in the country will flood in to compete at the most financially rewarding event for their class of car. 

“Both Steve (Stites – co-promoter) and I are over the top proud of the racers who show up here,” says co-promoter Jared Pennington. “Between the support we received from the racers and the many sponsors, we couldn’t be happier with the end results. Every one of these racers are the best at what they do and it shows. 

BRIAN OLSON IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

Brian Olson, one of drag racing's premier announcers, was injured on July 3, 2015, in a motorcycle accident.  In a statement made by his family, Olson was transported to Indianapolis where he was placed in the Methodist Adult Critical Care Unit.

AUSSIE TF STAR PHIL LAMATTINA CALLS IT A CAREER

KALITTA INKS DEAL WITH AUTODESK

Team Kalitta has signed a multi-year associate partnership with Autodesk, Inc. Beginning at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, Autodesk branding was placed on all four of Kalitta Motorsports’ top National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) entries and in the new CNC shop located in the teams’ headquarters in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Autodesk, Inc. first introduced its AutoCAD technology in 1982. Since then, they have become a leader in 3D design software. Autodesk’s technology reaches far beyond the race shop as they are leaders in the manufacturing, architecture, engineering and construction and media and entertainment industries, among others.

BECKMAN, PROCK BEST ENTIRE JFR ORGANIZATION TO TAKE WILD NORWALK VICTORY

 

Oh, the irony.

Exactly one year ago, veteran tuner Jimmy Prock was tuning John Force to a victory at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. On Sunday, Prock found himself on the other side of an intense rivalry between Force and his chief rival, Don Schumacher Racing, as he helped tune DSR driver Jack Beckman to a win at the very same track.

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