Fun Ford Weekend Series officials along with Ford Racing Performance Parts recently announced the 2013 "$3G Shopping Spree" sweepstakes for Fun Ford Weekend racers, fans and spectators. The winner of the season-long promotion will win a $3,000 shopping spree right out of the 2013 Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog.
"We really enjoyed working with Ford Racing last year in the Ford Racing Engine Sweepstakes," says Jeff Lacina, marketing director for the Fun Ford Weekend Series. "Given the incredible scope of their performance parts lineup, the team at Ford Racing literally want to 'open up the catalog' and let the winner select $3,000 worth of Ford Racing parts... whatever the winner wants."
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If he keeps it up, Mark Nowicki might as well start parking beside the winners circle.
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Broadcasting a National Hot Rod Association race always is at once a thrilling opportunity and a tricky proposition, no matter what the circumstances.
To heighten the excitement of the world's quickest, fastest, most extreme motorsport, the NHRA and the ESPN2 team will tackle a live broadcast at this weekend's O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway at Baytown, Texas, near Houston.
It marks one of the first times in the 13-year exclusive relationship between the NHRA and ESPN they have committed to live coverage for both Saturday qualifying and Sunday’s elimination rounds.
"Everyone is looking forward to being on live TV," 2005 Houston Funny Car winner Robert Hight, driver of John Force Racing's Auto Club Mustang, said. "It will be exciting for the fans in the stands and the millions of viewers who enjoy the drama of live Mello Yello Drag Racing."
Hearing Jason Line's memories of racing at Baytown, Texas, are like rummaging through a time capsule.
Royal Purple Raceway, formerly Houston Raceway Park, is where the two-time Pro Stock champion reached his first final round. That sounds like a dozen years ago, for the KB/Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro driver has gone to 62 altogether.
"I remember it clearly," Line said, "because up to that point I had been struggling, to say the least. It was the first time I'd ever actually felt comfortable and probably the first good light I ever cut in a Pro Stock car. It was also the first time I'd ever raced [teammate] Greg [Anderson]."
Winning rounds is Bob Tasca III’s main objective as an NHRA nitro Funny Car owner/driver.
Tasca reached a milestone in the category last Sunday when he won his 100th round in eliminations after his victory in the first round of the Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, N.C.
“I was never even keeping count,” said Tasca, whose first full-time season in an NHRA nitro Funny Car was in 2008. “It wasn’t until after Phoenix (Feb. 24) when someone came up to me and said my next round win was going to be 100. It is a great milestone to have. My goal is to get my next 100 a lot quicker than I got my first 100. At the end of the day, you have to go rounds to win trophies.”
One of the biggest requirements for those who compete in the world of NHRA Top Fuel racing is patience. The competition is so close, that it can be easy for a team to become frustrated when the results aren’t immediately matching their expectations.
For defending O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries Top Fuel winner Morgan Lucas, the early part of the 2013 season has been an exercise in patience.
Texas NHRA Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha is preparing for a big weekend in his home state as he runs for the trophy at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston. McGaha will be wheeling the Harlow Sammons Dodge Avenger in only the 20th Pro Stock race of his career.
With crew chief Brian "Lump" Self sharing time between the Harlow Sammons group and a team competing in another sanctioning body, the schedules are sometimes in conflict, and this weekend will be a challenge for McGaha as he races without Self by his side and tunes the car himself.
Ron Capps used the NHRA Spring Nationals near Houston a year ago to springboard to a major comeback season that nearly earned his NAPA AUTO PARTS team its first Funny Car world championship.
Capps needs another lift at Royal Purple Raceway this weekend to end a slump like he and crew chief Rahn Tobler never experienced last season with Don Schumacher Racing.
It was one of the biggest crowds in Bradenton Motorsports Park history.
And those fans witnessed one heck of a show.
In Nitro Jam’s long-awaited return to Bradenton the stars of Nitro Jam put on an amazing finale Saturday at the Bradenton Nitro Jam presented by CarSafe, Metro PCS and Southern Ford Dealers led by Peter Gallen who won a thrilling finale in AMSOIL Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car.
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels returns to the Drag Racing Online (DRO) AA/FC Challenge in 2013 as the presenting sponsor. The company will be posting awards for winners and runners-up for all events beginning with the first event April 26-27 at Texas Raceway Park.
If there are a few more gray hairs on the head of Rodger Brogdon, driver of the ProtectTheHarvest.com Chevy Camaro, please understand it's O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals weekend, so he has been a little busier than normal.
"It's the hometown race, so we've got a lot of family, friends, and customers coming down," Brogdon said. "Between Steve Kent and myself, we're going to have 100 to 150 people a day out there. It's going to be a very busy week."
WINNERS CROWNED AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ‘OLD SCHOOL SHOWDOWN’
The 2nd Annual "Old School Showdown" was held Saturday, April 20th, at the historic Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. This event, held in conjunction with the NHRA Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, brings the old school approach to drag racing with the Southwest Heritage Racing Association and Southwest Junior Fuel Association programs and joins them with the current era and competition level of a modern day NHRA divisional event. Together, they provide a unique and entertaining line-up for drag racing fans of North Texas to enjoy each April. Welcomed by delightful spring weather conditions, the nostalgia racers of the SHRA and SWJFA associations were eager to get on the all concrete racing surface and blaze the hides for the capacity crowd at the Motorplex, old school style.
NHRA will attempt live television coverage during this weekend's O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston on ESPN2.
Back in January, the Rapisarda Autosport International Top Fuel team led by Australian crane mogul Santo Rapisarda and his sons, Santo Jr. and Santino, committed to run a limited 2013 NHRA schedule of around 12 to 16 races.
The team is trying to get sponsors to increase its race total and it did so for the Spring Nationals in Baytown, Texas Friday through Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway.
Lee Beard, the director of racing operations for Rapisarda Autosport International, confirmed to Competition Plus Tuesday Escopeda Oil and Gas Development signed on for a one-race deal to be the primary sponsor on the car this weekend. Larry Dixon will be behind the wheel of the Rapisarda car in Baytown.
Could you imagine one of these in NHRA Pro Stock? We can only dream
- ALEXANDER’S BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE ENCOURAGING FOR YOUTHFUL RACER
- GOFORTH BANKING ON REBOUND IN THE VALLEY OF THE THUNDER
- NITRO NOTES REVIEWS NHRA 4-WIDE NATIONALS
- JEFF MILLER RACES TO NEOPMA PM SERIES VICTORY AT MIR
- HOW ABOUT A 200 MPH SUPRA?
- AUSSIE ALICE SPRINGS TO BE PUT ON THE DRAG RACING MAP
- RECORD, BUT NO WIN FOR GLADSTONE IN MIROCK SERIES OPENER
- POMPONIO, REICHERT TOP CHARLOTTE SPORTSMAN WINNERS
- KENT, LOPEZ HEADLINE ENNIS NHRA LODRS DIV. 4 EVENTS WINNERS
- CPTV - NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS IN REVIEW
- TEAMS WILL GET MORE TIME BETWEEN ROUNDS FOR LIVE TV WINDOW
- WANT TO DRIVE A JET CAR?
- EXPECT A BIG TURNOUT FOR SYDNEY'S NITRO CHAMPS EVENT
- X-DRL TEAMS WITH SHRA RADIO FOR BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP
- FUNNY CAR VICTORY POINTS HAGAN IN MORE POSITIVE DIRECTION