Wed, 2018-09-19 11:35
A bold, red-white-and-blue wrap prominently displays Keith Haney's unique “You Know My Name” catch phrase on the doors of his nitrous-boosted Summit Racing Equipment Pro Mod Camaro and the Tulsa-based new car dealer recognizes his confident, outgoing personality and willingness to verbally mix it up may sometimes rub a few competitors the wrong way.
After making his debut in the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series as a teammate to three-time series champion and eventual race winner Rickie Smith this May in Topeka, Ks., Haney says he's adopting a different approach Sep. 21-23, for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.
"I hope to go out and take care of business like I have in every other series I've raced in," he says. "Everywhere else I've talked smack and done okay, but in Topeka I didn't quite back it up so I've got a different outlook going into St. Louis. (Gateway general manager) Chris Blair and his staff do a great job and I love that track and usually do pretty good there, too, so that's what I'm going to focus on."
Wed, 2018-09-19 09:08
Sight-seeing around St. Louis is going to have to wait for Scott Palmer and crew after the championship hopeful's race day in Reading, Pa., ended with several shredded body panels flying off his CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel dragster. So instead of touring the famous Arch, the team will be parked in Indianapolis awaiting a brand-new set of body pieces.
"We run a MLR chassis so we're already at their shop in Indy getting a new body fitted," Palmer said. "Richie Crampton (MLR fabricator and fellow Top Fuel driver) and his guys are working overtime to help us and we can't thank them enough. That's the drag racing way; we all help each other out.
by Tracy Renck Tue, 2018-09-18 20:39
For a decade, John Gaydosh Jr. has fulfilled a dream and competed in NHRA’s Pro Stock class.
Well, no more.
The Baltimore, Md., driver, who competed in the Dodge Nationals in Reading. Pa., last weekend, is walking away from the class he loves because he can no longer financially afford to compete.
Tue, 2018-09-18 12:38
A huge amount of horsepower was in the house for the Summit Racing Equipment Shakedown at the Summit presented by Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Sept. 13-16 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Drivers turned the wicks way up for a chance to win $166,350 across the categories, and as a result, there were wild wheelies and wild passes all weekend long on the track prepped by Total Venue Concepts' Kurt Johnson, as well as Jake Green and Summit Motorsports Park’s Sam Lance and crew.
Tue, 2018-09-18 10:32
Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of high performance fuel systems and components for the automotive aftermarket, announces Johnson Barrick as the company’s new sales manager. Barrick reports directly to Aeromotive Vice President Jeff Stacy.
Johnson Barrick's experience to date has been in event management for Belmont University, the Air Force Academy and the University of Texas, San Antonio. Johnson most recently served as dual sales manager for Concord Hospitality in San Antonio working directly with the Director of Sales developing and implementing sales forecasts and proposals for both government and corporate markets.
Written by Bobby Bennett, photos by NHRA Mon, 2018-09-17 08:00
It took sophomore Funny Car driver J.R. Todd almost four years to repay Connie Kalitta for the opportunity of a lifetime. He did so with interest.
Todd's moment began with a phone call.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by NHRA Mon, 2018-09-17 08:00
The mission is simple for Steve Torrence win NHRA’s Top Fuel world championship, especially letting it slip away to Brittany Force.
Torrence, who pilots his family-owned Capco contractors dragster, got off to a great start in his quest for a world title this past weekend.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by NHRA Mon, 2018-09-17 04:00
During his career, Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Hector Arana Jr. won NHRA’s Auto Club Road to the Future Award in 2011 and his share of national events.
Now, he’s chasing an elusive world championship.
Written by Bobby Bennett, photos by NHRA Mon, 2018-09-17 04:00
There was a time when Vincent Nobile and the Mountainview Tire team was going to park their car and take a break. For the record, Sunday wasn't the time.
Nobile picked up his third Pro Stock win of 2018, beating Drew Skillman in the final round of the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, Pa., the first stop of the 2018 NHRA Countdown to the Championship.