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PROFANITY PREVAILS IN LIGHTS OUT 12 FLAG FLAP

 

In the opening round of racing on Saturday night at Lights Out 12, Carolina No-Time racer Anthony Sellars opted to fly a flag depicting a profane political message during his burnout in front of a packed grandstand at South Georgia Motorsports Park. 

LEE LASTS THROUGH 5 ROUNDS OF RVW QUALIFYING

 

Jason Lee's record-setting 3.50-seconds pass at 211.46 mph in the very first pair of Radials vs. the World qualifying Wednesday night at Lights Out 12, held up through Thursday night's session, two rounds on Friday and Saturday morning's last chance to knock Lee and his Procharger-boosted '69 Camaro from their pedestal atop 37 RVW entries.

GUNSKINS NAMED ASSOCIATE SPONSOR FOR REIGNING PRO STOCK CHAMP ERICA ENDERS

Reigning Pro Stock world champ Erica Enders and Elite Motorsports are adding a company from outside the racing world as the team begins its chase for a fifth NHRA world title.

GunSkins, a popular protective, nonporous DIY vinyl wrap for guns, was announced today by Enders and Elite Motorsports as a sponsor for the upcoming 2021 racing season, which begins March 5-7 with the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS in Orlando and continues the next weekend in Gainesville to kick off the NHRA campaign.

ECARMOVER BACKING ALAN PRUSIENSKY RACING'S PRO STOCK EFFORT IN 2021

As the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series gets underway March 12-13, eCarMover will be backing two Pro Stock entries at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Pro Stock veteran Alan Prusiensky and rookie Mike Callahan will each be backed by the Florida-based company. eCarMover will be bringing several companies along for the ride in 2021 with additional associate sponsors to be named later for select NHRA national events. The two-car team will operate under the Prusiensky Racing program sharing tune-ups and technical data. Callahan, who worked last season on Prusiensky’s team, will be making his NHRA debut on the heels of racing at the World Doorslammer Nationals in Orlando.

“We are excited to be racing with Alan and Mike as the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series gets underway,” said John Mingolelli, vice president and founding member of eCarMover. “Alan and I have been working together for over five years to get to this point. He and I have a lot in common. Most of all we love drag racing and want to be world champions. My goal is to build a program that can give Alan and Mike everything they need to be successful. eCarMover Motorsports will race with the expertise and technical support from Alan to give both teams double the information every time they hit the track.”

LONGEVITY OF DRAG RADIAL SERIES PLEASES DONALD LONG

 

Drag Radial promoter Donald "Duck" Long understands nothing lasts forever; however, his Duck X Productions success has come as a pleasant surprise.

Long is now in the 12th season of his popular Lights Out and No Mercy drag radial events. He's also been able to sprinkle in a few specialty events along the way.

"It did worry me in the beginning that everything that goes up must come down," Long admitted. "So you always wonder. You're always looking at the numbers. If you have one event where you got bad weather, then it's like, 'Hey, is it going to be good or bad? Basically, I always figured you could do a standalone event, and you could keep it going. The problem is now is that we have three races; basically, we do every year. So that worries me more than if I was just doing one event. I think one event can sustain no problems. When you start talking about three or four or five, that's when I think people get in trouble."

GEARWRENCH NAMED OFFICIAL TOOL SUPPLIER OF RON CAPPS' NAPA AUTO PARTS FUNNY CAR TEAM

GEARWRENCH, the manufacturer of premier mechanic hand tools, has partnered with Don Schumacher Racing to be the official tool supplier of Ron Capps and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car team.

The multi-year agreement between GEARWRENCH and DSR’s NAPA Funny Car team marks the tool maker’s first foray into NHRA drag racing since 2014. The brand’s racing sponsorship platform has grown substantially since 2017, having partnered with various IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula Drift, and Monster Energy Supercross teams, among others. GEARWRENCH is excited to join forces with Capps and the NAPA team for the opportunity to reach NHRA’s captive audience of automotive ‘do-it-yourselfers’ and grassroots racers.

KALITTA MOTORSPORTS TO HOST 'A KID AGAIN' FAMILIES AT SELECT RACES IN 2021

During the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Kalitta Motorsports will be partnering with A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization fostering hope, happiness and healing for children facing life-threatening conditions and their families. Kalitta’s support will help A Kid Again further their mission of giving families the opportunity to take a time out from illness by attending ongoing Adventures together at NHRA races while they work through significant medical situations. The multi-time world championship team will also be supporting A Kid Again through social media promotions, branding on all three race cars and hosting familiesa the races during the race season.  

“We were introduced to the folks at A Kid Again and immediately knew we should get involved with this organization,” said Kalitta Motorsports General Manager Chad Head. “NHRA is a family sport that is all about making memories and having an amazing experience. One of the things that drew us to A Kid Again was their mission of having entire families participate in events and experiences. This is a great organization and we are thrilled to partner with them.”

PRO STOCK DRIVER JOHN GAYDOSH JR. RETURNING TO COMPETITION WITH HIS OWN TEAM

Veteran Pro Stock racer John Gaydosh Jr. has had an ambitious start to the 2021 year.

On the first of January, he opened his own business – Gaydosh Performance in Baltimore, Md. The business specializes in chassis work, engine building, and dyno services.

PRO STOCK DRIVER RICHIE STEVENS TO RACE FOR BEAVER MOTORSPORTS IN LIMITED 2021 SCHEDULE

Richie Stevens Jr. confirmed to CompetitionPlus.com that he will be competing in a limited Pro Stock schedule in 2021 in NHRA’s Camping World Drag Racing Series.

Stevens will be driving the 2017 Camaro for Beaver Motorsports, owned by Mark Beaver. Stevens’ first race will be the season-opening 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway March 12-14.

CORN FARMER CHAD HENDERSON FINDING HIS PEACE IN DRAG RACING

 

Chad Henderson is the kind of person you want to know. He's personable and brings a positive attitude which entices folks to gravitate towards the corn farmer from Madison, Alabama. Plus, Henderson knows what his destiny is.

Stevie "Fast" Jackson, the outspoken and flamboyant two-time NHRA Pro Modified champion, has already bestowed a lofty standard on the Limited Drag Radial racer.

"He's the Stevie Fast of corn farmers," Jackson declared.

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