by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2021-01-14 10:01
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2021-01-13 18:35
According to a social media post on Mike Janis’ Facebook page Wednesday, the 2018 NHRA Pro Mod world champion is going to retire from driving, effective immediately for health reasons.
The post is titled: ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: THE BEST IS YET TO COME, THOUGH
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2021-01-13 18:00
CompetitionPlus.com has learned that Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, is listed for sale by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (JLL).
In the sale description of Atlanta Dragway, the main push is not about use for drag racing, but rather the unique redevelopment opportunities.
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2021-01-13 16:00
Just three years removed from winning the 2018 NHRA Mello Series Pro Stock world championship, Tanner Gray keeps pushing forward with his NASCAR career.
In 2021, Gray is preparing for his second full-time campaign on NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series.
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2021-01-13 15:00
Troy Coughlin Jr. has proven over the years that he can drive numerous types of cars on the dragstrip.
Coughlin, however, acknowledged competing in his first season in NHRA’s Pro Stock class in 2020 wasn’t a simple transition.
Wed, 2021-01-13 06:23
Fire up your computers, call your friends. It's time for the second season of the Virtual Reality Hot Rod Association; the race series created out of a pandemic.
So, how does this work?
Each event features the top 20 finishers of the previous season in a ballot where your votes determine qualifying and race results, and inevitably series championships. Since we are fantasy drag races, we can stage the events at any facility we choose, regardless of whether the track exists or not.
The top eight qualifiers advance to final eliminations, where your votes determine the race winners.
This week we are at another drag racing institution, U.S. 30 Dragway for the inaugural VRHRA Strange Engineering Be There Nationals.
by Thomas Pope Tue, 2021-01-12 23:35
The passing of legendary, record-setting engine builder Sonny Leonard has left some of his high-profile clientele uncertain of their racing future without him.
At the same time, those customers -- all of whom became close friends of the Lynchburg, Va., powermaster -- have a seemingly endless list of stories to share.
“I don’t know what they’re going to do without him, really,” said Dean Goforth, a former IHRA Pro Stock competitor and close friend of Leonard’s.
Written by Tracy Renck Tue, 2021-01-12 18:30
After a solid first season in NHRA’s Pro Stock class in 2020, Kyle Koretsky will be back for more in 2021.
“As of right now, we are good to go and committed to a full season as long as NHRA is racing,” Koretsky said. “We will be with KB Racing again and we will be backed by Nitro Fish and KPK Development and a few sponsors we are working on.”
Tue, 2021-01-12 06:27
A B-Final win at the Nitro Slam proved enough to leapfrog John Zappia into the lead of the Direct Mining & Industrial Summer Slam Series on Saturday at Perth Motorplex.
Zappia overcame a series of gremlins on a day where his hard-working crew of volunteers was put to the test physically and mentally as they turned the Dananni Hotshots/Tony's Auto Wreckers Monaro Top Doorslammer around.
“On the first run the car had an electrical miss that we chased back to some leads, but the second run was more dramatic when we backfired the supercharger,” he said. “The car left well but when I hit third gear it went pop and we rolled through for a 5.99.”
Story & Photos by Rod Short Mon, 2021-01-11 20:57
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but the desire to succeed and then hard work is what makes it come true. That’s what happened when a small, 300 square foot shop called Sonny’s Garage emerged years later to become Sonny’s World Class Racing – and it’s still going on.