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NMRA AND NMCA BATTLE IT OUT FOR NITTO TIRE DIAMOND TREE RINGS

 

 
The 13th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing is just around the corner. The largest race of its kind in the country showcases the world’s fastest street cars and the world’s fastest Fords racing together at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, July 26-29. 
 
Twenty five touring points classes from the NMRA, NMCA and The Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, will be featured during the event which begins with a test session on Thursday July 26th and concludes with the legendary “Super Bowl” portion of the event on Sunday afternoon when class winners from both organizations race against each other in hopes of winning a Nitto Tire Diamond Tree Ring©, awarded in the Aerospace Components Winners’ Circle. 

LIVE VIDEO: TRIPLE CROWN 25'S - MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Moser Triple Crown 25's at Maryland International Raceway. 

COWIE AND PAYNE VICTORIOUS IN NHRA DIV. 6 LODRS AT WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP

 

In the final results from Woodburn Dragstrip and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the Les Schwab Tires Challenge, Shawn Cowie, Surrey, B.C., and Jay Payne, Claremont, Calif., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.
 
Cowie, worked his way through the field and ran 5.296 seconds at 273.63 mph in his final round victory over Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., who clocked in at 10.147 seconds, 85.51 mph.
 
Payne, faced off against Jirka Kaplan, Calgary, Alb., and posted a winning run of 5.748 seconds, 260.86 mph in his ’18 Camaro. Kaplan drove to a 5.826 second, 245.09 mph lap for his runner up finish.

QUICK 5: CATCHING UP WITH TOP SPORTSMAN RACER RONNIE PROCTOR

 

Ronnie Proctor opened his 2018 season experiencing two things that had never happened to him before: winning an NHRA national event and breaking an engine mandrel. After scoring the first NHRA national event victory of his career at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., his engine completely seized during the PDRA East Coast Spring Nationals at Galot Motorsports Park.

Despite what he described as an "up and down season" to start the year, Proctor's steady performance currently has him No. 6 in the NHRA Division 1 standings and No. 3 in the world. CompetitionPlus Sportsman's J.T. Gonzalez caught up with the Top Sportsman stalwart to talk about his season, his long racing trajectory, and the motivation that keeps him competing.

NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION BURNDOWN AT SUNDOWN - FINAL RESULTS

AUSTRALIAN SPORTSMAN SEASON-OPENER DELIVERS GREAT EVENT

 

Round one of the 18/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, Nitro Up North, has concluded in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Drag Strip this evening.  
 
Hoisting ANDRA Christmas Trees at the end of the two-day event were Jake Berias (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Mark Tattingham (Modified Bike), Theo Karamanidis (Super Street), Peter Tzokas (Super Sedan), Jess Voigt (Modified), Mark Hunt (Supercharged Outlaws) and Jason Arbery (Top Sportsman).
 
Runners-up were Aiden Abel (Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster), Heath Costello (Modified Bike), Craig McGregor (Super Street), Dave Todd (Super Sedan), Glenn Bull (Modified), Paul Stephen (Supercharged Outlaws) and Rick Smith (Top Sportsman).

LIVE VIDEO - D3 TV - NHRA BURNDOWN AT SUNDOWN

Be sure to watch competition at the NHRA Burndown at Sunday, part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA North Central Division presented by D3TV.

LIVE VIDEO: FTI SUMMER SHOOTOUT, MARTIN, MICHIGAN

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the FTI Summer Shootout at US 131 Motorsports Park. 

IHRA SPORTSMAN SPECTACULAR HEADS TO KEYSTONE STATE

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RED HOT COMPETITION AND ENTERTAINMENT IN STORE AT THE BURNDOWN AT SUNDOWN

 

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the North Central Division will roll into Route 66 Raceway July 11-13 for the Burndown At Sundown. This fourth stop on the six-race Divisional series also marks the second consecutive weekend that racers from the “Land of The Winners” will be taking to the track. Every LODRS category races this weekend, and nearly all are in very tight points battles.

The Top Alcohol categories present the most shining example, with Troy Coughlin Jr. leading Brandon Greco by 21 points in TAD. Defending Burndown at Sundown winner and North Central Region TAD Champion Marty Thacker is set to turn his season around with strong showing. Rookies Marina Anderson and Matt Sackman are also seeking success Out of division players will also play a significant role in this category. Among them are West Region and TAD National Champion Chris Demke. Demke and the Maddern Racing team have considerable success at this track, with several wins including the 2015 Route 66 Nationals. TACF is no less competitive with Todd Robertson leading Tony Boglio by 11 points. Ray Drew is right behind, 32 points out of the lead. The Hales Corners, WI class veteran is on a hot streak of late, with a runner-up finish at last weekend’s Indianapolis regional, and a national event win at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH.

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