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NMCA PREPARES FOR BRIAN TOOLEY REAL STREET SHOOTOUT

 

One of the biggest stops of Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series in 2018 will be the 12th annual LSX Shootout, held May 17-20, 2018 at Beech Bend Raceway. And a major highlight of this year’s LSX Shootout is the heads-up Brian Tooley Racing Real Street Shootout, which is a 275 Radial eliminator. Open to all LS-powered Edelbrock Xtreme Street vehicles, the shootout takes place Friday and Saturday and the winner walks away with $1,000 plus a Chevrolet Performance LSX Bowtie engine block. And if that isn’t enough, the Real Street Shootout racers remain eligible to compete in Edelbrock Xtreme Street eliminations on Sunday!

As if that isn’t enough, the Real Street Shootout winner is invited the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series Champions Dinner, held during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in December. The winner will also receive a Chevrolet Performance champion ring and jacket.

THE THRILL OF THE HUNT STILL ENTICES LANG

 

To many NHRA Sportsman drag racing fans, the name Jody Lang is one they've heard often before. And for the few who do not know the name, they have surely seen his trusty '81 Chevy Malibu station wagon turn on win lights on the track. 

During a racing career that has spanned more than 30 years, Lang has been able to establish himself as one of the most successful Stock and Super Stock racers in the world. His resume includes 29 NHRA national event victories in 45 final-round appearances, a national event double (winning two different classes at the same national event), and multiple NHRA Pacific Northwest Division championships and Top 10 finishes in the national standings. 

LUCAS OIL CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN SOUTHERN NATIONALS

 

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series was in town this past weekend for the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. Champions celebrated in winner’s circle with their teams.

In the Top Alcohol Dragster final round, Josh Hart, Ocala, Fla., took a large starting line advantage. Megan Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., was able to close some of the distance but she was unable to catch Hart, as he secured the national event Wally trophy. Hart ran, 5.313 seconds, 269.40 mph; Meyer came in second at 5.318 seconds, 269.94 mph.

NMRA CROWNS MAPLE GROVE WINNERS

 
On the same weekend that the largest horse race was going down in Kentucky, it was the mechanical horses of the NMRA that rocked the rolling hills around Maple Grove Raceway (Reading, PA). Despite the threat of rain for the third straight year, NMRA officials accelerated the racing program and completed the 18th running of the CJ Pony Parts NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals, presented by Vortech Superchargers, a day earlier than scheduled. The short schedule didn’t short-change the fans as the racing was fast-paced on and off the track, and all but four categories completed their elimination rounds.

TULSA RACEWAY PARTNERS WITH COCA-COLA

 

Osage Tulsa Raceway Park enters its third year hosting the illustrious NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals, one of two national events in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. For 2018, Tulsa Raceway Park has partnered with Coca-Cola brand Fairlife YUP!, and together, they aim to grow the event to new heights of success.
              

MANDELL DEDICATES TOP SPORTSMAN VICTORY TO LOST FRIEND ALEXANDER

 

Bob Mandell Jr. knew he had to keep his emotions in check.

But he could let them out Sunday afternoon after winning the NHRA Southern Nationals Top Sportsman final round over Vince Hoda, using a nearly perfect .007-second reaction time.

His elapsed time of 6.856 seconds at 191.97 mph in his Chevy were numbers that mattered only to determine whether he would keep his promise. Mandell had decided that a victory on the Atlanta Dragway quarter-mile – a racetrack that about 24 hours previously had produced one of his most heartbreaking moments – would be a tribute to Randy Alexander.

SPRING FLING GALOT - LIVE VIDEO AND RESULTS

 

Last night’s $15K winner, Racetech Chassis’ own Kellan Farmer said, “This is so amazing,” a sentiment felt by many of the K&N Spring Fling presented by Optima Batteries entrants who made their way from over 24 states, Puerto Rico and Canada to Galot Motorsports Park in North Carolina.

For the past nine years, the Spring Fling brand has been built on five principles; a fair event; fun for the whole family; outstanding customer service; great facilities; and the best value in bracket racing. It’s those principles which have built the brand into a major event of the bracket racing year, an event win everyone wants on their resume.

MEYER, WHITELEY HEADLINE LUCAS OIL WINNERS AT 4-WIDE NATS

 

The Lucas Oi Drag Racing Series concluded at the NFK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this past weekend at zMax Dragway in in Charlotte, N.C. Holden Laris and Don O’Neil earned National Wally trophies and celebrated with their teams in winner’s circle.

Laris, Raceland La., squared off against Larry Roberts of Laurens S.C., in the Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com final round. Laris took the starting line advantage and successfully held off Roberts for the final round victory, running 6.235 seconds, 208.71 mph. In the Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com final round, O’Neil, Evansville, Ind., gave up the starting line advantage to North Carolina runner, Sandy Wilkins of Mount Ulla. But O’Neal was able to run down Wilkins for the win finishing at 6.903 seconds, 193.29 mph.

NHRA WILL STAGE DODGE HEMI SHOOTOUT DURING NHRA US NATS

 

The Dodge brand announced title sponsorship of the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge, returning the fan-favorite event to the prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals for the 18th consecutive year. The 2018 NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge, scheduled to take place August 30-31 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mopar-powered 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock cars that compete head-to-head in the event. 

The announcement arrives on April 26 — the date (4/26) celebrated by Dodge and Mopar enthusiasts as HEMI Day, in honor of the historic 426 HEMI engine that powers the classic Super Stock cars, as well as all current NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel machines. A special HEMI Day celebration video can be viewed at Dodge Garage (http://www.dodgegarage.com).

COMEAUX, HUGHES MAKE HISTORY AT IHRA SUMMIT SPORTSMAN SPECTACULAR

 

Perry Comeaux and Brian Hughes made history as the first winners of the new International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular races Saturday at State Capitol Raceway.

Comeaux from Praireville, La., was the winner of Saturday’s Moser $10k race. Hughes from Diana, Texas was the winner of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites $5k race, which was moved up to Saturday night due to a wet weather forecast.

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