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FINAL RESULTS - NMRA SPRING BREAK SHOOTOUT

The 2018 NMRA Drag Racing season, presented by Keystone Automotive, debuted with beautiful weather, thousands of spectators, and all of the hot, record-breaking racing that one could want. QA1 True Street took center stage at Bradenton Motorsports Park this weekend, with a record 152 cars entering True Street. At the conclusion of the hotly contested, 16-car eliminator that is the JLT Performance Spring Break Shootout, True Street winner Randy Seward doubled up his wins by successfully defeating True Street runner up Jeff Bloem with an 8.80 to Bloem’s 9.48 elapsed time.

The quickest cars on the property belong to the VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw class, and we saw Andy Manson, Charlie Cooper, and 2017 class champion Manny Buginga all laying down staggeringly quick times. Manson took the pole and would charge into the final against Buginga, who gave it his best shot by leaving first, but was passed by Manson who took the win with a 4.31 to Buginga’s off-pace 4.78.

FRICKE, WHITELEY WIN AT BELLE ROSE

 

Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., and Annie Whitley, Grand Junction, Colo., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La.

Fricke worked her way through the field beating Terry Schmidt in round one and No. 1 qualifier Megan Meyer in round two for a chance to take on Duane Shields in the final.  Fricke then ran  5.309 seconds at 272.28 mph in her final round victory over Shields, Boulder City, Nev., who clocked in at 5.341, 272.25 mph.

COWIE AND WESTERFIELD TAKE PACIFIC OPENER WINS

 

In the final results from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division Opener, Shawn Cowie, Surry, B.C., and Shane Westerfield, Anaheim, Calif., took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively.

Cowie worked his way through the field and ran 5.261 seconds at 277.26 mph in his final round victory over Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., who clocked in at 5.666 seconds, and 226.13 mph.

Westerfield faced off against Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev., and posted a winning run of 5.440 seconds, 272.23 mph in his ’16 Camaro. Januik drove to a 5.600 second, 264.49 mph lap for his runner up finish.

HOW TO INSTALL A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

All motorsports competitors know that a fire suppression system is perhaps the most critical system in a racing vehicle. This new instruction video from Stroud Safety provides information on the components of the system, proper bottle mounting, tubing routing, and optimal nozzle positioning. There are also helpful instructions on the proper methods of cutting, flaring, and bending tubing. Information is included for maintenance of the system and additional tips to help you achieve a reliable, professional installation. 

Check out the Stroud Safety YouTube channel for many other helpful instruction videos. 

JEGS NHRA NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION SUPER QUICK SERIES CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

 

The JEGS NHRA Super Quick Series will celebrate its 30th season in 2018 with a 7-race schedule set to cross the NHRA North Central Division. The series will open at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis on April 7-8 and concludes at the NHRA Fall Classic National Open at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on October 13-14. New this year will be two double header events at Gateway Motorsports Park and Kil-Kare Dragway with a winner to be crowned each day.

LAMB, LANG, AND NERO HEADLINE PHOENIX SPORTSMAN WINNERS

Justin Lamb, Jody Lang, and Paul Nero marched to victory and celebrated with their teams in winner’s circle this past weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.

Lamb, Henderson, Nev., continued the title defense of his 2017 Lucas Oil Super Stock World Championship with a victory over local driver Mike Cotten of Cave Creek. Cotten took a late start and broke out attempting to catch Lamb running 10.025 seconds, 130.99 mph. Lamb notched a victory pass of 8.513 seconds, 149.02 mph.

2018 LIGHTS OUT 9 - EVENT RESULTS

LIGHTS OUT 9 - EVENT NOTEBOOK

COWIE, WESTERFIELD LEAD WINNERS AT LUCAS OIL SEASON OPENER

 

Shawn Cowie and Shane Westerfield each took home big wins at the season-opening 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Cowie and Westerfield were joined by a pair of first time winners in Steve Will and Paul Mitsos, and six other champions who took home the NHRA Wally trophy.

Cowie took out reigning NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion Joey Severance and former world champion Chris Demke in rounds one and two, then faced off with Garrett Bateman, Albany, Ore., in the final.  Bateman had the early lead but smoked the tires early in the run and could only watch as Cowie, Surrey, B.C., shot passed to a 5.333 second, 277.03 mph run for his 11th NHRA national event win.

HOLLEY EFI ANNOUNCES 7 SECOND CLUB FOR NMCA FACTORY SUPER CAR DRIVERS

Holley has announced that the first driver to crack the seven-second barrier in NMCA Factory Super Car will receive $5,000 from Holley EFI, and the next four will be awarded $1,000 Holley product certificates. If the first racer that breaks into the elusive seven-second zone is also running Holley EFI, he'll pocket another $5,000 bonus.

Aside from the potential $10,000 payday for the barrier breaker and the $1,000 product certificates for the next four through the seven-second door, all five drivers will also receive Holley EFI 7 Second Club jackets to commemorate their achievement. "Holley EFI’s 7 Second Club has added incredible excitement to one of the premier NMCA categories for 2018," said Steve Wolcott, President & CEO of NMCA. "Factory Super Car racers are stepping up their games to compete for big money and the ultimate Big-3 bragging rights that come with an NMCA world championship."

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