Fri, 2018-05-25 09:19
It's been almost 15 months since a fire destroyed a secondary building at Jerry Bickel Race Cars. Housed in this building were race cars, an RV, enclosed trailer, parts and equipment.
Fri, 2018-05-25 04:00
Kalitta Motorsports has confirmed that Kurt Elliott has joined Team Kalitta, effective immediately. Elliott will join Nicky Boninfante as assistant crew chief on the Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Shawn Langdon.
“I am really excited to be joining Kalitta Motorsports. To work for Connie is incredible. He is a true legend in this sport,” said Elliott. “Kalitta Motorsports has some great people, which is something I am really big about. I have thought about racing with Nicky for many years, and I think we are a good fit. Shawn is a very talented driver and I have a great relationship with all of the other crew chiefs. I am very excited to get started.”
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2018-05-24 12:20
Thu, 2018-05-24 08:00
For its fourth of eight scheduled races this year, the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) will be part of the 3rd annual Heads Up Hootenanny May 25-26, at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL, straight across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
"We're excited about going back to St. Louis, where we had a great race last year," MWPMS owner and promoter Keith Haney said. "Chris Blair, the track manager there, he invited us last year--twice--and it's nice to know he wants us back again for both events this year, too. And it's always good to be racing on an NHRA national-event track, where you know conditions are going to be optimal for the 3.7-second, 200-mile-an-hour monsters of the Mid-West Pro Mod Series."
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2018-05-23 12:26
Written by Tracy Renck Wed, 2018-05-23 12:00
Using NHRA racing as a vehicle to spread the word of the Lord and help prevent children from drug addiction suits Mike Bucher just fine.
This weekend at NHRA’s Division 3 race in Norwalk, Ohio, Bucher is piloting the Top Alcohol Dragster owned by the family team of Jared and Randy Dreher to help accomplish his mission.
The Dreher Motorsports dragster is sporting the Hope Over Heroin campaign on its side panels. Bucher is the son of Jim Bucher, a popular Top Fuel driver who won the 1975 NHRA Summer Nationals before becoming sick and eventually passing away in 1977 at the age of 37.
Wed, 2018-05-23 04:00
The 17th Annual NMCA Quick Fuel Technologies Bluegrass Nationals presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series blew into Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. With a wet forecast dimming racers’ hopes initially, the weekend took a turn for the better and sunshine was more prevalent. The race was run to completion, and competitors went home with points, prizes, payouts, records, and many more reasons to celebrate. Additionally, the Grudge RACE TV show filmed several episodes on-site over the weekend.
Turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous oxide-powered machines came to battle it out in VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod and it was Jason Hamstra who topped the qualifying list with an insanely quick 3.695 at 207.91mph pass from his blown ’69 Camaro. It was a battle of the Chevys on Sunday as number-five qualifier, Jackie Slone Jr, and his nitrous-oxide-injected ’69 Camaro went up against the twin–turbo ’15 Corvette of number-two qualifier, Don Walsh Jr, and ran 3.819 at 199.88 mph to surpass Walsh’s 3.989 at 167.03.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-05-22 23:30
Pro Nitrous team owner Pat Musi confirmed today he has suspended his race team operations, effective immediately.
Musi will continue to focus on his race engine business, Musi Enterprises, which has many customers in NHRA, PDRA, NMCA and other race series.
Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards Tue, 2018-05-22 08:00
Courtney Force began the weekend on top and stayed there.
And no amount of rain, bad luck, vastly changing conditions, or even an extra day of competition was going to stop her.
Written by Tracy Renck, photos by Roger Richards Tue, 2018-05-22 08:00
It took popular Top Fuel driver Clay Millican 254 NHRA starts before he captured his first Wally at Bristol, Tenn., last June.
The second Wally for Millican came much quicker – eight more races to be exact.