Fri, 2018-09-21 12:30
It was 2010 when best friends and former champions Peter Biondo and Kyle Seipel decided to try their hand at race promoting, giving racers just the type of event they would like to race at themselves. The end result was the Fling brand which has now seen 17 Fling races between Bristol, Tennessee, Las Vegas, and last year at Galot Motorsports Park in North Carolina. However, it all started in Bristol in 2010 and 2019 will mark ten years the brand has visited the historic facility, Thunder Valley, Bristol Dragway.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-09-21 10:05
There has been plenty of change in NHRA’s Pro Stock class in the last few years.
Despite the overhaul, Alan Prusiensky has become a steady competitor in the class. He’s been at almost every national event since the Chicago race in July of 2016.
Prusiensky enters the Midwest Nationals Sept. 21-23 in St. Louis 13th in the point standings.
Fri, 2018-09-21 09:44
‘Super Chevy Show’ First Scheduled Event in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence
After serving this week as the principal staging area for Duke Power in support of the company’s effort to restore power to thousands of residents of Richmond and surrounding counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence, Rockingham Dragway returns to its “day job” next week (September 28-30) when it plays host to the Super Chevy Show.
Fri, 2018-09-21 04:00
Elite Motorsports and the Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) have announced that Stroud Safety has been named the official safety gear supplier for the inaugural Elite 16 $50,000-to-win Pro Mod event Nov. 1-3, at the Texas Motorplex, near Dallas.
"There's nothing more important in drag racing than safety and Stroud Safety has been a leader in the field for more than two decades," Elite 16 promoter Keith Haney said. "Everything about this Elite 16 race is top-notch and having Stroud Safety on board is just one more example of the first-rate support we're seeing from the racing community."
by Bobby Bennett, Lisa Day Thu, 2018-09-20 21:14
Jim Oberhofer admitted he wanted to take a break from drag racing, and for the former crew chief for Kalitta Motorsports, his sidelines stint will be a brief one.
Oberhofer will join the Hennen Motorsports Top Fuel team, driven by Kebin Kinsley, at the NHRA FallNationals in Dallas, Texas.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2018-09-20 18:37
As much as they would like to admit their podcast was a calculated, planned-out affair, Funny Car drivers J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon acknowledge with a smile that their quickly-growing-in-popularity show the Nomex Effect was the result of a BS'ing session.
"Shawn and I after each race, just talking and BS’ing, whether it’s complaining or just ideas with anything," recalled Todd, current Funny Car point leader. "The more we talked each week, it’s like we ought to start a podcast where we can just sit and talk like we are now and then people can actually interact with us and hear our thoughts. Because a lot of stuff we talk about or ideas we have I feel like the average fan or even some racers just aren’t aware of it. So it’s cool to be able to express how we feel in it. I feel like a lot of people think we’re being negative just because we speak our minds about things, but we’re just telling it like it is where a lot of people won’t or are afraid to."
by Tracy Renck; Photos by David Gates - Gates Photography, Tara Bowker - Black Rock Photography Thu, 2018-09-20 18:33
The drag racing story of Marc Caruso is one of driver working his way up the ranks.
Caruso didn’t have a pile of cash laying around to fuel his progression his is self-made through patience and determination.
Now, 30 years into his racing career, Caruso is reaping the benefits in NHRA’s Pro Mod class.
Thu, 2018-09-20 17:53
Tony Schumacher has accomplished many incredible feats and ‘firsts’ throughout his storied NHRA career, and at this weekend’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill., Schumacher will be able to add ‘first Top Fuel pilot to compete in 500 events’ to his impressive resumé.
“As a 16-year old, I never imagined I’d be able to do this for so many years,” said Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history.
The Chicago native began his Top Fuel career in 1996 with a runner-up finish at the NHRA U.S. Nationals. 22 years, 499 events, eight world titles, 84 event wins and soon-to-be 20 consecutive Top 10 finishes later, Schumacher’s career is one jam-packed highlight reel.
Thu, 2018-09-20 10:08
This weekend’s Nitro Nationals at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park has been canceled due to an unfavorable weather forecast. The event is an NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series points race for the Nostalgia Top Fuel and A/Fuel classes. The event will not be rescheduled.
Thu, 2018-09-20 04:00
Drag Illustrated announced today that it is now accepting nominations for its 2018 ’30 Under 30’ list. Made up of some of drag racing’s most impressive young ambassadors, the popular ’30 Under 30,’ which is now in its fourth year, will be the main subject of Drag Illustrated’s 2018 December issue, the annual Tomorrow issue. The ’30 Under 30’ Nomination Period presented by ididit will run through Friday, Oct. 12.
The honorees will again be recognized during a press conference at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show, which takes place Dec. 6-8 in Indianapolis.