by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2018-01-12 23:18
In many circles, Shuffletown Dragway, the former drag strip located outside of Charlotte, NC, was known for its role in helping to develop the Pro Modified movement back in the late 1980s.
However, on one Sunday afternoon in 1984, the film crew for the Showtime series Rich Hall's Vanishing America made a stop at the drag strip located off of Mt. Holly/Huntersville Road.
by Larry Crum Fri, 2018-01-12 22:22
No matter how old we get, no matter how much the stress of being an adult gets to us, we all have that one thing that immediately transports us back to our childhood.
Maybe it is a trip to the local park. Perhaps it is the smell of a campfire, or the taste of your favorite ice cream, or the cool breeze against your face on a hot summer day.
Or, just maybe, it is the smell of nitro. The rush of adrenaline when 10,000 horses roar to life. The unmistakable earth-shake at the hit of a nitro-powered engine leaving the starting line.
Clay Millican knows that feeling. And he knows it well.
Fri, 2018-01-12 20:45
Defending Strange Throwback Showdown champion and #6 seeded Del Worsham scored his fifth consecutive virtual reality round win as he took out No. 11 Robert Hight.
Worsham, representing Raymond Beadle's Blue Max dynasty, never trailed in a match where he 75-percent of the votes.
No. 5 Tim Wilkerson, the Illinois-racer sporting the Chi-Town Hustler, won by the largest margin as drew 84-percent to run past Jack Beckman, representing the Pisano & Matsubara entry.
Fri, 2018-01-12 12:00
The Southwest Heritage Racing Association recently held their annual awards banquet at the DFW Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle. Not only were the 'Top Five' in each class recognized for their efforts in 2017, but there were also several big announcements made.
Since the first day of the SHRA, Mallory Screen Print and Embroidery in Joshua, Texas has been the series' first and only series sponsor. However, in order to bring new faces to the SHRA fold, Mallory has agreed to step aside and become the “Official Screen Print and Embroidery Company of the SHRA” and open the door to the “Red Line Shirt Club”, who will now be the SHRA series sponsor.
Fri, 2018-01-12 08:00
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., announced the appointment of Tiffany Boone as Business Development Representative to support its growing retail consumer products team. “With the increasing number of retail opportunities requiring additional resources to meet the demand, we’re fortunate to be able to bring someone with Tiffany’s varied experience on board,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.
Born and raised in the “Gateway to the West”, Boone received a Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance from University of Missouri – St. Louis. Boone started her career in banking, investments and trust services at Commerce Bank where she worked with business development officers to onboard new accounts and develop new products and services for Commerce’s clientele.
by Lee Montgomery Thu, 2018-01-11 23:39
While two-time champion Erica Enders prepares for another season in Pro Stock, her and her Elite Motorsports team have another title in sight: The J&A Service NHRA Pro Mod Series title.
Elite Motorsports tested a turbocharged Chevrolet Camaro Pro Mod car this week at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, with Enders behind the wheel. And Richard Freeman's Elite team would love to race the car in NHRA's Pro Mod Series, with Enders driving, as well as other non-NHRA Pro Mod events, with Clint Hairston driving.
by Stan Creekmore Thu, 2018-01-11 19:29
There are times in each of our lives when we are faced with challenges which appear insurmountable.
When faced with her seemingly insurmountable decision, Brittany Force's mother reminded her how simple her choice should be.
“Try,” followed by “then walk away” was the simple advice Laurie Force gave to her middle daughter, who at the time was focused on teaching fifth graders and the relaxation of racing part-time in a A/Fueler.
Using her mother's advice, Brittany finally gave in to the insistence of her father to test drive a top fuel dragster. At the time, Brittany's thought was simple – take one run and walk away.
Wed, 2018-01-10 20:37
Four racers will advance to the second round of the Strange Engineering Throwback Showdown 2. Three of the four virtual drag races were won by the favorites while one racer used a familiar combination to mow down a higher-seeded opponent.
Ron Capps scored a monumental victory as his #9-seeded Ed McCulloch R-r-revellution Dodge Charger knocked off the #8-seeded John Force "Brute Force" entry. In a campaign which went back and forth in the first day, Capps pulled into a slight lead on Day 2 and held on by a slim margin, winning the closest race of the four contested on the first day, 53-percent to 47.
by Jeff Wolf Wed, 2018-01-10 19:41
Wed, 2018-01-10 14:11
An emotional and proud John Force, legendary NHRA Funny Car driver, accepted an honorary doctorate today at the University of Northwestern Ohio in a special ceremony presided over by university president Dr. Jeffery Jarvis. The 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his historic motorsports career and his dedication to racing safety.
“I never had this kind of opportunity. I learned on the race tracks and in the board rooms. I got an education at truck stops across the country,” Force told students and faculty during the special ceremony. “I am honored to receive this doctorate mainly because I saw the passion these UNOH students have for motorsports as well as their other programs. They are really turning their passions into careers here. I could not be more impressed with what I saw around campus and I am excited to be Dr. Force.”