by Tracy Renck Fri, 2018-01-05 09:30
After a career-best fourth-place finish in the in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings last year, Scotty Pollacheck is staying put in 2018.
Pollacheck confirmed to Competition Plus on Thursday he will return to ride for the Underdahl-Stoffer Pro Stock Motorcycle team in 2018 and ride the same Suzuki he campaigned in 2017 with backing from Suzuki Extended Protection.
“I’m definitely excited to go back to this team,” Pollacheck said. “We did have a really good year last year. The team is good, and the bike is good. It seemed like we made progress throughout the year and I’m looking forward to it (the 2018 season). I think we definitely have the pieces of the puzzle to be very competitive and I think we should win a race or two and we should be in the hunt at the end of the year.”
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2018-01-02 23:58
Richard Freeman will be the first to admit he is more than willing to forget the 2017 season. And, who could blame him?
Freeman doesn't mince words in saying his team delivered subpar results; at least by the championship team owner's lofty standards.
However, performance has little to do with Freeman's melancholy spirit. It's the impression the drag racing community has towards Pro Stock, a class with which he's symbolically sold his soul for, which has him seeking a way to right the ship in the choppy waters of public opinion.
by Tracy Renck Fri, 2017-12-29 22:09
Ron Capps has been racing NHRA nitro Funny Cars full-times since 1997 – winning the 2016 world championship in his Don Schumacher Racing NAPA Dodge in 2016.
Capps has established himself as one of NHRA’s elite Funny Car drivers, yet he never rests on his accomplishments, he’s always trying to get better.
During the offseason downtime in December, Capps keeps his racing skills sharp by competing in races on iRacing.com, which dubs itself as the premier motorsports racing simulation.
This past weekend and into this week, Capps was competing in virtual racing against stars in other forms of motorsports.