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DICERO TO CONSULT THIS WEEKEND ON COLLIER FAMILY A/FD

 

Noted A/Fuel Dragster tuner Anthony Dicero plans to assist the Collier Family Racing operation this weekend as they compete in the NHRA Heartland Nationals. Dicero will consult with the team's tuner, Forrest Fair, this weekend on the dragster driven by  Steve Collier.

The Colliers, who compete in Super Comp and Super Gas, have experienced a banner season thus far with multiple wins. This weekend, they felt it was time to improve with the quickest and fastest car in their operation. 

NO PREP NATIONALS SPONSORED BY CENTRAL POWER SYSEMS & SERVICES

Central Power Systems & Services has been named presenting sponsor of the inaugural No Prep Nationals, September 28-29, 2018 at Heartland Motorsports Park.

The race that will run the track backwards starting from the non-prepped top of the shutdown area back toward the scoreboards will now have Central Power Systems & Services as a promotional partner.  

 

BREAKING NEWS - TOMMY DELAGO RELEASED FROM ROLE AS CO-CREWCHIEF

 

Effective immediately, Tommy DeLago has been released from the role of co-crew chief on the Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Shawn Langdon. Nicky Boninfante will continue with the Global Electronic Technology team as crew chief for Langdon beginning this weekend at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan. 

PRO MODS TO SHOW OFF FOR INDYCAR-CENTRIC CROWD AT NIGHT OF THUNDER

ALESHIRE, MILLS AND HUBBARD SCORE BIG WINS AT THROW DOWN IN T-TOWN

Jonas Aleshire saved his best for last as he secured the Pro Modified win for the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) May 12, during the Throw Down in T-Town at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park. Also visiting the MWPMS winners’ circle were Oklahoma’s own DeWayne Mills in Radial vs. the World and X275 victor Kenny Hubbard.

Over the course of two days, the all-eighth-mile Throw Down in T-Town attracted nearly 20,000 fans to the historic Tulsa drag strip, where they enjoyed several other drag racing and exhibition classes, too, MWPMS owner, promoter and competitor Keith Haney pointed out.

MAUNEY RACES TO EXTREME OUTLAW PRO MOD VICTORY AT ROCKINGHAM

North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Famer Tommy Mauney cruised to victory in the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod portion of Saturday’s Spring Extreme Drags at Rockingham Dragway while Richfield’s Allen Furr and Riegelwood’s Michael Smith grabbed off the Footbrake and Top ET titles, respectively.

Mauney, the Shelby chassis builder who won the 1995 IHRA Pro Mod Championship, saved his best for last, guiding his replica 1968 Chevy Camaro through the eighth mile timers in 3.844 seconds in the final round to turn back the Camaro of Salisbury’s Tony Wilson (3.900).

ENCORE SUNDAY: A MOTHER'S DAY TRIBUTE

On February 22, 1979, my life changed forever.

That was as far as she always got. Maybe a few sentences further each attempt, but the effort always ended in the same fruitless result. She always aspired to be a writer but things never materialized. Robbie Elizabeth, as my grandparents named her in February of 1935, was the second oldest among four children. I just knew her as “Momma.”

That fateful date she continually referenced provided a memory that affected more than just her life. It changed mine, my sisters Deborah and Karen and most certainly my Dad’s – Bobby, Sr., as well as our entire family Momma was diagnosed with an aggressive growth that began as ovarian cancer. By the time the physicians performed a “look-and-see” operation, the growth had swollen to the size of a football.

The doctors basically gave Momma a month or two to live, tops. Of course, they didn’t know her resolve to succeed against all odds. They certainly didn’t understand her mission from God. Her assignment was to touch as many lives as she could in the short time she had left. Momma’s illness came at a time when cancer research and treatments were in the formative stage and essentially rocket science to the medical community. In those days, you just didn’t beat the disease.

ALEXANDER, VANDERGRIFF JR RACING TURN HEADS AT ATLANTA

 

So much for an adjustment period.

In just his second race behind the wheel of the Bob Vandergriff Jr.’s Top Fuel dragster Blake Alexander made it to the final round of the Southern Nationals near Atlanta before losing to Leah Pritchett when he had a red-light start.

Although Alexander came up short in the finals in his Valvoline and Pronto Auto Parts-backed entry, he did have an impressive run to get to meet Pritchett. He knocked off world champions Antron Brown and Brittany Force, and then upended points leader Steve Torrence in the semifinals.

JUSTIN RUSSELL CLAIMS SUPERCHARGED OUTLAWS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Following a hard-fought season, Justin Russell has been awarded the 2017/2018 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Title for the Supercharged Outlaws bracket.
 
Russell and Jason Keily tied on points at the conclusion of the ANDRA Grand Final proceedings at Adelaide International Raceway. This week an ANDRA tribunal declared Russell as the champion.
 
“After a long wait, we have been declared the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series Australian Champions for Supercharged Outlaws,” Russell said.

PDRA REEMPHASIZES COMMITMENT TO PRO EXTREME

Earlier this year, PDRA announced new partners for its Pro Extreme category including title sponsor Bryant Industrial Crane and Rigging, presenting sponsor ProLine Racing and sponsor of the Low Qualifier Award, Quick Drive. Companies, racers and the PDRA recognize the value of the class which boasts the quickest and fastest eighth-mile cars on the planet. It was the premier class when eighth-mile Pro Mod racing got its start and is still a fan favorite. PDRA has been committed to the class since the organization began and is not wavering in their devotion.

This is highly evidenced by the Pro Extreme payouts. The winner takes home $10,000. First round losers get $1,000.

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