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MUSI'S QUICKEST-EVER PN PASS HEADLINES PDRA QUALIFYING

 

Pro Nitrous star Lizzy Musi recorded the fastest pass in class history Friday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway. Musi drove the Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” ’16 Dodge Dart to a 3.677-second pass at 207.28 mph to qualify No. 1 in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC.

Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle low qualifier Terry Schweigert obliterated both ends of the PXM record with his 3.914-second blast at 184.58 aboard a new turbocharged motorcycle.

TOMMY JOHNSON JR. LEADS FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING AFTER FIRST DAY AT DALLAS

Winning an NHRA nitro Funny Car world championship is a difficult task, to say the least.

Veteran driver Tommy Johnson Jr. is trying to make a late push to capture the elusive and highly coveted crown.

MILLICAN IS PROVISIONAL TOP FUEL LEADER AT DALLAS

Say this for Clay Millican, he’s not going down this season without a fight to win his first NHRA Top Fuel world title.

Millican, who pilots the Parts Plus/Great Clips dragster, entered the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals near Dallas second in, 70 behind Steve Torrence.

ROBERT HIGHT MEDICAL UPDATE

 

Funny Car points leader Robert Hight underwent surgery on Wednesday, September 26th for a left clavicle open reduction and internal fixation. He was seen again by George Hatch of Keck Medical Center of USC's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on Thursday, October 4th for an examination of his left shoulder and clavicle and was released to unrestricted activities. He was cleared to compete in all racing activities effective October 4th.

BIEHLE II RACES TO CURRENT NO. 1 QUALIFYING SPOT AT NHRA FALLNATIONALS

Michael Biehle II raced to the current No. 1 qualifying position at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, is the 10th of 12 races this season.

Biehle II powerd to the top spot in his ’67 Mustang when he posted a pass of 5.780-seconds at 256.89 mph.

JOHNSON JR., MILLICAN, COUGHLIN JR. AND M. SMITH PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT FALLNATIONALS

Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to the provisional qualifying lead in Funny Car on Friday night at the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex.

Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the third of six playoff events during the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

DRAG RACING LEGEND JIMMY KING PASSES

 

Drag racing has lost another legend.

Veteran nitro racer Jimmy King died on Monday October 1, 2018. He was 81 years old.

King, most notably known for his partnership with Don Marshall, was considered to be one of the toughest drag racers to come out of the New England area. He drove a number of cars starting in the mid-1950s before stepping up to a Buick-powered ’46 Chevy gasser and then a blown gas, Chassis Research K-88 chassised dragster with partner Lee Tatroe.

BYRON DRAGWAY'S POWER WHEELSTAND CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

With substantial rainfall and thunderstorms forecast by the National Weather Service through the weekend, the 24th Annual World Power Wheel Standing Championships scheduled for October 6-7, have been cancelled.

After carefully monitoring weather forecasts, Byron Dragway track officials determined that the forecast continues to trend in an unfavorable direction to complete any of the scheduled racing.

HALE TO DRIVE FOR WORSHAM IN DALLAS

 

John Hale hoped his moments of defiance at the Texas Motorplex would one day lead to a day when he could stand on the starting line at an NHRA national event without the proper accreditation.

"Long before I made any laps in anything fast I stood out here underneath the tower on a Friday night during qualifying and tried not to get busted for being there without a pass," Hale recalled from nearly 30 years ago.

"From there I watched guys like Al Hoffmann, Chuck Etchells, John Force, Kenny Bernstein, all of those guys back then, and just dreamed about someday being one of them, strapped in, rolling under that tower on a Friday night. And now I'm so happy to say that dream's come true more than once. So all the history in my drag racing career goes back to that one Friday night underneath that tower here."

This weekend Hale is driving Del Worsham's Funny Car after the reached a deal last weekend.

PDRA REVEALS 2019 SERIES SCHEDULE

 

The Professional Drag Racers Association has constructed an exciting 2019 schedule worthy of the world’s quickest and fastest eighth-mile doorslammers. The tour will run from April through October with eight stops across the eastern half the U.S. Many favorite tracks return, along with one entirely new stop. 

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