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THE ACE BELIEVES LESS TRACTION IS A START TO FIXING NITRO

 

Matt Hagan didn't mince words. 

The burly Funny Car driver expressed his disdain for the NHRA's new policy of putting less traction compound in the latter part of the drag strip. 

Hagan took his message to Twitter by posting, "I'll say it cause no one else will say it. @NHRA should be embarrassed for the show we put on in charlotte. I'm very sorry to all our fans that payed (sic) to see that. @NHRA has changed track prep to slow the cars down and the end result is tire smoke, explosions and a poor show!!"

THE LESSON OF WHY BULLS AND NITRO DON'T MIX

AUDREY WORM RACING HAULER ROBBED

 

Arriving to compete at NHRA’s Southern Nationals has proved to be a nightmare for Top Fuel driver Audrey Worm.

The hauler owned by Gary Leverich Racing & Audrey Worm Racing carrying Worm’s dragster and parts was broken into sometime between April 30 and Thursday, May 3 while it was parked in Heiskell, Tenn.

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NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Winners Edition featuring Steve Torrence, Cruz Pedregon, Erica Enders, Jerry Savoie, Megan Meyer, Arthur "Archie" Kohn, and Don O'Neal. NHRA National Dragster's Kevin McKenna plus Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap the event

JEGS TO BECOME TITLE SPONSOR OF NHRA EVENT AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY

JEGS, one of the largest high performance automotive equipment retailers in the United States, has reached an agreement with NHRA as the title-rights sponsor for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event taking place at Route 66 Raceway outside of Chicago. The JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals will take place on May 31-June 3 and will feature competition in all four professional categorie.
 
The entitlement builds upon the involvement by the organization as the JEGS Allstars specialty race will take place on Saturday, June 2. This race-within-a-race will pit the top points earners from NHRA’s seven geographic divisions of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and four Top Alcohol regions against each other in the culmination of a yearlong points battle. Competitors in Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Stock, and Super Street will compete for team and individual honors as well as a share of the $124,000 purse.

THE CASE OF MATT SMITH’S MISSING SUZUKI

 
Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Matt Smith couldn't believe his ears. Woken from a slumber early Friday morning while in his motorhome at zMAX Dragway, wife Angie was telling him his bike was gone, driven off the track property while housed in a trailer. And, no, it wasn't a dream.
 
"Angie wakes me up about 5 o'clock in the morning and she goes, 'Joe's truck's gone,'" Smith said Saturday night, referring to partner Joe Riccardi. "I said, 'You're screwing with me.' She goes, 'No, I'm serious.' I got up, I looked out the window and I saw Jerry (Savoie's) trailer."

SINGLETON SCORES AT MO-KAN DRAGWAY FUNNY CAR CHAOS

PM RACER RICK HORD OPENS UP ABOUT NHRA RUN DQ

Veteran drag racer Rick Hord remains confident a difference of opinion between him and the NHRA's tech department will be resolved in the coming weeks. 

Hord, a longtime NHRA sportsman racer who graduated into the volatile Pro Modified division, posted a career-best run during Friday's Q2 session at the NGK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals,  a 5.711 elapsed time at 260.91 miles per hour.

Hord's pass was the sixth quickest elapsed time in the history of the series and the fastest speed ever since the Pro Modified cars became an official series in 2010. 

“PRO MODS AT THE PARK” COMING TO VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK

More Pro Mod racing is coming to Virginia Motorsports Park with the addition of  “Pro Mods at the Park,” the track announced. “Pro Mods at the Park” will take place during two major events during the 2018 race season, adding another thrilling element to a pair of exciting, family-friendly weekends.

The first “Pro Mods at the Park” will take place May 18-20 in conjunction with the Menards Chevy Show, adding Pro Mod racing action to the already popular car show and swap meet at the weekend event. The second “Pro Mods at the Park” will take place on Aug. 18 as part of VMP’s “Extreme Night of Fire” that will include jet cars, jet trucks and, now, Pro Mods.

DESPITE THIRD FOUR-WIDE VICTORY, TOP FUEL’S TORRENCE DOWNPLAYS YEAR’S SUCCESS

Top Fuel ace Steve Torrence has left no doubt that he never has cared for four-wide drag racing.

And Torrence left no doubt Sunday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Concord, N.C., that despite his disdain for it, he has been completely in control with the novelty format.

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