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A special exhibition of the Redemption series small tire cars ran during the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. They run to the eighth mile with no track prep and an instant green start. No Elapsed Times are announced.
Eight cars took part with Kenjo Kelley taking the final round win with his turbocharged ’98 Mustang after Ryan Hall boiled the tires of his all-steel, nitrous ’67 Camaro. [04/28/17]
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 4 - April 2017
The fifth season of the southwest Heritage Racing Association began April 15 at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, OK.
Andy Mears in the “Dragon Slayer” ’57 Chevy took the NE1 win from the No. 4 qualifying spot. Mears ran 4.671 to a 4.678 for top qualifier Jason Courtney.
In NE2 Gary Wheeler got his first SHRA event win when an engine problem prevented Bruce Dodson from making the call for final round. Doug Morrison and Steve Vang met in the final round and left the line only .004 apart. Both broke out at the end of the eighth mile, with Morrison taking the first NE3 win of the season with a 5.48 to Vang’s 5.47.
In Nostalgia Super Stock Doug Watkins was off the line first but Ronnie Smith drove around him at the stripe with a 6.747 on a 6.73 dial to Smith’s 6.457 on a 6.41 dial.
The next event for SHRA will be Saturday, May 6, in Denton, TX, where all classes including the Old School Bracket Series will be racing. [04/28/17]
Mark Mariani is the defending champion at the Nitro Thunder at Australia’s Sydney Dragway and will begin his defense May 6.
Last year’s event saw the Mariani Motorsports team will all three rounds of racing and record the event Low ET of 4.69 seconds on the quarter mile.
Former NHRA champ Richie Crampton has returned home to Australia and will be driving the Lamattina family’s new dragster. [04/28/17]
The JEGS SPORTSnationals returns to its birthplace and home at Beech Bend Raceway Park in bowling Green, KY, May 26-28, for three full days of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing.
Kicking things off on Saturday morning, fans will be treated to heads-up, wheel standing class racing in Stock and Super Stock that will feature the Hemi Shootout for the popular ’68 Hemi Barracudas and ’68 Dodge Darts with upwards of 20 entries expected to compete.
These specialty type events give the racers a chance to compete in eliminations style racing in addition to the customary Sunday event eliminations, and also gives fans that attend on Saturday a chance to see some elimination round action as well.
Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street competitors will battle in the K&N Filters Super Shootouts beginning early Saturday afternoon. Qualifying for the 16-car eliminators will be based off event time trials.
Racing action will culminate on Saturday evening with the 200 mph Racing RV’s Top Dragster/Top Sportsman Fast Four competition and the C-Tech Manufacturing Comp Fast Four two-round shootout. [04/28/17]
The Domestic Disturbance team of Rod and Jill Fazekas are continuing work on their two cars. The Nova was fitted to the chassis, the windshield will be installed and then it will be ready for the body shop. The Mustang FC body mounting process will resume in May.
The busy team is also refitting a Freightliner truck and trailer. [04/28/17]
Quick Release Fastener Adjustment Tool
Racers will love this one. Adjusting quarter-turn fasteners to the proper tension can be dicey. Blame the springs for that–if you’re not careful, it’s easy to kink or break one. This Summit Racing Quick Release Fastener Adjustment Tool makes the job easy. Just turn the knob to smoothly pull or push the spring to set the proper tension. No muss, no fuss. [04/28/17]
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John Muldowney, the son of drag racing icon Shirley Muldowney, died of a blood clot Thursday in Springfield, Mo. He was 59.
John Muldowney was the only child of Shirley Muldowney and her first husband, Jack. He worked on Ms. Muldowney's dragsters throughout her driving career and has since worked for a variety of other teams, machines shops and fabricators.
In lieu of flowers, Shirley Muldowney is asking friends and fans to consider making a donation to Shirley's Kids, the 501(c)(3) charity created in her honor that helps kids in need at various stops on the NHRA tour. Donations can easily be made at ShirleysKids.org.
Our sincere condolences for this untimely death. [04/28/17]