Furches takes Superchargers win in Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Superchargers started off their 2017 season at Pueblo Motorsports Park on May 6. The event, Thunder in the Rockies presented by Competition Products, brought out top flight racing in the sportsman bracket eliminators as well as a full field for the Superchargers.


Last year’s Top Supercharged Thunder Champion, Tom "Fireball" Furches, won his final with a 6.75-second blast at 201.8 MPH.


The Pro Supercharged/All Star winner was local racer and many time race winner, Josh Herman, who made it to the final via the break rule when Low Qualifier Steve Stracener encountered engine problems in his "Last Starfighter" Dodge Challenger.


Next up is the Lanier's Speed Shop Invitational presented by Clear Vue Concepts at Julesburg Dragstrip on May 28 and then back to Pueblo for the Colorado Fuel and Gas Championships presented by Howard's Cams on June 3. 

Hale’s barbeque sauce adds bonus money to San Antonio DRO race

John Hale’s Best of Texas Barbeque Sauce has stepped up as part of its title rights sponsorship of the DRO AA/FC Challenge event at San Antonio of May 19-20 and will pay $100 to the driver of the team that has Top Speed of the meet and $100 for Low ET.


There is a twist though. In order to spread the money around, a driver can get the money for either Top Speed or Low ET but not both even if they set both marks. Then the driver with the second best Speed or second best ET will get the other $100 bonus. 

VOLUME XIX,  NUMBER 4 - April  2017

Maple Grove hosts first ‘Ratchet Friday’ this week

Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA, will host their first Ratchet Friday event on May 12. In addition to heads-up grudge racing for import and domestic cars, trucks and motorcycles, there will also be a car show and party atmosphere.


All makes and models are welcome. Spectator entry is just $10 with ladies admitted free. It costs just $15 to race. Limited to 400 tech cards.

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