Thomas Bayer won $15,000 at last year’s event.
The third annual Figspeed West Coast Classic returns to Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA, this weekend. Nearly $125,000 has been posted for the Memorial Day weekend event with more than $20,000 in racer appreciation prizes and bonus awards.
A test-n-tune and run-for-the-money contest will be held Thursday, Mary 25. Pro and Super Pro will be run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will also feature a 64-car Pro Shootout with $10,000 to win and a 64-car Super Pro shootout with $15,000 to win. Both shootouts will be run to the eighth mile after the night’s regular racing. [05/24/17]
The second annual Battle at Barona will be held 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the eighth-mile Barona Drags in Lakeside, CA. Nostalgia Funny Cars, AA Fuel Altereds and dragster will be on the bill along with door car match races. [05/24/17]
GM Performance Automatic Transmission Rebuild Kits from McLeod by Raybestos
Once rust starts, it’s nearly impossible to stop and what begins as a little bubble can quickly become a losing battle with oxidation. 3M Auto has announced 3M™ Rust Preventer Spray, a one-step solution to preemptively combat rust from the inside out. Rather than disassembling trim pieces or removing weather stripping, the pliable applicator and 360-degree wand inserts easily into small crevices and holes to prevent rust formation in even the hardest to reach areas. [05/24/17]
Trevor Eman and the Aruba.com Pro Stock team overcame high temperatures and mechanical problems to get their first win of the 2017 PDRA season at Darlington Dragway.
After qualifying fifth in the 16-car field, the team got past Dwayne Rice, WHOEVER and Cary Goforth to get into their first final of the season.
There they met with Buddy Perkinson, driver for Enoch Love. Eman drove to a 4.079 on the eighth mile
In addition to the heat and tricky track conditions, Team Aruba ran into a mechanical issue.
“We were in a pinch with what we suspected to be a shock issue this weekend,” Eman explained, “and we had the opportunity of having Adam and Andy Lambert from Precision Racing Shocks come by and look at things and sort through some stuff with us. We were very grateful for their support on race day.”
See all the Darlington results at here.
The PDRA North-South Shootout will be held June 1-3 at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD. [05/24/17]
Steve Gibbs and his wife, Gloria.
The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame and Lucas Oil Products UK have announced that long-time NHRA Vice President and drag racing pioneer Steve Gibbs is to receive the 2017 BDRHoF Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award. It will be presented later this year at the BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner being held at the historic Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey on November 18.
Morgan Lucas, Senior Vice President of Sales for Lucas Oil said, “We are so pleased that a trophy with our name on it is being presented to someone whose commitment to drag racing goes back to the very early days and his positive influence on so many aspects of our sport will act as a guiding light for others in the industry. He has played a leading role in laying the foundations that have served drag racing well and will continue to be part of his legacy. We thank the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame for enabling us to be part of honoring Steve this way. You have chosen well”. [05/24/17]
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 5 - May 2017
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