Big paydays at Tucson’s Southwest Showdown

Tibor Kadar from Peoria, AZ, won Pro on Friday and was runner-up on Saturday, resulting in the 2019 Shootout Points Championship. His prize was a new Lincoln MIG welder. 


Tucson Dragway was the site of the third edition of the K&N Southwest Showdown promoted by Shawn Langdon and Chris Forsythe. There were 231 racers vying for wins on March 7-10.


The three Super Pro winners who got $10,000 each were Lori Warden, Peter Biondo and Andy Morris. Tibor Kadar, Tony Marconi and Matt Hawk each got $4,500 for their Pro category wins.


Two 64-car bonus fields were scheduled for Friday night, but were moved to Saturday because of the weather. Ken Whitfield picked up $20K in Pro and Biondo another $10.

Best Appearing Car was awarded to Kale Menzel from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His wheel-standing Dodge Dart was a crowd favorite and was runner-up to Kadar on Friday.    

NHDRO and ManCup partner for racer points

DRO’s Motorcycle Editor, Tom McCarthy, tells the Agent that the NHDRO and Man Cup have partnered and motorcycle drag racers who race the NHDRO Gainesville race (April 12 ) or the Man Cup Dragway 42 event (July 14), will garner championship points from each sanction respectively for each event. So Man Cup and NHDRO racers can now pick up extra points by racing in the affiliated sanction.


See the rest of McCarthy’s Motorcycle Memos here.  

Powerball rolls over to next event

No one was the winner of the Powerball of Bracket Racing at Darlington Dragway as Sunday (March 10) racing was called on account of rain and water on the track.


Racers at Darlington will have a $600 credit to use at any 2019 SFG Promotions event. The next event for SFG is the Superbowl of Bracket Racing at Rockingham Dragway on April 11-14. Or maybe put it towards the hefty $1650 entry fee for the $500,000-to-win event at US 131 Motorsports Park in June.  

Lynn Prudhomme to receive IDHOF award

Lynn Prudhomme will be recognized with the 2019 Pat Garlits Memorial Award Presented by Mopar on Thursday, March 14, during the 28th Annual banquet and induction ceremony for the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Lynn, wife of drag racing superstar Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, has been at the forefront of efforts to help racing families in need. She was one of the driving forces behind the formation of DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women), an organization that has supported families of drag racers who have been injured in racing accidents, helping to defray some expenses, since 1985.


The award is named for legendary racer Don Garlits’ late wife, Pat. The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame is located in Ocala.

DSR now has two Hall of Famers

Don Schumacher Racing’s Senior Vice President, Mike Lewis, will be part of the 2019 class inducted to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame during the Thursday night ceremony. Lewis’ honor comes just two days after team owner Don Schumacher’s induction into the prestigious Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, FL.    

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