The Haltech World Cup Finals and the Fuel Injector Clinic have announced the addition of a brand new class for World Cup Finals (www.importvsdomestic.com), which will be held at Maryland International Raceway on Nov. 1-5.
The new Fuel Injector Clinic Wild Street class has been put in place to bridge the large E.T. gap between the JPC Racing Street Fighter class and the Real Street Performance Super Street class. The event features Import vs. Domestic Drag Racing.
The new Fuel Injector Clinic Wild Street class will be a Heads-Up class with a qualified 32-car field and will pay $5,000 to win, $2,000 to runner-up, $400 to semis, $100 to 1/4 finals, and $50 to 1/8 finals. Entry fee will be $150 and includes a driver full event pass.
They are finalizing the rulebook for the Fuel Injector Clinic Wild Street class, and will have them posted on www.importvsdomestic.com by August 31. [08/16/17]
Real Street racer Del Flores, Shelia Green-Barnhill CEO of Bikers Against Breast Cancer, breast cancer patient Elaine Hilton, IDBL President Jack Korpela, and Rich Gonnello of the Motorcycle Mall in Bellville, NJ.
In its fifth year, the International Drag Bike League's "Paint the 1/4 Pink" program raised over $7,000 to support those who have suffered from cancer. "Paint the 1/4 Pink" was part of the IDBL's Bike Fest on July 28-30.
While the organization is called Bikers Against Breast Cancer, funds are distributed to those with all forms of cancer. It is different from larger organizations whose focus is cancer research, but instead helps with various household expenses. Since "Paint The 1/4 Pink" began, it has raised over $34,000 for Bikers Against Breast Cancer.
"We need the research, but there is also a need to help those people struggling financially," Green-Barnhill said. "The hardships from that disease comes up and it's rare to find organizations which will help. We're now a national organization which has served applicants as far away as Alaska and Hawaii." [08/16/17]
NOS Expands Lineup with New Kits, Components and Accessories
NOS has released a large assortment of nitrous kits and components – complete nitrous kits and plate-only kits for Ford coyote-equipped 2011-17 Mustangs, Hi-Ram LS manifold micr0-writch kits, Sniper fuel and nitrous solenoids, fitting, adapters, and weld-in nozzle fittings. For complete details go to here. [08/16/17]
After last season’s disastrous move to Dodge Darts, Elite Motorsports returned to Chevrolet this season hoping for better results. Unhappy with the recent performance of Jeg Coughlin Jr.'s JEGS.com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro, team owner Richard Freeman ordered a massive overhaul of the Rick Jones-built racecar the team thinks will yield immediate results, beginning with this weekend's 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
“My racecar has undergone a 100-percent makeover since the last race in Seattle," Coughlin said. "It was absolutely dissected from front to back and top to bottom, with the guys literally checking every single inch of this car. They found some things that were wearing in a suspect way that they repaired, and some other components here and there that needed attention. They ended up feeling very confident this thing will be back to the way it was at the start of the year."
"The boys pretty much worked around the clock for seven straight days getting this car sorted out," Coughlin said. "Then they took it testing and one of our crew chiefs, Lump (Brian Self), as well as my teammate, Erica Enders made some passes to shake it out. They tell me it's completely ready to roll." [08/16/17]
William Sweat of Fort Mill, S.C., drove his “green machine,” an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid equipped with the electric motor-assisted 3.5-liter V-6, into the winners’ circle in the Street Car Shootout portion of the Aug. 12th Maximum Acceleration Motorsports Street Legal Drags at Rockingham Dragway.
En route, Sweat covered the quarter mile in a best of 13.258 seconds at 107.87 mph, the best-known performance for the breed. The previous mark, according to Drag Times magazine, which apparently tracks such things, was 13.301 seconds.
Jeremy Ritter of Robbins, NC, again reached the final round, his third in the series, but in the end, he simply couldn’t handle the hybrid. Semifinalists were Ron Williams of Eagle Springs and Ronnie “Da Rock” Locklear of Rowland.
The MXA Street Legal program continues this Saturday, Aug. 19, with the Street Car Shootout plus unlimited time runs for cars, trucks, ATVs and motorcycles starting at 6 p.m. First round of the Shootout will begin at 8. [08/16/17]
Pro Stock driver Bo Butner has enjoyed a breakout year with three wins and the points lead heading into this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, MN.
“We’ve been very blessed,” Butner said. “It’s really the same routine and the same team that we had last year, I just didn’t drive as good last year. I’m not shocked by how the car is running. We still do this to have fun and I’m lucky enough to be with a team where it is their living. That’s a good spot and the perfect storm for me.”
The team plans to hold off challenges from Drew Skillman, Tanner Gray, and Erica Enders going into the U.S. nationals, which set the stage for the six-race Countdown to the Championship.
“We just have to stick to the same routine of trying to get to the semis, and if we get lucky enough get to the finals,” said Butner, who has three No. 1 qualifiers and seven final round appearances in 2017. “We have to continue to stay on our game. We’ve had some pretty good momentum and we’re going to have some new stuff for the next two races. Anything you can find anywhere, it’s going to help. We just have to continue to go rounds.” [08/16/17]
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