Hale brings the sauce to Worsham’s car at Dallas

John Hale will take some time off from driving his “One Bad Texan” AA/Funny Car to get behind the wheel of Del Worsham’s nitro FC at the Texas FallNationals.


Hale sealed the deal with Worsham just before this weekend’s race and will bring some money to the gig with sponsorship by his Best of Texas Barbeque Sauce.


“John is an experienced driver, I have confidence in his abilities and he’s from this area and I’d like to see him do well here,” Worsham said. “I really didn’t have a whole lot of sponsorship for this weekend, but I really felt like the car needs to be run, so everything just makes sense for John to drive it here.”


Hale previously drove in the Big Show for Big Jim Dunn and most recently drove for Steve Plueger in April 2017 at Las Vegas. He was a two-time champion in the DRO AA/FC Challenge.   

Hight back on track at Dallas

Crew chief Jimmy Prock gets Hight ready on the starting line at St. Louis. 


The Agent was relieved to finally see some pre-race PR from JFR about Robert Hight competing at the Dallas race.


“My crew chiefs have really done a great job all season. There have been changes to the track prep that threw all the Funny Car teams for a loop but Jimmy (Prock) and Chris (Cunningham) just went to work and figured out a way to give me a really quick and fast race car. I have a ton of confidence,” said Hight.


“We should have a two-race winning streak right now but I messed up in Reading. I am looking forward to the last four races because I have a great team and an awesome Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car.”


Everyone is very happy to hear that Hight is back.  

Six events announced for 2019 XDA season

The Xtreme Dragbike Association has released its 2019 schedule consisting of six events at two tracks.


April 26-28: Spring Nationals, Maryland International Raceway

May 31-June 2: Summer Nationals, Virginia Motorsports Park

June 21-23: SuperBike Showdown, Maryland

July 26-28: Bike Fest, Maryland

Aug. 23-25: Bike Bash, Virginia

Sept. 20-22: Fall Nationals, Maryland   

NHRA to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Garlits

At this year’s awards ceremony, the NHRA will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to “Big Daddy” Don Garlits for his driving and safety innovations.


The awards ceremony is invitation-only and will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. In addition to recognizing the new world champions, the ceremony will feature the recipient of the Auto Club Road To The Future Award and the winner of the NHRA Manufacturer’s Cup.


Champions in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be honored earlier in the day at OHM Nightclub, located on the fourth level of the Hollywood & Highland Center, before joining the activities at the Mello Yello Awards Ceremony where they will also be recognized.


The entire NHRA Mello Yello Awards Ceremony will be available for viewing via nhra.com/mydrs-awards on Wednesday, Nov. 21.  

Off the Track: Mecum Auctions at Dallas and Chicago

If you’ve got some spare time while at the NHRA Texas Fall Nationals this weekend, the Mecum Auction will be in Dallas through Oct. 6.

The next auction on Oct. 25-27 in Chicago will include the “Chicago Hustle” 1965 Plymouth Belvedere coupe (Lot S141) built by Mopar restorer Bob Munoa.    

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