Carolina Coalition to hold first of four events in April

T.G.  Paschal (shown) of McLeansville, NC, and Kelly Stevens of Hudson, NC, are expected to begin defense of their respective Top Eliminator and Footbrake championships April 6-7 when racing begins in the 2019 Hoosier Tires Carolina Coalition Bracket Series.


April 6-7: Farmington Dragway

June 1-2: Mooresville Dragway

June 15-16: Piedmont Dragway

Sept. 7-8: Rockingham Dragway


Each track will host one Coalition event consisting of separate Saturday and Sunday races crowning champions in Top Eliminator, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster.


Coalition racers will compete for both points and prize money with a $5,000 payoff to winners in Top Eliminator, $2,000 to Footbrake winners and $200 to winners in Jr. Dragster. Accumulated points will determine the distribution of a $4,000 year-end bonus fund. The three champions will be awarded distinctive Carolina Coalition jackets and, if they raced on Hoosiers during the season, the Top Eliminator and Footbrake champions also will earn a set of Hoosier racing tires.

TF Champ Torrence leads the way in pre-season testing

It somehow seems appropriate that Steve Torrence had the quickest time on Wednesday at the Pro Winter Warm-up at Arizona’s Wild Horse Pass Raceway Park with a 3.725 at 217.66 mph. He was followed by his father Billy with a 3.742/326.16. Several other teams were making full and half-track runs with more to come.


Forecast for Thursday is 67 degrees, which sounds a little chilly until you realize that most of the U.S. is below (some places well below) freezing. That seemed to suit the champ fine as he has already run a 3.68 today.

Lagana to tune for Callaway

The Agent has gathered a little more information about Lee Callaway’s move to Top Fuel this season that we told you about on Monday. Bobby Lagana reportedly will be tuning the dragster.  

‘First Gathering’ is successful Dodge Demon drag race

Dodge Demon owners from around the US and Canada met at Houston Raceway Park, January 18-20 for the “First Gathering”. The private event was produced by Mass Traction, a custom drag strip prep company owned by Brandon and Sunny Mass, in collaboration with Tim Godbee, co-founder of the Legion of Demons.


“At this largest collection of Demons," says Brandon Mass, “we came very close to beating the record set by Leah [Pritchett’s Factory Stock time of 9.65 seconds]. We beat the mile per hour and the 60-foot time. In large part if there had not been 20-30 mph head winds it probably would have happened.”


Every Demon got a 9-second time slip. The fastest time on the quarter mile by a stock Demon was 140.12 mph and the quickest time was 9.71 seconds. One stock Hellcat Redeye Widebody ran a record-breaking 10.34 ET.  

NHRA receives awards for two programs

The NHRA on FOX team recently received two Davey Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from media, advertising and marketing firms.


The Women of Power campaign premiered in May during NHRA’s Southern Nationals in Atlanta and has been seen by nearly 48 million people since the launch. The show opening for the NHRA national event featured a powerful montage of the history of women in drag racing.


A second Davey Award was given for the opening during the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix entitled “the Sound of Fire in the Desert” a Percy Shelley-style poem about drag racing.   

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