VOLUME XXI, NUMBER 1 - JANUARY, 2019
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Frank Pedregon returns!
Frank Pedregon, older brother of Cruz and Tony, has returned to the drag ...
And so we begin
On the heels of yesterday’s surprise announcement that Courtney Force would ...
Line says so long to ‘old blue’
Jason Line will be at the wheel of a new grey Camaro Pro Stocker this season ...
Austin Prock to make debut at ...
Austin Prock, son of championship tuner Jimmy Prock, will make his ...
Nitro teams gets some testing ...
Some of the NHRA nitro teams took Jan. 30-Feb. 2 to get in some testing at ...
ANDRA adds Top Doorslammers ...
The Australian National Drag Racing Association has announced that the Top ...
Carolina Coalition to hold first of ...
T.G. Paschal (shown) of McLeansville, NC, and Kelly Stevens of Hudson, NC, ...
Where are the racers for Pomona?
Veteran driver Rodger Brogdon with join Elite Motorsports Pro Stock drivers ...
ET DRAG RACING
Austin Prock, son of championship tuner Jimmy Prock, will make his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this weekend. Prock will be driving the Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel dragster for John Force Racing tuned by crew chiefs Jon Schaffer and Ronnie Thompson.
Montana Brand and Rocky Mountain Twist are an industry leader in design, engineering and manufacturing that builds power drill accessories.
Austin Prock started his career in drag racing as a member of Courtney Force’s Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car team and then moved to working on superchargers for Brittany Force. Throughout his time with John Force Racing, Prock has been working his way to becoming the next driver for the team. He holds both Top Fuel and Funny Car licenses.[02/06/19]
From left: Paul Werner (Pro), Austin Youndt (Top Bike), Dennis Helman (Super Pro), Luke Karol (Junior Street), Matthew Witkowski (Jr. Dragster Advanced), Dillon Taylor (JDRL Divisional Race of Champions), Luis Martinez (8.50 Class), Ron Riegel (Top Sportsman), Scott Smith (Pro Dial co-champ), Joe DiPasquale (Top Dragster), Phil Feger (Pro Dial co-champ and 12.50 Index champion). Not Shown: Keith Zimmerman (10.0 Index), Bill Colburn (11.50 Index), Logan Anderson (Jr. Dragster Novice), David Sciarretta (Street).
Racers, families, sponsors and staff of Maple Grove Raceway gathered together Saturday, Feb. 2, to celebrate the accomplishments of the racers who participated in the 2018 Money Trail Program. The ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading (PA) hosted the 56th Annual Awards Banquet.[02/06/19]
Australian Shane Tucker has moved his operation to the U.S. in search of an NHRA Pro Stock championship and will run full time this season.
He has recently teamed up with veteran engine supplier and consultant Nick Ferri. Ferri will supply engines and consult with Tucker and his team on the set-up. In the past Ferri worked with JEGS, Cagnazzi Racing, Mike Edwards Motorsports, and most recently with Elite Performance. [02/06/19]
After coming close to victory at the recent South Coast 660, Modified Bike racer Jake Hamilton-Moderate is hoping to go one better at the upcoming Twilight Nationals on Feb. 15-16.
The event, to be held at the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association’s Sunset Strip in Mildura (Victoria, Australia) will mark round seven of the 2018/19 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, in which Hamilton-Moderate is currently second in the championship standings for his bracket.
“It has been a pretty good season so far, it has run fairly smoothly although we did have a couple of rough starts early on, popping a few cherries (jumped starts),” laughed Hamilton-Moderate.
“Unfortunately I got another one in the final of the South Coast 660 event, but I wasn’t too fussed at the time whether I won that or not, I was happy with where I was sitting – until the long drive home anyway, then I was a little bit upset about it.
“We have a bit of work to do on the clutch and hopefully that will see us in a better position and hopefully throwing no reds come Mildura in a couple of weeks’ time!”
Hamilton-Moderate is hoping to get to the final two events of the ANDRA Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Perth Motorplex on March 2-3 for the Westernationals and Apr. 6-7 for the Grand Final – if he can find a way to get his two bikes there. [02/06/19]
The International Hot Rod Association and Half Scale Dragsters announce a multi-year partnership that will see Half Scale Dragsters, located in Phillipsburg, NJ, become the official Junior Dragster of the IHRA.
As part of the partnership, Half Scale Dragsters will build a turn-key junior dragster that is awarded to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Champion during the IHRA Summit World Finals October 17-19, Memphis International Raceway, Memphis, TN.
Half Scale Dragsters will also participate in the IHRA contingency program and reward Junior Dragster winner and runner-up at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, IHRA Summit Team Finals, IHRA Summit Junior Dragster Team Finals and IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals events with product certificates. [02/06/19]
Intercooler Sprayer Kit from DEI
The CryO2 Intercooler Sprayer Kit from Design Engineering, Inc., includes everything needed to enhance the intercooler's thermal transfer ability and improve its efficiency by as much as 50%. Kit includes 10 lb. tank and brackets, Cryogenic solenoid valve, 14 ft. stainless steel braided supply line, Arming, activation, and WOT switches, All necessary CO2 fittings and electrical hardware, and 16in x 5in front-mount intercooler sprayer and hardware. [02/06/19]
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