NHRA salutes 50 years of Pro Stock at SEMA Show

To help kick off the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock, the annual NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show on Thursday brought together five stars of the class. From left, Warren Johnson, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders, Greg Anderson, and Herb McCandless told stories and answered questions from the attendees. FOX announcer Brian Lohnes served as panel moderator. 

Alaska track joins NHRA Division 6

Also at the SEMA Show, Chevrolet introduced the 2020 COPO Camaro John Force Edition. Chevrolet will auction the COPO Camaro John Force Edition at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event in January, with the proceeds going to DonorsChoose.org. It carries a unique “2020COPO-FORCE” identification plaque and is considered a unique build in the COPO Camaro range – not part of the annual production run of 69 COPO Camaro race cars.


“John Force is one of the most legendary drag racers in history – and his legend started with Chevrolet,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “We are proud to partner with him on this one-of-a-kind COPO Camaro and are excited to see what it will do on the auction block for charity.”


“This is a great-looking COPO Camaro, and I enjoyed helping design this car,” said Force. “The COPO Camaro is already a formidable car, and hard to beat on the track. But this one is even more special, as it will help support a cause I firmly believe in.”


Additionally, a black-and-silver paint scheme inspired by the John Force Edition is an available option on 2020 COPO Camaros.  

NHRA announces 2020 LODRS schedule

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to action for the 2020 race season. New this season, National Trail Raceway will feature double the sportsman racing action as it hosts a Division 3 points meet July 16-17 directly followed by the iconic JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, July 18-19.


Division 1

Atco Raceway (Regional) May 1-3

Maple Grove Raceway (Regional) May 22-24

Numida Dragway June 5-7

New England Dragway (Regional) June 19-20

Lebanon Valley Dragway (Regional) July 3-5

Cecil County Dragway August 14-16

Virginia Motorsports Park (Regional) October 9-11


Division 2

Orlando Speed World Dragway January 31-February 2

South Georgia Motorsports Park February 21-23

Gainesville Raceway (Regional) March 5-8

Atlanta Dragway May 1-3

GALOT Motorsports Park September 18-20

Rockingham Dragway October 2-4


Division 3

Summit Motorsports Park (Regional) May 15-17

Route 66 Raceway (Regional) May 29-31

National Trail Raceway (Regional) July 16-17

Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Regional) August 7-9

Beech Bend Raceway Park (Regional) August 28-30

World Wide Technology Raceway (Regional) October 9-11


Division 4

No Problem Raceway (Regional) February 28-March 1

Houston Raceway Park March 20-22

Texas Motorplex (Regional TAD/TAFC ONLY) March 27-28

Texas Motorplex April 2-3

Texas Motorplex April 4-5

Alamo City Motorplex May 15-17

Tulsa Raceway Park June 5-6

Thunder Valley Raceway Park October 9-11


Division 5

Bandimere Speedway (Regional) June 19-20

Heartland Motorsports Park July 23-24

Heartland Motorsports Park (Regional) July 25-26

Brainerd International Raceway August 8-9

Tri-State Raceway (Regional) September 11-13

SRCA Dragstrip (Regional) September 25-27


Division 6

Firebird Raceway May 1-3

Mission Raceway May 28-29

Mission Raceway (Regional) May 30-31

Woodburn Dragstrip (Regional) June 26-28

Pacific Raceways (Regional TAD/TAFC ONLY) August 7-8

Pacific Raceways August 14-16

Yellowstone Dragstrip (Regional) August 29-30


Division 7 

Tucson Dragway February 28-March 1

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional) April 9-11

Auto Club Dragway May 16-17

Sonoma Raceway (Double Regional) July 16-19

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park October 9-11

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Regional) November 5-8


Schedule subject to change.  

Off the Track: Lamborghini goes to the Space Station

On November 2, a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to the International Space Station (ISS), carrying with it a series of sample composite materials produced by Automobili Lamborghini.


The joint research on advanced carbon fiber composite materials was initiated two years ago between Automobili Lamborghini and the Houston Methodist Research Institute. Its aim is to analyze the response of five different composite materials produced by Lamborghini to the extreme stresses induced by the space environment, in view of future applications on the Italian cars and in the medical field.


Say...maybe it IS rocket science!  

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