Drag Racing Online: The Magazine

Volume VIII, Issue 4


What can a drag racing enthusiast do between the U.S. Nationals in Indy and the Toyo Tires Nationals in Reading, PA? Well, go to England for drag racing at Santa Pod, of course. "The Trip To England" departs Sept. 6 and returns Sept. 13 and is being sold exclusively through Passport To Travel in Modesto, CA. For more information email renee@passport2travel.com[4-27-2006]


Sometimes we just don't know where these things come from. LoveVooDoo.com will be throwing its third annual "Bike Swinger Night" at Entre Nous in Washington, DC, on May 27 beginning at 9:00 p.m. According to the press release, Bike Swingers Night is for couples and single females only with no single men admitted. Custom bikes will be on display and an artist will do body painting all night. The Agent is speechless. [4-27-2006]


The California Independent Funny Car Association opened its 22nd season on April 21-23 at Sacramento Raceway Park. The AMP Motorsports team defeated Chill Scardino (near lane) in the final when driver Pete Peterson cut a .002 light and then ran a 7.51 to Scardino's 7.54.

Defending series champion Jack Beckman in Dennis Murphy's "Ground Zero" was out in the first round of eliminations when he ran a too-quick 7.49 against Bryan Bruhn.  (Jason Ellis photo)  [4-26-2006]


The Nostalgia Pro Comp Association will bring their style of racing to Indianapolis Raceway Parkon April 29-30. The show will feature funny cars, front engined dragster, altereds, and A/Gas and B/Gas cars. Be there or be square! [4-26-2006]


The family of Ronnie Sox will hold a visitation Wed., April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Parham Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. in Richmond, VA. Another visitation will be held Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home, 207 East Elm St. in Graham, NC.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home. The burial will be a private family ceremony. (Bob Plumer photo) [4-26-2006]

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A new line of Skull Shine car-care automotive products will be featured in a unique color scheme on the Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel dragster driven by Melanie Troxel,beginning at the O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway this weekend.

The Skull Shine design will be displayed on both the original dragster body as well as a new one-piece body this weekend.

"A lot of the teams have run this one-piece body," explains Troxel. "I don't know what all the benefits are, but certainly with the situation we had in Las Vegas, where we lost several body panels off the right side of the car, it should keep that type of thing from happening. I also think there are other benefits. It's something that (crew chief) Richard (Hogan) had considered doing previously and I think this is just the right time." (illustration courtesy Don Schumacher Racing)  [4-26-2006]

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