Atlantic .90 Association Kicks Off 2015 Season at Atco Dragway
on May 2 & 3
Mid Atlantic .90 Association gets its 2015 season
underway Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3 at Atco Dragway
in Atco, NJ. The series will once again consist of 10 races
on 5 weekends ranging from tracks including Atco Dragway,
Maple Grove Raceway and Cecil County Dragway. As always the
series will consist of the three Super classes: Super Comp
(8.90), Super Gas (9.90) and Super Street (10.90).
Atco race is the 2nd Annual Spring Kick-Off. After taking
a weekend off for Mother's Day the series then travels to
Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA for the 6th Annual Sportsman
Circuit Shootout. This will be a great warm-up for those
attending the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple
Grove the following weekend. After a two month break the
series gets back into action at Cecil County Dragway in
Rising Sun, MD for the 22nd Annual Uncle Buck Memorial "Pig
Roast" on July 11th & 12th.
25th & 26th the series goes back to Atco for events
# 7 & 8. Just like at Maple Grove this will be a great
test and tune weekend for those who are planning on attending
the Lucas Oil event at Atco the following weekend. The series
will then close out the 2015 season back at Cecil County
on August 29th & 30th for the Annual Season Finale &
Mid Atlantic .90 Associaition news, VP Racing Fuels
in association with Road Runner Racing Fuels
out of Mohnton, Pa have signed an agreement to become the
title right sponsor of the Mid Atlantic .90 Association
for the 2015 season. With this agreement of a title right
sponsor this will allow the series to have guaranteed payouts
for the complete 2015 season. President Rob Keister said
"This series has been growing over the years and I
feel this is a huge step for us to take that next step into
the future." The Mid Atlantic .90 Association is a
series that runs mostly on the Northeast and features the
classes of Super Comp / Quick Rod (8.90), Super Gas / Super
Rod (9.90) & Super Street / Hot Rod (10.90). They run
at tracks such as Atco Dragway, Maple Grove Raceway &
Cecil County Dragway.
information on all three series please contact Rob Keister
Info for all three series can be found at www.midatlantic90.com.
to Title Sponsor DSE's Summer Nationals
Canadian-based DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series’
4th Annual Summer Nationals (Toronto Motorsports
Park, July 25 – 26, 2015) will once again see SteveHayward.ca
and Real Mortgage Associates title sponsoring
the third event in the DSE Series, which will also play
host to two major NHRA events in 2015; the NHRA National
Dragster Challenge and the Jr Drag Racing League Challenge.
first event in the 2015 season for DSE Sportsman Racing
Series competitors will be the 4th Annual Lowdown
Hot Rods Season Opener, which takes place June
6 - 7 at Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park. The
DSE Sportsman Racing Series boasts a (to date) $17,000 year-end
points fund, and features a points structure where racers
claim their best 8 out of 10 poin’s races during the
more information on the Series and its Marketing Partners,
please visit www.SportsmanRacingSeries.ca.
2015 Spring Fling at Thunder Valley
TN - Racers, one of the biggest, baddest bracket
races of the entire 2015 season in the entire country
is just a few short weeks away. It’s the
K&N 5-Day Spring Fling, and it’s coming
to Thunder Valley, Bristol Dragway Tuesday –
Sunday, May 12 -17, 2015.
This mega-money race features a $15K
and three $20Ks! The $15K is on Wednesday and
pays $15,000 Win, $3,500 Runner-Up, $1,200
Semis, $600 6th Round Win, $450 5th Round Win, $300
4th Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Entry is $175.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
each feature a $20K race that pays $20,000 Win, $5,000
Runner-Up, $2,000 Semis, $800 6th Round Win,
$600 5th Round Win, $400 4th Round Win and $200 3rd
Round Win. Enter any single $20K for $250, or take advantage
of the 3-Day Special: $650 gets you into all three $20Ks.
1st Round buybacks are $150. Buybacks are not guaranteed
to happen; they are only if time permits.
All racing is in 1,000 feet. A car can
only go down the track once per round; no sharing cars,
no double-entering the same car, but one driver may
drive two different cars.
Gates open Tuesday at 11:00 am for parking
and tech. Gates open Wednesday at 7:00 am with a time
run session at 8:30 am. Gates open Thursday at 7:00
am with a time run session at 8:00 am. Gates open Friday
at 7:00 am with a time run session (time permitting)
at 8:15 am. Gates open Sunday at 8:00 am.
For more information, visit www.BracketRaces.com.
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Folk at Maryland International Raceway
Creek, MD - The two-day Mountain Motor Nationals
are coming up May 8-9, 2015 at Maryland International
Raceway. Classes include supercharged, turbocharged
and nitrous Pro Mods, stock-bodied, no wheelie bars Outlaw
Drag Radial, X275 and Ultra Street.
Mountain Motor Nationals also includes twin $5K races for
Top ET that pay $5,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up and $750 Semis.
The purse on this race also includes round money at $100
per round starting with 2nd round winners. Entry fee is
$126 and buybacks are $80.
open Friday at 3:00 pm; Top ET time trials start at 4:00
pm and eliminations start at 6:30 pm. Gates open Saturday
at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. Eliminations start
at 1:30 pm. For more information visit www.racemdir.com.
Chevy at Southwestern International Raceway
AZ - The Super Chevy Show is returning
to Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR)
for the first time in over a decade on May 2 - 3, 2015. The
prestigious two-day event will feature drag racing, a car
show, swap meet, midway, an old-school display of nitro power
funny cars, two jet cars and a free Revell Make N' Take activity
SWIR is the third stop on the 12-event series tour across
the country and is the premier national event for all Chevrolet
enthusiasts; offering something for everyone. The Super Chevy
Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in
the country and is open to Chevy-bodied or powered cars, including
all GM brands.
Bracket racing action will feature high-powered excitement
with Super Pro/Box and Pro/No Box classes running on both
days and also a street class, which requires DOT tires and
mufflers. Also, participants and fans can shop the manufacturers'
midway for the best in new Chevy aftermarket performance parts
or the swap meet for those hard-to-find restoration pieces.
Drag Race Entry Fee
Weekend: Box/No Box $100.00 Car & Driver
Sun. Only: Box/No Box $100.00 Car & Driver
Weekend: Street ET $50.00 Car & Driver
Sun. Only: Street ET $25.00 Car & Driver
Box/No Box - 1st round buy back $40.00
Street ET -1st round buy back $10.00
Drag Race Purse Payouts - BOX (Sunday)
$1000.00 1st - Box
$400.00 2nd - Box
$150.00 Semi's based on 16+ Cars
$ 75.00 1Z4 based on 20+ Cars
Drag Race Purse Payouts - NO BOX (Sunday)
$1000.00 1st - Box
$400.00 2nd - Box
$150.00 Semi's based on 16+ Cars
$ 75.00 1Z4 based on 20+ Cars
Drag Race Purse Payouts - STREET (Sunday)
May 2 and Sunday May 3 - Gates Open 9 a.m., Time
Trials and Car Show Judging begin at 10 a.m., Gamblers Eliminations
For more information, please visit www.RaceSWIR.com.
IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals
annual IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals concluded
on Sunday, April 25th 2015 at Palm Beach International
Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. Pro category winners
included Florida’s Jimmy Keen (Pro
Mod), Mike McIntire Jr. (Nitro Funny Car),
John Montecalvo (Pro Stock), defending Nitro
Harley champion Jay Turner and Marisha
Falk (Jet Dragster).
Keen, of Parish, Florida, defeated Dina Parise in the first
round Pro Mod eliminations, then topped Bill Lutz in the semi-final
to face Bradenton Nitro Jam winner Isaias Rojas. Rojas’
2006 Cobalt suffered mechanical failure at the starting line
and Keen singled for the win.
John Montecalvo dispatched Kevin Bealko and Trevor Eman in
order to face Matt Bertsch in the Pro Stock final. Montecalvo
posted a slightly better reaction time and reached the finish
line first at just over 222 miles per hour. Montecalvo traveled
back to New York State after winning the Bradenton Nitro Jam
to tend to his paving business and then flew to West Palm
Beach for this weekend’s contest.
Jay Turner, IHRA’s 2014 Nitro Harley champion, defeated
Bradenton bike winner Randal Andras in the first round. He
took on Alvin Kobernusz in the semi-final and took out fellow
North Carolinian Tracy Kile in the final round.
Marisha Falk scored her first Jet Dragster victory of the
2015 campaign over a five-car field.
MOD - final round
Winner: Jimmy Keen (Parrish, Florida) 1963 Corvette .071
6.330 sec./166.37 mph
Runner-up: Isaias Rojas (San Juan, Puerto Rico) 2006 Cobalt
PRO STOCK - final round
Winner: John Montecalvo (Center Moriches, New York) 2014
Camaro .038 6.317 sec./222.91 mph
Runner-up: Matt Bertsch (Tecumseh, Michigan) 2007 Mustang
.043 6.366 sec./220.30 mph
HARLEY - final round
Winner: Jay Turner (Julian, North Carolina) .059
6.926 201.07 mph
Runner-up: Tracy Kile (Asheville, North Carolina) .082 8.128
JET DRAGSTER - final round
Winner: Marisha Falk (Port Orange, Florida) .158
5.862 sec./272.61 mph
Runner-up: Elaine Larsen (West Melbourne, Florida) -.031
(foul) 5.876 sec./273.77 mph
NITRO FUNNY CAR - final round
Winner: Mike McIntire Jr. (Mentor, Ohio) 1970 Camaro
“McAttack” .085 5.940 sec./108.33 mph
Runner-up: Mike Smith (Boynton Beach, Florida) 1975 Vega
“Jungle Jim” .132 12.672 sec./64.57 mph
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Civil Wars at The Rock
NC - The Roush Yates Spring Civil Wars hits
Rockingham Dragway May 1st – 3rd, 2015
for a weekend of outlaw racing action. Classes include
Outlaw True Street Drags (new for 2015). This class
will race on the ¼ mile using a .500 Pro tree. Cars
must have true DOT street tires (10.5 max width), tags and
mufflers. Win light only (no times will be shown). $500 Winner
Take All + the winner gets a trophy. Single day entry is $25,
or enter both days for $40. Also new for 2015 is the 4.70
Outlaw Top Sportsman class.
also be Pro Tree Doorslammers ($1,500 Win on Saturday, $1,000
Win on Sunday), Footbrake ($1,500 Win on Saturday, $2,000
Win on Sunday), Open Comp ($1,000 Win on both Saturday and
Sunday), 5.30, 6.0 and 7.0 Index on Saturday and 6.0 / 7.0
Combo Index on Sunday (Sunday payout is $1,000 Win based
on 32 cars).
more info visit www.rockinghamdragway.com.
Sportsman Results From IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals
round results from the IHRA Summit Racing Pro-Am
Tour sportsman categories at Bradenton Motorsports
Park in Bradenton, FL (including Driver, Hometown, Vehicle,
Reaction Time, Dial-In, Elapsed Time And Top Speed):
Good Vibrations Top Sportsman
Winner: John Taylor (Naples, Florida) "1999 Haas
Pro Stock" .006, 4.88, 4.929 @ 140.16
Runner-up: Bill Powell (Stuart, Florida) 2010 Cobalt .067,
4.83, 4.840 @ 143.03
Good Vibrations Top Dragster
Winner: Tim Butler (Sarasota, Florida) 2012 American .015,
4.90, 4.919 @ 139.23
Runner-up: Claude Debonis (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) 2008
Worthy .016, 4.70, 4.719 @ 143.42
Winner: Mark Nowicki (Holmes Beach, Florida) 1998 Avenger
.035, 6.03, 6.017 @ 109.26
Runner-up: Jeff Adkinson (Damascus, Georgia) 2000 Firebird
.032, 6.51, 6.483 @ 105.82
Winner: Kenneth Anderson (Lake Worth, Florida) Camaro
.041, 8.00, 8.004 @ 83.31
Runner-up: Fred Rowntree (Parrish, Florida) 1968 Camaro
-.132 (foul), 6.66, 6.673 @ 100.14
Winner: John Brannen (Dunedin, Floida) 2010 Phamtom .005,
5.70, 5.726 @ 133.96
Runner-up: Mark Miles (Flintstone, Georgia) 2011 Mullis
.028, 5.70, 5.682 @ 133.23
Winner: Carl Watts (Alabaster, Alabama) 1989 Cavalier
.022, 6.40, 6.426 @ 122.23
Runner-up: Michael Ruff (Orlando, Florida) 1967 Camaro
.016, 6.40, 6.450 @ 117.69
Hot Rod (Publisher's
note: look at the numbers on this one!)
Winner: Keith Bowers (Palm Bay, Florida) 1967 Barracuda
.010, 7.00, 7.041 @ 111.11
Runner-up: Mike Desio (Seminole, Florida) 1967 Nova .010,
7.00, 7.047 @ 109.91
Winner: Tim Butler (Sarasota, Florida) Camaro .016, 6.14,
6.160 @ 110.21
Runner-up: Max Nuebler III (Sarasota, Florida) .071, 8.66,
8.668 @ 79.29
Winner: James Bunner Jr. (Bushnell, Florida) 1981 Camaro
.006, 6.69, 6.703 @ 101.84
Runner-up: Joe Davide (Seminole, Florida) Dragster .15,
4.83, 4.818 @ 143.26
Index (adjusted for the 1/8th mile)
Winner: Gerry Vizzo (Land O' Lakes, Florida) 1967 Chevy
II .116, 7.25, 7.287 @ 87.95
Runner-up: Paul Vizzo (Land O' Lakes, Florida) 1966 Chevy
II .100, 7.25, 7.433 @ 89.83
Milcarek's Photo Flashback: The Trojan Horse Mustang Funny
to renowned drag race photographer Dave Milcarek
for sharing photos from his archive with us. Dave is just
as busy as ever, photographing weekly at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ and
Atco Dragway in Atco NJ, as well as at
events at other tracks in the Northeast. See his work
(photo by Dave Milcarek)
The Dial: May 2015
Montgomery Raceway Park:
Saturday May 2: Mayday; Saturday May 9: Nolimit and Dirty
South Outlaws; Sunday, May 24: Edmund Hall Season Opener.
Raceway: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: Super
Chevy; Saturday May 16: ET bracket racing
Auto Plus Raceway:
Saturday May 2: ET bracket racing; Saturday May 23: ET
bracket racing; Friday May 29: Midnight Madness. Palm
Beach International Raceway: Saturday-Sunday,
May 2-3: Pro Mod Showdown; Saturday May 9: ET bracket
Cordova International Raceway:
Sunday May 3: Battle of the High Schools; Saturday May
9: ET bracket racing; Friday-Saturday, May 29-30: IHRA
Nitro Jam Summer Nationals, IHRA Pro-Am event.
Saturday, Saturday, May 2: Gravity Falls Charity Armdrop;
Friday - Saturday, May 8-9: ET bracket racing, Boggs Memorial.
Mt. Park Dragway:
Saturday, May 2: ET bracket racing; Friday-Sunday, May
22-24: Memorial Classic.
Milan Dragway: Sunday
May 3: ET bracket racing; Sunday May 17: ET bracket racing;
Saturday May 23: Super Saturday.
Saturday, May 9: Double Hitter; Friday-Monday, May 22-25:
Motorcycle Memorial Day Blowout.
New England Dragway:
Sunday May 3: ET bracket racing; Saturday May 9: ET bracket
racing; Friday-Saturday, May 15-16: NHRA National Open;
Sunday May 24: Northeast Nostalgia Classic; Satuday-Sunday,
May 30-31: ET bracket racing.
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park: Saturday-Sunday,
May 2-3: Sport Compact Spring Nationals; Sunday, May 17:
ET bracket racing, Ford Show & Go, Supercar Shootout;
Sunday May 31: National Dragster Challenge.
Valley Dragway: Saturday, May 2: NENDRA,
Supercar Shootout; Saturday May 9: NETO; Saturday May
24: Hemmings Muscle Car Show & Drags. Skyview
Drags: Saturday May 9: Opening Day, ET
Friday-Sunday, May 1-3: IHRA Pro-Am; Saturday, May 9:
Mopar Race & Show; Saturday, May 23: Quick 8 Pro Modse
and Stick Shift Nationals. Rockingham
Dragway: Friday-Sunday, May 1-3: Spring
Civil Wars, Fun Ford Series; Friday-Monday, May 22-25:
Big John Memorial Bracket Race; Friday-Sunday, May 29-31:
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series..
Maple Grove Raceway:
Saturday, May 9: ET bracket racing; Saturday-Sunday, May
16-17: ET bracket racing, Mid Atlantic .90 Series; Thursday-Sunday,
May 21-24: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag racing Series; Saturday-Sunday,
May 30-31: East Coast Stock/Super Stock. Numidia
Dragway: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: ET
bracket racing; Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17: Gambler's
Race, NETO, grudge racing; Saturday-Monday, May 23-25:
Memorial Weekend Money Races. South
Mountain: Sunday May 3: Super Pro Shootout;
Sunday May 10: Mother's Day Race (ladies free entry);
Sunday May 17: Import vs. Domestics, ET bracket racing.
Saturday, May 16: Malcolm Carpentry "Two-Four"
Weekend, Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street Cars, & Jr Dragsters;
Sunday May 17, Mulligan Sunday, Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street
Cars, & Jr Dragsters; Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31:
Canadian Armed Forces Weekend, Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street
Cars, & Jr Dragsters.
Saturday, May 9: 5K G-Body Street Car Shootout; Saturday-Sunday,
May 30-31: Team Carolina Points Race. Greer
Dragway: Saturday, May 2: Southeast Gassers;
Saturday, May 9: ET bracket racing.
Memphis International Raceway:
Friday - Sunday, May 1-3: IHRA Pro-Am Tour; Saturday,
May 16: ET bracket racing; Friday, May 29: Midnight Madness.
Little River Dragway:
Saturday, May 9: Central Texas Buick Nationals; Saturday,
May 16: Ironman Classic; Saturday, May 23: Rumble at the
River; Sunday, May 24: Motorcycle Mayhem Bike Series.
Elk Creek Dragway:
Saturday, May 9: ET bracket racing; Saturday, May 16:
ET bracket racing; Friday, May 29: Extreme Outlaw 28 x
10.5; Saturday, May 30: Stick Shift Championship Series,
5.90 & 6.90 Heads-Up, ET bracket racing.
Great Lakes Dragaway:
Saturday, May 16: Nitrous Street Car Brawl; Saturday-Sunday,
May 23-24: Memorial Day Classics; Saturday-Sunday, May
30-31: ET bracket racing.
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listed? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dragtime News Featured Photo: Spencer Massey at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park
back to the 2014 NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown,
NJ and this striking shot of Spencer Massey during Friday's
2nd qualifying. (photo by Bob
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Top ET $5Ks at Maryland International’s Mountain Motor
Creek, MD - Attention Top ET drivers, mark your calendars
for the Mountain Motor Nationals on Friday
& Saturday, May 8 & 9, 2015 at Maryland
International Raceway. This event will feature
a $5,000-To-Win Top ET Gambler's Race each day; Runner-Up
pays $2,000 and Semis pays $750. The purse on this race
also includes round money at $100 per round starting with
2nd round winners. Entry fee is $126 and buybacks are $80.
open Friday at 3:00 pm; Top ET time trials start at 4:00
pm and eliminations start at 6:30 pm. Gates open Saturday
at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. Eliminations
start at 1:30 pm. Visit www.RaceMDIR.com
for more information.
“The List” at New England Dragway
NH - New for 2015 at New England Dragway
will be “The List” for the fastest street-legal
cars in the track’s Wednesday Street Night program.
List” will be the 10 fastest street legal cars to
race at Wednesday Street Nights. There will be no score
boards and no time slips, just a win light only. 1/8th mile,
Instant Green tree, heads up, grudge race. First to the
finish line wins.
/ trucks must be legally registered, inspected and driven
to the track; no trailered cars. If you haven’t made
the list once it’s been established and you want your
shot at getting your name on it, you can call out #10 and
work your way up. You can only call out the next position
above you. If there is more than one challenger on the same
night for #10 spot, there will be race off between challengers
to determine who gets a shot at #10.
more information about any of the New England Dragway
events, visit www.newenglanddragway.com.
New York Super Rod Ass'n Announces 2015 Schedule
Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association
(WNYSRA), which is entering its second season
and showcases some of the best sportsman drag racing competition
in the Northeast, has announced its schedule for the 2015
in 2014, the WNYSRA schedule will be comprised of eight
races; six at Empire Dragway in Leicester, NY, and two
at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario, Canada.
The season opener on the last weekend in May will feature
a double-event at Empire Dragway, while Toronto Motorsports
Park will host a double-event on Labor Day weekend,
with the winner of the race on Saturday, September 5th
being awarded a prestigious NHRA “Wally”.
Phil Harnden, co-founder of the WNYSRA stated, “Jason
(Oldfield) and I are very proud to announce the Western
New York Super Rod Association schedule for the 2015
season. We had a very successful inaugural season, but
we are going to build off of that to have an even better
2015. We think everyone will be excited about the addition
of our second double race weekend.” The 2015 schedule
for the Western New York Super Rod Association is:
May 30 - 31: Empire Dragway
- June 13: Empire Dragway
- July 18: Empire Dragway
- August 15: Empire Dragway
- September 5 – 6 (Labor Day Weekend): Toronto
- October 3: Empire Dragway
Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association
was founded to provide an outlet for some of the best
heads-up, Pro-tree competitors in western New York,
southern Ontario, and northwestern Pennsylvania to compete
in one of the longest running sportsman drag racing
categories, IHRA's Super Rod or NHRA's Super Gas. For
more information, visit the WNYSRA website at www.wnysra.com.
News: Top Dragster Compact Cooling System from Meziere Enterprises
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compact, all-in-one cooling system for rear engine dragsters.
It is designed to fit neatly behind the driver’s seat.
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American DRAGCAR at Wild Horse Pass, April 4th, 2015
AZ - American DRAGCAR returned to Wild
Horse Pass Motorsports Park for Easter weekend with
race #2 of the AZ Differential Specialists Central State Championship
Series on Saturday April 4th.
25 entries laddered up in DragSport Eliminator, the Fast
Five consisted of Geanine Ballard with her blown ’67
Camaro in the #1 slot with a 9.133 while Mark Ballard had
to settle for 2nd with the 9.160 from his blown ’58
Delray wagon. Number 3 was taken by Gary Navis in his gorgeous
’67 Camaro with a 10.011 and Willie Wray in his ‘69
Camaro clamped onto 4th with his 10.014 blast. Ron Shelly
rounded out the 5 in his ’74 Vega with his 10.067
News: Mark Williams' Catalog Available for Download
friends at Mark Williams Enterprises have
a new catalog that you can download directly to your desktop
as a .PDF. In it you'll find their full line of axles, driveshafts,
rears and brakes. To download, click HERE
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more information about Mark Williams Enterprises,
Raceway Park Reschedules NHRA Division 2 LODRS
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event originally scheduled
for April 17-19, 2015 at Montgomery Raceway Park
has been re-scheduled to June 5-7, 2015.
owner Dave Elsberry and General Manager
Jim Howard worked long and hard at getting
Montgomery Raceway Park ready to host the Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series tour. However, after receiving several inches
of rain in the days prior to the event and with an unfavorable
weather forecast, it was in the best interest of the racers
to be proactive and reschedule.
of the schedule change, the 2015 JEGS Allstars points will
now end at Rockingham Dragway on May 29-31. The 2016 JEGS
Allstars points chase will begin its new season at Mongtomery
Raceway Park’s new date of June 5-7.
schedule for the Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series classes
originally scheduled to attend the Montgomery event is being
reviewed now. However with ProFuel Harley already scheduled
to compete at the Joliet race that same weekend, they will
not be a part of the Montgomery re-scheduled event.
North East Timing Organization Announces 2015 Schedule
you nostalgia drag racers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic,
the North East Timing Organization has announced its 2015
Dragway April 26
Valley Dragway May 9
Dragway May 16 & 17
Dragway May 30
County Dragway June 13
Grove Raceway June 27
Springs July 11 & 12
Bridge Township Raceway Park July 26
Dragway August 2
Valley Dragway August 15 & 16
Dragway September 13
Valley Dragway September 26 & 27
Dragway October 3
Dragway October 18
is for 1979 and older cars, front engine dragsters, funny
cars, altereds, gassers, super stocks and stockers and races
in two eliminators: Nostalgia for 10.00 and slower, any
dial-in, .500 full tree and Competition for 9.75 and faster
dial in .25 second increments, handicapped .400 Pro tree.
For more info visit www.neto-nostalgia.com.
News: Stroud Safety Drag Boots With Integral Sole
Safety's SFI-approved Drag Boots feature an integral
sole for positive footing and long lasting durability. No
need to wear two pairs of footwear to get ready to race. These
boots feature Nomex® protection and are available in small
through extra-large sizes.
Stroud Safety has been supplying racers
with drag chutes and launchers, seat belts, window nets,
ballistic blankets and diapers, fire suits, fire suppression
kits, and more for over 26 years. Stroud re-certifies all
their products and specializes in custom applications for
many of their products.
800-554-4648 for more information, visit the website at
and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stroudsafety.
Spring Nationals at Maryland Int’l Raceway
International Drag Bike League presents the 18th
Annual Spring Nationals at Maryland International
Raceway on Friday – Sunday, April
The event will feature Orient Express
Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Vance & Hines
4.60 index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Carpenter Racing Crazy
8s, Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman, Shinko Tires Pro
E.T., Brock's Performance Street E.T., and Eastside Performance
Grudge. There’ll also be a huge vendor midway full
of motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories.
Pro Street entry fee is $200, Real Street
entry fee is $150, 4.60 Index entry fee is $150, 5.60
Index entry fee is $75, Crazy 8's racer entry fee is $50,
Pro E.T. racer entry fee is 1-day $70 or 2-day $120, Street
E.T. entry fee is 1-day $50 or 2-day $80, Grudge entry
fee is $50 per day.
On Friday the gates open at 9:00
am with an Early Bird Test Session from 10am-5pm
for $100 per bike. Friday evening there will be Test &
Tune from 6:30pm - 11pm for $25 per bike. Gates
open Saturday at 8:00 am. Top Sportsman, Pro
ET, Street ET, Crazy 8s, and 5.60 Index will start qualifying
at 9am. 4.60 Index, Pro Street, Real Street, and Grudge
will run at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Pro E.T. and Street E.T.
eliminations will start on Saturday at 2pm. On
Sunday the gates open at 8:00 am, and the church
service will start at 8:30am. Top Sportsman, Pro E.T.,
Street E.T., Crazy 8's, and 5.60 Index will get one time
run at 9am so be sure to arrive early. Eliminations for
pro classes will start at 11:30am, and 12noon for sportsman
for more information.
Spotlight: Meziere Enterprises
Enterprises is a family owned and operated company
that specializes in cooling systems & accessories, flexplates
& accessories, starters & accessories and chassis
components & accessories.
27 years Meziere’s goal has been to provide its customers
with the very best products they can produce. That starts
with designs aimed at solving problems common to the performance
vehicles and their demanding parameters. It is executed
by the company’s wide array of machining and manufacturing
capabilities and attention to detail. It is supported by
outstanding tech and customer service.
development is a top priority for Meziere Enterprises. The
company’s line of cooling system products currently
includes such items as electric high flow water pumps, cooling
system accessories, thermostat necks, recovery tanks, expansion
tanks and radiators. Their line of True Billet flexplates
are the very best quality and are now available for a wide
variety of domestic engine and transmission applications.
Meziere also offers manufacturing of special flexplates.
Starters include the True Start starters, and the company
is rapidly developing a variety of starter applications
more information, visit Meziere Enterprises
Spotlight: AED Competition
Competition was founded with one basic premise in
mind - the manufacturing of high quality components at reasonable
prices. The company manufactures performance and competition
CNC-machined carburetors and also carries an extensive fuel
system parts line-up that is second-to-none along with support
and service capabilities to match.
background includes over three decades of research, design
and development of high performance components. They have
one of the most high tech research facilities in the country
including their computer controlled wef flow bench which
is capable of flowing any throttle bore seperatly or combination
of throttle bores to provide CFM, air-fuel ratio, test pressure,
pounds of fuel and air, and corrected data as related to
features in-house CNC machining centers, flowbenches, total
induction benches, engine dyno, and chassis dyno.
more information visit www.aedperformance.com.
Spotlight: ATI Performance Products
Performance Products is a family owned and operated
company that has been in business for over 50 years. The
company specializes in racing transmissions, torque converters,
engine dampers and the internal parts for each. ATI races
what they sell so you can be sure what you’re buying
has already been race proven. Everything they make is manufactured
under the roof of their 30,000+ sq/ft facility located in
manufactures its own SFI cases for the Power Glide and TH400
and offers many different bell housings and options to fit
what you race. ATI 8" and 9" torque converters
are made from 100% new parts, no old cores here. ATI’s
Super Damper is the industry leading damper and is used
exclusively in NASCAR, NHRA Pro-Stock, and by every quality
engine builder in the world.
transmission department, you can find plenty of models to
choose from. Based on the weight & horsepower of your
combination, ATI can spec you a transmission and converter
combination to guide you to the winner’s circle no
matter what your combination is. Whether its aluminum drums,
Vasco shafts or trick trans brake valve bodies, ATI makes
the parts to put in anything from a basic foot brake Glide
for your bracket car, to an all-out Outlaw TH400 Lock Up
for your Pro-mod. ATI has the parts and the knowledge to
build you a reliable transmission to fit your specific needs.
They also supply a wide variety of torque converters; each
one specifically made to order. ATI offers everything from
light weight 8” units for NHRA Stock class racing
all the way up to 10.5” Outlaw Lock UP converters
for 3000+HP door cars. They even offer a line of StreetMaster
Converters for your hot rod or street car.
it comes to a harmonic balancer the ATI Super Damper has
the best design on the market, period! The design is simply
the best piece available and provides the most protection
you can get for your engine. After spending a significant
amount of your hard earned money on a new power plant, an
ATI Super Damper is the best insurance policy you could
purchase to protect that new investment. A damper plays
such an important role in both absorbing harmonics and preventing
torsional twist of the crank shaft. With the best technology
readily available, why would you want to risk your investment
on anything else? Plus, the ATI damper is completely rebuild-able
and every individual part is available separately and service
is easy. Only ATI offers a damper that will last the entire
life of your engine and then some.
more information, visit www.ATIRacing.com.
Spotlight: COMP Cams
more than 35 years, COMP Cams has prided
itself on serving as the preferred valve train partner of
racers, engine builders and enthusiasts the world over. Whether
the company is working with a professional race team or a
weekend mechanic, its commitment to building the highest-quality
components and providing unparalleled customer service is
Cams employs the aftermarket’s largest and most highly
trained engineering staff, and its technicians provide a
wealth of knowledge unrivaled in the performance aftermarket.
Combine the best people with the best resources available
in the fields of development, testing and manufacturing,
and you have the recipe that makes COMP Cams the absolute
leader in valve train technology.
Cams camshafts are the backbone of its lineup and drag racing
cams are available in both flat tappet and solid roller
configurations for applications ranging from sportsman to
Pro classes. Other valve train components by COMP include
valve springs that feature revolutionary design, including
Elite Drag Race and Dual Conical options, a variety of rocker
arms and durable pushrod selections, as well as lifters
designed for everything from street/strip to all-out, hardcore
more information about COMP Cams visit www.compcams.com
or call 1.800.999.0853.
Spotlight: Powermaster Performance
Performance Starters & Alternators, located in
West Chicago, IL has been manufacturing new starters and alternators
in their 145,000 sq. ft. facility since 1981. Powermaster
Performance builds a wide range of starters, alternators,
and Powergens for all types of domestic vehicles. With adjustable
voltage alternators weighing less than 6 pounds all the way
up to diesel truck starters and high amp alternators to make
sure the race car gets to the track! Powermaster is proud
to work with racers to develop starters and alternators that
suit specific needs. One example is their Ultra Torque High
Speed starter, designed for alcohol or magneto engines. The
Ultra Torque High Speed spins up to 25% faster with 200ft
lbs of torque for engines up to 15:1 compression.
more information visit powermastermotorsports.com.
Spotlight: Mark Williams Enterprises
was fifty years ago in 1964 when Denver racer Mark
Williams decided to quit his machinist job at John
Bandimere, Sr’s speed emporium and go into business
for himself building race cars. In the ensuing years Mark
Williams Enterprises became the “go to”
shop for High Country racers. In addition to the fuel dragster
he campaigned with the
late Bill Rice, racers like the Kaiser Bros., John Abbott,
Vern Moats, Vern & Brian Raymer and Motes & Williams
demonstrated the prowess of M-W’s chassis'. The word
spread, and soon racers like “Ohio George” Montgomery
and Florida’s Jerry Gwynn were winning NHRA events with
Mark Williams’ chassis. Williams himself won the Division
V Top Fuel Championship when partnered with Larry Frazier.
During this time Williams began to manufacture various components
to compliment his chassis.
In the late 1970s, sensing a need in the marketplace, Mark
Williams came out with the industry’s first guaranteed
axle, the “Hi-Torque.” All “Hi-Torque”
and budget-minded “MasterLine” axles are individually
made to the customer’s requirements. Having the shaft
taper from the bearing seat to the spline is a key factor
in an axle’s ductility and overall reliability.
In a quest to build the lightest and strongest driveshafts,
MW developed the patented Accu-bonding process. This process
is used to manufacture aluminum and carbon fiber driveshafts.
Now, MW has the most comprehensive driveshaft testing and
manufacturing capabilities in the industry. MW also developed
a sophisticated computer-controlled torsional testing device
that can exert loads up to 15,000 foot pounds torque in
Data accumulated from extensive testing has helped SFI establish
the specifications that are the cornerstone of the 43.1
Recognizing the shortcomings of steel housings, MW developed
the first modular housing to accommodate
the popular 9” Ford components. The most important
feature of MW modular housings is that everything is CNC
machined to exacting tolerances, which makes for optimum
alignment of axles, bearings, gears, etc. for maximum efficiency.
The company is also known for its premium grade disc brakes.
Kits feature a one-piece aluminum hub/brake hat. The innovative
Slot-Drive™ system, used to attach the rotor to the
hat or hub, reduces the weight of the rotor while directing
heat way from the hub bearings – eliminating warpage.
M-W rotors are double disc ground to ensure that both sides
are absolutely parallel.
more information about Mark Williams Enterprises,
Spotlight: Stroud Safety
Safety started with one product, the drag chute,
and now manufacturers over 150 products with new products
introduced annually. Almost every type of racing all over
the world uses Stroud Safety products.
Safety also supplies fire suppression systems and manufactures
an extensive line of fire suits, personal restraint systems,
window netting, and general racing and shop accessories.
Custom design is a specialty at Stroud. With a wide range
of color options and on-site design and engineering, most
products can be configured to meet specific needs of the
customer. Where applicable, all Stroud products are SFI
certified with re-certification available for required intervals.
in Oklahoma City, the 24,000 square foot facility includes
a 4,000 square foot show room. The production area is equipped
with a wide range of industrial sewing machines, state-of-the-art
digital cutting table, and fire bottle/suppression system
assembly area. Efficient production and inventory control
expedites the customer ordering experience with daily shipment
of products. Customers may order direct from the factory
or from U.S. and international dealers.
Stroud Safety at 405-632-2022 for information and tech support,
800-554-4648 for orders, and email@example.com.
More product information available at www.stroudsafety.com
Spotlight: Auto Meter Products
in 1957, Auto Meter Products, Inc. is a high
technology company based in Sycamore, IL USA, focused on performance
and racing automotive instrumentation and electronics. With
a state-of-the-art cellular manufacturing operation, world
class ISO 9000:TS 16949 Certified Quality System, an advanced
engineering team, and product technology that is unmatched
in the instrumentation marketplace, Auto Meter has been a
leader in the performance aftermarket for generations. In
addition to the more commonly known Auto Meter High Performance
division, they are also one of the largest builders of battery
and electrical system test equipment. The company's products
include the Dedenbear STSK Throttle Stop,
the Auto Meter Ultimate DL tachometer, Auto
Meter Street & Race Dash and SPEK-Pro
STSK Throttle Stop - The Dedenbear STS System combines
the consistency of an electric stop with the tunability
of an air stop. The STS can open and close the blades 8
separate times during a run, all at different speeds and
different angles. Starting line control is also included
for the ultimate in launch consistency. Every adjustment
can easily be accomplished right from the driver's seat,
including stop RPM.
Meter Ultimate DL tachometer - The
Ultimate DL includes a high accuracy, competition-grade
air core meter movement capable of achieving 0 to 10,000
RPM in 333 milliseconds. I t features new and improved ARMS
(automatic recording memory start) system for worry free
driver operation, a 4 stage shift light control, advanced
for improved visibility, reduced electrical system draw,
and resistance to vibration and tire shake. Engine and driveshaft
RPM records at 100 samples per second with up to 60 seconds
of available memory. Driver can play back data right on
the tach itself, or easily download it to award winning
DataPro analysis software, the same software found on professional
STACK Motorsports data acquisition systems. Onboard tri-axis
accelerometer to provide advanced data about vehicle acceleration
and launch, working intelligently with DataPro software
to pin point not only when, but where particular events
occurred on the track. Backed by contingency in NHRA, IHRA,
NMCA, and NMRA, a 1 year competition warranty, and Auto
Meter's customer service and race support team
Meter Street & Race Dash - Full Sweep, Stepper
Motor meter movement and includes user programmable warning
function, integrated programmable warning light and LCD
message display for temperatures, pressures, and battery
voltage, external plugs provided for shift and warning light
activation, and a robust professional wiring harness pre-terminated
with mil spec and MSS connectors for ease of installation.
Operates on most 1-16 cylinder engines with 12V electronic
ignitions. The Street & Race Dash is water, dust/dirt,
shock, and vibration proof! and is fully sealed to IP67
standard. Multiple pre-programmed display layers allow you
to track different combinations of vehicle parameters at
the push of a button. Transflective LCD Backlit display
provides guaranteed visibility in bright sunlight and complete
darkness. Playback Recording mode provides up to 2 hours
(or 15 runs) of continual dash sensor input data to be saved
to memory for later review and analysis.
features include plug & play wire harness for easy installation,
7 color user-selectable background illumination, adjustable
illumination brightness settings for day and night, independent
dimming for dial and pointer, peak recall, and 280-degree
brushless stepper motor movement with illuminated pointer.
The patented lighting delivers one of the largest viewable
displays ever assembled on a 2 1/16 inch gauge.
more information about the Auto Meter family
of products, visit www.autometer.com.
Design Dragtime News T-Shirts
addition to publishing The Dragtime News I've been hard
at work designing new t-shirts, and I think I came up
with a winner. They turned out great, and new for 2014
are women's sizes. These are high-quality, 100% cotton
black t-shirts. The men's are Gildan and the women's are
quantities are extremely limited. Men's sizes are M, L,
XL, 2XL and 3XL; women's sizes are M, L and XL. More
info is on the T-Shirts page.
The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: Troy Moyle in the Hart's
Texaco Flathead Ford
to Drag Racer Magazine for submitting
this great photo of Troy Moyle in the
wheelstanding Hart's Texaco flathead
Ford. I always like sharing what Drag
Racer sends in because the photography is first-rate.
Racer Magazine is available at better bookstores
and magazines stands or you
can subscribe HERE. (Drag
Racer Magazine photos: Doug Adama / James Drew / Lou Hart
/ Pete Ward)