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Ultimate Sportsman Weekend at Montgomery Raceway Park
Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Raceway Park hosts a big event Friday – Sunday, June 5 – 7, 2015 for NHRA Division 2 Sportsman racers at the LODRS Ultimate Sportsman Weekend. Classes include Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Competition Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator and 11.0 Index.

What makes this LODRS event unique are the Ultimate Sportsman Shootout races for Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street and Super Stock/Stock Combo; each class features a $5,000 payout.

Entry fees are $100 for Test & Tune, $160 Car & Driver, $100 Ultimate Sportsman Shootout and $125 for 11.0 Index.

Gates open Thursday, June 4 at noon for parking and a Test & Tune. Gates open Friday and Saturday at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:00 am. Eliminations begin on Saturday; gates open Sunday at 9:30 am with eliminations continuing.

Visit www.MontgomeryRacewayPark.com for more info.

Race 4 Ronald’s House at Maple Grove Raceway
Mohnton, PA - Attention racers in the vicinity of Maple Grove Raceway: keep Saturday, June 6th open to bring yourself, your race car and hopefully even a non-racer friend and their street car to the track to experience what it’s like to race down the quarter-mile while helping a good cause at the same time. The Race 4 Ronald’s House returns to The Grove with its own dedicated day this year. All entry fee proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Classes include RM1 (beginners in street cars 11.50 ET and slower. Bracket rules apply; no electronics), RM2 (experienced racers in street cars or bracket cars 7.50 ET and slower. Must have proper safety equipment), Motorcycle and a Gambler’s race ($1,000 purse, must be entered in RM1, RM2 or Motorcycle to join).

Entry fee is $65 regardless of class. Gambler’s Race is $20 additional. Gates open at 8:00 am, time runs start at 9:00 am and eliminations start at 1:00 pm. For any additional information, contact Denny Parisan at denny.parisan@countycorvette.com.

In The Paging Lanes: Numidia Dragway Profiled in Performance Racing Industry Magazine

Very happy that our friends at Numidia Dragway are profiled in the May 2015 issue of Performance Racing Industry magazine! The article talks with owner Bob DiMino about his vision for the track when he purchased it ten years ago and the many improvements and upgrades he's done since, making it one of the top destinations for hard-core bracket racers in the entire Northeast. I'm also proud that PRI used our Dragtime News On Location photos from a past Numidia event for the article. Read the entire issue on PRI's website HERE.

Robertson Grabs the Wally at Indy
After a long harsh Michigan winter, Todd Robertson and his ProPower Motorsports team were able to blow out the cob webs and win their first NHRA regional meet at Indianapolis. “I couldn’t think of a better way to shake off the winter blues than a win during the Spectacle of Speed here at Lucas Oil Raceway Park” stated long time crew man Ed Youness.

In the first qualifying round of Top Alcohol Funny Car, the Eaton-sponsored team ran a 5.65 @ 255. This landed them in the Number 3 qualifying position, which they were able to maintain after two additional qualifying sessions. “We looked at the data from our runner-up pass at the US Nationals last year, and the conditions and track were similar so we went with it and it paid off,” said Team Engineer Jeff Sawruk.

1st round paired Robertson's ProPower’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo against Ray Drew's Mustang. Robertson got the hole shot with a 0.021 light to Drew's 0.030 light and held on for the win. 2nd round paired Robertson against Number 2 qualifier Andy Bohl. Robertson moved first and took the win as Bohl fought to stay straight. The Final was then set up to be a battle between Robertson and Paul Noakes' Mustang. Noakes had qualified number four and defeated Chris Foster and number one qualifier Jonnie Lindberg in route to the final, but his Mustang lost traction early in the run, handing the win to Robertson.

Texas' Redline Raceway Joins IHRA, Reopening Targeted For June 1
The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) has announced Redline Raceway in Caddo Mills, TX (east of Dallas) has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.

The 1/8-mile track is undergoing extensive improvements. “We’re pouring a lot of concrete today,” said Redline Raceway owner Mike Adcock. “We’re replacing the walls and the concrete on the track. We’re replacing the shutdown area. The road coming in to the race track is about 500 yards of concrete by itself. We’ll have new Accutime LED scoreboards. We’re building a new ET house and putting in new scales. There are a lot of different things happening at one time here.”

“I bought the track last March and it was in really poor shape. The season already was under way so I let the year finish up. That whole year I knew what I was going to do. I have a budget of $750,000 this time. We’re shooting for June 1 as our opening date.”

Redline Raceway is located at 5326 FM 1565 South, Caddo Mills, Texas. For more information visit www.RedlineRaceway.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: Moroso Performance Products
Moroso Performance Products manufactures over 4,000 products, from oil pans and oiling systems, to ignition wire, ignition components, valve covers, fuel system equipment, air cleaners, hard-core racing tools, chassis and suspension equipment and many other performance parts. The company has an impressive list of customers from grass-roots racers to top level NASCAR® and NHRA/IHRA race teams.

The Connecticut-based manufacturing operation is home to Moroso Performance Products and Competition Engineering - The Chassis People. The company also owns Moroso Wire Technologies, a state-of-the-art ignition wire manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, PA.

Moroso was started in 1968 by Dick Moroso, one of the most successful modified production drag racers on record. Dick left his racing career to design, test and manufacture specialized products aimed exclusively at racers needs. The performance world quickly recognized that Moroso products were a cut above the others because they were designed and built for racers by a racer.

Dick Moroso was responsible for many innovations in the high performance industry. He was instrumental in nurturing the warehouse distribution (WD) network, which became an integral step in supplying the growing number of speed shops appearing in every corner of the country. In addition, Moroso pioneered many racing products including deep-sump oil pans, electric water pumps, tall valve covers, lightweight front drag tires, racing vacuum pumps, and others.

The Moroso heritage continues with their constantly updated manufacturing and quality control systems. Computers with the latest CAD/CAM software have replaced the drafting tables and the Moroso plant is filled with sophisticated CNC machinery, including turret punch presses, turning centers and lathes. The combination of highly skilled craftsmen and highly accurate machinery guarantees that the tradition of quality started by Dick Moroso in 1968 will continue throughout the coming decades. For more information visit www.moroso.com.

Door Slammer Series at Atco Dragway
Atco Dragway’s Doorslammer Series continues on Saturday, June 6, 2015. This is for doorslammers that dial between 6.50 and 11.99 in the quarter-mile. The payout is $1,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $45 Round starting with 3rd Round lose. Payouts based on 40 cars. Entry is $80, buybacks are $40. Double entries are allowed. Gates open at 9:00 am.

The Door Slammer Series culminates with the Door Slammer Finals on Saturday, October 24th. Payout is $5,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis and $75 Round starting with 3rd Round lose. Payouts based on 80 cars. Entry is $135, buybacks are $80.

For more information visit www.Atco-Dragway.com.

Dragtime News On Location: Mid Atlantic .90 and East Coast S/SS at Atco Dragway

We were on location at Atco Dragway on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the first race of the season of The Mid Atlantic .90 Association and the East Coast Stock/Super Stock Association. It was a perfect day for racing and the competition was tight. The Mid Atlantic .90 Association is for 8.90 Super Comp, 9.90 Super Gas and 10.90 Super Street. The East Coast Stock / Super Stock Association is for NHRA-legal Stockers and Super Stockers. Part II is now up HERE, or start with Part I HERE.

Mid Atlantic .90 Association - Weekend Wrap-Up

On Saturday, May 2, Jay Neville (Super Street), Brenda Hunter (Super Gas) and Kevin Scholl (Super Comp) claimed victory and on Sunday Keith Mayers (Super Street), George Stack (Super Gas) and Jeff Livezey Sr. (Super Comp) added their names to the 2015 winners list.

On Saturday Franklinville, NJ resident Jay Neville took his 79 Camaro to victory over 2014 Champ Keith Mayers. Neville took the advantage at the tree (.016 vs. .027) and lead all the way down the strip for a 10.935 to 10.942 victory. In Super Gas, York, PA resident Brenda Hunter took her 63 Corvette to victory over Bob Keister's Nova Wagon. Keister gave it away on the starting line as he went -.003 red and Hunter ran it out to a 9.858 victory. In Super Comp Kevin Scholl claimed victory for the late Scott Weney as he took his S&W Dragster to victory over Matt Schapiro. In a thrilling final both drivers were on their games as Scholl took a (.015 to .016) lead at the start and won by three-thousandths 8.907 to 8.909.

On Sunday event number 2 of the ten race series was held. In Super Street Mayers out of Salisbury, Md was looking to redeem his runner-up finish from event # 1. Mayers would take his 1985 Porsche to a (.021 to .058) advantage over Kelli Barbato and her 1968 Camaro and hold onto the victory with a 10.908 to 10.830 decision. In Super Gas George Stack came back from a nine year hiatus to claim victory over 2014 Champ Matt Schurman. Stack took a (.015 to .025) advantage at the line and parlayed that into a 9.907 to 9.905 holes hot victory. In Super Comp Philadelphia, Pa runner Jeff Livezey Sr. climbed back into the seat after some time off and took home the victory over Ash Senft. Livezey Sr. took a (.021 to .043) advantage over Senft and claimed the victory with a 8.920 to 8.894 result

East Coast Stock/Super Stock Association - Weekend Wrap-Up

Final round, Saturday, May 2:
Win: Bud McNasby 1989 Camaro K/SA (12.05) .029 12.088 @ 99.61
Runner-Up: Kent Hanley 1994 Cavalier GT/BA (9.44) .167 9.438 @ 136.47

Semi Finalist :Jerry Noonan 2015 COPO FS/C Camaro

Final round, Sunday, May 3:
Win: Lincoln Morehead 1990 GT/FA Camaro (10.05) .024 10.052 @ 120.41
Runner-Up: Lee Zane 1969 H/SA Camaro (11.32) .013 11.305 @ 113.35

Semi Finalist : Richard Preiser 1967 SS/AS Mustang

(Wrap-up photos: Rob Keister)

Improvements at Cordova International Raceway
The next event on the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series schedule is the May 29-30 Summer Nationals at Cordova International Raceway in Cordova, Illinois and major improvements are under way at CIR as the facility prepares for the event.

Milling has begun on the quarter-mile drag strip, and paving, orchestrated by General Asphalt Construction of Davenport, Iowa, is scheduled for Wednesday. The shutdown area and return road also are scheduled for resurfacing.

“It’s been a number of years since the track has been repaved and the new surface is likely to provide the opportunity for record-breaking runs,” said CIR General Manager Bobbi Jo Cox. “We’re also doing cosmetic work and painting to many of our buildings.” The old wooden bleachers are giving way to a new, 2,000-seat aluminum grandstand.

Cordova International Raceway is located at 19425 IL Rt. 84 N, Cordova, Illinois. For more information visit www.cordovadrag.com.

Dave Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Candies & Hughes Under The Lights

Thanks 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 at www.DaveMilcarek.com. (photo by Dave Milcarek)

Around The Dial: May 2015
  • ALABAMA: Montgomery Raceway Park: Saturday May 2: Mayday; Saturday May 9: Nolimit and Dirty South Outlaws; Sunday, May 24: Edmund Hall Season Opener.
  • ARIZONA: Southwestern International Raceway: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: Super Chevy; Saturday May 16: ET bracket racing
  • FLORIDA: 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 racing.
  • ILLINOIS: 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.
  • KENTUCKY: I-64 Motorplex: 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.
  • MICHIGAN: Milan Dragway: Sunday May 3: ET bracket racing; Sunday May 17: ET bracket racing; Saturday May 23: Super Saturday.
  • MISSISSIPPI: Gulfport Dragway: Saturday, May 9: Double Hitter; Friday-Monday, May 22-25: Motorcycle Memorial Day Blowout.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: 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.
  • NEW JERSEY: 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.
  • NEW YORK: Lebanon 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 bracket racing.
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Farmington Dragway: 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..
  • PENNSYLVANIA: 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.
  • QUEBEC: Luskville Dragway: 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.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA: Carolina Dragway: 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.
  • TENNESSEE: Memphis International Raceway: Friday - Sunday, May 1-3: IHRA Pro-Am Tour; Saturday, May 16: ET bracket racing; Friday, May 29: Midnight Madness.
  • TEXAS: 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.
  • VIRGINIA: 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.
  • WISCONSIN: 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.

Visit The Track Info page for more information about these tracks. Attn. track owners / managers: want your track and events listed? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com.

A Dragtime News Featured Photo: 422 Motorsports at Numidia Dragway

Numidia Dragway has their big Memorial Day races coming up. This flawless Fairlane 500 racing with 422 Motorsports was taken at the track's 2011 Memorial Day event. (photo by Bob Beucler)

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Memorial Weekend Shootout at Numidia Dragway
Numidia Dragway’s 10th Annual Memorial Weekend Shootout is coming up Saturday – Monday, May 23rd – 25th 2015. Each day features a $5K-To-Win Super Pro race and a $3K-To-Win Pro race. $5K entry fees are $150 per day; buybacks are $90 per day. $3K entry fees are $90 per day; buybacks are $60 per day.

Numidia Dragway is "Home of the Guaranteed Payout.” These races will be door cars vs. door cars / dragsters vs. dragsters to the ladder round. Win 2nd round and get paid. There’ll also be 1/8th Mile High Rollers in Super Pro, Footbrake open to first 16 cars to enter. Call Vinny @ 570-351-5300 to sign up.

Rules: 2 drivers may enter the same car, but 1 driver cannot enter the same car twice in the same class, 1 driver may enter 2 different cars. All buybacks run each other with winner advancing to round 2. All payouts are guaranteed. Door cars and dragsters separate to the ladder round, 1 bye run per round (in the case of uneven amount of door cars, last door car runs first dragster). Door cars and dragster separate in buybacks, winning door cars can run door cars in round 2. Ladders will be generated at 16 cars or less. A new ladder will be generated each round. Best reaction time from the previous round will be #1 on the ladder and will receive bye if uneven amount of cars. Only 1 earned bye per race. Bye runs do not carry over. Any questions regarding tech or rules contact Vinny @ 570-351-5300.

Schedule: Friday is open for parking all day. Saturday gates open at 10:00 am, open time runs from 11:00 am-1:30 pm, final time session 2:00 pm. Eliminations to follow. High Roller Races after Main Event. Sunday gates open at 9:00 am. Open time runs 10:00 am – noon. Final time session 12:30 pm. Eliminations to follow. Monday gates open at 8:00 am; one time trial at 10:00 am. Eliminations to follow

For more information visit www.NumidiaDragway.com.

“Big John” Memorial Bracket Nationals at Rockingham Dragway
Rockingham, NC - Rockingham Dragway presents its "Big John" Memorial Weekend Bracket Nationals on Friday May 22nd – Monday May 25th, 2015 with big money races for Top ET, Mod/Sportsman, and Jr. Dragster.

SATURDAY, MAY 23rd and MONDAY, MAY 25th: Top ET pays $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, and $50 Round after 3rd Round win. Jr. Dragster pays $500 Win, $150 Runner-Up, $50 Semis, and $25 Quarters. SUNDAY MAY 25th: Top ET PAYS $7,500 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $100 Round after 3rd Round win. Jr. Dragster pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, and $50 Quarters. ALL DAYS: Mod/Sportsman pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters, and $25 Eighths. Also, the dialy Top ET and Mod/Sportsman winners will run-off to win an NHRA Wally.

ENTRY FEES: Top ET is $100 each on Saturday and Monday, with $50 buy backs 1st or 2nd round. Top ET is $200 on Sunday, with $100 buy backs 1st or 2nd round. Enter the weekend for $300. Mod/Sportsman is free entry all weekend, with $30 buy backs 1st or 2nd round each day. Jr. Dragster weekend entry is $100, with $25 buy backs on Saturday and Monday, and $50 buy backs on Sunday.

SCHEDULE: Gates open 3:00 pm on Friday for a Test & Tune beginning at 5:00 pm. Gates open 8:00 am Saturday – Monday. For more information visit www.rockinghamdragway.com.

Summer Series Shootout at Atco Dragway

Atco Dragway’s Summer Series Shootout is coming up Memorial Day Weekend, Friday May 22nd – Sunday May 24th, 2015. These quarter-mile gambler’s races are for dials of 6.50 – 12.99. Electronics OK. No double-entries.

The payouts for Friday’s and Sunday’s races are $5,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $800 Semis, $400 Quarters (if 8 round race) and $75 Round starting with 3rd Round loser. Entry is $150 per day, buybacks are $95. Saturday’s race pays $10,000 Win, $3,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $500 Quarters (if 8 round race) and $100 Round starting with 3rd Round loser. Entry is $200, buybacks are $125.

Gates open Friday at 11:00 am with time trials at 1:00 pm. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. For more information visit www.Atco-Dragway.com.

Memorial Classic at Mt. Park Dragway
Clay City, KY - Racers in the vicinity of Mt. Park Dragway should put the track’s Memorial Classic on their calendars for Friday – Sunday, May 22nd – 24th, 2015. The Memorial Classic is three days of 1/8th-mile big bucks racing for Top ET (delay box) and Modified ET (no delay box).

Saturday’s and Sunday’s Top ET races each pay $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $150 Quarters and $80 Eighths. Entry for either day is $100, or buy a 2-day entry for $180. Buybacks are $50. Payouts based on 75 cars.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s Modified ET races each pay $1,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $160 Semis and $80 Quarters. Entry for either day is $50, or buy a 2-day entry for $90. Buybacks are $30. Payouts based on 35 cars.

There’ll also be 32 Car Shootouts on Saturday and Sunday as well as Heads-Up Fast 4s. Gates open Friday at 4:00 pm, with a Box/No Box Gambler’s Race at 9:00 pm. Gates open Saturday at 10:00 am with time runs at noon, gates open Sunday at 9:00 am with time runs at 11:00 am. For more info visit www.MPDragway.com.

Quick 8 Pro Mods and Stick Shift Nationals at Farmington Dragway
Mocksville, NC - Farmington Dragway has two big events in a single day on Saturday May 23rd, 2015: the 2015 Quick 8 Pro Mod Reunion & Race and The Stick Shift Nationals.

The Quick 8 Pro Mod is ‘run whatcha brung,’ nitrous, blower, turbo, or all motor, while the Stick Shift Nationals will showcase the best stick-shift racers around. There’ll also be races for Top ET, Footbrake, Street ET and Jr. Dragsters.

Gates open at 8:00 am with time runs at 11:00 am, Quick 8 Qualifying at 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm and first round at 5:00 pm. Visit www.farmingtondragway.com for more info.

Wrap-Up: Pro Mod Showdown In The Swamp

Jupiter, FL - The weather at Palm Beach International Raceway was perfect for the recent Pro Mod Showdown. Temperatures ranged from low in the 70s and highs in the 80s, with little to no humidity. During the weekend's race several teams had mechanical failures sending them to the haulers quicker then expected. Only one foul took place in any of the classes during the final round, yielding head to head action for the wins.

In Pro Mod qualifying it was Rubin Tetsoshvili of Wesley Chapel, Fla. taking the No. 1 position with a pass of 3.986, 196.53 mph. In Round 1 of eliminations Tetsoshvili got a bye run advancing him onto the semi finals where he faced Todd Abrams of West Palm Beach, Fla. Tesoshvili again got the win light moving him into a final. John Benoit from Montpelier, Vt. faced off against Port St. Lucie, Fla. native, Mike Iania during the semi finals. Unfortunately for Iania his '68 Chevy Camaro broke giving Benoit victory. During the final, Tetsoshvili ran a 4.327, 141.31 mph but it was Benoit taking the win light after running 4.259, 177.07 mph.

In X632 qualifying, it was Jeff Ensslin of Lakeland, Fla. driving his '37 Chevy "Still Doin Time" to the top spot with the low ET of 4.461, 157.85 mph. Ensslin was later knocked out during the semi finals by Greg "Racin" Cason from Lexington, Ky. During the finals, Cason faced off against Jason Juday of Lutz, Fla. Close start off the line from both drivers, Cason with a .108 RT to that of Juday's .079 RT. At the top end of the 660 is was Juday taking victory with a pass of 4.524, 156.15 mph to that of Cason at 4.540, 159.99 mph.

Round 1 of Outlaw 632 eliminations started off with a single run for the No. 1 qualifier Troy Blake from West Palm Beach, Fla. Blake took his '69 Camaro to the finals facing off against Royal Palm Beach, Fla. native Heather Carter. Blake took victory running a 4.542, 160.06 mph to Carter's 4.929, 127.10 mph.

In the Ultra Street class it was the '79 Malibu Wagon of Eric Kenward from Vero Beach, Fla. with a dominating performance. In qualifying, Kenward ran 5.050, 139.6 mph to take the top spot. For the finals Kenward faced up against Ari Birchfield from Hollywood, Fla. Birchfield beat Kenward on the reaction time but at the top end it was Kenward laying down a 5.065, 139.62 mph pass to take the victory.

The 5.50 Index class yielded close times with all the racers running near that 5.50 mark. Scott Kervern from Boynton Beach, Fla. proved to be closest to the number throughout all three rounds. Kerven ran a 5.515, 124.20 mph in round 1 and 5.519, 123.56 mph during round two. In the finals Kervern faced off against Wade Gullet from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Gullett red lighted at the tree giving the victory to Kernern who ran a 5.524, 124.22 mph.

Holcomb Motorsports Outlaw Spring Nationals at Mooresville Dragway
Mooresville, NC - Mooresville Dragway welcomes the Inaugural Holcomb Motorsports Outlaw Spring Nationals Friday - Sunday, May 15th- 17th, 2015. Classes include Outlaw 275 ($5,000 Win), No Time/Grudge Shootout ($5,000 Win), X275 ($4,000 Win), True Street ($3,000 Win), SSCA Pure Street ($1,200 Win), 4.70 Outlaws ($3,000 Win), 6.0 and 7.0 Index classes ($1,200.00 win), Pro Tree Doorslammers ($1,500.00 Win Saturday / $1,000 Win Sunday), and Footbrake ($1000 Win on Saturday and Sunday).

The action gets started on Friday with a Test N Tune session until 6:00 pm, then 1st Round of Qualifying for the Heads Up classes plus a Pro Tree Gamblers race with 80 % payback. The event will also feature a Vendor Row as well as a huge Swap Meet and Car Corral area.

For more info go to www.holcombmotorsports.com or Mooresvilledragway.com.

Wrap-Up: Super Chevy at Southwestern International Raceway
Tucson, AZ - Southwestern International Raceway™ (SWIR) welcomed the return of the Super Chevy Show on May 2nd-3rd as thousands of people gathered for the two-day event. The event was highlighted by bracket racing, a car show, swap meet, vendor midway and a pro show that featured funny cars and jet cars.

Local racers came out for a chance to take home a coveted Super Chevy Show trophy and prize money after the event had been absent from the schedule for a decade. The bracket racing action was fierce, with Super Pro/Box, Pro/No Box classes and a street class. Brian Lopez from Tucson, Ariz. took the win from Robert Hall in the Super Pro/Box class when he ran a 10.007 second pass at 134.35 mph. Chuck Sorrensen was the winner in the Pro/No Box class on Sunday when he defeated Ken Passerby with an 11.213 second pass at 104.09 mph. Lastly, Dennis Ward went up against Jim Peterson in the Street class final round. Ward landed in the winner's circle with a 17.094 second run at 80.86 mph.

In addition, the California Independent Funny Car Association joined the action with nine full-blown alcohol Funny Cars. It came down to Ron Ward and Andy Mears in the final round with Ward walking away victorious. This marked his first victory for Urban Legend Racing running a 7.606 second pass at 181.11 mph with a .034 reaction time.

Participants in the car show had multiple opportunities to shine as Super Chevy Magazine and a TV crew were on site to capture the return of the event at SWIR. Three individuals were presented with Producers Awards - Nancy Camp won the "OPGI" Original Award, Dean Newman won the Duracell "Crank it with the CopperTop" Award and Trish Williams won the RockAuto "Restored" Award. Super Chevy Magazine handed out 10 Editor's Picks and the winners included - Spud Hester, Claudia Jierson, Ron Greulich, Bill Myers, David Elmer, Kevin Murray, Alan Mitchell, William Adams, Ted Dorman and Herb and Diana Santa Maria. For complete car show results, click here

"We enjoyed hosting the Super Chevy Show again at Southwestern International Raceway," stated Charlie Harmon, GM of SWIR. "The show is so rich in history and it was great to have it back at our facility. Everyone had a great time and this event is something we'd like to see return here for many years to come."

For more information about upcoming events at SWIR, visit www.RaceSWIR.com.
New on Readers' Rides: Mark Ballard's Blown 1958 Chevrolet Delray Wagon

One of the things that I love so much about grass-roots racing is the unique varieties of cars that racers build for competition, and this one of the most unique I’ve seen: the blown 1958 Chevrolet Delray 2-door wagon of Mark Ballard.

Mark, from Tucson AZ, is an Aircraft Maintenance Manager for Universal Avionics and races the Delray with the American DRAGCAR Series as well in No Box, Pro and Nostalgia events in the Southwest...

Continued on the Readers' Ride page...

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Trailer Tires and Wheels is Better Business Bureau-accredited and sells only quality products manufactured to the highest standards in the industry. Most of their products carry a two year warranty. Visit www.trailertiresandwheels.com or call 419-272-2277.

Sponsor Spotlights
Jiffy-tite Meziere Enterprises AED Competition

Jiffy-tite Inc. is an OEM supplier of fluid connection systems for the automotive industry and is the OEM's choice for plumbing connections on brands all over the world. There are over 300 million Jiffy-tite devices in service in vehicles worldwide including Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, Caterpillar and more.

Jiffy-tite's Motorsports' product line includes a unique line of Quick-Connect / Quick-Disconnect Fluid Fittings.

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Meziere Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that specializes in cooling systems & accessories, flexplates & accessories, starters & accessories and chassis components & accessories.

For 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.

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AED 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.

AED's background includes over three decades of research, design and development of high performance components.

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ATI Performance Products Comp Cams Powermaster Performance

ATI 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 Baltimore Maryland.

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For more than 35 years, COMP Cams has servied 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 unwavering.

COMP 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.

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Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators 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!

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Mark Williams Enterprises Stroud Safety Auto Meter Products

It 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. \

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Stroud 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.

Stroud 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.

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Founded 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. The company's products include the Dedenbear STSK Throttle Stop, the Auto Meter Ultimate DL tachometer, Auto Meter Street & Race Dash and SPEK-Pro Gauges.

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New Design Dragtime News T-Shirts

In 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 Hanes.

All 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.

From The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: Troy Moyle in the Hart's Texaco Flathead Ford

Thanks 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.

Drag 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)

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