Sportsman Weekend at Montgomery Raceway Park
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.
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
fees are $100 for Test & Tune, $160 Car & Driver,
$100 Ultimate Sportsman Shootout and $125 for 11.0 Index.
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.
for more info.
4 Ronald’s House at Maple Grove Raceway
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Paging Lanes: Numidia Dragway Profiled in Performance
Racing Industry Magazine
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.
Grabs the Wally at Indy
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.
Redline Raceway Joins IHRA, Reopening Targeted For June 1
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.”
Raceway is located at 5326 FM 1565 South, Caddo Mills,
Texas. For more information visit www.RedlineRaceway.com.
Spotlight: Moroso Performance Products
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slammer Series at Atco Dragway
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.
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
more information visit www.Atco-Dragway.com.
News On Location: Mid Atlantic .90 and East Coast S/SS at
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.
Atlantic .90 Association - Weekend Wrap-Up
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.
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
Coast Stock/Super Stock Association - Weekend Wrap-Up
round, Saturday, May 2:
Bud McNasby 1989 Camaro K/SA (12.05) .029
12.088 @ 99.61
Kent Hanley 1994 Cavalier GT/BA (9.44)
.167 9.438 @ 136.47
Finalist :Jerry Noonan 2015 COPO FS/C
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
Finalist : Richard Preiser 1967 SS/AS
photos: Rob Keister)
Improvements at Cordova International Raceway
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.
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.
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.
International Raceway is located at 19425 IL Rt.
84 N, Cordova, Illinois. For more information visit www.cordovadrag.com.
Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Candies & Hughes Under The
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)
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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more information about these tracks. Attn.
track owners / managers: want your track and events
listed? Send an email to email@example.com.
Dragtime News Featured Photo: 422 Motorsports at 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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Island Drag Racing
Weekend Shootout at Numidia Dragway
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
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.
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.
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
more information visit www.NumidiaDragway.com.
John” Memorial Bracket Nationals at Rockingham Dragway
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.
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
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.
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.
Series Shootout at Atco Dragway
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.
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
Classic at Mt. Park Dragway
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
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
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.
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.
8 Pro Mods and Stick Shift Nationals at Farmington Dragway
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.
Pro Mod Showdown In The Swamp
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorsports Outlaw Spring Nationals at Mooresville Dragway
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
For more info go to www.holcombmotorsports.com
Super Chevy at Southwestern International Raceway
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
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,
"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
New on Readers' Rides: Mark Ballard's Blown 1958 Chevrolet
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.
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...
on the Readers' Ride page...
Spotlight: Trailer Tires & Wheels
Tires and Wheels is your source for all trailer
tires, wheels and accessories. Trailer Tires and Wheels
has more than 30 years’ experience in the trailer
tire and wheel industry and works directly with engineering
departments and OEM manufacturers to strive to make safety
Tires and Wheels is dedicated to sharing information regarding
trailer tire and wheel safety that is collected from national
committee sources. Check out the Resource Center on their
website for free, updated, safety information. Also, watch
for discounted items and close-outs on their website’s
Tire & Wheel Assemblies
Tire & Wheel Assemblies
Cart Tires and Wheels
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.
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
Motorsports' product line includes a unique line
of Quick-Connect / Quick-Disconnect Fluid Fittings.
to Jiffy-tite's Spotlight.
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.
to Meziere's Spotlight.
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.
to AED's Spotlight.
Performance Products is a family owned and operated
company that has been in business for over 50 years.
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.
to ATI's Spotlight.
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
Cams employs the aftermarket’s largest and most
highly trained engineering staff, and its technicians
provide a wealth of knowledge unrivaled in the performance
to COMP Cams' Spotlight.
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!
to Powermaster's Spotlight.
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. \
to Mark Williams' Spotlight.
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
to Stroud Safety's Spotlight.
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.
to Auto Meter's Spotlight.
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)