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School Nationals at Milan Dragway
MI – Milan Dragway’s High School
Nationals is coming up on Saturday, April 26th,
2014. The event is open to high school and college students
and includes six classes of bracket racing: Bracket 1 for
12:00 – 13.99, Bracket 2 for 14.00 – 15.99,
Bracket 3 for 16.00 – 17.99, Bracket 4 for 18.00 –
slower, College 1 for 12.00 – 14.99 and College 2
for 15.00 – slower.
are simple: racers need a driver’s license, a valid
student ID, and if under 18 a signed consent form. The car
must have seat belts; the driver must wear long pants and
a shirt with sleeves (no tanks) and a helmet for 13.99 and
more information and to download the consent form, visit
Classic at Gulfport Dragway
MS – Gulfport Dragway’s Ironman
Classic is Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Racers in Electronics,
Footbrake and Jr. Dragster will have the chance to win cash
and the coveted Ironman trophy.
and Footbrake each pays $1,200 win, $500 Runner-Up, $200
Semis, $100 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Entry is $50 and 1st
Round buybacks are $25. Both classes will race in the quarter-mile.
Dragster pays $200 Win, $75 Runner-Up, $50 Semis, $40 Quarters
and $30 Eighths. Entry is $30 and 1st Round buybacks are
$25. Jr. Dragster will race in the eighth-mile.
open at 12:00 noon. For info visit www.GulfportDragway.com.
Superbike Series at Maryland International Raceway
Creek, MD - The Mickey Thompson Tires MIROCK
Superbike Series heads to Maryland International
Raceway for the first MIROCK event of the year in
Maryland at the 17th annual Fast by Gast Spring Nationals
on April 25-27, 2014.
The event will
feature Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street,
Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman, Cycle Connection Crazy
8s, Louis Concrete 4.60 Index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Nitrous
Express Pro E.T., and Brock's Performance Street E.T. The
event will also include Grudge Racing, and an extended "Afterdark
Underground" grudge program for 3 hours on Saturday
also be a midway full of motorcycle parts, apparel, and
accessories. Gates open 9:00 am on Friday for early parking
and test & tune. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8:00
am. For more information including entry fees and payouts
School Challenge at Maple Grove Raceway
PA - Maple
Grove Raceway will host its annual Universal Technical Institute
High School Challenge on Sunday, April 27. Students will
drag race in street-legal cars, competing for bragging rights
against other area high schools. The Challenge also offers
aspiring young mechanics and racers an opportunity to showcase
what they’ve learned in automotive classrooms in front
of their peers. Also on the schedule is a high school alumni
race: All past participants are welcome to compete in the
special Alumni Eliminator. The overall winner on April 27
will represent Maple Grove Raceway at the NHRA Northeast
Division Summit Racing Series E.T. Final in September.
All competitors must be current high school students with
a valid driver’s license. • Cars may not run
quarter-mile elapsed times quicker than 11.50 seconds. •
All cars must have a closed exhaust system. • All
vehicles must pass an NHRA technical inspection before making
any runs. • Motorcycles are not permitted. •
All cars must use street tires or D.O.T.-approved drag tires.
Slicks are not permitted. • All students under the
age of 18 must present a parental release form signed by
both parents before competing. Only original consent forms
will be accepted – no photocopies. • Parental
consent forms are available at Maple Grove Raceway.
will open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9:30 a.m. Race entry
is $25 per student. Adult spectator admission is $15, young
adults (ages 13-15) are $10 and kids 12 and under are free.
For more information visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.
of The Year Award in the 2014 TNT Super Series
The Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series
is pleased to announce its popular Driver Of The Year
award will return in 2014. After a successful launch in
2013, this one-of-a-kind prize is catching people's attention
in the sportsman ranks. The Performance Improvements DRIVER
OF THE YEAR, presented by Royal Purple will go to the
driver with the best overall winning package during the
entire 2014 TNTSS season. The winner will receive a 2015
Royal Purple sponsorship including product valued at $2500.00
and merchandise valued at $500.00.
to TNTSS Director Ted Barnes, this award is different
for the drag racing community. "Essentially we take
the best 7 runs for all drivers who attend a minimum of
8 races. Only round wins that are green on the tree and
on the good side of the index count."
close attention to the rules for this award as bye runs
count. See www.tntsuperseries.com/rules.htm#DOTY
for full details.
a points championship where you can make up lost ground
later in the season, to win this deal you have to be 'on
your game' right from the start." Harry Phelps
from Newark, New York won in 2013 with an average package
of only 0.032. It was so close that the top five were
only separated by 0.009 seconds.
for more info.
Of Famer Roger Sinistri Sr. Passes Away
Sinistri Sr., of Spring Township, Pa., passed away
April 7 at age 79. Sinistri was inducted into Maple Grove
Raceway's Walk of Fame in 2006 and also was voted into the
Eastern Motorsport Press Association's Hall of Fame.
professional engine builder and tuner, Sinistri (shown left
in photo) won Top Stock Eliminator class at the 1968 NHRA
U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis with driver Larry Lombardo
(shown right in photo) in the famous "Buckshot"
Corvette. Lombardo went on to set several national records
in 1969 using Sinistri horsepower.
survived by wife Patricia (Reigle), children Sherry (Fellen),
Annamarie (Boyer) and Roger Jr., and five grandchildren.
Services were held April 11 at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral
Home in West Reading with burial in Forest Hills Memorial
Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1 Reed St., Suite 200, Philadelphia,
PA 19147. (photo: Roger Sinistri Jr. Collection).
Will Thunder at The Farm
NC - The 1st Annual Corvette Thunder show
and go comes to Farmington Dragway on
Saturday April 26th, 2014. Presented by Triad Corvette
Club, the club invites all Corvette owners to “race
against the clock at this 1/8 mile strip for an affordable
low cost charity event.”
will be show and go awards handed out, including best
C1 through C7, Custom and People’s Choice, plus
Fastest 3 Times.
Entry is $15 per Corvette owner + $5 to race your Corvette
against the clock.
more information (including asking which charity this
event is supporting), visit www.TriadCorvetteClub.com.
The Truck Over To Virginia Motorsports Park
VA - The Rollin’ Coal Drags &
Truck Show roll into Virginia Motorsports
Park on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.
ET bracket classes include Big Rig ($300 Win, $100 Runner-Up,
$50 Semis), Heavy Hauler ($300 Win, $100 Runner-Up,
$50 Semis), Super Diesel ($800 Win, $150 Runner-Up,
$75 Semis), Tuff Truck ($300 Win, $100 Runner-Up, $50
Semis) and Race Truck ($300 Win, $100 Runner-Up, $50
entry is $30. There’ll also be a Big Rig Show
& Shine, Saturday Night Parade of Lights, door prizes
and live entertainment . Gates open at 9:00 am. Visit
for more information.
The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: The Big Red Galaxy at Atco
to Drag Racer Magazine for submitting
this photo of George Gudat in the Big
Red 1963-1/2 Ford Galaxy photographed at Atco
Raceway in Atco, NJ. Racers in the Northeast are quite
familiar with this car as it was raced for many years
by Eddie Hildebrandt. 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)
Sale: 1969 Super Pro Camaro
SALE: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
big block, Merlin II block, Brodix-2 heads, Crower internals,
Lemons headers, Ron's alcohol injection, Turbo 400, Ultimate
convertor, 5K stall w/JW trans brake, Ford 9" Strange
center section w/4.30 gear, Moser axles, ladder bar suspension,
four wheel disc brakes, aluminum radiator, new MSD 7AL3,
Weld wheels, weighs approx. 3,000 lbs, all steel except
for hood, trunk lid, and windshield, too much too list.
9.3 at 143 mph w/1.30 60 ft. Serious inquiries
only, no trades, asking $24,000. Call Todd 267-897-0159
or email email@example.com.
note: racers, I purchased the Haulmark enclosed trailer
that Todd used to transport this car. I couldn't believe
how well-maintained the trailer was. It was apparent that
it had been very well cared for. I saw the Camaro when I
went to pick up the trailer, and it too seemed exceptionally
well taken care of.
Dragtime News Featured Photo: Marie Ferriolo at Maple Grove
back to the 2013 NHRA Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove
Raceway, getting upclose and personal with Top Alcohol
Funny Car racer Marie Ferriolo.
(photo by Bob Beucler)
Photo sponsored by
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Dragway’s 2014 Season Packed With Variety (Updated)
a couple of changes to Numidia's season: the OK 4WD Mud
Bog is now scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd. On Saturday,
June 28th there'll be Numidia's fireworks show along with
the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Cars.
Dragway has announced its 2014 schedule, and once
again the track is delivering something for every racer.
see the return of the track’s popular Street
Legal Drags, providing a great way to help bring
new racers to our sport in a fun and safe environment. Saturdays
(and occasional Sundays) are Summit Series ET bracket points.
Sundays are Test & Tune. Please check
the track’s website and schedule to make sure these
events are in effect on the specific day you’re planning
is known as “The Home Of The Guaranteed Payout,”
and the track’s series of 2014 big money races will
showcase that. Big money races scheduled include Sunday
& Monday, May 25th & 26th ($5,000 Super
Pro / $5,000 Footbrake); Friday – Sunday,
July 4th – 6th (3rd Annual Superbucks In
The Hills); the month of October it will be OctoberBucks
(exact schedule to be announced).
races include the OK 4WD Mudbog
(rescheduled for May 3rd), MANDRA
nostalgia drags on Saturday, May 10th, National
Dragster Challenge / Jr. Dragster Challenge (Saturday,
June 14th), Fireworks Show / Great Lakes Nostalgia
Funny Cars (Saturday, June 28th), NHRA
King Of The Track (Saturday, July 12th), NADM
Diesel Nationals (Saturday, July 19th), 4th
Annual Racer Appreciation Day (Saturday, August
16th) and NETO nostalgia drags on Saturday,
more information about Numidia Dragway, visit www.NumidiaDragway.com.
Pro ET Racer Leigh Zaremba Clinches First Win
News email subscriber Leigh Zaremba from
Inverness, FL sent me the following email to share with me
(and you) his understandable and justfied pride and excitement
about getting his first win:
thought I would share! After 4 years of racing I finally
got my first event win! I grew a beard (albeit trimmed)
to motivate me to win and it worked! I made a few changes
to help me also but the beard kept me focused. I dialed
a 6.97 to her 6.45 I cut a .003
light to her .043
and ran a 6.968 to her 6.41. After 3 races I'm the points
leader by 2 points. I'll continue to work to cut good lights
and run the number and let it chips fall as they may. Hope
your car is running strong as ever! Take care, Leigh Zaremba."
that's awesome! Congratulations on getting your first event
win! Keep the focus and keep it going! I've been in the
midst of a dry spell myself and your letter has motivated
me anew, so thank you for sending!
can read more about Leigh on the Readers'
Zaremba, current Pro ET points leader at Auto Plus Raceway
in Gainesville, FL and compassionate supporter of animals.
Love it! Photo:
3 Shootout at Englishtown
NJ - Muscle cars both classic and modern are invited
to the Big 3 Shootout at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park on Saturday, April 19th,
three classes of street-muffled bracket racing, there should
be something for every muscle car. There’s the Big
3 Shootout for Mustang (2005 and newer), Camaro
(2010 and newer) and Mopar LX/LC (2005 and newer). .500
full tree, dial your own bracket, no transbrakes / two-steps.
Payout is $200 Win, $100 Runner-Up, based on 32 car field.
Racer entry is $30.
a Classic Mustang vs. Camaro Shootout,
open to 2004 and older Mustangs and 2002 and older Camaros.
Also .500 full tree, dial your own bracket, no transbrakes
/ two-steps. Payout is $200 Win, $100 Runner-Up, based on
32 car field. Racer entry is $30.
but not least is the Muscle Bracket, open
to all U.S. muscle. Again, .500 full tree, dial your own
bracket, no transbrakes / two-steps. Payout is $200 Win,
$100 Runner-Up, based on 32 car field. Racer entry is $30.
open at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am and eliminations
at 1:00 pm. Visit www.RacewayPark.com
for more info.
Youth Racing Program at Maple Grove Raceway
PA – Maple Grove Raceway will
launch a new program for young aspiring drag racers. The program,
called NHRA Youth Racing, was designed by
the National Hot Rod Association to give teenage boys and
girls – ages 13-16 – the opportunity to race against
their peers in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver
as their teammate. The new program will combine racing with
car safety and will be sponsored at MGR by Universal Technical
Institute. NHRA Youth Racing allows teens to learn to drag
race safely, in a full-size car, without having to purchase
a purpose-built race car.
is another tool in our sport’s toolbox to attract
youth and their parents to drag racing,” said MGR
Vice President and General Manager Lex Dudas.
“The program will be conducted during our local bracket
racing events and is an excellent way for parents to bond
with their children.”
will go through an orientation and licensing procedure on
an eighth-mile drag strip in their vehicles, which must
meet program requirements. Approved vehicles must be registered,
insured, street-legal vehicles with mufflers and street
tires and limited to 10 seconds and slower in the 1/8th
mile. All runs must be made with an approved licensed supervising
adult, who must be the participant’s parent or legal
guardian or 25 years of age or older with a valid state
driver’s license. The licensed supervising adult must
be seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle anytime the
participant is in the driver’s seat. The licensed
supervising adult must drive the vehicle in the pits, into
the staging lanes, and on the return road past the time-slip
booth. Helmets are mandatory for the participant and the
licensed supervising adult.
an inexpensive program and a way for families to use drag
racing as a learning tool. Race dates will be announced
soon on www.MapleGroveRaceway.com.
The link to the online application may be found HERE.
of NHRA’s member tracks are eligible to conduct NHRA
Youth Racing activities at their tracks. Those interested
in competing should contact a member track by using the Member
Track Locator at NHRA.com.
Program rules can be found at NHRARacer.com.
Learn more about the programHERE.
FE Race & Reunion at Beaver Springs Dragway
Springs, PA - The
Ford big block FE engine was produced from 1958 until 1976
in cubic inches of 332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410 427 and 428.
If you’ve got one in a running vehicle bring it out
to Beaver Springs Dragway April 25th & 26th, 2013 for
the second annual FE Race & Reunion sponsored by Survival
Motorsports. This low-key, fun event celebrates the Ford FE
big block with racing and a car show. Open to all Ford, Mercury
and Edsel FE-powered vehicles, there will be 3 FE race classes
including Hot FE for 12.99 & quicker, Cool FE for 13.00
and slower, and Pro FE Quick 8 for the quickest 8 cars. An
interesting competition will be the “Fastest Thunderbolt
Standing” open to 1964 Thunderbolts or clones only.
This is not an eliminator; the quickest ET of the entrants
will be the winner.
All FE-powered show cars are admitted free and eligible
for a Best of Show award. All spectators are free as well.
If you ever wanted to see what your FE can do in the quarter
mile head out to Beaver Springs Dragway for the "FE
Race & Reunion.” Gates open Friday April 25th
at 12:00 noon; gates open Saturday April 26th at 9:00 am.
for more info, or email Doug Bender at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jody
Aberts at email@example.com.
American DRAGCAR's Southwestern Challenge Series
I of American DRAGCAR's Season III brought its second
USDRAGCAR.com Southwestern Challenge Series
race to Southwestern International Raceway
on Saturday April 5th, 2014.
The top 5 DragCar Eliminator low qualifiers were Jeff
Sefranek’s .257 under 11.193 on
an 11.45 index, Tom Payton’s
.075 under 10.875 on a 10.95 index, Mike
Gardner’s .073 under 10.977 on
his 11.05 index, Tom Lannies’
8.675 on an 8.55 index, and Bob Thurston’s
12.187 on his 11.80 index.
semi-final round had Daryl Amans
up against Mark Ballard
in the Delray wagon who had suffered index run-under penalties
and was now on a 9.15 adjusted index. Daryl had the theoretical
performance advantage by about 4 hundredths of a second
but after the tree had dropped, the red bulb was showing
for the Camaro and Mark was on his way into his second
DRAGCAR final in a row. Marvin Wolfmeier
then took on Doug Woods
and both racers were on re-adjusted indexes from previous
round run-under penalties. Mr. Wolf used a nice four hundredths
reaction time advantage and an impressive 12.365 on his
12.35 performance to earn the win over Woods’ off
the final round Marvin Wolfmeier
recorded the official race win and earns the DragSport
Predator title while Mark Ballard
records the official race points win and earns the DragSport
Judicator title. Both of these titles earn Winner trophies
and status which also means they earn DRAGCAR winner contingency
pay. For more information about the American DRAGCAR series
of events, visit www.usdragcar.com.
DRAGCAR Southwestern Challenge Series 4/5/14
W: Doug Woods, '86 Corvette, Tucson, AZ., Index 14.30,
RT .080, ET 14.242
L: Tom Lannie, '85 dragster, Tucson, AZ., Index 8.65,
RT .158, ET 8.779
Marvin Wolfmeier, '74 Vega, Vail, AZ., Index 12.40, RT
.048, ET 12.371
L: Mike Gardner, '67 Falcon, Tucson, AZ, Index 10.95,
RT .237, ET 11.007
Daryl Amans, '91 Camaro, Tucson, AZ., Index 9.70, RT .050,
L: Geanine Ballard, '67 Camaro, Tucson, AZ., Index 9.25,
RT .024, ET 9.287
Mark Ballard, '58 Delray, Tucson, AZ., Index 9.20, RT
.051, ET 9.197
L: Ron Shelly, '74 Vega, Phoenix, AZ., Index 10.50, RT
.020, ET 10.538
W: Mark Ballard, Index 9.15, RT .086, ET 9.289
L: Daryl Amans, Index 9.70, RT -.114, ET 9.703
Marvin Wolfmeier, Index 12.35, RT .041, ET 12.365
L: Doug Woods, Index 14.20, RT .081, ET 14.331
W: Marvin Wolfmeier, Index 12.35, RT .077, ET 12.326
L: Mark Ballard, Index 9.15, Rt .075, ET 9.243
Jim Kelso Racing Photography
New York Super Rod Association Formed
NY – Phil Harnden
and Jason Oldfield, drag
racers with over 60 years of combined racing experience,
have announced the formation of the Western New
York Super Rod Association (WNYSRA).
WNYSRA will showcase competition in the International Hot
Rod Association’s (IHRA) Super Rod category, one of
the longest running sportsman drag racing classes in existence.
Super Rod features a wide variety of full-bodied cars and
street roadsters which run on a 9.90 second index in the
quarter mile. All races are started using a 4-tenths of
a second “Pro-Tree”, the same as is used in
the Top Fuel and Pro Stock categories.
stated, “Jason and I felt the need to start this series
to fill a void for sportsman drag racers in the area. Our
racers are very passionate about this type of racing, and
we wanted to provide them with the opportunity to compete
in a class they enjoy so very much.”
the WNYSRA is currently slated to run 8 total events; 6
at Empire Dragway just outside of Rochester, NY, and 2 at
Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. The
31 - Empire Dragway
28 - Empire Dragway
July 12 - Empire Dragway
July 26 & 27 - Toronto Motorsports Park
August 16 - Empire Dragway
September 6 - Empire Dragway
October 11 - Empire Dragway
added, “Our primary mission is to provide an outlet
for some of the best heads-up, pro-tree drag racing competitors
in western New York, southern Ontario, and northwestern
Pennsylvania. But, in addition to serving the racers, it
is also our goal to provide our sponsors with unprecedented
marketing value for their money though exposure at the track,
in printed media, and on-line. We’re going to have
some extremely exciting announcements coming very soon as
we start to introduce our partners for the 2014 racing season.”
News: Conical Valve Springs from COMP Cams®
to become the new standard in high-performance valve spring
design, COMP Cams® Conical Valve Springs utilize
round wire and feature a diameter-driven and progressive-pitch-driven
natural frequency. This design increases the valve train
RPM limit while reducing resonance concerns and dynamic
spring oscillations. The result is longer spring life and
the ability to run more aggressive camshafts.
springs decrease horsepower losses and net more power.
The conical design accomplishes damping without wear,
heat, friction or risk such as flat dampers from interference
contact. A breakthrough in valve spring development, COMP
Cams® is the very first to the market with this advanced
conical design. COMP Cams® Conical Valve Springs are
available individually or in full sets of 16.
additional information visit www.compcams.com.
66 Raceway Announces 2014 Test And Tune Themes
thought this was an interesting twist on test & tune,
having themed test & tunes...
Ill. — Route 66 Raceway announced
its 2014 Test & Tune theme schedule, The first theme
night takes place on Friday, May 23, with the Memorial
Muscle Test & Tune. Featuring All-American muscle
cars, it is a perfect way to kick off Memorial Day weekend.
A week later, join us for the School’s Out Test
& Tune featuring high school racers.
Friday, June 13, get an early start on Father’s
Day weekend in the Dads & ‘Vettes Night Test
& Tune. Treat your dad to a trip down the drag strip
when Route 66 Raceway also welcomes various Corvette
clubs. Don’t miss July’s only theme night,
when the Bikes and Babes Test & Tune takes place
on Friday, July 25, with bikes both on display and thundering
down the drag strip.
through the dog days of summer with the Beat the Heat
Test & Tune on Friday, August 1. See if you can
outrun the police in the quarter-mile without the fear
of getting a speeding ticket. On Friday, August 8th
the Chevy vs. Ford Test & Tune takes place as two
of America’s classic manufacturers square off
during the Monster Truck Mayhem weekend at the Route
66 Dirt Oval.
comes to a close with the Ladies Night Test & Tune,
when female racers receive a goody bag and a chance
to show off their stuff on the race track. The MOPAR
Madness Test & Tune gets underway on Friday, Sept.
5, with a special tribute to the HEMI engine featuring
Dodges, Chryslers and Plymouths.
Latin Night Test & Tune on Friday, Sept. 19, transitions
into the Last Blast Test & Tune on Friday, Sept.
26, Route 66 Raceway’s final Test & Tune of
more information about Route 66 Raceway,
Tests & Installs
Fall For The Myths About Oil
I recently made a big change in my routine: I switched to
a different brand of oil. As a racer using a flat tappet camshaft
I always knew that oil is critical to lobe life, but the way
I went about it was not very good. I had been using a pretty
heavy mixture of oil, thinking that heavier is better. My
builder raised an interesting scenario when he found some
wear attributed to lack of oiling. He said I'm never getting
the engine hot enough to really flow the heavy oil that I
was running. I then did some research and made the switch
to Joe Gibbs Driven racing oil (I went with their organic
HR2 10W-30). I then started reading some of the technical
articles on their website and wanted to share some of them
Fall For The Myths!
We separate fact from fiction with some of these
more common—and harmful—oil myths
live in a world where more is better. More money in
the bank account, more friends in the Facebook account,
we even know some people with more tattoos than we care
to count. But among all types, horsepower freaks and
gearheads may be the worst. When it comes to horsepower
more is never enough, even if it means sacrificing durability
System Info & FAQs
Testing ATI's 8" TreeMaster Converter
racers, we're always looking to go fast, but slowing safely
is actually much more important. Additionally, for the footbrakers
among us, it's the braking system that holds the car at the
starting line as we're way up on the converter. That's why
when I saw this technical piece about brake systems on the
website of Mark
Williams Enterprises, I knew I had to share it
here with you. The article continues at the link below, and
discusses Pedal Ratio & Master Cylinder, Master Cylinder
Selection, Caliper Alignment Clearance and Position, Proportioning
Valves, Brake Lines and Fluid, and Troubleshooting.
- we’ve all received it or innocently
passed it along at one time or another. I’m sure you
have your own examples of it. One of mine pertained to torque
converters, and ATI helped educate
me. Follow the link below to read about my experience.
Tests & Installs here.
Cams LSR Series Hydraulic Rollers
Your Pace To Win The Race
Flying Connecticut Bowtie
LSR™ Series from COMP Cams® is
a lineup of hydraulic roller camshafts featuring the most
advanced lobe designs for all popular GM LS engine (single
& three-bolt) applications. Designed specifically for
radical street performance and all-out racing applications,
these aggressive profiles take full advantage of today's
newer and better-flowing aftermarket cathedral and rectangular
port LS cylinder heads.
higher exhaust duration and overall lift, LSR™ Roller
Cams are the right choice for engine builders looking for
the most advanced designs available in off-the-shelf options.
With the broadest powerband and most top-end power of any
LS cams ever created, the LSR™ Series will jump start
the bragging rights of LS engine owners.
features include advanced lobe designs for LS engines, higher
exhaust duration & overall lift, broadest powerband
of all LS cams on the market, and the most top-end power
of any LS cams ever created. For additional information
is a reprint of my Bracket Racing 101 column
from the March 2012 issue of Drag Racer Magazine
HERE to subscribe). Now that we're
into a new season it seemed like a good time to run it here...
Waterman, of W Suffield CT owns this big yet surprisingly
quick 1937 Chevy Coupe. The car is raced around New England
at nostalgia events.
in at 3,200 lbs. and adorned in Patriot Red Pearl paint,
the Chevy is powered by a 12:1 BBC by Billy The Kid at Performance
Engines Inc. It features a Dart block, Callies crank, Oliver
rods, Diamond pistons, Brodix heads, an Edelbrock intake
ported by Wilson, an 1150 Holley Dominator carb, Reher-Morrison
proprietary grind cam by Erson, MSD ignition and custom
headers by Tubular Automotive in Rockland MA.
drivetrain is completed by a Turbo 400 by Dynamic Racing
Trans of North Branford, CT, custom convertor by Ultimate
Convertor Concepts in North Carolina and 9 inch rear with
all Strange internals and 4.57 gear. It all rides on a chassis
done by MPH Fabrication of North Haven, CT, with Bogart
wheels and Phoenix tires. Despite the weight and the less-than-aerodynamic
shape, the Chevy has run a best ET of 9.76 @ 139 mph.
day last season I was having a conversation at Englishtown
with a fellow bracket racer. The racer had just lost an
early round, and I asked how the round went down. “My
opponent double-bulbed me, so I rushed to get in. I went
racer has their own routine and pacing when at the track.
Whether you like to get to the track early and unload with
time to spare, or arrive as cars are being called into the
lanes, whether you go up to the lanes at the first call
or you wait until the last, we all race within our own comfort
Product News here.
News On Location
Annual PRI Show, Indianapolis, IN
on location from Wednesday, December 11th, - Saturday, December
14th, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN at the 26th Annual
Performance Racing Industry Show. Every year we
go to the show it's better than the previous year's. The
exhibits are only part of it; PRI provides excellent educational
seminars and roundtables that arm the attendees with valuable
information that will help them have more competitive and
successful performance businesses. If you have a performance
business and you've never attended the Performance Racing
Industry Trade Show, you're missing out. In this economy
it's more important than ever to take advantage of every
resource, and Performance Racing Industry is probably the
best single resource you'll find. For more information about
Performance Racing Industry, visit www.performanceracing.com.
already can't wait for the 2014 show, but we're getting
ahead of ourselves! Let's
get to the coverage of the 2013 show first HERE...
Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway / October 2013
were on location at the NHRA Auto Plus Nationals
at Maple Grove Raceway held Thursday
- Sunday, October 3rd - 6th, 2013. Classes were Stock, Super
Stock, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Pro
Stock Motorcycle, Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel.
at the track Friday and were given starting line photo access
thanks to NHRA. As a result, I got some really incredible,
up-close imagery of Friday's qualifying action. We went
back for a full day on Saturday and for most of Sunday.
IV is now up: CLICK
HERE to go to Part IV or start at the beginning HERE.
Division 1 Bracket Finals / September 2013
were on location at the NHRA Division 1 Bracket
Finals at Numidia Dragway held
Wednesday - Sunday, September 18th - 21st, 2013.
Classes were Super Pro, Pro ET, Street and Bikes/Sleds.
racing in Pro ET as an alternate for team Raceway Park.
I arrived Wednesday just in time to come down with a head
and chest cold which knocked me out. As a result, I didn't
spend a lot of time shooting photos. Thanks to my friends
Steve and Arlene Russell for their hospitality at the track
which helped me feel better, and to Arlene for supplying
the photos that she shot at the event.
II is now up: CLICK
HERE to go to Part II, or start
at the beginning HERE.
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Englishtown / September 2013
were on location at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series at Old Bridge Township Raceway
Park held Friday - Sunday, September
6th - 8th, 2013. Classes were Stock, Super Stock, Super
Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Top
Sportsman and Top Dragster.
at the track Friday after they were done sending cars down
the track. We went back for a full day on Saturday.
III is now up: CLICK
HERE to go to Part III. or start at the beginning with
News On Location here.
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