Shootout at Skyview Drags on August 29
NY - No race car? No problem! Bring your street vehicle
to Skyview Drags for the Super
Street Shootout on Saturday, August 29,
This dial-in race is for street-legal
cars, trucks and motorcycles. Cars must have DOT tires,
full exhaust, no electronics, no transbrakes. Helmet is
required. There are no ET limits, and fire jackets are
required for 7.49 or quicker ETs. 6.49 or quicker require
safety gear mandated for those ETs.
Payout is $1,500 + trophy Win,
$600 Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $30 Round starting
with 3rd Round Win. Entry is $42, 1st or 2nd Round buybacks
Gates open at 10:30 am with time trials
at 1 pm. Visit www.SkyviewDrags.com
for more info.
Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial at Cecil County Dragway
Sun, MD - It was a great weekend for ATI racers at
the NHRA Division 1 event at Cecil County Dragway.
ATI Performance Products, Inc awarded $1,000
to the winners in Stock and Super Stock as part of the
Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial and both
winners were ATI equipped.
Linke took his '97 Camaro to the winner's circle
in Stock Eliminator for the first time
this season at Cecil County using a Super Damper, Treemaster
Converter and Super F ATF. Bubba's engine builder, Joel
Warren, took the top spot in Super Stock
with a Super Damper, Treemaster Converter and Super F
ATF as well! Long time ATI racer Iggie Boicesco
added another win to his impressive season with a win
in Super Gas. He now sits in first place
in the NHRA Division 1 points.
would like to thank the staff of Cecil County Dragway
and NHRA Division 1 for their help in making the 1st Annual
Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial a success and
hopes to return to take part in the event in 2016. ATI
Performance Products is located a short drive from Cecil
County Raceway in Baltimore, MD, and specializes in racing
and high performance driveline and engine components.
For more information about ATI, visit www.ATIRacing.com.
PRI News: Attendee Pre-Registration Brochure Now Available
ready for the three biggest business days in racing, as
this year's PRI Trade Show features displays
from more than 1200 leading race industry suppliers, including
over 100 first-time exhibitors, as well as all-new events,
traditional favorites and more. The Advanced
Attendee Registration Brochure has the scoop
on PRI 2015.
Dawgs Brawl at Atmore Dragway
AL - Racers from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi
will converge upon Atmore Dragway on Sunday,
September 6, 2015 for the Big Dawg Shootout.
4.30 Class pays $3,000 Win, $1,000
Runner-Up, $500 Semis and $200 Quarters. Free
entry for driver + two crew.
4.70 and 5.50 Classes each pay
$2,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $100
Quarters. Entry is $100.
7.00 Class pays $1,000 Win, $300
Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $100 Quarters. Entry
Eight car minimum for each class. No throttle
stops. Door cars only in Index classes. Any power adders,
turbos, nitrous, blowers are permitted. Gates open at
noon, qualifying at 5 pm. Visit www.AtmoreDragway.com
for more info.
What You Brung... at The River
TX – Saturday August 29 is the
Run What You Brung Shootout at Little
classes include 5.80 Index ($75 entry), 6.20 Index ($50
Entry) and 7.00 Index ($40 entry). Other heads-up, 1/8
mile, Pro tree racing includes Dragsters ($150 Entry,
$2,500 purse), True 10.5 and Trucks (separate classes.
Entry is $100, purse is $1,500) and Door Slammers (entry
$100, purse TBD).
open at 2 pm. Staging lanes open at 6 pm. Visit www.LittleRiverDragway.com
for more info.
note: I was on the website of our friends at Powermaster
Performance, makers of racing alternators and
starterts, and saw this very informative article that
I thought would be helpful to share with you here.
The torque output of a starter is the most important
consideration. The starter must be able to spin the
engine, and do it without overheating internally. Since
there is no such thing as having too much torque -even
on a street vehicle - a 200 ft.lb. starter will work
Series of Drag Racing at Cordova Int’l Raceway
IL - Cordova International Raceway
has a huge event coming up Friday – Sunday,
August 28 – 30, 2015. It’s the
62nd Annual World Series of Drag Racing, and it
features racing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Top ET,
Mod ET, Super ET and True Street. There’ll also be
High Roller races on Friday and Saturday.
Sportsman and Top Dragster are separate eliminators. Each
pays $600 Win and $150 Runner-Up. The winner
of each will face off in the TS vs TD Run-Off for another
$500 to the winner. Entry is $100.
Sportsman purses are: Top ET (0.00-11.49) pays $3,000
Win, $1,250 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, $200 Quarters
and $150 Eighths. Entry is $120. Mod ET (0.00
– 13.99) pays $2,000 Win, $800 Runner-Up,
$250 Semis, $150 Semis and $100 Eighths. Entry is $85.
Super ET (11.50 – 13.99) pays $1,000 Win,
$400 Runner-Up, $200 Semis, $100 Quarters and
$50 Eighths. Entry is $75. True Street ($13.50
– slower) pays $500 Win, $200 Runner-Up,
$100 Semis, $50 Quarters and $25 Eighths. Entry is $70.
High-Roller pays $1,500 Win and $700 Runner-Up.
Entry is $80. Saturday’s High-Roller pays
$2,000 Win and $1,000 Runner-Up. Entry is $95.
open 8:00 am Friday, 7:00 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on
Sunday. Visit www.RaceCIR.com
for more info.
Makes It Two Weeks In A Row In Super Pro at Maple Grove Raceway
Pa. - Scott Lorish has won the Gold
Rush Trailers Super Pro class in the Sunoco Race Fuels
Money Trail ET Bracket Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway
on Sunday, August 2 and again on Saturday, August 8.
Lorish (Center Valley, Pa.) won in convincing fashion
on Saturday in the final elimination, driving to a 7.628
ET at 171.49 mph with a .005 reaction time. That was enough
to beat Lanny Werley (Leesport, Pa.)
who posted an ET of 8.697 at 154.09 mph, .016 reaction
Over in the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro class, Denny
Renninger (Leesport, Pa.) came out the winner
with a 12.826 ET at 107.15 mph, .006 reaction time. His
competition in the final, Rich Pennington
(Buito, Pa.) made his pass at 9.518, 137.82 mph and a
.043 reaction time.
The P.C. Richard & Son Street Eliminator class saw
Dave Raser (Oxford, Pa.) take the finals
win, posting a 13.382 ET at 93.84 and a .052 reaction
time. This was a double break out win, as both he and
his competitor, John Grater (Zieglerville,
Pa.) were under their dial-ins. Grater ran a 11.569 at
118.45 mph with a .110 reaction time.
Cory Stuebner (Orwigsburg, Pa.) came
out on top of the Reading Standard Motorsports Top Bike
class, posting a .042 reaction time with a 8.950 ET at
143.00. It was good enough to beat Chris Olejar
in the final eliminiation. Olejar (Conshohocken, Pa.)
rode to a 9.923 ET at 135.91 mph, .078 reaction time.
Ian Bechtel (Reading, Pa.) came out the
victor in Junior Street, posting an ET of 11.273 at 63.45
mph with a .056 reaction time. He beat out Robert
Weidenhammer, also of Reading, Pa., who ran an
10.432 ET at 66.66 mph, with a .256 reaction time.
Trophy class saw Jeremy Weaver (Hanover,
Pa.) take home first place, as he piloted his 2011 XTerra
to a 16.017 ET at 81.52 mph, with a .071 reaction time.
His competitor in the final, Shannon Cain
of West Chester, Pa. drove her Infiniti to an ET of 14.326
at 97.96 mph, .146 reaction time.
Don Garloff of Lititz, Pa. was able to
win another final elimination in Pro Dial, just like he
did the previous week. Garloff did it by posting a 10.611
ET at 124.16 mph with a .034 reaction time. He beat Tim
Ash of Spring City, Pa. Ash posted a 13.684 ET
at 102.47 mph with a .006 reaction time.
Joining the festivities for Saturday was the East Coast
Stock/Superstock series. George Yago
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) came out the victor in this class by
posting a 9.871 at 134.77 mph with a .040 reaction time.
His challenger in the finals, Michael Preston
of Bear, De., broke out with a 9.679 ET on a 9.72 dial
in. Preston ran 136.18 mph with a .076 reaction time.
News: New Aluminum Dragster Front Spindle from Mark Williams
Williams Enterprises has announced the availability
of the M-W Aluminum Dragster Front Spindle. This jewel-like
part is machined from 7075 aircraft certified material and
finished with bright dipped black anodized finish. The M-W
spindle is dimensionally the same as the standard Anglia
/ P&S configuration - but 2-1/2 pounds lighter. Options
include 4” or 5” 7075 aluminum arms, optional
tow hook and spindle caps. This spindle also feature 5/16”
12-point fasteners for extra arm attachment
security. Available from stock now!
P/N 31300 - Aluminum Spindle set with two 4" arms
P/N 31320 - Aluminum spindle, no arms
P/N 31300-5 - Aluminum spindle set with two 5" arms
P/N 31221 - Spindle cap with tow ring
P/N 31218 - Spindle cap
more information, visit www.MarkWilliams.com.
Day Special at I-64 Motorplex
KY – I-64 Motorplex has three
days of bracket racing coming up on Labor Day Weekend,
Saturday – Monday, September 5 – 7, 2015.
Classes are Top ET, No Box, Sportsman, Jr. Dragster and
16-Car Shootout. Each class has eliminators on all three
ET pays $2,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $150 Semis
and $75 Quarters, based on 45 cars. Entry is $70, buybacks
are $35. No Box pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up,
$100 Semis and $60 Quarters, based on 30 cars. Entry is
$50, buybacks are $25. Sportsman pays $50 + trophy
Win, $20 + trophy Runner-Up and $35 Semis. Entry
is $25, buybacks are $15. Jr. Dragster pays $50
+ trophy Win and $20 + trophy Runner-Up. Entry
is free with paid Adult Pass, buybacks are $10. The
16-Car Shootout pays $1,000 Win and $200 Runner-Up.
Entry is $80.
open Friday at 4 pm for parking. Gates open Saturday at
12 noon with time trials at 2 pm. Gates open Sunday and
Monday at 10 am with time trials at 12 noon. Visit www.I64Motorplex.com
for more info.
England Hot Rod Reunion at New England Dragway
NH - The 2015 New England Hot Rod Reunion®
is coming up at New England Dragway on
Friday – Sunday, August 28 – 30.
In addition to the nostalgia rails, funny cars and altereds,
Sportsman classes include:
Pro Eliminator and 7.50 Eliminator. These are
all run fields with heads up competition for front engine
dragsters, center steer altereds, ’79 and older
funny cars and full bodied door cars. .400 Pro Tree.
Eliminator. An all run field for front engine
dragsters, altereds, ’79 and older funny cars and
left steer street roadsters. Five Indexes, between 8.00
and 10.00 seconds. Handicap starts, .400 ProTree.
Eliminator. For all 1979 and older bodied door
cars. Must have two functional doors. Handicap Starts
- .400 Pro Tree.
Eliminator. For all ’79 and older bodied
cars and left hand steer street roadsters. Six Indexes
between 10.00 and 12.50 seconds on handicap full tree.
Stock Eliminator. For ’72 and older stock
bodied cars with any drive train. Factory type spoilers
and hood scoops allowed. Full glass windows, factory type
interiors, and bumpers required. No tire limits, but must
fit within wheel wells. Suspension component not limited.
Rod Eliminator. A composite bracket category
for all 1986 and older cars that cannot fit within the
other NHRR Classes. Minimum 8.50 seconds to maximum 13.99
seconds. All run field with handicaps based on individual
best qualifying times –dial-ins cannot be changed
during eliminations. 13.99 minimum elapsed time required
more information about the New England Hot Rod
Reunion, visit www.nhramuseum.org.
For more information about New England Dragway,
Warz at Montgomery Raceway Park
AL - Montgomery Raceway Park presents
Grudge Warz on Sunday, August 30,
2015. Classes include Small Tire 29 & smaller,
Big Tire 29W & bigger, 6.0 Index, 7.0 Index and 8.0
Small Tire and Big Tire each has
a $100 entry and the track adds $1,000 to the pot.
6.0 Index pays $1,200 Win; entry is $75.
7.0 Index pays $1,000 Win; entry is $50.
8.0 Index pays $300 Win; entry is free.
No throttle stops in 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0 Index classes.
Gates open at 10 am with a test &
tune at noon. Qualifying is 4 pm and eliminations start
at 5 pm. Visit www.MontgomeryRacewayPark.com
for more info.
Fest presented by Fun Ford at Memphis Int’l Raceway
TN - Our Blue Oval racing friends
in Tennessee should get to Memphis International
Raceway on Friday-Saturday, August 28-29
for Throttle Fest presented by Fun Ford.
Bracket racing classes include
Fast Ford Challenge (with electronics, payout
is $800 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis. Entry is $40),
Quick Ford Challenge (no electronics,
$600 Win, $200 Runner-Up, $75 Semis. Entry is $40), Street
Ford (DOT tires and registration required, $250
Win, $100 Runner-Up. Entry is $35) and two trophy classes
for $25 entry each: Tuff Truck and Mustang.
Gates open Friday at 7:30 pm with an open
test & tune from 8 – midnight. Gates open Saturday
at 8 am with time trials at noon. Visit www.RaceMIR.com
for more info.
Dragtime News Featured Photo: Flyin' Frank Ferrucci at Maple
to our friend Frank Ferrucci, who won
class in J/SA at the 2015 Northern Class Nationals
at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH. Here's a shot
of Frank that I captured at the 2015 Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway.
(photo by Bob Beucler)
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Gambler’s Races at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
NJ - The season in the Northeast is in full swing and
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will keep
it going strong through November with a series of Sunday
Gambler’s Races. The remaining dates
are August 23, October 11, October 25, November 8, November
15 and November 22.
ET (electronics; 7.00 – 12.99) pays $2,000
Win guaranteed based on 64 cars. $80 entry, $40 buybacks
(no buybacks on 10/25), double-entries permitted.
ET (no electronics; 9.00 – 17.99) pays
$1,000 Win guaranteed; payout will increase if more than
40 cars. Deep staging honored, no two-steps / throttle
stops / transbrakes / delay boxes. $60 entry, $40 buybacks
(no buybacks on 10/25), double-entries permitted.
(no electronics; 7.50 – 15.99) pays $500 Win based
on 32 bikes/sleds. $50 entry, $20 buybacks. Grocery
Getter (15.00 and slower, no race cars) gets
50% of entry. $40 entry, $20 buybacks. There’ll
also be a Stock/Super Stock Combo Race
on October 25 that pays $1,500 Win (based on 32 cars).
Entry is $100.
open at 8:00 am. Visit www.racewaypark.com
for more info.
Mini Million at Piedmont Dragway August 21 & 22
NC - The Mini Million comes to Piedmont
Dragway on Friday & Saturday, August
21 & 22, 2015.
The event features two $10Ks and
a $20K. The $10Ks are Friday & Saturday; each pays
$10,000 Win, $2,500 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis,
$400 6th Round Win, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round
Win, and $100 3rd Round Win. Entry is $125 per race, 1st
round buybacks are $100.
Saturday first race is the $20K
that pays $20,000 Win, $5,000 Runner-Up, $2,000
Semis, $650 6th Round Win, $500 5th Round Win, $350 4th
Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Entry is $250, 1st round
buybacks are $150.
open Friday at 9:00 am with time trials starting at noon.
Gates open Saturday at 8:00 am. Visit www.TheMillionOnline.com
for more info.
Dragway Bracket Series on August 29 & 30
Huntsville Dragway Bracket Series continues on
Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, 2015 with
big money races in Pro and Footbrake.
Saturday and Sunday, Pro pays $10,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up,
$500 Semis, $200 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Entry for
either day is $150, or a 2-day entry is $250.
Saturday and Sunday, Footbrake pays $2,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up,
$250 Semis, $100 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Entry for either
day is $60, or a 2-day entry is $100.
open at 9 am Saturday and 8 am Sunday. Visit www.HuntsvilleDragway.us.
Days Nostalgia Drags at Maple Grove Raceway on August 23
PA – The Glory Days Nostalgia Drags
are coming up on Sunday, August 23, 2015
at Maple Grove Raceway.
The featured drag racing portion of the
nostalgia racing fest will include the 422 All-Stars
(nostalgia Super Stocks), the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia
Drag Racing Association (MANDRA) and bracket
Bracket classes include Nostalgia
E.T. (non-electronics; no cars newer than 1990)
that pays $800 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $75 Quarters
and $50 Eighths. Entry in this eliminator is $50. The
Geezers bracket is for drivers who are
$55 & older. Payout is 4’ Trophy Win, 3’
Trophy Runner-Up and 2’ Trophy Semis. Entry is $20.
Pro Dial pays 50% of purse to Win, 25%
of purse to Runner-Up and 12.5% of purse to Semis. Entry
is $40, of which $25 goes to the purse.
open at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:00 am and eliminations
at 1:00 pm. For more information visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.
Luskville Dragway’s 34th Annual Bracket Bonanza
our friend Mike Lacelle who attended Luskville
Dragway’s 34th Annual Bracket Bonanza: "The
bracket race that's called the richest in Canada was the best
3 days ever witnessed. The added paving done in the pit area
by owner Arnie Malcolm prior to the event only made it that
much better. With race cars and trailers parking on Wednesday
and Thursday the race had competitors from 3 provinces from
Canada and 3 US states. With almost $75,000 up for grabs divided
among 3 days the action was incredible. Super Pro alone had
61 cars-43 were dragsters of the T/D and S/C class.
Super Pro Winners:
Super Pro, Friday: Denis Souliere
over Frank Mark Sr. for $12,500 (top photo);
Super Pro, Saturday: Marco Laframboise
over Frank Mark Jr. for $10,000 (photo above);
Super Pro, Sunday: Adam Bitzanis
over Darren Frasso (photo above, upper right) for $10,000.
Luskville Semi Pro Winners:
Semi Pro, Friday: Rob Graveline
for $2,000 (photo below);
Pro, Saturday: Gord
Harling for $2,000 (photo right);
Pro, Sunday: Pat
Kohl for $2,000 (photo
above, lower right)
Summit SuperSeries Race at Palm Beach International
racers of Palm Beach International Raceway,
here's an announcement from PBIR: "After rain cancelled
the first attempt at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries Race #11,
August 22, 2015 will be the make up race. Classes competing
during the race will include Top Eliminator sponsored by
South Florida Choppers, Super Eliminator sponsored by Chassis
Engineering, Quick 16 Dragster, Quick 16 Door Car, Street
Bike, and Junior Dragster. This is the final race of the
season and champions will be crowned. Track goes hot at
5 pm for time runs."
ET payout is Winner $1,000, Runner-Up $400, Semi
$125 and Quarter $50. Entry is $50, buybacks are $25.
Super Eliminator payout is Winner $800, Runner-Up $400,
Semi $125 and Quarter $50. Entry is $40, buybacks are
more information visit www.RacePBIR.com.
Series Shootout Finale August 28 & 29 at Cordova International
IL - The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Series
comes to a close the weekend of August 28 &
29 at Cordova International Raceway.
Thie Quick Series Shootout qualifies the quickest 8 Top
Sportsman and the quickest 8 Top Dragsters. Each class
will vie for $600 Win and $150 Runner-Up. The winner of
each will face each other in a shootout race that pays
an additional $500. Entry is $100. Non-Qualifiers get
entry back less Test n Tune fee.
The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Year-End
Points Fund pays: 1st Place - $1,000 and a Dyno Day
Session at West Racing Heads in Geneseo, IL; 2nd Place
- $600; 3rd Place - $500; 4th Place - $400 and 5th Place
- $300. For information, visit www.racecir.com.
Doubles-Up on August 1 at Maple Grove Raceway
Pa. - Paul Werner of Sinking Spring,
Pa. sure does like to repeat himself, because he's making
a habit out of visiting Maple Grove Raceway's Sunoco Race
Fuels Victory Lane in 2015. Werner won in two classes on
Saturday, August 1 during the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail
No. 12, those being Ciccarone Racing Products
Pro Eliminator and PC Richard and
Son Street Eliminator.
Werner, running in his '80 Malibu, took the win in Pro over
Tom Rock of Laureldale, Pa., after Rock's car broke before
the final elimination round. And then in Street, Werner
was able to get by Matthew Smith of Coatesville, Pa. when
Smith fouled at the start of the final race.
In Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro, it was
Gene Irvin (Flourtown, Pa.) capturing the
win with a 9.285 on a 9.28 dial-in at 145.89 mph in his
'69 Mustang, defeating John Seiverling
(Bethel, Pa.), who ran his '71 Nova to a pass of 8.926 on
a 8.91 dial in at 151.26 mph.
Kyle Gockley of Mohnton, Pa. rode his '03
Suzuki to a Reading Standard Motorsports Top
Bike win. Gockley ran 8.874 seconds on
a 8.90 dial-in at 156.03 mph in the final, while his competition
Danny Boyer (York, Pa.) ran 9.360 seconds
on a 9.39 dial in at 137.96 mph on his '72 Kawasaki.
In UTI Junior Dragsters it was CJ
Ketterer of Sellersville, Pa. driving to the final
elimination win over Kelsey Brinkman
of Boyertown, Pa. Ketterer posted a final run of 7.909 on
a 7.90 dial in at 81.19 mph which was enough to beat Brinkman's
8.921 on a 8.90 dial in, running 73.60 mph.
Junior Street saw a battle
of brothers in the finals, as Luke Karol
beat his older brother Jake Karol.
Luke ran his '08 Jeep Wrangler to a 11.665 ET on a 11.60
dial in with a .014 reaction time, which was enough to beat
Jake's 9.199 on a 9.12 dial in, .086 reaction time.
Trophy class saw a strong lineup on Saturday,
with the win going to Charles Augustine
of Kutztown, Pa. Augustin, in his '13 Challenger, took the
win over Jeremy Weaver of Hanover, Pa. Augustine ran a final
pass of 12.688 on a dial-in of 12.68 at 109.97 mph, while
Weaver posted a 15.846 ET on a 15.86 dial in, going 86.08
Frenzy at Elk Creek Dragway
Creek, VA - Listen up all you no-box / no-brake racers
in the mid-Atlantic area: Elk Creek Dragway
has an event for you on Saturday, August 22, 2015
at their Footbrake Frenzy.
The payout is $2,500 Win, $500
Runner-Up, $125 Semis and $20 Round starting
with 3rd Round Win. Payouts based on 60 cars. Entry is
$60, buybacks are $30. Double-entries permitted, deep
staging honored, no center-steer cars.
addition to the Footbrake Frenzy, it’s a regular
bracket points day for Super Pro, DOT, Jrs. and Motorcycles.
Gates open at noon, time runs are at 2:00 pm and eliminations
start at 6:00 pm. Visit www.ElkCreekDragway.com
for more information.
Officials Announce Electronic Fuel Injection System Rules
Calif. (Aug. 13, 2015) – NHRA
announced today the rules and requirements for the 2016
Pro Stock category in their transition to electronic fuel
The sanctioning body has named Holley as the sole provider
of the components of the electronic fuel injection system.
The complete rules and requirements are available from www.nhraracer.com
The changes in the category will make the engines more relevant
from a technology standpoint. In order to reduce and control
costs for the race teams, an NHRA-controlled 10,500 Rev
Limiter will be added to the fuel injection systems.
The change to EFI in the factory hot-rod category is among
several changes to the category. NHRA required teams to
back their racecars into the pits and leave engines uncovered
beginning at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. A rule was also
created to discontinue the practice of crew members standing
beside the cars to hold them in place as they begin their
burnouts. It was also mandated for teams to create automobile
manufacturer identification headers visible on the racecars’
windshields up to a maximum of 4.5-inches high, but not
smaller than 2.125-inches.
Starting in 2016, NHRA also will require Pro Stock teams
to remove all hood scoops and reduce the length of the wheelie
bars to a length specified by the NHRA Tech Department.
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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.
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.
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 Hanes.
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.