Coast Diesel Nationals at Numidia Dragway
PA - Head to Numidia Dragway for the
2015 East Coast Diesel Nationals on Saturday,
July 18th presented by Little Power Shop. The Diesel
Nationals include a sled pull, drag racing, a tent sale
and a dyno. 8:00 am until 10:30 pm. Drag racing classes
include: ET Bracket Class, 12.0 Quick Diesel, Unlimited
Truck, Pro Stock (fiberglass-bodied diesel-powered trucks
and cars compete heads up to the finish) and Top Diesel
for diesel dragsters designed for all out speed. Over $25,000
in purses and prizes.
for more info.
Series Shootout July 4th Weekend at Atco Dragway
NJ - Atco Dragway’s Summer Series Shootout
continues July 4th Weekend, Friday July 3rd –
Sunday July 5th, 2015. These quarter-mile gambler’s
races are for dials of 6.50 – 12.99. Electronics permitted.
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.
open Friday at 11:00 am with time trials at 1:00 pm. Gates
open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am with time trials at
10:00 am. For more information visit www.Atco-Dragway.com.
News On Location: Summer Bracket Bonanza at Englishtown
were on location at the 2015 Summer Bracket Bonanza
at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
This was a weekend of big-money bracket racing for Super
Pro and Pro ET (footbrake) cars.
were there on Saturday, June 13. The day was well-attended
with good car counts in both Super Pro and Pro ET. Sunday's
counts were up from Saturday's, too. There were a lot
of heavy hitters on the property shooting for the big
II is now published HERE,
start with Part I HERE.
Series Shootout Continues at Cordova International Raceway
IL - The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Series
at Cordova International Raceway continues
on Saturday, July 11, 2015. This will
qualify 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. In addition to July 11, remaining 2015 shootout dates
are August 28 & 29.
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.
News On Location: 2015 NHRA Toyota Summernationals at Englishtown
were on location at the NHRA Toyota Summernationals
at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park from
Friday - Sunday, June 5th - 7th, 2015. Classes were Stock,
Super Stock, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator,
Top Sportsman, Pro Mod, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Stock,
Funny Car and Top Fuel Dragster. As always, we have to give
thanks to NHRA for supplying credentials and for their hospitality
during the weekend. As a result we were able to get some
really great shots of all the classes. Typical of our coverage,
we tend to go heavier than most on the Sportsman classes.
We also tried to position ourselves in a variety of places
around the track to provide numerous points-of-view.
to the volume of photos, we'll be presenting this in three
parts, so be patient and stick with it. Subscribe to the
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when new items are published.
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News: A Look at Mark Williams' Modular Rears
than 20 years ago Mark Williams Enterprises
developed the industry’s first modular aluminum housing
for 9” Ford applications. Since then many subtle but
important improvements have been made the modular design.
primary benefit of M-W’s modular aluminum housing is
that all components are CNC machined to exacting tolerances
– within .001” for all critical dimensions. This
alignment is extremely important to eliminate friction and
tire scrubbing due to tow-in / tow-out. Improved accuracy
ensures that the centers of the gear, carrier, case and axle
bearings are on the correct centerline. This eliminates binding
and drag due to misalignment. Correct alignment also results
in increased ring and pinion life and improved E.T.s.
Extended Gear Life
Racers using the 11” Modular Rear report longer ring
& pinion gear life thanks to the precision alignment and
rigidity of M-W modular housings. M-W has not seen any gear
breakage in the lifetime
of the 11” Modular… that’s 13 years. 11”
rear ends come with one-year gear life warranty - unheard
of in the industry.
With an M-W modular housing you can easily change ends and
mounting methods to accommodate a wide variety of applications.
Many components are interchangeable so you can upgrade from
a 9” (or 9.5”) to an 11” setup. Configurations
are available for applications from Pro Stock to E.T. Bracket,
including special Low Friction units.
• Now with 4-link centers down to 16” and housing
widths to 43”
• New upper support for anti-roll bar attachment and/or
upper wheelie bar mounts
• Available with steel or carbon brakes and either full
floater or flange axles
• Keyed 4-link brackets eliminate center section movement.
Your choice – steel or lightweight billet aluminum brackets
• Cast from hi-strength aircraft aluminum alloy
• Pinion driven lubrication pump option is included.
• Same mounting configurations available on the M-W
11” or 9” modular.
• 10” pitch diameter ring gears can be used with
any 9 or 9.5” M-W Modular.
Weight & Cost Effective
In many instances a modular aluminum rear end housing is
lighter than a comparable stamped or fabricated steel unit.
Not only are M-W modular aluminum housings priced competitively
with similarly equipped fabricated units, but the improvement
in component life will pay big dividends.
more information visit www.MarkWilliams.com.
Jim Harrington Memorial High School Challenge at Englishtown
NJ - On Sunday July 5, 2015, Old
Bridge Township Raceway Park will hold its Jim
Harrington Memorial High School Challenge race.
The class is open to any student who is in high school or
will be graduating from high school in 2015. The winner
at the end of the event will be awarded with a Raceway Park
Points Champion embroidered jacket and will attend the NHRA
Division 1 Summit E.T. Finals to help represent the 2015
Raceway Park team on September 17, 18 & 19, 2015 at
Atco Dragway, Atco, NJ.
Car must run 12.00 ET or slower. The car must be stock-appearing,
all 4 tires must be D.O.T. approved (NO SLICKS), and no
electronics are allowed. Street-type exhaust required.
The student must have a valid driver's license and be
in high school in 2015 or graduated in 2015. 17-year-olds
must have a parent or guardian on premises or have a signed
and notarized insurance release form. If student wins
the High School race during the Bracket Finals, must be
18-years of age to compete in California.
open 8:00 am. High School Tech Card $25. The High School
Challenge will compete on Raceway Park's 1/4-mile track.
Any racer who is also planning on racing at the 1/8 mile
track, please let 1/8 mile tower know you are running
both tracks. For more information visit www.etownraceway.com.
Drags Return to Southwestern International Raceway
AZ - Midnight Drags is returning to
Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR)
this Friday, July 3. The late night test
& tune session is open to all street legal makes and
models. Bring your favorite car, truck or motorcycle out
and see what it can run on the quarter-mile.
The gates will open at 11 p.m. and the track will be available
from midnight to 4 a.m. Pricing is as follows - tech cards
$25, adult admission $10, and children 12 and under are
FREE. Please note that Midnight Drags will be the only event
taking place this weekend as SWIR will be closed on Saturday,
July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
due to rain on Friday, June 26, the scheduled Lowered
Lifted Crawlers and Open Test & Tune was cancelled.
The premiere event has been rescheduled for July 24, 2015.
For more information on SWIR, please visit www.RaceSWIR.com.
Maryland International Raceway's Top ET $5k Triple Header
MD - It was an action packed weekend of sportsman racing
on June 13 & 14 at Maryland International Raceway
as it hosted a Top ET $5K Triple Header in
conjunction with its regular Speed Unlimited ET Series event.
into the weekend’s action, Wesley Washington
Jr. of Virginia held on to a tie for the 3rd place
spot in his hunt for the ’15 season track title. Washington
and his ’06 Racetech dragster captured Saturday’s
first race taking out Joe Mayne and his
West Virginia entry with a .005 reaction time in route to
the win and helping his season points chase efforts as well.
second $5K of the day, Virginia's Steve Witherow
(pictured above) took his ’14 Racetech dragster to
the winner’s circle cutting a .002 light and running
a 4.636 ET on a 4.63 dial.
continued his success during Sunday’s third and final
$5K of the weekend, winning his second event in as many
days with a win over Maryland's Mike Nelson Jr.
and his ’81 Camaro.
was a great event for our ET racers as well as the track.
We're blessed to have their support and will do absolutely
everything in our power to make the Speed Unlimited ET Series
and sportsman racing at MDIR shine into the future. Thank
you to all the racers that choose to spend the weekend with
us, we appreciate your support”, said Chris
Miller, Director of Administrations and Operations
at MDIR. For more information about Maryland International
Raceway, visit www.RaceMDIR.com.
Wrap-Up: Fox a Repeat Winner in Super Pro at Maple Grove Raceway
PA - Two time winners are becoming a norm this year in
the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail ET Bracket Series
at Maple Grove Raceway, including Pennsylvania
racer Derrick Fox. Fox posted his second
win of the season in the Gold Rush Super Pro Eliminator class
on Sunday, June 28. His '05 Dragster beat PA's Ted
Meyle who was driving a '59 Belair. Fox's 7.365 ET
was able to overcome the large headstart Meyle had when Myle
broke out on his final round run.
The Ciccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator class was won
on Sunday by PA racer Dennis Kessler. Kessler
defeated feloow PA racer Mike Nessinger.
Kessler was able to overcome Nessinger by having the closer
dial-in time on a double break out.
Matthew Smith was a winner on Sunday, as
he drove his '70 El Camino to the victory in the P.C. Richard
and Son Street Eliminator class. Smith won the final round
when Phil Williams broke out in his '71 Dart.
Taking the final green light in Reading Standard Motorsports
Top Bike was NJ's Elliot Boyce over Kyle
Gockley of Mohnton, Pa. in the final round when broke
Jamie Rothenberger of Glenmoore, Pa. visited
Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane in the U.T.I. Junior Dragster
division, besting CJ Ketterer of Sellersville,
Pa. Rothenberger claimed the victory after Ketterer broke
out on his final round run.
Maple Grove Winners:
Junior Street: Hunter Zajac defeated Jake
Trophy: Dana Loffredo defeated Zac
Pro Dial: Bryan Kershner defeated Todd
Northeast Index Racer Series / 8.50 Index:
Mike Kost defeated Gary
Northeast Index Racer Series / 10.00 Index:
Brian Correll defeated
Index Racer Series / 11.50 Index: Matt
Ricchezza defeated Josh
New Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed
Mopar brand unveiled the next-generation Dodge Challenger
Drag Pak, a factory-prepped package car specifically
geared for drag racing. The vehicle, revealed at the FCA US
LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds, is built on the Dodge Challenger
platform and will come with the option of either the brand’s
first ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch
Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch
Gen III HEMI engine.
new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is designed for passionate
Sportsman racers who compete in nationally sanctioned drag
racing series, such as the National Hot Rod Association
(NHRA). The new generation Drag Pak combines the latest
in Sportsman racing technology, a host of upgrades and improvements
from the previous generation Drag Pak and unique heritage
a factory hood is the supercharged 354 HEMI engine, with
a cast-iron block, forged steel crankshaft, Mopar spec camshaft
and a custom performance engine calibration. The 354 nomenclature
pays homage to the heritage of the early Gen 1 HEMI engines,
which originally displaced 354 cubic inches.
naturally aspirated 426 Race HEMI engine is built off of
a Mopar aluminum block with pressed-in steel liners and
aluminum cylinder heads. Like the supercharged engine, the
426 HEMI also includes a custom engine calibration. The
new Drag Pak features a race-prepped automatic transmission,
upgraded from the previous generation vehicle, for both
the 354 and 426 engine options.
vehicle’s front suspension sports a unique Mopar K-Member
and suspension geometry, with double adjustable compression
and rebound struts. At the back of the car is a four-link
rear suspension with Panhard bar, Strange Engineering 4-inch
solid axle with 9-inch aluminum third member, 40 spline
gun drilled axles, shocks with adjustable compression and
rebound and an anti-roll bar. The rear axle mounting has
been strengthened from the previous generation Drag Pak
to help the car launch faster and harder.
engine version carries a unique graphic identification package.
The supercharged hot rod displays a Mopar Blue stripe and
a “354 Supercharged” graphic insignia, while
the naturally aspirated (N/A) Drag Pak sports a horizontal
black stripe along its side with a 426 HEMI engine graphic
new Drag Pak includes the Dodge Challenger front and rear
fascia trim and a redesigned full roll cage fabricated to
NHRA specifications. The inside of the cockpit reflects
the Dodge Challenger interior, but with the addition of
a Mopar gauge pack, driver and passenger lightweight racing
seats, along with a safety net and a five-point harness.
Mopar Drag Pak is equipped with 15-inch front and rear lightweight
wheels displaying the unique Mopar logo. Mounted on those
wheels will be Hoosier drag radials with front tires that
measure 28 inches in diameter by 4.5 inches wide, and rear
tires that are 30 inches in diameter by 9 inches wide. The
car will also feature slotted front and rear brake rotors,
with race-specific calipers and master cylinder.
vehicle also includes a more user-friendly hood, hinged
at the rear to make between rounds under hood maintenance
an easier task. Another small but essential detail that
racers will appreciate is the addition of integrated trailer
tie-down loops on the front and rear of the new Drag Pak.
Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak will be open for ordering
through authorized Dodge dealerships beginning July 23 as
the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals kickoff with the Mopar
Block Party in downtown Golden, Colorado. The MSRP for the
naturally aspirated 426 version of the Mopar Challenger
Drag Pak is a “cubic inch appropriate” $99,426,
with the 354 supercharged race car available for $109,354
ordering information on the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag
Pak, visit www.mopar.com/mopar-drag-pak.
Chryslers at South Mountain Raceway on Friday, July 10
original Friday Night Carlisle Chryslers @ South
Mountain Raceway in Boiling Springs PA is back
with a twist. Friday is Chrysler vs. the World in Super
ET, Pro, Street DOT and Trophy. Chryslers vs.the World with
an additional entry of $20 for the chance at the World money.
Guaranteed $1,000 for the winner, $500 for Runner -Up. How
it works: the winner of each class (four from Chrysler,
four from The World) will face off for the $1,000 Win, $500
Runner up. The Chrysler winners and World winners will draw
cards to see who races who.
classes each for Chrysler and The World: Super
Pro - Entry $55, Payout Winner $600/Runner Up
$375 / Pro - Entry $45, Payout Winner
$500/Runner Up $300 / Street DOT 7.35
slower - Entry $35, Payout Winner $380/Runner up $240
/ Trophy - Entry $30.
Camping for racers. Thursday gates open @ 10:00 am (no
hook ups). Friday Gates open 8:00 am. Tech 11:00 am. No
starting of unmuffled cars before 1:00 pm. 3:00 PM Time
Runs. 6:00 PM Eliminations. Eliminator Payout based on
64 car minimum.
and Heads-Up Grudge runs after each session. $30 If time
permits there will be a third time run. For more information
Atlantic .90 Association at Cecil County Dragway July 11th
Mid Atlantic .90 Series fires back up for its
mid-Summer stretch beginning at Cecil County Dragway
on July 11th & 12th. A jam packed weekend
of racing is on tap for .90 Racers. This event will feature
Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street on both days and
on Saturday evening the 2nd annual Autometer / ATI Top
8 Shootout will be featured for those drivers who are
is welcomed to come race with us and we welcome members
and non-members. Early points leaders Keith Mayers (MASSA),
George Stack (MASGA) and Kevin Scholl (MASCA) will enter
as the current point leaders but, expect stiff competition
from the rest of the Mid Atlantic .90 Association members
along with some Cecil County locals who are coming to
defend their home turf.
1993 Cecil County has played host to the annual Uncle
Buck Pig Roast that was originally started by Ronnie "Uncle
Buck" Harple for the MASGA group. Even after Harple's
passing in 2012 the Donhauser and Friends have put together
a spread that is second-to-none and is enjoyed by all.
those wishing to get in and set-up early gates will be
open beginning at 5pm on Friday the 10th (weather permitting).
There will be a test & tune starting at 6pm till 10:30pm.
Gates will then re-open at 8am on both Saturday and Sunday
with racing beginning at 9am on Saturday.
will be with the All-AMC Day on Saturday the 11th and
Cecil County bracket programs on Sunday. On Sunday Junior
Dragsters will start at 9am and regular racing should
start around 11am.
more info e-mail Rob Keister: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Dom Balducci In Flames at Atco
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)
Dragtime News Featured Photo: Frank Affronti vs. Lee Zane
at The Summernationals
1st Round of Comp Eliminator the NHRA Summernationals
at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
is this shot of Lee Zane in the C/SR
roadster giving chase to the B/EA of Frank Affronti.
(photo by Bob Beucler)
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In The Hills at Numidia Dragway
PA - Attention racers! Mark your calendars now for
Labor Day Weekend. The “Home Of The Guaranteed
Payout”, Numidia Dragway presents its 4th Annual SuperBucks
In The Hills, September 4 – 6, 2015.
Friday and Sunday each has a $5K
race for Electronics and a $3K race for Footbrake. Saturday
has two $5Ks: one for Door Cars and one for Dragsters.
At the end there’ll be a Door vs. Dragster
King of the Hill runoff for another $2,500.
$5K races pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600
Semis, $300 5th Round, $200 4th Round, $150 3rd Round
and $75 2nd Round Win. Entry is $150; buybacks are $90.
The $3K races pay $3,000 Win,
$1,000 Runner-Up, $400 Semis and $50 Round starting
with 2nd Round win. Entry is $90; buybacks are $60.
ET breaks for electronics are 6.50 –
11.99; ET breaks for footbrake is 8.50 – 15.99.
All races are quarter-mile. Two drivers may share a car;
one driver may enter two different cars. One driver cannot
enter the same car twice in the same class.
Gates will be open all day on Thursday,
September 3 for parking. Gates open 10:00 am on Friday,
with time runs starting at 11:00 am. Gates open at 9:00
am on Saturday with time runs at 10:00 am; gates open
8:00 am Sunday with a time run at 10:00 am. Visit www.NumidiaDragway.com
for more info.
in Montgomery, AL!
in Montgomery, AL! If you’re in the vicinity
of Montgomery Raceway Park and love grudge
racing, then get there on Saturday, June 27, 2015 for the
War Of The Worlds 2: The Dirty South Outlaws vs. The New
No Limit. There’ll be $100,000 worth of all-out grudge
racing on the line.
There’ll also be 6.0 and
7.0 Index racing. 6.0 Index pays $1,200 with a 10-car
minimum; $50 entry. 7.0 Index pays $1,000 with a 10-car
minimum; $40 entry.
open at 3:00 pm. For more information visit www.montgomeryracewaypark.com.
‘R Done at Mt. Park Dragway’s Hillbilly Showdown
City, KY - OK, all you bracket racing hillbillies!
Get to Mt. Park Dragway for the Hillbilly
Showdown on Friday – Sunday, July 3rd – 5th,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
each has a $5K Top ET race for box. Payout is $5,000
Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $300 Semis, $200 Quarters
and $100 Eighths. Enter a single day for $100, enter
two days for $180 or enter all three days for $260.
Buybacks are $50.
Each day also features a $1,500 Mod race for
no box. Payout is $1,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up,
$150 Semis, $75 Quarters and $35 Eighths. One day entry
is $65, two day is $120 or three day is $160. Buybacks
Saturday has a 64-Car Duel that
pays $10,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $750 Semis,
$250 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Entry is $250. There’ll
also be a 32-Car Duel that pays $2,500 Win,
$500 Runner-Up, $300 Semis, $150 Quarters and
$50 Eighths. Entry is $150.
open Thursday, July 2nd for early parking from 7:00
pm – 11:00 pm. Gates open Friday at 10:00 am,
Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am. Visit www.mpdragway.com
for more info.
Series Shootout at Cordova International Raceway
2015 Quick Series Shootout at Cordova International
Raceway will qualify 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. Shootout dates are June 27,
July 11, August 28 & 29.
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
News: ATI to Award Nearly $2,000 to DSE Racers in 2015
Performance Products and the DSE Automotive
Sportsman Racing Series will again be working together
in 2015 to help bring competitive, fun and rewarding bracket
racing to tracks in southern Ontario by awarding close to
$2,000 in prizes to top points racers in the series.
for their third season with the Canada-based racing series,
ATI will be awarding $1,000 in Product Certificates for
points competitors in Super Pro, Modified Eliminator,
and Quick 16 . As a bonus ATI will hand out a $995 certificate
towards the purchase of a new ATI torque converter to
the racer in either Modified, Super Pro or Quick 16 that
finishes with the most points and is currently not an
ATI torque converter owner.
can compete for the year-end prizes by joining the Sportsman
Racing Series Points program, which costs $80 for Super
Pro, Modified, or Super Bike/Sled, $130 for Quick 16 ($30
Discount for those who also join Super Pro Points), $40
for Street and $30 for Jr Dragster. Co-Drivers are permitted
in all classes.
next event in the DSE Sportsman Racing Series is the inagural
Southern Ontario Nationals at Cayuga Dragway of Toronto
Motorsports Park featuring the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment
“King of the Track”. For more information
on the series please visit www.SportsmanRacingSeries.ca.
Days Nostalgia Drags at Maple Grove Raceway
PA - A blast from the past returns to Maple
Grove Raceway as the Glory Days Nostalgia
Drags comes to the track on Saturday, June 27,
2015. The event, a throwback to drag racing's wild early
days, includes drag racing, a car show and the summer
alcohol-burning Nostalgia Funny Cars are featured during
the event: Total Insanity, Fireball Monza, Bits &
Pieces and Screamin Eagle. The Nostalgia Funny Cars will
be joined by five nostalgia drag racing organizations:
422 All Stars, East Coast Gassers, Back Seat Drivers,
North East Timing Organization (NETO) and Mid-Atlantic
Nostalgia Drag Racing Association (MANDRA). The "Jungle
Jim" Liberman tribute car, a replica of the late
legend's 1970 Camaro funny car, will be on display on
the midway. Nostalgia E.T. bracket racing (no cars newer
than 1989) will also take place. Gates for Glory Days
open at 8 a.m.
more information visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.
June 20 E.T. Bracket Racing at Maple Grove Raceway
Werner can be called a creature of habit, because
he has a habit of visiting Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane
at Maple Grove Raceway. Werner, of Sinking
Spring, Pa., took first place in P.C. Richard
and Son Street Eliminator on Saturday, June 20,
2015 during the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail No. 6. It
was his second win of the season in Street, and he did
it when his competition, Lee Ann Ormsbee,
fouled at the start of the final round of eliminations.
Werner also has a win this year in Cicccarone Racing Products
The Gold Rush Super Pro Eliminator was
won on Saturday by Shayne Beck (Narvon,
Pa.). Beck defeated Dennis Helman (Norristown,
Pa.). Beck's reaction time at the start of .004 seconds
helped propel him to the win, besting Helman who had a
.018 reaction time.
Paul Thimm, Jr. (Mohnton, Pa.) was also
a repeat winner on Saturday, as he ran his '27 Ford Roadster
to the victory in Ciccarone Racing Products Pro
Eliminator class for the second straight week.
Thimm won the final round when Mike Tomaszewski
of Reading, Pa. broke out in his '68 Barracuda.
Taking the final green light in Reading Standard Motorsports
Top Bike was Kyle Gockley of Mohnton,
Pa. Gockley, who defeated Austin Youndt
of Stevens, Pa. in the final round on a double break out.
Three Races in Two Days at South Georgia Motorsports Park
GA - ET bracket racers at South Georgia Motorsports
Park will have three chances in two days to take
home the money. Saturday, June 27 will have two races for
Box, No Box and Street ET; Sunday June 28 will have one race
in each class.
(1/8-mile) pays $1,400 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and
$100 Quarters. Entry per race is $60; buybacks are $30.
No Box (1/8-mile) pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $125
Semis and $50 Quarters. Entry per race is $50; buybacks
are $25. Street ET (1/4-mile) pays $100 Win, $50 Runner-Up
and $10 Semis. Entry per race is $25; buybacks are $10.
open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am. Visit www.GoRaceSGMP.com
for more info.
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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
Trailer Tires and Wheels is dedicated
to sharing information regarding trailer tire and wheel
safety that is collected from national committee sources.
to Trailer Tire's Spotlight.
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 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.
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)