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Dragway’s 2014 Season Packed With Variety
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 (Sunday,
April 6th), MANDRA nostalgia drags on Saturday,
May 10th, National Dragster Challenge / Jr. Dragster
Challenge (Saturday, June 14th), 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.
Sets 2014 Schedule
East Coast Nostalgia Super Stock Association (ECNSSA)
has announced a seven-race schedule so far for 2014: Sunday
May 4th at Atco Raceway, Atco, NJ; Saturday
June 14th at Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD;
Sunday, June 29th at Atco; Sunday,
August 3rd at Island Dragway, Great Meadows, NJ;
Saturday, October 4th, Sunday October
26th and Sunday, November 9th, all
at Atco.There are other dates that the ECNSSA is hoping to
add during the season. Find the ECNSSA on
Mad at Carolina Dragway
Dragway’s 2014 season gets into high gear
on Saturday, March 8th with March
Madness featuring the XTreme 28 & 29 Shootout.
This free-entry race pays $4,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up,
$500 Semis and $250 Quarters. Any power adder is allowed,
stock-style front suspension, any rear suspension, no wheelie
bars, maximum tire size 29 x 10.5W or 315 (turbo and blower
cars must run 28s or 275s).
also be the Outlaw 4.840 Top Gun Shootout for nitrous-powered
cars with 4.840 bore space engines or smaller. Door cars
only, any chassis, any tire.
open 9:00 am, test & tune at 12:00 noon. Visit www.houseofhook.com
for more info.
News: Lightweight 3rd Member from Mark Williams Enterprises
lightweight third members from Mark Williams Enterprises
start with ring gears that are pocket milled to reduce weight,
Supra-Fin micro polished, and Sub-Zero treated for superior
material integrity (eliminates retained austenite). Ceramic
dual opposed angular contact bearings are employed in the
pinion support to reduce friction and add rigidity to the
pinion. They are also lighter than conventional bearings.
Features: • Pocket lightened ring gear • Supra-Fin
finished gears • ceramic pinion support bearings •
billet aluminum yoke • low-drag seal • aluminum
or lightweight steel 40-spline spool • 32-spline pinion
input 9-1/2" gear • Sub-Zero treated ring and
pinion • low-drag assembly procedures • free
transporter case and Torco gear lube • Eligible for
M-W's Thirdmember Exchange Program
Low Friction Thirdmembers – part
# 57022-XXX (XXX designates gear ratio). Also
available are 9" 28 spline Low Friction Thirdmembers
with 4.86 to 6.50 ratios – part
information about other Mark Williams products,
In The Green at Virginia Motorsports Park’s St. Patrick’s
in the Super/Top ET and Pro/Footbrake
ET pits! Virginia Motorsports Park
has three days of big money 1/8th mile racing for you. The
5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Classic
is Friday – Sunday, March 14-16, 2014.
Friday features a Fat $5K Warmup; Sunday is the Fat $5K
Finale, each day includes races for Top ET and Footbrake.
Payouts for each race are $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up,
$500 Semis, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win, $100
3rd Round Win. Entry is $100, buybacks are $60. Double entries
is the $10,000 Main Event, with races for Top ET
and Footbrake. Payouts for each class are $10,000 Win, $2,000
Runner-Up, $700 Semis, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round
Win, $100 3rd Round Win. Entry is $150, buybacks are $80.
Double entries permitted.
Weekend Entry is $290, a $60 saving vs. buying three separate
1-day entries. Gates open Thursday at 5:00 pm for parking.
Gates open Friday and Saturday at 8:00 am, Sunday at 9:00
am. Visit www.vmpdrag.com
for more information.
Grove Honors Champions at Money Trail Banquet
Grove Raceway honors its 2013 Sunoco Race
Fuels Money Trail champions at its annual banquet held at
the Crowne Plaza Reading hotel. From left, Lee Risser
(Stock-Super Stock), Vincent Branca
(Jr. Dragster), Brock Moshier
(Pro), Paul Werner (Street),
Cory Stuebner (Top Bike),
and Lanny Werley (Super).
Photo: Don Carrick/Studio 413.
PA – Dozens of Maple Grove Raceway’s
racers crowded the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel
recently for the 51st Annual Money Trail Awards Banquet.
Over $30,000 in cash, trophies and contingency awards was
handed out during the ceremony to the top 48 drivers in the
five Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail E.T. Series, Jr. Dragsters
and the ATI Stock-Super Stock Shootout. The season champions
for the Money Trail Series had their turn in the spotlight
as Lanny Werley (Gold Rush Trailers Super),
Brock Moshier (Ciccarone Racing Products
Pro), Paul Werner (P.C.
Richard & Son Street), Cory Stuebner
(Ray’s Yamaha Top Bike), Vincent Branca
(Jr. Dragster) and Lee Risser
(ATI Stock-Super Stock) were recognized in their respective
Werley, of Leesport, Pa., didn’t win
any races during the season, but had a runner-up finish and
two quarterfinal finishes to put him on top of a very competitive
Super field. Moshier, of Lititz, Pa., dominated
Pro. Besides four wins and one runner-up finish, Moshier and
his ’71 Vega had one semifinal finish and was knocked
out in the first round only twice. Werner,
from Sinking Spring, Pa., has become a familiar sight on the
banquet stage, as this was his 11th championship and second
in a row. His 1980 Malibu wagon visited PPC Lubricants Victory
Lane five times along with a single runner-up finish. Another
first-time champion was Stuebner, from Hamburg,
Pa. Son of another track champion, Joe Stuebner, Cory and
his ’89 Kawasaki, padded his lead by winning two races
in each of the first two sessions and then helped his cause
by winning his fifth race on Aug. 24. In his second season
as a racer, Branca of Norristown, Pa., held
off a late charge by runner-up Kyle Robb (Denver, Pa.) by
keeping his first-round losses to a minimum and finishing
in the final eight at least six times. Risser,
of Denver, Pa., won the final two Stock-Super Stock in his
’65 Nova races to claim the championship.
Wins American DRAGCAR Season Opener
Morgan poses with his DragSport Annihilator trophy
(above). Bob Thurston took a 2-second handicap
off the tree in his '57 Chevy and stretched it out as much
as he could with a .026 under 12.174 on his 12.20 index
but Morgan in his '27 T altered nailed
down a deadly .010 RT and snatched the stripe by a mere
11 thousandths of a second with his 10.293 on a 10.25 index
(top right). Dick Kereney's 8.65 @ over
160 MPH qualifying pass (bottom right)
AZ - The opening race of the third American DRAGCAR
season started out just as tough as could be at Tucson’s
Southwestern International Raceway on February 22nd,
and considering a number of DRAGCAR members were locked into
the NHRA race in Chandler on this same weekend, the Southwestern
Challenge Series opener turnout was better than anticipated.
Kereny recorded the lowest ET to date in a DRAGCAR
event with his 8.656 at over 160 MPH. The top 5 low qualifiers
were Jeff Sefranek’s .270 under 11.180 on an 11.45
index, Steven Wing’s .156 under 10.494 on a 10.65
index, Tom Payton’s .120 under 10.83 on his 10.95
index, Mike Gardner’s .114 under 10.936 on an 11.05
index and an impressive .088 under 13.012 on a 13.10 index
for Ryan LaBlue and his very stock appearing 2013 5.0 Mustang.
were an ironic display of color and brand as four black
Chevy-powered racers battled for the chance at the first
win of the season and a jump on the 2014 Southwestern Challenge
season bonus. Mark Ballard and his ’58
Chevy Del Ray fell 4 hundredths short of making up the 3
second chase and catching Bob Thurston’s
’57 Bel Air before running out of track, and Doug
Woods went red to give Jeff
Morgan a pass to the final in only his
second DRAGCAR appearance.
The final round
made for a truly spectacular exhibition as Morgan rose to
the challenge and used a beautiful .010 reaction time to
overcome Thurston’s 3 hundredths performance advantage
for a .01 margin of victory as Bob proceeded to run nearly
3 hundredths under index in his effort to hold off the fast
DRAGCAR series will be heading to Wild Horse Pass in Chandler,
AZ for the season opener of the Kenny Speed’s Tire
& Performance Center’s Wild Horse Challenge Series
on March 29th, 2014. For
more information about the Amercian DRAGCAR series, visit
News On Location: MASCA / MASGA / MASSA Awards Dinner
were invited to the annual awards dinner for our friends at
the Mid Atlantic Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street Associations
(MASCA, MASGA and MASSA). The ceremony took place in February
2014 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We had a excellent time! What
a great bunch of racers they are, and they're all so dedicated
to .90 racing. Click
HERE to visit the photos...
Full Week Of Racing Coming Up at Gulfport Dragway
Dragway in Gulfport, MS has a full week of racing
this week. Tuesday,
March 4, is the Mardi Gras 1/4 Mile Challenge. Gates
open 11am. Time trials 11am. Hourly Challenge begins 12noon.
night 1/4 mile Bud Light King of the Hill. Gates
open 6pm. Time trials 6pm. Eliminations 9pm. Street class,
Footbrake class, Electronic class. $25 to race. $8 to watch.
Children 10 years and under $5.
March 8 is the First Summit Series 1/8 mile race.
Gates open 12 noon for junior dragsters. Time trials for juniors
12 noon. Footbrake & Electronics 4pm time trials. Eliminations
7pm. $40 to race. $10 to watch. Children 10 years and under
run on Saturday not on Sunday.
March 9, Summit Series 1/8 mile. Gates open 8am.
Time trials 9am. Eliminations 12noon Footbrake & Electronics
$40 to race. $10 to watch. Children 10 years and under $5.
more information visit www.gulfportdragway.com.
Dragtime News Featured Photo: Nostalgia Super Stocks at
back a few years to this shot I captured of a pair of
nostalgia Super Stocks at at Numidia Dragway.
(photo by Bob Beucler)
Photo sponsored by
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& Rollin' at Rockingham's Free Race
Dragway, Rockingham, NC - The chance to get back on
the track after a long winter and the added incentive of
a free entry bonus are expected to draw a large field of
bracket cars to Rockingham Dragway for
the annual Racer Appreciation ET Shootout February
22nd - 23rd. “After almost three months,
our racers are ready to get back into a routine and so are
we,” track owner Steve Earwood said.
“The sound of race motors at The Rock is one of the
first signs of spring. I can’t wait to get started.
I think we’ve got an exciting schedule and, as usual,
we’ve tried to throw in a little something to everyone.”
those “little somethings” is a comprehensive
bracket racing schedule that includes 11 points races that
will determine Rockingham track championships and those
eligible to compete in the IHRA Summit Super Series finals.
The first of those events will be contested in conjunction
with the Racer Appreciation opener, one on Saturday and
one on Sunday.
February opener will pay $2,000 to Top ET winners on both
Saturday and Sunday; $1,000 to the Footbrake winners and
$150 to the champions in the increasingly competitive Jr.
Dragster division. Although the competitive portion
of the event will be restricted to Saturday and Sunday,
the track actually will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday
February 21st for parking and tech inspection. Two-day adult
admission is $25 per person. Sunday only admission is $15.
As usual, children under six are free when accompanied by
a ticketed adult and parking also is free in Rockingham
Dragway’s main lot.
those expected to take advantage of the early season event
are 2013 Rockingham track champions Dave Lowe
of Raeford (Top ET), Wesley Roberts of
Benson (Footbrake, pictured) and Nicholas Rabon of Florence,
S.C. (Jr. Dragster). Roberts, a member of the potent Ronnie
Roberts Racing effort, is expected to wage another season-long
battle for track bragging rights with teammate Eric Aman
of Mt. Olive, the 2012 Footbrake champ.
to the Summit Super Series events, Rockingham’s bracket
racing schedule will include the Southern Jr. Dragster Spring
Nationals on March 15-16; a Hoosier Tires Carolina Coalition
bracket race on March 29-30; and the annual Big John Memorial
Weekend Iron Man Bracket Championships, May 23-26. Visit
for more information.
& 29" Shootout at Carolina Dragway
Dragway in Aiken, SC presents their 28”
& 29” Shootout on Saturday, February
22nd, 2014. This free-entry race pays $2,000 (based
on an 8 car minimum). There’ll also be grudge racing
and test & tune all day. Gates open at 10:00 am with
shakedowns at noon and eliminations at 3:00 pm.
more information visit www.houseofhook.com.
MotorSports Super 7 Series Opener
MotorSports Park kicks off the seventh season of
their Super 7 Series on Friday
– Sunday, February 28th – March 2nd , 2014
with big bucks races for Super Pro and Pro classes.
Super Pro race pays $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up,
$500 Semis and $250 Quarters. Saturday’s and
Sunday’s Super Pro races each pay $10,000 Win, $2,000
Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis and $500 Quarters. Entries
are $150 each, or enter all three races for $300. Buybacks
are $50 on Friday and $100 Saturday and Sunday. Payouts
based on 100 entries. Two people may drive the same car
in a single class, but one driver cannot drive the same
and Sunday’s Pro Class races each pay $1,750 Win,
$500 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters. Payouts
based on 40 entries. Entry is $50 per race, with a $30 buyback.
open Thursday for parking at 4:00 pm. Gates open Friday
at 8:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. Gates open Saturday
and Sunday at 9:00 am. For more information visit www.MMPDragRacing.com.
Ford Supports Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Frantic Ford has partnered with Alex’s
Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national organization
dedicated to curing childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade
Stand Foundation evolved from 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex”
Scott’s front yard lemonade stand into a national
movement dedicated to finding better treatments and cures
for all childhood cancers and founded on the premise that
you are never too young to make a difference.
donate because every dollar makes a difference. Fighting
childhood cancer, one cup at a time! Team Frantic will be
racing to raise funds with the Frantic Ford Funny Car at
dragstrips from New Hampshire to Florida. You may donate
online at www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1112535.
News: New '68-74 Corvette and '62-'67 Nova Products from Flowmaster
introduces their new manifold downpipe system for the 1968-1974
Chevrolet Corvette with 327 and 350 V8 engines and manual
transmissions. These 2.25” mandrel-bent pipes include
factory style 3-bolt flanges, donut gaskets and mounting
system for an easy installation. This downpipe kit can be
used with Flowmaster’s new crossmember-back systems.
Constructed in durable 409S® stainless steel, the pipes
are covered by Flowmaster’s Lifetime Limited Warranty.
For automatic transmissions use part #81095.
American Thunder crossmember-back exhaust system for the
1962-1967 Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova is perfect for the person
looking for an aggressive sound level inside and outside
of the car, with all of the performance benefits that you
would expect from Flowmaster. This bolt-on DOS (Dual Out
Side) system features stainless steel Super 44 Series mufflers
and dual 2.50” 409S® Stainless Steel tailpipes
and a welded H-Pipe. Like all Flowmaster systems, the pipes
are mandrel bent to reduce any restrictions and maximize
performance. The exhaust system is manufactured in the USA
and is covered by Flowmaster’s Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Designed for easy fit, this system includes all parts and
hardware for installation.
call 707-544-4761 or visit www.flowmastermufflers.com
for additional application and product information.
Ramps Up Non-Traditional Media Initiative
has hired The Brand AMP, the largest public
relations firm in Orange County, Calif., to proactively
reach the new media audience, non-traditional media outlets,
bloggers and social media channels to bring new fans into
the sport of NHRA Drag Racing. “Today’s media
landscape has changed, shifting to online media, bloggers
and individual influencers,” said Tom Compton,
president, NHRA. “These outlets reach a younger demographic,
have an impact on trend setting, and many times are feeder
outlets to much larger non-traditional media coverage. The
Brand AMP knows this area extremely well and their involvement
will have an immeasurable impact on expanding NHRA’s
reach to an entirely different segment of the population.
addition, we believe the agency will compliment and drive
broad awareness for our diversity and multicultural initiatives,
expand and enhance our social media efforts and assist in
building the next generation of stars in the sport.”
The Brand AMP is based in Seal Beach, Calif., and boasts
a roster of lifestyle, consumer products, fitness and tech
clients including Qualcomm, DIRECTV, VIZIO, TaylorMade Golf,
adidas Golf, Ashworth, Beachbody, Bell Powersports, Mizuno
and Carhartt, among others.
to proactive media outreach to non-traditional media outlets
including new media, lifestyle, tech and entertainment,
the agency will be charged with assisting NHRA in its social
media outreach and platforms, developing strategies and
synergies including newsworthy content to increase the sport’s
following and expand its reach outside the traditional audience.
The move expands the capabilities of NHRA’s current
media relations efforts and will deliver a fresh approach
to positioning the sport.
“We all recognize that awareness of the sport is key
to our success for all our stakeholders. The agency showed
tremendous enthusiasm to make an impact on the sport by
leveraging their strong media relationships and deep knowledge
of the new media scene,” said Compton.
Performance Racing Industry: Race-Grade Gaskets & Seals
I subscribe to the Performance Racing Industry
e-newsletter, and always check it for things that might be
of interest to you. This is one of those items.
Basic Blunders In Race-Grade Gaskets & Seals
- Industry suppliers share some of the common problems racers
face when using these products, and how you can become the
local expert by offering the advice they need to properly
install gaskets and seals. Click
here to view the article...
Tires Returns To NHRA Drag Racing As A Major Sponsor In 2014
Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels returns
to NHRA drag racing as a major sponsor of the Mello Yello
Drag Racing Series. Mickey Thompson Motorsports will support
racers as a contingency sponsor for all Sportsman racing
classes as well as Pro Mod and Pro Stock Motorcycle, and
will be on site at all national events with the fully
equipped Mickey Thompson trailer to provide trackside
support to racers throughout the season.
are proud to continue support of racers in this fast paced
series,” stated Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager,
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. “For
more than 30 years we’ve supported NHRA racers,
and we’re proud to be back again this year.”
addition to its return to national event sponsorship,
Mickey Thompson will continue to serve as a divisional
level associate contingency sponsor of the NHRA Lucas
Oil Drag Racing Series in all Sportsman classes including
Stock Eliminator, Super Stock,
Super Comp, Super
Gas, Super Street,
Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.
Mickey Thompson Motorsports will continue to support the
NHRA racers through the popular Team M/T program. Racers
interested in joining Team M/T may contact Tom Kundrik,
Motorsports Manager, at 800-222-9092 X3114 for more information.
News: New Ultimate Playback Tachs from Auto Meter
Meter's new Ultimate III and Ultimate DL playback tachs
place the power of more advanced Data Acquistion systems in
an affordable, convenient, and compact package. Ultimate
III feature highlights include:
weight reduction over Ultimate II tachometers
Accuracy, competition grade air core meter movement capable
of matching the most powerful engines. Achieving 0 to
10,000 RPM in a mere 333 milliseconds!
4 stage shift light control
Availability in Black or Silver Dial faces of 9k and 11k
Advanced LED backlighting for improved visibility, reduced
electrical system draw, and resistance to vibration and
New and improved ARMS (automatic recording memory start)
system for worry free driver operation
Engine and driveshaft RPM recording at 100 samples per
second with up to 60 seconds of available memory
Playback data right on the tach itself, or easily download
it to award winning DataPro analysis software. Yes, the
same DataPro software found on professional STACK Motorsports
data acquisition systems!
Onboard tri-axis accelerometer to provide advanced data
about vehicle acceleration and launch, working intelligently
with DataPro software to pin point not only when, but
where particular events occurred on the track!.
Backed by contingency in NHRA, IHRA, NMCA, and NMRA, a
1 year competition warranty, and Auto Meter's legendary
customer service and race support team
advanced users should consider the Ultimate DL (DataLogger)
which adds to your information arsenal by providing connections
for, and ability to record Wideband Air/Fuel Ratio and Pressure
channel data to the Ultimate III features above, which can
help you diagnose fuel delivery issues, improve power tuning,
and raise MPH in the traps.
Auto Meter has
even reduced the price points of these new products to less
than the previous Ultimate models, with a starting price
of just $599 for the Ultimate III. For more information,
Pick Your Part Partners With PBIR
Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) welcomes
LKQ Pick Your Part (LKQ) to its family
of track sponsors and partners. The dragstrip's Lane 2 scoreboard
now bears the LKQ logo, each timing slip printed for a Drag
Strip pass now has LKQ designated for Lane 2, and public
address announcements now refer to the right lane as LKQ
Pick Your Part Lane 2.
"I am proud to announce our new partnership with sponsor
LKQ Pick Your Parts. We look forward to maintaining a 3-year
relationship with LKQ as the naming rights sponsor of Lane
2 on the dragstrip. After several meetings and discussions
with Plant Manager Rod Donhoff of the Riviera Beach location
regarding their yards in Palm Beach County and their needs
to market themselves, it made sense for LKQ to choose one
of our largest pieces of real estate here at the track for
the next 3 years," noted Jackie Rea, Director of Business
Development at PBIR.
With more than 50 locations across the U.S. recycling more
than 500,000 vehicles a year, LKQ Pick Your Part is a leading
source for high quality, low cost used auto parts. South
Florida locations include West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach
and Fort Lauderdale.
more information about PBIR, visit www.RacePBIR.com.
Racing 101: Keep Your Pace To Win The Race
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...
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
Tests & Installs
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
Be Afraid Of The Deep
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 visit www.compcams.com.
is a reprint of my Bracket Racing 101 column
from the May 2012 issue of Drag Racer Magazine
HERE to subscribe). Now that we're
into the 2013 season and we're all working on cutting good
lights, 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.
my columns Take Action For Reaction and Take Action For
Reaction Part II, I discussed the two major components that
comprise reaction time - the driver’s reaction to
the tree and the vehicle’s reaction to the driver.
The latter is somewhat easily adjusted: if the vehicle is
leaving too quickly or too slowly the driver can leave at
a different RPM, change the pressure of the slicks, or change
the travel of the front suspension.
in the case of the driver’s reaction time, what can
be done if he or she is just inherently slow? Remember,
both components of reaction time must equal .500 in order
to equal a .000 light (assuming a 5-tenths tree).
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.
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
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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.
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The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: A Box 'O Fun at Auto Club
to Drag Racer Magazine for sending
this great photo of this beautiful wheelstanding Chevy
II of Stephen Belanger. I always like
sharing what Drag Racer sends in because the photography
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