News & Events

5th Annual Super Bucks in the Hills at Numidia Dragway

Numidia, PA - One of the biggest bracket races in the Northeast is coming up Labor Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday September 3rd & 4th at Numidia Dragway.

It's the big Super Bucks in the Hills, and it features a $5,000 Electronics race and a $3,000 Footbrake race each day and a $10,000 King Of The Hill High Roller Shootout on Saturday night. View the full flier by clicking the image below; visit www.numidiadragway.com for more info.

Performance Racing Industry Show To Deliver Top-Flight Events In 2016
Laguna Beach, CA (August 16, 2016) - Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders, warehouse distributors, racers and race teams with a bevy of new products and equipment, systems solutions, business strategies and innovative technologies to help further their businesses and racing programs.

“The 2016 PRI Show is on track to be the best ever,” said PRI General Manager Bill Miller. “With great conferences, 1,100 plus exhibiting companies and thousands of buyers, Indianapolis is the place to be the second week of December.”

This year’s lineup of pre-Show events and conferences includes:

• Nearly a dozen activities will take place before the PRI Show officially opens, making it convenient for attendees to participate in conferences and seminars like the Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition Seminar, Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) and more. Events begin Monday, December 5, and continue through the Show. “Many attendees like to fly in early and join in the pre-Show activities, thereby leaving their schedules wide open to connect with exhibitors and do business later in the week,” said Miller. “These pre-Show events are among the highest rated activities at the Show.”

• International Council of Motorsport Sciences’ (ICMS) Annual Congress: The two-day event provides sanctioning body personnel, car designers and builders, race team managers, and drivers with the latest information in safety and technology. Sponsored by the ICMS, the program features leading experts in medicine, physiology, applied science and motorsports safety.

• Day at the Speedway: PRI Show guests are invited to tour the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and take a ride around its 2.5-mile oval before having lunch at the nearby Union Jack’s. After lunch, participants will return to the Hall of Fame Museum, which houses 75 historic vehicles, the famed Borg-Warner Trophy and much more.

The PRI Show officially kicks off with the Grand Opening Breakfast on Thursday, December 8, at 8 a.m., in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom, where renowned motorsports journalist Dave Despain of MAVTV will interview Indy car legend Rick Mears in a live talk show format served alongside a hot, catered breakfast. In addition, a pair of new events for 2016 will be featured during Show days:

Student Breakfast: Headlined by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan, the all-new Student Breakfast is a chance for current industry members to connect with aspiring industry professionals. PRI exhibitors and attendees will meet top students from throughout the country to share stories, advice and experiences, and help inspire a future generation of racing professionals.

International Motorsports Trade Seminar: Join a panel of leading international buyers and top manufacturers for a primer on selling internationally at the inaugural PRI International Motorsports Trade Seminar, presented in partnership with the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and SEMA, in which seasoned exporters, top overseas buyers and other key stakeholders will share best practices and proven success strategies.

“The primary focus of the PRI Show remains on the Show floor, where attendees come to discover and purchase the latest and most advanced hardcore racing products for their businesses,” said Miller. “With everyone in the motorsports industry gathered together, the PRI Show is also the ideal time for the industry to connect and immerse itself in new ideas, trends and solutions. December in Indy will be the ideal time to focus on the business of racing.”

The 2016 PRI Show is scheduled to include more than 1,100 exhibiting companies, and attracts tens of thousands of motorsports professionals. As a trade event, proof of industry affiliation is required to attend. To secure credentials and learn more about the events and activities at PRI 2016, visit www.pri2016.com.

8th Annual Dover Drags at Lebanon Valley Dragway, Sept. 24-25, 2016

The Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags returns for its 8th straight year in 2016, this year September 24th & 25th, 2016 at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, N.Y. Started as a one day event in 2009, the gathering of former Dover racers and fans has grown into a two-day affair complete with a rod & custom show on Sunday.

Organizer Dean (Dino) Lawrence has added more features to the event. New this year will be a ‘Flashback Party” in the Speedway Clubhouse, featuring the HOTROD Band. It’s a reunion & revival of the glory days of drag racing at the famed Dover Drag Strip, which was located in Wingdale, NY. The track was a legend in the Northeast, opening in 1961 and finally closing in 1976. Located just 72 miles north of NYC, Dover pre-dated Connecticut Dragway, Lebanon Valley Dragway and New York National Speedway. Famous racers that called Dover home included Dick Moroso, Al Hoffman, Bobby Lagana, The Terenzio Bros., Grady & Gommi, Doc Burgess, NHRA record holders and many more. The stars of the sport were first showcased in the region, with Don Garlits appearing 4 times in the early sixties. Others include Pete Robinson, Chris Karamesines, Don Prudhomme, Tom McEwen, Dick Landy, Ronnie Sox, T.V. Tommy Ivo and many others.

This year’s two-day schedule will feature racing both days with seven eliminators on Sunday , the “Time Warp Parade’ of former Dover race cars, six nostalgia funny cars, 200mph Extreme altereds the Sunday car show & swap meet, vendor displays, the “Dover Originals” race car display and the Drag Alley Nostalgia Race Car exhibit.

Participating groups include The North East Timing Organization, The North East Nostalgia Racing Association, and has in the past hosted The East Coast Gassers and The Gasser Racing Series Group members. This year the date has been moved from traditional August to September to afford a cooler experience. As always, surprise cars & stars are sure to show up.

Updates and news are available at the Dover Drag Strip Facebook page or the event heading at the Forum of www.doverdragstrip.com. For more information about Lebanon Valley Dragway, visit www.dragway.com.

Wrap-Up: Super Chevy & Jet Wars at Maryland International Raceway, August 20, 2016
MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (August 20, 2016) - Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) and TEN: The Enthusiast Network celebrated the return of the Super Chevy Show to the famed Budds Creek facility on Saturday. The all-General Motors show featured two ET sportsman bracket races, a car show, swap meet, vendor area and Jet Wars.

The local racers highlighted the day and took to the quarter-mile drag strip to battle it out for the coveted Super Chevy Show title. The Mattera family became a familiar fixture in the Maryland International Raceway winner's circle as two brothers took home three .... Continued here...

3rd Annual Street Car Super Nationals August 25-27 at Gateway Motorsports Park
August 17, 2016, St. Louis Region – The third annual Street Car Super Nationals -- also known as "Anarchy at the Arch" -- will take place on August 25-27 at Gateway Motorsports Park (GMP). As a bonus GMP also will feature nostalgia drag racing (Nostalgia Drag Racing League and Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks) during the day with the Street Car Super Nationals scheduled to run under the lights.

Street Car Super Nationals (www.streetcarsupernationals.com) qualifying will take place on Thursday and Friday with eliminations on Saturday. Racing will include the following classes: Outlaw Pro Mod, Pro Mod vs. Pro Boost, Radial ss. World, Outlaw 8.5, Limited Drag Radial, 275 Drag Radial and new for 2016, two 1/8th-mile Index classes (6.0 & 7.0). All classes have substantial, guaranteed payouts and contingency cash posted.

Pro Mod entries include: Frankie Taylor, Kevin Fiscus, Jim Whitely, Steven Whitely and Jim Bell. The exotic Pro Mods, whether supercharged or turbocharged, are boosted by nitrous oxide and easily attain speeds in excess of 240 miles per hour.

The Nostalgia Drag Racing League (www.nostalgiadragleague.com) and Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks (www.victorynss.com) will qualify on Friday with eliminations on Saturday. For more information, please call GMP at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com.

Sponsor News: GIBBS™ Brand Lubricant Now Available from Mark Williams Enterprises
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Wrap-Up: IHRA Northern Nationals at US-131

MARTIN, Michigan - The IHRA Northern Nationals was not short on suspense and unexpected twists and turns throughout the day and night. The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) season-ending professional finale came down to the final runs and teams having to overcome some challenging weather conditions at US 131 Motorsports Park.

Mother Nature once again came into play in Martin, Michigan and prevented teams from starting on schedule. Once the rain showers moved through the area, the track temperature changed drastically and things heated up. The professional classes made one late afternoon qualifying run and moved into eliminations an hour and a half later. The results for the remainder of the day were nothing less than spectacular.

In the Pro Stock class, Cary Goforth redeemed himself after failing to make a qualifying run Friday evening. The veteran driver qualified his Chevrolet Camaro in the third position for eliminations and his momentum continued for the remainder of the day. He paired up with Trevor Eman in the semi-finals and the two faced off to determine the World Championship title. Goforth narrowly beat Eman with a 6.319 at 221.57 mph against a 6.342 at 220.91 mph to claim his third consecutive championship title. Goforth finished off the night with a Northern Nationals win against JR Carr when he posted a 6.315 at 221.35 mph.

Jason Rupert took home his third consecutive IHRA AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car World Championship and his second win of the 2016 season this weekend. In addition, Rupert shattered the elapsed time World Record when he ran a 5.522 at 262.54 mph in the final round. He and Mike McIntire Jr. found themselves in familiar territory as the two paired up in the final round of eliminations. McIntire Jr. needed to break an IHRA record in order to secure the championship by one point but fell short and finished in the runner-up position in the point standings for the third year in a row.

The Pro Modified class bounced back-and-forth between breaking world records over the course of the Northern Nationals. Billy Glidden wound up victorious with the top speed world record of 250.98 mph and the Northern Nationals win at US 131 Motorsports Park. Rickie Smith went up against Billy Glidden in the semi-finals and lost to Glidden but claimed the elapsed time world record in the process with a 5.831 second pass. Glidden and Jason Hamstra advanced to the final round at the end of the evening. Hamstra faltered after launching at the tree allowing Glidden to secure the win. Billy Harper claimed the 2016 IHRA Pro Modified World Championship Friday night after he secured the third spot in qualifying for the Northern Nationals.

The IHRA Nitro Motorcycle class had some unexpected twists and turns after points leader Jay Turner failed to qualify for the Northern Nationals. The 2015 World Champion had bike issues on both qualifying runs and never made it to the tree for a pass. Bob Malloy sat second in the point standings heading into US 131 Motorsports Park but was knocked out of contention in the first round of eliminations, giving Turner back-to-back IHRA Nitro Motorcycle World Championships. Frank Capone landed in the winner's circle after he defeated Tii Tharpe in the final round. Capone ran a 6.459 at 220.26 mph to Tharpe's 6.503 at 200.80 mph and garnered his first IHRA Ironman.

Summer Series Continues at Atco Dragway
Atco, NJ - The Summer Series Shootout at Atco Dragway continues its 2016 season on Saturday, September 10 – Sunday September 11 with two $5,000 races and a big $10,000 race for Super Pro / Top ET cars with electronics and 6.50 – 12.99 dials.

Saturday has a $5K and the big $10K; Sunday is a $5K. The payouts for the $5Ks are $5,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $800 Semis, $400 Quarters (must be an 8-round race to pay Quarters) and $75 Round starting with 3rd Round lose. Entry is $155, buybacks are $100.

The $10K pays $10,000 Win, $3,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $500 Quarters (must be an 8-round race to pay Quarters) and $100 Round starting with 3rd Round lose. Entry is $205, buybacks are $130.

Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am and first round at noon. For info visit www.AtcoDragway.rocks.

Wrap-Up: North East Timing Organization at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Englishtown, NJ - The North East Timing Organization completed Race 10 of its 2016 season on Sunday July 24, 2016 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. This race was the NETO Summernationals, and the 37th annual Old Time Drags and Rod Run. Forty one racers braved this hot steamy, high ninety degree day. The race was sponsored by New England Performance and Muscle of Norwalk Ct, and was the 2nd annual Vic English memorial race. Brian English presented the trophies.

Comp eliminator was won by John Giambertone in his SBF powered 1965 Mercury Cyclone. John ran a 9.75 on a 9.70 index. Here is John, wife Kitty and friends Brenda and Pete Yacca with the trophy.

Ron Baker took Comp runner up in his BBC 1966 Chevelle. Ronnie ran a 9.06 oin a 9.00 index. Here is Ronnie receiving the trophy.

Nostalgia eliminator was won by Jerry Hillier in his 302 C.I. 1972 Maverick. Jerry ran a 12.99 on a 12.98 dial to take the win by .003. Here is Jerry with wife Therese and friend Mike Cannon receiving the trophy.

Greg Schreiner took Nostalgia runner up in his 350 C.I. 1968 Camaro. Greg ran a 13.83 on a 13.81 dial just missing the win and taking his second runner up this year. Here is Greg receiving his trophy.

Maple Grove Raceway's 1320 Hotline for August 2016

For racers in the vicinity of Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, PA, here's a link to the latest issue of the track's newspaper The 1320 Hotline:

Club Scene
Club Scene is a spotlight of some of the great racing clubs and organizations across the country. If you have a car that fits into their requirements then check them out. Although these groups are comprised of very serious and hard-core racers, the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed.

If you're involved with a racing group or club and would like to have it listed here, send an email to info@dragtimenews.com with your inquiry and put "Club Scene" in the subject line.

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Comp Assn.

What: for NHRA 8.90 Super Comp / IHRA 8.90 Quick Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Gas Assn.

What: for NHRA 9.90 Super Gas / IHRA 9.90 Super Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Street Assn.

What: for NHRA 10.90 Super Street / IHRA 10.90 Hot Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: East Coast Stock/Super Stock Assn.

What: for NHRA and IHRA-legal Stockers and Super Stockers

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Dave Ley, dleyracing@aol.com / www.eastcoaststocksuperstock.com.

Who: The American DRAGCAR Series

What: American DRAGCAR incorporates a variety of formats which provide racers with all-out, no-breakout drag racing that remains fair for all participants while also providing spectators with an easily understood drag racing show.

Where: Arizona

Contact: www.usdragcar.com.

Who: North East Timing Organization

What: For 1979 and older cars, front engine dragsters, funny cars, altereds, gassers, super stocks and stockers in two classes: Nostalgia (10.00 and slower any dial-in, .500 full tree) and Competition (9.80 and quicker dial in .1 second increments, handicapped .400 Pro tree).

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: www.neto-nostalgia.com

Sponsor Spotlights
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ATI Performance Products is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for over 50 years.

The 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.

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Jiffy-tite Stroud Safety Meziere Enterprises

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Stroud 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.

Stroud 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 intervals.

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Meziere Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that specializes in cooling systems & accessories, flexplates & accessories, starters & accessories and chassis components & accessories.

For 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.

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Mark Williams Enterprises Powermaster Performance  

It was 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. \

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Powermaster 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!

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Jim Beattie Stock/Super Stock Memorial Race at Cecil County Dragway

Baltimore, MD — ATI Performance Products, Inc. announces the 2nd Annual ”Jim Beattie Stock/Super Stock Memorial Race” to honor its founder, James Beattie, Sr.

Jim was an avid race fan, inventor and mechanical genius. After proudly serving in the US Navy, Jim opened a modest general transmission rebuilding business which has grown into one of the most dominant high performance manufacturers in the industry. Because of Jim’s passion and drive and innovative knowledge, ATI now produces some of the finest race transmissions, torque converters and high performance components used by racers all over the world. Jim was well loved by family and friends and was well known in the racing world. He will be missed by so many, but his legacy of using cutting edge technology to produce state-of-the-art products for racers lives on with the family business.

The “Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial Race” will be held during the NHRA Division 1 LODRS event at Cecil County Dragway on August 19 - 21, 2016. Open to racers in the Stock and Super Stock classes, ATI Performance Products will award $1000 to the Winner -or- Highest Finisher with an automatic transmission package in each class. Should an automatic car not Win or R/U, the highest finishing racer with an automatic will win the award. The award is not contingent on use of ATI product but Racers must display the 2016 Jim Beattie Memorial Decal on each side of their car throughout the entire event. All other contingency requirements will apply per NHRA and ATI guidelines. Decals will be available during tech at the event.

For more information, visit ATI’s website at www.atiracing.com.

Fortune Hunters Big Bucks at Memphis Int’l Raceway
Millington, TN - Memphis International Raceway’s “Fortune Hunters” Big Bucks Series continues on Friday – Sunday, August 26-28, 2016. These are 1/8th-mile races for Super Pro / Box-equipped cars.

Friday’s and Sunday’s races each pay $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, $300 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Saturday’s race pays $10,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $750 Semis, $500 Quarters and $200 Eighths. All payouts are based on 85 entries.

Entry fees are $125 each for Friday and Sunday, and $200 for Saturday. Enter the weekend for $399. Buybacks are $75 for 1st or 2nd Round on Friday and Sunday, and $125 1st or 2nd Round on Saturday.

Gates open all three days at 8:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. For more information visit www.RaceMIR.com.

Dragtime News On Location: 2016 NHRA Summernationals
We were on location at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park from Friday - Saturday, June 10th - 11th, 2016. Classes were Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Top Dragster, 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.

Due to the volume of photos, we'll be presenting this in four parts, so be patient and stick with it. Subscribe to the email list (upper-right of this page) to be alerted to when new items are published.

Part IV is now published HERE or start at the beginning with Part I HERE.

Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S. Coming to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

At the recent NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert held a press conference in the tower to announce that his B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School will be coming to the track October 29th-30th, 2016. Racers, I know that many of you out there are parents just like Doug Herbert is, and Doug's B.R.A.K.E.S just wants everyone to Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe.

B.R.A.K.E.S. will help teen drivers to improve skills and confidence behind the wheel. Topics include Skid Recovery, Panic Stop, Distraction, Drop Wheel Recovery and Accident Avoidance/Slalom. This course is FREE, but there there is a $99 refundable deposit that is required to hold your spot and so that B.R.A.K.E.S knows how many will be in attendance.

To participate in B.R.A.K.E.S., teenagers 15-19 must have a valid learner's permit or driver's license, 30 hours of driving experience behind the wheel (so start now if they're new and you want to take the course) and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

REGISTER NOW for the class at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park or for any of the B.R.A.K.E.S. course around the county by visiting www.PutOnTheBRAKES.org.

2016 Super 7 Series Finale at Montgomery Raceway Park

Montgomery, AL - The Super 7 Series at Montgomery Raceway Park comes to a close for the 2016 season. Now in its 9th season, the series wraps up on the weekend of Friday – Sunday, September 2-4, 2016 with racing in Super Pro (electronics), Pro and Jr. Dragster.

Super Pro races all three days, and this weekend it’s Triple $15Ks! The payout each day is $15,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $500 Quarters and $50 Round starting 3rd Round Win. Enter any single day for $200, or enter the weekend for $399. Buybacks are $125.

Pro class races on Saturday and Sunday. Each day pays $1,750 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters, based on 40 entries. Entry is $50 per day; buybacks are $30.

Jr. Dragster races on Saturday and Sunday. Each day pays $500 Win, $100 Runner-Up and $25 Semis, based on 16 entries. Entry is $30 per day; buybacks are $20.

Gates open Thursday at 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm for parking only. Gates open Friday and Saturday at 8:00 am, Sunday at 9:00 am. Visit www.MontgomeryRacewayPark.com for more information.

The Super Chevy Show Returns to Maryland International Raceway August 20-21
Mechanicsville, Maryland – The world’s largest manufacturer show is heading back to Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). This year’s original Super Chevy Show returns with the history and prestige of TEN: The Enthusiast Network with full coverage from Super Chevy Magazine. The August 20 – 21, 2016 event brings together Chevy enthusiasts from around the country to celebrate their favorite manufacturer.

The festivities crank up at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 19 as the three-day car show starts with a “Show & Shine Festival of Cars”, with specialty awards on Saturday. The midway featuring the best in new Chevy aftermarket performance parts and a gigantic swap meet for those hard-to-find restoration treasures will be open all weekend. Drag racing action is continuous and kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. with Test & Tune racing action.

On Saturday, the event hits high gear with a full swap meet, cars galore and racing at its finest. Chevy sportsman eliminations will begin on Saturday at 4 p.m. with a special treat of MDIR’s traditional Jet Wars show with Jet Dragsters and Jet Funny Cars making their first appearance of the weekend at 6 and 9 p.m. Featured participants in the Jet Wars program include; Al Hanna’s Queen of Diamonds II jet dragster, GOJO First Strike Firebird and Top Secret jet funny cars, Robert Albertson’s Blazing Angel jet dragster, and Ernie Bogue’s Beast from the East and Bob Vansciver’s Jersey Thunder jet dragsters.

The Super Chevy Show wraps up on Sunday with big money bracket racing, Jet Wars final round, Car & Truck show awards and much more. Sunday’s car show activities conclude with the coveted class awards.

Gates open Saturday at 9 am and Sunday at 8 am. For more information visit www.racemdir.com.

New Ball Bearing Pinion Support from Mark Williams Enterprises
M-W introduces a new series of DUAL Angular Contact Ball / Ball Bearing Pinion Support Assemblies for 9” Ford Thirdmembers. The new dual angular contact bearings reduce friction and increase RPM capacity. All assemblies are factory pre-load set to simplify the installation. These M-W exclusive bearings make pre-load adjustments easy for field service by allowing the removal of the front race. Upgrade options include ceramic ball conversion and Nano-Grey™ (tungsten disulfide) surface treatment processing for additional friction reduction.
Models are available to fit 9” and 9-1/2” ring gears for 28 tooth pinion splines. Models for 35 tooth pinion splines will be available soon. – Stay tuned!

47670 Pinion Support, Assembly Ball/Ball 28 Spline Pinion.......................... $460.00
47680 Pinion Support, Assembly Ball/Ball 35 Spline Pinion....,......................$460.00 (COMING SOON!)

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: Mopars Photo Special
Continuing with The Dragtime News digital flip-mags is the new issue for February 2016. It celebrates our Mopar racing brothers and sisters! Don't say we never gave you anything, Pentastar peeps. The flip-mag also includes News & Events for the month, and links to major sections here on the website such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: The 2015 PRI Show
Continuing with The Dragtime News digital flip-mags is the new issue for January 2016. It includes highlights of the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Show held in December 2015. However, the big installment of our show coverage will be right here, so make sure you're subscribed to the enewsletter! The show coverage is in the works and will be published shortly. The flip-mag also includes News & Events for the month (only a handful for now, but this will be expanded), and links to major sections here such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: Super Street Photo Special
We tried this new format last month with a Stock Eliminator Photo Special; the feedback was encouraging so here's another test copy, this time focusing on the 10.90 racers. It also includes News & Events for the month (only a handful for now, but this will be expanded), and links to major sections here such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: Stock Eliminator Photo Special

Trying something new here to see what everyone thinks. Be patient as this is an experiment that is still being sorted out. For example, you'll see that the bottoms of the pages are clipped off. This will be fixed for next time.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

New Design Dragtime News T-Shirts
In 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.

All 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.

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