Post: Numidia Dragway presents Octoberbucks
PA – Numidia Dragway continues
its tradition of big money races in October with 2015 Octoberbucks.
Saturday & Sunday, October 10th & 11th include
$7,500 races each day for Super Pro and Footbrake.
Then on Saturday & Sunday, October 17th & 18th there
are $5,000 races for Super Pro and $3,000 for Footbrake.
$5,000 races pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600 Semis,
$300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win, $150 2nd Round
Win and $75 2nd Round Win. Entry is $150, buyback is $90.
Payouts are guaranteed. The $3,000 races pay $3,000 Win,
$1,000 Runner-Up, $400 Semis and $50 Round starting 2nd
Round Win. Entry is $90, buyback is $60.
races are quarter-mile. Super Pro is 6.50 – 12.99;
Footbrake is 8.50 – 17.99. Two drivers may each
enter the same car, one driver may enter two different
cars, but one driver may not double-enter the same car.
For more information, visit www.NumidiaDragway.com.
Ford Series vs. Mega Mopar Action at PBIR
FL - It’s a Ford vs. Mopar smackdown at Palm
Beach International Raceway on Saturday, October
Top Eliminator (Box) pays $1,000
Win, $400 Runner-Up, $125 Semis and $50 Quarters.
$50 entry, $25 buybacks. Super Eliminator (No
Box) pays $800 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $125 Semis,
$50 Quarters. $40 entry, $20 buybacks
Ultra Street pays $1,500 Win,
$750 Runner-Up, $300 Semis and $150 Quarters.
$100 entry. X632/Outlaw 632 pays $2,000 Win, $1,000
Runner-Up, $450 Semis, $300 Quarters. $200 entry.
Bike pays 50% Win / 25% Runner-Up. $30 entry,
$15 buybacks. Junior Dragsters pays $150 Win,
$100 Runner-Up. $20 entry, $10 buybacks. DOT
Tire/Street Ford & Mopar (Any dial in with DOT street
tires and mufflers required, No Electronics) pays $300
Win, $100 Runner-Up. $30 entry, $15 buybacks.
Gates open at 8:00 am, time trials at
10:00 am and eliminations at 1:30 pm. Visit www.RacePBIR.com
for more info.
Grove's Last Hurrah for 2015
PA - The
racers asked for it, and Maple Grove will deliver it. Maple
Grove Raceway's Halloween Bash on Saturday,
October 17, 2015 will be a last hurrah for 2015
as ET Bracket races are held all day long. All regular ET
Bracket classes will run, with all the normal Money Trail
entry fees and purse structures. Following are the entry
fees for each class:
Super Pro: $75
Top Bike: $45
Jr. Dragster: $30
Jr. Street: $30
Pro Dial: $40 if running another class, $55 for Pro Dial
Gates for the Halloween Bash open at 8:00 am. Time trials
will begin at 9:00 am, and eliminations will begin after
two rounds of time trials. Prizes will be awarded for best
costumes in the kids, adults, and pet categories. For more
information, please visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.
Flu: Ford Fever Classic at Maryland Int'l Raceway
International Raceway’s 2015 Ford Fever Classic
is Friday – Sunday, October 9 - 11. Events include
nostalgia racing with 422 Motorsports, Shootout and Open
Comp classes and a variety of Sportsman eliminators.
and Open Comp classes include Outlaw Drag Radial ($2,500
Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $100 Quarters. $100
entry,.400 Pro Tree, 1/8 mile), X275 ($2,500 Win, $1,000
Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $100 Quarters. $100 entry,.400
Pro Tree, 1/8 mile), Ultra Street ($1,000 Win, $200 Runner-Up,
$75 Semis. $100 entry,.400 Pro Tree, 1/8 mile), Super
Stang ($500 Win, $50 entry), and Lightning Shootout ($500
Win, $50 entry).
classes include Top ET ($1,500 Win, $60 entry), Mod ET
($1,000 Win, $50 entry), Stick ET ($500 Win, $45 entry),
and Street ET ($500 Win, $45 entry).
open Friday at 9:00 am for a test & tune. Gates open
Saturday at 9:00 am, with time runs at 10:30 am. Gates
open Sunday at 9:00 am with time runs at 10:00 am. For
more information, including complete payouts, visit MIR's
website at www.RaceMDIR.com/ford.
Addison Benefit Race at US-19 Dragway
GA - Attention to the racers
in the area of US-19 Dragway, we have a racer in need. Missie
Addison has been undergoing treatment for Stage 4 breast
cancer, including radiation and soon will begin chemotherapy.
Missie and her family have to cover the expenses of traveling
100 miles to receive these treatments.
To help, US-19 Dragway is presenting the Missie
Addison Benefit Shoot-Out on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Classes include Pro & Super Pro, Sportsman and Jr.
Pro & Super Pro pays $1,000 Win, $200 Runner-Up.
Entry is $65; 1st and 2nd Round buybacks are $25. Payouts
based on 50 car minimum. Sportsman pays $100 Win,
$50 Runner-Up. Entry is $25; 1st and 2nd Round
buybacks are $10. Jr. Dragster is a 100% payback.
Entry is $25; 1st and 2nd Round buybacks are $10.
open at noon with time runs at 2:00 pm. Visit www.us19-dragway.com.
News On Location: 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at
Englishtown - Part III Added
were on location at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. Classes were Stock, Super
Stock, Super Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator,
Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Pro Stock Sled. Typical of
our coverage, we tend to go heavier than most on the early
rounds so that we get as many cars as possible. We also tried
to position ourselves in a variety of places around the track
to provide numerous points-of-view.
will be presented in three parts, so be patient and stick
with it. Subscribe to the email list (upper-right of this
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III IS NOW ADDED HERE,
or start with Part I HERE.
Go To The BOP! At Cordova Int’l Raceway
IL - Calling
all Midwest owners of Buicks. Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs:
Saturday, October 10, 2015 is your day at Cordova International
a Show & Shine, a swap meet, and of course drag racing!
Classes include Quick 16 Box / No Box Combo. The Q8 Box
winner and the Q8 No Box winner each win $400, then run
each other for an additional $600. Q8 entry fee is $75.
also a Buick-Olds-Pontiac Race For Cash for Street Tires
(drag radials and cheaters allowed) and Race Slicks. Each
class pays $400 Win. Entry for each is $40.
open at 9:00 am. For more info visit www.RaceCIR.com.
So Cute! Mini Points at Milan Dragway
MI – Milan Dragway’s Fall Mini-Points
continues on Sunday October 11 with racing for Super Pro,
Pro, Sportsman and Super Pro Bike. Super Pro and Pro have
the same payouts: At 45+ cars, $1,200 Win, $350 Runner-Up,
$125 Semis, $60 Quarters and $30 Eighths. At 25-44 cars,
$1,000 / $300 / $80 / $40 / $20. At 24 or fewer cars, Win
40%, Runner-Up 20%, Semis 10%. Entry is $45, 1st round buybacks
pays $400 Win, $150 Runner-Up, $75 Semis and $30 Quarters,
based on 30+ cars. At 15-29 cars, $300 / $100 / $50 /
$20. Entry is $35, 1st round buybacks are $20. S/P Bike
pays $300 Win, $100 Runner-Up and $35 Semis, based on
8 bikes. Entry is $35, 1st round buybacks are $20.
open at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. Visit www.MilanDragway.com.
Chevy Show at Rockingham Dragway
N.C. – The 4.70 Outlaws, two jet dragsters, an
outrageous steel-bodied 1969 Camaro, daily bracket races
and the largest gathering of GM show cars in the Carolinas
are among the features of the annual Dieffenbach Superstore
Super Chevy Show, Oct. 9-11, at Rockingham Dragway.
12 noon-7 p.m. test session on Friday, Oct. 9, will be
followed by two days of drag racing and car show judging
augmented by a swap meet and a vendor midway featuring
the latest Chevy car models as well as the latest parts
and pieces with which to personalize them.
program includes Outlaw 4.70 qualifying at 11 a.m. and
12 noon and the first round of eliminations at 2:30 p.m.
Racing to championships in Top Eliminator, Footbrake,
Jr. Dragster and the DOT Tire class begins at 1 p.m.
the show on Saturday will be a match race between Jill
Fazekas and Robert Albertson, the respective drivers of
the “Queen of Diamonds II” and “Blazing
Angel” jet-powered dragsters capable of achieving
finish line speeds in excess of 300 mph.
Sunday, first round eliminations in Top Eliminator, Footbrake,
Jr. Dragster and DOT begin at 10 a.m. followed by a resumption
of racing for the 4.70 Outlaws championship. Sunday’s
car show awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Visit www.rockinghamdragway.com.
Spectacular at Farmington Dragway
NC - Farmington Dragway has a big
day coming up on October 10th, 2015 with its Sportsman
Spectacular. Classes include Top ET, Footbrake,
Street ET, Stock/Super Stock, Pro Tree and Jr. Dragster.
ET is Open Body vs. Door Car and pays $1,500 Win, $400
Runner-Up, $150 Semis and $25 Round starting
3rd Round win, based on 48 cars. Entry is $50, buybacks
is Mopars vs. The World and pays $1,200 Win, $300 Runner-Up,
$100 Semis and $20 Round starting with 3rd Round win,
based on 48 cars. Entry is $40, buybacks are $30.
Dragster and Street ET each pays 80% back to Win, Runner-Up
and Semis. Entry is $20, buybacks are $10.
Stocks pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100
Semis, $50 Quarters, based on 32 cars. Entry is $40.
Tree is a .500 handicapped tree and pays $1,000 Win, $300
Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters, based on
32 cars. Entry is $40.
open at 8:00 am with time runs at 10:30 am. Visit www.FarmingtonDragway.com.
Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Bruce Larson in the USA-1 Monza
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: Brittany Force at the 2015
NHRA The Keystone Nationals
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Maple Grove Raceway: here's
Brittany Force during the very tricky Saturday qualifying
session just before laying down a Monster pass.
(photo by Bob Beucler)
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Nichols Jr. & Mayers Claim Mid-Atlantic .90 Championships
Grove Raceway, Reading, PA - Ash Senft
knew he had a tough task in front of him going into the
Mid-Atlantic .90 Association’s Season Finale weekend
at Maple Grove Raceway. Facing almost a five round deficit
over season-long point leader Kevin Scholl, Senft would
need all the cards to fall his way by day's end on Sunday
to be 2015 MASCA Champion. As Saturday’s eliminations
began, things started to align themselves early in Race
#9 as Senft & Scholl faced off in the 1st round of eliminations
with the winner controlling their own destiny. Senft took
a close 8.922 to 8.925 victory and rode that early momentum
all the way to Saturday’s Winner’s Circle with
a final-round victory over Kevin Robb's A-1 Mulch dragster.
The win got Senft past Scholl for the points lead by a mere
five markers going into Sunday’s Race #10. With the
first point leader change of the year after Saturday's Race
#9, Scholl knew he needed to go rounds on Sunday and have
Senft bow out early for any chance of taking back the points
lead and claiming his first MASCA Championship. Another
top 5 player in the points derailed Scholl's program as
third place Bill Hardifer had his own plan and got around
Scholl at the stripe, ending any Championship hopes for
the Hookdaddy Motorsports team. Senft was able to go deep
enough in eliminations Sunday to clinch his first MASCA
champions were crowned after racing was completed on Saturday:
Keith Mayers in MASSA (10.90) and Earl
Nichols Jr. in MASGA (9.90). Mayers had a stellar
year in his unique Porsche 944 netting a series-high 4 wins
along with a runner-up over the 10-race season. He capped
it off with a victory Saturday in a re-match of the Atco
Race #2 final when Kelli Barbato went red in her ‘68
Camaro, thereby eliminating former Champ Jimmy Stack from
Championship contention. Nichols was also on a season-long
mission in the MASGA series with his "Cremator"
topless Corvette. With 2 wins and 2 runner-ups during the
season, he earned enough points to top rival and 3-time
MASGA Champ Iggie Boicesco. This is the 3rd MASGA Championship
for Earl, a multiple-business owner from Wilmington, DE.
Saturday’s Race #9 MASGA final featured a pair of
“locals” as Hank Smith and his Ken's Kustom
Chassis topless ’15 Camaro took the win when Paul
Schonberger's flamed Arrow also went red.
Sunday’s Race #10, Walter Olt claimed the MASCA win
over recent Englishtown LODRS S/C winner Danny "Mr.
Happy" Bisbano when Bisbano lit the red bulb. In Super
Gas, Jake Barbato finally overcame some major earlier-season
gremlins by driving his ’98 Camaro to the last available
MASGA win of the 2015 season by taking out the beautiful
Mustang of New York’s Frank Volpe. In another classic
Chevy vs. Ford battle, Barbato took the ‘tree and
parlayed the .009 advantage into a double-breakout victory
9.896 to 9.889. Rounding out Race #10 action in Super Street,
Dom Burgese out of Williamstown, NJ was able to grab the
MASSA victory over first-time finalist Rick Mattioli’s
multi-purpose ride in a battle of Gen 1 Camaros. The super-tight
final saw Burgese grab a slight advantage at the ‘tree
(.001 to .004) and go on to seal the deal with a 10.894
to 10.892 victory.
and photos: Rob Keister / Mid Atlantic .90 Association
Outlaw Tour Season Finale at Montgomery Raceway Park
AL - Another season of Southern Outlaw Tour
racing will soon be in the record books at Montgomery
Raceway Park. Friday & Saturday, October 16
& 17 mark the finale of the Tour for this year. Classes
will include Pro Modified, 5.70 Real Street, Super Pro,
Outlaw Bottom Bulb and Jr. Dragster.
Pro Mod is a 16-car field
for blown and nitrous. Payout is $3,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up,
$750 Semis, $500 Quarters and $250 1st Round. Entry is
free for car, driver and two crew members.
5.70 Real Street is for
Real Street Racing Association members and pays $$1,500
Win, $600 Runner-Up, $250 Semis and $100 Quarters. Entry
is $75. Super Pro pays $5,000 Win based
on 50 car minimum. Entry is $100, 1st and 2nd Round buybacks
are $50. Outlaw Bottom Bulb pays $1,000
Win, based on 25 car minimum. Entry is $40, buybacks are
$25. Jr. Dragster pays $500 Win, $100
Runner-Up and $50 Semis. Entry is $40.
open Friday at 4:00 pm with qualifying at 8:00 pm. Gates
open Saturday at 9:00 am, with an open track shake-down
at 1:30, qualifying at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, and 1st Round
at 7:00 pm. Visit www.montgomeryracewaypark.com.
Series Shootout Columbus Day Weekend at Atco Dragway
NJ - Atco
Dragway’s Summer Series Shootout wraps up
Columbus Day Weekend, Friday– Sunday, October 9-11,
2015. These quarter-mile gambler’s races are for dials
of 6.50 – 12.99. Electronics permitted. No double-entries.
The 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
Gates 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
Louis Superbucks Showdown at Gateway Motorsports Park
Illinois – The Illinois Lottery’s slogan
is “Anything’s Possible” and a winner
at Gateway Motorsports Park’s Oct. 17-18 St.
Louis Superbucks Showdown could very well experience
the biggest payoff in the track’s history of bracket-style
The winner in each day’s final round
of Super Pro eliminations could earn a $10,000 payday
and the Pro bracket winner faces a potential $5,000 prize.
The potential $10,000 Super Pro winner’s payout
is based on 150 or more entries competing in the first
round of eliminations. Likewise, the Pro winner’s
potential payout of $5,000 is based on 150 or more entries
competing in the first round of eliminations.
St. Louis Superbucks Showdown
Super Pro (Box) – 1/8 mile
(Based on 150 or more first-round entries): $10,000.
(Based on 100-149 first-round entries): $7,500.
(Based on 1-99 first-round entries): $5,000.
(If more than 65 cars compete in first round): $100.
fee: $100 (Purchase up to 2 class entries per day).
or second-round buy-backs: $60.
(No-Box) – 1/8 mile
(Based on 150 or more first-round entries): $5,000.
(Based on 100-149 first-round entries): $3,500.
(Based on 1-99 first-round entries): $2,500.
$50 (If more than 65 cars compete in first round);
fee: $50 (Purchase up to 2 class entries per day).
or second-round buybacks: $30.
Super Pro racers who enter the unique
Illinois Lottery Run for the Money event have the opportunity
to win a prize that could reach hundreds of thousands
– if not millions – of dollars. The entry
fee for the Illinois Lottery Run for the Money is $20.
The driver who runs closest to his dial-in will receive
50% of the total entry fees collected and $500 worth of
Illinois Lottery scratch-off tickets. Visit www.gatewaymsp.com.
2015 National Performer Award Standings
Tires & Wheels
Parts is a manufacturer of creative products
from innovative concepts; Proform’s goal is to provide
their customers with high-quality products at affordable
prices - thus delivering maximum value.
more than 25 years in the high-performance aftermarket,
the PROFORM® line was the first to popularize affordable
and 100% new (not rebuilt) starters, alternators, stock
harmonic balancers and distributors; the first to offer
the 2-piece timing chain cover, the 2-stage in-line fuel
filter, HEI distributor tune-up kits, and direct-replacement
carburetor main bodies; the holder of the patent rights
to elegant, corrosion resistant ...
to PROFORM's Spotlight.
Performance Products manufactures over 4,000
products, from oil pans and oiling systems, to ignition
wire, ignition components, valve covers, fuel system equipment,
air cleaners, hard-core racing tools, chassis and suspension
equipment and many other performance parts. The company
has an impressive list of customers from grass-roots racers
to top level NASCAR® and NHRA/IHRA race teams.
Connecticut-based manufacturing operation is home to Moroso
Performance Products and Competition
Engineering - The Chassis People. The company
also owns Moroso Wire Technologies ...
to Moroso's Spotlight.
Tires and Wheels is your source for all trailer
tires, wheels and accessories. Trailer Tires and Wheels
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.
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.
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.
Performance Products is a family owned and operated
company that has been in business for over 50 years.
company specializes in racing transmissions, torque converters,
engine dampers and the internal parts for each. ATI races
what they sell so you can be sure what you’re buying
has already been race proven. Everything they make is
manufactured under the roof of their 30,000+ sq/ft facility
located in Baltimore Maryland.
to ATI's Spotlight.
more than 35 years, COMP Cams has servied
as the preferred valve train partner of racers, engine
builders and enthusiasts the world over. Whether the company
is working with a professional race team or a weekend
mechanic, its commitment to building the highest-quality
components and providing unparalleled customer service
Cams employs the aftermarket’s largest and most
highly trained engineering staff, and its technicians
provide a wealth of knowledge unrivaled in the performance
to COMP Cams' Spotlight.
Performance Starters & Alternators has been
manufacturing new starters and alternators in their 145,000
sq. ft. facility since 1981. Powermaster Performance builds
a wide range of starters, alternators, and Powergens for
all types of domestic vehicles. With adjustable voltage
alternators weighing less than 6 pounds all the way up
to diesel truck starters and high amp alternators to make
sure the race car gets to the track!
to Powermaster's Spotlight.
fifty years ago in 1964 when Denver racer Mark Williams
decided to quit his machinist job at John Bandimere, Sr’s
speed emporium and go into business for himself building
race cars. In the ensuing years Mark Williams Enterprises
became the “go to” shop for High Country
racers. In addition to the fuel dragster he campaigned with
the late Bill Rice, racers like the Kaiser Bros., John Abbott,
Vern Moats, Vern & Brian Raymer and Motes & Williams
demonstrated the prowess of M-W’s chassis'. The word
spread, and soon racers like “Ohio George” Montgomery
and Florida’s Jerry Gwynn were winning NHRA events
with Mark Williams’ chassis. Williams himself won
the Division V Top Fuel Championship when partnered with
Larry Frazier. \
to Mark Williams' Spotlight.
in 1957, Auto Meter Products, Inc. is
a high technology company based in Sycamore, IL USA, focused
on performance and racing automotive instrumentation and
electronics. With a state-of-the-art cellular manufacturing
operation, world class ISO 9000:TS 16949 Certified Quality
System, an advanced engineering team, and product technology
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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
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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.