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Big Memorial Weekend Money Races at Numidia Dragway

Numidia, PA – Numidia Dragway's big-money races for Memorial Weekend are almost here. The Memorial Weekend Shootout is Saturday – Monday, May 27-29. Saturday and Monday each feature a $5K Super Pro and a $3K Footbrake race. Sunday features a $10K Super Pro and a $5K Footbrake race. Click the image to see the full flier.

Triple $5Ks at Huntsville Dragway’s Drive for Five
Huntsville, AL – Racers will have the chance to win three $5K races in a single weekend at the Drive for Five at Huntsville Dragway coming up Friday – Sunday, June 2-4, 2017.

Each day’s race pays $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, $250 Quarters, $125 Eighths, $75 Sixteenths and $50 Thirty-Seconds. Payouts are guaranteed regardless of car count. Entry is $100; 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $75.

Gates open Friday at 8:00 am with time trials starting at 9:00 am. Gates open Saturday at 7:30 am with time trials at 8:00 am. Gates open Sunday at 8:00 am with time trials for new entries at 9:30 am.

The remaining 2017 Drive for Five dates are September 29 - October 1. For more information visit www.HuntsvilleDragway.us.

Wrap-Up: Nostalgia Rendezvous at Gateway Motorsports Park
May 16, 2017, St. Louis Region – Drag racing results from the St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois on Saturday, May 13. Organizations: Nostalgia Drag Racing League (NDRL), Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks (VNSS) and Ozark Mountain Super Shifters. Gassers and Funny Cars ran as exhibition classes.

Final-round results, indicating racer, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, elapsed time, top speed:

ROSS RACING ENGINES PRO 7.0
Winner: Billy Smith (Pickerington, Ohio) dragster .008 7.057 sec. 180.16 mph.
Runner-up: Jamie Palmer (Bowling Green, Ohio) -.143 (fouled) 7.169 sec. 194.32 mph.

PHENIX INDUSTRIES PRO 7.5
Winner: Bo Boles (Slaughters, Kentucky) 1923 Ford T .048 7.498 sec. 177.16 mph.
Runner-up: Jarrod Bradshaw (Utica, Kentucky) dragster .007 7.480 sec. 175.55 mph.

ROD & KUSTOM PRO COMP
Winner: Ted Maynor (Jackson, Michigan) .051 9.001 sec. 133.74 mph.
Runner-up: Glenn Lever (Rochester, New York) dragster .100 7.966 sec. 14.49 mph.

QUICK FUEL PRO GAS
Winner: Greg Hillyer (Plainfield, Indiana) 1968 Mustang .045 9.987 sec. 133.29 mph.
Runner-up: Chuck Owen (N. Aurora) 1970 Camaro -.001 (fouled) 13.992 sec. 68.15 mph.

VICTORY NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK
Winner: Tim Frees (Menasha, Wisconsin) 1963 Plymouth .107 10.518 sec. 116.45 mph.
Runner-up: B.J. Bax (Henley, Missouri) 1965 GTO .098 11.280 sec. 119.06 mph.

OZARK MOUNTAIN SUPER SHIFTERS
Winner: Jerry McMans (Madrix, Iowa) Oldsmobile -.018 (fouled) 7.371 sec. 183.24 mph.
Runner-up: Rachel Jones (Shawnee, Kansas) 1968 Camaro -.007 (fouled) 9.932 sec. 137.67 mph.

NOSTALGIA SPORTSMAN
Winner: Jason McKague (Ballwin, Missouri) Nova .044 10.772 sec. 95.19 mph.
Runner-up: Curt Hoeft (Chamois, Missouri) 1969 Nova .014 6.438 sec. 105.97 mph.

NOSTALGIA NO-BOX
Winner: Jon Tignor (Hillsboro, Missouri) 1979 Malibu .021 6.105 Sec. 110.96 mph.
Runner-up: Jeremy McKague (Chamois, Missouri) 1969 Nova .104 6.438 sec. 105.97 mph.

For more information about Gateway Motorsports Park, visit www.gatewaymsp.com.

National Dragster Challenge Coming Up May 27 at Gainesville Raceway
Gainesville, FL – E.T. racers in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Super Pro Bike will be vying for a Wally at Gainesville Raceway on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

The payouts are based on the number of entries. At 45 entries, Super Pro pays $1,200 Win, $250 Runner-Up, $125 Semis, $75 Quarters and $60 Eighths. Entry is $60, 1st Round buybacks are $25.

At 45 entries, Pro pays $1,000 Win, $250 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters and $35 Eighths. Entry is $50, 1st Round buybacks are $25.

At 49 entries, Sportsman and Super Pro Bike each pay $500 Win, $200 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters and $35 Eighths. Entry is $35, 1st Round buybacks are $15.

Gates open at 3:00 pm with time trials at 4:00 pm. Visit www.GainesvilleRaceway.com for more info.

Sponsor News: New Bottle Clamps from Meziere Enterprises

Escondido, California – Meziere Enterprises is proud to introduce a line of bottle clamps for use across a wide variety of racing applications; a full line of billet aluminum clamps designed so beautifully and efficiently they will satisfy the most demanding customers. Meziere offers clamps for bottles ranging from 2” to 5.25” in diameter. If you require a simple and clean way to affix the clamp to a bar Meziere offers bar clamp accessory packages for a variety of bar diameters as well. Retail price for clamps range from $42.63 to $58.25.

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2017 Super 7 Series June 2-4 at Montgomery Raceway Park
Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Raceway Park’s popular Super 7 Series continues with another weekend of big-bucks, points-driven bracket racing.

This third event of the series is coming up Friday – Sunday, June 2-4, 2017. This will be a Triple 15s weekend, with a $15K on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Each $15K pays $15,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $500 Quarters and $50 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. Entry for the weekend is $399, or single race entries are $200. Buybacks are $125. Payouts are guaranteed. Door cars run separate until 16 cars.

On Saturday and Sunday there’ll also be eliminators for Pro Class and Jr. Dragster. Pro Class pays $1,750 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters, based on 40 entries. Entry is $50 and buybacks are $30. Jr. Dragster pays $500 Win, $100 Runner-Up and $25 Semis, based on 16 entries. Entry is $30 and buybacks are $20.

The remaining 2017 Super 7 Series schedule is September 1-3.

Gates open at 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Thursday for parking. Gates open Friday and Saturday at 8:00 am; gates open Sunday at 9:00 am. For more info visit www.MontgomeryRacewayPark.com.

Money Reigns on the Hills at Numidia Dragway
Numidia, PA – Numidia Dragway is getting ready to kick off its 2017 series of big-money races.

First up is the Memorial Weekend Shootout, Saturday – Monday, May 27-29. Saturday and Monday each feature a $5K Super Pro and a $3K Footbrake race. Sunday features a $10K Super Pro and a $5K Footbrake race.

Next will be the July Fourth Weekend Spectacular on Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2. Saturday has a $10K Super Pro and a $5K Footbrake race; Sunday has a $5K Super Pro and a $3K Footbrake race. Friday night will be a test & tune and a gamblers race.

Then it’s SuperBucks In The Hills on Saturday-Sunday, September 2-3. Saturday has a $10K Super Pro and a $5K Footbrake race; Sunday has a $5K Super Pro and a $3K Footbrake race. Friday night will be a test & tune and a gamblers race.

Numidia will close out its 2017 season in big-money style with OctoberBucks in the first three weekends of October. Each weekend will include a $10K Super Pro and a $5K Footbrake race on Saturday then a $5K Super Pro and a $3K Footbrake race on Sunday, as well as high roller races during the weekend.

The $10K races pay $10,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $800 Semis and $100 Round starting with 2nd Round win. Entry is $190; buybacks are $120.

The $5K races pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600 Semis, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win, $100 3rd Round Win and $50 2nd Round Win. Entry is $150, buyback is $90.

The $3K races pay $3,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $400 Semis and $50 Round starting 2nd Round Win. Entry is $90, buyback is $60.

Payouts are guaranteed. Super Pro ET breaks are 6.50 – 11.99; Footbrake is 8.50 – 15.99. All races are ¼ mile. For more information visit www.numidiadragway.com.

Sunday Gamblers Race Series at Englishtown
Englishtown, NJ - Old Bridge Township Raceway Park presents its Sunday Gambler’s Race Series. The 2017 dates are May 21 for Super ET and Pro ET; November 5, November 12 and November 19 for Super ET, Pro ET and Grocery Getter.

Super ET (electronics; 7.00 – 12.99) pays $2,000 Win guaranteed based on 64 cars. $80 entry, $40 buybacks..

Pro ET (no electronics; 9.00 – 17.99) pays $1,000 Win guaranteed; payout will increase if more than 40 cars. Deep staging honored, no two-steps / throttle stops / transbrakes / delay boxes. $60 entry, $40 buybacks.

Grocery Getter (15.00 and slower, no race cars) is a .700 Pro tree eliminator for muffled street cars. Cars must be driven in and cannot change tires. Entry is $40; 50% of entry goes to payout.

There’ll also be a Stock/Super Stock Combo Race on October 29 that pays $1,500 Win (based on 32 cars). Entry is $100.

Gates open at 8:00 am. Visit www.racewaypark.com for more info.

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Stroud Safety has been supplying competitive drivers with Drag Chutes and Launchers, Seat Belts, Window Nets, Ballistic Blankets and Engine Diapers, Safety Apparel, Fire Suppression Kits, and more for over 28 years! Stroud re-certifies all their SFI rated products and specializes in custom design applications for many of their products. Also, see our helpful instructional videos on our YouTube Channel.

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Street Wars Cash Days at South Mountain Raceway
Boiling Springs, PA – South Mountain Raceway puts out the welcome mat for street racers with its Street Wars series for 2017. Classes include Outlaw Street, Real Street 6.40 Index, Pure Street 7.50 Index and 8.50 Index. South Mountain is an 1/8-mile track; these indexes are 1/8-mile.

Dates in 2017 are May 28, June 25, July 30 and September 3. Rain date is October 22.

Gates open at 8:00 am, time trials at 11:00 am and eliminations at 2:00 pm.

Visit www.southmountainraceway.com for more information.

Ronnie Beach III Wins Wide Open Wednesday High School Final at Gateway Motorsports Park

May 8, 2017, St. Louis Region – Ronnie Beach III of Troy, Illinois won the final round of High School eliminations tonight at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Beach, driving a 1969 GTO, defeated fellow Troy resident Alex Cygna, 12.071 sec./100.81 mph to 14.895 sec./90.57 mph. Beach posted a .087 reaction time to Cygna's .221.

For more information about Gateway Motorsports Park's Dragplex, visit www.gatewaymsp.com.

Memorial Weekend Cash Bash at Mountain Park Dragway
Clay City, KY – Mountain Park Dragway has a big Memorial Weekend of bracket racing planned. It’s the Memorial Day Bracket Bash on Friday – Monday, May 26-29, 2017. Classes include Top ET, No Box and Jr. Dragster.

The payouts are pretty simple: Saturday’s and Monday’s Top ET and No Box races each pay $1,500 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $200 Semis, $100 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Sunday’s Top ET and No Box races each pay $2,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $200 Semis, $100 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Single day entry per race is $50, or buy a weekend entry per class for $100. Double entries are allowed, and a weekend double entry is $150.

Jr. Dragster pays $250 Win + trophy per day Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Single day entry per race is $20, or buy a weekend entry for $50.

Saturday and Sunday also feature Shootouts for Top ET and No Box. Each Shootout pays $2,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $250 Semis and $125 Quarters. Entry is $125; 32 entries only, no buybacks.

Gates open Friday at 5:00 pm for a $20 Test & Tune and a Gamblers Race. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am; gates open Monday at 8:00 am. Visit www.mpdragway.com for more info.

Wrap-Up: Mid Atlantic .90 Association Northeast Shootout
Atco, NJ - The Mid Atlantic .90 Association kicked off its 2017 season with the 4th Annual Northeast Shootout at Atco Dragway on Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30. Drivers from all over the Northeast converged on the South Jersey facility to kick off the brand new season. The event was held on a somber note as President Rob Keister lost his Mother earlier in the week after she fought a long battle with cancer.

On Saturday, Parlin, NJ Super Comp standout Chris DePasquale took home his first ...

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$10K & $5K Top ET at Capitol Raceway
Crofton, MD - Checking out Capitol Raceway’s website (capitolraceway.com) I saw something coming up on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 & 21 that looked worthy of sharing here. Saturday May 20 is a $10,000 Top ET race, as well as a $400 Jr. Dragster. Sunday May 21 is a $5,000 Top ET race and a $250 Jr. Dragster race.

The flier had no additional info such as payout per round, entry fees, buybacks or gate times so you’ll just have to contact the track if you’re interested.

Money Tree Footbrake Triple 10s at Elk Creek Dragway
Elk Creek, VA – Elk Creek Dragway plays host to a huge weekend of footbrake bracket racing with the 4th Annual Footbrake Triple 10s on Friday – Sunday, May 26-28, 2017.

Each day’s race pays $10,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis and $125 Round starting with 3rd Round win. Entry per day is $100; 1st Round buybacks are $80.

Double entries permitted, deep-staging honored. These races are all-run (no E.T. breaks). No dragsters but left-hand steer roadsters are OK. No transbrakes/two-steps.

Gates open Thursday at 5:00 pm for parking. Gates open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am. For more information visit www.elkcreekdragway.com.

“Big John” Memorial Bracket Nationals at Rockingham Dragway
Rockingham, NC – Rockingham Dragway’s “Big John” Memorial Weekend Bracket Nationals are coming up on Friday – Monday, May 26 – 29, 2017. Classes include Top Eliminator, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster.

Top ET pays $5,000 Win on Saturday and Monday with $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis and $50 Round after 3rd Round Win. Entry on Saturday or Monday is $100; 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $50. Sunday’s Top ET race pays $7,500 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis and $100 Round after 3rd Round Win. Entry on Sunday is $200; 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $100. A Top ET weekend entry is $300. Payouts are guaranteed at 100 entries.

Footbrake is FREE ENTRY all weekend. Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s Footbrake races each pay $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters and $25 Eighths. 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $30.

Jr. Dragster pays $250 Win on Saturday and Monday with $100 Runner-Up and $50 Semis. Entry on Saturday or Monday is $30; 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $10. Sunday’s race pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters. Entry on Sunday is $75; 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $30. A Jr. Dragster weekend entry is $125. Payouts are guaranteed at 20 entries.

Double entries permitted. Door cars and dragsters will run separate for first four rounds daily. Gates open Friday at 3:00 pm for a $25 test & tune. Gates open Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 8:00 am. Visit www.RockinghamDragway.com.

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Who: Mid Atlantic Super Gas Assn.

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

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

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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

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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

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King of the Coast, Double Hitter at Gulfport Dragway
Gulfport, LA – Gulfport Dragway has two big back-to-back weekends coming up.

The first is the King of the Coast on Friday – Sunday, May 5 – 7, 2017. Saturday and Sunday classes include Pro Electronics, Pro Footbrake, Sportsman and Jr. Dragster.

Pro Electronics pays $4,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $350 Semis and $40 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. Single-race entry is $85, or buy a Two-Race Entry for $165. 1st Round buybacks are $60. Payouts based on 75 entries.Pro Footbrake pays $2,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $150 Semis and $25 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. Single-race entry is $70, or buy a Two-Race Entry for $130. 1st Round buybacks are $30. Payouts based on 50 entries. Sportsman pays $150 Win, $50 Runner-Up and $25 Semis. Single-race entry is $30, or buy a Two-Race Entry for $55. 1st Round buybacks are $15. Payouts based on 10 entries. Jr. Dragster 8-9 pays $100 Win and $50 Runner-Up, based on 6 entries. Entry is $20. Jr. Dragster 10-12 and 13-17 each pay $225 Win, $75 Runner-Up and $25 Semis, based on 15 entries. Entry is $35 per day or $60 for the weekend. Buybacks are $15.

Gates open Friday at 4:00 pm for a test & tune and a gambler’s race. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am.

Then on Saturday May 13, 2017 it’s Gulfport’s Double Hitter with two races / two payouts. Classes are Pro Electronics, Pro Footbrake and Jr. Dragster.

Each Pro Electronics and Pro Footbrake race pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $40 Quarters. Entry is $40 per race. 1st Round buybacks are $20. The Jr. Dragster race pays $150 Win, $60 Runner-Up, $40 Semis and $20 Quarters. Entry is $20 per race. 1st Round buybacks are $10.

Time trials for Race 1 start at 9:00 am, with eliminations following. Time trials for race 2 start at 4:00 pm with eliminations following.

For more information visit www.GulfportDragway.com.

In The Paging Lanes: Excellent No-Prep Article in Performance Racing Industry Magazine

Check out the April 2017 issue of Performance Racing Industry magazine! No, not for the '63 Mopar (although that's cool, too), but for the excellent cover story on No Prep Drag Racing. You can read the article along with the whole issue HERE.

Don't Be Afraid Of The Deep
This is a reprint of my Bracket Racing 101 column from Drag Racer Magazine. If you're struggling to cut good lights then deep-staging should be considered.
In 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. But 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).

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