Outlaw Tour Season Opener at Montgomery Raceway Park
AL - The 2018 Southern Outlaw Tour kicks
off the weekend of Friday – Saturday, April 27-28
at Montgomery Raceway Park. Classes
include Southern Outlaw Tour Pro Mods, Super Pro, Outlaw
Bottom Bulb, 5.0/6.0/7.0 Index and Jr. Dragster.
Outlaw Tour Pro Mod pays $3,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up,
$750 Semis and $500 Quarters. Entry is free plus two
crew. 8 car open field.
Pro pays $5,000 Win. Entry fee is $100, 1st-round
buybacks are $50. Payout based on 50 car minimum.
Outlaw Bottom Bulb pays $1,000 Win.
Entry fee is $40, 1st-round buybacks are $25. Payout
based on 25 car minimum.
classes each pay $2,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up,
$100 Semis and $50 Quarters. Entry is $100, payouts
based on 20 car minimum.
Dragster pays $500 Win, $100 Runner-Up and
$50 Semis. Entry is $40, 1st-round buybacks are $20.
open Friday at 4:00 pm with a test & tune from
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and 1st round of qualifying
for all classes at 8:00 pm. Gates open Saturday at
9:00 am with open time runs at 1:30 pm, qualifying
at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm and eliminations at 7:00 pm.
News: Improved Bantam Body Available at S&W Race Cars
City, PA – The nearly flawless fiberglass
Bantam body is now available at S&W Race
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specifications, by Riggeal’s Performance Fiberglass
and Composites, for painless mounting to your Altered
chassis. The improved body includes extended body lips,
which will provide a smoother edge when fitting the
body. Also, the black gel coat is so smooth; you can
run it without paint. The Bantam’s superior finish
is the result of the new and well crafted mold. Other
features include; a raised windscreen area, aerodynamic
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Dragway's Drive for 7Five
AL – Hunstville Dragway’s Drive
for 7Five is coming up on April 28-29, 2018.
The weekend features two $7,500 races for electronics-equipped
bracket cars, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Each day pays $7,500 Win,
$2,250 Runner-Up, $750 Semis, $375 Quarters,
$200 Eighths, $125 Sixteenths and $75 Thirty-Seconds.
All purses are guaranteed regardless of car counts.
Entry for either day is $100, or buy
a two-day pass for… $100. Sounds like a no-brainer.
Buybacks are $100, 1st or 2nd round.
Gates open at 8:00 am on Saturday
and Sunday. Open time runs are 9:00 to 10:00 am on
Saturday followed by a single time run session. Sunday’s
time session is for new entries only at 9:30 am.
NJ - A few photos from Atco Dragway
on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This was the track's opening
day of ET bracket racing points competition in Street,
Pro ET (the class that I entered) and Super Pro.
I was there to race, I could only get a handful of
shots of the earlier classes that day, including Top
Sportsman, Pro Dial Dash, 8.50 Index, 10.0 Index and
11.50 Index. If you were in one of those
classes then perhaps I was able to capture a shot
St. Patrick's Classic at Virginia Motorsports Park, 3/16/2018
16 - 18, 2018, Dinwiddie, VA. - Tommy and
Judy Franklin purchased Virginia Motorsports
Park in Dinwiddie, Va. last fall. They have
made not only massive investments in the facility, but
also have put it through the paces already. The entire
track has been replaced from burnout box through the
quarter-mile with a world-class all-concrete surface,
including new drainage. Track manager and track prep
guru Allen Carpenter has been armed with more equipment
to prep and...
up, Pentastar racers… the 27th Annual
Mopars at The Rock is coming up on Saturday,
March 31st. 2018. There’ll be a car show
and a swap meet, but what we really care about is the
drag racing! To that end there’ll be a Challenger
Shootout, a Charger Shootout
and a Viper Shootout. These shootouts
are for street-driven cars only. There’ll also
be the Bob Reed Memorial Hemi Shootout
with an 8-car qualified field.
bracket racers, there’ll be a Pro ET
/ Footbrake Combo bracket race that pays $1,500 Win,
$500 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters.
Pro ET cars and Footbrake cars will be separated as
long as possible. Payouts based on 32-car minimum.
Entry is $35 plus the $20 general admission fee.
also be a Trophy Class for street-driven Mopars without
slicks. Entry is $10 plus the $20 general admission
Silver Bullet rider Anthony Vanetti came into
the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific
Division Opener at Wild Horse Pass
Motorsports Park looking to make a big impression
and came away with his first career Wally.
Sporting his new look for 2018 in his debut race featuring...
News: from Stroud Safety - How To Install A Fire Suppression
All motorsports competitors know that a fire suppression
system is perhaps the most critical system in a
racing vehicle. This new instruction video from
Stroud Safety provides information
on the components of the system, proper bottle mounting,
routing, and optimal nozzle positioning. There are
also helpful instructions on the proper methods
of cutting, flaring, and bending tubing. Information
is included for maintenance of the system and additional
tips to help you achieve a reliable, professional
installation. See it at youtu.be/hTmpaiAjg-I
or scan the QRC code. Check out the Stroud Safety
YouTube channel for many other helpful instruction
Safety has been supplying competitive drivers with
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Outlaw Fuel Altereds, Southwest Heritage Racing at San Antonio
TX., March 17th, 2018 - San Antonio Raceway
hosted the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association
and Southwest Heritage Racing Association
version of Nitro Jam featuring the nitro-burning Fuel
Altereds, Dragsters, Funny Cars, plus Nostalgia Super
Stocks racing in their own timed categories. The Alkydigger
Nostalgia Eliminator 1 (4.65) N.E. 2 (5.00) and N.E.
3 (5.50), all +/- .05, while OFAA are a heads up class.
SHRA champions are Tommy Drozd (NE1), Bruce Dodson
(NE2) Doug Morrison (NE3) and Ronnie Smith (Super
Stock), Nick Poloson was the OFAA champion.
we all log a lot of miles transporting ourselves and
our cars to the dragstrip on a weekly basis. This is
no small task but many of us take it for granted. Think
about it: we’re not only driving a vehicle, but
that vehicle is towing another vehicle that’s
carrying yet another vehicle. Then think about how many
knucklehead drivers we encounter on a daily basis when
we’re driving our regular cars. It’s bad
enough having to take evasive action when driving a
daily driver. It’s even worse when we’re
driving a loaded trailer. Having a properly equipped
and loaded trailer won’t prevent any encounters
with knucklehead drivers, but it can change the outcome
from being catastrophic to being a minor annoyance.
Proper towing means having the right equipment, knowing
how to load and employing safe ...
Parts is a manufacturer of creative products
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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
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carburetor main bodies; the holder of the patent rights
to elegant, corrosion resistant ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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. \
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!
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
you're involved with a racing group or club and would
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Mid Atlantic Super Comp Assn.
for NHRA 8.90 Super Comp / IHRA 8.90 Quick Rod
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.
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).
of the Strip" Debuts Friday the 13th at Gateway Motorsports
Motorsports Park's Dragplex in Madison, Illinois, will
launch its new Sharks of the Strip program on Friday,
Sharks of the Strip is the newest 1/8-mile outlaw heads-up
racing experience for only the baddest and fastest street
cars in the St Louis region. At each Midnight Madness
powered by NOS, the top full-bodied racers will battle
it out for cash, glory and ...
Dragway has joined Division 2, the NHRA Southeast
Division, as a NHRA member track. Located in the heart
of stock-car country, Mooresville, N.C., the track
hosts events March through November. A weekly points
championship, the 2nd annual Hot Rod Festival, and
the North Carolina Street Outlaws No Prep race highlight
Patrick’s Classic at Virginia Motorsports Park
Beard’s and Anthony Walton’s Loose
Rocker Promotions present the 9th Annual
St. Patrick’s Classic at Virginia
Motorsports Park. This three-day, 1/8-mile
event for electronics and footbrake bracket racers is
coming up Friday-Sunday, March 16-18, 2018.
and Sunday’s payouts for Top ET and Footbrake
classes are $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up,
$600 Semis and $100 Round starting with 3rd Round
win. Entry per day is ...
News: The Latest in Brakes and Brake Info from Mark Williams
designing its disc brake systems, Mark Williams
team focused on the needs of drag racing: lightest possible
unsprung weight and rotating mass, concentrated severe
braking, and a long service life. By all measures, MW
has achieved its goals. Here's why: ...
News On Location: 30th Annual Performance Racing Industry
Show, December 2017
were on location at the 30th Annual Performance Racing
Industry Show, heldDecember 7th
- 9th, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN, and it was bigger than ever.
Performance Racing Industry does a great job every year, with
seminars and conferences to help you grow your performance
business, lots of networking opportunities, and tons of racing
products on the show floor.
is a reprint of my Bracket Racing 101 column
from Drag Racer Magazine. Being that it's
currently mid-winter and the topic of the column was basic
off-season maintenance, it seemed like a good time to run
you’re reading this it’s the winter leading up
to another racing season. This is
when some basic
pay big dividends
to your bracket
program. In my
last column, one of the main points I discussed was the importance
of consistency and parts longevity as being part of a successful
bracket car: consistency because it goes hand-in-hand with
predictability, a primary factor in winning races, and longevity
because broken race cars are not typically effective tools
for going rounds.
News On Location: NHRA Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway,
PA - We
were on location at Maple Grove Raceway
for the NHRA Dodge Nationals held September 2017. We
were there on Friday, September 22nd through Sunday,
September 24th. We
arrived at 9:00 am on Friday and shot close to 2,500
photos until we left on Sunday. Classes include Top
Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Top
Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Competition
Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp and Super
News On Location: Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park, September 2017
NJ - We
were on location at Old Bridge Township Raceway
Park in Englishtown, NJ for the NHRA Division
1 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, held September 2017.
We were there on Friday, September 8th and Saturday,
September 9th. We got so many photos the first two days
that we had to sit out Sunday just to get caught up.
Classes at the event were Stock, Super Stock, Super
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.