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East Coast Diesel Nationals at Numidia Dragway
Numidia, PA - Head to Numidia Dragway for the 2015 East Coast Diesel Nationals on Saturday, July 18th presented by Little Power Shop. The Diesel Nationals include a sled pull, drag racing, a tent sale and a dyno. 8:00 am until 10:30 pm. Drag racing classes include: ET Bracket Class, 12.0 Quick Diesel, Unlimited Truck, Pro Stock (fiberglass-bodied diesel-powered trucks and cars compete heads up to the finish) and Top Diesel for diesel dragsters designed for all out speed. Over $25,000 in purses and prizes.

Visit www.DieselMotorsports.us for more info.

Summer Series Shootout July 4th Weekend at Atco Dragway
Atco, NJ - Atco Dragway’s Summer Series Shootout continues July 4th Weekend, Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th, 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 are $125.

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 visit www.Atco-Dragway.com.

Dragtime News On Location: Summer Bracket Bonanza at Englishtown
We were on location at the 2015 Summer Bracket Bonanza at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. This was a weekend of big-money bracket racing for Super Pro and Pro ET (footbrake) cars.

We were there on Saturday, June 13. The day was well-attended with good car counts in both Super Pro and Pro ET. Sunday's counts were up from Saturday's, too. There were a lot of heavy hitters on the property shooting for the big bucks.

Part II is now published HERE, or start with Part I HERE.

Quick Series Shootout Continues at Cordova International Raceway
Cordova, IL - The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Series at Cordova International Raceway continues on Saturday, July 11, 2015. This will qualify the quickest 8 Top Sportsman and the quickest 8 Top Dragsters. Each class will vie for $600 Win and $150 Runner-Up. The winner of each will face each other in a shootout race that pays an additional $500. Entry is $100. Non-Qualifiers get entry back less Test n Tune fee. In addition to July 11, remaining 2015 shootout dates are August 28 & 29.

The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Year-End Points Fund pays: 1st Place - $1,000 and a Dyno Day Session at West Racing Heads in Geneseo, IL; 2nd Place - $600; 3rd Place - $500; 4th Place - $400 and 5th Place - $300. For information, visit www.racecir.com.

Dragtime News On Location: 2015 NHRA Toyota Summernationals at Englishtown
We were on location at the NHRA Toyota Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park from Friday - Sunday, June 5th - 7th, 2015. Classes were Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Top Sportsman, 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 three 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 III is now published HERE, or start at the beginning with Part I HERE.

Sponsor News: A Look at Mark Williams' Modular Rears
More than 20 years ago Mark Williams Enterprises developed the industry’s first modular aluminum housing for 9” Ford applications. Since then many subtle but important improvements have been made the modular design.

Efficiency
The primary benefit of M-W’s modular aluminum housing is that all components are CNC machined to exacting tolerances – within .001” for all critical dimensions. This alignment is extremely important to eliminate friction and tire scrubbing due to tow-in / tow-out. Improved accuracy ensures that the centers of the gear, carrier, case and axle bearings are on the correct centerline. This eliminates binding and drag due to misalignment. Correct alignment also results in increased ring and pinion life and improved E.T.s.
Extended Gear Life
Racers using the 11” Modular Rear report longer ring & pinion gear life thanks to the precision alignment and rigidity of M-W modular housings. M-W has not seen any gear breakage in the lifetime of the 11” Modular… that’s 13 years. 11” rear ends come with one-year gear life warranty - unheard of in the industry.

Versatility
With an M-W modular housing you can easily change ends and mounting methods to accommodate a wide variety of applications. Many components are interchangeable so you can upgrade from a 9” (or 9.5”) to an 11” setup. Configurations are available for applications from Pro Stock to E.T. Bracket, including special Low Friction units.
• Now with 4-link centers down to 16” and housing widths to 43”
• New upper support for anti-roll bar attachment and/or upper wheelie bar mounts
• Available with steel or carbon brakes and either full floater or flange axles
• Keyed 4-link brackets eliminate center section movement. Your choice – steel or lightweight billet aluminum brackets
• Cast from hi-strength aircraft aluminum alloy
• Pinion driven lubrication pump option is included.
• Same mounting configurations available on the M-W 11” or 9” modular.
• 10” pitch diameter ring gears can be used with any 9 or 9.5” M-W Modular.

Light Weight & Cost Effective
In many instances a modular aluminum rear end housing is lighter than a comparable stamped or fabricated steel unit. Not only are M-W modular aluminum housings priced competitively with similarly equipped fabricated units, but the improvement in component life will pay big dividends.

For more information visit www.MarkWilliams.com.

2015 Jim Harrington Memorial High School Challenge at Englishtown
Englishtown, NJ - On Sunday July 5, 2015, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will hold its Jim Harrington Memorial High School Challenge race. The class is open to any student who is in high school or will be graduating from high school in 2015. The winner at the end of the event will be awarded with a Raceway Park Points Champion embroidered jacket and will attend the NHRA Division 1 Summit E.T. Finals to help represent the 2015 Raceway Park team on September 17, 18 & 19, 2015 at Atco Dragway, Atco, NJ.

QUALIFICATIONS: Car must run 12.00 ET or slower. The car must be stock-appearing, all 4 tires must be D.O.T. approved (NO SLICKS), and no electronics are allowed. Street-type exhaust required. The student must have a valid driver's license and be in high school in 2015 or graduated in 2015. 17-year-olds must have a parent or guardian on premises or have a signed and notarized insurance release form. If student wins the High School race during the Bracket Finals, must be 18-years of age to compete in California.

Gates open 8:00 am. High School Tech Card $25. The High School Challenge will compete on Raceway Park's 1/4-mile track. Any racer who is also planning on racing at the 1/8 mile track, please let 1/8 mile tower know you are running both tracks. For more information visit www.etownraceway.com.

Midnight Drags Return to Southwestern International Raceway
Tucson, AZ - Midnight Drags is returning to Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) this Friday, July 3. The late night test & tune session is open to all street legal makes and models. Bring your favorite car, truck or motorcycle out and see what it can run on the quarter-mile.
The gates will open at 11 p.m. and the track will be available from midnight to 4 a.m. Pricing is as follows - tech cards $25, adult admission $10, and children 12 and under are FREE. Please note that Midnight Drags will be the only event taking place this weekend as SWIR will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Also, due to rain on Friday, June 26, the scheduled Lowered Lifted Crawlers and Open Test & Tune was cancelled. The premiere event has been rescheduled for July 24, 2015. For more information on SWIR, please visit www.RaceSWIR.com.

Wrap-Up: Maryland International Raceway's Top ET $5k Triple Header
Mechanicsville, MD - It was an action packed weekend of sportsman racing on June 13 & 14 at Maryland International Raceway as it hosted a Top ET $5K Triple Header in conjunction with its regular Speed Unlimited ET Series event.

Heading into the weekend’s action, Wesley Washington Jr. of Virginia held on to a tie for the 3rd place spot in his hunt for the ’15 season track title. Washington and his ’06 Racetech dragster captured Saturday’s first race taking out Joe Mayne and his West Virginia entry with a .005 reaction time in route to the win and helping his season points chase efforts as well.

In the second $5K of the day, Virginia's Steve Witherow (pictured above) took his ’14 Racetech dragster to the winner’s circle cutting a .002 light and running a 4.636 ET on a 4.63 dial.

Witherow continued his success during Sunday’s third and final $5K of the weekend, winning his second event in as many days with a win over Maryland's Mike Nelson Jr. and his ’81 Camaro.

“This was a great event for our ET racers as well as the track. We're blessed to have their support and will do absolutely everything in our power to make the Speed Unlimited ET Series and sportsman racing at MDIR shine into the future. Thank you to all the racers that choose to spend the weekend with us, we appreciate your support”, said Chris Miller, Director of Administrations and Operations at MDIR. For more information about Maryland International Raceway, visit www.RaceMDIR.com.

Wrap-Up: Fox a Repeat Winner in Super Pro at Maple Grove Raceway
Mohnton, PA - Two time winners are becoming a norm this year in the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail ET Bracket Series at Maple Grove Raceway, including Pennsylvania racer Derrick Fox. Fox posted his second win of the season in the Gold Rush Super Pro Eliminator class on Sunday, June 28. His '05 Dragster beat PA's Ted Meyle who was driving a '59 Belair. Fox's 7.365 ET was able to overcome the large headstart Meyle had when Myle broke out on his final round run.

The Ciccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator class was won on Sunday by PA racer Dennis Kessler. Kessler defeated feloow PA racer Mike Nessinger. Kessler was able to overcome Nessinger by having the closer dial-in time on a double break out.

Matthew Smith was a winner on Sunday, as he drove his '70 El Camino to the victory in the P.C. Richard and Son Street Eliminator class. Smith won the final round when Phil Williams broke out in his '71 Dart.

Taking the final green light in Reading Standard Motorsports Top Bike was NJ's Elliot Boyce over Kyle Gockley of Mohnton, Pa. in the final round when broke out.

Jamie Rothenberger of Glenmoore, Pa. visited Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane in the U.T.I. Junior Dragster division, besting CJ Ketterer of Sellersville, Pa. Rothenberger claimed the victory after Ketterer broke out on his final round run.

Other Maple Grove Winners:

Junior Street: Hunter Zajac defeated Jake Karol.

Trophy: Dana Loffredo defeated Zac Bugay.

Pro Dial: Bryan Kershner defeated Todd Thoman.

Northeast Index Racer Series / 8.50 Index: Mike Kost defeated Gary Rosse.

Northeast Index Racer Series / 10.00 Index: Brian Correll defeated Michael Copenhaver.

Northeast Index Racer Series / 11.50 Index: Matt Ricchezza defeated Josh Hillard.

New Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed
The Mopar brand unveiled the next-generation Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a factory-prepped package car specifically geared for drag racing. The vehicle, revealed at the FCA US LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds, is built on the Dodge Challenger platform and will come with the option of either the brand’s first ever offering of a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI® engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine.

The new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is designed for passionate Sportsman racers who compete in nationally sanctioned drag racing series, such as the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The new generation Drag Pak combines the latest in Sportsman racing technology, a host of upgrades and improvements from the previous generation Drag Pak and unique heritage design cues.

Under a factory hood is the supercharged 354 HEMI engine, with a cast-iron block, forged steel crankshaft, Mopar spec camshaft and a custom performance engine calibration. The 354 nomenclature pays homage to the heritage of the early Gen 1 HEMI engines, which originally displaced 354 cubic inches.

The naturally aspirated 426 Race HEMI engine is built off of a Mopar aluminum block with pressed-in steel liners and aluminum cylinder heads. Like the supercharged engine, the 426 HEMI also includes a custom engine calibration. The new Drag Pak features a race-prepped automatic transmission, upgraded from the previous generation vehicle, for both the 354 and 426 engine options.

The vehicle’s front suspension sports a unique Mopar K-Member and suspension geometry, with double adjustable compression and rebound struts. At the back of the car is a four-link rear suspension with Panhard bar, Strange Engineering 4-inch solid axle with 9-inch aluminum third member, 40 spline gun drilled axles, shocks with adjustable compression and rebound and an anti-roll bar. The rear axle mounting has been strengthened from the previous generation Drag Pak to help the car launch faster and harder.

Each engine version carries a unique graphic identification package. The supercharged hot rod displays a Mopar Blue stripe and a “354 Supercharged” graphic insignia, while the naturally aspirated (N/A) Drag Pak sports a horizontal black stripe along its side with a 426 HEMI engine graphic identification.

The new Drag Pak includes the Dodge Challenger front and rear fascia trim and a redesigned full roll cage fabricated to NHRA specifications. The inside of the cockpit reflects the Dodge Challenger interior, but with the addition of a Mopar gauge pack, driver and passenger lightweight racing seats, along with a safety net and a five-point harness.

The Mopar Drag Pak is equipped with 15-inch front and rear lightweight wheels displaying the unique Mopar logo. Mounted on those wheels will be Hoosier drag radials with front tires that measure 28 inches in diameter by 4.5 inches wide, and rear tires that are 30 inches in diameter by 9 inches wide. The car will also feature slotted front and rear brake rotors, with race-specific calipers and master cylinder.

The vehicle also includes a more user-friendly hood, hinged at the rear to make between rounds under hood maintenance an easier task. Another small but essential detail that racers will appreciate is the addition of integrated trailer tie-down loops on the front and rear of the new Drag Pak.

The Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak will be open for ordering through authorized Dodge dealerships beginning July 23 as the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals kickoff with the Mopar Block Party in downtown Golden, Colorado. The MSRP for the naturally aspirated 426 version of the Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is a “cubic inch appropriate” $99,426, with the 354 supercharged race car available for $109,354 MSRP. For ordering information on the new Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, visit www.mopar.com/mopar-drag-pak.

Carlisle Chryslers at South Mountain Raceway on Friday, July 10
The original Friday Night Carlisle Chryslers @ South Mountain Raceway in Boiling Springs PA is back with a twist. Friday is Chrysler vs. the World in Super ET, Pro, Street DOT and Trophy. Chryslers vs.the World with an additional entry of $20 for the chance at the World money. Guaranteed $1,000 for the winner, $500 for Runner -Up. How it works: the winner of each class (four from Chrysler, four from The World) will face off for the $1,000 Win, $500 Runner up. The Chrysler winners and World winners will draw cards to see who races who.

Four classes each for Chrysler and The World: Super Pro - Entry $55, Payout Winner $600/Runner Up $375 / Pro - Entry $45, Payout Winner $500/Runner Up $300 / Street DOT 7.35 slower - Entry $35, Payout Winner $380/Runner up $240 / Trophy - Entry $30.

Overnight Camping for racers. Thursday gates open @ 10:00 am (no hook ups). Friday Gates open 8:00 am. Tech 11:00 am. No starting of unmuffled cars before 1:00 pm. 3:00 PM Time Runs. 6:00 PM Eliminations. Eliminator Payout based on 64 car minimum.

Time and Heads-Up Grudge runs after each session. $30 If time permits there will be a third time run. For more information visit www.southmountainraceway.com.

Mid Atlantic .90 Association at Cecil County Dragway July 11th - 12th

The Mid Atlantic .90 Series fires back up for its mid-Summer stretch beginning at Cecil County Dragway on July 11th & 12th. A jam packed weekend of racing is on tap for .90 Racers. This event will feature Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street on both days and on Saturday evening the 2nd annual Autometer / ATI Top 8 Shootout will be featured for those drivers who are already qualified.

Everyone is welcomed to come race with us and we welcome members and non-members. Early points leaders Keith Mayers (MASSA), George Stack (MASGA) and Kevin Scholl (MASCA) will enter as the current point leaders but, expect stiff competition from the rest of the Mid Atlantic .90 Association members along with some Cecil County locals who are coming to defend their home turf.

Since 1993 Cecil County has played host to the annual Uncle Buck Pig Roast that was originally started by Ronnie "Uncle Buck" Harple for the MASGA group. Even after Harple's passing in 2012 the Donhauser and Friends have put together a spread that is second-to-none and is enjoyed by all.

For those wishing to get in and set-up early gates will be open beginning at 5pm on Friday the 10th (weather permitting). There will be a test & tune starting at 6pm till 10:30pm. Gates will then re-open at 8am on both Saturday and Sunday with racing beginning at 9am on Saturday.

We will be with the All-AMC Day on Saturday the 11th and Cecil County bracket programs on Sunday. On Sunday Junior Dragsters will start at 9am and regular racing should start around 11am.

For more info e-mail Rob Keister: rekeister@aol.com.

Dave Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Dom Balducci In Flames at Atco Dragway

Thanks 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)

A Dragtime News Featured Photo: Frank Affronti vs. Lee Zane at The Summernationals

From 1st Round of Comp Eliminator the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park is this shot of Lee Zane in the C/SR roadster giving chase to the B/EA of Frank Affronti. (photo by Bob Beucler)

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SuperBucks In The Hills at Numidia Dragway
Numidia, PA - Attention racers! Mark your calendars now for Labor Day Weekend. The “Home Of The Guaranteed Payout”, Numidia Dragway presents its 4th Annual SuperBucks In The Hills, September 4 – 6, 2015.

Friday and Sunday each has a $5K race for Electronics and a $3K race for Footbrake. Saturday has two $5Ks: one for Door Cars and one for Dragsters. At the end there’ll be a Door vs. Dragster King of the Hill runoff for another $2,500.

The $5K races pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600 Semis, $300 5th Round, $200 4th Round, $150 3rd Round and $75 2nd Round Win. Entry is $150; buybacks are $90.

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

ET breaks for electronics are 6.50 – 11.99; ET breaks for footbrake is 8.50 – 15.99. All races are quarter-mile. Two drivers may share a car; one driver may enter two different cars. One driver cannot enter the same car twice in the same class.

Gates will be open all day on Thursday, September 3 for parking. Gates open 10:00 am on Friday, with time runs starting at 11:00 am. Gates open at 9:00 am on Saturday with time runs at 10:00 am; gates open 8:00 am Sunday with a time run at 10:00 am. Visit www.NumidiaDragway.com for more info.

Heads-up in Montgomery, AL!
Heads-up in Montgomery, AL! If you’re in the vicinity of Montgomery Raceway Park and love grudge racing, then get there on Saturday, June 27, 2015 for the War Of The Worlds 2: The Dirty South Outlaws vs. The New No Limit. There’ll be $100,000 worth of all-out grudge racing on the line.

There’ll also be 6.0 and 7.0 Index racing. 6.0 Index pays $1,200 with a 10-car minimum; $50 entry. 7.0 Index pays $1,000 with a 10-car minimum; $40 entry.

Gates open at 3:00 pm. For more information visit www.montgomeryracewaypark.com.

Git ‘R Done at Mt. Park Dragway’s Hillbilly Showdown
Clay City, KY - OK, all you bracket racing hillbillies! Get to Mt. Park Dragway for the Hillbilly Showdown on Friday – Sunday, July 3rd – 5th, 2015.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday each has a $5K Top ET race for box. Payout is $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $300 Semis, $200 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Enter a single day for $100, enter two days for $180 or enter all three days for $260. Buybacks are $50.
Each day also features a $1,500 Mod race for no box. Payout is $1,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $150 Semis, $75 Quarters and $35 Eighths. One day entry is $65, two day is $120 or three day is $160. Buybacks are $30.

Saturday has a 64-Car Duel that pays $10,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up, $750 Semis, $250 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Entry is $250. There’ll also be a 32-Car Duel that pays $2,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $300 Semis, $150 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Entry is $150.

Gates open Thursday, July 2nd for early parking from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Gates open Friday at 10:00 am, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am. Visit www.mpdragway.com for more info.

Quick Series Shootout at Cordova International Raceway
The 2015 Quick Series Shootout at Cordova International Raceway will qualify the quickest 8 Top Sportsman and the quickest 8 Top Dragsters. Each class will vie for $600 Win and $150 Runner-Up. The winner of each will face each other in a shootout race that pays an additional $500. Entry is $100. Non-Qualifiers get entry back less Test n Tune fee. Shootout dates are June 27, July 11, August 28 & 29.

The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Year-End Points Fund pays: 1st Place - $1,000 and a Dyno Day Session at West Racing Heads in Geneseo, IL; 2nd Place - $600; 3rd Place - $500; 4th Place - $400 and 5th Place - $300. For information, visit www.racecir.com.

Sponsor News: ATI to Award Nearly $2,000 to DSE Racers in 2015
ATI Performance Products and the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series will again be working together in 2015 to help bring competitive, fun and rewarding bracket racing to tracks in southern Ontario by awarding close to $2,000 in prizes to top points racers in the series.

Returning for their third season with the Canada-based racing series, ATI will be awarding $1,000 in Product Certificates for points competitors in Super Pro, Modified Eliminator, and Quick 16 . As a bonus ATI will hand out a $995 certificate towards the purchase of a new ATI torque converter to the racer in either Modified, Super Pro or Quick 16 that finishes with the most points and is currently not an ATI torque converter owner.

Racers can compete for the year-end prizes by joining the Sportsman Racing Series Points program, which costs $80 for Super Pro, Modified, or Super Bike/Sled, $130 for Quick 16 ($30 Discount for those who also join Super Pro Points), $40 for Street and $30 for Jr Dragster. Co-Drivers are permitted in all classes.

The next event in the DSE Sportsman Racing Series is the inagural Southern Ontario Nationals at Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park featuring the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment “King of the Track”. For more information on the series please visit www.SportsmanRacingSeries.ca.

Glory Days Nostalgia Drags at Maple Grove Raceway

Mohnton, PA - A blast from the past returns to Maple Grove Raceway as the Glory Days Nostalgia Drags comes to the track on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The event, a throwback to drag racing's wild early days, includes drag racing, a car show and the summer flea market.

Four alcohol-burning Nostalgia Funny Cars are featured during the event: Total Insanity, Fireball Monza, Bits & Pieces and Screamin Eagle. The Nostalgia Funny Cars will be joined by five nostalgia drag racing organizations: 422 All Stars, East Coast Gassers, Back Seat Drivers, North East Timing Organization (NETO) and Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Drag Racing Association (MANDRA). The "Jungle Jim" Liberman tribute car, a replica of the late legend's 1970 Camaro funny car, will be on display on the midway. Nostalgia E.T. bracket racing (no cars newer than 1989) will also take place. Gates for Glory Days open at 8 a.m.

For more information visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.


Wrap-Up: June 20 E.T. Bracket Racing at Maple Grove Raceway

Paul Werner can be called a creature of habit, because he has a habit of visiting Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane at Maple Grove Raceway. Werner, of Sinking Spring, Pa., took first place in P.C. Richard and Son Street Eliminator on Saturday, June 20, 2015 during the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail No. 6. It was his second win of the season in Street, and he did it when his competition, Lee Ann Ormsbee, fouled at the start of the final round of eliminations. Werner also has a win this year in Cicccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator.

The Gold Rush Super Pro Eliminator was won on Saturday by Shayne Beck (Narvon, Pa.). Beck defeated Dennis Helman (Norristown, Pa.). Beck's reaction time at the start of .004 seconds helped propel him to the win, besting Helman who had a .018 reaction time.

Paul Thimm, Jr. (Mohnton, Pa.) was also a repeat winner on Saturday, as he ran his '27 Ford Roadster to the victory in Ciccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator class for the second straight week. Thimm won the final round when Mike Tomaszewski of Reading, Pa. broke out in his '68 Barracuda.

Taking the final green light in Reading Standard Motorsports Top Bike was Kyle Gockley of Mohnton, Pa. Gockley, who defeated Austin Youndt of Stevens, Pa. in the final round on a double break out.

Three Races in Two Days at South Georgia Motorsports Park
Valdosta, GA - ET bracket racers at South Georgia Motorsports Park will have three chances in two days to take home the money. Saturday, June 27 will have two races for Box, No Box and Street ET; Sunday June 28 will have one race in each class.

Box (1/8-mile) pays $1,400 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $100 Quarters. Entry per race is $60; buybacks are $30. No Box (1/8-mile) pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $125 Semis and $50 Quarters. Entry per race is $50; buybacks are $25. Street ET (1/4-mile) pays $100 Win, $50 Runner-Up and $10 Semis. Entry per race is $25; buybacks are $10.

Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am. Visit www.GoRaceSGMP.com for more info.

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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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For 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 is unwavering.

COMP Cams employs the aftermarket’s largest and most highly trained engineering staff, and its technicians provide a wealth of knowledge unrivaled in the performance aftermarket.

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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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Mark Williams Enterprises Stroud Safety Auto Meter Products

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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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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Founded 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 that is unmatched in the instrumentation marketplace, 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 DL tachometer, Auto Meter Street & Race Dash and SPEK-Pro Gauges.

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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.

From The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: Troy Moyle in the Hart's Texaco Flathead Ford

Thanks to Drag Racer Magazine for submitting this great photo of Troy Moyle in the wheelstanding Hart's Texaco flathead Ford. I always like sharing what Drag Racer sends in because the photography is first-rate.

Drag Racer Magazine is available at better bookstores and magazines stands or you can subscribe HERE. (Drag Racer Magazine photos: Doug Adama / James Drew / Lou Hart / Pete Ward)

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