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/ MASGA / MASSA Announce 2014 Schedules
to the NHRA Divisional / Open schedule being released earlier
than usual, the Mid Atlantic Super Comp, Super Gas
& Super Street Associations have announced schedules
again all three series will kick the off the season at South
Jersey's Atco Dragway on April 26th & 27th. This race
is the weekend before the P.C. Richard & Son Open on
May 2nd to 4th. Next stop will be Maple Grove Raceway in
Reading, PA on May 17th & 18th for the Sportsman Circuit
Showdown. This will also be the weekend before the NHRA
Lucas Oil Event at the Grove and a great practice race for
those wishing to test & tune. The third and fourth stops
will be the newest dates at Cecil County Dragway who will
host the series on June 28th & 29th and then on August
9th & 10th. The August date is the weekend before the
NHRA Lucas Oil Event. The final race of the season will
be once again at Atco Dragway for the annual
Season Finale on September 27 & 28th. This
will also be a great warm-up
for those heading to Maple
Grove the following weekend for the
/ MASGA / MASSA pack some of the best .90 racing on the
East coast and gives racers an added alternative to the
NHRA / IHRA events on their off weekends. MASCA / MASGA
/ MASSA counts 6 out of your best 10 races towards the championship
and all races are run on a Saturday / Sunday basis so racers
don't have to take extra days off from work. Everyone gets
two time runs in the morning and then run off a NHRA Sportsman
Ladder with the higher qualified car getting lane choice
for first round only. If you want info on MASGA (Super Gas)
please email Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For MASCA (Super Comp) & MASSA (Super Street) please
e-mail Rob at Rekeister@aol.com.
News: Get Lucky at PRI with S&W Race Cars
City, PA – December 5, 2013 – S&W Race Cars
has announced their 2013 PRI Show Giveaways. All PRI Show
attendees can enter to win a $100.00 S&W Gift Certificate
on each show day. The lucky winners will be announced by
S&W’s President and 2000 IHRA World Funny Car
Champ, Scott Weney, at the end of each
has been building for racing legends Since 1959,”
said Scott. “We look forward to visiting with many
past, present and future champions while in Indianapolis.”
to win, visit S&W’s booth #3410~ 3412, and place
your business card in the conspicuous Fishbowl. Winners
need not be present to win. For info about S&W Race
Cars, visit www.swracecars.com.
Annual Hangover Nationals at Montgomery MotorSports Park
MotorSports Park presents their 13th Annual
Hangover Nationals on Saturday and Sunday, December
28th – 29th, 2013. Classes include Super Pro, 6.00
index, 7.00 index and No Box.
Pro pays $5,000 Win, $750 Runner-Up, $300 Semis, $150 Quarters
and $75 Eighths, based on 75 entries. Each day entry is
$100; 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $50.
pays $2,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up and $100 Semis, based on
20 entries. Each day entry is $100. 7.00 pays $1,000 Win,
$150 Runner-Up and $50 Semis, based on 20 entries. Each
day entry is $50.
pays $1,500 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters,
based on 35 entries. Each day entry is $50; 1st or 2nd Round
buybacks are $30.
open Friday at 4:00 pm for parking. Gates open Saturday
at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:00 am. Gates open Sunday
at 9:00 am with a run for the money at 10:30 am. For more
information visit www.MMPDragRacing.com.
News: ATI's New Super Pulley for High Horsepower Supercharged
Performance Products introduces its new Super
Pulley for large displacement superchargers and
high horsepower race engines! The new Super Pulley (Part
# 916216) accommodates the customer's bolt on pulley as
small as 50 teeth by 8mm HTD. ATI's Superior Sprag Technology
releases the blower whenever it is spinning faster than
engine RPM – virtually eliminating belt failures.
Also look for more boost between shifts, as the blower will
not pull down as fast as the engine RPM during the gear
pulley assembly also reduces supercharger wear by not allowing
the gear drive to mesh in the opposite direction when spinning
down. Click HERE
to see a video of the Super Pulley in action.
more information visit ATI at www.atiracing.com.
Dixon To Sign Autographs at Prolong Booth at PRI 2013
to those attending the 2013 Performance Racing Industry
show in Indianapolis: three-time National Hot Rod Association
Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon will sign
autographs in the Prolong Super Lubricants
booth (#2432) on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to noon
and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PRI attendees are encouraged
to stop by to learn more about the Prolong product line
and receive a complimentary hero card autographed by Dixon.
In addition to winning three NHRA Full Throttle World Championships,
Dixon has racked up 62 national event victories, 51 top
qualifying spots, 46 low elapsed time runs and 33 top speed
Prolong sponsored Larry Dixon Racing throughout the 2013
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Dixon uses Prolong's
Nitro Racing Oil, Engine Treatment, Super Heavy Duty Oil
Stabilizer and Waterless Wash & Shine. To learn more
about Prolong, visit www.Prolong.com.
News On Location: NHRA Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove
Raceway / October 2013
were on location at the NHRA Auto Plus Nationals
at Maple Grove Raceway held Thursday
- Sunday, October 3rd - 6th, 2013. Classes were Stock, Super
Stock, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Pro
Stock Motorcycle, Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel.
at the track Friday and were given starting line photo access
thanks to NHRA. As a result, I got some really incredible,
up-close imagery of Friday's qualifying action. We went
back for a full day on Saturday and for most of Sunday.
IV is now up: CLICK
HERE to go to Part IV or start at the beginning HERE.
Full Power Challenge Season Finale at SIR
Payton’s “Ol Red” had been a
regular fixture at each of the DRAGCAR Season II visits
to Southwestern International Raceway throughout the year,
just not in the staging lanes. Tom had apparently been working
out some bugs in the Test n’ Tune lanes during our
previous Tucson visits, but Corvettes are as much American
drag cars as baseball is America’s pastime and we
wanted to see this exquisite ‘Vette in the DRAGCAR
lanes from our very first visit. Well, we finally got our
wish, and what a showing Tom made with this pretty little
‘57 in standout fashion.
hammered out a fine .016 light against Jeff Sefranek in
the 2nd Round which added up to a full tenth of a second
hole-shot, and then rubbed salt in as he caught the angry
sounding Mustang running a tenth off index at half-track
to easily maintain a full car length lead across the finish
line for the sure win with a 10.909 on his 10.85 DragSport
round was a show of nearly all heads-up drag races as Matt
Hawk took the round win with a mean hole-shot and an 11.979
on a 12.05 adjusted index over Bob Thurston’s 11.986
on a12.00 adjusted index while Tom Payton went straight
heads-up against Dale Schroeder and came out on top with
another hole-shot 10.840 to a 10.829 victory as both racers
were running on 10.85 adjusted indexes. The third pairing
of the round had Mike Gonnell in his Nova paired with Daryl
Amans’ third generation Camaro but Mike’s march
ended abruptly when his electrical reserve failed to provide
the needed power to get the engine started for his call
to the lanes and Daryl was awarded the competition single.
the final round, Matt’s chances looked fairly slim
but he was actually only at a mathematical performance disadvantage
of .052 seconds so a strong hole-shot would pull off a win.
Matt started off the race strong with a nice .027 swing
at the tree in the hopes that he could overcome his performance
deficit but Tom’s .005 light in conjunction with his
10.823 on a 10.80 earned him the spot in the winner’s
circle. Tom’s 5 round reaction time average was an
impressive .0206 and a racer like that is going to be a
threat to anybody, even of the Hawks’ stature. It
could easily be argued that this final round of DRAGCAR’s
Season II series was between two of Arizona’s, if
not the country’s, toughest racers.
reveled in the realization that he just captured the extra
special $750.00 guaranteed winner’s check but in addition
to that and his EconoDrag Exterminator trophy, he also pulled
in the Kenny Speed’s Tire and Performance Center’s
Best Reaction Time $50.00 Award with his .005 final round
reaction time performance for a cool and even $800.00 total
prize take-home. For more information about the American
DRAGCAR series, visit www.usdragcar.com.
QuickSilver and MegaShifter for '68-'69 Camaro
B&M Console QuickSilver Shifter for 1968-1969
Camaro (Automatic TH-350 & 400) is a top of the line
ratchet-action shifter that provides performance without
a trigger. It’s cable operated for easy installation
and precise shifting. (will also work on all GM Transmissions
200 through 700). Features: High performance ratchet action.
* Reverse lockout feature meets NHRA and IHRA requirements.*
Includes neutral safety switch, backup light switch, lighted
gear indicator,cable, plastic chrome knob, cable & all
required mounting hardware. * Chrome Plated Bezel that adds
style to the center console.* Limited Lifetime Warranty.
B&M MegaShifter is designed to fit
the console of a 1968-1969 Chevrolet Camaro. It features
full ratchet action performance, a lighted gear position
indicator, chrome stick & trigger assembly, and a satin
aluminum B&M T-handle. To aid in the performance of
your new MegaShifter, a five (5) foot precision B&M
shift cable is included with this kit. Along with the cable,
all of the mounting hardware (bracket, lever, screws, nuts,
etc.) for automatic transmission TH-350 / TH-400 (will also
work on all GM Transmissions 200 through 700). Features:
High performance ratchet action.* Reverse lockout feature
meets NHRA and IHRA requirements.* Includes neutral safety
switch, backup light switch, lighted gear indicator &
polished aluminum T-Handle & cable. * Chrome Plated
Bezel that adds style to the center console.* Limited Lifetime
Warranty. Part# 81035
707-544-4761 or visit www.bmracing.com
for additional information.
Grove Raceway to Host NHRA Auto-Plus Nationals Through 2019
Pa. – NHRA has extended its contract with Maple Grove
Raceway to host the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals for an additional
five years. That means The Grove will continue to showcase
the Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers and Pro Stock
Motorcycles of the NHRA Mello Yello Series through the 2019
season. The ’14 event, the event’s 30th year at
The Grove, will be held Oct. 2-5 as part of the Countdown
to the Championship.
“Because of the great fans and racers who have supported
the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals and Maple Grove Raceway over
the years we are able to bring this event back to Maple Grove
Raceway for another five years,” said MGR vice president/general
manager Lex Dudas. “We have had a great partnership
with NHRA for the past 30 years of the Nationals and we are
looking forward to many more.” While Maple Grove has
been affiliated with NHRA since the 1960s, the first Nationals
was held here in 1985.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Maple
Grove Raceway, a track that has been a fan favorite on the
NHRA Mello Yello Series circuit for 30 years,” said
NHRA president Tom Compton. “With a reputation for producing
great racing action and national record performances, Maple
Grove Raceway continues to be a great partner in helping to
grow the sport of NHRA Drag Racing in the Eastern Pennsylvania
Maple Grove’s event is considered one of the fastest
in all of motorsports. Four of the eight current NHRA National
Records have been set at Maple Grove in the past two years.
Bob Beucler / The Dragtime News)
A Dragtime News Featured Photo: Marco Abruzzi at Englishtown
back to the 2013 NHRA Summernationals with this shot of
Marco Abruzzi in the near lane Camaro
and Paul Bochon over there in the '57
during 2nd qualifying session of Top Sportsman on Friday,
May 31st. Abruzzi would go on to win the event with a
great .014 / dead-on with a zero pass in the final. (photo
by Bob Beucler)
Photo sponsored by
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News: Gen5 Camaro Brake Kit and Lightweight Hub from Mark
Williams Enterprises now has a high quality front
brake kit available for the Generation 5 Camaro. Our kit features
Slot-Drive(tm) disc attachment system manufactured from rust
resistant stainless steel. This design allows components to
thermally expand and contract without creating warping stress
common in other systems. This precision kit features heat-treated
light weight alloy rotors. Optional lightening holes reduce
rotating weight and create a fresh friction surface on the
brake pads ensuring optimal stopping surfaces. All brackets
and bushings are made from top grade aircraft aluminum alloy
and feature a gold finish. The MW brake kit maintains the
original track width to preserve the original steering geometry.
Our kit features four piston MW calipers with internal porting.
Caliper design features an extra strong 7/16” bridge
bolt, far superior to calipers with 3/8 fasteners. When combined
with the Lightweight Front Hub kit the total weight savings
is very exciting. Part
Number 75530 Gen 5 Gen 5 Front Disc Brake Kit.
from Mark Williams is this super light Gen 5 Camaro Front
Hub for the COPO cars. This is a direct replacement for
the heavy and high drag OEM unit bearing hub. Designed for
maximum weight savings and reduction of drag, this unit
features triple low drag bearings, an aircraft aluminum
housing, and a lightened, heat treated aircraft alloy hub.
The rotating torque is 75% less than the OEM assemblies.
Our alloy steel hub is shot peened and nickel plated for
rust prevention and features extensive internal tulip form
for maximum weight reduction. A weight savings of 6 pounds
per vehicle is obtained. This is a perfect match to the
MW front brake kit, combining maximum weight reduction with
the stopping ability required for Drag Race applications.
The unit includes ½”-20 wheel studs on a 4-3/4"
bolt circle. For drag race applications only. Part
Number 75538 Gen 5 Hub assembly (pair).
At Sundown Returns To Route 66 Raceway in 2014
Ill., Nov. 27, 2013 – The Four Seasons Heating &
Air Conditioning Burndown at Sundown!, part of the NHRA
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series weekend, returns to Route 66
Raceway on Saturday, June 7, for a night of fire-breathing
jet cars and high-speed action.
In its fourth year, the Burndown at Sundown! and Lucas Oil
Drag Racing Series offer a wide array of racing over three
days with the show ramping up on Saturday with some of the
fastest and most powerful cars Route 66 Raceway has to offer.
In addition to every ticket being a pit pass, there will
also be a driver autograph session on Saturday night to
give fans complete access to the Burndown at Sundown!
“In many ways the Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
Burndown at Sundown! kicks off our season on the Route 66
Raceway drag strip. This is the first real opportunity for
our fans to see injected nitro dragsters and top alcohol
funny cars blaze down the track, and our signature jet car
finale will have everyone on the edge of their seat as they
attempt to hit speeds of 300 mph,” said Scott Paddock,
Route 66 Raceway president. “We will also have a few
new surprises for fans in attendance, making our fourth
Burndown at Sundown! the best one yet.”
Also taking place over the three day event weekend, June
6-8, is the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series – a
regional touring series featuring nearly 500 of drag racing’s
elite. From Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars to wheel
standing Super Stocks, the 10 categories of premier sportsman
competition truly offer something for each and every fan.
2014 NHRA schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway is as follows:
June 6 - 8 Burndown at Sundown! & NHRA Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series; June 26 - 29 O’Reilly Auto Parts Route
66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries The
complete Route 66 Raceway Dragstrip and Dirt Oval 2014 schedule
of events will be announced at a later date. For more information
on Route 66 Raceway stay connected on Twitter and Facebook
or by visiting www.Route66Raceway.com.
News On Location: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Englishtown
/ September 2013
were on location at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series at Old Bridge Township Raceway
Park held Friday - Sunday, September
6th - 8th, 2013. Classes were Stock, Super Stock, Super
Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Top
Sportsman and Top Dragster.
at the track Friday after they were done sending cars down
the track. We went back for a full day on Saturday.
III is now up: CLICK
HERE to go to Part III. or start at the beginning with
Corvette’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive
in the West Chester area of Pennsylvania are presenting the
9th Annual Christmas Toy Drive Saturday,
December 7th, 2013 from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm (rain or shine)
at County Corvette, 315 Westtown Road, West Chester,
include a car show of Corvettes, hot rods, street rods and
drag cars. Meet the legendary "Jungle Pam"
Hardy for pictures & autographs. Pictures with
Ronald McDonald and Santa Claus 10:00 - 12:00. Enjoy hot
chocolate, desserts and Carrabbas! Join the raffle - sign
the Cash Donation Banner. Performing live will be nationally
acclaimed acapella & doo wop group "Mid Life Crisis."
an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl. If you can’t attend
in person and still want to help a good cause, you may send
donations to County Corvette; visit www.countycorvette.com
for more information. There’s also an Ebay auction
of items from the NHRA Auto-Plus Nationals held this past
October at Maple Grove Raceway; the items are available
for donation. See the items and bid on them HERE.
benefit Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia.
News: Powermaster Introduces New Catalog
Performance in West Chicago, Illinois, has introduced
their all new, full color, catalog with over 380 new parts.
With an extensive product line, from daily driver and OE
restorations to mud racers and pro mods, Powermaster's new
136 page catalog covers more starters and alternators than
anyone else in the performance industry. Also included is
detailed selection information for Powermaster's own Powergen
- part alternator, part generator, all innovation.
Powermaster now offers more alternator finishes than ever
before with the introduction of the all new Satin Finish
alternators. A throw back to the custom car culture of the
'50's and '60's, the Powermaster Satin Finish alternators
offer a low key custom touch to any tricked out ride.
Selecting the right part and the right look is now easier
than ever thanks to Powermaster! Check out www.powermasterperformance.com.
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by clicking on the cover at right.
News On Location: NHRA Division 1 Bracket Finals / September
were on location at the NHRA Division 1 Bracket
Finals at Numidia Dragway held
Wednesday - Sunday, September 18th - 21st, 2013.
Classes were Super Pro, Pro ET, Street and Bikes/Sleds.
racing in Pro ET as an alternate for team Raceway Park.
I arrived Wednesday just in time to come down with a head
and chest cold which knocked me out. As a result, I didn't
spend a lot of time shooting photos. Thanks to my friends
Steve and Arlene Russell for their hospitality at the track
which helped me feel better, and to Arlene for supplying
the photos that she shot at the event.
II is now up: CLICK
HERE to go to Part II, or start
at the beginning HERE.
will return to Maple Grove in 2014
Pa. – The American Drag Racing League,
the premiere eighth-mile racing series in the country, will
be coming back to Maple Grove Raceway on May 2-3, 2014. The
Northeast Drags III will be run at The Grove after an absence
of one year, and will again feature a Friday-Saturday format.
There will be two qualifying sessions on Friday and a third
Saturday morning with eliminations starting that afternoon.
Sunday will be reserved as a raindate.
The ADRL’s 10th season will kick off April 3-6 at Rockingham,
N.C. with Maple Grove as the tour’s second stop. There
will be a total of eight events in ’14.
Several big events have already been booked for The Grove’s
’14 schedule, including the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series (May 22-25), Mega Mopar Action Series (June 21), Super
Chevy Show (July 11-13), Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals (July
26-27), Fun Ford Weekend (Sept. 13), Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals
(Oct. 2-5) and the NHRA Pennsylvania Dutch Classic (Oct. 9-12).
For more information, visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.
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Club Raceway, taken at the 2011 Hot Rod Reunion. I always
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