News & Events
Mid Atlantic .90 Association Kicks Off 2015 Season at Atco Dragway on May 2 & 3
The Mid Atlantic .90 Association gets its 2015 season underway Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3 at Atco Dragway in Atco, NJ. The series will once again consist of 10 races on 5 weekends ranging from tracks including Atco Dragway, Maple Grove Raceway and Cecil County Dragway. As always the series will consist of the three Super classes: Super Comp (8.90), Super Gas (9.90) and Super Street (10.90).

The Atco race is the 2nd Annual Spring Kick-Off. After taking a weekend off for Mother's Day the series then travels to Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA for the 6th Annual Sportsman Circuit Shootout. This will be a great warm-up for those attending the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove the following weekend. After a two month break the series gets back into action at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, MD for the 22nd Annual Uncle Buck Memorial "Pig Roast" on July 11th & 12th.

On July 25th & 26th the series goes back to Atco for events # 7 & 8. Just like at Maple Grove this will be a great test and tune weekend for those who are planning on attending the Lucas Oil event at Atco the following weekend. The series will then close out the 2015 season back at Cecil County on August 29th & 30th for the Annual Season Finale & Championship Weekend.

In other Mid Atlantic .90 Associaition news, VP Racing Fuels in association with Road Runner Racing Fuels out of Mohnton, Pa have signed an agreement to become the title right sponsor of the Mid Atlantic .90 Association for the 2015 season. With this agreement of a title right sponsor this will allow the series to have guaranteed payouts for the complete 2015 season. President Rob Keister said "This series has been growing over the years and I feel this is a huge step for us to take that next step into the future." The Mid Atlantic .90 Association is a series that runs mostly on the Northeast and features the classes of Super Comp / Quick Rod (8.90), Super Gas / Super Rod (9.90) & Super Street / Hot Rod (10.90). They run at tracks such as Atco Dragway, Maple Grove Raceway & Cecil County Dragway.

For information on all three series please contact Rob Keister at Rekeister@aol.com. Info for all three series can be found at www.midatlantic90.com.

SteveHayWard.ca to Title Sponsor DSE's Summer Nationals

The Canadian-based DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series’ 4th Annual Summer Nationals (Toronto Motorsports Park, July 25 – 26, 2015) will once again see SteveHayward.ca and Real Mortgage Associates title sponsoring the third event in the DSE Series, which will also play host to two major NHRA events in 2015; the NHRA National Dragster Challenge and the Jr Drag Racing League Challenge.

The first event in the 2015 season for DSE Sportsman Racing Series competitors will be the 4th Annual Lowdown Hot Rods Season Opener, which takes place June 6 - 7 at Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park. The DSE Sportsman Racing Series boasts a (to date) $17,000 year-end points fund, and features a points structure where racers claim their best 8 out of 10 poin’s races during the season.

For more information on the Series and its Marketing Partners, please visit www.SportsmanRacingSeries.ca.

The 2015 Spring Fling at Thunder Valley
Bristol, TN - Racers, one of the biggest, baddest bracket races of the entire 2015 season in the entire country is just a few short weeks away. It’s the K&N 5-Day Spring Fling, and it’s coming to Thunder Valley, Bristol Dragway Tuesday – Sunday, May 12 -17, 2015.

This mega-money race features a $15K and three $20Ks! The $15K is on Wednesday and pays $15,000 Win, $3,500 Runner-Up, $1,200 Semis, $600 6th Round Win, $450 5th Round Win, $300 4th Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Entry is $175.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday each feature a $20K race that pays $20,000 Win, $5,000 Runner-Up, $2,000 Semis, $800 6th Round Win, $600 5th Round Win, $400 4th Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Enter any single $20K for $250, or take advantage of the 3-Day Special: $650 gets you into all three $20Ks. 1st Round buybacks are $150. Buybacks are not guaranteed to happen; they are only if time permits.

All racing is in 1,000 feet. A car can only go down the track once per round; no sharing cars, no double-entering the same car, but one driver may drive two different cars.

Gates open Tuesday at 11:00 am for parking and tech. Gates open Wednesday at 7:00 am with a time run session at 8:30 am. Gates open Thursday at 7:00 am with a time run session at 8:00 am. Gates open Friday at 7:00 am with a time run session (time permitting) at 8:15 am. Gates open Sunday at 8:00 am.

For more information, visit www.BracketRaces.com.

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Mountain Folk at Maryland International Raceway
Budds Creek, MD - The two-day Mountain Motor Nationals are coming up May 8-9, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway. Classes include supercharged, turbocharged and nitrous Pro Mods, stock-bodied, no wheelie bars Outlaw Drag Radial, X275 and Ultra Street.

The Mountain Motor Nationals also includes twin $5K races for Top ET that pay $5,000 Win, $2,000 Runner-Up and $750 Semis. The purse on this race also includes round money at $100 per round starting with 2nd round winners. Entry fee is $126 and buybacks are $80.

Gates open Friday at 3:00 pm; Top ET time trials start at 4:00 pm and eliminations start at 6:30 pm. Gates open Saturday at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. Eliminations start at 1:30 pm. For more information visit www.racemdir.com.

Super Chevy at Southwestern International Raceway
Tucson, AZ - The Super Chevy Show is returning to Southwestern International Raceway (SWIR) for the first time in over a decade on May 2 - 3, 2015. The prestigious two-day event will feature drag racing, a car show, swap meet, midway, an old-school display of nitro power funny cars, two jet cars and a free Revell Make N' Take activity for kids.

SWIR is the third stop on the 12-event series tour across the country and is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts; offering something for everyone. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country and is open to Chevy-bodied or powered cars, including all GM brands.

Bracket racing action will feature high-powered excitement with Super Pro/Box and Pro/No Box classes running on both days and also a street class, which requires DOT tires and mufflers. Also, participants and fans can shop the manufacturers' midway for the best in new Chevy aftermarket performance parts or the swap meet for those hard-to-find restoration pieces.

Drag Race Entry Fee
Weekend: Box/No Box $100.00 Car & Driver
Sun. Only: Box/No Box $100.00 Car & Driver
Weekend: Street ET $50.00 Car & Driver
Sun. Only: Street ET $25.00 Car & Driver

Buy Backs
Box/No Box - 1st round buy back $40.00
Street ET -1st round buy back $10.00

Drag Race Purse Payouts - BOX (Sunday)
$1000.00 1st - Box
$400.00 2nd - Box
$150.00 Semi's based on 16+ Cars
$ 75.00 1Z4 based on 20+ Cars

Drag Race Purse Payouts - NO BOX (Sunday)
$1000.00 1st - Box
$400.00 2nd - Box
$150.00 Semi's based on 16+ Cars
$ 75.00 1Z4 based on 20+ Cars

Drag Race Purse Payouts - STREET (Sunday)
1st Trophy
2nd Trophy

Saturday, May 2 and Sunday May 3 - Gates Open 9 a.m., Time Trials and Car Show Judging begin at 10 a.m., Gamblers Eliminations 1 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.RaceSWIR.com.

Wrap-Up: IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals
The annual IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals concluded on Sunday, April 25th 2015 at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. Pro category winners included Florida’s Jimmy Keen (Pro Mod), Mike McIntire Jr. (Nitro Funny Car), John Montecalvo (Pro Stock), defending Nitro Harley champion Jay Turner and Marisha Falk (Jet Dragster).

Keen, of Parish, Florida, defeated Dina Parise in the first round Pro Mod eliminations, then topped Bill Lutz in the semi-final to face Bradenton Nitro Jam winner Isaias Rojas. Rojas’ 2006 Cobalt suffered mechanical failure at the starting line and Keen singled for the win.

John Montecalvo dispatched Kevin Bealko and Trevor Eman in order to face Matt Bertsch in the Pro Stock final. Montecalvo posted a slightly better reaction time and reached the finish line first at just over 222 miles per hour. Montecalvo traveled back to New York State after winning the Bradenton Nitro Jam to tend to his paving business and then flew to West Palm Beach for this weekend’s contest.

Jay Turner, IHRA’s 2014 Nitro Harley champion, defeated Bradenton bike winner Randal Andras in the first round. He took on Alvin Kobernusz in the semi-final and took out fellow North Carolinian Tracy Kile in the final round.

Marisha Falk scored her first Jet Dragster victory of the 2015 campaign over a five-car field.

PRO MOD - final round
Winner: Jimmy Keen (Parrish, Florida) 1963 Corvette .071 6.330 sec./166.37 mph
Runner-up: Isaias Rojas (San Juan, Puerto Rico) 2006 Cobalt broke

PRO STOCK - final round
Winner: John Montecalvo (Center Moriches, New York) 2014 Camaro .038 6.317 sec./222.91 mph
Runner-up: Matt Bertsch (Tecumseh, Michigan) 2007 Mustang .043 6.366 sec./220.30 mph

NITRO HARLEY - final round
Winner: Jay Turner (Julian, North Carolina) .059 6.926 201.07 mph
Runner-up: Tracy Kile (Asheville, North Carolina) .082 8.128 sec./200.53 mph

JET DRAGSTER - final round
Winner: Marisha Falk (Port Orange, Florida) .158 5.862 sec./272.61 mph
Runner-up: Elaine Larsen (West Melbourne, Florida) -.031 (foul) 5.876 sec./273.77 mph

NITRO FUNNY CAR - final round
Winner: Mike McIntire Jr. (Mentor, Ohio) 1970 Camaro “McAttack” .085 5.940 sec./108.33 mph
Runner-up: Mike Smith (Boynton Beach, Florida) 1975 Vega “Jungle Jim” .132 12.672 sec./64.57 mph

Sponsor News: New Chrome Moly 4-Link Tube Upgrade Kits from S&W Race Cars
Spring City, PA – S&W Race Cars has announced the release of their new chrome moly 4-Link upgrade kits. Like all S&W race parts, they have been successfully field tested and approved for action. Designed as both a direct-fit upgrade for most S&W 4-Link kits that come standard with 1” diam. tubing, or as an upgrade for *any 4-Link kit. The Upgrade kits are offered in three configurations; Single welded pieces, Welded sets of four or as Unwelded sets of four. The upper chrome moly tubes measure 1-1/4" X 17-1/2" long with .095”wall. The lower chrome moly tubes measure 1-3/8" X 17-1/2" long with .095”wall. Each tube features a ¾”-16 right hand tube end and a ¾”-16 left hand tube end. Custom lengths available upon request. *additional fee may apply on custom lengths. This is a USA manufactured product.

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Spring Civil Wars at The Rock
Rockingham, NC - The Roush Yates Spring Civil Wars hits Rockingham Dragway May 1st – 3rd, 2015 for a weekend of outlaw racing action. Classes include Outlaw True Street Drags (new for 2015). This class will race on the ¼ mile using a .500 Pro tree. Cars must have true DOT street tires (10.5 max width), tags and mufflers. Win light only (no times will be shown). $500 Winner Take All + the winner gets a trophy. Single day entry is $25, or enter both days for $40. Also new for 2015 is the 4.70 Outlaw Top Sportsman class.

There’ll also be Pro Tree Doorslammers ($1,500 Win on Saturday, $1,000 Win on Sunday), Footbrake ($1,500 Win on Saturday, $2,000 Win on Sunday), Open Comp ($1,000 Win on both Saturday and Sunday), 5.30, 6.0 and 7.0 Index on Saturday and 6.0 / 7.0 Combo Index on Sunday (Sunday payout is $1,000 Win based on 32 cars).

For more info visit www.rockinghamdragway.com.

Wrap-Up: Sportsman Results From IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals

Final round results from the IHRA Summit Racing Pro-Am Tour sportsman categories at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL (including Driver, Hometown, Vehicle, Reaction Time, Dial-In, Elapsed Time And Top Speed):

Good Vibrations Top Sportsman
Winner: John Taylor (Naples, Florida) "1999 Haas Pro Stock" .006, 4.88, 4.929 @ 140.16
Runner-up: Bill Powell (Stuart, Florida) 2010 Cobalt .067, 4.83, 4.840 @ 143.03

Good Vibrations Top Dragster
Winner: Tim Butler (Sarasota, Florida) 2012 American .015, 4.90, 4.919 @ 139.23
Runner-up: Claude Debonis (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) 2008 Worthy .016, 4.70, 4.719 @ 143.42

Super Stock
Winner: Mark Nowicki (Holmes Beach, Florida) 1998 Avenger .035, 6.03, 6.017 @ 109.26
Runner-up: Jeff Adkinson (Damascus, Georgia) 2000 Firebird .032, 6.51, 6.483 @ 105.82

Winner: Kenneth Anderson (Lake Worth, Florida) Camaro .041, 8.00, 8.004 @ 83.31
Runner-up: Fred Rowntree (Parrish, Florida) 1968 Camaro -.132 (foul), 6.66, 6.673 @ 100.14

Quick Rod
Winner: John Brannen (Dunedin, Floida) 2010 Phamtom .005, 5.70, 5.726 @ 133.96
Runner-up: Mark Miles (Flintstone, Georgia) 2011 Mullis .028, 5.70, 5.682 @ 133.23

Super Rod
Winner: Carl Watts (Alabaster, Alabama) 1989 Cavalier .022, 6.40, 6.426 @ 122.23
Runner-up: Michael Ruff (Orlando, Florida) 1967 Camaro .016, 6.40, 6.450 @ 117.69

Hot Rod (Publisher's note: look at the numbers on this one!)
Winner: Keith Bowers (Palm Bay, Florida) 1967 Barracuda .010, 7.00, 7.041 @ 111.11
Runner-up: Mike Desio (Seminole, Florida) 1967 Nova .010, 7.00, 7.047 @ 109.91

No Box
Winner: Tim Butler (Sarasota, Florida) Camaro .016, 6.14, 6.160 @ 110.21
Runner-up: Max Nuebler III (Sarasota, Florida) .071, 8.66, 8.668 @ 79.29

Top ET
Winner: James Bunner Jr. (Bushnell, Florida) 1981 Camaro .006, 6.69, 6.703 @ 101.84
Runner-up: Joe Davide (Seminole, Florida) Dragster .15, 4.83, 4.818 @ 143.26

11.50 Index (adjusted for the 1/8th mile)
Winner: Gerry Vizzo (Land O' Lakes, Florida) 1967 Chevy II .116, 7.25, 7.287 @ 87.95
Runner-up: Paul Vizzo (Land O' Lakes, Florida) 1966 Chevy II .100, 7.25, 7.433 @ 89.83

Dave Milcarek's Photo Flashback: The Trojan Horse Mustang Funny Car

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)

Around The Dial: May 2015
  • ALABAMA: Montgomery Raceway Park: Saturday May 2: Mayday; Saturday May 9: Nolimit and Dirty South Outlaws; Sunday, May 24: Edmund Hall Season Opener.
  • ARIZONA: Southwestern International Raceway: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: Super Chevy; Saturday May 16: ET bracket racing
  • FLORIDA: Auto Plus Raceway: Saturday May 2: ET bracket racing; Saturday May 23: ET bracket racing; Friday May 29: Midnight Madness. Palm Beach International Raceway: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: Pro Mod Showdown; Saturday May 9: ET bracket racing.
  • ILLINOIS: Cordova International Raceway: Sunday May 3: Battle of the High Schools; Saturday May 9: ET bracket racing; Friday-Saturday, May 29-30: IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals, IHRA Pro-Am event.
  • KENTUCKY: I-64 Motorplex: Saturday, Saturday, May 2: Gravity Falls Charity Armdrop; Friday - Saturday, May 8-9: ET bracket racing, Boggs Memorial. Mt. Park Dragway: Saturday, May 2: ET bracket racing; Friday-Sunday, May 22-24: Memorial Classic.
  • MICHIGAN: Milan Dragway: Sunday May 3: ET bracket racing; Sunday May 17: ET bracket racing; Saturday May 23: Super Saturday.
  • MISSISSIPPI: Gulfport Dragway: Saturday, May 9: Double Hitter; Friday-Monday, May 22-25: Motorcycle Memorial Day Blowout.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: New England Dragway: Sunday May 3: ET bracket racing; Saturday May 9: ET bracket racing; Friday-Saturday, May 15-16: NHRA National Open; Sunday May 24: Northeast Nostalgia Classic; Satuday-Sunday, May 30-31: ET bracket racing.
  • NEW JERSEY: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: Sport Compact Spring Nationals; Sunday, May 17: ET bracket racing, Ford Show & Go, Supercar Shootout; Sunday May 31: National Dragster Challenge.
  • NEW YORK: Lebanon Valley Dragway: Saturday, May 2: NENDRA, Supercar Shootout; Saturday May 9: NETO; Saturday May 24: Hemmings Muscle Car Show & Drags. Skyview Drags: Saturday May 9: Opening Day, ET bracket racing.
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Farmington Dragway: Friday-Sunday, May 1-3: IHRA Pro-Am; Saturday, May 9: Mopar Race & Show; Saturday, May 23: Quick 8 Pro Modse and Stick Shift Nationals. Rockingham Dragway: Friday-Sunday, May 1-3: Spring Civil Wars, Fun Ford Series; Friday-Monday, May 22-25: Big John Memorial Bracket Race; Friday-Sunday, May 29-31: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series..
  • PENNSYLVANIA: Maple Grove Raceway: Saturday, May 9: ET bracket racing; Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17: ET bracket racing, Mid Atlantic .90 Series; Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag racing Series; Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31: East Coast Stock/Super Stock. Numidia Dragway: Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3: ET bracket racing; Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17: Gambler's Race, NETO, grudge racing; Saturday-Monday, May 23-25: Memorial Weekend Money Races. South Mountain: Sunday May 3: Super Pro Shootout; Sunday May 10: Mother's Day Race (ladies free entry); Sunday May 17: Import vs. Domestics, ET bracket racing.
  • QUEBEC: Luskville Dragway: Saturday, May 16: Malcolm Carpentry "Two-Four" Weekend, Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street Cars, & Jr Dragsters; Sunday May 17, Mulligan Sunday, Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street Cars, & Jr Dragsters; Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31: Canadian Armed Forces Weekend, Super Pro, Semi Pro, Street Cars, & Jr Dragsters.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA: Carolina Dragway: Saturday, May 9: 5K G-Body Street Car Shootout; Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31: Team Carolina Points Race. Greer Dragway: Saturday, May 2: Southeast Gassers; Saturday, May 9: ET bracket racing.
  • TENNESSEE: Memphis International Raceway: Friday - Sunday, May 1-3: IHRA Pro-Am Tour; Saturday, May 16: ET bracket racing; Friday, May 29: Midnight Madness.
  • TEXAS: Little River Dragway: Saturday, May 9: Central Texas Buick Nationals; Saturday, May 16: Ironman Classic; Saturday, May 23: Rumble at the River; Sunday, May 24: Motorcycle Mayhem Bike Series.
  • VIRGINIA: Elk Creek Dragway: Saturday, May 9: ET bracket racing; Saturday, May 16: ET bracket racing; Friday, May 29: Extreme Outlaw 28 x 10.5; Saturday, May 30: Stick Shift Championship Series, 5.90 & 6.90 Heads-Up, ET bracket racing.
  • WISCONSIN: Great Lakes Dragaway: Saturday, May 16: Nitrous Street Car Brawl; Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24: Memorial Day Classics; Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31: ET bracket racing.

Visit The Track Info page for more information about these tracks. Attn. track owners / managers: want your track and events listed? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com.

A Dragtime News Featured Photo: Spencer Massey at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

Going back to the 2014 NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown, NJ and this striking shot of Spencer Massey during Friday's 2nd qualifying. (photo by Bob Beucler)

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Twin Top ET $5Ks at Maryland International’s Mountain Motor Nationals
Budds Creek, MD - Attention Top ET drivers, mark your calendars for the Mountain Motor Nationals on Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway. This event will feature a $5,000-To-Win Top ET Gambler's Race each day; Runner-Up pays $2,000 and Semis pays $750. The purse on this race also includes round money at $100 per round starting with 2nd round winners. Entry fee is $126 and buybacks are $80.

Gates open Friday at 3:00 pm; Top ET time trials start at 4:00 pm and eliminations start at 6:30 pm. Gates open Saturday at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am. Eliminations start at 1:30 pm. Visit www.RaceMDIR.com for more information.

Make “The List” at New England Dragway

Epping, NH - New for 2015 at New England Dragway will be “The List” for the fastest street-legal cars in the track’s Wednesday Street Night program.

“The List” will be the 10 fastest street legal cars to race at Wednesday Street Nights. There will be no score boards and no time slips, just a win light only. 1/8th mile, Instant Green tree, heads up, grudge race. First to the finish line wins.

Cars / trucks must be legally registered, inspected and driven to the track; no trailered cars. If you haven’t made the list once it’s been established and you want your shot at getting your name on it, you can call out #10 and work your way up. You can only call out the next position above you. If there is more than one challenger on the same night for #10 spot, there will be race off between challengers to determine who gets a shot at #10.

For more information about any of the New England Dragway events, visit www.newenglanddragway.com.

Western New York Super Rod Ass'n Announces 2015 Schedule
The Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association (WNYSRA), which is entering its second season and showcases some of the best sportsman drag racing competition in the Northeast, has announced its schedule for the 2015 racing season.

As in 2014, the WNYSRA schedule will be comprised of eight races; six at Empire Dragway in Leicester, NY, and two at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. The season opener on the last weekend in May will feature a double-event at Empire Dragway, while Toronto Motorsports Park will host a double-event on Labor Day weekend, with the winner of the race on Saturday, September 5th being awarded a prestigious NHRA “Wally”. Phil Harnden, co-founder of the WNYSRA stated, “Jason (Oldfield) and I are very proud to announce the Western New York Super Rod Association schedule for the 2015 season. We had a very successful inaugural season, but we are going to build off of that to have an even better 2015. We think everyone will be excited about the addition of our second double race weekend.” The 2015 schedule for the Western New York Super Rod Association is:

- May 30 - 31: Empire Dragway
- June 13: Empire Dragway
- July 18: Empire Dragway
- August 15: Empire Dragway
- September 5 – 6 (Labor Day Weekend): Toronto Motorsports Park
- October 3: Empire Dragway

The Tread City Tire / Western New York Super Rod Association was founded to provide an outlet for some of the best heads-up, Pro-tree competitors in western New York, southern Ontario, and northwestern Pennsylvania to compete in one of the longest running sportsman drag racing categories, IHRA's Super Rod or NHRA's Super Gas. For more information, visit the WNYSRA website at www.wnysra.com.

Sponsor News: Top Dragster Compact Cooling System from Meziere Enterprises
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Wrap-Up: American DRAGCAR at Wild Horse Pass, April 4th, 2015
Chandler, AZ - American DRAGCAR returned to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for Easter weekend with race #2 of the AZ Differential Specialists Central State Championship Series on Saturday April 4th.

With 25 entries laddered up in DragSport Eliminator, the Fast Five consisted of Geanine Ballard with her blown ’67 Camaro in the #1 slot with a 9.133 while Mark Ballard had to settle for 2nd with the 9.160 from his blown ’58 Delray wagon. Number 3 was taken by Gary Navis in his gorgeous ’67 Camaro with a 10.011 and Willie Wray in his ‘69 Camaro clamped onto 4th with his 10.014 blast. Ron Shelly rounded out the 5 in his ’74 Vega with his 10.067 effort. (continued here)

Sponsor News: Mark Williams' Catalog Available for Download
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Montgomery Raceway Park Reschedules NHRA Division 2 LODRS
The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event originally scheduled for April 17-19, 2015 at Montgomery Raceway Park has been re-scheduled to June 5-7, 2015.

Track owner Dave Elsberry and General Manager Jim Howard worked long and hard at getting Montgomery Raceway Park ready to host the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series tour. However, after receiving several inches of rain in the days prior to the event and with an unfavorable weather forecast, it was in the best interest of the racers to be proactive and reschedule.

In light of the schedule change, the 2015 JEGS Allstars points will now end at Rockingham Dragway on May 29-31. The 2016 JEGS Allstars points chase will begin its new season at Mongtomery Raceway Park’s new date of June 5-7.

The schedule for the Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series classes originally scheduled to attend the Montgomery event is being reviewed now. However with ProFuel Harley already scheduled to compete at the Joliet race that same weekend, they will not be a part of the Montgomery re-scheduled event.

North East Timing Organization Announces 2015 Schedule
For you nostalgia drag racers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, the North East Timing Organization has announced its 2015 schedule:
  • Island Dragway April 26
  • Lebanon Valley Dragway May 9
  • Numidia Dragway May 16 & 17
  • Atco Dragway May 30
  • Cecil County Dragway June 13
  • Maple Grove Raceway June 27
  • Beaver Springs July 11 & 12
  • Old Bridge Township Raceway Park July 26
  • Island Dragway August 2
  • Lebanon Valley Dragway August 15 & 16
  • Island Dragway September 13
  • Lebanon Valley Dragway September 26 & 27
  • Atco Dragway October 3
  • Island Dragway October 18

NETO is for 1979 and older cars, front engine dragsters, funny cars, altereds, gassers, super stocks and stockers and races in two eliminators: Nostalgia for 10.00 and slower, any dial-in, .500 full tree and Competition for 9.75 and faster dial in .25 second increments, handicapped .400 Pro tree. For more info visit www.neto-nostalgia.com.

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IDBL Spring Nationals at Maryland Int’l Raceway
The International Drag Bike League presents the 18th Annual Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway on Friday – Sunday, April 24-26, 2015.

The event will feature Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Vance & Hines 4.60 index, FBR Shop 5.60 Index, Carpenter Racing Crazy 8s, Trac King Clutches Top Sportsman, Shinko Tires Pro E.T., Brock's Performance Street E.T., and Eastside Performance Grudge. There’ll also be a huge vendor midway full of motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories.

Pro Street entry fee is $200, Real Street entry fee is $150, 4.60 Index entry fee is $150, 5.60 Index entry fee is $75, Crazy 8's racer entry fee is $50, Pro E.T. racer entry fee is 1-day $70 or 2-day $120, Street E.T. entry fee is 1-day $50 or 2-day $80, Grudge entry fee is $50 per day.

On Friday the gates open at 9:00 am with an Early Bird Test Session from 10am-5pm for $100 per bike. Friday evening there will be Test & Tune from 6:30pm - 11pm for $25 per bike. Gates open Saturday at 8:00 am. Top Sportsman, Pro ET, Street ET, Crazy 8s, and 5.60 Index will start qualifying at 9am. 4.60 Index, Pro Street, Real Street, and Grudge will run at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Pro E.T. and Street E.T. eliminations will start on Saturday at 2pm. On Sunday the gates open at 8:00 am, and the church service will start at 8:30am. Top Sportsman, Pro E.T., Street E.T., Crazy 8's, and 5.60 Index will get one time run at 9am so be sure to arrive early. Eliminations for pro classes will start at 11:30am, and 12noon for sportsman classes.

Visit www.RaceMDIR.com for more information.

Sponsor Spotlight: Meziere Enterprises
Meziere Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that specializes in cooling systems & accessories, flexplates & accessories, starters & accessories and chassis components & accessories.

For 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.

Product development is a top priority for Meziere Enterprises. The company’s line of cooling system products currently includes such items as electric high flow water pumps, cooling system accessories, thermostat necks, recovery tanks, expansion tanks and radiators. Their line of True Billet flexplates are the very best quality and are now available for a wide variety of domestic engine and transmission applications. Meziere also offers manufacturing of special flexplates. Starters include the True Start starters, and the company is rapidly developing a variety of starter applications as well.

For more information, visit Meziere Enterprises at www.Meziere.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: AED Competition
AED Competition was founded with one basic premise in mind - the manufacturing of high quality components at reasonable prices. The company manufactures performance and competition CNC-machined carburetors and also carries an extensive fuel system parts line-up that is second-to-none along with support and service capabilities to match.

AED's background includes over three decades of research, design and development of high performance components. They have one of the most high tech research facilities in the country including their computer controlled wef flow bench which is capable of flowing any throttle bore seperatly or combination of throttle bores to provide CFM, air-fuel ratio, test pressure, pounds of fuel and air, and corrected data as related to RPM range.

AED features in-house CNC machining centers, flowbenches, total induction benches, engine dyno, and chassis dyno.

For more information visit www.aedperformance.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: ATI Performance Products

ATI Performance Products is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for over 50 years. 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.

ATI manufactures its own SFI cases for the Power Glide and TH400 and offers many different bell housings and options to fit what you race. ATI 8" and 9" torque converters are made from 100% new parts, no old cores here. ATI’s Super Damper is the industry leading damper and is used exclusively in NASCAR, NHRA Pro-Stock, and by every quality engine builder in the world.

In the transmission department, you can find plenty of models to choose from. Based on the weight & horsepower of your combination, ATI can spec you a transmission and converter combination to guide you to the winner’s circle no matter what your combination is. Whether its aluminum drums, Vasco shafts or trick trans brake valve bodies, ATI makes the parts to put in anything from a basic foot brake Glide for your bracket car, to an all-out Outlaw TH400 Lock Up for your Pro-mod. ATI has the parts and the knowledge to build you a reliable transmission to fit your specific needs. They also supply a wide variety of torque converters; each one specifically made to order. ATI offers everything from light weight 8” units for NHRA Stock class racing all the way up to 10.5” Outlaw Lock UP converters for 3000+HP door cars. They even offer a line of StreetMaster Converters for your hot rod or street car.

When it comes to a harmonic balancer the ATI Super Damper has the best design on the market, period! The design is simply the best piece available and provides the most protection you can get for your engine. After spending a significant amount of your hard earned money on a new power plant, an ATI Super Damper is the best insurance policy you could purchase to protect that new investment. A damper plays such an important role in both absorbing harmonics and preventing torsional twist of the crank shaft. With the best technology readily available, why would you want to risk your investment on anything else? Plus, the ATI damper is completely rebuild-able and every individual part is available separately and service is easy. Only ATI offers a damper that will last the entire life of your engine and then some.

For more information, visit www.ATIRacing.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: COMP Cams
For more than 35 years, COMP Cams has prided itself on serving 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. Combine the best people with the best resources available in the fields of development, testing and manufacturing, and you have the recipe that makes COMP Cams the absolute leader in valve train technology.

COMP Cams camshafts are the backbone of its lineup and drag racing cams are available in both flat tappet and solid roller configurations for applications ranging from sportsman to Pro classes. Other valve train components by COMP include valve springs that feature revolutionary design, including Elite Drag Race and Dual Conical options, a variety of rocker arms and durable pushrod selections, as well as lifters designed for everything from street/strip to all-out, hardcore racing performance.

For more information about COMP Cams visit www.compcams.com or call 1.800.999.0853.

Sponsor Spotlight: Powermaster Performance
Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators, located in West Chicago, IL 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! Powermaster is proud to work with racers to develop starters and alternators that suit specific needs. One example is their Ultra Torque High Speed starter, designed for alcohol or magneto engines. The Ultra Torque High Speed spins up to 25% faster with 200ft lbs of torque for engines up to 15:1 compression.

For more information visit powermastermotorsports.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: Mark Williams Enterprises
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. During this time Williams began to manufacture various components to compliment his chassis.

In the late 1970s, sensing a need in the marketplace, Mark Williams came out with the industry’s first guaranteed axle, the “Hi-Torque.” All “Hi-Torque” and budget-minded “MasterLine” axles are individually made to the customer’s requirements. Having the shaft taper from the bearing seat to the spline is a key factor in an axle’s ductility and overall reliability.

In a quest to build the lightest and strongest driveshafts, MW developed the patented Accu-bonding process. This process is used to manufacture aluminum and carbon fiber driveshafts. Now, MW has the most comprehensive driveshaft testing and manufacturing capabilities in the industry. MW also developed a sophisticated computer-controlled torsional testing device that can exert loads up to 15,000 foot pounds torque in measured cycles. Data accumulated from extensive testing has helped SFI establish the specifications that are the cornerstone of the 43.1 Specs program.

Recognizing the shortcomings of steel housings, MW developed the first modular housing to accommodate the popular 9” Ford components. The most important feature of MW modular housings is that everything is CNC machined to exacting tolerances, which makes for optimum alignment of axles, bearings, gears, etc. for maximum efficiency.

The company is also known for its premium grade disc brakes. Kits feature a one-piece aluminum hub/brake hat. The innovative Slot-Drive™ system, used to attach the rotor to the hat or hub, reduces the weight of the rotor while directing heat way from the hub bearings – eliminating warpage. M-W rotors are double disc ground to ensure that both sides are absolutely parallel.

For more information about Mark Williams Enterprises, visit www.MarkWilliams.com.

Sponsor Spotlight: Stroud Safety
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.

Located in Oklahoma City, the 24,000 square foot facility includes a 4,000 square foot show room. The production area is equipped with a wide range of industrial sewing machines, state-of-the-art digital cutting table, and fire bottle/suppression system assembly area. Efficient production and inventory control expedites the customer ordering experience with daily shipment of products. Customers may order direct from the factory or from U.S. and international dealers.

Contact Stroud Safety at 405-632-2022 for information and tech support, 800-554-4648 for orders, and products@stroudsafety.com. More product information available at www.stroudsafety.com and www.facebook.com/stroudsafety.

Sponsor Spotlight: Auto Meter Products
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. In addition to the more commonly known Auto Meter High Performance division, they are also one of the largest builders of battery and electrical system test equipment. 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.

Dedenbear STSK Throttle Stop - The Dedenbear STS System combines the consistency of an electric stop with the tunability of an air stop. The STS can open and close the blades 8 separate times during a run, all at different speeds and different angles. Starting line control is also included for the ultimate in launch consistency. Every adjustment can easily be accomplished right from the driver's seat, including stop RPM.

Auto Meter Ultimate DL tachometer - The Ultimate DL includes a high accuracy, competition-grade air core meter movement capable of achieving 0 to 10,000 RPM in 333 milliseconds. I t features new and improved ARMS (automatic recording memory start) system for worry free driver operation, a 4 stage shift light control, advanced LED backlighting for improved visibility, reduced electrical system draw, and resistance to vibration and tire shake. Engine and driveshaft RPM records at 100 samples per second with up to 60 seconds of available memory. Driver can play back data right on the tach itself, or easily download it to award winning DataPro analysis software, the same software found on professional STACK Motorsports data acquisition systems. Onboard tri-axis accelerometer to provide advanced data about vehicle acceleration and launch, working intelligently with DataPro software to pin point not only when, but where particular events occurred on the track. Backed by contingency in NHRA, IHRA, NMCA, and NMRA, a 1 year competition warranty, and Auto Meter's customer service and race support team

Auto Meter Street & Race Dash - Full Sweep, Stepper Motor meter movement and includes user programmable warning function, integrated programmable warning light and LCD message display for temperatures, pressures, and battery voltage, external plugs provided for shift and warning light activation, and a robust professional wiring harness pre-terminated with mil spec and MSS connectors for ease of installation. Operates on most 1-16 cylinder engines with 12V electronic ignitions. The Street & Race Dash is water, dust/dirt, shock, and vibration proof! and is fully sealed to IP67 standard. Multiple pre-programmed display layers allow you to track different combinations of vehicle parameters at the push of a button. Transflective LCD Backlit display provides guaranteed visibility in bright sunlight and complete darkness. Playback Recording mode provides up to 2 hours (or 15 runs) of continual dash sensor input data to be saved to memory for later review and analysis.

SPEK-Pro Gauges - features include plug & play wire harness for easy installation, 7 color user-selectable background illumination, adjustable illumination brightness settings for day and night, independent dimming for dial and pointer, peak recall, and 280-degree brushless stepper motor movement with illuminated pointer. The patented lighting delivers one of the largest viewable displays ever assembled on a 2 1/16 inch gauge.

For more information about the Auto Meter family of products, visit www.autometer.com.

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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