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Fall Gambler’s Races at Englishtown
The season in the Northeast might be winding down, but Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will be going strong through November with a series of Sunday Gambler’s Races.

Bracket 1 is for Super Pro (electronics) dialing 7.00 – 12.99. $2,000 Win guaranteed based on 64 cars. $80 entry, $40 buybacks (no buybacks on 10/26), double-entries permitted.

Bracket 2 is for Pro ET (no electronics) dialing 9.00 – 17.99. $1,000 Win guaranteed; payout will increase if more than 40 cars. Deep staging honored, no two-steps / throttle stops / transbrakes / delay boxes.

The dates are October 26, November 9, November 16 and November 23. Gates open at 9:00 am. Visit www.racewaypark.com for more info.


Halloweird at Cordova Dragway Park
Things get weird at Cordova Dragway Park on Saturday October 25, 2014 with Halloweird. There’ll be a test & tune for $25, a Trophy race for $30, and a Gambler’s Race for $20 additional. The Gambler’s Race will be a single Box / No Box combo. There’s also a Jr. Dragster Trophy race for $20.

In addition to the racing, there’s a costume contest for all ages (racers welcomed, too) and trick or treats for the kids (so racers, please bring wrapped treats).

Gates Open 10:00 am, racing starts at 11:00 am. Visit www.CordovaDrag.com for more info.


The Million at Montgomery MotorSports Park
The Million comes to Montgomery MotorSports Park in Montgomery, AL for October 23-26, 2014.

The event features three $20Ks and a $100K. The $20Ks are Thursday, Friday and Sunday; each 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. Entry is $225 per day, or enter all three days for $650. 1st round buybacks are $150.

Saturday is the $100K that pays $100,000 Win, $50,000 Runner-Up, $10,000 Semis, $5,000 Quarters, and $1,000 Round starting with 4th Round Win. Entry is $2,000, 1st round buybacks are $500. At 126 cars or more, the purse to the Win increases. At 551 or more entries, it’s $1,000,000. Wow!

Gates open each day at 8:00 am. Visit www.TheMillionOnline.com for more info.


Carolina PowerFest 2 at Rockingham Dragway

It’s a big weekend of big-money racing at The Rock. Rockingham Dragway hosts Carolina Powerfest 2 on Friday – Sunday, October 24 – 26, 2014.

The big races are for Top ET and Footbrake. Each class features the same entry and payout on all three days: $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $400 Semis, $200 Quarters, $100 Eighths and $50 Sixteenths, all based on 125 car minimum. Entry fee is $100 per day, or enter all three days for $200. 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $50.

On Sunday there’ll be a Pro Tree Dial-In race that pays $1,500 Win, $300 Runner-Up and $50 Semis. Entry is $50. Make three qualifying runs on Saturday, 1st Round is on Sunday. Your dial will be the best average ET. .500 Pro tree.

Gates open 8:00 am on Friday and Saturday; gates open 9:00 am on Sunday. Visit www.RockinghamDragway.com for info.


$1,000 Win Super Pro and Pro ET at SGMP

Adel, GA - South Georgia Motorsports Park has something for every racer on Saturday & Sunday October 25 & 26, with eliminators for Super Pro, Pro ET, Street ET and Jr. Dragster.

Super Pro and Pro ET each pay $1,000 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Eighths. Entry is $50. Street ET pays $200 Win and $100 Runner-Up. Entry is $30. Jr. Dragster pays $100 Win Advanced and Intermediate, Trophy for Novice. Entry is $25.

Gates open at 9:00 am Saturday with time runs at 10:00 am. Gates open at 8:00 am on Sunday with time runs at 9:00 am. For more information visit www.RaceSGMP.com.


Grassroots Motorsports Challenge at Auto Plus Raceway

Who says going fast takes a load of cash? Not the staff of Grassroots Motorsports. For more than a dozen years, the magazine has been hosting their $2,000 Challenge. The basic premise is simple: teams buy, build and prepare a car without spending more than the budget cap, which is always equal to the year of the competition. For this year, teams are limited to $2,014. The level of craftsmanship at the annual event is impressive and the cars have been quick, posting quarter mile times in the 10-second range in cars built for just two grand.

This year’s Grassroots Motorsports $2014 Challenge takes place at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Florida, home of the NHRA Gatornationals, October 24-25, 2014. The rules have been heavily revised and simplified for this year, putting the focus on the thrill of cool cars rather than the minutiae of rules hawking.

There’s no charge to spectate, roam the paddock, or spend the weekend in the bleachers. Visit Auto Plus Raceway at www.AutoPlusRaceway.com.


Around The Dial: Friday - Sunday, October 24th - 26th, 2014
  • ALABAMA: Montgomery Raceway Park: Millions Dollar Drag Race (Thur-Sat).
  • ARIZONA: Southwestern International Raceway: Saturday Drags / King of the Track (Sat).
  • FLORIDA: Auto Plus Raceway: Grassroots Motorsports (Fri-Sat).
  • GEORGIA: South Georgia Motorsports Park: test & tune (Fri), Jr. National Dragster Challenge (Sat-Sun).
  • ILLINOIS: Cordova Dragway Park: Halloweird XIX (Sat).
  • KENTUCKY: I-64 Motorplex: Monster Bash, NOP Outlaw Race, Jr Event (Fri-Sun). Mt. Park Dragway: Frantic Friday (Fri), All Stars Points Shootout (Sat)
  • MICHIGAN: Milan Dragway: Harleys at the Dragway (Sat), ET bracket racing (Sun).
  • MISSISSIPPI: Gulfport Dragway: call.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: New England Dragway: Street Night (Fri), Jr Dragster Annual Halloween Race, test & tune, CMDR (Sat), Jr Dragster Annual Halloween Race, test & tune (Sun).
  • NEW JERSEY: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park: 11th Annual Mitsubishi & EVO vs Subaru & WRX-STI Day (Sat), Electronics and Footbrake Gambler's Races (Sun).
  • NEW YORK: ESTA Safety Park: test & tune (Sun). Lebanon Valley Dragway: test & tune (Sat-Sun). Skyview Drags: closed for the winter.
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Farmington Dragway: Jr. Dragster Shootout (Fri-Sun). Rockingham Dragway: Carolina PowerFest 2 (Fri-Sun).
  • PENNSYLVANIA: Maple Grove Raceway: swap met (Sat), Race 4 Ronald's House (Sun). Numidia Dragway: closed for the winter. Quarter Aces / South Mountain: closed for the winter.
  • QUEBEC: Luskville Dragway: closed for the winter.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA: Carolina Dragway: Grudge & Gambler's (Sun). Greer Dragway: ET bracket racing, Halloween costume contest (Sat).
  • TEXAS: Little River Dragway: test & tune, Mopar Shootout (Fri), Night of Fire (Sat).
  • VIRGINIA: Elk Creek Dragway: closed for the winter.
  • WISCONSIN: Great Lakes Dragaway: Grudge & fun racing (Fri-Sun).

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.


Dragtime News On Location
2014 NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway

We were on location at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA on Friday - Sunday, October 3rd - 5th, 2014. I am always appreciative of the hospitality shown to me by the NHRA, granting Friday starting line access. As a result I was able to get some very good shots of not only the Pros, but many of the Sportsman cars as well. I think you'll be pleased with the coverage, especially the amount of it that spotlights the Sportsman classes.

Due to the volume of photos, we'll be presenting this in four parts, so as always please be patient and stick with it. Subscribe to the email list (upper-right of this page) and be alerted to when new items are published.

Part II is now up HERE, or start at the beginning with Part I HERE.


2014 NHRA Division 1 Bracket Finals at US-13 Dragway

We were on location at the NHRA Division 1 Bracket Finals at US-13 Dragway in Delmar, DE on Wednesday - Saturday, September 17th - 20th, 2014. I was doing double-duty, racing the Dodge in Pro ET where I qualified as an alternate for Team Raceway Park. I spent a lot of time shooting from all around the track: starting line, pits, staging lanes, finish line. As usual, we tend to go heavier than most on the early rounds so that we get as many cars as possible.

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) and be alerted to when new items are published.

The coverage begins HERE.


2014 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Englishtown

We were on location at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park on Saturday - Sunday, September 6th - 7th, 2014. Classes were Stock, Super Stock, Super Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Pro Stock Sled. Typical of our coverage, we tend to go heavier than most on the early rounds so that we get as many cars as possible. 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 four parts, so be patient and stick with it. Subscribe to the email list (upper-right of this page) and be alerted to when new items are published.

The coverage begins HERE.


Dragtime News On Location main page.


Tech, Tests & Installs
Alternator & Charging Basics

I had an electrical fire in the Dodge earlier this season. For those of you who’ve never had an electrical fire, it’s pretty scary. The Dodge was in my shop and I had just put my new motor in it. I had just started it up and had it running, getting some heat into it. I had my back to the car as I was getting my timing light ready. All of a sudden it just shut off, but I could hear the fan still running.

I turned around and saw plumes of thick, acrid smoke billowing from the trunk, which thankfully had been open. I ran to the back of the car and found the alternator wire in flames...

Continued here...


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Bracket Racing 101
Racing Into Fall
This is a reprint of my Bracket Racing 101 column from the November 2011 issue of Drag Racer Magazine (click HERE to subscribe). Now that we're into the Autumn months it seemed like a good time to run it here...
Bracket racing constantly changes from season to season. Cars and drivers perform differently in Summer and Fall. Now that we’re getting into the Autumn months, let’s take a look at some of the ways to adjust for racing in the Fall.

Continued here...


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Product News Readers' Rides
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The LSR™ Series from COMP Cams® is a lineup of hydraulic roller camshafts featuring the most advanced lobe designs for all popular GM LS engine (single & three-bolt) applications. Designed specifically for radical street performance and all-out racing applications, these aggressive profiles take full advantage of today's newer and better-flowing aftermarket cathedral and rectangular port LS cylinder heads.

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  Mark Waterman, of W Suffield CT owns this big yet surprisingly quick 1937 Chevy Coupe. The car is raced around New England at nostalgia events.

Weighing in at 3,200 lbs. and adorned in Patriot Red Pearl paint, the Chevy is powered by a 12:1 BBC by Billy The Kid at Performance Engines Inc. It features a Dart block, Callies crank, Oliver rods, Diamond pistons, Brodix heads, an Edelbrock intake ported by Wilson, an 1150 Holley Dominator carb, Reher-Morrison proprietary grind cam by Erson, MSD ignition and custom headers by Tubular Automotive in Rockland MA.

The drivetrain is completed by a Turbo 400 by Dynamic Racing Trans of North Branford, CT, custom convertor by Ultimate Convertor Concepts in North Carolina and 9 inch rear with all Strange internals and 4.57 gear. It all rides on a chassis done by MPH Fabrication of North Haven, CT, with Bogart wheels and Phoenix tires. Despite the weight and the less-than-aerodynamic shape, the Chevy has run a best ET of 9.76 @ 139 mph.

Racers, in addition to publishing The Dragtime News I've been hard at work behind the scenes coming up with a new design for the Dragtime News 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.

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A Dragtime News Featured Photo: Doug Kalitta at Maple Grove Raceway

Doug Kalitta during the 2nd qualifying session on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA. (photo by Bob Beucler)

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Fall Civil Wars at Rockingham Dragway
Rockingham, NC - The 19th Annual Fall Civil Wars hits Rockingham Dragway October 17th – 19th, 2014 for a weekend of outlaw racing action. Classes include Pro Tree Doorslammer ($1,500 Win / $45 entry on Saturday, $1,000 Win / $35 entry on Sunday), Footbrake ($1,200 Win / $35 entry on Saturday, $1,000 Win / $30 entry on Sunday), Open Comp ($1,000 Win / $35 entry on Saturday and Sunday), 6.0 Index and 7.0 Index (Saturday) and 6.0/7.0 Combo Index on Sunday.

Gates open Friday at 1:00 pm for testing; gates open Saturday at 8:00 am and Sunday at 9:00 am. Sunday time trial for new entries at 10:30 am, with eliminations at 12:00 noon. For more info visit www.RockinghamDragway.com.


Ford vs. Chevy Shootout at Gulfport Dragway
Gulfport, MS - Gulfport Dragway’s 26th Annual Ford vs. Chevy Shootout is Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th, 2014. The weekend kicks off Saturday with a test & tune and a Ford /Chevy Gambler’s Race (if schedule permits).

Sunday includes races for Dragster ($2,000 Win, $800 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $90 Quarters), Pro Electronics ($2,000 Win, $800 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $80 Quarters), Pro Footbrake ($1,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $150 Semis and $70 Quarters) and Pro Street ($800 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $60 Quarters).

Gates open 10:00 am Saturday and 8:00 am Sunday. Visit www.GulfportDragway.com.


Octoberbucks 2014 Concludes This Weekend at Numidia Dragway
Numidia, PA – Numidia Dragway wraps up its 2014 big money races in October with 2014 Octoberbucks this coming weekend.

Saturday & Sunday, October 18th & 19th there are $5,000 races for Super Pro and $3,000 for Footbrake. The $5,000 races pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600 Semis, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win, $150 2nd Round Win and $75 2nd Round Win. Entry is $150, buyback is $90. Payouts are guaranteed. The $3,000 races pay $3,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $400 Semis and $50 Round starting 2nd Round Win. Entry is $90, buyback is $60.

All races are quarter-mile. Super Pro is 6.50 – 12.99; Footbrake is 8.50 – 17.99. Two drivers may each enter the same car, one driver may enter two different cars, but one driver may not double-enter the same car. Gates open 9:00 am both days, overnight parking available. For more information, visit www.NumidiaDragway.com.


Engines Help Power PRI Trade Show
If you're an engine builder and you don't yet have The 2014 PRI Show on your to-do list, this is why you should add it.

In the racing world, there is always one constant pursuit – to make more horsepower. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that engines in all forms will once again play a huge role at the 27th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Dec. 11-13, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

“No matter what form of racing, one thing is constant – the desire to go faster,” said John Kilroy, PRI Trade Show Producer. “It’s a never-ending quest for more power and it’s why engine builders and suppliers play such a prominent role throughout the PRI Trade Show. If you want to go faster, you really need to be here at he show.” n fact, the pursuit of more power at PRI actually begins before the show even starts with Race Industry Week. The Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (Dec. 9-10) brings a wide variety of industry authorities together with engine builders, shop owners, design engineers and parts manufacturers for two days of seminars and one-on-one interaction centered on race engines. The event helps lead into the show’s three days of innovation and technology on display on the show floor.

“We like displaying all the new innovations that we have for the year at PRI,” said Justin Norris of Precision Turbo and Engine. “That’s what we have to do – in our business, it’s innovate or die. PRI is a good venue to show off all the new stuff that we have.”

One of the major benefits of the PRI Trade Show is the ability to meet face-to-face with current and potential suppliers and customers. "The benefit of going to the PRI trade show is that you're able to see the latest and greatest R&D, technology and products that people have come up with,” Patrick Topolinksi, Engine Builder/Technical Producer for the television show “Engine Power” on PowerNationTV. “The side benefit is the interaction and networking with other engine builders and anybody in the racing industry across the country. It's common for a drag racing person to talk to a truck or desert racer or engine builders in other forms of motorsports. That's one of the best things about PRI – the people you are able to share ideas with. It's a very unique trade show that brings technology and people and ideas together. As an engine builder, it's really a huge benefit to attend." PRI also offers the engine builder with the opportunity to find the latest innovations to improve their product as well. “The PRI show allows us to meet a lot of engine builders all in one place and to show that we make the best oil,” relayed Forrest Lucas, of Lucas Oil.

This year’s PRI Trade Show is expected to play host to exhibits from over 1,100 racing companies occupying 3,200 booths, and attract tens of thousands of racing professionals from across the US and 70 countries around the globe. For additional information on the 2014 PRI Trade Show, or hotel and travel information, visit www.pri2014.com. Also, check the web page periodically for program updates, as well as times and locations for all Race Industry Week events.


Teaser Photos from Numidia Dragway's Octoberbucks Races, 10/12/2014
Here are a few teaser shots from the $5,000 Super Pro and $5,000 Footbrake races at Numidia Dragway on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. Be on the lookout for an On Location feature from the day. Better yet, join the email list and you'll be alerted when it's published. The sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page.


Wrap-Up: Dutch Classic at Maple Grove Raceway
The 43rd edition of Maple Grove Raceway’s annual P.C. Richard & Son Dutch Classic presented by Penske Leasing now is in the record books. The event – the final NHRA Division 1 race of 2014 – was hampered by rain on Friday and Saturday but enjoyed perfect conditions on Sunday. The event drew entries from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Quebec.
  • HEMI CHALLENGE: Gary Wolkwitz (Califon, N.J.) defeated Bucky Hess (Bunker Hill, W.V.). Hess’ 1968 Barracuda fouled (“red-lit”) on the starting line, handing the victory to Wolkwitz’s 1968 Dodge Dart.
  • COMP ELIMINATOR: Thomas Miller (Nottingham, Pa.) defeated Mark Hopkins (Phoenixville, Pa.). Hopkins fouled on the starting line.
  • SUPER STOCK: David Chiles (Reedville, Va.) defeated Wayne Truesdell (Bridgeport, N.Y.).
  • STOCK ELIMINATOR: Bob Hochrun (Colonia, N.J.) defeated Frank Ferrucci (Paterson, N.J.).
  • SUPER COMP: Jack Sepanek (Moosic, Pa.) defeated Brian Bell (Lowell Mass.).
  • SUPER GAS: Earl Nichols (Wilmington, Del.) defeated Mickey Vorner (Edgewood, Maryland).
  • SUPER STREET: Martin Ganjoin (Brick, N.J.) defeated Alain Berard (St. Louis Richel, Quebec, Canada).
  • TOP SPORTSMAN: Ed Foley (Warminster, Pa.) defeated Tom Simone (Cicero, N.Y.).
  • TOP DRAGSTER: Joe DiPasquale (Palmyra, N.J.) defeated Michael Esposito (Maspeth, N.Y.).
  • 11.50 INDEX: Bill Cohen (Conestoga, Pa.) defeated Avril Krieg (Fairless Hills, Pa.).
  • 10.00 INDEX: Brian Correll (West Chester, Pa.) defeated Vincent Laurita (N.Y.).
  • 8.50 INDEX: Al Davidowski (Columbus, N.J.) defeated Delon Pleasants (Douglassville, Pa.).

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Maple Grove Raceway will present the $10K Footbrake Nationals. Gates will open at 8 a.m. with time trials at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.


Hanna Motorsports Tests Jet Dragster At A2 Wind Tunnel
Our friends at Hanna Motorsports have been hard at work studying and testing the revolutionary design of the team's Queen of Diamonds II jet dragster. On Monday, Sept 29, the Hanna Motorsports/GOJO/XLERATOR team made drag racing history by testing the Queen of Diamonds II in the A2 wind tunnel located in Mooresville, NC. Never before has a jet drag racing machine been in a wind tunnel for aero testing. The team made a total of 24 test runs in the wind tunnel. An incredible amount of data was gathered and the event was also documented by Drag Racing Action’s John DiBartolomeo.

“It was a dream come true to see our machine in one of the top wind tunnels in the country. A true honor” said Hanna Motorsports vice president Rich Hanna. Al Hanna added “This has been a goal of mine since the center drive car in 1994, our jet car in a wind tunnel. What a day; truly an immediate highlight of my 50 year career.”

The team plans on reviewing the data and making changes to the car for the 2015 season. They may even bring the car back to the wind tunnel in the spring of 2015. Rich said after the test “It was our first time here, so we tried to be as prepared as we could, which we were. But we now have a better idea for what to do next time as well. Things will only get better from here.” Two days earlier, 'QD II' driver Jill Canuso had run at Maryland International Raceway at a PMRA National event, where set her best time with the new car with a 5.29 @ 299.93 mph.

Testing to measure the results of the wind tunnel data will take place October 17-18 at Capitol Raceway. Hanna Motorsports thanks GOJO and Excel Dryer for support of this program. "Without such support, a day at A2 would remain a dream" said Al.

Bluegrass Nationals at Mountain Park Dragway

Clay City, KY - You might love rock ’n roll and hate rap. You might hate country but love classical. You might hate folk and metal equally. No matter what you like or don’t like, you’ll be loving bluegrass at Mountain Park Dragway’s 44th Annual Bluegrass Nationals, Friday – Sunday October 17th – 19th 2014. This three-day event of big-money bracket racing is packed opportunities to win some serious money. Classes include Top ET (Box), Mod ET (No Box), Doorcar Heads-Up Quick 8, Dragster Heads-Up Fast 4, Saturday 32 Shootout and Sunday 32 Shootout.

On Friday, Top ET pays $1,500 Win / $500 Runner-Up; entry is $50 and buybacks are $30. On Saturday and Sunday, Top ET pays $5,000 Win / $1,000 Runner-Up; entry per day is $100 and buybacks are $50.

Friday’s Mod ET pays $800 Win / $200 Runner-Up; entry is $40 and buybacks are $20. Saturday and Sunday, Mod pays $2,000 Win / $400 Runner-Up; entry per day is $70 and buybacks are $40.

Gates open Thursday at 4:00 pm for parking and a $10 test & tune. Gates open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am. For more information visit www.MPDragway.com.


Saturday Shootout, Musclecar Showdown at Milan Dragway
Milan, MI - Saturday, October 18th, 2014 is the Saturday Shootout Series at Milan Dragway, with Outlaw Limited Street, X275, Ultra Street, Wild Street and Open Comp. The entry fees for Outlaw Limited Street, X275 and Ultra Street are $75; payouts based on car count. Open Comp pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $75 Quarters and $50 Eighths, based on 64 cars. Entry is $50. Wild Street pays $500 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters and $20 Eighths, based on 32 cars. Entry is $35.

Also on Saturday is the Musclecar Showdown. This is ¼-mile, heads-up index racing for footbrake cars on a .500 Pro tree. Racers can pick their index between 10.00 – 14.00 seconds. Payout is $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters, based on 40 entries. Entry fee is $40.

Gates open at 11:00 am. Visit www.MilanDragway.com for more information.


Nostalgia Bracket Race & Funny Cars at Capitol Raceway

Capitol Raceway is hosting a Nostalgia Bracket Race and Nostalgia Funny Cars on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

The bracket race has two classes – Electronics and Footbrake. Electronics pays $2,000 Win, $800 Runner-Up, $300 Semis and $50 Round beginning 3rd Round. Footbrake pays $1,000 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $150 Semis and $30 Round beginning 3rd Round. Cars must be at least 20 years old to race (so anything older than 1994, which is pretty much every bracket car out there).

There will also be numerous nostalgia funny cars and altereds, including The Punisher, Screaming Insanity, Danko Racing, War Path, Danger Zone, Poison Arrow, Time Bomb, No Money No Funny, Excalibur and Screaming Eagle.

Gates open at 11:00 am. Visit CapitolRaceway.com.


Sponsor News: Stroud Safety Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stroud Safety has announced a campaign to help in the fight against the disease. Save 5% in the month of October with your purchase of Stroud Safety netting, drag chutes, cool collars and vests, fire suits or any other item that they offer in fluorescent pink and save 5%. In addition, they’ll add that 5% to their annual donation to Breast Cancer Research.

You can be part of making a difference in the fight against this deadly disease. Visit www.StroudSafety.com.

Sponsor News: Mark Williams' Free Drive Stud Special
Mark Williams Enterprises has announced a special offer to those who purchase their Hi-Torque axles and the appropriate axle bearings by November 15th, 2014: a free 5/8" drive stud kit (racers, if you've never used drive studs, they are the way to go).

Mark Williams' Hi-Torque axles are forged from nickel-chromium-molybdenum or 300M alloy steel and austempered for extra strength and ductility, then precision CNC machined with absolutely perpendicular flanges. Bearing seats are tapered to the optimum profile and feature true involute splines. 40-spline axles are warranted for 10 years! This bonus sale includes a drive stud kit with 5/8" steel studs, aluminum Snap-Lock washers, jam nuts and our new Snap-Lock steel lug nuts. To qualify purchase any pair of Hi-Torque axles and the appropriate axle bearings before 11/15/14.

For more information, visit www.MarkWilliams.com.

From The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: The Big Red Galaxy at Atco

Thanks to Drag Racer Magazine for submitting this photo of George Gudat in the Big Red 1963-1/2 Ford Galaxy photographed at Atco Raceway in Atco, NJ. Racers in the Northeast are quite familiar with this car as it was raced for many years by Eddie Hildebrandt. 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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