Changes Coming to NHRA Pro Stock
- NHRA has announced a series of changes for the Pro
Stock category designed to increase spectator appeal, make
the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, and
to enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the 200-mph
factory hot rod class. The changes will be mandated in two
waves. Three changes will take effect at the NHRA Sonoma
Nationals, July 31, 2015, while several others will not
take effect until the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series season. The three changes that are effective at Sonoma
are designed to increase spectator appeal and enhance the
overall pit experience for fans.
will require teams to back their racecars into the pits
and leave engines uncovered so that spectators have better
accessibility to see the racecars and interact with the
drivers and crew members. A new rule also will discontinue
the practice of crew members standing beside the cars
to hold them in place as they begin their burnouts. Finally,
NHRA will make it mandatory for teams to create automobile
manufacturer identification headers visible on the racecars’
windshields up to a maximum of 4.5-inches high, but not
smaller than 4.25-inches.
Starting on Jan. 1, 2016, NHRA will require
all Pro Stock teams to equip their cars with electronically-controlled
throttle body fuel injection systems, making engines more
relevant from a technology standpoint. In order to reduce
and control costs for the race teams, an NHRA-controlled
10,500 Rev Limiter will be added to the fuel injection
NHRA also will require Pro Stock teams
to remove all hood scoops and reduce the length of the
wheelie bars to a length specified by the NHRA Tech Department.
Those changes are designed to make the racecar designs
more relevant and to boost spectator appeal by increasing
the unpredictability of the class through more “wheels
up” launches from the starting line.
In addition, NHRA will work with new television
partner FOX Sports to improve coverage and maximize exposure
of the Pro Stock category through increased driver and
team profiles and technical features, in addition to expanded
on-track racing coverage.
Stock racing has a tremendous history with NHRA and proves
each weekend by the close side-by-side finishes that it
is one of the most competitive forms of racing in all
of motorsports,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president.
“Through these changes we hope to provide a platform
so the Pro Stock class can evolve from a technological
standpoint, yet reconnect with its roots by generating
more interest and appeal among spectators.” (photo:
Bob Beucler / The Dragtime News)
NHRA Div. 1 Jr. Dragster Championships at Numidia Dragway
PA - The Northeast Jr. Drag Racing Championships
are coming up August 5th – 9th, 2015
at Numidia Dragway and as always Numidia
Dragway is making sure to give the participants plenty
of opportunities to win by having a number of gambler’s
and high-roller’s races.
August 5th features a gambler’s race; gates
open at 10:00 am with time runs at noon. Thursday
August 6th also features a gambler’s race,
with time trials a 11:00 am. There’ll also be a
shuttle to local area attraction Knoebels. Friday
August 7th features time runs at 9:00 am, the
Race Of Champions at 4:00 pm, the Numidia barbecue at
6:00 pm and a gambler’s race at 7:00 pm (time permitting).
Saturday August 8th includes a single
time session at 8:30 am followed by eliminations at 12
noon. If 1st Round doesn’t go your way, you can
join the consolation race. Stick around for Sunday,
August 9th for the High-Roller’s Race.
fees for the Divisional is $60; entry fees for the gambler’s
races are $30 per race; a $20 1st Round buyback is available.
Entry fee for the High Roller’s race is $50, and
there’s a $20 1st Round buyback.
for more info.
River Dragway’s Day of the Drags
TX - To our friends in the Lone Star state, if you race
a 1963 or older car bring it to Little River Dragway
for the 14th Annual Day of the Drag Race
on Friday & Saturday, July 31st & August 1st,
must be American-made, 1963 and older to qualify to race
on Friday night and all day Saturday (that’s pretty
hard-core when my ’64 Dodge wouldn’t make the
cut). All races are in the 1/8th mile. Dial-ins will be
set by your fastest pass during time trials, no sandbagging
and brakes at the top end.
racing class is determined by the time you are running on
the track during time trials. Leisure Class (LC) is10 secs
and slower. Street Class (ST) is for 8 - 9.99 secs. Comp
Class (CC) is 6.51 - 7.99 secs. Super Comp Class (SC) is
6.50 and faster. Vintage Engine Class (VE) is for cars that
have engines designed before 1954. A mix of Flatheads, Inline
6/8's, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Dodge/Desoto/Chrysler wedge
and Hemis and Y Block Fords.
entry on Friday is $10. Racer entry on Saturday is $20,
and a $10 buyback will available to first-round losers.
Gates open at 3:00 pm on Friday with time runs from 6 pm
to 10 pm. Gates open at 9 am on Saturday, with time runs
at 10 am and eliminations at 2 pm. There’ll also be
exhibition runs by dragsters, gassers and altereds throughout
more information visit www.littleriverdragway.com.
Mopar Action Series at Memphis International Raceway
TN – Bring your Pentastar car to Memphis
International Raceway on Friday &
Saturday, July 31 & August 1, 2015 for the
Mega Mopar Action Series. Includes a car show,
swap meet, a pro show, a midway, and of course lots of
Mopar drag racing.
race classes are Street Mopar, Tuff Truck, Hemi Challenge
and Charger vs. Challenger. Entry is $25. Money
bracket classes are Bracket 1 (with electronics,
pays $800 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis. Entry is
$50, 1st or 2nd round buybacks are $30) and Bracket
2 (no electronics, pays $600 Win, $200 Runner-Up,
$75 Semis. Entry is $40, 1st or 2nd round buybacks are
open Friday at 7:30 pm with a test & tune from 8
pm – midnight. Gates open Saturday at 8 am with
time trials at noon and eliminations at 2:30. Visit
for more info.
Dragway’s 2015 Bracket Bonanza
if you’ve ever been thinking of going for some racing
in the Great White North, then get to Luskville
Dragway’s 34th Annual Bracket Bonanza. It’s
coming up Friday – Sunday, July 31 –
August 2. 2015.
On Friday afternoon there’s a door
car high roller race. Friday night there’s a $20K
Big Dog Shootout. Saturday’s and Sunday’s
Super Pro pays $10,000 to win each day; Saturday’s
and Sunday’s Semi Pro pays $2,000 to win each day.
also be jet cars, fireworks and a live band. For more
information including gate times and entry fees please
contact the track at www.LuskvilleDragway.com.
Photos from the 2015 Old Days Drags at Old Bridge Township
spent the afternoon of Sunday, July 26, 2015
at the 36th Annual Old Time Drags & Rod Run
/ 13th Annual Funny Car Reunion at Old
Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ
for an upcoming Dragtime News On Location segment.
Join the email list to be alerted when it's published (sign-up
at the upper-right of this page), but until then here are
a few teasers!
News: XFI Sportsman™ Throttle Body EFI Engine Control
System from FAST
XHI Sportsman Throttle Body EFI system from FAST
is designed for racers and enthusiasts who want more control
than EZ-EFI®/EZ-EFI 2.0® but a simpler option than
full XFI 2.0™. The programmable and custom-tunable
unit is now available with a 4150-style, 1200-horsepower-capable
throttle body to provide easy installation when upgrading
a previously carbureted setup. The throttle body is based
on the popular EZ-EFI 2.0® version. XFI Sportsman™
throttle body features the same throttle body that's available
w/ EZ-EFI 2.0®. Higher flowing & higher HP-capable
over original EZ-EFI®. All sensors plug into main harness
via single connector. Holley carb-style: throttle linkage,
overall height & 4150 bolt pattern. (8) hidden injectors;
uses (4) at idle & phases in additional (4) as needed.
Supports stock-to-1200HP; E85-capable up to 800HP.
more information visit the XHI Sportsman Throttle Body
EFI system page at the FAST website HERE.
Battles To Earn Championship Points Intensify at Palm Beach
Fla. - When the IHRA Summit SuperSeries Bracket
Racing Series returns from its summer vacation on
Saturday, August 1 at Palm Beach
International Raceway (PBIR), drivers and teams will
have the points championship and the postseason on the line.
There are the fights for season championships as well as the
cutoff for the IHRA Team Finals as drivers are jockeying for
40 positions available on the PBIR team.
2015 season in Top Eliminator (Box) has
seen Bill Pollard (pictured) atop the championship
standings since February. Pollard boasts only a 50 point
lead over second place Randy Weber and
82 point lead over third place James Snyder.
With the standings this close Pollard will have to hold
off the competition to take home the championship.
In Super Eliminator (No Box)
it’s Sonny Freeland with a commanding
lead of 93 points over John Taylor
in second and 124 points over third place Richard
Mortell. Freeland has dominated the 2015
season from the very first race where he took victory and
is now poised to win the championship.
In Street Bike there has been a good fight
all year among the top four riders. Clarence
Goins, Randy Mackail,
Rodney Pimetal, and Tom
Ivy have all seen several finals throughout
the year putting together consistent races every time they
unload. Tom Ivy leads this group by 94 points over second
with his 2 wins, 2 runner ups, and several quarter final
appearances this year.
The championship battle in Jr. Dragster
is a very close one with only 14 points separating first
and second place. Amanda Foley
leads with 416 points, followed by Jennifer
Craft at 402 points, and Kyle
Philhower at 352 points. Foley and Craft
have traded the championship lead several times throughout
the year. Keep an eye on this battle as it should prove
to be very exciting season finale for the up and coming
stars of drag racing.
In the Quick 16 classes the competition
is undoubtedly the closest out of all classes competing.
In Quick 16 Door Car only 73 points separate
the top 21 drivers. Steve Hatfield
leads the way with 91 points, followed by David
O'Bryon at 82 and David
Friedenberg at 80. The battle in the
Quick 16 Dragster tells almost the same story.
Only 71 points separate the top 15 drivers. Johnny
Tolisano leads the way with 101 points,
followed by Claude Debonis
with 82 points and Andrew Pearce
at 71 points.
on Saturday open at 3 p.m. with timed runs beginning at
approximately 5 p.m. For more information regarding PBIR,
please visit www.RacePBIR.com.
The Lens of Mike Lacelle: 2015 Syracuse Nationals Car Show
News reader Mike Lacelle sent in a few
photos from the 2015 Syracuse Nationals Car Show.
Mike is a long-time hard-core racer. He writes, "My
home track was Luskville Dragway years ago and I still
visit at the big events there. I have raced two front
engine dragsters in the 70s and 80s, one with a small
block and the other with a big block. I was NHRA Division
1 licensed for C/ED and Super Comp and started racing
at ESTA Dragway in Cicero, NY. After receiving a Nikon
Certificate of Excellence for my photography I continue
to bring my cameras whereever I go. My wife and I have
been to most major NHRA events across the USA."
you can see, there was an awful lot of history on display
at the show and Kenny Youngblood from
Coupe Magazine was even there signing autographs.
Mike, thank you for being generous enough to share some
of your images with us.
Vitez Takes Win at TNT Super Series at Lancaster, Moves Into
NY - Jason Vitez from Elma, NY took
the win on Friday, July 17 at Lancaster
National Speedway & Dragway in the Joe's
Transmission TNT Super Series.
drove Jon Jablonski's 1967 Chevrolet to 12th on the qualifying
sheet heading into round one. There he made quick work of
Sam LoVetro Jr and then Jerry Highway in round two. Round
three saw Jeff Sobczynski miss the tree with a .561 to Vitez's
.508 and then he just couldn't get there.
it was a bye to the final where he faced 2012 TNTSS Champion
David Surmatchewski. Both drivers got away clean with only
.015 separating them on the tree. At the big end it was
Vitez running dead-on-4 and pushing Surmatchewski under
with a 6.986.
night was full of excitement as the Nova developed a misfire
in the second qualifier. Said Vitez, “We thrashed
to find the problem with the help of Kenny Joz, Dennis O'Brien
and Zac of course and a lot of bystanders holding flash
lights." Vitez said trying to get a handle on the car
was a bit of problem with the small engine but they finally
did. "We had some luck on our side tonight. Special
thanks to my crew Zac and Dennis, Jon and Nicole and Joz.
Also to Kimberly, Brooklyn and Logan for their good lucks
as we ran out the door. And of course, the boys back at
Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Brandon Bernstein at Maple Grove
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)
Dragtime News Featured Photo: The Weasel at The 2014 Old
Days Drags at Englishtown
the 2014 Old Days Drags at Old
Bridge Township Raceway Park is this shot of
The Weasel, a car that has a lot of history in drag racing
on Long Island NY. (photo by
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Enters Long-Term Partnership with FOX Sports
CA - NHRA and FOX Sports
officials have jointly announced that starting in 2016 the
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be televised by
FOX Sports 1 (FS1) with four events airing on the FOX national
broadcast network during each season of the long-term agreement,
providing the world’s fastest motorsport with live
coverage of a majority of its events.
FOX Sports, which is already the home
to high-profile races in NASCAR, Monster Energy Supercross,
the FIM MotoGP World Championship, the TUDOR United SportsCar
Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the
24 Hours of Le Mans and the fully electric FIA Formula
E Championship, among others, will significantly expand
on its annual motorsports coverage when it adds NHRA Mello
Yello Drag Racing Series programming to the lineup next
The agreement calls for FS1 to provide
coverage of Friday and Saturday qualifying and Sunday
eliminations for each NHRA Mello Yello Series event, with
a minimum of 16 Sunday eliminations shows to be presented
in a live coverage format, and the remainder shown either
in weekend afternoon or primetime time slots. Four of
those live elimination shows will air on the FOX national
really is a game-changer for NHRA regarding the presentation
of our marquee product, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “FOX
Sports promises to be just the right media partner we’ve
been looking for to help give our professional series
the stage it deserves and to provide our passionate fans
the timely, quality coverage they are craving.”
The Sunday elimination shows will consistently
be presented in three-hour programs and the Friday/Saturday
qualifying shows will be two-hours of coverage. In addition,
FS1 and FS2 will provide multiple re-airs for all of the
events. FS1 also will provide coverage of select NHRA
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Sportsman Series events. In total,
FOX national networks will feature more than 450 hours
per year of NHRA programming.
The deal also includes NHRA racing on
FOX Sports Racing in Canada and the Caribbean, as well
as FOX Sports GO, the critically acclaimed app that provides
live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or
on the go, and now available in 70 million households.
Customers of participating video providers may access
the live stream of FOX Sports’ NHRA programming
through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Fire Tablets
and Fire Phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, select
Windows devices, and on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.
Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes
App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
Are Filling Fast for 2015 Performance Racing Industry Show
racers who are in the racing industry (engine builders,
chassis builders, speed shops, etc) and are planning to
attend The 2015 Performance Racing Industry Show
in Indianapolis in December: downtown Indianapolis hotels
are filling up quickly but PRI has you covered, as they
have arranged for complimentary shuttle service to and from
the Indiana Convention Center with more than a dozen airport
and Plainfield-area hotels, including the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis
Performance Racing Industry Show is critical
to anyone in the performance industry. If you're in the
business and have not yet attended, it is a must. Go to
News On Location page and check out our coverage
from past shows to see what you've been missing. Visit
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Time Drags and Rod Run Coming Up at Englishtown
NJ - Sunday, July 26, 2015 is the
Old Time Drags and Rod Run at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, also
including the Funny Car Reunion.
Racing includes the North East Timing Organization,
The East Coast Gassers and a variety of bracket racing classes
including Class A – 10.00-11.99,
Class B – 12.00-12.99, Class
C – 13.00-14.99, Class D
– 15.00 and above and Class NC - New Competition Cars.
Winners of Classes A-D compete in the King of the Hill Eliminator.
No electronics, transbrakes or delay boxes allowed. No Raceway
Park Buck Points Racers from past 5 years.
Class NC is for 1979 &
older, any late style engines accepted. All bracketized
racecars will run this eliminator-management discretion.
Electronics ok – No Delay Boxes allowed. Anything
goes.. 1 time trial. Does not run in the King of the Hill.
Trophies to Winner and Runner-Up / No payout.
NETO: must be a member
to compete in Nostalgia Eliminator (9.50 and slower, dial-your-own)
or Comp Eliminator (7.00-9.50, Pro Tree, 1/4 second interval
All cars will be NHRA inspected. Helmets
required. Seat Belts required. Slicks and open exhaust allowed
in all classes. Each individual will dial in their E.T.
for the eliminator. Inspection will be liberal, but the
following will be required: a) all roadsters will be inspected
on an individual basis for safety. 13.49 and quicker need
roll bar; b) all T-Buckets need roll bars. Coupes and sedans
running 11.49 or quicker need roll bars; c) Safety Scatter
Shields required in modified engines using stick shift trans.
open at 8:00, time trials at 10:00 am. Visit www.racewaypark.com
for more info.
News: ATI's New Overdriven Super Damper for HEMI Hellcat
$5Ks Coming Up at Atmore Dragway
AL - Our friends in the Southeast should put Atmore
Dragway’s Triple $5Ks on their calendars
for Friday – Saturday, July 31st – August
$5Ks are for Super Pro (Top ET) cars. Each $5K
pays $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $300 Semis,
$200 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Single day entry is $125;
1st Round buybacks are $50. Weekend entry is $250. All
payouts based on 80 entries.
No Box racers: Atmore has you covered this weekend too,
with three $2Ks. Each No Box race pays $2,000
Win, $500 Runner-Up, $200 Semis, $100 Quarters
and $50 Eighths. Single day entry is $60; 1st Round buybacks
are $25. All payouts based on 40 entries.
racing is 1/8th-mile. Double entries allowed. Deep staging
honored. Cross-talk will be in use. Gates open Friday
at 12:00 pm with time trials at 5:00 pm and eliminations
following. Gates open at 7:00 am on Saturday, with time
trials for Race 1 at 8:00 am and time trials for Race
2 after the conclusion of the first race.
more information visit www.AtmoreDragway.com.
Stock / Super Stock News: 2015 Mid Year H.P. Adjustments Announced
CA - The following Stock/Super Stock horsepower changes
were released July 14, 2015 produced by the Automatic Horsepower
Factoring System (AHFS). This is the first of two scheduled
horsepower adjustments for this year. All changes are effective
July 14, 2015. It should be noted that these changes include
only results produced by the AHFS, and do not include written
letters or requests. Those changes are listed separately.
AHFS is a program based on actual run data compiled from
all available runs at NHRA events. The data-based format
provides the ability to calculate average performances for
any class and/or engine combination in Stock and Super Stock.
The trigger point for the system is 1.00-second or more
under the respective index, and must be produced on two
different occasions. Engine-combination averages and class
averages are then computed and analyzed to determine if
a change is warranted. The amount of change is calculated
on a stepped percentage basis. Where applicable, adjustments
will be effective for the specific car model or body style
being evaluated. An automatic adjustment is instituted outside
the two-time a year process when a 1.20 and under run is
recorded during any NHRA event
comments, thoughts, or requests must be sent in writing
to: National Hot Rod Association; Technical Department;
attn: AHFS; P.O. Box 5555, Glendora, CA 91740; or e-mail
at the contact form found at www.nhraracer.com/ahfs.asp.
Summit SuperSeries Winding Down at Palm Beach International
FL - The penultimate IHRA Summit SuperSeries
race at Palm Beach International Raceway
for the 2015 season is coming up on Saturday August
1, 2015. Classes during this race will include
Top Eliminator, Super Eliminator, Quick 16 Dragster, Quick
16 Door Car, Street Bike, and Junior Dragster.
Eliminator (Box) pays Winner $1,000, Runner-Up $400,
Semi $125 and Quarters $50. Entry $50, Buy Back $25. Super
Eliminator (No Box) pays Winner $800, Runner-Up $400,
Semi $125 and Quarters $50. Entry $40, Buy Back $20. Street
Bike pays Winner 50%, Runner-Up 25%. Entry $30,
Buy Back $15 Junior Dragster pays Winner $150,
Runner-Up $100, Semi $25. Entry $20, Buy Back
$10. Quick 16 Door Car and Quick 16 Dragster
(two separate classes) each pays Winner $1,100, Runner
Up $400, Semi $150. Entry $125. Complete 16-car field
required for full payout.
Gates open at 3:00 pm, time trials at
5:00 pm. Visit www.RacePBIR.com
for more information.
Mid Atlantic .90 Association at Cecil County Dragway, July
County Dragway - Rising Sun, Md (July 11th & 12th) -
The Mid Atlantic .90 Association got back
into gear after two months off with race # 3 & 4 of the
2015 season at Cecil County Dragway. On Saturday,
Don Bangs (Super Comp), Earl Nichols
Jr. (Super Gas) and Marty Ganjoin
(Super Street) claimed victory. On Sunday Kevin Scholl
(Super Comp), Iggie Boicesco (Super Gas)
and Daryl Peters (Super Street) were the
last ones standing. Continued
Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway
MD - Attention to our two-wheeled racing friends in
the mid-Atlantic: the 15th Annual IDBL Bike Fest
is coming up Friday-Sunday, July 24 – 26
at Maryland International Raceway. Classes
include Pro Street, Real Street, 4.60 Index, 5.60 Index,
Crazy 8s, Top Sportsman, Pro ET and Street ET
Pro Street pays $3,000 Winner, $1,000 Runner-Up,
$250 Semis, $150 Quarters and $100 Eighths. $200 Entry.
Real Street and 4.60 Index each pays $2,000 Winner,
$500 Runner-Up, $150 Semis, $100 Quarters and $50
Eighths. $150 Entry. 5.60 Index pays $1,000 Winner,
$400 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $50 Quarters. $75
Entry. Crazy 8s pays $1,000 Winner, $300 Runner-Up,
$50 Semis and $25 Quarters. $50 Entry. The entry fees for
these classes include rider admission for Saturday and Sunday.
Top Sportsman pays $3,000 Winner, $500 Runner-Up,
$150 Semis and $75 Quarters. Top Sportsman racers must purchase
a 2-Day Pro E.T. Tech Card.
Pro ET pays $3,000 Winner, $500 Runner-Up,
$150 Semis, $75 Quarters and $50 Eighths. $70 1-Day Entry
Fee or buy a two day entry for $120. Street ET pays
$1,000 Winner, $300 Runner-Up, $50 Semis and $25
Quarters. $50 1-day entry or buy a two day entry for $80.
payouts are guaranteed. No memberships required but riders
must have IDBL decals on both sides of the motorcycle
to enter competition. Decals are $1 each and are available
at every event in Race Control. Visit www.RaceMDIR.com
for more info.
Midnight Madness at Auto Plus Raceway
FL - The
next Midnight Madness at Auto Plus
Raceway in Gainesville, FL is set for Friday,
July 31, 2015. Racers, this is open to all street
AND race cars, trucks, motorcycles and features heads-up 1/4
mile drag racing on a fully prepped racing surface with state-of-the-art
timing system. Pro / Full tree option; Sunoco Racing Fuel
sold during event. New for 2015, Auto Plus Raceway will be
awarding a "Best Appearing" award at every Midnight
Madness event in 2015.
open at 7:30 pm, racer entry is only $25. Visit www.AutoPlusRaceway.com.
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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!
to Powermaster's Spotlight.
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. \
to Mark Williams' Spotlight.
Safety started with one product, the drag chute,
and now manufacturers over 150 products with new products
introduced annually. Almost every type of racing all over
the world uses Stroud Safety products.
Safety also supplies fire suppression systems and manufactures
an extensive line of fire suits, personal restraint systems,
window netting, and general racing and shop accessories.
Custom design is a specialty at Stroud. With a wide range
of color options and on-site design and engineering, most
products can be configured to meet specific needs of the
customer. Where applicable, all Stroud products are SFI
certified with re-certification available for required
to Stroud Safety's Spotlight.
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.
to Auto Meter's Spotlight.
Design Dragtime News T-Shirts
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.
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.