you race in the Northeast, you might be familiar with
my 1964 Dodge Polara, the Dragtime
Dodge. When I purchased the Dodge in 1995, it was
a daily driver with full interior and steel everything,
and was good for low-13-second ETs. I began racing at
Long Island Motorsports Park in Westhampton, NY, and took
three consecutive Pro Eliminator track championships in
1998, 1999, and 2000.
2001 I began racing seriously in New Jersey, at Atco Raceway,
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, and Island Dragway.
It was in New Jersey that I became aware of just how good
bracket racers could be. I made many great friends, and
became deeply involved in the bracket racing community.
addition to being a dedicated racer, what you might not
know is that I hold an MBA in Marketing and have been
in the magazine publishing industry for over twenty years,
specializing in advertising sales and marketing. Therefore,
as a means of furthering our sport and building the racing
community, it seemed natural to start a publication focused
on us. Thus, I launched my newspaper The Dragtime News:
purpose of my paper was simple: to provide hardcore bracket
racers with information about upcoming special bracket
races, all in a well-laid-out, fun-to-read, and easy-to-navigate
format. My appreciation goes out to James Young, Jr. of
JYR Motorsports, who assisted with some of the issues.
Whether the event was a big-dollar Super Pro race at Atco,
or a Mopar or Ford event at Virginia Motorsports Park,
or a blower race at Pittsburgh Raceway Park, The Dragtime
News was a vehicle to help spread the word about these
published The Dragtime News until 2003, but to this day
racers still mention it to me. I've been asked repeatedly
if I'd ever bring it back.
The Dragtime News.com, I have.
website will continue in the tradition of my newspaper.
It will focus on the news and information that's important
to us, the serious bracket and sportsman racer. Unlike
some other sites, it will not have a myriad of categories,
menus, sub-menus, and jump-tos. Just a few pages, that's
this is where you'll find the newest information about
track news and special bracket events.
this page will focus on the products that bracket racers
use and need, so not just race parts, but the other things
that go with the program like trailers, generators, awnings,
this page is a low-cost listing page for racers to advertise
their non-performance-related trade. For example, if you're
a racer and a roofer/dentist/accountant/electrician/physical
therapist/etc., you can list yourself here. Let's build
this into a network of racers all supporting one another
another low-cost listing page, but for speed and performance
shops. One of my convictions is to support local businesses
whenever possible, and this includes local speed shops.
Your local shop can often be more competitive on price
than you might think, and you'll get personal service
to boot. Please find a local speed shop here, and give
them the first chance at your business whenever you can.
INFO & WEEKEND SCHEDULES:
This is the place to be to see what the tracks have scheduled
for the coming weekend. Includes LIVE national Doppler
radar as well as live mini-Dopplers for each state we
the home page was getting loaded up with info so I moved
the earlier articles here. If you want to refer back to
something you saw on the site earlier in the season, you
can find it on the Archives page.
got some cool photos of your car? Send in high-res JPEGs
(300 dpi) and they'll go here.
You've read the page this far, so I'll assume you've already
got this one covered.
hope you find The Dragtime News.com to be a useful component
of your racing program. Best of luck in your season.
information on advertising on The Dragtime News.com, please
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your inquiry.