The day arrived. Maytag/Silverstate Refrigeration Million Dollar Friday, the main event of the K&N Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries. A day which will certainly change the life of one person.
This being Vegas, what better “casino” to place a bet than The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and first up today was the Brodix Run For The $50,000. For a $50 “bet,” place a dial-in on your car, “pull the handle,” leave the starting line with a perfect .000 reaction time and run dead-on your dial with a “0” gets you a perfect run and a $50,000 check. If no perfect runs are recorded, the best package earns that driver a set of Brodix SR20 cylinder heads. Second place gets a $2,000 check and third place a free entry into the 2020 Spring Fling Million main event. If no one hits the $50K perfect run, the first perfect run in Friday’s elimination will earn that driver $20,000.
No perfect runs but Sean Page used a two-thousandths package to take home the set of Brodix cylinder heads. Cassie Pennington and Wes Anderson tied for second with a “five-pack” to respectively take home $2,000 in cash and a free 2020 Spring Fling Million Friday entry.
TULSA, OK – Unfortunately for Keith Haney Racing and the rest of the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) competitors, their event ended before eliminations could begin Apr. 13, due to heavy rain storms forecast at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY. The MWPMS, which Haney also owns and promotes, participated as a featured class within the Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion.
“It’s always disappointing when you don’t get to finish what you started, and I feel for (OSCR promoter) Tyler Crossnoe. I know what it’s like to have to call off something like this after you’ve put so much time and work and money into making things happen,” said the Tulsa-based new car dealer, who was racing at Beech Bend with “Notorious,” his nitrous-injected 2014 Pro Mod Camaro.
“It was a great event throughout testing and qualifying for everyone. I know a lot of people made their best runs ever and we were going after one in the final qualifying session, too, but a last-minute problem on the starting line cost us the attempt,” Haney explained.
DELAWARE, OH – This year’s 15th annual Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals Bench Race and Charity Challenge raised $13,652 for the JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research. What started as a fun way to break up the winter months, Mr. Aruba’s Winter Nationals has now topped $100,000 in total monies raised.
Mike DeChicco and Jane Graebner, aka Mr. and Mrs. Aruba, began the event in 2005, using a practice Christmas Tree in DeChicco’s basement, aka Ostrander International Raceway, in Ostrander, Ohio. Family and friends bought-in to participate, with all money raised going to the JEGS Foundation. It’s been a mid-winter staple ever since.
“Once again, Mike and Jane, along with a huge group of very generous friends, have simply stunned us all with yet another record amount raised,” said Jeg Coughlin Jr., vice president and co-owner of JEGS, which started the JEGS Foundation in 2003. “Everyone involved in this really neat event through the years should be extremely proud of the fact their donations are going directly to cancer research at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Engines erupt, flames fly and the track trembles as professional drivers and riders pilot their powerful cars and motorcycles in Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod and other captivating categories. There are perfect passes, and there are close calls.
Many fans choose to stay close to the action by camping in one of several campgrounds at Summit Motorsports Park that offer various amenities for various levels of camping experiences, including trackside electric, trackside non-electric and camping for motorhomes, tents and pop-ups.
And now, to accommodate even more fans who choose to camp on-site for this year’s 13th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on June 20-23, a new camping area, Northfield Campground, has been created.
Licensed to Drag: 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 “Angry Bee” Approved for NHRA Stock and Super Stock Competition
Auburn Hills, MI – The drag-oriented, street-legal 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is now National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approved. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 was recently given the green light to be modified for competition in NHRA Stock and Super Stock Sportsman class competition for the 2019 season.
Named for the quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is powered by the 392 HEMI® V-8 engine that delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. With a quarter-mile elapsed time (E.T.) of 11.70 seconds at 115 miles per hour (mph), the showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is the fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscle car available.
The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 can be modified for competition in NHRA according to Stock and Super Stock class rules. The vehicle will feature a class weight break of 8.72 and carry a minimum weight of 3,400 lbs. Contestants intending to compete at an NHRA event must meet any and all rules and regulations for the category they intend to enter.
BAYTOWN, TX – The latest sign that things are headed in the right direction in the Pro Mod world for standout driver Erica Enders came on Sunday on the bottom number of the scoreboard at Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil.
On it displayed an incredible speed of 260.11 mph during her second-round pass at last weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals, making the run in the turbocharged Elite Motorsports Camaro the fastest in NHRA Pro Mod history.
It was a definite highlight for Enders, where the Houston-area native competed solely in Pro Mod. With Pro Stock not racing again until mid-May, it gives Enders and her talented team a chance to dial in the Pro Mod car and that happened this weekend, where Enders picked up a round win and the national speed record.
“We were fast all weekend on every run,” said Enders, a two-time Pro Stock world champion. “To run 260 and set the world record, it was pretty exciting. I think it definitely shows what we’re capable of and there’s some awesome horsepower the guys at Elite have built.”
BAYTOWN, TX — For the third time in John Force Racing history the team has swept the nitro categories at an NHRA national event. Brittany Force with Advance Auto Parts and Robert Hight with AAA Texas picked up victories at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park on Sunday.
“This is the third time Brittany and I have had double ups. Really fourth if you count the championship in 2017. Getting the championship, we seem to do really well together in these circumstances so it was really cool to be down there when she made the corner and throw a bunch of Mello Yello on her car as she came around. It was pretty cool,” said Hight. “That team is new. We just put that team together and to see what they’ve accomplished in the short amount of time was cool. Usually it takes a team, a driver and everybody awhile to gel and especially with our John Force Racing parts that we make. David Grubnic and all of his guys, they’ve adapted well and have had two finals in a row and got a win. They’re on their way.”
After a history making Saturday where Brittany Force secured the No. 1 qualifying position with her father, Force battled her way through Cameron Ferre, Doug Kalitta, and Clay Millican before taking down three-time world champion Antron Brown for her ninth career victory, first of the season and second consecutive at Houston Raceway Park.