Long Time Employee Pursuing First Passion
SAN ANTONIO, TX -VP Racing Fuels today announced that Regional Manager Jim Kelly will retire from the company effective May 31, 2015. Kelly has been a dedicated employee of VP Racing Fuels since 1986, after spending many years as a motorsports writer/photographer and columnist.
“Motorsports and business development have been passions of mine for many years. Working at VP for almost 30 years has given me the opportunity to do what I love and at the same time to contribute to the significant growth and success of VP not just in the Northeast but also in Europe. My first passion, after my wife and children, though, has always been creative writing. I’ve been doing it since I was in grade school when I was first published. I’ve just finished my first book, a work of fiction that has nothing to do with racing, and this transition from working full time at VP will allow me to fully devote my efforts to its promotion and to further pursue other opportunities in motorsports.”
Epping, NH – For NHRA fans in New England this is the race of the year! For Bob Tasca III being an all New England kid this is a race he could not miss! “I’m thrilled to be racing in the New England National event. There are so many Tasca / Ford fans in New England my family did not want to let them down. I have so many great memories racing in Epping my goal is to make a few more,” said Tasca!
Tasca is proud to announce PPG as the primary sponsor for the race. “The Tasca Family and the PPG family have been doing business together for over 35 years. PPG was one of my very first sponsors back in my Alcohol Funny Car days. They have also been instrumental in helping us grow our Body Shop business throughout our Automotive Group.
VanBaalen takes early points lead after going deep in the field both days!
NEW YORK – The 2015 Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series kicked off strong this past Memorial Day weekend presented by Steve’s Electric. Paul Young from Alden, New York bested a 25 car field at Lancaster Speedway and Dragway’s eighth mile on Friday night and then Wellandport, Ontario’s Chris VanBaalen topped the 29 car field Saturday on the quarter mile at Empire Dragway. VanBaalen’s performance put him atop the standings in the 2015 TNTSS points chase and both drivers have improved their qualifying position in the REVS Full Throttle Powersports RACE OF CHAMPIONS coming up later this year.
Paul Young – photog Ted BarnesFriday May 22 – Results
HOLLYWOOD, FL – NHRA Kansas Nationals Winners Edition as Richie Crampton, Jack Beckman, and Erica Enders all join host Joe Castello, along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart. To listen now at http://www.wforadio.com
Top Fuel winner, Richie Crampton, talks about winning his second race of the season, and his MLR-4 chassis that has had extreme success on the track.
“Fast Jack” Beckman, Funny Car winner, goes into detail about his victory over John Force in the final round at Kansas. Beckman discusses his team’s abilities and strong performace featuring several 3 second runs.
The arrival of the special event is welcome news for racers throughout the western United States, but it has a special meaning to those in Southern California, the birthplace of organized drag racing. The dragstrip at Auto Club Speedway fought noise issues for several years, which forced the JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals to be held in Las Vegas for the last three seasons. Now, the event is returning to Fontana, where it was held from 2006 to 2011.
West Coast Classic drag race at Autoclub Dragway Fontana, brought to you by FigSpeed. Hear everything about this great event, modeled after the famous Spring Fling races. Chris Forsythe will have everything you need to know about the schedule, the parking, the racing and the big checks.
Kelly will call in from Clay City KY to talk about the Ultimate 64 drag race. One racer will get a chance to make a pass down the track with Jeg Coughlin.
House of Grudge will be coming out on MavTV and Steve from SHRA radio brings Ken Herring to the show to talk about it. Ken is well known from the PassTime TV show, but he is a Texan racer and chassi builder that knows his stuff. Find out what makes this new TV show so special.
Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, followed by two rounds of qualifying for the AMSOIL Nitro Funny Cars, U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stocks, Nitro Harleys, Crower Pro Mods and Jet Dragsters.
Final qualifying will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with pre-race ceremonies at 4:45 p.m. Final-elimination rounds will take place at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.