BAYTOWN, TX – With a tropical weather development entering the area and a high probability of rain throughout the coming weekend, Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) officials have decided to again postpone this weekend’s scheduled Texas Tango Nationals at Houston Raceway Park.
A future date for the event is being discussed, with the details of those plans expected in the coming weeks.
“It’s just too big of a risk,” said MWDRS Founder Keith Haney. “We pride ourselves in making decisions in the best interest of the racers, and with a forecast that continues to worsen – Saturday appearing to be a total washout and Friday looking doubtful – it makes the most sense to pump the brakes on the Texas Tango Nationals.
“We’re looking at our options to reschedule and hope to be able to make another announcement soon,” continued Haney. “Our partners at Houston Raceway Park support this decision and wants what is best for our racers and the fans in South Texas. These are some of the toughest decisions you make in the promotion business, but, again, our racers have already been through this once in the last few weeks and we couldn’t stand the thought of putting them through it again.”
ENNIS, TX — The legendary Street Car Super Nationals invades the Texas Motorplex this weekend with the inaugural EliteHP SCSN: Dallas, featuring some of the top grudge racers from the Lone Star State and nationwide.
In addition to being official event partners, Jay Boddie and Team Boddie are also entered in the event and planning to dominate the eighth-mile heads-up showdown. The Street Outlaws star highlights a weekend of grudge racing expected to give Texas fans one of the most thrilling experiences in motorsports Thursday through Saturday at the world-class facility run by Andy Carter.
“I’m not sure what to expect!” Carter said. “I’ve been begging (SCSN Promoter) Mel (Roth) for almost three years now to bring one of these races here. This one is a little different format than the others, but this track’s got a real good name with the grudge guys and the radial guys.
June 15th marks the pre-entry deadline for this year’s T&T Promotions Western Canadian Summer Classic
ALBERTA, CANADA – T&T Promotions 2nd Annual Western Canadian Summer Classic returns to Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association July 23-25, 2021. The biggest bracket race in Western Canadian history will be presented by RAD Torque Systems, GMack Oilfield Services, and Total Dairy Solutions.
More than $100,000 will be awarded throughout three days of intense Top Bulb, Bottom Bulb, and Junior Dragster competition. Over $20,000 will be dispersed through Racer Appreciation awards and round prizes.
Eliminations begin Friday with the $5K Warmup race before crowning two $10K champions on Saturday and Sunday. Last year’s main event winners, Richard Harder and James Rutherford, are likely to return in hopes of claiming another Western Canadian Summer Classic win. Junior Dragster competitors will have the opportunity to win $1,000 both Saturday and Sunday during their main event races.
Jason Padd will be looking to defend his title during the 48-car Top Bulb $20K Shootout on Saturday night. New for 2021 is the addition of a 32-car Bottom Bulb Shootout that pays $10K to win. The Top Bulb Shootout list is full, but Bottom Bulb drivers can send the $375 entry fee to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim a spot in the Shootout.
Beaver Spring, PA – In what was a long-running comic trip beginning in 1907, cartoonist Bud Fisher created the concept of two mis-matched characters, Mutt and Jeff. Over a decade ago, two almost similarly unlikely friends, Paul Burruss and Dylan Griffey began racing together known as Mutt and Jeff.
Now seven years later, their Mutt & Jeff Promotions Races have been on the minds of bracket racers in the northeast corner of the country. This week, hundreds will descend upon Pennsylvania’s Beaver Springs Dragway to do battle for thousandths of dollars in prizes along with more in random product and giveaway awards.
The action begins on Thursday with a $10,000-to-win race followed by a 32-car Dragster Shootout. Friday, the ante is upped to $20,000-to-win followed by another $10K race on Saturday. Saturday will also feature a 32-car Door Car Shootout.
“We’re always looking forward to visiting Beaver Springs Dragway,” says Burruss. “The track owner, Mike McCarcken has done so a great job transforming that facility into a great place where taking care of his customers is paramount. We can’t wait to get this party started. In addition to the purse, we’ve got a whole handbag full of product awards from a variety of sponsors. On Friday night, we’ll also have a Racer Appreciation Party with food and a DJ playing music.
by Ainsley Jacobs
Norwalk, OH – Hosted at the iconic Summit Motorsports Park, the fourth stop on the 2021 Holley NMRA Ford Nationals drag racing tour was the Inaugural NMRA Ford Performance Nationals on June 11-13 in Norwalk, Ohio, and the weekend wound down the fields in over a dozen classes to finish out strong with memorable winner’s circle celebrations.
Continuing his number one qualifying streak from St. Louis in Norwalk as well, Tony Hobson’s name topped the order for VP Racing Madditives Street Outlaw as his ProCharged 1990 Ford Mustang ran out the back door to go 4.353 at 165.01 mph. The Lake St. Louis, Missouri, resident took on John Urist in his Hellion Turbo 2015 Mustang, and although Urist had the hole shot advantage, he spun not long into the run and Hobson powered past to conclude another event with a win as his 4.422 at 164.81 mph time slip made things official.
Once again, the Edelbrock Renegade qualifying sheet hosted KBX Performance power in the top spot as Joel Greathouse, the 2020 season champion, piloted Jeremy Wolf’s turbocharged 1993 Mustang to a quick 4.612 at 154.00 mph timeslip. New Yorker Eric Bardekoff was close behind in second with his supercharged 2016 Mustang and a 4.640 at 154.58 mph trip. The two took out the rest of the field on their way to the finals where it was a wild fight for glory, but Greathouse refused to relinquish his advantage and got the job done with a 4.633 at 153.33 mph blast to cap off his second win of the weekend.
Solid Qualifying and Quarterfinal Results for Mopar Dodge//SRT Contingent at NHR New England Nationals
Epping, NH – It looked to be a very promising race day for HEMI®-powered machines at New England Dragway for the TascaParts.com New England Nationals, the sixth National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Camping World Drag Racing Series event of the season. Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) stablemates Matt Hagan and Ron Capps qualified No. 1 and No. 2 aboard their Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars, while Cruz Pedregon extended his season-long streak of qualifying in the top-half of the eliminations ladder with a sixth place seeding.
Reigning Funny Car world champion Hagan returned to Epping, New Hampshire, dragstrip as the defending three-time winner (2017, 2018, 2019) and in the hunt his first win of the 2021 season after taking his DSR Performance Mopar to the No. 1 qualifier position with his Friday evening run at 3.891 seconds at 331.53 mph. With that effort, Hagan earned three valuable bonus points and a first round bye. He powered his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to a 3.935 seconds/ 327.11 mph pass, the quickest of the opening round, to find himself paired with Tim Wilkerson for a quarterfinal showdown. The two competitors gave the crowd a great show and a close race but Hagan’s 3.983 sec./328.06 mph was just short of Wilkerson’s 3.956/324.44 mph winning pass to defeat the defending event champ.
EPPING, NH – For the seventh time in their careers, John Force and Robert Hight met in the final round. Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF PLATINUM Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car are now 4-3 against Hight and the AAA New England Camaro as they picked up their second win of the season, 153rd of Force’s career at the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway. Brittany Force and the Flav-R-Pac dragster team made an early exit in the first round but remain in the top five in points.
For the third consecutive race, John Force Racing has won the Funny Car category and for the fifth time in six races, John Force Racing has had at least one Funny Car in the final round. It is the 51st final round between John Force Racing drivers but the first since 2018 when Courtney Force beat John in Richmond, VA.
John Force and the PEAK / BlueDEF Chevy Camaro team got their race day started with a 4.279-second pass at 211.03 mph to defeat Cory Lee’s 6.092. It was 2018 Funny Car Champion J.R. Todd who fell to Force and the PEAK team in the second round. Force ran a 3.957-second pass at 329.18 mph to defeat Todd’s 4.006 at 319.98. Terry Haddock came off a bye to run against Force in the semifinals. Force had a solid 3.975-second pass at 324.83 mph that handed Haddock and his 4.199 at 296.96 the loss.