McFarland, CA – Johnny Ahten loaded up the new Ahten Racing truck and trailer and headed to the historic Auto Club Famoso Raceway last weekend for some testing and to put on a show for the Saturday Night Nitro event. What the Island Renovations/CleanBoost-801Racing/Fireman’s Brew team left with was even better. Two runs with trap speeds of 266+ mph proved they are moving in the right direction, and they captured some exciting video in the process.
“Since this was not a regular race, we decided to outfit the Stump Puller with a few video cameras,” said Ahten. “A few turned into four, which lead to some great video. My video guy, Chuck Costabile of Costabile Productions, was able to sync them all together and create a four camera angle video that highlighted our firstname.lastname@example.org run. We have made some changes to the combination and it really showed, added Ahten.
Madison, IL – Todd Hoerner won the X-DRL Xtreme Pro Stock title for the latest X-DRL national event, Xtreme Gateway Showdown. Checkout his winning run against a quicker Dean Goforth.
Bristol, TN – Steve Torrence wins top fuel, John Force takes home the fathers day trophy in funny car and Roger Brogden wins his first Wally!
Even though Mother Nature dumped whack of precipitation over-night on Saturday, she didn’t dampen the efforts of the GBM track folks or the racers. As soon as the last few drops quit, the crew was hard at it to dry and prep the drag strip. They quickly got the day in gear for the Rocky’s “Harleys by the Beach”, racing and the National Drag Racing Association’s 2nd Pro Doorslammer Series points race.
Race fans enjoyed plenty of thrilling two-wheeler action as bikes of every make full-throttled their way to the top end, with the Top Fuel Harleys producing some “on the edge of your seat” entertainment.
POMONA, CA – Retired Marine and former street stock and drag racer Richard Severance is so impressed with Prolong’s products, that when his daughters began participating in the IHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing League, he insisted on nothing but Prolong products in the engines and tanks of the girls’ Jr. Dragsters.
Impressed with the girls’ potential and passion for drag racing, Prolong became their sponsor in January of 2013. The Severance family will donate all the monetary proceeds from the girls’ winnings throughout 2013 to The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on behalf of Prolong.
Richard, who is a wounded warrior, joined the Marines in 1983 and retired from a military career in 2004. His daughters, Treasure, 14, and Angelica, 13, were both born in Okinawa and are proud to be able to support the WWP.
“I truly appreciate Prolong giving me the opportunity to race and I’m proud to be able to showcase Prolong as my sponsor,” said Treasure. “Prolong allows us to do what we love and support our favorite organization at the same time.”
Brandford, ON – Angela Ray’s Thoroughbred Mare – Moving through the male dominated sport of Pro Modified drag racing, Angela Ray is an upcoming sensation since late in 2012 when she officially announced her arrival with the “Magic Racing Team” and the highly distinctive blown injected Shelby Mustang.
13-06 Cover FINAL 650Hawaiian Punch! – How about an 8-second quarter-mile, street driven 1969 Chevy Malibu convertible… pretty cool right? What about if we told you that it weighs 3,800 pounds, has a little 406 small block with nitrous under the hood and rides on 8” wheels… now that is badass!
Extreme Event #1 Rocks Canadian Long Weekend In Grand Bend – 6-second quarter-mile Pro Doorslammers, 5-second Alcohol Funny Cars, an insane Jet Dragster, tons more fast cars and lots and lots of original music… there’s no better way to start the Canadian summer!
Just Say No! – No More “No Bottle” for Ron Rhodes as he puts the world of stock suspension nitrous oxide drag racing on notice with his wicked small block on juice!
The Winning State of Mind – The Drag Racer’s Mental State
Shawn Langdon, Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel Dragster (silver):
Shawn Langdon enters the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in second place in the NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel point standings. He trails first-place Tony Schumacher by one point and leads third-place Spencer Massey by 85 points.
Langdon enters the New England Nationals having won three races this season, more than any other Top Fuel driver, including two of the last three; he visited the winner’s circle in Topeka, Kan. in May and at Englishtown, N.J. earlier this month. His first win came at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. in February. He now has four-career Top Fuel wins.
Langdon has been a solid qualifier this season; his average qualifying position is 4.50. He was the No. 1 qualifier at three of the last six races taking top qualifier honors at Charlotte, Atlanta Dragway and Topeka, and he has qualified in the top-four positions at six of the 10 events this year. Langdon has nine career No. 1 qualifiers.
Langdon has advanced to at least the semifinals at six of the 10 races this season; he has three wins among five final-round appearances, and he has advanced to the final round at four of the last six races.