It’s been a long cold winter in New England but Bob Tasca III has been hard at work rounding up sponsors to run a limited schedule for the 2015 season. Tasca announced at the end of the 2014 season he was going to run a limited race schedule and be back in a Ford! Tasca is very pleased to announce NewAutoParts.com will be the primary sponsor for the Four-Wide Nationals.
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PITTSBORO, NC – The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is proud to announce a unique and valuable program with Pilot Flying J that will provide a fuel discount card valid at all Pilot Flying J owned and operated travel centers to PDRA teams.
The 250+ race teams that participate in the PDRA Series will travel through dozens of states, logging thousands of miles to reach the destinations of the 2015 schedule. The PDRA will issue each series driver a fuel discount card to be used at most Pilot Travel Centers or Flying J Travel Plazas across the country for fuel savings.
Stow, OH– Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels returns to the NMRA racing scene this year as an official 2015 series sponsor for all national NMRA events. The company will also be posting contingency awards in all Pro and Sportsman classes as well as special-event classes.
“We look forward to this all Ford Mustang series every year,” stated Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, Mickey Thompson. “Our continued support of the series and the racers on the ground is means a lot to us, and we’re looking forward to another great season.”
The NMRA launches its 2015 season at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Fla., March 5-8. For more information about this exciting series, visit http://www.nmradigital.com
CHANDLER, AZ – Maddern Racing driver Chris Demke added another final round appearance to his national championship title defense last weekend at the NHRA West Region event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The 2015 Winternationals champion qualified No. 1 and laid down the quickest passes in the first two eliminations rounds before an engine failure stopped him in the final round. Maddern Racing also wrapped up their planned two-race schedule with the experimental “X” car driven by Ray Martin.
“Qualifying went well. We ran a 5.30 out of the box, which was a great baseline. Ray and the X car were right behind me so we were one and two after the first round of qualifying. The crew hopped up my car and once we got a good run on the X car we experimented with some stuff. While the experiment didn’t help the performance on the second run, we did learn a good bit of knowledge on a particular area of the tune-up. With Joey (Severance) ripping off a 5.28, I knew I would need a good run to beat that. We ended up one and four, which meant Ray and I would face each other in the semis if we both won first round,” Demke noted.
Norwalk, OH – IRG Sports + Entertainment™ and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) are proud to announce Wilkesboro Dragway has signed a multi-year sanctioning agreement to join the IHRA as a member track.
Located on Dragway Road, off historic Highway 421 and four minutes from Wilkesboro in North Carolina, the 1/8-mile drag strip is owned by Pat and Phil Halbedel. Joe Green is the track manager.
“We are pleased to welcome the Halbedel’s track to our IHRA family,” said IHRA President Scott Gardner. “North Carolina is a hotbed of motorsports activity and a strong area for sportsman racing and we are happy to have them on board.”
Hill Racing and RPM Magazine join forces to Sponsor multiple Canadian Drag Racing Series
ST CATHARINE’S, ON – Ian Hill Racing has signed RPM Magazine as the teams primary sponsor for 2015. As in previous years, Ian has partnered with his race team’s associate and major sponsors to support some of Canada’s premier Drag Racing Series’.
The Ian Hill Racing/RPM Magazine logo will be seen all over Ontario this summer amongst numerous racing series starting with becoming the primary title sponsor for the Modified Eliminator Category in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series.
Support will carry over into the Joes Transmission TNT Super Series’ as Ian Hill Racing/ RPM Magazine will title sponsor the first Canadian Event weekend on June 6-7 at Toronto Motorsports Park.
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1972 Corvette to be Transformed into Racing Champion
BRIGHTON, MI – For three days, starting March 10, some of the best manufacturers in the performance automotive aftermarket will team up to transform a typical 1972 Corvette purchased on eBay into a pro-touring ride that will go straight from the garage to the track. Working in Ridetech’s Jasper, Ind. shop, the 48-Hour Corvette will be updated with the latest suspension, brakes, engine, transmission, rear axle, air conditioning, wheels and tires, and a whole lot more.
Leading the performance charge will be engine experts from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Lingenfelter will supply a custom-crafted LS7 crate engine assembly whose 650 hp will help turn the American classic cruiser into a bona fide racing demon.