MotorManiaTV to Stream North Atlantic Truck Racing Series, Sled Bandit and King of the Street Events
Warner Robins, GA – Today, Mark Walter, CEO of J-Angel Productions and founder of MotorManiaTV.com (MMTV) announced he has reached an agreement with Sara Philips, owner and founder of the North Atlantic Truck Racing Series (NATRS), Sled Bandits, SS Pulling and King Of The Street Challenge (KOS) to stream 8 of their events on the 2019 Smoke & Speed season schedule.
“We wanted the best in the business to stream our events” stated Phillips. “When we realized David Anderson, former producer of Diesel TV at the National Hot Rod Diesel Association, was part of the team at MMTV, we knew we had selected the right company to showcase our drag races and sled pulls live over the internet.” Phillips contacted Anderson to start the coordination process to get on MMTV’s 2019 schedule.
With 45 events already slated for 2019, the team at MMTV knew they had their work cut out to make the 8 races blend with their already busy schedule. Walter had this to say about the addition to the their schedule, “When David contacted me about the series, my first thought was this is going to be tough to make happen this late in the year. I was really surprised how their schedule just blended in without any problems at all. Over the last 10 days, David and I worked with Sara to find the right streaming package and then make their events fit. We are very excited to help showcase the sportsman racers and crews participating in their races. We love it when the sportsman racers get noticed at the national level. This is why MMTV was created.”
MILWAUKEE, WI – Award-winning technology specifically designed to protect valuables is the must-have tool for kayakers, boaters, racers, off-road adventurers and anyone who tows. The patented “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology” of BOLT Locks is a convenient security option for protecting trailers, hitches, boats, ladders, kayaks and more, all while reducing key clutter on a keychain.
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BAYTOWN, TX – Houston Raceway Park will host the NHRA South Central Division race of the 2019 season on March 23-24 with the NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series will run in conjunction with the event along with the Division’s SDPC Raceshop Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes.
Gates at Houston Raceway open at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday with round 1 to follow in some classes. Eliminations will continue Sunday at 9a.m.
Tickets for Houston Raceway are $20 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children 12 years old and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
For more information call Houston Raceway, (281) 383-7223, or visit www.HoustonRaceway.com.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and RJS Racing Equipment announce a multi-year partnership that will see RJS Racing Equipment become the official safety equipment of the IHRA.
Located in Jupiter, Fla., RJS Racing Equipment is a manufacturer and seller of safety equipment for all types of motor racing. RJS Racing Equipment is dedicated to bringing high-quality items to customers at an economical cost with the personal service and care of a small business.
“RJS Racing Equipment manufacturers some of the best safety equipment on the market today and we are proud to have them be a partner of the IHRA,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “Some of the best racers at IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular, Summit Team Finals and Summit World Finals event all wear RJS Racing Equipment Products.”
BROWNSBURG, IN – NHRA trend spotters may have noticed members of Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) decked out in some fresh, new gear recently thanks to an expanded relationship with international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap.
DSR is pleased to announce New Era Cap has signed on to be the official clothing partner of the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing. DSR’s cadre of more than 100 traveling employees can be seen sporting the iconic brand when at the track competing on the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour.
New Era Cap expanded into NHRA Drag Racing in 2018 through a headwear partnership with DSR. Since that time, the relationship has developed into New Era Cap equipping DSR’s drivers, crew members, and front-of-the-house staff with branded polo shirts and outerwear.
“New Era is one of the most recognized names in sports and we’re thrilled to be able to align ourselves with such a prominent and revered brand,” said DSR team owner Don Schumacher. “We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with them.”
GAINESVILLE, FL – Rodger Brogdon didn’t get his first win of 2019, but the Pro Stock veteran did make someone’s weekend extremely special at the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals, and that more than made up for it.
Promising $5,000 to a lucky Pro Stock fan during the historic weekend at Gainesville Raceway, Brogdon gave away the prize on Sunday to Amanda Gadagno, a Greenwood, S.C. native who attended the race with her husband, Jimmy. Regulars at Gainesville, but mostly in the nitro pits, the Gadagno family spent considerable time in the Pro Stock area this year, walking away with a massive prize and an incredible experience.
“They were so excited. That was probably the best part of the weekend,” Brogdon said. “It was a lot of fun. None of us would be anything without the fans. They’re a great family and they were really amazed at what we do. I think we’ve got Pro Stock fans for life now. We won over a lot of fans this weekend and they now know a whole lot more about Pro Stock.”
GAINESVILLE, FL – Clay Millican serves up a runner up finish in the Top Fuel category at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals. The Mike Kloeber-led team had an almost perfect day to capitalize on their achievements as a new team for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello drag racing season.
The Straightline Strategy Group’s Top Fuel dragster finished qualifying with a strong top half of the field #7 position with a 3.74 at 326 mph.
With a weather delay start on Sunday, Millican faced the two rookies of the Top Fuel class in the first two rounds. First, he defeated Austin Prock with a 3.71 at 325 mph and then continued his rookie control with a 3.701 at 325 mph, best ET of the weekend for the team, against Jordan Vandergriff. Millican is one of the best drivers in the series and he proved that right with a quick pedal job to get the win over Doug Kalitta in round 3.
With the hopes of the Winner’s circle so close, the crew hustled and turned the car around as Kloeber delivered a compelling tune up. The Parts Plus/Strutmasters.com team was up against #12 qualifier Richie Crampton. With approximately 18 inches in .0032 seconds as the margin of victory at the finish line, Millican’s 3.75 at 324 mph wasn’t able to turn on the final win light.