Saturday will be $1000/WIN guaranteed and a Wally Run-off!
CAYUGA, ON – The Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series rolls into Toronto Motorsports Park this weekend July 29-30. Presented by DSE Automotive, the popular sportsman drag racing series will host a double event with races on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s race will have the added bonus of $1000 to win GUARANTEED and the winner will go into a run-off with other bracket winners that day for an NHRA Wally based on best package.
Also this weekend will be the REVS Full Throttle Powersports RACE OF CHAMPIONS. This free event is open to all past winners in the TNTSS and will pay $1200 to the winner. There are 36 eligible drivers for this year’s ROC.
SONOMA, CA – Just like the human body, NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle’s are naturally aspirated, meaning they take in oxygen without assistance from an external device. Since the last time Hector Arana Jr. piloted his Lucas Oil Racing TV Buell down the quarter-mile at the previous event in mile-high Denver, there are two words with extra meaning at this weekend’s 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals — Inhale. Exhale.
“We are excited to be back at sea level,” said Arana, an 11-time national event winner. “I just can’t wait to go fast. Maybe we’ll see that illusive 200-mph run out there. We are gunning for it, and we’re going to do everything we can to get it for our team and Lucas Oil. We’ll have to see how it all unfolds and what the weather does for us.”
Currently, Arana holds the time slip for the fastest Pro Stock Motorcycle run in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history – 199.88 mph, posted in 2015 in Charlotte. The 200-mph barrier for the NHRA bikes is the next big milestone in drag racing. With the right atmospheric conditions, Sonoma Raceway is undoubtedly primed to host the first 200-mph motorcycle party.
SONOMA, CA – Two-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders has her sights set on some racing redemption in her bright red Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at scenic Sonoma Raceway, set in the heart of Northern California’s wine country.
“We love going to Sonoma,” Enders said. “It’s one of my favorite places to race, and let’s face it, a trip to the wine country is certainly fun and something my whole team looks forward to every year. This year I’m hoping to finally get a Wally (trophy) in Sonoma and get a little payback on the Christmas Tree after Denver.”
DELAWARE, OH – This year’s seventh annual JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout was the biggest to date with co-promoters Scott Bailey and Luke Bogacki reporting a total donation of $3,000 raised during the Dial for Dollars portion of the event earmarked for the JEGS Foundation: Racing for Cancer Research. Dial for Dollars has now raised more than $13,000 for the foundation in its five years of existence.
“Congratulations to this year’s winners and on behalf of my brothers and the 350-plus associates at JEGS, we thank everyone involved for this generous contribution,” said JEGS Vice President John Coughlin, one of four Coughlin brothers that own the aftermarket parts company. “Together with our racing friends, we continue to make huge strides in cancer research. The JEGS Foundation has been fueled by racers since its inception and fundraisers like this make a big difference.”
This year’s JEGS.com Dial for Dollars winner was Rich McCarty Jr., who pulled of a rare perfect run in a car that had only been down the track three times. For his extraordinary feat, he pocketed a $500 JEGS gift certificate.
TULSA, OK – Keith Haney is in the middle of a terrific season with his Keith Haney Racing team, a testament to the talented, hard-working crew members who support KHR’s “Notorious” and “Enigma” race cars. Notorious is the Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Chevrolet Camaro Pro Mod, while Enigma is KHR’s drag radial race car. Both have performed well this season, under the tuning of Brandon Pesz and Brandon Switzer.
KHR experienced a particularly strong race its last time out at Gateway Motorsports Park earlier this month. Enigma, driven by Pesz, won the Premier Street Car Association’s Radial vs. The World Class, while Haney and Notorious qualified No. 1 and reached the final round of the Mid-West Pro Mod Series.
DRIVERS FROM TEAM BODDIE RACING TO PARTICIPATE IN 16-CAR EXHIBITION AT 30TH ANNUAL TOYOTA NHRA SONOMA NATIONALS
SONOMA, CA – NHRA officials announced today that drivers from Team Boddie Racing, from the San Francisco area , will participate in a special 16-car exhibition race on Saturday, July 29 as part of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.
The field will be comprised of eight of the finest big tire cars and eight small tire cars. The racers will get one time trial on Friday and eliminations will begin on Saturday. Before the first round of competition the racers will do a special call-out to assert their dominance before the start of racing.
Johnson, Make-A-Wish team hope to extend final-round streak to three but leave a winner at Sunday in NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Sonoma, CA – Tommy Johnson Jr. has driven Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to two straight final rounds and he is ready to finish the job this weekend in the 30th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals in the wine country near San Francisco.
“We’ve been happy with the way the car has been performing the last few races,” Johnson said. “The last six races have been a pretty good stretch for us. But more than anything, we’d like get a win. Going rounds is great, but winning is awfully nice.”
The Make-A-Wish team Powered by Pennzoil and led by crew chief John Collins and assistant Rip Reynolds advanced to the final round of competition at Chicago but came up short two weeks ago to their Don Schumacher Racing teammate and NHRA points leader Ron Capps.