Caring for the drag racing community
The BDRHOF Benevolent Fund was established by the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame and registered with the Charities Commission in 2016 to create a professional fund raising platform to support injured racers and the Air Ambulances that support the tracks. The registered charity number is 1167197. A bank account has been set up and a BT MyDonate internet fundraising page is now live at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/bdrhofbenevolentfund .
The fund is run for drag racers by trustees who have had many years’ experience in the sport. Trustees are: Stu Bradbury, Simon Groves, Robin Jackson, Ian Messenger, Graham Beckwith, Ian Marshall and Phil Cottingham.
They would like to thank all those that have contributed to total contributions of £1,518 so far. Trustee and treasurer Simon Groves said ‘Many thanks to all those that have contributed through the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala last November, and for further contributions from Santa Pod Racers Club, Avon Park International Racers Association and Pennine Dragway’.
Popular racers from Discovery Channel returning to Lancaster
It was a successful night and huge crowd turnout from last year’s event when Kamikazi Chris and Boosted GT, representing the 405, took on the 716 Buffalo Street Outlaws in a thrilling show. Since then, all invoLancasterlved have been waiting with anticipation in regards to who was coming from the 405 to challenge the 716 this year.
As previously announced, Kamikaze Chris and his popular ElCo will be returning to WNY. This year, he’s bringing his fellow driver, Dominator, and his 1967 Dodge Dart from the popular “Street Outlaws” TV show on Discovery Channel
Fleet Week is a U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in cities (such as New York) for one week. Once the ships dock, the crews can visit its tourist attractions and enjoy various activities.
Dina Parise and her husband Andrew are originally from New York, but now reside in Georgia. “We are happy to make the (800-mile) trip for this event.” Said Dina Parise “Getting to thank our Military Members in person is what it’s all about.”
Steve’s Electric returns to present season opener!
NEW YORK – The Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series gets its eleventh season underway this weekend in western New York. Action kicks off Friday night at Lancaster Speedway & Dragway and then continues on Saturday afternoon at Empire Dragway in Leicester.
The TNTSS Memorial Day weekend double header presented by Steve’s Electric has a guaranteed $1000 to win each day and has become a tradition in the 10.90 based sportsman drag-racing series. To double up, racers will need to be good on the eighth mile at Lancaster and then just as good on the quarter mile at Empire.
Each TNTSS race is of course a qualifier for the REVS Full Throttle Powersports RACE OF CHAMPIONS coming up in June where all you have to do is be a TNTSS race winner and you are automatically entered into the free $1200 / WIN event.
BOWLING GREEN, KY – Following a triumphant return in 2016, the JEGS SPORTSnationals presented by Quick
Fuel Technologies will once again take center stage this weekend at scenic Beech Bend Raceway Park.
The highly-anticipated event, long been considered one of the crown jewels of Sportsman drag racing, is expected to attract more than 500 of the best drag racers from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
“There are certain races that just have a magical quality about them and this is certainly one of those events,” said JEGS Director of Media and Motorsports Scott “Woody” Woodruff. “Last year we brought the JEGS SPORTSnationals back to its ancestral home in Bowling Green and the response from the racers was overwhelming. We were able to rekindle the spirit of competition and camaraderie that helped make the early SPORTSnationals races so popular.”
Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Tanner Gray, Stevie Fast Jackson, Austin Williams and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro
Ron Capps discusses his historic 4th consecutive Funny Car win, his role in stopping the last 4 in a row, and hanging with WFO listeners in Topeka.
Top Fuel winner, Antron Brown gives the details of his victory, talks a little Top Gear America, and has a message for Stevie Fast.
Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray takes a break from his school work to debrief on his 2nd win of the season.
Jumps into Top 50 on first day on Amazon.com
DALLAS — Veteran sports personality Bob Wilber has released his long-awaited autobiography, “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts” with publisher Outskirts Press. It is on sale to the public, effective immediately, and can be purchased online at Amazon.com and other internet retailers. It can also be obtained in both print and digital versions. In just its first day on amazon.com it moved into the Top 50 Sports Biographies or Memoirs on sale.
The memoir traces Wilber’s life from the age of three to the present day, including tales of a childhood as the youngest son of a former Major League catcher (Del Wilber) and a radio-personality mother (Taffy Wilber) before recounting numerous stories about his own baseball career, his sports marketing experiences, and three stints as a senior-level executive for professional indoor soccer franchises in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Indianapolis.
In 1991 Wilber was named general manager of Heartland Park Topeka, and in that position he saw his first drag race. In 1996, he began a career working directly for National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drivers as a team manager and public relations representative, initially for Funny Car star Whit Bazemore, followed by Funny Car driver Del Worsham (1997-2008), as well as Worsham’s Funny Car teammates Frank Pedregon (2000-2002), Johnny Gray (2003-2004), Phil Burkart (2004-2006), and Jeff Arend (2007). Wilber then completed his 20-year career with Funny Car star Tim Wilkerson (2009-2015).