IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour Presented By AMSOIL Doubleheader June 5-7 At State Capitol Raceway
NORWALK, OH – The IHRA’s Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour Presented By AMSOIL will host a double event on the weekend of June 5-7 at State Capitol Raceway in Port Allen, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge.
State Capitol Raceway’s gates will open on Friday, June 5, at noon, with tech inspection from 3-9 p.m. Test ‘n’ Tune will be conducted from 5-10 p.m.
On Saturday, June 6, gates will open at 7:30 for racers and tech inspection begins at 8 a.m. Two rounds of time trials will begin at 10 a.m., followed by Pro-Am eliminations.
Youngstown, OH – This past Wednesday evening, Top Dragster competitors Tom and Ryan Martino (Martino Motorsports) were present at Youngstown City Hall for the unveiling of the newest addition to the City of Youngstown’s famed streets, a Welcome to Youngstown sign dedicated in their names.
“Having the sign erected feels like having a star put down on Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, California. Our city has a deep-rooted tradition of producing championship athletes and sports teams, many of which helped put our City in the world-wide spotlight on numerous occasions. We’ve been a part of this formula since the 1970s. It’s great to be recognized for our accomplishments with the Welcome to Youngstown sign”, states Ryan Martino.
Dallas, TX – Nancy Matter Motorsports welcomes the Rusty Beagle Sports Grill as their new associate partnership on the Chris Kyle – Guardian for Heroes / NTX Diesel Monte Carlo Top Alcohol Funny Car for the remainder of the 2015 racing season.
“Rusty Carlock was the Founder of ‘The Beagle’ as we call it” states Matter, “Rusty unexpectedly passed from Cancer on March 27, 2015 leaving the business to operate under the careful guidance of his son, Charlie.”
After attending a Spirit of a Hero Event, honoring Sgt. Omar Milan, Matter and approximately thirty of the Combat Veteran attendees went to The Beagle to eat dinner where Charlie Carlock introduced himself to the group.
JOHN FORCE STILL LEADING CHARGE WITH PEAK CHEVROLET CAMARO
TOPEKA, KS – It is hard to find an athlete more focused on the task at hand than 16-time Funny Car champion John Force. It is equally hard to find anyone more involved in so many aspects of their business than Force. Leading up to the Southern Nationals last week Force spent nearly a week straight at John Force Racing’s expansive Brownsburg, Indiana race shop logoing and designing the trailer, Top Fuel dragster, three Funny Cars, helmets and firesuits to welcome new primary sponsor Monster Energy. This week leading up to the NHRA Kansas Nationals Force will have a few less details to button up but he will still be as high energy as ever.
“We brought on Monster Energy last weekend to Brittany’s Top Fuel team. I was sleeping on the floor of the shop to make sure we got everything done. I have to thank the whole team plus all our suppliers for getting everything done in time. My team is back in the blue Chevrolet Camaro with Peak Antifreeze and Coolant so we want to get them taken care of too. It has been a busy year already,” said Force.
Inaugural Battle Of The Jet Fire Trucks At IHRA Nitro Jam Summer Nationals At Cordova International Raceway May 29-30
Mark Smith’s jet-powered U.S. Fire Force fire truck is a popular attraction at every IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series national event. His candy apple red 1940 Ford fire truck is powered by not one, but two jet engines. Its flame-belching, ground-pounding passes down the quarter mile never fail to drop the jaw of even the most jaded motorsports fan.
Boise, ID – Coming off a successful March Meet debut, Marc Meadors and the Goodguys Racing Team loaded up their brand new Nitro burning “Good Times” 1970 Camaro Funny Car and headed to Boise, Idaho for last weekend’s 45th annual Ignitor at Firebird Raceway. The team’s goal? Have fun and log their first sub six-second run.
With a stubborn low pressure system parked over the entire Western U.S., qualifying was reduced to just two Saturday sessions after a complete Friday washout. With 10 teams vying for 8 spots, the pressure was on to “make the show.” Unfazed, Meadors drove the big Camaro right down the groove to qualify with a 6.119 @ 232.71 – good for the 7th spot in Sunday’s eliminations.
NORWALK, OH – Brandon Booher is working his way back into championship form in NHRA’s North Central region, where he now has back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2015. The for-hire Pro Mod tuner drove the AB Construction Top Alcohol Dragster to his seventh regional-level final round at Summit Motorsports Park last weekend, just two weeks after taking runner-up at the season opener in Indianapolis.
“It was definitely good to be in those final rounds and to acquire the points. Obviously I would’ve liked to win them both, or at least one. It certainly could’ve been worse. I suspected a few issues at Indy, though they were overshadowed by other unrelated problems. Those issues made themselves evident at Norwalk, but there was nothing we could do about that at the track. I just had to maintain performance and do my job as a driver,” said Booher, who also tunes the family-owned car.