Yorba Linda, CA – Veteran Top Fuel and Funny Car tuner Todd Smith has joined John Force Racing it was announced today. Smith, of Cooper City, Florida, will take over the lead tuning duties of the Castrol EDGE Top Fuel Dragster. The veteran tuner was released by Don Schumacher Racing at the end of October.
“We come from a Funny Car background and Todd has a long background in Top Fuel. He had success in Funny Car leading (Jack) Beckman to the championship in 2012 but I am excited to have another Top Fuel guy join the team. Jimmy Prock has a Top Fuel background and our brain-trust can continue to work together for success in both classes. Todd will have the lead on the Castrol EDGE dragster working day to day with Dean Antonelli,” said JFR team owner John Force.
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Hot Rod Bob Beck went to Japan to film the Mooneyes Hot Rod event and may or may not make it in studio tonight depending on Jet Lag.
Lake St. Louis, MO —In light of recent statements made on various media outlets, I feel that the ADRL community deserves a more in-depth account of what has transpired over the course of 2013 that led us to this unfortunate situation. Before getting started I want to personally thank every ADRL racer, team owner, crewmember, sponsor, track partner and fan who has called, sent texts and sent emails offering their support during this difficult transition. It is that support and loyalty that drives me each and every day.
Shortly after reacquiring one hundred percent ownership of the ADRL in December of 2012, my partner Jack Switzer and I sat down and worked up a purse structure for the 2013 ADRL Tour. After weeks of planning and careful consideration we arrived at a figure of $611,200.00 to be paid out over eight events.
LONDON, ON – Over the past several years the term MOvember has gained plenty of traction as a way to raise funds in support of men’s health issues, with men around the world growing out their moustaches in support of the cause. This year the Northern Force Racing team decided to officially get in on the action by growing their MO’s to show support and the results were nothing short of outstanding.
“I’ve personally been growing my stache out for the past three years when MOvember comes around,” said driver Jory Elliott. “This year I thought it’d be fun if we put a team together and I even convinced my dad (Team Owner, Bob Elliott) to grow his out for the month. I mean, the guy had a mean stache in the 80’s so I thought at the very least he could revisit some of his former glory.”
The team set a modest goal to raise $500 over the course of the month long fundraising campaign, but a late-month surge, due to some well-timed contests, pushed the final tally to more than $1,100.
POMONA, CA – Three-time National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon will sign autographs in the Prolong(r) Super Lubricants booth at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show (#2432) on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
PRI attendees are encouraged to stop by to learn more about the Prolong product line and receive a complimentary hero card autographed by Dixon.
Prolong sponsored Larry Dixon Racing throughout the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Dixon uses Prolong’s Nitro Racing Oil, Engine Treatment, Super Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer and Waterless Wash & Shine.
In addition to winning three NHRA Full Throttle World Championships, Dixon has racked up 62 national event victories, 51 top qualifying spots, 46 low elapsed time runs and 33 top speed passes.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – VP Racing Fuels today introduced two new unleaded, nonoxygenated race fuel blends — C20™ and VP Unleaded Extreme™ — with each offering significant performance gains over other unleaded fuels on the market, according to Jason Rueckert, VP’s Regional Manager-Midwest. “As with any VP fuel, C20™ is best in class, but you could say VP Unleaded Extreme™ is in a class by itself!”
“C20 is an improvement on VP’s popular C10™ race fuel with increased power and torque, along with a significantly higher octane rating of 103 (R+M/2) for better detonation protection,” said Rueckert. “It can handle 30 lbs of boost and compression ratios up to 12:1, plus its RVP is higher for better vaporization in naturally aspirated engines.”
“Last year at this time I had so many decisions on my plate. Right before the end of last season my wife, Michelle, my son, Robert, and myself were tossing around ideas about Robert moving up from his Junior Dragster but weren’t sure as to what kind of car. Then, I wrecked my car at the last PMRA/Quick32 race of the year. So, not only was a second car put on the back burner I didn’t even know if I would get MY car back before the season started; then everything changed,” said Team Owner/Top Sportsman Driver, Bob Bauer.