TNT Super Series DRIVER OF THE YEAR award returns in 2014 with Performance Improvements and Royal Purple

TORONTO, ON – The Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series is pleased to announce its popular Driver Of The Year award will return in 2014. After a successful launch in 2013, this one-of-a-kind prize is catching people’s attention in the sportsman ranks.

The Performance Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR, lubricated by Royal Purple will go to the driver with the best overall winning package during the entire 2014 TNTSS season. The winner will receive a 2015 Royal Purple sponsorship including product valued at $2500.00 and a merchandise valued at $500.00.

According to TNTSS Director Ted Barnes, this award is different for the drag racing community. “Essentially we take the best 7 runs for all drivers who attend a minimum of 8 races. Only round wins that are green on the tree and on the good side of the index count.”

Pay close attention to the rules for this award as bye runs count. See http://www.tntsuperseries.com/rules.htm#DOTY for full details. Continue reading

Booher Starts Season with Four-Wide Runner-Up

CONCORD, NC – As he anticipated, Top Alcohol Dragster driver/tuner Brandon Booher started his 2014 season in the same way he Brandon Booher - 2014 - 4-Wideended his last season; running in the low five-thirties and racing to the final round. The Champaign, Ill.-based driver overcame powerful A/Fuel competitors and parts breakage to persist through eliminations at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway near Charlotte last weekend.

Booher made a statement in the opening qualifying session, posting a 5.324/274 MPH blast down the race track. He backed it up with consistent 5.330 and 5.327 elapsed times during the later two qualifying sessions, but it was his first run of the season that was good enough to place him sixth in the field of nitromethane-injected A/Fuel dragsters. Continue reading

Tenth annual Mr. Aruba race raises more than $10K for JEGS Foundation

DELAWARE, OH – Mike “Mr. Aruba” DeChicco has been hosting his charity drag race for several years, and the 2014 edition will go down as the most successful to date.

The 10th annual Mr. Aruba “Winter Nationals” Bench Race and Charity Challenge raised more than $10,000 for the JEGS Foundation, bringing the total raised by DeChicco and Jane Graebner to nearly $40,000.

“I was able to attend this year’s event and I sure had a lot of fun,” reigning world champion Pro Stock racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. said. “The racing was great, the bench racing was epic, and the trash-talking was world class. These folks know how to have fun, and we continue to be so honored that they honor the JEGS Foundation and make these incredible contributions each year.” Continue reading

Antron Brown, Robert Hight, Jimmy Alund, Andrew Hines, Dan Pomponio, Michalek Bros. Racing, and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio

HOLLYWOOD, FL – zMAX Dragway 4-Wide NHRA Nationals winners Antron Brown, Robert Hight, Jimmy Alund, Andrew Hines, WFO RadioDan Pomponio, and the Michalek Brothers all join host Joe Castello, along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio Nitro. To listen now, go to http://www.wforadio.com or click “latest show” button.

Top Fuel winner, Antron Brown, talks about his second win of the season, discusses his thoughts on doing “more 4-Wide” drag racing in the future, and his double holeshot victory in the final round. Continue reading

Tire Shake Ends Kon Rodz Race Day Early

CONCORD, NC – Top Alcohol Funny Car team Kon Rodz Racing suffered a surprising first round loss at the NHRA Four-Wide Cassie Simonton Indy 2013_NVW photoNationals last weekend after driver Cassie Simonton qualified a career-high No. 2. The Spiro Kontos-owned KonRodz entry was in race-winning form through qualifying, but tire smoke quickly ended the Canadian team’s weekend.

Simonton’s Randy Anderson-tuned Monte Carlo funny car overpowered the track on the first qualifying run. The Minnesota driver streaked to a 5.624/259 MPH lap, enough to sit in the No. 2 spot after day one of qualifying. The Kon Rodz machine improved further in the final qualifying session, running 5.587/260 MPH, which was low of the round by almost a tenth of a second. Simonton would start eliminations from the No. 2 spot, just four thousandths of a second behind No. 1 qualifier Steve Harker. Continue reading

Wrapping up the 2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance

MILLINGTON, TN - The annual Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) Super Chevy - Memphisbrought out over 30,000 fans to celebrate all things Chevrolet. The show offered something for everyone with car shows, drag racing, swap meet, car coral and a midway filled with vendors and family fun activities. The action at the track was nonstop and highlighted by the PRO Show, the Superwinch wheel stander and the Hanna Stable of Jet Funny Cars and the ever popular Queen of Diamonds and of course the most incredible racing competition on the drag strip.

“The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance is one of the most anticipated shows at Memphis International Raceway with many participants coming from miles around and enjoying the many festivities this show has to offer,” stated Pam Kendrick, VP and GM at Memphis International Raceway. “This year’s show was no different as every element of the show was unique. We are excited to announce the Super Chevy show will return to MIR in 2015.”

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The High School Drags Challenge at Autoclub Dragway Fontana is coming and Charlie Harmon will give us the inside scoop on the Speed Sceneevent. Hear about John Force and his involvement. There may even be a chance to race him at the event.

VW’s at the BugIn with Ron Fleming. Upcoming Bug In event at Irwindale dragstrip details.

Plus, Hillbilly ArmDropDrags with Arm Drop guy Kent Rose. Kent can give an interview like no one else. Kentucky Drag racing gives back to the community.
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