BITHLO, FL – It didn’t take long for Greg Anderson to leave an impression at the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing. The four-time Pro Stock world champion rocketed to the provisional No. 1 qualifier spot on Friday at Orlando Speed World Dragway, making the quickest run in the history of electronic fuel injection (EFI) Pro Stock with a monumental blast of 6.474-seconds at 213.03 mph in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro.
Joining Anderson as the provisional low qualifiers at Orlando were Todd Tutterow in Pro Mod, Dillon Voss in C&C Pumping Pro 632 and Bruce Thrift in Thrift Motorsports Top Sportsman.
After one day, Anderson’s 6.474 puts him in a good spot as he tries to claim the $75,000 prize, which the largest single-race payout in Pro Stock history.
“It felt really nice in low gear and just floated the front end out there,” Anderson said. “This has been a fun race. You can concentrate on your race car and make the changes you want to make. It’s been great so far and I’m looking forward to (Saturday). It’s going to be a really fun deal. The car should and could run better tomorrow, so that’s fun. I love fast racing and I love quick E.T.s and big speeds.”
Driveline component manufacturer also presenting DI Behind-the-Scenes videos
ORLANDO – In support of its diehard sportsman racing customers, Strange Engineering has stepped up as the presenting sponsor of the sportsman classes at the inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing, race officials announced today. The driveline and suspension component manufacturer is also sponsoring Drag Illustrated’s behind-the-scenes social media video clips from the race.
The World Doorslammer Nationals, March 6-8 at Orlando Speed World Dragway, features Pro Stock and Pro Mod racers competing for more than $300,000 in prize money. But the race also includes C&C Pumping Pro 632, as well as sportsman racing in Thrift Motorsports Top Sportsman, and BLP Extreme Performance Super Pro and Pro ET.
“The sportsman racers have been our primary focus for as long as I can remember,” said J.C. Cascio, sales manager, Strange Engineering. “They’re by far the largest group of racers and they provide us the most feedback. As we evolve our product line, it’s based on the feedback from our sportsman racers. We’ve been associated with a lot of sportsman racers over the years.”
ORLANDO – Diamond Pistons, a leading manufacturer of racing pistons, is the latest high-performance manufacturer to sign on as an event sponsor of the inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing, race officials announced today.
The World Doorslammer Nationals, March 6-8 at Orlando Speed World Dragway, will pay $75,000 to the winner in Pro Stock and $50,000 to the Pro Mod victor. Top-tier teams in both classes utilize Diamond Pistons products in their race engines.
“Doorslammer drag racing has always been at the heart of Diamond,” said Mark Gearhart, director of content, Race Winning Brands. “It’s a no-brainer to support an event that will showcase some of the finest examples at the World Doorslammer Nationals.”
Philadelphia Racing Products Named Sponsor for Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals Presented by CTech Manufacturing
ORLANDO – It was announced today that Philadelphia Racing Products, a leading high-performance racing parts manufacturer, will be a sponsor for this weekend’s Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing.
The inaugural event takes place Friday through Sunday at Orlando Speed World Dragway, offering a purse of more than $300,000 to the biggest stars in Pro Stock and Pro Mod. For PRP, the highly-anticipated event marked an ideal opportunity to get their brand in front of racers and the massive fanbase expected to attend the history-making race.
“I think this race is a great idea and we’re thrilled to be part of it,” PRP’s Richard Schonberger said. “At Philadelphia Racing Products, we believe in this race and we’re excited to see it come together. There are a lot of these types of races with big payouts in other classes, so it’s great to see this happen in Pro Stock and Pro Mod. Events like this are what fans like to see, and I think the place is going to be packed. It’s going to be great.”
Gibtech, Winberg, GRP, Western Motorsports Research & Development Become Qualifying Round Sponsors of World Doorslammer Nationals
ORLANDO – Former NHRA Pro Stock star V. Gaines has voiced his support for this weekend’s inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing, as four of Gaines’ Western Motorsports companies have signed on as qualifying session sponsors.
Gibtec Pistons, Winberg Crankshafts, GRP Connecting Rods and Western Motorsports Research & Development will sponsor the event taking place Friday through Sunday at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
The World Doorslammer Nationals will feature Pro Stock and Pro Mod, two major classes that use products from Gaines’ companies. The event turns the classes into headliners, paying $75,000 to the winner in Pro Stock and $50,000 to winner in Pro Mod.
“In this day and age, it’s not very often a company can be a part of writing history, or should I say being involved in something historic,” said Mark Beatty, who has led Gaines’ marketing efforts for nearly three decades. “We are all excited to be involved in a motorsports event that will change the landscape for all events moving forward. We want to thank all the racers, fans, spectators and other companies that have joined together for what will be an amazing weekend.”
Bill Miller Engineering (BME) Added as Sponsor for Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing
ORLANDO – The sponsor list continues to grow for the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing, as race officials announced today that Bill Miller Engineering (BME), an industry leader in forged aluminum pistons and connecting rods, has been named a sponsor for the inaugural race.
The event takes place Friday through Sunday at Orlando Speed World Dragway, putting the focus on Pro Stock and Pro Mod. The classes will get headline status, awarding $75,000 to the winner in Pro Stock and $50,000 to the Pro Mod winner. It’s a focus that BME can get behind, too, as the company has been a longtime supporter of the popular doorslammer categories.
“Let’s face facts: people like doorslammers and they can relate to doorslammers. In the doorslammer category, and especially with Pro Mod because we’ve been involved with Pro Mod from the beginning, it’s exciting. It’s one of those deals where we’re happy to be involved. It should be a great event,” BME Founder Bill Miller said.
Pro Stock, Pro Mod Descend Upon Orlando At Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing
ORLANDO – Big money, stellar racing conditions and the biggest names in the doorslammer world. The Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing will it all as the history-making race holds its inaugural event Friday through Sunday at Orlando Speed World Dragway. The race features Pro Stock and Pro Mod in the spotlight, with the top names in each class vying for the biggest single-race payouts in their respective classes in 2020.
The winner in Pro Stock will earn $75,000 – and major bragging rights – while the Pro Mod winner walks away with $50,000 as the total purse will reach more than $300,000. There will also be exciting action in Pro 632, Top Sportsman and more, as well as a $25,000-to-win best two-out-of-three match race in Factory Stock Showdown with Bo Butner and Dave Kramer.