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Track Prep underway for Day 2 of NMCA/NMRA Nitto Tire Nationals

Commerce GA – After rain shortened the second round of qualifying at the 3 rd Annual Nitto Tires All-Star Nationals, the Atlanta Dragway crew is hard at it preparing the track for today’s competition.  Qualifying will resume with the second round after it was was halted around 9 PM last night by rain. 

The rest of the day’s weather forecast calls for clear skies and cool temps in the low 70’s.  Should prove to be a great day for record setting performance.  If you can’t make it to the track, stop by the live feed, galleries or event results to stay up on the latest action at the third Annual Nitto Tire NMCA/NMRA All-Star Nationals.  Sundays forecast is even better!

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Final Results from Gainesville Raceway LODRS Event

Gainesville, FL – Sunday was picture perfect weather for the final day at the Gainesville LODRS event.  Over 434 cars would start eliminations in round 1.  Flawless runs from all teams made for a quick day.  The race ran without incident after seeing several oil downs and a Top Alcohol Dragster tire explosion that lead to a day of frustration for the teams and track crew.

Class winners:
Top Alcohol Dragster – Alvin Moser, Hilltown PA
Top Alcohol Funny Car – Wayner Morris, Lincoln University PA
Comp Elim – Jim Kimbrough, Pace FL
Super Stock – Peter Biondo, Maspeth NY
Stock – Dick Kincaid, Canton OH
Super Comp – Steve Mikus, Ashley MI
Super Gas – Peter Bionda, Maspeth NY
Super Street – Dave Connolly, Elyria, NY
Top Sportsman – Gilmer Hinshaw, Burlington NC
Top Dragster – Jason Hoff, Littlestown PA
10.0 Index – Vic Singer Jr, Summerfield FL
11.0 Index – Brian Radley, Belleview FL
12.0 Index – Jason Rollins, Alchua FL

Finals Pictures – click here

Final Round Results, all Classes – click here

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DragStory to cover NHRA Division 2 Lucas Oil Series

BRADENTON, Fl – This weekend is the start of the 2011 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing series with the season opening race at division two’s Bradenton Motorsports Park outside Bradenton FL.  DragStory.com will be on hand to cover the event from the first round of qualifying on Friday through the finals on Sunday afternoon. 

DragStory will cover all 5 Division 2 events in 2011.  “Expanding our photo journalism to the Lucas series is a natural progression of what we do at DragStory.com”, stated editor Mark Walter.  “We are dedicated to providing the highest level of visibility for sportsman racers across the world of drag racing.” 

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  With over 1.6 million page views of their event photo coverage since the website came on line in June of 2009, the old adage appears to be true.

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Racing Starts Early Livin’ in the South!

Warner Robins, GA – One of the great things about living in the south is the racing we can do nearly year round.  I happened out to the our home track, Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, GA for the first test and tune session of the year.  With temps hovering right around 70 degrees and clear skies I was able to get a few shots to share with our faithful readers.  Hope this helps cheer up my northern friends as they brace for yet another snow storm mid week!

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Yellow Bullet Nationals Live from Cecil County

Rising Sun, Md – It’s here, the most anticipated race event of the fast door car world for 2010.  With it’s huge success as the leading message board and community in the fast door car world of drag racing, it was a natural fit to have an outlaw race with the Yellow Bullet name.  

“It’s been years in the making” stated board owner Monty Mihko, “the guys have talked to me for the last few seasons about doing a race.  With the direction of many organizations in question we felt it was time to do this.”  When asked if this would become an annual event, Mihko had this to say, “Ask me on the Wednesday after…but seriously, we are hoping to do this again.  I can’t thank the vendors and sponsor enough for their support of this race.   They are making the difference.”

Look for live internet coverage of the race on DragStory.com’s Outlaw TV, http://odrtv.com, starting with the first round of qualifying at 10:00 am on Saturday morning

As you can see, the pits are already starting to fill with race rigs and was only 10:00 am with this picture was taken. We are currently overcast from hurricane Earl with a possibility of showers until about 4 Friday afternnon.  The rest of the weekend looks like it’s going to be great!

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Vauxhall signs Redvictor1 Racing

Courtesy of Redvictory 1 Racing

Wolverhampton, UK – We are proud to announce a partnership between Vauxhall Motors and the Redvictor1 Racing Team to support the MSA Pro Modified campaign with the new Redvictor 3 Street Legal Pro modified Car. The team will be running under the VXR banner to promote the flagship Vauxhall performance range with, what will be again, the fastest road going Vauxhall on Planet Earth!

Team Principal Andy Frost said ” We are very happy and proud to announce a partnership with this great company. Over the years we have worked hard to promote the team, along with the Vauxhall name, to a worldwide audience, and feel this recognition is a fantastic gesture and reward for that effort. We are looking forward to working with Vauxhall in promoting the VXR brand as synonymous with superlative high performance vehicles. Andy and the team would like to extend their gratitude to Vauxhall for their faith and support in this venture.

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