After 2 years since converting from the NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car Ranks to a Nitro Funny Car, the Team of Nancy Matter is excited to announce they will be competing at multiple quarter mile events this coming September, 2019.
The first event of the two is with the United Nitro Funny Car Association during the Southwest Nitro Shootout in Tucson, Arizona September 6th and 7th. The follow up event will be a short two weeks later during the National Hot Rod Association’s Heritage Race at Osage Casino Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 20th and 21st.
Matter’s Team is led by her life long friend and Legendary Hall of Fame Drag Racer, Dale Pulde.
“We have been testing for the last 14 months at a variety of tracks throughout the midwest” states Matter, “we were already planning on going to Tulsa for the Heritage Race when Dale (Pulde) spoke with Bucky (Austin) about the possibility of another Race in Tucson with the UNFC. It was an easy decision for us when the race was confirmed.’
DALLAS — After a brief celebration of their first win at Funny Car Chaos, April 27, 2019 at Mokan Dragway, knowing the real work has just begun, the Guardian For Heroes Nitro Funny Car Team of Nancy Matter, led by Legendary life long friend, Dale Pulde, is honored to announce their new partnerships with Glen Sander Engineering, SSI and System One Oil Filtration Systems.
There is no question that facilitating and driving a nitro funny car, for Matter, is a life long dream come true. Matter competed within the NHRA and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Top Alcohol Funny Car for more than 10 years, crediting Lou and Vicki Gasparrelli for allowing her as a kid to help around their Top Alcohol Funny Car for several years in Southern California.
“Since switching to a Nitro Funny car last year, we literally changed everything on the car from when we brought it to Texas” stated Matter, “We’ve been on a steep learning curve transitioning from NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car to an NHRA Legal Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car. We’ve been building all new relationships with many racing manufacturers as well, their expertise is top notch and invaluable to all racer’s success. Glen, Rich and Mark have been extremely supportive of our new endeavor and we are incredibly grateful to team up with all three of these highly reputable companies.”
Madison IL – In all forms of racing, it’s common knowledge to expect the unexpected, on and off the track. One of the most unexpected off track events of the 2016 drag racing season is the inclusion of NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Cars in the newly resurrected American Drag Racing League Series. The Alcohol classes are one of 5 Professional Classes that the ADRL is offering as an alternative racing platform, not a replacement platform to the existing format available.
The Guardian for Heroes Foundation – Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Legacy Funny Car team piloted by Nancy Matter is taking on this new opportunity in St Louis for the Inaugural American Drag Racing League Series set to debut on November 4 and 5th, 2016 at Gateway Motorsports Park named Dragstock XI.
“We are extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity that Larry Jeffers and Kenny Nowling have put together. Their team has spent hundreds of hours restructuring and rebuilding this series” noted Matter. “With the PDRA having an additional platform for the NHRA J&A Pro Mod Series, now the Alcohol Class has an alternative racing platform as well.”
Coming off a whirlwind of changes in 2015, Matter’s Team is thrilled for the opportunity to represent a company who supports not only First Responder and Military members, but The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit as well.
Matter acknowledges their on track performance was far from spectacular in 2015 since not only did they change their engine combination which leaves little to no data after brief test sessions, but Matter also sustained an injury to her left foot in July which subsequently, sidelined the team throughout the majority of the season from any racing activities.
“We experienced an immense amount of change during the 2015 racing season” notes Matter. “Being injured was one thing, but our alliance with Wayne, Deby, Jeff and Amy Kyle, Guardian For Heroes Foundation and The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit has been an incredible honor for us and we look forward to what the future has in store, on and off Track. We learned a lot of what didn’t work last year and we’ve made a plethora of changes that we’re hoping will produce results when we test in San Antonio next week.”
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.
May 1st and May 2nd, 2015, marked the second annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit. On the second day of the event, The Guardian for Heroes Alcohol Funny Car Team driven by Nancy Matter was there with the car on display during part the festivities.
“There were a lot of different events all happening at the same time” noted Matter, “When Wayne and Deby Kyle invited us to put the car on display, we were absolutely thrilled to be a part of such an honorable cause. Chris Kyle started Guardian for Heroes in 2012 with a vision that his Family vows to continue, now and in the future”.
“There were Navy Seals, as well as well highly decorated Army, Air Force and Marine Soldiers in attendance. We had many men and women from our military sign the car including The Kyle Family on the Hood of the Monte Carlo exclusively around Chris’s name”.