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.
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
Courtesy of WFO
HOLLYWOOD, FL – Drag Racing legend, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and 2004 Cup Champion turned part-time NHRA Pro Stock driver, Kurt Busch will join Joe Castello along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, live at 7 p.m. ET on WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday. To listen live or on-demand following the show, go to WFORadio.com.
“The Snake” stops by WFO Radio to talk about the 60th NHRA Winternationals where he will be honored by the NHRA Drag Racing community. Don will also discuss his venture into the Indy Car Series with longtime friend Chip Ganassi. Prudhomme gives a preview of “The Snake Pit”, a special collection of his classic race cars that will be present at the 60th Winternationals in Pomona, CA.
2011 Bud Shootout winner Kurt Busch took some time out from testing with NHRA Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson, to discuss his own test with his Mopar Dodge Avenger in Bradenton, FL, as well as, his preparation for his attempt to qualify for the upcoming Gatornationals. Kurt also discusses driving for Roger Penske and his attempt to win the 2011 Daytona 500.
Courtesy of Ahten Family
Santa Clarita, CA – The off season has proven to be short for many NHRA Drag Racing Teams. Johnny Ahten, pilot of the Ahten Family Top Alcohol Dragster team is thrilled that the off season is rapidly coming to an end.
After finishing out the 2011 season placing 3rd within the 2010 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Pacific Division 7 points series, Ahten’s team is hoping to better that this year and they know with the competition, they have their work cut out for them.
“We were having some issues with our fuel system” noted Ahten, “that was causing us severe part carnage. We’ve consulted several crew chiefs, including Don Jackson. We changed some things around and are now armed with a new combination along with parts and we have high hopes moving into the new year.
Bradenton FL – Three days of great competition where capped off with the crowning of the first champions of the 2011 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at the season opener held at Bradenton Motorsports Park.
There were many hard fought battles and tons of close racing in all classes as over 380 competitors vied for victory in 13 classes.
Along with all of the regular classes for any LODRS event, NHRA division 2 director Rich Schafer took the advice of his track owners and operators to add the 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0 index classes from the popular NHRA Unleashed series.
The new index classes allow local bracket racers the opportunity to run for a coveted ‘Wally’ and a divisional championship.
Courtesy Peen Rite Racing
Sun Valley, Ca. — Repeating a successful drag racing season is a tough act for any team. Following the success of 2010, the main goal for Chris Demke and The Peen Rite Top Alcohol Dragster Racing Team is to not only repeat, but also take an incredible journey towards earning the #1 Lucas Oil National Championship Title.
Demke’s team, led by Jerry Maddern, has established themselves as a major player within the NHRA Full Throttle and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Alcohol Class.
Their accomplishments from last year include #2 Nationally, 8 Number 1 qualifying positions, 6 wins (3 National and 3 Divisional) and clocking an elapse time and speed of 5.256 at 273.55 miles per hour during the 2010 racing season.
Courtesy of Maddern Racing
Sun Valley, CA – With the 2011 NHRA Drag Racing season ready to begin, it is with great pleasure that Chris Demke, pilot of the Maddern Racing Peen Rite Top Alcohol Dragster, announces that Clean Boost Performance Racing Oil has returned with their team for the 2011 Racing season.
Demke goes into the 2011 season holding on to the best finish in the teams history by respectively finishing #2 Nationally in 2010.
“We are pursuing a very aggressive racing season this year” noted Demke “and we are very proud to be representing Clean Boost Performance Racing Oil.
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.