LAS VEGAS – The much-hyped 4-Wide With A Twist proved to live up to expectations, providing some of the best racing in the history of the event thanks to Jeff Foster and the entire LVMS Staff! Whether it was the ability to move quickly between radial tire and slick tire racing thanks to the extra two lanes, or the history-making 4-Wide $10K to win grudge match, it created a new level for the legendary drag race.
Rick Hord won the annual Pro Mod Shootout exhibition race. He earned top qualifier honors with ease. Winning the class finals of the 14th running of the Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals Presented by FuelTech seemed a foregone conclusion. However, things at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway rarely go as forecasted this time of year as Ed Thornton, who qualified second in Precision Turbo Pro Mod, took the victory in a solo pass.
Hord, who had a bye run in the semifinals, had suffered engine damage and was only able to stage and break the starting line beams to advance to the finals. The Florida native was unable to answer the call to the finals, effectively handing the victory to Thornton, who provided the fans with a show by rocketing to the win with a lap of 5.543 seconds at 274.61 mph. Hord was the polesitter thanks to an official pass of 5.587 seconds despite laying down a 5.52 during his Pro Mod Shootout run. Thornton had the fastest car on the property by a lot, his qualifying speed a 270 mph pass.
LAS VEGAS – It’s the event designed to test the heartiest of racer. Drag racing is a sprint. The Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals 14 Presented by FuelTech is a four-day marathon with a legacy of record-shattering runs, dominating performances by the greatest in the world, and stunning upsets.
The bucket-list race is less than a month away, Nov. 15-18 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with the drag racing world eagerly awaiting the first-ever 4-Wide(ish) SCSN. The plan, developed by SCSN Promoter and Premier Street Car Association President Mel Roth, creates one pair of lanes for Radial Tire classes and the other for Slick Tire classes. After sellout NHRA crowds arrived at The Strip earlier this year for its debut of 4-Wide West, Roth knew he had to find a way to utilize both lanes for his signature event.
“First, let me say, the only way this works is because of Jeff Foster’s amazing crew and Kurt Johnson’s talent as a track prepper! By using both sets of lanes, we can finish a Radial Tire class and then immediately start the next Slick Tire class. This makes a huge difference when it comes to down time on the race track. Now, instead of waiting for more racing while track prep is going on, we can prep the track and not interrupt the action.
LAS VEGAS — Two straight days this spring, sold-out crowds packed The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NHRA’s foray into 4-Wide racing on the West Coast. In November, the 14th edition of the Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals Presented by FuelTech will utilize all four lanes of the facility’s unique layout in order to provide an all-new experience that also expedites the racing from class to class.
The plan, spearheaded by SCSN Promoter Mel Roth and Director of Racing Operations for The Strip Jeff Foster, calls for standard slick tire classes to be run on the west track with radial tire classes on the east track. The lanes will be used in an alternating format, eliminating the need to slow the program in order to prep for the upcoming class. In addition, prep specialist Kurt Johnson has been hired by the track to assist in this massive undertaking.
“This is the biggest project we’ve undertaken for the Street Car Super Nationals,” said Roth. “The racing is going to flow a lot better with less down time due to track prep. And this is a team that can do it. We’ve got a track crew that is already one of the best in the world and now, they’re going to be working even harder with less time between prep since we’re running essentially two different drag strips.
“If you’ve never been to this race, this should be what gets you out here because it’s going to be incredible!”
LAS VEGAS – Fueltech, headquartered in Ball Ground, Ga., has joined the family of sponsors promoting the Street Car Super Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Nov. 15-18. The 14th running of this bucket list event is expected to provide the same record-smashing runs that have become the calling card for the headline event of the Premier Street Car Association.
FuelTech’s craftsmanship and technology is built on extreme performance and proof comes from where it matters, the race track. Excellent record-breaking track results on a wide variety of racing classes such as Sportsman, Pro Drag, Circuit, Off-Road, Rally, Motorbike, and Marine applications testify their commitment to attain the best results, everywhere Fueltech competes.
“FuelTech is thrilled to be a part of the Street Car Super Nationals program and we look forward to an amazing action packed-race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said FuelTech Chief Operating Officer Matt Petka. “It’s incredible to see Pro Mods at their full potential running the quarter mile at speeds in excess of 270 mph. We hope to see more FuelTech-equipped cars in the winner’s circle this year!”
LAS VEGAS – Mike Bowman came full circle at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earning his second-straight Precision Turbo Pro Mod victory at the Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals 13 Presented by Speed Society in a span that also saw him earn the win at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod earlier this year.
Tom Bailey in the SKRC Blown Olds 442 all the way from Orion, Mich. earned the class #1 qualifier with an ET of 5.750 seconds, but Bowman’s speed of 270 mph flat was an incredible benchmark that wouldn’t be topped in Pro Mod. Bowman defeated Carl Stevens in the finals with a 5.789 at 260.91 mph over Stevens’ 5.876 at 224.62 mph. The Oak Hill, Calif. resident earned the victory in the same ’69 Chevelle he won with here last year.
LYNCHBURG, VA – Vancouver-based 10.5 driver Steve Nicholson is as passionate about racing as they come. His willingness to travel long distances just to race and his competitive drive to be successful are evidenced in the way he runs his program. So it’s no surprise that before making the switch to Sonny’s Racing Engines, Nicholson did his research. He talked with other racers and professionals for over a year before deciding that Sonny’s was the way to go.
His first race out with his new Sonny’s 959 EFI engine was the Las Vegas Street Car Super Nationals. “We tested it a little bit and then picked at it slowly,” Nicholson said of the engine. “It came around every round to our advantage. It was our first ever weekend where everything was flawless. We didn’t have anything go wrong. The motor stood up to everything and everything else worked great. It just went on repeat and that was nice. We made 12 hits on the car. It just kept getting faster and faster. Everything we asked it to do, it did. It was quite impressive.”
LAS VEGAS – In order to support drag racing and those who support them through the sport, Nitrous Outlet has teamed with the Premier Street Car Association to be the title sponsor of the Nitrous Outlet Street Car Super Nationals 13 Presented by Speed Society Nov. 16-19 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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