Courtesy of ADRL
O’FALLON, MO — The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) announced that its website, www.ADRL.us, has been named the title sponsor for the eighth annual ADRL.us Shakedown at E’Town, which takes place Oct. 1-3 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.
In addition to the ADRL.us title sponsorship, the ADRL’s in-house magazine, Adrenaline, will also sponsor the event’s Adrenaline Pro Extreme Eighth-Mile Challenge.
“When the situation presented itself last week that Al-Anabi would not be able to continue as the title sponsor of this great event as a result of their contact with the ADRL, it became a high priority for both myself and (Al-Anabi owner) KH Al-Thani to help (Shakedown founder and promoter) Dave (Hance) secure a title sponsor,” ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling said.
Courtesy of: Mike Janis Racing Inc.
Elma, NY– Mike Janis took his 2010 Ford Mustang to a semi-final finish at the O’Reilly Auto NHRA Nationals at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC this past weekend.
Janis’ run to the winner’s circle was halted by a faulty pneumatic valve; causing incorrect timing early in his semi-final run.
“We’ve had a problem this year with little things getting us,” said Crew Chief, Mike Janis Jr. “We’re confident we have the power to run with anyone here. OK, the turbo car is in a class of his own right now but, if we can string a few runs together I like our chance against anyone.”
Janis started eliminations from the number six position after running a best of 5.95 at just under 244 miles per hour in qualifying. In round one Janis took on Californian Danny Rowe at the wheel of his Sterling Bridge ’68 Camaro. The race was over at the tree when Rowe fouled out turning on the red light. The win over Rowe set up a second round pairing of Janis versus Burgess. Roger Burgess, a self made millionaire from Duluth, Georgia, made his way to the second round by defeating his teammate Ray Commisso in round one.
Courtesy of BMR
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Courtesy of: Pro Power Motorsports Photo by: Michael Davis of Motolenz Photos
Norwalk, OH– Friday, September 10th was the last event of the 2010 Friday Night Chaos series at Norwalk, Ohio’s Summit Motorsports Park and Todd Robertson closed his “BREAK OUT” season with another trip to the Winner’s Circle; the third this season.
Summit Motorsports Park’s Friday Night Chaos Series Door Wars was completely dominated in 2010 by Pro Power Motorsports’ Todd Robertson. In five races Robertson took home three wins, one runner-up, three number one qualifiers, ran the first three second pass Door Wars history, and firmly cemented his name into the famed Norwalk race track’s history.
After qualifying his supercharged Chevy Cobalt second with a 4.109 elapsed time Robertson turned up the heat during eliminations and set both low elapsed time (4.010) and top speed (187.55) of the meet on route to his fourth final round appearance of 2010.
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 9/4/2010, Photos Courtesy Of Van Abernathy
“Sucks to be us.” was my blunt assessment to Competition Plus.com on being outside the 16-car field after three Pro Extreme qualifying sessions for the ADRL’s prestigious Dragstock VII on Friday at Rockingham Dragway.
We don’t very often blow our stuff up and almost never, ever knock the blower off of it, but we did a good job of all of it in one go yesterday in that second qualifying session. We lost two cylinders on the run, one of them at 1.6 seconds in and the other 1.8 seconds later. Then we managed to blow the blower off it at 3.03 in! And John still put up a 3.93 lap at only 163.51 mph.
We got back, checked the damage and got right into fixing the blower issues. That being completed we were checking the driver’s side valve lash and found out that an intake valve seat had fallen out. Then we knew why the blower left the manifold! This was where the carnage started. So, we fixed that by putting on one of our spare heads, and then it was on to the other side for a valve adjustment. There we found that a head had fallen off a valve on that side. So we changed that head with our last spare piece!
SAN ANTONIO, TX – VP Racing Fuels’ “Mad Scientist” is on the loose again, this time in three new colors. In addition to white, VP’s popular “Mad Scientist” T-shirts are now available in black, light gray and tan, with each color available in Large and X-Large sizes.
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Already known for leading the industry in cutting edge fuel development, VP has added four new power-making fuels in just the last six months—U4.4, MR12, VP Export and MR-Pro5. Clearly the Mad Scientist has been hard at work!
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Courtesy of Quick 32
CAYUGA, ONTARIO – Waiting a week was well worth the trouble for Dan Aitken Jr as the Belle River Ontario driver picked up not only his class win but the overall win in the final round of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series Presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
This sixth and final event had been delayed from a week previous at the Grand Bend Motorplex, and the continuation of the final rounds was held at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.
Aitken, driving the team’s big-block 1995 Ford Mustang in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series Top Sportsman class, ran a 7.33, 183.93 in the event final over the Top Dragster of Bill Moloughney of Shawville Quebec, who broke in the last round.