Courtesy of ADRL
O’FALLON, MO – After an overwhelming reception to the announcement of its new SuperCar Showdown, the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) has released details of the revolutionary category which distinguishes the class from all others in the sport. Although interpreted by some as a division that would include only the high-performance production models of traditional American manufacturers, the format of the ADRL SuperCar Showdown series will, in fact, allow vehicles from virtually any automaker in the world.
The ADRL SuperCar Showdown will showcase the latest factory-produced, dealership-available automobiles in all-out drag racing with no handicap starts or performance restrictions. While current offerings from the Ford Motor Company, the Chrysler Corporation and General Motors will take center stage in the initial events, there are few limits to the variety of machines that are eligible to compete.
Courtesy of IHRA
NORWALK, OH – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) is pleased to announce that Indiana-based Moser Engineering, the industry leader in performance axles and rear ends, will be the presenting sponsor for the Summit SuperSeries and Summit Team Finals sportsman programs beginning in 2012.
Designed as a championship program for bracket racers around the world, the Summit SuperSeries has crowned nearly two dozen champions and awarded over $1 million in cash and prizes since 2002 and now, with the added support of Moser Engineering, the program will only continue to grow and provide the biggest stage in grassroots sportsman racing today.
Courtesy of ADRL
Pat Musi and Pat Musi Performance will pay contingency in Pro Nitrous, Pro Modified and Top Sportsman to drivers who use Pat Musi Performance Engines in the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league, the ADRL announced on Monday.
“We’re really excited about the ADRL and the direction it is headed. We love racing in the ADRL and having the Pro Modified class as an official class in 2012 is great,” Musi said.
“We’re pretty excited about the whole program and everyone there seems dedicated to making the ADRL successful. We want to help the guys that run our engines and help the ADRL, and we can all grow together.”
Courtesy of Quick 32
The auto parts, electrical components, and industrial automation company, which has provided major sponsorship to the Quick 32 Sportsman Series for the past three years, will offer the same support for the next two years.
“This is a great series and we are proud to be associated with the Quick 32 Sportsman Series,” said Tim MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Supply. “We’ve met some great people in the series, and it’s a great community of people.”
Providing support for the Quick 32 Sportsman Series in drag racing is a main part of Ideal’s philosophy of giving back to the community. It has a long history of community involvement, providing contributions and initiatives to such organizations as the Stratford General Hospital, the Listowel Memorial Hospital, the Goderich Recreational Center, and the Stratford and Perth County Community Foundation. It also is a supporter of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and the Blyth and Drayton Festivals.
Courtesy of Jegs
DELAWARE, OH – T.J. Coughlin will have a new JEGS.com dragster at his disposal for the 2012 racing season. American Race Cars is finishing a 240-inch wheelbase rail that will first be tested in February at Palm Beach International Raceway in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The new dragster will feature a wider roll cage and other state-of-the-art chassis components that will make the car one of the sleekest and smoothest in racing.
The car will carry the same 638-cubic-inch Chevrolet engine Coughlin used last year, with some modifications. The Sonny Leonard-built powerplant will run on alcohol and will be powered by a Holley NOS nitrous kit.
Coughlin’s dragster, which he plans to enter in several high-dollar bracket races, will of course carry the famous JEGS yellow paint scheme done by Todd’s Extreme Paint.
Coughlin’s team will take delivery of the new car later this month, where the JEGS crew will put the finishing touches on it, including wiring, installing the transmission, engine and all the accessories to make it meet technical requirements.
Courtesy of PSCA
LAS VEGAS – The family that races together, stays together. Unfortunately in many cases, Mom and Dad may be racing their doorslammer at one track while the only Jr. Dragster league available for the kids is racing at another track the same day. To help keep racing families together, the Pacific Street Car Association announced Wednesday that two Jr. Dragster classes (8-12 year old and 13-18 year old) are scheduled to participate in all 2012 PSCA shows. The Jr. Dragsters will race prior to and after the other PSCA classes at each event and will be scheduled as not to affect the flow of the other PSCA classes.
Exact rules and regulations for the two classes will be released soon.
“Several racing families have expressed an interest in finding a way to allow both the parents and the kids to participate in the PSCA events,” said Chris Blair, Las Vegas Motor Speedway vice president of racing operations. “It’s extremely difficult for both the kids and parents to race at the same time due to the demands of jumping in and out of one car while working on the other. With this format, the parents can focus their efforts on the kid’s racing either before or after a day of racing and make the weekend more enjoyable for everyone.”
Courtesy of ADRL
O’FALLON, MO – The 2011 American Drag Racing League (ADRL) season was the first full year RJ Race Cars and Quartermax were involved as sponsors with the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league.
The inaugural and banner year went so well that the company has returned as a sponsor for the 2012 ADRL Tour.
The ADRL officially announced the sponsorship on Thursday, extending an already strong partnership.
“We’re excited to be a part of the ADRL and returning as a sponsor. Where we race, I try to support the sanctioning body and that’s what we’re doing. It’s a great family atmosphere with the ADRL and that’s what we enjoy,” RJ Race Cars and Quartermax President Rick Jones said.