By Camp Stanley / Photo By Roger Richards
Hagerstown, MD – In the early winter months of 2010 the drag racing team known as Stanley & Weiss Racing decided to out source a new design for a t-shirt to sell to our many loyal fans worldwide. We settled on Tyler Clark’s WickedGrafixx t-shirt emporium as our newest supplier of a quality shirt that anyone would be proud to wear.
Camp and Tyler burned up the internet and the phone lines over a 2 month period tweaking and perfecting what became a GREAT design for our newest shirts Showing off Our ADRL Pro Extreme Camaro! While Tyler provided the insight to the design, Camp provided the essence of the team and all were melded into a design that said much about who the Hillbillies from Appalachia really were.
These shirts were debuted at the ADRL race in Houston in March to rave reviews! There were orders via mail and phone for them from literally around the world!
And then later there was a new avenue opened for the WickedGrafixx / Stanley & Weiss Racing partnership. The ADRL powers that be had very wisely asked that all the teams wear at least a collared shirt while on the starting line. Now the hillbillies had been doing this for some years and had carried over their Pro Street uniform shirts to the ADRL.
Courtesy of DC Motorsports
Sacramento, Ca – The 1953 Studebaker of the Don Carter Motorsports team will head to Woodburn, Oregon this upcoming weekend (July 10-11) to run with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association for the third event of the season for the association.
Coming off a runner up finish at the last WCOPMA event in Sacramento a couple weeks back, Bret Williamson plans to make it 3-for-3 as far as final round appearances go while running with the WCOPMA this year. The team won the first event of the season and was the runner up at the second. They are currently number 1 in the point’s standings with about a 2-round lead over Dan Myers.
The team’s main focus is to get a tune up on this track that they have no data from. The car runs good at Sacramento Raceway, they have that track figured out, but when they travel to new tracks it is back to square 1. Luckily for them, it will be most racers’ first time running at Woodburn this weekend so everyone is in square 1.
Courtesy of PMRA
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (July 4, 2010) – Driving his 1963 Corvette Pro Modified, Derek Hawker of Corbyville, Ontario won the second round in the 2010 Pro Modified Racing Association, held at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park.
Hawker was scheduled to meet up with Mike Stawicki of Medina, New York in the final round, but the G-Force Race Cars 1968 Firebird broke in the semi, giving the win to Hawker.
The win was Hawker’s first in PMRA competition. The race was also Hawker’s second PMRA event, and the rookie and former Sportsman driver went to the final round at the first PMRA event in May earlier this year. He qualified seventh in the eight-car field.
Courtesy of ADRL
TOPEKA, KS — Inclement weather forced the postponement of the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Hardee’s Independence Drags IV at Heartland Park Topeka on Saturday.
After several rain delays throughout the day, ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling called for a postponement near the end of the first round of final eliminations. “Mother Nature frowned on us and we felt the better option was to get the racers and fans home safely,” Nowling said. “Safety is paramount and unfortunately we can’t complete this event today.”
The event will be completed at the ADRL Hardee’s Gateway Drags III on August 7-8 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill, just outside of St. Louis.
The completion of final eliminations of the Independence Drags will take place on Friday, with the Gateway Drags to be completed the next day.
Courtesy of Dan Myers Racing
Ramona, Ca – On the weekend of July 10-11 the Dan Myers Racing team will take their 1957 Chevy pick-up truck to Woodburn, Oregon to run with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association on the third stop of the association’s 2010 schedule.
Coming off a win at the last WCOPMA event in Sacramento a couple weeks back, Dan Myers and his team are hoping to bring some of that momentum and luck from Sacramento to Woodburn with them.
Dan is not afraid to admit that luck was on his side in Sacramento. After all, he won the event without making a full pass down the ¼-mile as every run was cut short for some reason or another. But Dan states “you cannot win a race without having at least one lucky round, thankfully for me I had three in a row.”
Courtesy of WCOPMA
In two weeks the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Associations next event is at Woodburn Dragstrip in Oregon on July 10th and 11th for the 1st Annual Outlaw Pro Mods and Oregon Championship Race. Parking and tech is on Friday July 9th starting at 11am. There will be three rounds of qualifying on Sat July 10th. 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Sunday eliminations are at 12pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.
This is the third stop for the association in 2010 and the points battle is heating up. For some teams this race is where they will need to make their move to get in the points chase. If you are interested in running with our association, we welcome you. For more information visit our website www.westcoastoutlawpromods.com
Courtesy of ADRL
TOPEKA, KS — Mike Castellana was simply looking for one good run in Pro Nitrous on Friday at the ADRL Hardee’s Independence Drags IV at Heartland Park Topeka. When that came on his very first run, Castellana delivered in an even bigger way to cap his evening under the lights. Castellana and his ’69 Camaro wowed the energetic crowd with his third qualifying run, staying in first after three sessions with a pass of 3.89 at 192.28 miles per hour.
It was significant that Castellana had two in a class where most drivers struggled to get one on a day where track conditions proved difficult to solve.
“I think we had a better handle on things,” Castellana said. “It was kind of hit-or-miss for a lot of people, but we’ve got a good handle on this car. When you got something good going, you don’t want to change too much.”
Other top qualifiers after Friday’s three sessions include Frankie Taylor in Pro Extreme, Ashley Owens in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Pete Berner in Extreme Pro Stock and Todd Moyer in Extreme 10.5. Castellana’s solid performance on Friday gives him some breathing room heading into Saturday’s final qualifying session as well.