HOLLYWOOD, FL – NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series champions Tony Schumacher, Robert Hight, and Warren Johnson plus Pro Stock owner/driver Rodger Brogdon headline tonight’s WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday with Joe Castello, live at 7 p.m. ET. To listen live or on-demand, go to http://www.WFORadio.com
Schumacher (Top Fuel/U.S. Army), Hight (Funny Car/AAA Insurance), and Johnson (Pro Stock/K&N Air Filters) were all winners at Sunday’s NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway. Brogdon walked away from a dramatic crash in his Attitude Apparel Pontiac GXP in Pro Stock Eliminations at Gateway, then later in the day celebrated his first win with The Racer’s Edge Suzuki with rider Michael Phillips in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Cecil GA – Friday night at the ADRL Georgia Drags VI, the Gary White driven Scion of Team Titan became the 4th inductee into Mickey Thompson Xtreme 10.5 3 second club. Congrats on a job well done and well deserved to all at Titan Motorsports! There is only 1 spot left in this exclusive club, who will be next?
True Street Drag Racing and Cordova Dragway Park offer complimentary spectator admission on May 15th.
DELAVAN, WI – Many of the cars that participate in the True Street Drag Racing series are similar to what you’d see on the road during a casual weekend drive. However, at the Cordova Dragway Park on May 15 you will see these cars going 170 mph and as quick as 8 seconds down the quarter-mile track. Then add in the professional drag car classes which spout big tires and very large motors running 200+ mph as quick as 6-7 seconds. Now, let’s add in the excited of motorcycle drag motorcycle who can go as fast as 195 mph in 7 seconds. And that’s not all! The famous Midwest Super Stock Mafia will be in the house providing you wheel standing entertainment.
The True Street Drag Racing series brings its door-slammer attitude to Cordova Dragway Park on May 15, 2010. The heads-up racing series — both cars leave the line at the same time — offers nine drag car classes and three drag motorcyle classes that run distances of either 1/8 mile or 1/4 mile.
UNION, SOUTH CAROLINA — Last weekend, Team Aruba proudly accepted the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) ‘Best-Appearing Crew’ award at the ADRL Hardee’s Georgia Drags VI in Valdosta, Georgia. “We were thrilled to win the Best-Appearing Award,” says Trevor Eman, driver for Team Aruba. “Our new uniforms reflect the festive and natural beauty of Aruba. We were very happy to be recognized for our efforts.”
Off the track, Team Aruba was quite busy throughout the 3-day event, meeting hundreds of fans as spectators swamped the pits to meet the team. “It was great to meet so many people who support our team,” commented Trevor. “I had the opportunity to discuss Aruban travel and autograph many hero cards to give to our guests. We really had a great time.”
Sacramento, CA – Rod Burbage and the Spec Rite Converters 58 Corvette went to the finals and ran a career best at last week’s Funny Car Fever event at Sacramento Raceway. Burbage started the weekend by qualifying #2 with a 6.14 @ 238mph and then making two more consecutive 6.14 laps through qualifying and eliminations. For the finals, Burbage’s tuner, Lonnie Houde knew he had to step the car up.
“Brett (Williamson) had qualified with a 6.09 and then ran a 5.90 in the first round of eliminations in the Pittman built ‘Stude, so we knew going into the finals we really had to step the car up, to even have a chance.”
Sacramento, CA – The Goodguys Racing Pro Mod ’69 Camaro hit the track for the first time this season over the weekend at Sacramento Raceway Park competition during the 29th annual Funny Car Fever event. Racing in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod category, driver Marc Meadors instantly felt the performance gains from a brand new combination, unloading a career best 6.19 @ 237mph off the trailer!
The Camaro’s new motor combo (installed over the winter to include “Brad 6” hemi cylinder heads, an Mike Stawicki Racing Performance 60mm camshaft and a MSR hand fabricated sheet metal intake manifold) gave the Goodguys Racing team the additional horsepower to play with. Competing with a 451-inch Brad Anderson hemi with roots blower has always differentiated the Goodguys Camaro as the bulk of the other competitors in the WCOPM group run 526-inch hemi‘s with screw-type blowers.
Cecil, GA – Tommy D’Aprile took one wild ride during the 3rd round of Pro Extreme qualifying on Friday night at the ADRL Georgia Drags VI. Oil from the engine got under the left tire of the supercharged Camaro sending it into the left wall. “I felt it go and knew I was along for the ride,” stated D’Aprile. Tommy was uninjured during the incident, we can’t say that for the car.