UNION, SOUTH CAROLINA — This weekend, the Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association (MMPSA) inaugural race will take place at North Carolina’s Rockingham Dragway to kick off the 2010 MMPSA season. Awaiting the MMPSA season opener is Team Aruba, who is vigorously preparing for the opening race. “We’re excited to return to a quarter-mile track,” says Team Aruba driver, Trevor Eman. “We enjoy the competition on an eighth-mile track, but it’s nice to return to something we’ve done for so long.”
The MMPSA is a new drag racing series, with a proactive attitude towards keeping quarter mile racing alive. Team Aruba plans to run the entire 2010 MMPSA schedule, beginning with the April 10th race at Rockingham Dragway. “We just can’t wait for this weekend, since it’s going to be the inaugural MMPSA race. We hope to see a lot of fans and some great racing!” says Trevor. “The MMPSA has made so much progress in such a short time,” Eman praises. “I think the organization will make a great impression on race fans, race tracks, and all other onlookers in 2010.”
Elma, NY – After a less than acceptable outing at the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Series season opener in Gainesville, Florida, Mike Janis and his Aeroquip backed team went back to the drawing board before heading to Houston for the NHRA’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals.
“Gainesville was very frustrating,” said Crew Chief, Mike Janis Jr. “We put a ton of off season R&D into our motor program but were very limited to our on track testing and it showed.”
“After the Gators, we went home, tore down the car and went right back to the Dyno. We picked right up where we left off and are making more power than we ever have but we still needed to get the car down the track. So, we headed out to Tulsa Raceway Park for some testing.”
After running a string of 3.80’s in the 1/8 mile; Team Owner/Driver, Mike Janis feels a load has been lifted off his back.
O’FALLON, MO — The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is proud to announce it has entered a multi-year marketing partnership with RacingJunk.com, kicked off by a free, online draw to give away a custom-designed, ADRL-themed Snap-on Roll Cab toolbox (P# KRA2411).
Entries have been accepted though the official ADRL Web site at www.ADRL.us and www.RacingJunk.com since April 1. The free entry form will remain online through June 30, with the drawing scheduled for early July.
Sacramento, Ca – With the 2010 season about to start for the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association, teams are getting ready for the first race of the year; the Funny Car Fever at Sacrament Raceway Park on April 23-24 hosted by 619 Promotions. The Funny Car Fever will be the first big event of the 2010 season not only for the West Coast Outlaw Pro mod Association but it will also be Sacramento Raceway’s first big event of 2010 and the first (of 2) events that 619 Promotions will be hosting this year. Sacramento Raceway has also had some track updates done to the starting line surface over the last few weeks and many racers say that it is the nicest that Sacramento Raceway’s track/starting line has ever looked. With the unpredictable rain and bad weather this winter in California it has been a struggle for most teams to test during the off-season, but some have found a break and did some testing including Rod Burbage, Jay Diedrich, Marc Meadors, Scott Bailey, Bret Williamson, Dan Myers, Tim Henry and Michael Irwin who will be piloting Steve Gomez’ 63 Vette this season. If the testing that was done is any indication to how the 2010 year will be for the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod guys it should be a great year of racing out West!
HOLLYWOOD, FL – NHRA Funny Car driver Matt Hagan and ESPN stats guy Lewis Bloom will 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
Hagan, who drives the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing, is coming off a fourth place finish in the inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at ZMax Dragway. The second-year NHRA Full Throttle Series driver currently sits in fourth place in the NHRA Funny Car championship point standings.
O’FALLON, MO — The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is pleased to announce that Hardee’s, the leader in the quick-serve industry in both quality and taste, has been named Official Fan Fuel of the ADRL and is returning for the third consecutive year as title sponsor of the next event on the ADRL’s 2010 tour, the ADRL Hardee’s Georgia Drags VI on April 23-24, at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Georgia.
“Our sponsorship of the Hardee’s Georgia Drags for the past two years received such positive feedback from customers and employees alike that it was an easy decision to continue the relationship,” said Bobby Medlen, vice president of operations for Biscuits & Burgers, a Georgia Hardee’s franchisee. “We’re happy to be a part of bringing such action-packed entertainment to our fans.”
O’FALLON, MO — In order to continue to reduce the risk and help keep national events running efficiently, the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is introducing a starting-line dress code for its race teams at all national events.
Beginning Apr. 23-24, at the ADRL Hardee’s Georgia Drags VI at South Georgia Motorsports Park, all ADRL crew members are strongly encouraged to wear matching collared shirts. These uniform shirts will become mandatory for all starting-line crew members May 21-22, at the ADRL U.S. Drags III at Virginia Motorsports Park.
“As the ADRL grows we want to recognize and address things to reduce the risk and make things more efficient for everyone involved,” ADRL Director of Security William Vandiver said.