Courtesy of PMRA
MEDINA, NEW YORK – Veteran Pro Modified racer Mike Stawicki has returned to the Pro Modified Racing Association for the 2010 season, and the New York native plans to run as many PMRA events as possible this year.
“We will run as many as we can,” mentioned Stawicki, who is presently second on the PMRA win list with four outright wins and a tie between 2005 and 2008.
He also holds the PMRA quarter-mile elapsed time record with a 6.049-second pass at TMP in Cayuga, Ontario in 2008.
Stawicki did not compete in the PMRA in 2009, but returned with a new Firebird-bodied Pro Modified for the season opener at the Cayuga Dragway, where qualified number one with a 6.175-second run, but spun the tires in the first round and was eliminated.
He also said he will run in several ADRL events for 2010, and recently qualified with a stout 3.80-second, 199.42-mph pass at an ADRL meet in Michigan.
Courtesy of Dan Meyers Racing
Sacramento, Ca – When the Dan Myers Racing team rolled into Sacramento Raceway Park they were looking for a 6.2x pass to pop up on the score board. Although that never happened throughout the weekend, a couple time slips showed 6.2 passes but unfortunate parts breakage or aborted runs on the top end prevented that from happening.
Myers qualified in the fifth position and in the first round would face Mike Leonard in his 1969 Chevelle. Dan would take the win on a holeshot with a peddling 6.79 to Leonard’s peddling 6.76. The top end MOV on the time slip showed a victory of .000, it was somewhere in the ten-thousandths of a second range, so close the track’s timing system didn’t record that far down.
In the second round Dan faced Sean Renteria. Renteria left way early flashing the red light giving the easy win to the final round to Myers who was on his way to a low 6.20 or high 6-teen pass where at 5.25-seconds into the run the throttle cable broke, still he stopped the clocks with a 6.47.
Coutesy of RPM Magazine
COVER – It’s “ALL IN” As Derek Hawker In His Wild Corvette Goes To The PMRA Finals At His First Ever Pro Mod Event! This IS extreme motorsports… people who run the ragged edge, who confront horsepower head-on for your entertainment, and their adrenaline rush! It’s the PMRA!
Event Coverage From 3 Countries Featured In This Issue Of RPM Magazine!
Inaugural Door Car Jam-A-Rama
Southern Outlaw Tour
Across The Pond — The UK Street Eliminator Series
“CATEGORY 6”– The PMRA
It’s 5.30 Somewhere! Part 3 – The final installment, the end game.
CHANGE – Eric Gullet’s Project 5.30… The Feature!
Feature Story – THE FARM TRUCK – 605 cubic inches of badass Ford power reside under the enormous hood of Tim Kincaid’s 1972 F-100. And With a PT114 turbocharger mounted in the bed, this Ford pickup hauls more than hay!
Racing Fuel IS A Performance Part – VP Race Fuels talks about the most inexpensive way to make more power– your race fuel!
Courtesy of team Aruba
UNION, SOUTH CAROLINA — American Drag Racing League (ADRL) teams have nearly reached the half-way point in the 2010 season, with the ever-coveted “Speedtech Battle for the Belts” quickly approaching. With only five scheduled races left before the ADRL World Finals (including the remainder of ADRL Dragpalooza VI rescheduled for July 23-24), Team Aruba currently sits in 13th place in the Extreme Pro Stock division with 495 points.
ADRL teams traveled to U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan for the ADRL Ford Drive One Summer Drags VI. “We were excited to sit in 3rd after qualifying,” says Trevor Eman, driver for Extreme Pro Stock (XPS) team, Team Aruba. “After such a long break from the track, we were especially determined to secure a top-qualifying spot.” Eman faced off against Mark Martino in the first round of eliminations, hammering down an exceptional 0.010 RT and reaching a top speed of 175.39mph to take the win. “We had a great light,” says the Aruba.com XPS driver, Trevor Eman. “It was a really close race; striving to achieve a perfect light can really make all the difference in a race.”
Courtesy of WFO Radio
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – NHRA SuperNationals at Englishtown winners Larry Dixon, Bob Tasca III, and Michael Phillips will appear on WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday with Joe Castello, live tonight at 7 p.m. ET. To listen live or on-demand, go to wforadio.com or download the free WFO Radio iPhone application.
Dixon, driver of the Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster, earned his second consecutive win and sixth of 2010. Tasca drove the FordParts.com Shelby Mustang Funny Car to an emotional victory, the third of his career. Phillips, riding The Racers Edge Suzuki, moved to second in the point standings with his second win of the season in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
WFO Radio with Joe Castello can be experienced live every Monday – Thursday, 7 – 8 p.m. ET. WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday, the only weekly talk show 100% devoted to NHRA drag racing and featuring the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, airs every Tuesday live at 7 p.m. ET. In addition to the live shows, every episode and interview from WFO Radio is available on-demand via wforadio.com, iTunes, or iPhone application. To listen or for more information, go to http://www.wforadio.com
Courtesy of Quick 32
ORILLIA, ONTARIO – With a new ERD engine program, Melanie Simmons is hoping to be a strong player in this year’s Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts. “We were disappointed we didn’t qualify for a couple of races last year,” said Simmons, who drives the Top Dragster of Toyrific Racing. “But we’ve stepped up for this year.”
The 540-cubic inch Chevy engine has received a supercharger and related equipment from the shops of Carl Spiering’s Engine Research & Development (ERD) and the team is hoping the increase in power will get the LJ Red dragster down the track quicker.
“We didn’t qualify and sat out a couple of races,” Simmons explained about the team’s woes last year. “That’s why we’ve upgraded the engine.” The car was previously fueled through an Enderle Fuel Injection system.
By Ian Tocher
COMMERCE, GA – Participating in the National Hot Rod Association’s inaugural NHRA Unleashed event at Atlanta Dragway, Suwanee, Georgia’s Ronnie Davis qualified his 1963 Corvette in first-place for the highly competitive Dixie Pro Mod class.
Davis followed up with a dominating win in the opening round of eliminations, but his day ended prematurely when something in his nitrous-injected, 822 cubic-inch engine broke during preparations for a semi-final race against Robert Mathis.
“It just started vibrating really hard in the middle of the burnout, so I just shut it off,” Davis explained. “I thought at first the timing belt had failed, but it’s something else; I’ll have to take it apart and figure it out when I get home.”
Davis was hoping to repeat his performance from last month at Rockingham (NC) Dragway, where he won the International Hot Rod Association’s (IHRA’s) Spring Nitro Jam Elite 8 race for Top Sportsman entries.