Courtesy of PSCA
Las Vegas, NV – Feb 18th weekend in Las Vegas marks the start of the Pacific Street Car Association’s 13th season with the Ford Racing “Record Breaker Nationals”. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts this event along with their Annual Pro Stock Showdown and NHRA Winter Warm-ups. There’s no where else to witness this much hard-core racing action for a mere $20 per-day spectator admission price!!
PSCA’s quickest and fastest class, Hughes Performance Pro Street is expected to have a full 16-car field including 2010 Points Champion Clint Hairston with his record setting twin turbo Kenny Duttweiler tuned GTO. This will be the Hairston’s only PSCA appearance in 2011, as crew chief Jake took a position with “Jegs” and the car will follow him to Ohio.
Courtesy of WFO
HOLLYWOOD, FL. – Palm Beach International Raceway nitro test coverage, American Nitro director, Bill Kimberlin, and the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart will join Joe Castello, live at 7 p.m. ET on WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday. To listen live or on-demand following the show, go to WFORadio.com.
Palm Beach International Raceway, known for extremelyy quick elapsed times, is playing host to many top NHRA nitro teams for pre-season testing. WFO Radio will give updated information about the test.
American Nitro, director Bill Kimberlin, will discuss his work on the cult classic drag racing documentary he created in 1979. Kimberlin, following the creation of American Nitro is known for his work on major feature films including Star Wars: Episode VI, Return of the Jedi and Saving Private Ryan. Kimberlin will discuss the original film and the newly remastered DVD.
Written by Ian Tocher
SUWANEE, GA – Just a couple of weeks ago Ronnie Davis was relaxing with friends and family at the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA’s) Division 2 banquet in Jacksonville, Florida. Seated with girl friend Michelle Dearing, Mike and Lisa Greg of Tracstar Satellite Systems, Brent Fisher of Goodyear Tires and daughters Michelle and Bridget, who both flew in from Houston to join the celebration, the Suwanee, Georgia-based golf cart dealer was savoring his second NHRA Div. 2 Top Sportsman championship.
Not one to rest on his laurels, though, the man they call “The King” was back in action this past weekend in the Davis Golf Cart Sales Automatic Pro Mod class during the 7th annual U.S. Street Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park in south-central Florida, the first of five races he has planned over just six weekends.
Courtesy of IHRA
Norwalk, OH – After a few weeks of deliberation culminating with a unanimous vote by the racers, the International Hot Rod Association and Feld Motor Sports is proud to announce that Tucson, Ariz. based dragstrip Merles Southwestern International Raceway has joined the IHRA family of member tracks.
Merles Southwestern International Raceway has confirmed that the venue will be sanctioned by the IHRA and, according to new owner LJ Motorsports and CEO Bernie Longjohn, the IHRA affiliation will bring with it many racer friendly programs including the Summit SuperSeries and Teen Championship Racing, culminating with the southwestern United States debut of the fastest growing motorsports event in the country as Nitro Jam comes to SIR the weekend of March 25-26 with one of the biggest shows of the year.
Courtesy of IHRA
JUPITER, Fl – In more than 12 years of Top Fuel drag racing, Bobby Lagana Jr. had posted only two runs of over 320 miles per hour in his entire career.
After Saturday night, he has a few more to add to his totals.
Lagana, in front of a huge southern Florida crowd, blasted to the best weekend of his entire career with four consecutive runs of over 320 mph, including a career best lap Saturday night, and a weekend sweep of the quickest category in drag racing to give the defending Top Fuel champion an incredible start to the 2011 season at the Palm Beach Nitro Jam Saturday night at Palm Beach International Raceway.
“This was absolutely the best Top Fuel show the IHRA has ever seen,” Lagana said. “I had two 320 mile per hour passes in my life before this weekend and now I have six. Actually all eight runs between the two of us were over 300 miles per hour so that was great for the fans and great for us. Bruce did a great job and so did our group.”
Courtesy of Jegs
PALM BEACH, Fl – With a bright new paint job and a take-no-prisoners attitude, T.J. Coughlin and his JEGS dragster is starting the season with a mini-tour of Florida.
Warner Robins, GA – One of the great things about living in the south is the racing we can do nearly year round. I happened out to the our home track, Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, GA for the first test and tune session of the year. With temps hovering right around 70 degrees and clear skies I was able to get a few shots to share with our faithful readers. Hope this helps cheer up my northern friends as they brace for yet another snow storm mid week!
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