Courtesy of Quick 32
WARTBURG, ONTARIO – After driving a Top Sportsman 1957 Chevy in Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts competition in 2009, Scott Wildgust is racing this year in a car with the engine behind him.
The team debuted a Top Dragster entry at the opening round at Cayuga last month, and with team co-owner Bill White, Wildgust is looking to a positive season of racing.
“The car has a lot more potential,” noted Wildgust, who qualified number one in two Quick 32 Sportsman Series events last year. He also qualified number three with a 6.839-second pass at the 2010 opener, this time with the new 2010 Bos dragster, and went to the semi-final round.
The Top Dragster is powered by a 400-cubic inch small block Chevy engine, courtesy of the shops of Ajax Engines. A Kobelco supercharger sits atop the engine, which is fueled with an ERD (Engine Research & Development) fuel system. A two-speed Powerglide helps get the power to the rear wheels.
Courtesy of Firebaugh Express Racing
Sacramento, Ca – Jay Diedrich in his “Evil Outlaw” Firebaugh Express Racing 1957 Chevy will have to wait a little longer before he gets that first Pro Mod win as he lost in the first round of eliminations with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association on the June 11-12 weekend.
Diedrich qualified in the number three spot after two sessions of qualifying with a strong firstname.lastname@example.org. In the first round of eliminations he faced Bret Williamson who drives the Don Carter Motorsports 1953 Studebaker. Williamson was having his fair share of problems all weekend too so the first round match-up was going to be won by who had the better luck getting from “A-to-B”.
Coutesy of WFO
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (June 22, 2010) – Fourteen-time Funny Car champion John Force stars tonight on 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
At this past weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Force earned his record 130th career Funny Car win. With the victory, his fourth of the year, Force regained the NHRA Full Throttle Series Funny Car points lead.
Also appearing on tonight’s program will be Abby Tubbs, host of NHRA Full Throttle TV. NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart returns for his regular weekly segment and takes listener e-mails.
Following tonight’s NHRA Tuesday, a special WFO Radio interview with Jim Vurpillat, Director of Marketing for General Motors, Cadillac Division will air live at 8 p.m. ET.
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 the WFO Radio iPhone/iPad application.
Courtesy of Titan Motorsports
Orlando, FL – Summer isn’t the only thing bringing the heat in 2010. The Team from Titan Motorsports was at it again in Martin Michigan for the ADRL Summer Drags VI. Coming off of a strong win in Virginia and recently joining the Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club, Titan and the Scion came through with another dominating performance.
After a few rain delays in Martin on Friday, the track was finally cleared to begin the qualifying runs. In the first qualifying session, Gary White and the boys were just warming up, yet set the precedent for the afternoon by laying down a strong first run of 4.010 at 187.77mph, good enough for the number one qualifying position. In round two Gary nailed a career best trap speed with his 3.958 at 187.98mph! The third and fourth sessions were canceled due to more rain. Titan remained the number one qualifier.
Courtesy of PMRA
CAYUGA, ONTARIO – When Eric Latino won the Pro Modified Racing Association’s season opener at the Cayuga Dragway May 23, he became the 17th driver to win a PMRA event in the series’ six years of racing.
The win for the Port Perry, Ontario racer was his first in PMRA competition.
At present, three-time champion Bruce Boland of Hamilton, Ontario has the most number of wins with five. His first win came at Lancaster in 2005 and a co-win at New York International Raceway Park near Rochester with Mike Stawicki in 2008. Boland then won three events in 2009 at Cayuga and Grand Bend.
Stawicki, of Medina, New York is next with four wins. Along with his 2008 co-win with Boland, Stawicki has won at Cayuga in 2005, and then at both Lancaster and Cayuga in 2008.
by Steven Bunker
Sacramento, Ca – Going into the Nitro Nite of Fire event at Sacramento Raceway last weekend, Bret Williamson, driver of the Don Carter Motorsports 1953 Studebaker, was leading the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s point’s standings after winning the first event of the season. Williamson and crew were looking at getting the car and tune-up back where it should be.
After having a stellar first outing with the car they went to Bakersfield a few weeks later and could not get the car down the track from “A-to-B” under power. Before heading to Sacramento this past weekend their goal was to get back to where they started, where they know it works. On Friday they made a descent test pass with an early shut off to see where they were. When the Friday night qualifying session came around they did not get the ‘Stude down the track after a peddling and early shutoff 7.85.