Elma, NY (September 9, 2009) – With Pro Extreme new comer Mike Janis seemingly having a secure spot in the top eight in ADRL’s Speedtech Battle for the Belts, one would think the veteran racer from New York would be content to head into the last points race of the year with everything status quo.
For this team the status quo is not an option. Continue reading
O’FALLON, MO (September 9, 2009) — It takes time for any sporting event to develop historic and sentimental importance for competitors and fans, but the National Guard American Drag Racing League’s (ADRL’s) annual Flowmaster Dragstock is well on its way to achieving legendary status. This year’s Flowmaster Dragstock VI takes over Rockingham (NC) Dragway Sep. 11-12, and with record-setting car counts and spectator attendance expected, it promises to expand the event’s reputation and prestige. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 3, 2009) – Only a handful of the sport of drag racing’s best ever can call the winner’s circle at the historic O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis familiar territory. For Mike Castellana, Rickie Smith and the Al-Anabi Racing Pro Modified team, the “Big Go” has always seemed to be a place where things simply come together; like they did just a year ago when Castellana took the NHRA Pro Mod Challenge victory, beating out Joshua Hernandez in the final round. Continue reading
O’FALLON, MO (Sep. 2, 2009) — With just one last chance at gaining points toward finishing in the top eight and qualifying for the post-season 2009 Speedtech Battle for the Belts, every point gained—or missed—Sep. 11-12, at Flowmaster Dragstock VI in Rockingham, NC, could define the outcome for certain National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL) teams.
The Speedtech Battle for the Belts will pit the top eight points earners in each of the National Guard ADRL’s five professional classes—Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Flowmaster Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle and Extreme Pro Stock—against each other in a unique, championship-deciding, elimination-rounds playoff during qualifying on the first day of the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V, Oct. 23-24, at the Texas Motorplex, near Dallas. Continue reading
Elma, NY (September 1, 2009) – Mel Bush and Driver, Tommy D’Aprile, are bringing their Jan-Cen Racing Engines prepared Bel Air out of retirement to compete in the Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge at the 55th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
Tommy D’Aprile’s last ride in Mel Bush’s famous ’62 Bel Air was one of his wildest rides in the seat of a door slammer. Just past the 330 mark a four-link bracket tore from the rear housing, planting the four-link bar into the track as the momentum of the car forced the car to ride over it, tossing the car in the air. Luckily for D’Aprile the car came back down on all four and has lived to fight another day. Continue reading
Elma, NY (August 25, 2009) – When Mel Bush commissioned Dan Page to build his new ride it was just that a ride for Mel himself. With recent health issues pulling Bush from the driver seat and the off season switch to ADRL competition Bush made the decision to build the car as a lightweight Pro Extreme machine with hired gun Tommy D’Aprile at the wheel.
The new Dan Page Race Cars built 70 ½ Camaro made its ADRL debut this past weekend at the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags III and showed quickly that this car will be a force to recon with. Continue reading
Stepping It Up !! At ADRL Columbus
The Stanley and Weiss racing team headed on their merry way out the highway of life this past weekend to the next round of the ADRL race in Columbus, Ohio. For us it was a homecoming of sorts for the team as we had raced and went rounds at the track over a period of seven or eight years. We won our first NSCA Pro Street race there. Bob Molinari’s “Molinari Racing Products” clutch and all of Bob Malek’s “Friction Unlimited” discs we owned but we were unable to accomplish either! Great parts make up for dumb decisions. Continue reading