Courtesy of Firebaugh Express
Morrison, CO – Jay Diedrich left his mark in Morrison, Colorado at Bandimere Speedway with a huge 237.09 speed in the final qualifying session Saturday night for the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association while headlining at a Super Chevy Show event. The speed isn’t very fast compared to his quickest ever 249 MPH shot earlier this year at Sacramento, but considering it was made at “the mile high raceway” with a corrected elevation of 8,800 feet it starts to pack more of a punch.
In testing on Friday Diedrich was making laps of high 6.20’s to low 6.30’s at over 230 MPH all day. On Saturday’s first qualifying session, the “Evil Outlaw” 1957 Chevy broke the blower belt as soon as the clutch pedal was released which would make Jay have to wait for the second session to come around to secure a spot in the 8-car qualified field.
Courtesy of Carpenter racing
GREENVILLE, SC – This Monday morning, the bay doors at Alan Pittman Race Cars swung open at 8 AM just as they do every weekday.
In the face of recent rumors that his renowned chassis fabrication business was closing, Alan Pittman would like to set the record straight: Alan Pittman Race Cars is not closing and is open for business.
“I started getting phone call after phone call this weekend from people saying they heard I had laid off all my employees and was closing the doors,” Pittman said. “It’s simply not true. It’s an unfortunate rumor that got started, and we all know
By Camp Stanley
Hagerstown, MD – I’m an old trucking guy from way back, just like my friend Roger Henson, although with a whole lot less money! For the most part I enjoy the peace and solitude of the open road and as John and Tracy like to tell me, it is where I dream up all kinds of things.
And I must admit I do come up with some doozies! Some of them are really great reminders of things we may need to change. And some of them may perhaps be a better way of putting something where it is easier found. My do to lists after after a long trip such as a Dallas or Houston can sometimes be what appears to be an entire trash can of sticky notes!
And then there are the times where I wish I was the one riding in an airplane! The return trip from St Louis was one of those times. As I was motoring along the highway of life on Sunday morning I noticed a strange smell like brakes
Courtesy of BMR
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Courtesy of DMR
San Diego, Ca – Dan Myers recently completed the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s version of a “western swing” last weekend with his attendance at Bandimere Speedway during a Super Chevy Show event which the WCOPMA were booked in to headline.
On the first qualifying pass Dan made it down the track, in the 9,000+ feet of corrected elevation, with a 6.68 on an early lifting run. He had to abort the run around the 1,000 foot mark as one of the welds on his dry sump oil tank split and put all the oil onto the track and shutoff area, in the process a piston was burnt and some other engine parts were hurt. The team had to weld the oil tank and fix the engine between qualifying rounds and failed to make the call for the second qualifying session.
Courtesy of WCOPMA
The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association recently completed their version of a “Western Swing”. With back to back racing weekends starting at the 39th annual Nightfire Nationals in Boise Idaho and ending the following weekend in Denver Colorado at Bandimere Speedway for the Super Chevy Show, these two shows rocked the house to say the least.
The WCOPMA for the first time made an appearance at the Nightfire Nationals in Boise Idaho and showed how it is done “Outlaw” style. During the first qualifying session track records were broken, the quickest side by side Pro Mod pass and the quickest Pro Mod ET pass were recorded, and that was just the beginning.
There were 12 cars competing for the 8 car field. When the field was set, Bret Williamson in his 53’ Studebaker was sitting at #1 with a 6.09. #2 qualifier was John Scialpi 6.17, #3, Randy Kay 6.18, #4 Rod Burbage 6.18, #5 Jay Diedrich 6.26, #6, Dennis Radford 6.29, #7 Marc Meadors 6.33 and #8 was Dan Myers 6.47 Those not making the field Rod Pearce, Garrett Richards, Greg Carlile, and Billy Harper. This was the quickest 8 car field for both the association and for Firebird Raceway for Pro Mods.
Courtesy of PMRA/Quick 32
CAYUGA, ONTARIO – Drag racing offers some of the most exciting and colorful racing in all of motorsport, but safety is an important element and cannot be overlooked.
When the Pro Modified Racing Association and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts stage an event, the fire and rescue safety crew is front and center throughout the racing in case of an emergency.
“Our squad works closely with the teams and supplement the venue’s emergency and safety crew where we participate to ensure that a proper safety and emergency plan is in place to the benefit of our teams and their families, the track, the series, the sponsors and our fans”, explained Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations. “The safety of our fans, drivers and crew members is a critical priority to the PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series”.
“The Pro Modified class is one of drag racing’s most exciting and volatile classes and safety is a key element to our sport,” said Jim Salemi of G-Force Race Cars. “The cars are constructed under strict technical and safety regulations provided by our sanctioning organizations. But to be a leader in our sport you need to run on the edge to be competitive and that can be dangerous.
“These cars make hundreds of runs down the race track,” Salemi continued. “It only takes one time for something to go wrong and you can be in trouble fast.”