FOLSOM, CA (August 13, 2009) – Terry Housley, a 2-time ADRL Pro Nitrous National Event Winner, will be piloting the Ballance Racing ’53 Corvette at this years Street Car Super Nationals, Nov 19-22 at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Hughes Performance Pro Street class..
Joining the team as well for the Super Nationals will be Terry’s son Blake… Mark, Bryan, Chris and Irv Ballance already make up this very talented crew, “but adding Blake Housley will give us the much needed experience to compete at this very competitive race” says team owner Irv Ballance… “We’re all really excited about the additions to our team and look forward on improving on our semi-final finish at last years SCSNs” Continue reading
O’FALLON, MO (August 13, 2009) — National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Executive Vice President of Competition Bert Corzine today announced changes to the series’ national-event weekend schedule, beginning Aug. 21-22, at the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags III in Hebron, Ohio, near Columbus.
Most significant to National Guard ADRL race teams and fans is the addition of a fourth official qualifying session for all five professional classes. The long-standing open test session has been eliminated from the ADRL national-event program in favor of three official qualifying opportunities on Friday, with a single, last-chance qualifying session starting at noon on Saturday, followed by a brief pre-race ceremony and elimination rounds. Continue reading
MADISON, Illinois (August 10, 2009) – It wasn’t a question of if there would ever be an all Al-Anabi Racing final round in ADRL Pro Nitrous, but a question of when it would happen. The seventh stop on the National Guard American Drag Racing League tour at the organization’s home track, Gateway International Raceway, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri would be the place it happened, and host one of the defining moments of His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani’s team-owning career. Continue reading
Madison, Il. (August 10, 2009) – Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, but even when you’re good a little luck doesn’t hurt. That’s how the Aeroquip backed team of Mike Janis felt as they left Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois after winning the ADRL Hardee’s Gateway Drags II.
The Aeroquip team made their way to the finals after qualifying his Davis Technologies equipped ’67 Firebird 10th with a 3.935 and getting by Brian Daniels in round one, Wes Johnston in round two and Frankie “The Mad Man” Taylor in the semis. Continue reading
Ipswich, Qld (August 9, 2009) Matt Able made one of the best passes of the first qualifying session with a new personal best 5.981 @241.89. A solid pass, saw him in the number one spot, unfortunately, it was short lived when he was bumped back to second. Came the start of the third and final qualifying session, Ben Bray was still on the out-side of the field but that all changed in 5.920 sec at 249 MPH. Continue reading
Elma, NY (August 6, 2009) – After Mike Janis took his first ADRL pole at the ADRL NATIONALGUARD.com U.S. Drags II two weeks ago Shannon Davis of Davis Technologies approached the team to expand their one race deal for the remainder of the season.
“The sponsorship from Davis Technologies is only made possible because of the sanctioning body we run. With traction control legal in the ADRL it’s stupid not to use it. For one, it becomes a tuning aid for the crew chief. Traction control can help save a run and it should be looked at that way. For another reason, the fans get to see less aborted runs and a better show,” said crew chief Mike Janis Jr. Continue reading
Elma, NY (August 5, 2009) – One of the most recognizable cars on the ADRL Circuit is the Tommy D’Aprile driven ‘62 Bel Air of Mel Bush. At every ADRL event the crowds gather in the pit of the Mel Bush Motorsports team with many telling Mel, Tommy, or the crew stories of the bubble top they once had.
“The car has a cult like following,” says driver Tommy D’Aprile. “Everywhere we go people love this car. If it could sign autographs I think more people would want the cars than mine.” Continue reading