YORBA LINDA, CA — The Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show has partnered with Milwaukee Area Technical College and PEAK to bring John Force, 16-time Funny Car world champion, to the Wisconsin Center. Force will meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos with attendees on Wednesday, February 28 from 6-8 p.m. CT in Room 201 at the Wisconsin Center located at 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
“I’m excited to get back to Milwaukee and meet the fans and interact with the students. PEAK is big on education. How do you think I got my doctorate? Seriously though, the skills these students are learning can set them up for a successful future. I started out as a truck driver so I know how valuable those skills are. All the automotive techs, machinists and fabricators are learning the same stuff my crew guys on all the teams do every day at the shop and the races. Learning those skills in school is an opportunity I wish I’d had. I’m looking forward to encouraging the students and everyone who visits the booth.”
People who work at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio have plenty to be proud of going into the 2018 race season.
Their facility in Norwalk, Ohio is famous for fast cars, fireworks and fun, was named the 2017 Track of the Year by the NHRA North Central Division and is undergoing a $1.6 million track reconstruction that is sure to result in even more remarkable and record-setting racing.
Now, more people are being given an opportunity to join the park’s wonderful workforce as it’s hiring in several departments, including hospitality, track crew, parking, food and beverage, ticket sales/gate and facility maintenance.
“This is not just a summer job,” said Bill Bader Jr., Summit Motorsports Park president. “When you join Summit Motorsports Park, you’ll be part of an elite entertainment company that is the recognized industry leader in motorsports.”
ORLANDO, FL – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division arrives at Orlando Speed World Dragway for the RPM Winter Warm-Up on February 23-24. The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will also be run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at Orlando Speed World Dragway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6:00 p.m., with Pro Mod qualifying at noon, 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. Elimination rounds for all classes will begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Round 1 for Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman is set for 11:00 a.m. followed by Pro Mod.
“Jim had a significant role at VP for nearly thirty years,” Director of Marketing Donato Bonacquisto offered. “He retired a few years back to write his first novel and spend more time with his family in Pennsylvania. While he remained with us as a consultant it was thought that his passion for VP and his exceptional writing skills would be of additional value to the team.”
Kelly added, “I have enjoyed writing, promotions and advertising throughout my career, and returning to VP to assist with VP’s marketing and communication efforts seemed to be a natural path for us to follow. I am excited to be returning to VP and adding value to VP’s expanding marketing and promotional efforts.”
The 2018 Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar marks the 30th year that FCA US LLC brands are race sponsors, one of the longest partnerships in all of motorsports. Mopar stands with Dodge as presenting sponsor for the challenging high-altitude event, staged in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, continuing its decades-long association with Bandimere Speedway and NHRA racing.
“Performance and competition fuel Dodge owners and the Dodge//SRT team every day,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The sounds, smells and thrills of drag racing bring this attitude to life for the thousands of Dodge and Mopar fans who make the Mile-High NHRA Nationals a ‘must-see’ event.”
NMCA Kicks Off 2018 in Bradenton Florida!
The NMCA begins its 31st season March 8-11 as racers across the country say goodbye to the winter blues, fill their tow vehicles with fuel, load the fridge, and head to Bradenton Motorsports Park for the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem.
This season-opening race for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs never fails to raise the adrenaline of fans and racers alike as Bradenton’s excellent racing surface and engine-friendly air combine to give racers and fans one of the best venues to race on in the country.
From a packed field of VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mods to the outrageous rides in the Mickey Thompson Radial Wars class, to five other “small-tire” classes, spectators will surely get their fill of both eighth and quarter-mile action!
Kicking off the 20th Anniversary of the NMRA Ford Nationals presented by Keystone Automotive season is a race like no other as Bradenton Motorsports Park will once again be filled to capacity with the Blue Oval faithful March 1-4.
This is no ordinary drag race. In fact, the 24th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda is the biggest all-Ford drag race in Florida, and this year promises to be the biggest yet – highlighted by an incredible lineup of specialty events ranging from the Watson Racing Cobra Jet Showdown, to the insane Outlaw True Street class sponsored by ididit.