DENVER — The Premier Street Car Association’s final race of the 2022 Summer Series is Friday and Saturday at the iconic Bandimere Speedway and its winners are going to receive something extra special: a Wally.
The legendary Wally, modeled after NHRA’s founder Wally Parks, is the reward for winners of that sanction’s events. For this weekend only, the 18-inch statue is going home with the racers who come out on top at the Mayhem on the Mountain.
“There are some things that no amount of money can buy and one of those things is a race-won Wally,” said PSCA President Mel Roth. “Some people spend their entire career trying to win one. This weekend at Bandimere, our racers have a chance to earn something they may have thought they’d never get a chance at.
“To be able to have that in a trophy cabinet is a cool deal and we’re glad we’re able to do that for them.”
DALLAS — The Texas Motorplex here Friday and Saturday is the location for the latest Street Car Super Nationals, joining its sister events in Las Vegas and St. Louis. SCSN: Dallas is sharing the track with the Extreme Oil & Fuel 2022 ADRL Tour Presented by RJS Racing Equipment, the ADRL’s return to the Lone Star State.
SCSN Promoter Mel Roth, who also handles operating duties for the ADRL, said the move to create the third event of his signature series came after running ADRL at the Motorplex two years ago.
“We haven’t wanted to rush these events to facilities that can’t handle them,” he said. “Las Vegas has been an incredible partner for almost 20 years and we have a great relationship with World Wide Technology Raceway. Both have world-level racing surfaces and track crews. The Texas Motorplex is on the same level and we can’t wait to get this show kicked off Friday.”
LAS VEGAS — The Premier Street Car Association is announcing a partnership with ProCharger that places the provider of the most powerful, reliable, and advanced supercharger systems and kits on the market as the title sponsor of the Pro 275 class for both the PSCA and its annual Street Car Super Nationals.
Invented, engineered, and made in the USA, ProCharger provides the most power per pound of boost for automotive, truck, SUV, off-road, sport compact, motorcycle, UTV, and marine applications. ProCharger, with locations in Lenexa, Kans. and Mill Valley, Calif., takes great pride in being the first to develop intercooled supercharger kits and systems for most vehicle platforms, with the maximum reliable power gains and the ultimate upgrade path to turn up the power further.
ProCharger also pays contingency awards in PSCA’s and SCSN’s other race classes.
“We’re very excited about this schedule,” said PSCA President Mel Roth. “It’s been incredible to see how the Street Car events have grown and are now spreading all over the country.”
The season kicks off in the Lone Star State with Street Car Super Nationals: Dallas May 13-14 at the Texas Motorplex. Both the Motorplex and its general manager, Andy Carter, were recently recognized as nominees for the inaugural Drag Illustrated Awards.
Up next is the ninth running of the Street Car Super Nationals 9: St. Louis Aug. 5-6 at World Wide Technology Raceway across the Mississippi River from the Gateway City. The quickest doorslammers in the Midwest will race under the lights for a spot in the WWT Raceway Winners Circle.
DENVER — The Premier Street Car Association (PSCA) today announced the schedule for the three-race MagnaFuel Summer Series at the legendary Bandimere Speedway. Race classes include Limited Small Tire N/T, Outlaw 10.5 XL, and Xtreme Drag Radial as well as import categories.
The schedule kicks off Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28 with Sunday, May 29 being an import-only event sponsored by PFI Speed. The series returns two weeks later June 10-11 and wraps up Aug. 12-13 with the season clincher including Mayhem on the Mountain, featuring PSCA Grudge at Mile High with Big & Small Tire No Time classes, PFI Speed Imports and more.
“We can’t wait to get back to Bandimere,” said PSCA President Mel Roth. “We’re really lucky that we get to race at some of the best tracks in the country and Bandimere ranks towards the top of the list. Great fans, great staff, amazing racing surface, you just can’t beat what that drag strip has to offer.”
ST. LOUIS — The Premier Street Car Association, the sanctioning body for the legendary Street Car Super Nationals, announced a partnership with Gateway Classic Cars headquartered in O’Fallon, Ill, a union making Gateway the Official Classic Car Dealer of the PSCA and SCSN.
Gateway is the world’s largest classic/exotic car dealership since 1999. Is there a car that you have had your eye on for a while? Maybe the car you had a poster of in your room since you were a child? With their collection of over 3,000 classic and exotic cars, chances are they have your dream classic in one of our 18 locations around the US — including St. Louis, Dallas, Denver, and Las Vegas, the locations of PSCA’s major events.
“Lori Jones, the showroom manager for Gateway Classic Cars of Las Vegas has known Mel for well over a decade through the drag racing circuit,” said Gateway Classic Cars Spokesperson Kim Althage. “She and Mel discussed partnership opportunities and Lori contacted our corporate offices to share the brilliant idea. With the nationwide network of showrooms of Gateway Classic Cars, it is the perfect partnership with PSCA/SCSN and their multi-city events.
DENVER — The Premier Street Car Association announced today that MagnaFuel, the respected name in fuel systems, is the title sponsor of the MagnaFuel PSCA Grudge at Mile High this weekend as part of Mayhem at the Mountain at the legendary Bandimere Speedway Friday and Saturday.
Since 1995, MagnaFuel has designed and manufactured premium, long-lasting durable, high-performance fuel systems. MagnaFuel products continue to be developed in close association with professional racers. When a customer purchases a MagnaFuel fuel system, they reap the benefits from the work of racers such as Warren Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Greg Anderson, Jason Line, Greg Stanfield, Rick Jones, V. Gaines, and many others.
“We’re very pleased to continue our long relationship with Mel Roth and the PSCA,” said Robbie Ward, MagnaFuel general manager. “Events like Mayhem on the Mountain, which show the power and fun of heads-up racing, are made even better with someone like Mel bringing in an import flavor. We are thrilled to be part of it.”
Mike Recchia Heads Up Hootenanny Pro Xtreme Winners
MADISON, IL — With margins of victory averaging in the three-hundredths range, the Premier Street Car Association’s Heads Up Hootenanny gave the assembled crowd at World Wide Technology Raceway a thrill Saturday night. Roselle, Illinois’s Mike Recchia earned the Pro Xtreme title, along with a special-edition Wally, against Doug Riesterer of Victoria, Texas with Recchia’s 3.688-second pass at 207.43 mph edging past his opponent’s 3.658-second lap at 198.52 mph.
Riesterer, qualifying sixth, would beat event Top Qualifier Bubba Stanton in E2 to advance & earned his trip to the finals thanks to a bye, but was stopped in the final round by the Illinoisan.
“What a finish!” said PSCA President Mel Roth after the race. “Almost every round of eliminations was a door-to-door drag race and every final round was the kind of racing you dream about seeing. Another world-class performance by the track crew at World Wide Technology Raceway. It’s no wonder St. Louis has the rep it does for drag racing given its legacy as one of the best racing surfaces in the sport.”
In addition to x275, LDR, and the N/T classes earning special-edition Wallys for their victories, every PX driver who made it to the second round of eliminations qualified for a special ten-car Pro Mod exhibition field (eight qualifiers with two altnerates) for September’s NHRA Midwest Nationals.
MADISON, IL — With a promising forecast and a solid car count, the Premier Street Car Association returns to World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend for its annual Heads Up Hootenanny. Two full days of speed, including Jr. Dragsters, the Nostalgia Drag Racing League, and the JEGS Super Quick series, are being combined with STL Street Car Super Nationals VIII: Radials After Dark, one of PSCA’s signature races, postponed last month due to inclement weather.
With the rain-out, all classes racing at that event (X275, LDR, and Small Tire N/T) will compete at this race. The Pro Mod entry list is a who’s who of the best straight-line performers in the sport, including Bubba Stanton, Craig Sullivan, Frankie “The Madman” Taylor, Mike Recchia, Randy Merick, and Jason Hamstra.
In addition to winners of those aforementioned classes each earning special-edition NHRA Wallys, a unique Pro Xtreme race is scheduled for the NHRA Midwest Nationals at WWTR. The eight first-round winners of the Hootenanny – and the two quickest ETs out of the first-rounders who don’t advance – will earn berths to compete in front of the NHRA crowds on September 24 and 25.
MADISON, IL — Heads-up drag racing, PSCA-style, returns to World Wide Technology Raceway Aug. 13-14 with the Premier Street Car Association’s annual Heads Up Hootenanny. Some of the best drivers on the planet will race for a special-edition NHRA Wally, $10,000, and a berth in a Pro Xtreeme exhibition race during the WWTR’s NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Midwest Nationals in September.
With the unfortunate rain-out of SCSN VIII: Radials After Dark this past weekend, all classes racing for a Wally at that event (X275, LDR, and Small Tire N/T) will compete for them at this race. The Pro Mod entry list is a who’s who of the best straight-line performers in the sport, including Bubba Stanton, Frankie “The Madman” Taylor, Mike Recchia, Randy Merick, and Jason Hamstra.
PSCA President Mel Roth is taking the Wallys on the road over the next month, ensuring they are well-traveled and ready to be presented to the best of the best in August.