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
O’FALLON, MO (Aug. 4, 2009) — Pro Nitrous driver Tim Savell looked out at close to 200 National Guard ADRL fans waiting in line during the recently completed ADRL NATIONALGUARD.com U.S. Drags II at Virginia Motorsports Park and it warmed his heart. Not because the thermometer was reading above 95 degrees, but because knowing those fans would wait in that heat for his autograph helped ease the sting of not qualifying to race in eliminations. Continue reading
O’FALLON, MO (Aug. 3, 2009) — For several weeks now, residents of Boys and Girls Town of Missouri have been earning the opportunity to attend the ADRL Hardee’s Gateway Drags II at Gateway International Raceway, just across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis.
“We’re excited about being able to offer this outing to the children in our care,” said Vince Hillyer, president of Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, a nationally accredited non-profit organization that offers housing and treatment for troubled youth from all across the country. “We really appreciate everything the National Guard ADRL is doing to welcome us to what sounds like a fantastic event.” Continue reading
Stanley And Weiss Racing Set All Time Best at ADRL Virginia
Stanley and Weiss Racing are back, ready and willing to participate in the ADRLThe Stanley and Weiss Racing Team came roaring out of Appalachia with a vengeance this past weekend.ADRL Pro Extreme team looking to make their mark amongst the best of the best. Continue reading
Oak Ridge, TN (July 30, 2009) – Al-Anabi Racing driver Von Smith said his experience thus far in 2009, more so than anything else, has been “a privilege”, and after scoring five event wins out of eight contested races in the Arabian Drag Racing League and taking home the series’ championship for Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani – it’s also been impressive. Continue reading
JOLIET, IL (July 21, 2009)- 3-Time PSCA Outlaw 10.5 Champion Doug Sikora and his Sikora Racing 2000 ProCharged Mustang attended the NMRA/NMCA SuperBowl in Chicago this past weekend and came 0.015 from a perfect weekend (Well almost perfect)
Before Doug, Jason & Brian began the 2000 mile trek to Illinois, just being competitive was the main goal… That quickly changed after the 1st round of qualifying was in the books as Sikora blasted a blistering 6.71 and took the provisional #1 spot. During the mandatory NMRA “Fuel Check” Sikora quickly learned that the fuel he had been using (Q-16) was not allowed by the association and that run was disallowed. Continue reading
Elma, NY (July 20, 2009) – After not qualifying at the last ADRL event in Topeka the Mel Bush Motorsports team too stock of the situation and chalked it up as a lesson learned.
“Topeka is behind us and the only thing good that came from it is we learned what NOT to do. Other than that we’re moving forward, said team owner Mel Bush. “ We’re still in the hunt to make the top eight and from here on out we need to eliminate anything that can hurt us.” Continue reading