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
Ready To Rock And Roll In The Sweet Virginia Breeze
Stanley and Weiss Racing are back, ready and willing to participate in the ADRL series this coming weekend in Richmond Virginia, home of redbirds and dogwoods. We’ve had the time from Memphis till now to perform some upgrades to that “Appalachia on Steroids” Camaro Pro Mod that ran an untested 3.91 in Memphis on its second full hit working the Mickey Thompson hides to their fullest. The data we gathered in Memphis gave us what we hope was a good baseline for the balance of this season and into 2010 as it’s standing now, the Stanley and Weiss Racing Season is past its testing and into the stiff Extreme Pro Modified Ranks Competition, new car blues have been dealt with and we are planning for some excellent numbers for our sponsors and our own high fives afterwards “I may have to jump real high to get one in”. Continue reading
Elma, NY (July 19, 2009) – Shannon Davis, Chief Designer, and Owner of Davis Technologies has agreed to increase his involvement with Mike Janis Racing Inc. by signing a one-race Associate Sponsorship with Mike Janis Racing for the next ADRL event; The ADRL National Guard U.S. Drags II held at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinnwiddie, Virginia the weekend of July 24th. Continue reading
Barstow, CA (July 8, 2009) – Doug Sikora of Sikora Racing (2-Time PSCA Outlaw 10.5 Champion) today announced his teams plans on attending the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl event to be held at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. This will be the first time since 1998 that the California based ProCharged Mustang will venture east to compete against the countries top 10.5 racers.
Fresh off his win at the PSCA/MagnaFuel Summer Nationals, Doug ran a personal best 6.878 at 207.27 MPH in very bad air conditions. To say the least, his confidence is at an all time high “We finally think we have a car and combo that can compete on the national level, and this race should have the best of the best in attendance.” said an excited Sikora. “This opportunity will be a great experience to gauge our team against some of the East & Midwest cars that will be traveling to Vegas this Nov 19-22 to compete at the Street Car Super Nationals”.
Sikora will be entering the NMRA’s Pro Outlaw 10.5 class where he will be racing against legends of the sport like Mike Murillo, Dan Millen, Jim Monson & Conrad Scarry to name a few.. Current class record in Pro Outlaw 10.5 is held by Mike Murillo 6.771 / 224.740
Topeka, Kansas (July 6, 2009) – Heading into the Topeka event the Aeroquip team of Mike Janis knew they would need to make gains inside the bell housing for the team to utilize all the Jan-Cen horsepower they have on tap. They turned to long time sponsor Ram Clutches and Pat Norcia for the help they needed and the results speak for themselves. Low ET of the event, a personal best top speed of over 203 mph and their first minute man trophy. Continue reading
O’FALLON, MO (June 30, 2009) –The National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL) announced today several rule clarifications related to the use of superchargers in its Pro Extreme and Extreme 10.5 classes.
- Use of any size centrifugal, roots-type or screw-type supercharger allowed.
- Maximum overdrive for a roots-type supercharger is 1.70 (70 percent over).
- Maximum overdrive for a PSI screw-type supercharger is 2.28 (128 percent over).
- Maximum overdrive for a Whipple screw-type supercharger is 1.60 (60 percent over).
- All screw-type superchargers must be certified to SFI Spec 34.1 and overdrive limit established to be eligible for ADRL competition.
- Any new screw-type supercharger must be approved for competition prior to competing at an ADRL event.
- All screw-type superchargers must display a current SFI Recertification tag.
“We haven’t had a problem in this area, but these rules are intended to stave off any issues before they arise,” National Guard ADRL Executive Vice President of Competition Bubba Corzine explained. “We just want to put it in writing and make sure that all of our race teams know where we stand in regard to these power enhancers.”
Elma, NY (June 28, 2009) – Horsepower, torque, and adrenaline is what has driven Mike Janis to become one of the top racers, engine builders and tuners in the world. While some level of fame does come from being the best at what you do that’s not what’s important to the Aeroquip sponsored Janis. Continue reading
Elma, NY (June 28, 2009) – After placing Mel Bush’s 62’ Bel Air in the number four spot at the ADRL’s Ford Drive One event in Martin Michigan a few weeks ago Driver, Tommy D’Aprile then posted his first 200 mile per hour pass in a first round win over Joey Martin.
“ I can’t believe it,” said D’Aprile. “To look at our deal from the outside would make you think we have a few things holding us back and we do, but those Jan-Cen Guys just know how to make monster power.” Continue reading
Pearblossom, CA – The kids at Pearblossom Elementary in Pearblossom, California received a surprise they won’t soon forget. Christy Lamica and Glenn Kirby brought there super comp dragster to the school to share it with the kids.
Originally the showing was to be for the sixth grade, but ended up being for the whole school which is comprised of 360 kids. “It was great seeing the kids raise their hands for questions, they were really curious about the car and about drag racing” Said Christy.
“I sat back and watched the crowds of kids jump in surprise when the motor started up, that was a lot of fun for them and me!” Glenn stated.
After the show Christy went into the sixth grade classroom answered questions from the students and handed out goody bags filled with stickers. Mrs. Jeannie Kirby, the 6th grade teacher, phoned Glenn the next day saying the kids were all abuzz and wearing some of the stickers that were in the bags. It was a great time for all.
If you’d like to follow more of Glenn and Christy’s volunteer adventures, go to http://drgracegrl.blogspot.com