What’s In The November RPM Magazine
For Immediate Release October 15, 2009 – NOVEMBER ISSUE 2009 COVER STORY –
There Can Be Only One BIG DOG, And Chris Rini Is It! It’s the return of the $50,000 Big Dog North versus South Shootout and Chris Rini along with Team North made a showing that won’t soon be forgotten at Piedmont Dragway.
FEATURE STORY – “ARKY” – Meet the Electrician that works with thousands of volts during the week, then straps himself behind thousands of horsepower on the weekend to go Pro Modified racing in his wild blown injected Willys.
Make Mine A ‘57 Chevy Please…. Don’t you just love when you see a ‘57 racecar that still looks like a real 1957 Chevy? Winters Racing has one, but with a bit of a twist!
Numbers Don’t Lie! In today’s world there are so many internet sports stars or those guys that brag about doing this or that. Well there’s one thing in drag racing… a time slip, and the numbers tell the whole story just as they do for Drag Radial racer Shawn Murphy.
National Guard ADRL Adds Monster Trucks to World Finals Roster
O’FALLON, MO — Halloween will still be a week away, but monsters will be set loose at the Texas Motorplex Oct. 23-24, when “BIGFOOT,” the biggest name in monster truck history, takes on the equally intimidating “Snake-Bite” in a special, eighth-mile drag racing grudge match during the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V, the championship-deciding season ender for the National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL).
The special race-within-a-race is being added to the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment, primary sponsor of Team BIGFOOT and title sponsor of the Summit Racing Equipment ADRL Ohio Drags at National Trail Raceway, near Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading
Shaken But Not Stirred!
Stanley And Weiss Racing Heads North, The Shakedown At E Town 2009
Hagerstown, MD It has been a little well deserved four weeks off since the ADRL race in Rockingham. BUT “no rest for the weary” is the game plan now. The “Appalachia on Steroids” Pro Extreme Camaro of Stanley And Weiss Racing, fresh off its own personal best runs at The Rock is ready to head off up north to The 7th Annual Shakedown at E Town’s all out Outlaw race at the infamous Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in central New Jersey.
And all who would know will know that Vinny will be smiling down on us at that news. Vinnie used to ruffle John Stanley’s hair “back in the day” as he packed his Dad’s parachutes!!!
The powers that be nixed screw blowers racing in the 1/4 mile Al-Anabi Racing, Lend America Pro Modified Blown Class so John’s desired five second time slip shall have to wait for another day. Therefore we will race in the Outlaw 1/8th Mile Pro Modified Challenge that the Al-Anabi Racing And Barwa people have funded.
Come see us at The 7th Annual 2009 Shakedown at E Town and make yourself known
AUXIER & CASTELLANA IN THE HUNT FOR GSA PRO MOD CROWN
DINWIDDIE, Virginia – Having controlled the number-one spot in the Get Screened America NHRA Pro Mod Challenge points standings for the better part of 2009, Burton Auxier comes into these final two races of the season with humble confidence. Well knowing the challenge that lies before the Al-Anabi Racing Pro Modified team, Auxier and Mike Castellana will spearhead the team’s efforts to seal the deal on the GSA NHRA Pro Mod Challenge crown this weekend in Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading
National Guard ADRL Brings Unique ‘Battle’ to Texas Motorplex
O’FALLON, MO — In 2005, the inaugural year for the National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL), series president and CEO Kenny Nowling knew he would have a tough time convincing racers based mostly in the Southeast and with no mathematical chance at a championship to make the long tow west to Kennedale, Texas, for the fledgling outfit’s season ender. So, he came up with the Speedtech Battle for the Belts, a unique playoff concept set this year for Oct. 23, opening day of the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, just south of Dallas. Continue reading
Rod Pearce Sets Three Records in Sacramento
Sacramento, CA Rod Pearce, a lone nitrous contender in an all blown field, set three new track records this past weekend in Sacramento, September 19th 2009. Pearce and crew attended the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s (WCOPMA) 40th Annual Governors Cup event with plans of simply testing their new Sonny’s 5.3 Bore Space 864 Wedge Engine. Conditions were tough in Sacramento with track temperatures reaching a sizzling 140 degrees. Pearce managed to qualify his 63 Nitrous Corvette in the 7th position with a promising 6.35 @ 228 mph on the first full run with his new Sonny’s engine. Competition was fierce with one of the quickest fields to compete at a WCOPMA event with 15 blown entries and Pearce standing as the lone wolf of nitrous. Continue reading
We love Them There Mickey Thompson Tires
ADRL Dragstock 2009, “At The Rock”
Photos Courtesy Of David Anderson and Axle Weiss
Hagestown, MD The “Appalachia on Steroids” braintrust received a phone call about the ADRL Dragstock race at Rockingham a week before it was to be held. The person on the other end wanted to know why we were not going to attend the largest ADRL race of the year. We had to tell them the truth—POVERTY had inevitably entered into the equation! That being said our new fairy Godfather agreed to put up some money to help us attend the race. Continue reading
No New Rules for National Guard ADRL
O’FALLON, MO (September 23, 2009) — After careful consideration, the National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL) will not be imposing any new minimum weight rules in the foreseeable future. Additionally, traction control will remain an option for those teams that wish to use it in every professional category with the exception of Extreme Pro Stock, which retains the rules that mandate a minimum weight (2,425 lbs w/driver) and specify the use of traction control is not allowed. Continue reading
CASTELLANA SCORES THIRD WIN IN ALL AL-ANABI FINAL; AUXIER POSTS CAREER BEST, MAKES THE BATTLE FOR THE BELTS
ROCKINGHAM, NC – Mike Castellana scored his third Pro Nitrous win in three finals rounds on the 2009 National Guard ADRL Tour at the Flowmaster Dragstock VI at Rockingham Dragway. This victory tied him for No. 3 on the ADRL Pro Nitrous all-time winningest driver’s list and marked the second time in his ADRL career that he has won from the No. 1 qualifying spot. Continue reading
Bush and D’Aprile Determined and Persistent Heading into NHRA Carolina Nationals
Elma, NY (September 16, 2009)– As Mel Bush and Driver, Tommy D’Aprile, head to Concord, NC for this weekend’s NHRA Carolina Nationals at Bruton Smith’s Zmax Dragway, “the Bellagio of dragstrips”, the duo are determined to crack the tough Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge presented by ProCare Rx field. Continue reading