With all of the color, bright lights and chrome galore, walking around the PRI show will put you into sensory overload! The pictures speak for themselves.
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“For those of you involved in the performance & racing industry who have not been to the PRI trade show, you won’t believe what you are missing!” Exclaimed RPM Editor In Chief, Chris Biro. “This will be RPM Magazine’s 10th year involved in the show and the event just never seems to lose it’s impact, from the very first moment we walk in the doors, to the very last minute serving our customers from the RPM Booth.”
For 2009, the RPM Magazine display booth is once again located near the front of the show, in booth #5717. Special guests DragStory.com, the new up and coming Drag Race internet website that is the talk of the industry, will be accompanying RPM at their booth this year and will have site creator and drag race industry media standout Mark Walter on-hand with his hearty crew and all the information you need to get to know DragStory.com. Plus the team will be out and about to bring you the sites of the show. Look for there pictures in the PRI Show Gallery.
After our failed attempt at a $20,000 payday at The Shakedown at Etown its time to sit back and look at quick snapshot of the 2009 season for Stanley & Weiss Racing.
It definitely did not start off well for the team and our brand new 1968 Tim McAmis Camaro that was purchased from, of all places, Racing Junk.com! Don’t laugh, this car is living, breathing proof that “The Deal” is out there waiting for someone to find it! All it takes is a stroke of luck, be willing to pay the agreed on price and have a friend out there in cyberspace to certify that it is what is professed to be! That must be followed up by an honest person willing to take your Benjamin’s!
For Immediate Release November 16, 2009 – DECEMBER ISSUE 2009
SO MUCH HORSEPOWER PACKED INTO ONE PLACE! The Place… RPM Magazine! The Cody Barklage driven, Lucas Oil supported and Chris Duncan Race Cars built 1967 Firebird Pro Mod packs a blown 526 cube bullet. Cody qualified #2 with a 3.762 eighth-mile elasped time at 202.76 mph at the recent ADRL finals.
Just one of hundreds of incredible machines at events this past month. Open the pages of RPM to see more!
The REALLY Big Shows! – As promised we have jammed, stuffed and crammed as many of the biggest and baddest, fastest and quickest race events in this last issue of 2009!
From Orlando, to Texas, to E’Town and everything in between, we got it, and it’s only in RPM!
In what seems to be the never ending story for the 2009 ORSCA season, rain has once again been the only victor on Sunday. After a perfect day of qualifying with minimal down time and record runs in many classes, the rains came in the early hours and shutdown the racing action. It’s a dismal way to end the season for all of the competitors, especially those in contention for a championship or who drove numerous miles to attend the World Finals.
Who will take the win at the Street Car Super Nationals this Year? Will the West finally earn a Pro Street Victory? Will the East continue as the unprecedented champions of the top class and yet again steal the $20,000 purse? No doubt, some heavy hitters and fast rides are coming armed and ready to roll the dice at the Las Vegas Strip, November 19-22, 2009. A quick scope of the contenders list indicates fierce competition in what will be an all out brutal battle of East versus West, Champion versus Champion, Pro Mod versus Pro Street Shootout. All bets are on.
Top of the list is SCSN IV Pro Street winner Kirk Wilmes of Altus Oklahoma in his G-Force Blown Firebird. Last year Wilmes showed up and seemingly ran a flawless string of very consistent passes in the six second- teens range. Wicked consistency and fast times made Wilmes untouchable. Wilmes and the rest of the class though will have to contend with Coby Rabon of Ridgeway South Carolina who just made a clean sweep at the Orlando World Street Nationals with his BBC Twin Turbo Mustang. Rabon was the number one qualifier, low ET holder, and the WSN Champion all in the same event. Rabon’s career best is 6.03 @ 245 mph.
By Deborah-WFO, Bluebaugh Racing
The Street Car Super Nationals (SCSN) has undoubtedly become the West Coast’s premier drag racing event with seemingly overnight success. Now in its 5th year, SCSN V is set to run November 19-22, 2009 at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event will draw a who’s who of top names and the fastest cars from the U.S, Puerto Rico and Canada, but who created it and why?
I got a chance to catch up with race promoter Mel Roth recently in Las Vegas, who is the man behind the scenes and creator of the now famed and prestigious SCSN. Roth started out years ago like many racers tired of promising racing associations that did not last.
With necessity or in this case need to race being the mother of invention, Roth took action. In 1999, he created the Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA), which proved to be the West Coast’s first stable and long lasting street car racing association now in its eleventh year.