Elma, NY (August 17, 2009) – After taking his second victory of the season at the recently concluded ADRL Hardee’s Gateway Drags II at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois Mike Janis and his Aeroquip team are still chasing that perfect run.
“Don’t get me wrong; getting our second win was fantastic. It’s just that we struggled that weekend with the same troubles that we have had all year. It’s no secret we’ve been putting band-aids on our issues all season trying to compete. Thanks to some hard work from the guys at Ram Clutches this coming race is looking better for us,” said crew chief Mike Janis Jr. Continue reading
Norwalk, OH (August 17, 2009) – Todd Robertson and his Eaton/Aeroquip team have quickly become a force to recon with on the mid-west Pro Mod scene. In Robertson’s last 9 outings he has compiled an impressive list of stats consisting of three number one qualifiers along with three runner-ups and three wins, including this weekend’s at the Summit Raceway Park’s Rossler/DeCerbo Door Wars.
Robertson knows drag racing is by no means a one-man sport and while the driver gets most of the glory he understands that there are many contributors to his race team’s success. “With all the hard work from our crew and the support & efforts from everyone at Eaton/Aeroquip we couldn’t be happier,” said Robertson. Continue reading
Elma, NY (August 15, 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 Drag Story editor is no different. My family had a white ’62 Impala 2 door while I was growing up in the late 60’s. It had red interior and an AM radio, it was very cool. I always liked that car! While I’ll never take anything away from aero slick Camaros and Mustangs that populate the Pro Extreme class, I like different. Bush’s ’62 represented just that, different. Continue reading
FOLSOM, CA (August 13, 2009) – Terry Housley, a 2-time ADRL Pro Nitrous National Event Winner, will be piloting the Ballance Racing ’53 Corvette at this years Street Car Super Nationals, Nov 19-22 at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Hughes Performance Pro Street class..
Joining the team as well for the Super Nationals will be Terry’s son Blake… Mark, Bryan, Chris and Irv Ballance already make up this very talented crew, “but adding Blake Housley will give us the much needed experience to compete at this very competitive race” says team owner Irv Ballance… “We’re all really excited about the additions to our team and look forward on improving on our semi-final finish at last years SCSNs” Continue reading
O’FALLON, MO (August 13, 2009) — National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Executive Vice President of Competition Bert Corzine today announced changes to the series’ national-event weekend schedule, beginning Aug. 21-22, at the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags III in Hebron, Ohio, near Columbus.
Most significant to National Guard ADRL race teams and fans is the addition of a fourth official qualifying session for all five professional classes. The long-standing open test session has been eliminated from the ADRL national-event program in favor of three official qualifying opportunities on Friday, with a single, last-chance qualifying session starting at noon on Saturday, followed by a brief pre-race ceremony and elimination rounds. Continue reading
MADISON, Illinois (August 10, 2009) – It wasn’t a question of if there would ever be an all Al-Anabi Racing final round in ADRL Pro Nitrous, but a question of when it would happen. The seventh stop on the National Guard American Drag Racing League tour at the organization’s home track, Gateway International Raceway, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri would be the place it happened, and host one of the defining moments of His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani’s team-owning career. Continue reading
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