Kratz and Caputo-Armstrong talk Mopars and more

Richard Kratz, editor of sister publication, along with Jennifer Caputo-Armstrong, the new driver of the Mopar Max Maulin' Magnum race car, will be guests on the Great American Auto Scene videocast hosted by Bob Beck.


You can watch at on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. (PDT). They'll be talking about drag racing, Mopars and other fun car stuff. 

Roy Hill among the ‘Woodward Dream Cruise’ crowd

Here is a note attached to a discarded pair of Detroit Red Wing solar eclipse sunglasses found sealed in a Planters peanut jar on the porch of the Phlegm Building:  Drag racing legend and driving school instructor Roy Hill was in attendance at this past weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise along with his Ford Cobra Mustang stable and Jr. Dragster. Always the promoter of drag racing, Hill entertained a large group of youths throughout the day and invited them along with their families to attend the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals Labor Day weekend where he will be running one of his Roy Hill Drag Racing School Ford Mustangs.  

Cobra Jets snake their way to Norwalk

The Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown Presented by Diversified Products Marketing, a special event to be run in conjunction with the 16th Annual Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, August 24-27. All 2008-2017 Cobra Jet owners are invited to participate with the opportunity to compete in the Cobra Jet Showdown Friday/Saturday and the NMCA bracket race on Sunday.


This event features heads-up Xtreme Pro Mods, Radial Wars, Factory Super Cars, Street Outlaws, Nostalgia Super Stockers and much more. The All-American Nationals also features a large manufacturers midway, Muscle Car & Hot Rod Car Show Saturday and Sunday, special TV celebrity appearances on Saturday from BoostedGT, Derek, and Kayla Morton, and special race classes including the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown, the F.A.S.T. group, a Top Sportsman Challenge, and the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. 

‘Hot Rod Drag Week’ travels the Midwest in September

Competitors will include Jeff Lutz (shown), who won the 2016 HOT ROD Drag Week with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Mod, as well as 2015 champion Tom Bailey.


The 13th annual HOT ROD Drag Week is back to determine the title of Fastest Street Car in America at the Sept. 10-15 competition.


Competitors will be put to a grueling test over five days of drag racing and upward of 1,000 miles covered in the same car with the same engine, all to determine who will earn the title Fastest Street Car in America. An impressive display of vehicles will also be open at each stop.


“HOT ROD Drag Week powered by Dodge and brought to you by Gear Vendors Overdrive is an unmatched validation of man and machine,” said Douglas Glad, Content Director for TEN’s Aftermarket Performance Group. “Both on the track and off, racers push themselves and their cars to the literal breaking point. Long hours, 1,000-plus street miles, and on-track torture testing are all part of the equation for ultimate victory and fastest street car in America bragging rights.”


While registration has closed, participants wishing to be added to a wait list can email with the subject line, “HRDW Wait List.” Open spots will be given in order of wait list emails received.


(Daily end times as stated or until complete. All times listed are in Central Daylight Time.)


Monday, Sept. 11 – Cordova International Raceway (Cordova, Ill.)  Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Gateway Motorsports Park (Madison, Ill.)  Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Byron Dragway (Byron, Ill.)  Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 14 – Great Lakes Dragaway (Union Grove, Wisc.) Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 15 – Cordova International Raceway (Cordova, Ill.) Gates open at 11 a.m., racing hours from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

Tom Schiltz is hospitalized

Word reaches the Agent that long-time friend and Ohio-based photographer Tom Schiltz is in the hospital in intensive care. Our sincere prayers for his recovery and strength for his family at this time. 




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