Ronny Young gets win in altered ‘Shockwave’

“Blue Max” AA/FC pilot Ronny Young stepped back into the “Shockwave” Saturday night, Aug. 19, during the Outlaw Fuel Altered Night of Fire held at North Star Dragway in Denton, Texas.


Young who began his funny car career at the wheel of the “Shockwave”, subbed for current owner, Bobby Marriot, who is recovering from a shoulder injury. With the help of former “Shockwave” partner, Terry Darby, it didn't take long for Young to fit right in the Altered style.


The three ripped off a 3.96 in the first qualifying round, and defeated another former All American Funny Car pilot, Jimmy Jones, in round one. The “Shockwave” gang then posted a 3.84 in the finals to defeat last year’s champion, Raymond Dawson, who posted a solid 3.89.


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Norwalk hosts NMCA this weekend

The NMCA All-American Nationals is the second event of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series whose class headliner is LSX Drag Radial.


The NMCA’s penultimate event of the year, the All-American Nationals, takes place at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, this weekend, Aug. 24-27.


Sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs, the Honeywell Garrett NMCA All-American Nationals features heads-up Xtreme Pro Mods, Radial Wars, Factory Super Cars, Street Outlaws, Nostalgia Super Stockers and much more. Other classes include Nitrous Pro Street, Xtreme Street, N/A 10.5, and Stock.


Saturday will see 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. 

NHDRO World Finals set for end of September at Indy

DME Racing and Pro Stock Inc. have signed on as title sponsors of the NHDRO World Finals on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park near Indianapolis.


Since rain postponed the August race, there will be two complete Pro Street races in September in addition to the annual Pro Street Shootout. The Top Gas, Super Comp, Crazy 8s and Street Fighter classes also will be finishing their postponed August competition.


With the exception of Street Fighter, which John Markham has dominated all year, the other three sportsman categories have very tight championship battles going on as they head into the double-header season finale.


Pro Nitrous, Pro Open, and Pro Ultra are the other classes slated for the event. And, of course, grudge racing gets underway after the Shootout class on Saturday night. 

Three generations of Gray family to compete at U.S. Nationals

Johnny Gray      Shane (near lane) and Tanner Gray


Tanner Gray has certainly had a successful rookie season, but when you consider where he comes from, you can understand why that might not be quite so remarkable. Grandfather, Johnny Gray, and father, Shane Gray, also were successful in NHRA Pro Stock racing over the years. Johnny has retired from active racing but Shane stills competes at selected events.


However, all three generations will all be driving at this year’s U.S. Nationals on the Labor Day weekend.


“It will be a lot of fun,” the youngest Gray said. “I get to race with my grandpa. I’ve got to race my dad over the years, but I’m really looking forward to that. Hopefully, we can give my grandpa a good car so he could go out there and win the thing. That would be cool.”


Eighteen-year-old Tanner seems practically a shoe-in for Rookie of the Year honors, and could even win the championship. He is in second place in the points going into the last race before the points re-rack for the six-race Countdown to the Championship.


“If you would have told me I would win four races my first year, I would have told you that you were crazy,” Tanner said. “We definitely have something going and it’s clicking at the right time.” 

Holley LS Fest at Bowling Green in September

If you have a race car, muscle car, rat rod, street rod, or truck powered by an LS or current-generation LT engine, there's only one place to be Sept. 8-10: Holley's 8th annual LS Fest. Held at world-famous Beech Bend Raceway Park in Holley's hometown of Bowling Green, KY, it's the place to be for everything LS-related – drag racing, autocross, drifting, road-course racing, a 3S challenge, a dyno competition, and a car show/swap meet and more.


Openings are still available for drag racing, the Show-N-Shine, and the Road Course Challenge, but they're going fast. Get preregistered for LS Fest here. 

New Product of the Day


New TorqStorm Supercharger Twin Kits

TorqStorm is introducing two new centrifugal supercharger kits for GM LS transplant engines. The twin kit supports 1,000-plus horsepower while the single sustains 700 plus. Both can be adapted for use with EFI or carburetion. Whether supplied as twin or single, the kits include a Sanden air conditioning compressor, Turn One power steering pump, and Powermaster alternator—the first such integrated kits furnished in the company’s history. In addition, TorqStorm provides two serpentine belts, an eight-rib to drive the supercharger and a six-rib to impel the accessories; all necessary pulleys, including a tool steel hub for the crank pulley; two self-adjusting tensioners, a blow-off valve; an air filter plus all the necessary mounting brackets and fasteners. To complete the twin kit, a second supercharger, blow-off valve and air filter is added. Available in natural alloy or black anodized or with a micro-polished finish, both supercharger kits go on sale in September. 




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