Global set to extend sponsorship of Langdon?

With a press conference scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1, with driver Shawn Langdon, crew chief and VP of Operations for Kalitta Motorsports, Jim Oberhofer, along with Steve Bryson, founder and CEO, and Samantha Bryson, Executive VP, of Global Electronic Technology, the Agent doesn’t have to go out on too much of a limb to suggest that Global will be sponsoring Landon’s Top Fuel dragster next season.


Good for all involved!    [

Nitrolympx finished, on to Sweden for Sansom & Hughes

No, we’re not quite sure what this is either, but it will be in the Nitrolympx race report next week. 


On Monday we will bring you the complete race report from Ivan Sansom and Rose Hughes of the Nitrolympx held in Germany.


This weekend the DRO European correspondents are at the Scandinavian Internationals held in Tierp, Sweden.


The final event will be the Euro Finals held Sept. 7-10 at Santa Pod Raceway in the UK.   

World Series of Drag Racing returns to Cordova this weekend

World Series of Drag Racing presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts preview news conference participants, left-to-right, are Cordova International Raceway president and general manager Dominic Blasco; two-time world champion Del Worsham; IHRA president Mike Dunn; three-time Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon; Davenport, Iowa, Mayor Frank Klipsch; Quad-Cities Convention & Visitor's Bureau president and CEO Joe Taylor; and Rhythm City Casino Resort general manager Mo Hyder. 


After a disastrous move last year to Memphis by the new IHRA leadership, the question on everyone’s minds is will the World Series of Drag Racing return to its glory days at Cordova, IL?


Dom Biasco is the new president and GM at Cordova, which is now owned by IRGSE, which also owns the IHRA. He and his new staff have put together a program that includes IHRA President, Mike Dunn, and his former crew chief, Roland Leong, as co-grand marshals.


Curiously, the Big Show stars brought to this year’s event include former NHRA champions Larry Dixon and Del Worsham. 

New Holley EFI Pro Mod Challenge to Highlight F-Body Nationals

The Classic Industries F-Body Nationals just got a whole lot bigger. Holley EFI is sponsoring the F-Body Nationals Holley EFI Pro Mod Challenge, which is sure to attract some of the top teams in professional drag racing to Memphis International Raceway, where they'll battle for the $4,000 top prize on the weekend of Sept. 15-17. Click here for all the details. 

Tom Schiltz succumbs

Schiltz was also a regular at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where this photo of Tom (right) and Bret Kepner was taken.We are sad to report that former Div. 3 photographer, Tom Schiltz, died on Friday, Aug. 25.


Schiltz contributed to DRO for several years, covering the U.S. Nationals, many Ohio drag racing events, the L.A. Roadster Show, and Bonneville, among others. He was scheduled to shoot at the U.S. Nationals for us again this year. This one hurts.


Funeral arrangements are incomplete. 




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