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Eric Latino recorded a national elapsed time record with his pass of 5.727 seconds in his losing run of semifinals.
“I’m excited,” Latino said after his run. “I mean, I lost on a holeshot -- doesn’t matter. Normally if I lose on a holeshot in a race without a national recored, [my crew] would all be frowned and down. Overall, we win as a team and we lose as a team. We’re ecstatic; we’re just so excited.“
The NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns April 21-23 at Royal Purple Raceway for the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. [03/22/17]
John Force’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., was memorable for many reasons, including yet another milestone over the team’s 40-year existence in the NHRA series.
After winning all four rounds, and coupled with Robert Hight’s first-round victory, the team achieved the 2,500-round victory threshold for Funny Cars. Force’s final-round win over rookie Jonnie Lindberg sealed the deal.
JFR’s first round victory was June 1, 1979, when Force defeated Tom McEwen at the Cajun Nationals in Baton Rouge, La. Force himself has accounted for just over half of those 2,500 Funny Car round victories, as he now stands at 1,269, with six round wins this season. He defeated Del Worsham, Jack Beckman, and Tommy Johnson Jr. before beating Lindberg on Sunday.
“It was the reign of terror that started it all, with Austin Coil, Bernie Fedderly and John Medlen,” Force said. “It was really about a group of guys – it wasn’t about me. I just wrote the checks, but I got to drive one of the baddest hot rods on the planet. We won just about everything.”
Even more impressive is that JFR’s 2,500 NHRA Funny Car round wins account for more than 20 percent of wins all-time in the class.
JFR driver wins: John Force 1,269; Robert Hight 375; Tony Pedregon 292; Courtney Force 134; Mike Neff 118; Gary Densham 108; Ashley Force Hood 105; Eric Medlen 95; and Phil Burkart Jr. 4. [03/22/17]
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 3 - March 2017
NMCA WEST ’s season opener, appropriately called the Spring Nationals, kicks off a season of great west coast drag racing and Auto-X competition as hundreds of racers fill the pits at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA, on March 31 - April 2. The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will host an engine build competition on Saturday, April 1. [03/22/17]
The “Black Pearl” nostalgia jet Funny Car will be making dramatic runs at Rockingham with driver David Douthit.
The American Drag Racing League will open their 2017 season on April 7-8, returning to North Carolina’s Rockingham Dragway. Parking will be $20 per vehicle, with admission to the event free.
You can download tickets for the spring Drags at here then click on “Register.”
Some classes for the new iteration of the ADRL will be running to the quarter mile: Pro Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Alcohol Dragster, Pro Mod, and Top Fuel Harley.
Classes running on the eighth mile are Outlaw Pro Stock, Insane Pro Mod, Outlaw Pro Mod, and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with the sportsman classes of Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster, Top Jr. Dragster, and Top Bracket. [03/22/17]
Wichita Raceway Park has joined the NHRA Member Track Network in the South Central Division, NHRA’s Division 4, which features tracks in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Located in Wichita Falls, TX, the raceway is owned by Darrell Reid. The facility is home to the drag strip, one of the best dirt ovals in the area, a new mud drag racing facility, and an outdoor concert venue. [03/22/17]
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Precision Turbo and Engine founder Harry Hruska has completed the requirements for his NHRA Pro Mod license.
"After over 20 years of putting my racing career on hold, I am excited to take on the pro mod challenges," said Hruska. "I have great respect for those in this sport and after having worked with multiple professional drivers, I am humbled by the opportunity ahead."
Hruska added, "My deepest gratitude goes to my mentor Frank Hawley for his unconditional support and guidance, and for getting me up to speed. His contribution to our sport is unparalleled!" [03/22/17]