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We’re still working on it but ...
Well, we’re getting closer. You can see the new version the site is up after ...
WE’RE TRYING AGAIN
We are going to try the changeover to the new format tonight. So, if the DRO ...
MANCUP STARTS AT SGMP WITH ...
DRO Motorcycle Editor Tom McCarthy is at South Georgia Motorsports Park for the ...
DRO AA/FC CHALLENGE HOMEPAGE AND ...
The homepage for the 2017 DRO AA/FC Challenge is at ...
DSR GETS 300TH WIN AT DOUBLE-UP ...
Sunday in Las Vegas, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Terry Chandler's Make-A-Wish ...
PDRA PRO CLASS WINNERS FINISH; ...
First-time Professional Drag Racers Association winners Mike Recchia (Pro Extreme) ...
CHANGES COMING FOR DRO
For several months our Art Director has been working on a re-do of the ...
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“Big Jim” Dunn, celebrated his 82nd birthday this week with his favorite present of ...
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NEWS & ANALYSIS
Well, we’re getting closer. You can see the new version of the site is up after a few hiccups this morning. It has not been updated completely, but will give you an idea of where we are headed. The slideshows are not local on the site yet but will be soon.
Let us know what you think at email@example.com. [04/11/17]
The opening of the 2017 DRO AA/FC Challenge series at San Antonio Raceway is just about six weeks away. Two veteran F/C racers will return to the driver’s seat for this season: Vic Tiffin and Larry Gould.
Tiffin was an outstanding Alky Funny car racer in the late '70s and early '80s in the old NHRA Division 3 "Pro Am" funny car circuit where Dale Armstrong, Ken Veney, and Frank Hawley raced. He told the Agent that the car is almost complete and he is trying to make it to the opener at San Antonio May 19-20.
Larry Gould told the Agent that he already reserved room and bought airline tickets for the crew and will bring his '79 Ford 427 Ford Cammer-powered Ford EXP to San Antonio and race it for the first time.
DRO series veteran Fred Farndon will also be debuting his new Nostalgia Funny Car at that event. Be there! [04/11/17]
Jonathan Gray was in the driver’s seat at the ADRL season opener at Rockingham Dragway while Rickie Smith is recovering from back surgery.
The ADRL’s NHRA Pro Mod class title, contested at the quarter-mile distance, fell to second generation pro Jonathan Gray of Artesia, NM, after No. 1 qualifier Matt Smith of King, NC, son of many-time NHRA and IHRA champion Rickie Smith and driving a second team Camaro, was upset in the semifinals by veteran Doug Winters.
Gray’s win capped an amazing four weeks for Gray Motorsports in which the Carolina-based team won the NHRA Gatornationals Pro Stock championship on March 19 with Jonathan’s brother, Shane, at the wheel of a Camaro and then won last week’s NHRA race at Las Vegas with Shane’s 17-year-old son Tanner getting his first rookie season win.
We’ll have the complete race report when we get the bugs worked out of the redesign. [04/11/17]
With almost the entire month of March being extremely wet across New South Wales, the postponed Sydney Jamboree finally went into the books last Saturday. The big winner was Paul Mahouyet, who drove the once "World’s Fastest full bodied sedan" to a Pro Mod win.
Expect full results soon. [04/11/17]
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 3 - March 2017
Second generation racer Daniel Miocevich was lucky to survive a 275-mph jet dragster crash at the Perth Motorplex in Western Australia over the weekend. Daniel is the son of Motorplex track builder and promoter, the late Gary Miocevich, who died two years ago.
Being interviewed on Channel 7 TV he said, “The car was pulling hard on a really good pass and coming up to the finish line it just made a massive turn to the right. I got out of the car as quickly as I could and told safety guys to radio that I was OK as I was worried what my family and everyone on the start-line would think.”
It was Miocevich’s birthday and he added, ”A lot of people have said that it was my dad watching out for me”.
The cause of the crash isn’t known yet, but Miocevich thinks it was a mechanical failure. [04/11/17]
At last weekend's ManCup season-opening event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, in the Top Fuel final, Larry "Spiderman" McBride defeated a red-lighting Sam Wills. McBride earlier ran low ET of the event at 5.91. Dave Vantine had top speed at 239.10 mph.
Rodney Williford ran an amazing 226.70 mph in Pro Street in the semifinals. Unfortunately, he fouled in the process. He was number one qualifier (and low ET) at 6.713.
We’ll have complete results coming soon. [04/11/17]
Quick Release Window Net Latch Kit from S&W
S&W Performance Group has introduced their New Quick Release Window Net Latch Kit. It’s a modern solution to a long-standing safety equipment need. Drivers and safety personnel will benefit from the unobtrusive low profile mount, as well as the smooth, quick and easy operation. The release mechanism is proven, having been field tested on other well-known safety equipment devices. S&W has successfully adapted it to be an integral part of their new driver/cockpit safety product. The all-inclusive kit includes: .375” diam. x 30” long Steel Top Rod with Quick Release mechanism, 6” red nylon pull tether, .375” diam. x 30” long Steel Lower Rod, Mounting Tabs and Hardware. NHRA Approved. Note: Welding is required. Standard and custom size window nets are sold separately.
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