Stevens buys Krisher’s NHRA Pro Stock team

Stevens was the 2011 ADRL Extreme Pro Stock Battle for the Belts winner.  (DRO file photo)

A reliable source told Agent 1320 at the just complete PRI Show that New Orleans-based journeyman doorslammer driver Richie Stevens purchased NHRA Pro Stock racer Ron Krisher’s complete racing operation (truck, trailer, race cars, parts, etc.) last weekend while the PRI Show was in full swing.

The source said the only part of Krisher’s operation Stevens didn’t buy was the engines.

The Agent can only speculate that since Stevens and Pro Stock racer Erica Enders will soon be married that maybe her team owner, Victor Cagnazzi, could be in line to supply horsepower for Stevens. [12/3/2012]

ADRL adds two more events to 2013 schedule

The Agent has confirmed that the ADRL will return to the states of Ohio and Illinois next season for two dates in addition to the schedule already released. The official announcement will come Friday, Dec. 7, at the IMIS Show in Indianapolis.

And to put to rest any rumors, Kenny Nowling himself says that the ADRL will follow all NHRA Pro Mod, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster rules to the letter next season and beyond. Pro Mod will have a 16-car field and Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will have 32-car fields. [12/3/2012]

Salemi and Stawicki returning to Pro Mod racing in 2013

Jim Salemi (second from letf) and Mike Stawicki (holding trophy) had success with the PMRA in 2010.  (Brad Turk photo)

The Agent found a note in the mayo jar this morning written on a sauce-stained napkin from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, famous for having invented Buffalo Chicken Wings. It said that after an almost two-year hiatus from doorslammer racing G-Force Race Cars’ Jim Salemi and driver Mike Stawicki will be back racing next year with the PMRA and another East Coast Pro Mod group with a brand new ‘68 Firebird with a turbocharged power plant built by Stawicki. [12/3/2012]