GALOT Racing buys Dunn-Benson Dragstrip

GALOT RACING, LLC has purchased the historic Dunn-Benson Dragstrip in Benson, NC.

The original Dunn-Benson Dragstrip was opened in 1957 by founder, Dallas Parker. Now, more than 55 years later, the Dunn-Benson Dragstrip is continuing to expand as it becomes GALOT's Dunn-Benson Dragstrip.

GALOT owner and founder, Earl Wells, purchased the track with the intention of revamping the facilities to include more modern amenities for both racers and spectators. Both drag races and tractor pulls are expected to be held at the facility, and enhancing safety will be a key factor in upcoming decisions. Additionally, a focus will be placed on creating a family-friendly environment.

The entire GALOT team is committed to respecting the history of the track while building a bigger and better facility. Concerned fans can rest assured that the track will not be shut down, says the new owner. GALOT RACING owns the Pro Mod car driven by Kevin Rivenbark. GALOT stands for “Get A Load Of This”. [9/11/2013]

Tracy Winters of J.W. Performance passes away

The Agent was saddened to learn of the death of Tracy Winters, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at J.W. Performance Transmission Inc.

Ms. Winters, 46, of Rockledge, Fla., died Thursday, August 29. She was an active member of the Drag Racing Association of Women (DRAW) and SEMA. She is survived by her daughter, Alexandra Winters, her parents and her brother and sister-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DRAW.

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Barona to host San Diego Antique Drags

California’s Barona Eighth-mile Drags ( will host the 45th Annual San Diego Antique Drags on Sunday, Oct. 6. The event will welcome all cars 1975 and older. Racing will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. [9/11/2013]

Sponsor added for NEOPMA Nationals at MIR

If Its Got A Motor, Inc., will sponsor the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod MIR Supercharger Showdown International Pro Mod Challenge Nationals, which runs from Sept. 21-22 at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Md.

“As a builder of custom project cars, I was constantly frustrated when I couldn’t find local suppliers on the internet, and that led us to create,” said Eric Latino, champion race car driver and auto entrepreneur.

The website was designed to list businesses in order of proximity to the user, whether that business has a website or not. When consumers search on a category they see the businesses from their neighborhood first. Go to the website and follow the instructions to add your business. [9/11/2013]