Monday, July 01, 2013

7/01/13 Drag Racing News

OK to drag - Racing to resume at Vernamfield in July
Jamaica Gleaner
Hundreds of diehard motorsport fans are expected to cram the one-time airstrip, as the Government has given the National Drag Race Circuit (NDRC) the green light to resume drag racing there. "We received a letter from the Ministry of Transport and ...
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Petrol-head mecca as Slamfest takes over Benaraby
Mackay Daily Mercury
The track was as busy as it has ever been, with both the regular Central Queensland Drag Racing Association meet on and the Top Door slammers bringing eight of Australia's best drag racers to the venue. Ben Bray was the star of the night, taking the ...
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Schumacher, Hagan double up in Joliet
Chicago Tribune
Both lead their respective standings in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Schumacher celebrated his 72nd National Hot Rod Association triumph — and fourth in Joliet — and Hagan his eighth, sharing the winner's circle with Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock ...
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Akouris: DeJoria more than just a pretty face
Joliet Herald News
Drag racing is one of those auto sports with a cult-like following. It's not like NASCAR where most of the country — sports fans and non-sports fans alike — know drivers Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Their names ...
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Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying
1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Joliet, Ill. Capps posted the first three-second Funny Car run in Route 66 Raceway's history and it proved to be quick enough to hold on to the top spot. His track record performance of 3 ...
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Hagan returns to winning form
Toledo Blade
Sunday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill., Hagan passed John Force at the 60-yard mark and stayed ahead of the drag racing veteran and team owner for the remainder of the final. "John [Force] is tough so we knew we had to run ...
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Martin Dragway dominator: 'This track loves me'
Thrift, of Waycross, Ga., raced his 2007 GTO to victory Sunday afternoon when the American Drag Racing League returned for its annual stop at the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin. Thrift made the 15-hour trip up from Georgia for the two-day Summer ...
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Drag racers turn out by the family to Helena event
Helena Independent Record
"Sometimes you think of drag racing as driving down the highway and throwing money out the window," he said. Terry Thomas, who teaches automotive sciences at Helena High School, races a Chevy Nova, rescued some time ago from his back yard. He put ...
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Upgraded raceway sure to rev up tourism numbers
Fraser Coast Chronicle
Gladstone is an ideal central location - not far from midway between Townsville and Brisbane, and I would expect that an upgraded facility would see people travel from north and south to compete and as spectators. This is not something that the drag ...
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Goodyear Is A Big Believer In Win On Sunday , Sell On Monday
Goodyear spends untold millions of dollars as the exclusive tire supplier for NASCAR and NHRA drag racing, and on promoting those relationships in its marketing and advertising. Is it worth it? Goodyear and NASCAR obviously think so. This year is the ...
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Officials: Epping drag racing event went off without a hitch | New ...
Last weekend's inaugural Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals brought more than 20000 drag racing fans a day to the area, and despite heavy traffic and  ...
NMRA NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing | Motor ...
NMRA NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. Published June 27, 2013. Joliet is just around the corner. See you there.