Jeg Coughlin Jr., a 52-time Pro Stock winner, is looking forward to the looming Winternationals—and with good reason. In a recent test session in Bradenton, Florida, Coughlin set a new personal best—with ETs in the 6.40s, hovering around 213 mph.
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Lucas Oil and MavTV announced their sponsorship of longtime pro stock racer Greg Stanfield on Tuesday. Stanfield will be taking on the competition this season in the MavTV/Lucas Oil Chevy Camaro beginning next month at the Winternationals in Pomona.
The Irwindale Drag Strip (Irwindale, CA) announced last week it’s plan to host six Summit Series races again this year. The series starts in March and runs through the summer, culminating in the finals in September.
With the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals looming, Don Walsh Jr. and his team set out to do a little testing with their Pro Mod Mustang late last week. Walsh and the Precision Turbo team hit the ground running and set a new career best elapsed time for Walsh– 5.81 at 248 mph.
PremiAir, based out of Sydney,Australia, is set to debut it’s new Top Fuel dragster with Luke Shepherd as the driver in the ANDRA Pro Series this season, but as you can tell by the photos and video, testing has been rather eventful thus far.
After the demise of NMCA’s Street Radial class in 2010, Meagher kept his single-turbo machine in the local X275 circuit, but the announcement of NMCA’s new Street Outlaw class has changed all of that. The upgrades to the Mustang make up a full overhaul.
Today, Goldberg Weisman Cairo, a law firm out of Chicago, Illinois has filed suit on behalf of racer Barb Nesbitt, who was severely injured in an incident in 2010 at the zMAX Dragway in North Carolina when the driveshaft in her Nostalgia Pro Street Camaro broke.
Ed Thornton, a Pro Street racer out of Chino, California is the latest victim of theft in the sport.Thornton reported Sunday that his twin turbo 1963 Chevy Corvette, and its trailer, had been stolen.
Just over a week ago, NHRA rule changes went into effect regarding the Pro Modified class minimum weights. The ADRL then followed suit. Both adjustments aim at improving parity, namely for the struggling supercharged cars.
Following an all-too-familiar trend, Dallas Raceway Park in Crandall, Texas announced last week that it would be closing its gates. The announcement on the tracks website stated the closure was due to “hard economic times and financial reasons.”
Beginning in January 2012, former IHRA Top Fuel champion and NHRA standout Tommy Johnson, Jr., and Kathy Fisher, former IHRA and NHRA Sportsman champion will host Fox Sports Networks brand new show, Performance TV.
The American Drag Racing League’s 2011 tour came to a close Sunday evening with their awards gala, held at the Champions Club within Texas Motorplex. The league recognized their new 2011 World Champions in each of their six categories, along with the “Battle For The Belts” winners.
Last weekend, the IHRA season came to a head with the Summit World Finals presented by RacingJunk.com at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Virginia. All said, nine drivers had taken different world championships by Sunday night, and all but two won their first title.
Jeg Coughlin, Jr. added two more wins to his record last weekend at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He won Friday’s event, worth $5,000, and promptly moved into Saturday’s events, netting another $10,000 paycheck in the Big Bucks event, part of the Tenn-Tuck bracket race.
On the weekend of September 23-25, Holcomb Motorsports will once again host the 16th edition of their highly-anticipated Outlaw Civil Wars event at the Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina, featuring drag races, a car show, swap meet, and an extensive vendor midway.
Modular Mustang Racing says that the block is “pricey,” but saves over 100 pounds, and is the strongest 5.4L block currently available. The block’s features include a different sized main oil galley and freeze plugs, coated aluminum bore (rather than the steel cylinder liner), improved oil drain back holes, etc.