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» Melanie Salemi Motorsports Successful In 2016 Pre-Season Testing
New technology brings new smiles to Melanie Salemi Motorsports

(2-10-2016) BUFFALO, NY – The Melanie Salemi Motorsports team is happy with recent on track results utilizing Fueltech EFI FT500 engine management system and Atomizer Fuel Injectors. During a test session/race event in Bradenton, Florida we made several runs in the 3.80's with the Melanie Salemi driven G-Force Race Cars built '68 Firebird and worked out what it takes to have an EFI system on a supercharged Pro Mod. The FT500 is a complete management system controlling all of the tuning functions of the engine as well as shifting the car. "We made a total of 12 runs and it worked flawlessly on all of them. We couldn't be more happy with these results," stated Jon Salemi.

Melanie Salemi Motorsports is pleased to announce Big Sky Motorsports as our newest marketing partner for the 2016 season. Big Sky Motorsports is based in Bozeman... [Read More]
» Team Chevy Racing News: Camaro SS Pro Stock - A New Era Begins
Camaro SS Pro Stock - A new era begins

(2-10-2016) DETROIT, MI – Not many things surprise National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson. But something definitely was amiss last month when the Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro SS rolled to the stage beams for the first time during testing in Bradenton, Florida.

“I said to myself, ‘Did they move the ‘Christmas Tree’ back 20 feet at the track? Is somebody playing a joke on me?’ Then it hit me that I wasn’t looking around the hood scoop.’’

Removal of the iconic hood scoop on the Pro Stock is among multiple rule changes instituted by NHRA officials for the 2016 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series season, which begins this weekend with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.

Other key changes to the rules package include electronically-controlled throttle... [Read More]
» O’Rourke Motorsport 400 Thunder Westernationals Race Report
O'Rourke wins Westernationals

(2-9-2016) JOYNER, QLD – Ex-pat West Australian Grant O’Rourke tasted victory in his home-land of Perth on the weekend, taking out the Pro Slammer victory at the 45th Westernationals.

The now Brisbane resident had to beat champion leader John Zappia in the final round of what was a tough weekend of racing, which also included the semi-final and final of the rained-out Nitro Slam from December during qualifying for the weekend’s event.

“It really does feel great to take out the Pro Slammer victory in our home town of Perth, and at none other than the 35th Westernationals,” said O’Rourke.

“This is a special victory, and one that comes after a hard-fought weekend for the entire O’Rourke Motorsport team. It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire crew, and I can’t thank them enough for all of their efforts.”

... [Read More]
» Jeg Coughlin Jr. NHRA Winternationals Preview
Jeg Coughlin Jr. returns to Pro Stock as an automatic title contender

(2-9-2016) POMONA, CA – With six world championships and 76 national event titles on his résumé, Jeg Coughlin Jr. returns to full-time competition this weekend at the 56th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals as a bona fide challenger for the Pro Stock trophy at the season-opening race.

While it's true Coughlin only raced three Pro Stock events in 2015 -- highlighted by a runner-up finish in Seattle -- he remained active in the sport, scoring his first national event "double" with wins in Super Gas and Stock at the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus, Ohio.

This year, Coughlin will race a brand-new Magneti Marelli offered by Mopar/JEGS.com Dart GT out of the powerful Elite Motorsports camp as a factory Dodge teammate to reigning two-time world champion Erica Enders. They will be joined in the Elite pit by... [Read More]
» Ultimate Showdowns Continues To Grow
Ultimate Showdowns continues to grow

(2-9-2016) NEW HAMBURG, ON – It was announced today that the NAPA Autopro Ultimate Showdowns Drag Racing Series (USDS) is growing from 3 classes in 2015 to 5 classes in 2016.

An Outlaw 10.5 class is being added for select events in 2016. The new class features door cars racing in a heads-up, first to the finish line format. Outlaw 10.5 will be contested at three of the five USDS events in 2016; the Canadian Nitro Nationals (July 1-3), Mid-Summer Madness (July 23-24), and the Stratford Spectacular (August 5-6).

“We are very excited for this announcement, being able to further enhance the series with the support of the Outlaw 10.5 Association and Nick Agostino is a huge achievement.” Brent Edmonstone, Director of Operations.

The Outlaw 10.5 class in USDS competition will replace the Canadian Outlaw 10.5 Association. “When we started the... [Read More]
» International Hot Rod Association Names Mike Dunn As President
International Hot Rod Association names Mike Dunn as President

(2-9-2016) NORWALK, OH – IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), proud portfolio company of TPG; parent company to the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA); one the fastest-growing professional racing circuits globally, today, announced that Mike Dunn has been installed as President of the IHRA organization in advance of the complete reorganization of the company and its various operations. Dunn, one of the most successful drivers and team organizers in the history of motorsports, joins the IHRA after spending the last 14 years as the face of major league professional drag racing for ESPN.

"We welcome Mike Dunn, one of the most respected figures not just in drag racing but in all of motorsports, to the IRGSE family of companies and specifically the IHRA as we begin to reshape the entire organization; Racing Operations, Television... [Read More]
» EPA Seeks To Prohibit Conversion Of Vehicles Into Racecars
EPA seeks to prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars; SEMA to oppose action as threat to modified racecars and parts suppliers

(2-8-2016) WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”

The regulation would impact all vehicle types, including the sports cars, sedans and hatch-backs commonly converted strictly for use at the track. While the Clean Air Act prohibits certain modifications to motor vehicles, it is clear that vehicles built or modified for racing, and not used on... [Read More]
» Allen Johnson NHRA Winternationals Preview
Allen Johnson wraps up testing with positive mindset for Pomona

(2-8-2016) GREENEVILLE, TN – This week marks the beginning of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The first of 24 events will bring competitors back to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. With numerous changes to make to his Pro Stock car in the off season, Allen Johnson is ready to take what he learned from testing in Bradenton, Florida and translate it to the track in Pomona.

“We started out very very conservative in testing,” said Johnson. “Our team worked our way through the process and we’re just trying to learn this new EFI. We had to make a few bad moves to learn that they were bad moves.”

The Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Dodge Dart showed progress throughout their test sessions in Bradenton and Johnson left testing energized for the season opening race in Pomona.

“I feel like... [Read More]
» Statement From Larry Morgan And Larry Morgan Racing
Statement from Larry Morgan and Larry Morgan Racing

(2-8-2016) NEWARK, OH – The following is a statement from NHRA Pro Stock driver Larry Morgan on the state of his Larry Morgan Racing team for the 2016 season:

We are currently involved in securing additional sponsorship so we can continue our efforts in being a viable contender in Pro Stock. We were notified Feb. 3 by our 2015 major sponsor that they would not be able to support us like they had previously, so we have had to plan a different strategy at LMR for 2016.

Along with securing additional sponsorship for our race team, our other objective is to concentrate on our custom CNC machine shop.

I have not missed a Pomona race since 1984 and definitely want to continue that streak. We went to three finals last year and won two races, and I believe, "It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the... [Read More]
» John Zappia 400 Thunder Home Group WA Westernationals Race Report
Zappia sets Australian Pro Slammer National Record – 5.683

(2-8-2016) BIBRA LAKE, WA – The Home Group WA 45th Westernationals were run this weekend at the Perth Motorplex under the IHRA sanctioned 400 Thunder Australian Professional Drag Racing Series and John Zappia stamped his authority in the Pro Slammer class by re-setting the Australian National Record at 5.683, getting to the final, and maintaining his lead in the series.

Qualifying on Friday night between thirteen teams saw Zappia Top Qualify with an off the trailer 5.71 @ 252.96mph in his Fuchs HQ Monaro, from Mark Belleri on 5.84 in the Holden Trade Club Monaro, and Grant O’Rourke 5.89 in the O’Rourke Motorsport Camaro. Bump spot for the field was a modest 6.217 as the top three teams seemed to be two and three tenths quicker than the rest of the field.

“The Fuchs Monaro ran well in that first round,” said the champ Zappia,... [Read More]
» 400 Thunder Home Group WA Westernationals Final Results
Pro Slammer king John Zappia sets new National Record before being dethroned

(2-6-2016) KWINANA BEACH, WA – The Pro Slammer king, John Zappia may have set a new national record at the Perth Motorplex last night, but Grant O’Rourke was ultimately crowned the Home Group WA Westernationals champion.

Zappia had earlier made 400 Thunder history by posting the quickest ever pass in class history, a stunning – a 5.683-second run at 408.39km/h from his Fuchs Holden Monaro.

But the hometown hero’s run at the Westernationals title came to a sudden halt on the startline of the final round with a broken valve, leaving O’Rourke unchallenged in taking a popular win with a 5.942-sec/394.94km/h pass.

“Zappia’s the king of the kids, so any time you face him in the final you have to be prepared,” O’Rourke said.

“It’s just awesome to take out the Westernationals.... [Read More]
» 400 Thunder Home Group WA Westernationals Final Qualifying Results
Underdog Priolo claims maiden Pro Slammer win

(2-5-2016) KWINANA BEACH, WA – Local underdog Pino Priolo finally broke through for his maiden 400 Thunder Pro Slammer victory at last night’s rescheduled Home Group WA Nitro Slam eliminations at the Perth Motorplex.

Priolo beat Sydney’s Mark Belleri with a 6.023-second/385.72km/h run from the Watson’s Express Transport ’37 Chevy Pro Slammer to his rival’s 6.078 in the Holden Trade Club Monaro.

In the rescheduled Top Bike eliminations, Perth’s Mark Drew continued his reign on his nitro-fuelled Harley Davison V-Twin by defeating the turbocharged Kawasaki of Greg Durack in the Nitro Slam final.

“I’ve been runner-up twice before, so [tonight] was third time lucky!” Priolo said.

“I had a really good feeling today on my way to the track, and I knew I just had to race hard.

“[After we launched] I... [Read More]
» Miramichi Dragway Joins NHRA Member Track Network
Miramichi Dragway joins NHRA Member Track Network

(2-5-2016) GLENDORA, CA – NHRA officials announced today that Miramichi Dragway, in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, has joined the NHRA Member Track Network as part of Division 1, the Northeast Division.

Located west of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and just south of the Miramichi Airport, Miramichi Dragway has been operating for the past few years as in independent track.

"We are very excited to enter into this partnership with NHRA", says facility owner Rodolphe Savoie. "We have been working hard on upgrades and improvements over the last several years to ensure the sport of drag racing not only survives, but thrives in Eastern Canada, and this partnership serves to further demonstrate our commitment to that. Sportsman racers are the foundation of our sport, and we are pleased to see NHRA's renewed commitment to getting back to their... [Read More]
» Aruba Airport Excited To Partner With Team Aruba Racing
Aruba Airport excited to partner with Team Aruba Racing

(2-5-2016) ORANJESTAD, AB – Few drag racing teams truly fit the description of international racers. Only select number of teams compete professionally on an international level, and of those that do, few follow an entire circuit, competing for World Championships. The fact that the Pro Stock team from Aruba has done so for 13 years puts Team Aruba Drag Racing in a league all their own. Once more, Team Aruba is stepping up their game, this time by partnering with Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (www.airportaruba.com).

Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) is the sole international airport for the ‘One Happy Island’ and is, therefore the first impression international travelers and vacationers receive of Aruba. The airport has often been commended for their welcoming efforts, winning the Highly... [Read More]
» NHRA Announces Two New Programs For Fans To Access Race Coverage Worldwide
NHRA announces two new programs for fans to access race coverage worldwide

(2-5-2016) GLENDORA, CA – NHRA will launch a premium live streaming service, anticipated to start in March 2016, which will deliver live video streams from NHRA Mello Yello Series events to internet-connected devices, including mobile devices. This subscription service will give NHRA fans around the world the chance to see all of the action from NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events like never before.

“NHRA All Access” will feature live and continuous coverage of all Pro and most Sportsman races from the qualifying runs on Friday through the finals on Sunday. The live stream of the in-venue feed will include audio from track announcers and video from trackside big screen displays. Subscribers will be able to experience all of the racing action as if they were sitting in the stands.

Upon launch, NHRA... [Read More]
» Playboy Energy Drink Gives Vegter Pro Mod Racing Energy To Play
Playboy Energy Drink gives Vegter Pro Mod Racing energy to play

(2-5-2016) AALSMEER, NL – Vegter Pro Mod Racing get an extra energy injection, as the Dutch drag racing team is proud to announce Playboy Energy Drink as a new partner. The world famous logo will be seen on the Vegter Pro Mod Racing ’67 Camaro in their 2016 FIA European Pro Modified Championship campaign. “A great name and a world famous logo, of course I’m very proud and happy to represent them”, said David Vegter. After last week’s announcement that Sonic Equipment and WVB Holland extended their partnership with the team, there is even more good news, as longtime partner HKR Techniek will also support the Dutch Pro Modified team again in 2016.

Playboy Energy Drink is a relatively new and not so well-known name on the European market. But if David Vegter and the energy drink distributor have anything to do with it, that will... [Read More]
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