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» Records Fall At EOPM CV Challenge
Records fall at EOPM CV Challenge

(10-24-2014) JULIAN, NC – The Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Series points leader Tommy "FAST" Franklin proved to be just that. Heading into the EOPM Fall Nationals at Piedmont Dragway October 18th & 19th Tommy Franklin and company held a close 3 round lead over defending EOPM Champion Randy "Smooth" Weatherford and when the smoke cleared Tommy Fast had extended his lead in the Championship battle.

After the final round of qualifying Todd Tutterow sat a top the leader board with a 3.733 second run, Tommy Franklin and Danny Perry followed close behind with a pair of 3.77 passes, Randy Weatherford posted a career best 3.797 @ 200.62, Chris Rini 3.801, Jay Cox 3.819, Quian Stott, yes this is not a misprint Quain Stott, returned to a Nitrous Injected car prepared by Steve Vick to nail down the number 7 slot posting a 3.852, and Travis Harvey rounding out the top 8 with a... [Read More]
» No Rest For XPS Champ Cary Goforth
No rest for XPS champ Cary Goforth

(10-23-2014) PITTSBORO, NC – After winning two Championships in two different organizations in one weekend one might think that Cary Goforth is off on a much-deserved vacation. Instead, the driver of the Dean’s Casing Service Camaro is doing more of what got him to this level of success. He’s testing at his local track, already working toward 2015.

When bad weather ended his hopes of securing his PDRA Extreme Pro Stock Championship at Dragstock XI, Goforth knew he was heading for what he calls “controlled chaos”. In order to ensure his domination in both the PDRA and IHRA Goforth needed to qualify at both organization’s final events. Being in two places at once is improbable at best, but for the Goforth family it wasn’t entirely impossible. More rain in the forecast at Richmond made things trickier still, but the father and son duo were determined to beat the... [Read More]
» Unlimited Products NMCA WEST World Finals Preview
Former champ preps new car for ultra-fast Pro Mod class

(10-22-2014) FONTANA, CA – It's been a year since we last saw Garrett Turbo Pro Mod racer Mike Bowman. As reported earlier in the season, Bowman had ordered a new Jerry Bickel Chevelle during the off-season in hopes of getting to the track before the end of this year. That became a reality as Bowman took delivery of the car from the paint shop two weeks ago and is now trying to get the car ready for its debut at this weekend's 3rd Annual Unlimited Products NMCA WEST World Finals at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana.

"It's been a thrash since I got the car," Bowman said. Other than new twin 88 turbos, the Brad Anderson 522 cubic-inch HEMI and Rossler transmission in the car came from his former ride. Bowman says it's been somewhat of a struggle getting everything working in sync. "We've run into a couple of issues but you always do with a new car.... [Read More]
» 2014 IHRA Mod Champion - Mark Pressey
2014 IHRA Mod Champion - Mark Pressey

(10-22-2014) NORWALK, OH – It is amazing how one seemingly insignificant decision can have such a profound impact on a person's life. Or, in the case of IHRA Mod ET World Champion Mark Pressey, an entire racing season.

For Pressey, the 2014 racing season simply wasn't supposed to happen. Pressey finished last season with a broken car and, following a trying winter, the veteran racer out of Newport, Michigan had no intention of getting his car ready for the season. But one man changed all of that, encouraging Pressey to fix the car and get it ready for racing.

Just a few months later, that motivation led to Pressey earning the IHRA Mod ET World Championship at the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway.

"We ended last year with the car smoking and not running well at all. To be honest with you, I didn't... [Read More]
» Spradlin Motorsports NHRA Div. 2 LODRS Silver Dollar Raceway Race Report
Spradlin Motorsport​s continues hot streak; Reaches final round, grabs points lead

(10-22-2014) REYNOLDS, GA – After recent double wins in both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman at a NOPI Nationals event, the Spradlin Motorsports team was back in familiar territory at the last NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division event of the season at Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, GA. The Southeastern Hose backed team carried high momentum into the event and reached the final round in Top Dragster.

“We were really excited to get back to Silver Dollar where we have had a fair amount of success in the past, with a several final rounds appearances and a win,” says Casey Spradlin, team driver of the supercharged ’37 Chevy Coupe Top Sportsman and supercharged rear-engine Top Dragster.

Spradlin entered eliminations qualified 4th in Top Dragster with a 6.51 at 212 MPH and 14th in Top... [Read More]
» Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship Round 1 Race Report
Records fall in tightly contested drag racing season-opener at BIC

(10-22-2014) SAKHIR, BH – Two new class records and a pair of hotly contested finals decided by a mere two-hundredths-of-a-second were among the many highlights during an electrifying opening round in the 2014/2015 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship.

A total of 105 participants from Bahrain and across the GCC flocked to Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir on Friday night to battle for victories in the region’s most competitive racing series.

American Gary White and Bahraini Salah Salahuddin were the two drivers to set new class records during the day’s events.

White set his new mark in the Super Street 6-Cylinder category while Salahuddin registered his best in the Street V8 class.

Salahuddin, Khaled Mohammed and Mohammed Salama were then among a handful of drivers who... [Read More]
» Aeromotive Inc. Named Sponsor Of Season-Ending NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Las Vegas Event
Aeromotive Inc. named sponsor of season-ending NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Las Vegas event

(10-22-2014) GLENDORA, CA – The NHRA today announced Aeromotive Inc., one of the nation’s leaders in automotive aftermarket performance products, as presenting sponsor for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event at the NHRA Toyota Nationals, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. It is the final race during the 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

“The Pro Mod class in the NHRA has really grown and matured over the past few years,” said Aeromotive Inc. president and owner Steve Matusek. “The diversity in cars and power adders is a manufacturer’s dream. We hope this partnership will only help strengthen what we already have and springboard both Aeromotive and the Pro Mod class to unparalleled levels.”

Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique... [Read More]
» This Week On WFO Radio
Don Prudhomme reflects on the life of Raymond Beadle; Cameron Evans, John DiBartolomeo and Alan Reinhart also on WFO Radio

(10-22-2014) HOLLYWOOD, FL – Don Prudhomme reflects on the life of racing icon Raymond Beadle. Cameron Evans and John DiBartolomeo join host Joe Castello, along with the NHRA's Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio Nitro. To listen now, go to www.wforadio.com or click "latest show" button.

Don "the Snake" Prudhomme, who's streak of four consecutive NHRA Funny Car World Championships was broken by Raymond Beadle, who followed with three consecutive from 1979 - 1981, discusses the life of his friend and rival.

Cameron Evans, President of Red Line Oil, discusses Raymond Beadle as a one of a kind personality.

John DiBartolomeo talks about Beadle, the Million Dollar Bracket Race, and his latest venture: Drag... [Read More]
» Dwayne Wolfe Claims 2014 NEOPMA Championship
After a battle down to the wire, Dwayne Wolfe emerges as 2014 NEOPMA champion

(10-21-2014) HUNTINGTON, NY – It’s been a long journey filled season, but one team persevered and emerged a champion after battling the tough competition that race the quarter mile Pro Mod series, and it came down to the final points event of 2014 to determine the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Champion.

Points leader going into the final event of the year, Fred Scriba, had chassis issues, struggled and failed to qualify, leaving Dwayne Wolfe and Craig Pio, 2nd and 3rd in points to battle it out for the championship. Craig Pio qualified #1 with a 5.896 at 253.85 and Dwayne Wolfe # 6 with a 6.066 at 237.42. They would be on opposite sides of the ladder, and going into first round 190 points and less than two rounds separated them. Dwayne won his first round battle with a pedal fest against Tyler Hard, and Craig won with a... [Read More]
» O’Rourke Motorsport Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 Preview
O’Rourke Motorsport to fire up at Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600

(10-21-2014) SURFERS PARADISE, QLD – When the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 fires up on the Gold Coast this weekend, it will do so with a touch of drag racing’s dramatic flare thanks to the return of the Friday Night Drags, featuring O’Rourke Motorsport.

Twenty of Australia’s top level drag racing cars will feature in the official on-track entertainment activity on the main straight of the Surfers Paradise street circuit, including Grant and Debbie O’Rourke in their Top Dooslammer and Top Alcohol machines.

“We are really happy to be involved in what is the premier V8 Supercar event in Queensland, and one of the stand-out events on the national V8 Supercar calendar,” said Grant O’Rourke.

“The Friday Night Drags is a great concept, and both Debbie and I are really looking forward to putting on a display with our... [Read More]
» Maurice Fabietti ANDRA Australian Nationals Preview
Fabietti focused on Australian Nationals win

(10-21-2014) SYDNEY, NSW – In the face of John Zappia’s continued dominance of the Top Doorslammer bracket, Holden Trade Club Monaro driver, Maurice Fabietti will be looking to take on Zappia and take home ANDRA gold at the Sydney Dragway’s Australian Nationals.

“Zap (John Zappia) has just been so strong but we saw in Adelaide that he can be beaten.”

Queenslander Grant O’Rourke defeated Zappia in the final at the Springnationals event.

Fabietti continued, “Obviously, Zap has this year’s Championship all sewn up but we want this Australian Nationals title.”

The Fabietti team has continued to refine his machine over the season culminating in a strong semi-final showing at the Fuchs Springnationals.

“We went well in Adelaide and we are starting to find the sweet spot for our setup. In fact, the... [Read More]
» Luke Bogacki: 2014 NHRA Super Gas National Champion
Luke Bogacki: 2014 NHRA Super Gas National Champion

(10-21-2014) CARTERVILLE, IL – 33-year-old Luke Bogacki has clinched his second NHRA national championship in as many years, following his 2013 Super Comp title with the Super Gas crown this season. Although his 2014 title just became official last weekend, Bogacki had seemingly put it out of reach months ago. He started his Super Gas season with four final round appearances in his first five events, and continued to tack on more points throughout the summer. Although he was challenged by several worthy adversaries, including Trevor Larson and Troy Coughlin (both of whom posted a higher points total than 2013 champion Rick Beckstrom), Bogacki was able to fend off all challengers. His massive 731 point score marks the highest points total in the 33-year history of the Super Gas category, eclipsing John Vineyard’s mark of 729 that had stood for 18 years.
... [Read More]
» Biondo Closing In On 7th NHRA National Championship
Biondo closing in on 7th NHRA National Championship

(10-21-2014) MASPETH, NY – After a blistering start to his 2014 season that included a combined 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series wins in Stock and Super Stock and a rare double victory at the SummitRacing.Com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, 6-time NHRA Champion Peter Biondo took some time away from the NHRA tour. He spent most of the summer months at home alongside his wife Emily, as the coupled anticipated the arrival of their first son, Saverio Michael Biondo who was born on August 15.

“All of my friends ask where the name Saverio came from,” Peter explained. “It originated in Italy and has been passed down through my family starting at my great grandfather, all the way down to my father and my brother. They shortened my brother’s name from Saverio to Sal somewhere along the way. Emily and I thought it would be meaningful to continue this... [Read More]
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