1/06/18 Drag Racing News




Odd couple: Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes join motorsports hall The News Tribune
Four-time and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was an obvious choice for the Motorsports Hall of Fame. One of his fellow inductees seemed like a totally random selection. Some might even think his name was plucked out of thin air. Gordon and record-setting pilot and eccentric billionaire Howard …

Odd couple: Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes join motorsports hallWTOP
Odd couple: Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes join motorsports hallWashington Post
2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductees AnnouncedSpeedway Digest (press release) (blog)
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Reintjes named producer for NHRA on FOX NHRA.com
His in-depth knowledge of NHRA championship drag racing extends to his youth when he would attend events at Pomona with his family. “I’m truly honored to join the NHRA Family,” said Reintjes. “This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization that has not only been the fabric of the American …

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Larry Larson Makes S-10 No Prep-Legal With A Sawzall And Duct Tape Dragzine.com
The no prep genre of drag racing, initially a wild-west trove of anything-goes combinations — all the way up to composite-bodied Pro Modifieds that hardly resembled the real thing — has undergone a swift sea of change over the last year as promoters worked to put a lid on costs, maintain parity, and …

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Biggest Drag Race Rounds Up 2017 Season Fiji Sun Online
Kids are our future and we need to get them to experience drag racing early. Drivers take a break during the Pacific Energy quater mile drag race at the Nanuku Aerodrome in Pacific Harbour on December 31, 2017. I personally as president of FCC was very happy with the way the executives have …

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This hero bought a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and went straight to the dragstrip Motor Authority
The 840-horsepower Dodge Demon is a road car that happens to be nearly fully prepped for drag-racing duty. This car is so focused on straight-line speed that a new owner can pluck one out of a showroom and rip off impressive times down an eighth-mile track. It seems fairly evident from the video that …

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IndyCar confirms Novak as race director Racer
It began in drag racing, where for years he has joined his father and brother in amateur bracket racing competition near their home in Dexter, Mich., outside Ann Arbor. They own two cars. "Always been a gearhead," Novak said. "Always working on cars; muscle cars, mostly. That’s how I got my feet wet, …

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INDYCAR names Novak as Verizon IndyCar Series race director INDYCAR
It began in drag racing, where for years he has joined his father and brother in amateur bracket racing competition near their home in Dexter, Michigan, outside Ann Arbor. They own two cars. “Always been a gearhead,” Novak said. “Always working on cars; muscle cars, mostly. That’s how I got my feet …

IndyCar appoints Kyle Novak new race directorIndianapolis Star
IndyCar reveals new race directorMotorsport.com, Edition: Global
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Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2018 class features eclectic mix Autoweek
That is never more evident than the class of 2018 which features John Buttera from drag racing, NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, and those who raced on two wheels, like motorcycle great Fred Merkel as well as sports cars legends like … He was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Building a 5-Second 1971 Dodge Demon Street Car. Hot Rod Network
At the same time, we were producing a magazine call Elapsed Times, a throwback retro drag racing annual that was not only fun to read, but also fun to create. It was largely centered around the glory days of 1965-1980, when drag racing was evolving from a hobby to a professional sport. Staring at …

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This 8-second Big Block Camaro is a Father and Son Project Hot Rod Network
Brakes: Wilwood front and rear drag-racing brakes minimize rolling resistance in the system. Jason and Jacob both joked that their ‘anti-lock braking system’ was the parachute clipped to the back of the car. Wheels/Tires: Weld Racing wheels are standard for a low 8-second car, the fronts are wrapped in …

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European drag racing championship Telkku.com
You won’t see many things faster in a straight line without taking off than these four-wheeled rockets, as they go head-to-head on Europe’s top drag racing courses.

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Nhra Drag Racing Championship Rd 20 Shortcut
With Dragsters, Funny Cars and Pro Stock Cars & Motorcycles, you wont see anything faster (or louder) in a straight line than these land-based rocket ships!

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