1/07/18 Drag Racing News

Odd couple: Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes join motorsports hall Salt Lake Tribune
FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Jeff Gordon celebrates after qualifying laps for the EcoBoost 400 auto race in Homestead, Fla. Jeff Gordon begins his final year in the iconic No. 24, as he joins an all-star group of drivers attempting to dethrone reigning champion Kevin Harvick. (AP Photo/Darryl …

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Jeff Gordon leads 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America class Motorsport.com, Edition: Global
Joining Gordon in this year’s class are drag racing car builder John Buttera, Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl G. Fisher, record-setting pilot Howard Hughes, motorcycle great Fred Merkel, three-time Indy 500 champion owner U.E. “Pat” Patrick and sports car legend Bob Tullius. The ceremony …

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What to look for as Chili Bowl returns to Tulsa Tulsa World
The event is the largest indoor race in the country and is unique in that it attracts drivers from the ranks of midgets, sprint cars, stock cars, drag racing, IndyCar and NASCAR to race together in dirt track midgets. A total of 352 drivers have entered this year’s 32nd edition and will race on a 1/5-mile dirt track …

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Allison named NHRA Division 3 Driver of Year Morning Journal News
This is the sixth divisional championship of Allison’s drag racing career, which began on the national level in 2001. With a first-place victory in Reynolds, Ga., and a runner-up finish in Columbus, Allison finished the racing season in first place out of 173 Division 3 competitors in the Super Stock class.

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Fast cars expected to fetch millions at Mecum Auction Osceola News-Gazette
The market started when American manufacturers in Detroit started producing “street legal” versions of unofficial drag racing cars from the 1950s and early ’60s. But more than 40 years after the cars peeked in the mass market, a niche market for those cars has been revived, in part, through modern …

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Tesla Model 3 0-60 MPH and 1/4 Mile Real World Test, Better Than Advertised autoevolution
Besides, it doesn’t give us anything on its quarter-mile abilities, another figure that’s become quite important for Tesla owners. Thanks to Brooks from DragTimes who owns a Model S P100D, among others, and isn’t a stranger to drag racing, we now get the first unofficial numbers. On a cold run and with …

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Link ECU join D1NZ as naming rights sponsor for 2018 Speedcafe
The business began to expand and their biggest early success came when the late New Zealand rallying legend Possum Bourne began using the units. While motorsport was the initial focus, Link ECU’s are used in performance cars, drag racing, jet skis, snowmobiles, aircraft, speedway, and jet-sprints …

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