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Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season
Monday, 6 Feb, 2017 – 20:14 | One Comment
Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season

Nitro Spring Training concluded Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams tested their offseason work one week before the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pritchett posted the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history in her Top Fuel dragster Saturday […]

Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Friday, 3 Feb, 2017 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Texas Repave Hits The Pits

FORT WORTH, Texas – A complete repaving of pit road has been added to Texas Motor Speedway’s major offseason capital improvements project, which is entering its final phase on-schedule.
Announced on Jan. 6 and begun three days later, repaving of the entire 1.5-mile racing surface of “The Great American Speedway” will complete a four-stage process. “Paving […]

Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
Monday, 30 Jan, 2017 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
Phoenix Getting Major Facelift

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway, a quirky 1-mile oval known for its tricky backstretch dog leg, soon will undergo a $178-million makeover, a costly facelift that includes demolishing the frontstretch grandstands and repositioning the start/finish line in Turn 2.
“This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans […]

No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge
Monday, 30 Jan, 2017 – 14:19 | One Comment
No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge

The disaster that was the debut of the Ford GT a year ago in the Rolex 24 did not sit well with anybody connected to development and fielding of the new GT Le Mans cars. All involved were so determined to erase the 2016 result that they flooded the field with four cars this year.
As […]

NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2017 – 16:17 | One Comment
NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive

NASCAR “stakeholders” took to the airwaves on Monday to present and laud what they touted as “enhancements” to their sport. A better term for the radical changes that will render the sport almost unrecognizable to the framers of the grand old series might be “Hail Mary”.
NASCAR is in trouble. The sport that was arguably the […]

NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
Monday, 23 Jan, 2017 – 18:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product

NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, N.C, that kicked off the […]

Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl
Sunday, 15 Jan, 2017 – 9:13 | Comments Off on Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl
Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl

In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

Grant Wins One For Clauson
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2017 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Grant Wins One For Clauson
Grant Wins One For Clauson

The final session of qualifying for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals was filled with emotion, as Justin Grant visited Victory Lane for the first time in a Clauson-Marshall car one year after Bryan Clauson took his final checkered flag at Tulsa Expo Raceway.
“I’m not going to say I’m carrying on (Clauson’s) legacy […]

Oklahoma’s Bell Strikes At Chili Bowl
Friday, 13 Jan, 2017 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Oklahoma’s Bell Strikes At Chili Bowl
Oklahoma’s Bell Strikes At Chili Bowl

Oklahoma favorite son Christopher Bell locked into his fourth Saturday A-Feature championship spot with a victory in Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night prelim during the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway.
“I’ve been coming to the Chili Bowl for a long time. Growing up here in Oklahoma, this is the […]

Prock To Make Forceful Return
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2017 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Prock To Make Forceful Return
Prock To Make Forceful Return

Funny Car icon John Force will chase a record 17th NHRA world championship in 2017 with crew chief Jimmy Prock calling the shots following his prodigal return to John Force Racing after a two-year stint with archrival Don Schumacher Racing.
Prock, who tuned Force to the 2013 NHRA world title, will join co-crew chief Chris Cunningham […]