Abington Auto Mall is posting a $6,000 purse with $3,000 to win for the upcoming 7.0 Pro race during the 17th annual New England Hot Rod Hall of Fame Nationals race on July 12. The class is open to all altered, roadsters, and front engine dragsters. Funny Cars and full body cars with a 1990 or older body style are eligible to run, as well. Door cars must be equipped with supercharged engines and “zoomie” headers.
Eliminations will be based upon a 16 car field with a .400 Pro Tree start. In addition to the $3,000 to win prize, the runner up will receive $1,000. Semi final losers will receive $500 and quarter final losers $250. Throttle stops and delay boxes are not allowed and nitrous is prohibited. Entry fee for the 7.0 class is $100 for the car and driver and includes four crewmembers. Gates open at 8 AM and qualifying is scheduled to begin at 9:30 for all classes.
W: Ken Leblanc (’01 DPRC) – 7.272, 184.83 (7.26 dial).
R/U: Joey Wallis (’13 DPRC) – 7.389, 179.97 (7.40 dial).
Semi’s: Steve Gregoire; Chris Damiano.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also took home victories in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Boston. All three winners of the event rank as the active wins leaders in their classes.
Rotary Engine Rule Updates
Important Update for racers using Rotary Engines.
As outlined in the 2015 NHRA Rule Book 13.49 or quicker you must have an SFI 1.1 1.2 Flywheel and Clutch. Additionally 11.49 or quicker rotary engine cars must have a flywheel shield. For futher details and info refer the 2015 NHRA Rule Book.
He is what many call a racing machine, A&B Tire Pro Eliminator Champion Mark Winterbottom.
Putting together a championship drive is tough. Ask anyone who was lucky enough to come out on top and they likely will tell you it’s a daunting task. That isn’t lost on Mark Winterbottom. But, to see him week in and week out you wonder if ever fazes. He is what many call a racing machine. Mark captured his 9th A&B Tire Pro Eliminator championship this year in dramatic fashion. Yet, even when he was locked into a tight, four-way battle with brothers Jared Kinson and Jason Mazzotta, and long time friend Joe Silva, Mark kept his cool.
A Tale of Two Knights
It doesn’t come as a startling revelation that capturing a championship in any category at New England Dragway is the result of determination, skill and hard work. This year’s Indy Auto Parts Super Pro Champion Ray Knight is the epitome of those attributes. Ray has been part of the New England Dragway racing community for decades, recognized by his peers as one of the toughest drivers on the track. But, if you ask him about the most thrilling aspect of this year’s hard fought battle you will not hear stories about margins of victories measuring in the ten-thousandths or near perfect reaction times. Instead he will tell you it’s the opportunity to share the podium with his son Steven who captured the E.C.O.P.E. Junior Dragster crown.
Lucas Oil continues its commitment to NHRA Sportsman racing.
Lucas Oil continues its commitment to NHRA Sportsman racing as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. “Having come through the Sportsman ranks myself, I know how important it is to have the support you need to compete,” said Morgan Lucas of Lucas Oil Products. “These are our people, these are our customers.
2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Schedule Released
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns for a 14th season with premier events taking place across the country in all seven NHRA divisions it was announced today by NHRA officials. The 2015 schedule will feature 45 divisional events with a minimum of six in each of the seven divisions. There will also be 25 regional events featuring the 260-mph Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes.
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