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2013 NMRA Norwalk Friday Sameday Coverage.

June 13, 2013 by Chad Houghton

The big talk in SO is the "V" decal on the hood of Jason Lee's 86 Mustang. We didn't have a chance to talk to Jason about it yet, but in first round of qualifying he ran a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take the fourth spot out of the five cars that have shown up. John Urist would knock the tires off at the 60 foot, making him click it off early when he made a move for the wall.

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2013 NMRA MIR Sunday Sameday Coverage!

May 03, 2013 by Chad Houghton

During Sunday eliminations in Street Outlaw, John Urist was chopping down the tree on every pass that would make George Washington proud!

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2013 NMRA MIR Saturday Sameday Coverage!

May 03, 2013 by Chad Houghton

Phil Hines has been struggling to put up a number all weekend.  The culprit was one of the blow off valves.  In his third and final qualifier, Phil posted up a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take the number two spot behind John Urist who posted up a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Friday nights first round of qualifying.

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2013 NMRA MIR Friday Sameday Coverage!

May 03, 2013 by Chad Houghton

Jason Lee has shown up to race in Street Outlaw for the first time this year. Lee who has won the last three Drag Radial championships here, took the first two races off due to work tuning other peoples cars. Jason has retired the 360cu inch motor for a 400 displacement.

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2013 NMRA/NMCA Commerce Friday Sameday Coverage!

April 12, 2013 by Chad Houghton

Last night we had a terrible storm that flooded the track pretty good. The rain did wash all the pollen off the staging area making all the racers happy. The rain caused a two hour delay and as of this writing (12 noon) the track is almost ready for first test hit.

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2013 NMRA Bradenton Sunday Sameday Coverage!

March 07, 2013 by Chad Houghton

Elimination Sheets for all classes:  Click Here!

Sunday photo coverage:  Click Here!

Phil Hines took on John Urist in the first ever finals of AFCO Street Outlaw.  These two battled it out all last season in the old Super Street Outlaw class.  John showed up to the season opener with a turbo strapped to the front which sent shock waves around the racing world.  All eyes were glued to the track for not only the John and Phil battle but also the turbo verses ProCharger battle.  The track conditions being terrible made John decide to switch to a set of slicks while Phil was still on the Drag Radials.  When the lights came down it was Phil who dropped the hammer first with a .040 to John's .042.  Both cars were side by side as Phil poured the coals on to run a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the win over John's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Edelbrock Renegade saw the 5X champ Brian Mitchel taking on A.J. Wyce.  Brian would get the reaction time with a .032 to A.J.'s .065 and hold the lead all the way down the track running a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the win over A.J.'s This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In Strange Coyote Stock, a familiar car was in the finals but with a different driver.  This year Joseph Marini has relieved Justin Burcham of his driving duties and jumped behind the wheel of his own car.  Joseph would be taking on Shane Stymiest who got out of the gate first with a .090 reaction to Joseph's .110.  Lucky for Joseph the car still has a little of Justin's mojo and took the win with a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Shane's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Matt Amrine would take on Louis Sylvester Jr. in the finals.  Louis who made the fastest pass in Factory Stock history during qualifying had problems getting down the track once the track went away.  Though Louis dumped the clutch first with a .086 to Matt's .092 it wasn't enough to keep ahead of Matt who took the win running a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Louis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Flex-A-Lite Open comp racer Donald Carver qualified 11th, battled his way to the finals where he took on Ashley Conway-Long.  Ashley who got to leave first, beat herself on the tree by going red, handing the win over to Donald for the win!

Detroit Locker Truck and lighting had Fred Wade in the right lane taking on last years champ Johnny Lighting.  Fred would get the reaction with a .032 to Johnny's .062.  Fred held Johnny off all the way down the track with Johnny making a move to the center line at the 1/8th mark.  When both trucks crossed the beams it was Fred W with the "W" light in his lane running a 10.234 on his 10.13 dial to Johnny's 8.759 on his 8.67 dial.

"Propane wishes and wheels up dreams!"  The two Roush racers Susan Roush-McClenaghan and Donnie Bowles had a little bit of a burn down at the starting line as Donnie was waiting for the lady to go first.  Susan excepted and took the second bulb and the win when Donnie went red!

In Roush Super Stang action, Canadian John Mummery would take on Dave Liechty.  Though John had the better reaction with a .024 to Dave's .068.  John could not recover from the wheel spin he had off the line running a 11.796 on his 11.64 dial and handed the win to Dave who ran 11.163 on his 11.07 dial.

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2013 NMRA Bradenton Saturday Sameday Coverage!

March 07, 2013 by Chad Houghton

Friday night there was a heated discussion about he Shell fuel being used in the Factory Stock and Coyote Stock classes.  In the end the NMRA said the fuel was not legal, that left the racers scrambling to drain their fuel systems.  A task that sounds easy, but not only do they have to drain the fuel they need to burn all the fuel residue out of the tank that involves using car exhaust and filling the fuel tank along with priming the fuel lines and injectors.  The smallest amount of old fuel will count as a fuel test fail.   Because of the fuel change the NMRA is giving the 2 classes more time to get ready by adding another qualifying round to the index classes.

2nd round qualifying sheets are up: Click Here!

3rd round qualifying sheets are up:  Click Here!

Saturday photo coverage:  Click Here!

This wicked little Lighting is owned by Eric Leeper that has a ladder car suspension and a 5.4L Mod Motor under the hood.  The truck is rocking an 88mm Precision turbo rather then the class favorite 94mm.  Running the 88mm and a Mod Motor has it's advantages by offering weigh breaks both of which this truck can't meet yet even with the carbon fiber truck bed, light weight doors and front fenders.  In the second round of qualifying Eric left the line easy but ramped the timing in to early causing a secondary burn out to happen just before the 60ft mark.

John Urist is having one Hellion of a time at this track.  On his second qualifying pass, John got off to a good start until the 1/8th mile where the the car made a move to the centre line causing him to click it off.


Phil Hines rocked the house again in Street Outlaw posting up a 7.344@195.18mph!  This time the pass was legal.  When Phil rolled over the scales the car weighted in at 3240.

In Renegade Scott Grove has taken the number one qualifying spot with a 8.434@160.88mph.  Brian Mitchell with a close 8.470@162.60mph is one 10th quicker then the third place spot, A.J. Wyce.

3rd Round Qualifier

In Afco Street Outlaw, eleven cars would show up to the first race.  James Urban brought out the only nitrous entry qualifying at the bottom with a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Phil Hines would click it off at the 1/8th knowing he qualified number one in the 2nd round with a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  John Urist picked up and ran a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take the number two spot.

 

In Edelbrock Renegade, Tim Matherly broke a secondary timing chain on the left bank of his motor ending his weekend of fun.  Scott Grove would hold on to his number one spot with Brian Mitchell holding strong in second.

 

This is the first teardown we have seen in Strange Coyote Stock.  Shane Stymiest posted up the quickest qualifying pass of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The closest run of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. was from Joseph Marini who owns the car Justin Burcham drove last year.  To reward Shane for his great performance, tech pulled his transmission to check to make sure his reluctor ring was stock and unmodified.  Shane passed tech with flying colors!

Strange Coyote Stock wasn't the only class feeling the love!  Nitto Factory Stock tech pulled over the  top three qualifiers and had their engines pumped.  Louis Sylvester Jr., Matt Amrine and John Leslie Jr. all passed tech and will be racing on Sunday.

Kennedy Jones who just turned 16 a few day ago, qualified 17th in a field of 25.  James Streamer would go on to qualify number one with a perfect .000 light

Last years Champ in Roush Super Stang Chad Wendel would go on to dump the clutch, blaze the tires and abort the run before he even grabbed second gear.  Lucky for Chad he has a Moser rearend in the car and doesn't have to worry about breaking anything back there.

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2013 NMRA Bradenton Friday Sameday Coverage!

March 07, 2013 by Chad Houghton

The big story is Phil Hines' record breaking pass with a ProCharger F1X. Phil got DQ'd on his first qualifying pass but here's the kicker! Phil made a test hit and went over the scales at 3200 pounds, the minimum weight in the class. Phil then added 10 pounds to the car just to be safe.

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2013 NMRA Bradenton Thursday Sameday Coverage!

March 06, 2013 by Chad Houghton

It's Thursday here at Bradenton Motorsports Park.  The racers are rolling in and getting set up.  We are here catching up with familiar faces and introducing ourselves to some new ones.  Test and tune starts at 1pm and will keep on rolling till 5pm.  For almost all the racers, this will be their first time down the track since last season.  After a long winter looking for more horse power, I'm sure they will not be showing the ace in their deck until tomorrow!

Thursday Photo Coverage:  Click Here!

Tuesday, we posted an audio clip on our Facebook of a turbo car idling then spooling up on the trans brake.  People were speculating but still had no hard evidence of who it was.  By the looks of whats staring back at you, you now know it was, 8 time SSO Champ John Urist.  Many people may not know this, but the Hellion team who have won the last 7 Championships with a ProCharger won their first Championship with a turbo.  Based on the team running what combo they feel the rules favor, "Big Money" Mike King flew to New Mexico to help John fabricate the new headers as well as the hot and cold sides.  The exhaust now comes out both sides of the front fascia.  The motor was not touched and still has the same camshaft as last season.  Pro Torque was called to whip up a turbo convertor and the car now has an MSD Power Grid along with an MSD Boost Controller.

In the Coyote Stock class you are allowed to run a 10 inch rim with 26 or 28 tall tires.  Jacob is trying something different this race by running 8 1/2 inch rims along with a 26 tall tire to see if the car will pick up or not.  Either way we give him credit for thinking outside the box!

Paul Dishroon is one of the new racers competing in Coyote Stock.  His good friend Joe Charles (last years C/S Champ) lent him his spare motor and C4 to show up to this event.  Not only did Joe help his friend out with a drive train but also came to the rescue when Paul blew out not one, but two tires on his way down.  We know who's buying the beer tonight!

Paul wasn't the only racer having tire issues.  Factory Stock racer Louis Sylvester Jr. and his father take the tire blowing trophy home this week when they blew three on the way down.  What should have taken 20 hours to get here turned into a 28 hour ordeal.

Urist was on a clean pass until just after the 1/8 where the car did a little wiggle causing John to click it off.  The crew decided to pull the slicks and tried to get down on 275's which did not fair to much better, this time moving around before the 1/8th.  John's car is definitely making steam and from the looks of it, they will need to bring the power in just a little bit slower.

Yes, you are seeing doubles but no, this is not Johns evil twin behind the wheel.  Chip Pikes maybe new to the NMRA but has been racing heads up for 15 years.  Chip bought the car off of John to race in this new Street Outlaw class. Chip adds, seeing John with a turbo now, he will probably still be behind.

Terrance Whalen and his turbo SN95, made a mess of the track when he blew through the convertor and got the front pump seal too hot.  The convertor in the car is old enough to vote and a convertor swap was planned for after this pass.

Conrad Scarry along with Randy, Keith Auwarter are in the house this weekend!  The car is not legal for any classes here at the NMRA.  The crew is looking to make some test hits and get the car dialed in.

We ran into Jason Lee and Patrick Barnhill today and though Jason is not racing this weekend it looks like they are enjoying each other's company!  =)

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2013 X-DRL Event Schedule!

February 12, 2013 by Chad Houghton

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