Drag Racing

Bob Newberry of Schenectady, N. Y., streaked past Bogie Kell of Attalla, Ala. to win the Funny Car competition in the National Hot Rod Association’s Winston Cup at Blaney Drag Strip in Elgin. Newberry clocked 6.74 seconds for a speed of 209.79 mph to easily outdistance Kell, who finished in 6.95 (184.80 mph). Miami’s Darrell Gwynn claimed the Alcohol dragster division with a time of … Continue reading Drag Racing

Hill tops Velde in drag racing

ELGIN- Sophia, N. C.’s Roy Hill beat Jeff Velde of Vero Beach, Fla., to the line in the finals to win the NHRA Winston World Championship Series event at Blaney Drag Strip Sunday. After a weekend spoiled by rain, Hill outraced Veldt to finish line with a 7.96-second, 172.41 m.p.h run down the quartermile strip to take the winner’s share of the $81,000 purse. Velde … Continue reading Hill tops Velde in drag racing

Newberry tops drag qualifiers

ELGIN Bob Newberry of Schenectady, N. Y., qualified his dodge Omni in 6.79 seconds to take the leading position in the Alcohol Funny car division of the NHRA drag racing event at Blaney Dragstrip. Cleveland’s Udo Horn qualified second in 6.91. Darrell Gwynn, of Miami, topped the alchol dragsters with a 6.64 clocking. He was just ahead of Bruce Horner of Cleveland at 6.75. Jeff … Continue reading Newberry tops drag qualifiers

NHRA circuit visits Blaney

About 300 touring racers on the NHRA- Winston points circuit will Blaney Drag Strip today and Sunday for the first ever two-day NHRA Points meet. Funny Cars, alcohol dragsters, super gasers, pro stockers, modifieds super stocks, wheelstanders and super comps division will all be racing for $66,000 in cash and contingencies. Top racers entered in the event include Johnny Dowey, Reid Whisnant, Roy Hill, Charlie … Continue reading NHRA circuit visits Blaney

NHRA to visit Blaney Drag Strip

About 300 touring racers on the NHRA- Winston points circuit will Blaney Drag Strip today and Sunday for the first ever two-day NHRA Points meet. Funny Cars, alcohol dragsters, super gasers, pro stockers, modifieds super stocks, wheelstanders and super comps division will all be racing for $66,000 in cash and contingencies. The gates open today at 9 a.m. with pro stock, funny car and dragster … Continue reading NHRA to visit Blaney Drag Strip

NRHA Winston World Championship Series

NRHA Winston World Championship Series Points Meet Saturday, July 21stGates open 9:00 AMEliminations 7:00 PM and Sunday, July 22ndGates open 11:00 AMEliminations 1:30 PM You’ve seen one engine – this has 2!Twin Engine Jet Truck and Bob Russell’s Air Show Total Purse $48,000 Including Contingencies Now Enjoy Sunday Racing! See the NATION’S TOP DRIVERS competing Fuel Dragsters Funny Cars Pro Stock Pro-Comps Wheel Standers Plus … Continue reading NRHA Winston World Championship Series

No time for racing, but Dowey is staying busy

By Jim McLaurinSports writer Here’s a good news / bad news story for you. When Pro Stock drag racer Johnny Dowey sold his “Homewrecker” Chevrolet Camaro a while back, he was motivated by pure charity. Good news. “Another fellow wanted it worse than I did,” Dowey chuckled. “He offered me $60,000 for a two-year-old car and it was hard to turn down.” The bad news … Continue reading No time for racing, but Dowey is staying busy

NRHA Winston World Championship Series

NRHA Winston World Championship Series Points Meet Saturday, July 21stGates open 9:00 AMEliminations 7:00 PM and Sunday, July 22ndGates open 11:00 AMEliminations 1:30 PM You’ve seen one engine – this has 2!Twin Engine Jet Truck and Bob Russell’s Air Show Total Purse $48,000 Including Contingencies Now Enjoy Sunday Racing! See the NATION’S TOP DRIVERS competing Fuel Dragsters Funny Cars Pro Stock Pro-Comps Wheel Standers Plus … Continue reading NRHA Winston World Championship Series

NRHA Winston World Championship Series

NRHA Winston World Championship Series Points Meet Saturday, July 21stGates open 9:00 AMEliminations 7:00 PM and Sunday, July 22ndGates open 11:00 AMEliminations 1:30 PM You’ve seen one engine – this has 2!Twin Engine Jet Truck and Bob Russell’s Air Show Total Purse $48,000 Including Contingencies Now Enjoy Sunday Racing! See the NATION’S TOP DRIVERS competing Fuel Dragsters Funny Cars Pro Stock Pro-Comps Wheel Standers Plus … Continue reading NRHA Winston World Championship Series

NRHA Winston World Championship Series

NRHA Winston World Championship Series Points Meet Saturday, July 21stGates open 9:00 AMEliminations 7:00 PM and Sunday, July 22ndGates open 11:00 AMEliminations 1:30 PM You’ve seen one engine – this has 2!Twin Engine Jet Truck and Bob Russell’s Air Show Total Purse $48,000 Including Contingencies Now Enjoy Sunday Racing! See the NATION’S TOP DRIVERS competing Fuel Dragsters Funny Cars Pro Stock Pro-Comps Wheel Standers Plus … Continue reading NRHA Winston World Championship Series