After years of competing with the only Ford product in NHRA’s Pro Stock class, Jim Cunningham’s dedication to the Blue Oval appears to be paying off. Hopefully in 2010, the days of packing-up the trailer on Saturday after not making the tough 16 car NHRA Pro Stock field are over. Since entering Pro Stock, Cunningham has been down on power compared to the GM DRCE and Mopar Hemi powerplants . Even though 2009 was not a very competitive year in terms of qualifying for Cunningham Motorsports, the team was able to work with Ford Racing as the development team in its return to the factory hot rod class. Cunningham Motorsports is now hoping to get back into the winner’s circle!
by James Lawrence on June 30, 2010
After a several year layoff Big Daddy is coming back to Drag Radial with a vengeance, still using the same 398ci engine in an updated car. In testing Friday at South Georgia Motorsport Park he made several attempts to get down the track to no avail. After making some adjustments Dwayne brought the car out for one more shot, and a shot it was, running a 7.17 @ 215.
She is what happens when worlds collide. Amanda has the fresh-faced good looks of a college coed on any campus in Any town, USA. At first sight, she looks like the girl next-door type, probably on the cheerleading squad. Then, when you talk to her, you realize there is much more behind the pretty face. Amanda is a racer. A very talented racer at that. Talented enough to win last year’s Track Championship in class at the Sunshine Drag Strip in Clearwater, Florida. Proof positive that bad things don’t happen when worlds collide.
As the NMRA enters their 11th season of competition, we took a cross-section of the competitors from the series and got their thoughts on the rules, the newly-revised championship points chase, and the level of e
Bob Tasca III could be the most well rounded Mustang drag racer and Ford fanatic out there. He pilots a 8,000 horsepower Mustang Nitro Funny Car on the weekends, finds time to shakedown a 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet and his daily driver is a 2010 Mustang. We talked to the ultimate Mustang racer not named Force – for an exclusive interview with StangTV:
Mike Murillo has been called many things in his lifetime. But despite the interesting nicknames he’s been given, there is one other distinct title that Murillo is also known for, and that’s the title of “Champion.”
Chris Kaufmann has done it all with regards to wrenching on Fords and racing – from Pro Stock to Trans-Am to his latest endeavor — racing in the Mustang Challenge Series.
by Andrew Wolf on June 17, 2010
The True Street category gives competitors a place to race cars that might not fit any heads-up classes, without being relegated to the bracket programs. Nothing exemplifies the spirit of the NMRA’s Tremec True Street Class more than Jillian Gastright’s 2006 GT.
by Paul Huizenga on June 17, 2010
Charlie Booze, Jr. is the poster child of NMRA’s Hot Street Class. With three championships in the all motor class, most NMRA followers will agree that no single driver has done more to grow the class than the hard working racer from Marion, Pennsylvania.
We were recently fortunate enough to get a few minutes of “Big Daddy” Dwayne Gurtidges’ time to find out what’s new, where he’s been in the past, and what the future holds.
by Paul Huizenga on June 15, 2010
Four-time Super Street Outlaw Champion John Urist always has something interesting to say, so here at the start of the 2009 season, we thought we’d ask him to take a look back, and a look ahead.
Jim Blair has worked his way up from nothing into the stardom of 10.5 Tire Heads Up racing. We were very pleased that he took the time to answer some of our questions and tell us a little more about himself.
by Paul Huizenga on June 15, 2010
When Dan Rawls speaks, we should listen. His words — delivered in a cool, calm and collected drawl — are carefully chosen and show that he has done his homework. If school is in session when he’s building your engine, you’re in luck, but if school is in session when you’re lining up next to him, you might find yourself wishing you had a pass to get out of class.
John MacDonald programs robotic welders for the auto industry. In his daily gig, he spends time figuring out how to make welds stronger, and in turn, strengthen the bond between two pieces of metal. He brings the same speed and accuracy that robots showed the auto industry to the sport of drag racing, breaking down the logical steps of how the interconnected parts perform to make his Super Street Outlaw program perform to its highest potential.
We had a chance to sit down with longtime Outlaw 10.5 racer Dan Millen to discuss racing, business, some of the past, and a little of the future for his racing endeavors.