WAR STORIES FINALS: NO. 1 BILL DONER DEF. NO. 6 NICKY BONINFANTE
The field was seeded by reader vote. The participants are paired on the standard NHRA professional eliminations ladder. Each story represents an elimination run for the participant. The readers will judge each war story on the merits of (A) believability and (B) entertainment value. Please do not vote based on popularity. You are the judge and jury, so vote accordingly. Multiple votes from the same computer IP address will not be counted.
Voting lasts for two days per elimination match. Once a driver advances to the next round, and in this instance the contestant may submit a new story or go with one from a previous event. You are asked to judge their story as if it is a new story if they run a previously used one.
This is an event based on fun and entertainment value, and the rules are simple. The stories cannot describe any felonious acts (unprosecuted, that is) and and for this event you can tell a story about your opponent, against them.
This is drag racing with no red-lights, disqualifications and plenty of oil downs minus the clean-ups. Please enjoy as each of our competitors tell their own stories.
Let the journey begin to determine drag racing's greatest story teller.
CLASSIC VIDEO: 1982 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS
Journey back in time, three decades ago, when Shirley Muldowney kicked off her third championship season. A rookie Canadian Funny Car driver named Frank Hawley reached the later rounds and the pounds per cubic inch Pro Stockers went 500-inches for the first time. And, this wonderful travel back in time, was produced by Diamond P and aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports.
REST IN PEACE WORMY
The doorslammer drag racing community is mourning the loss of a friend.
SPY SHOTS - BOB RAHAIM'S NEW C-7 VETTE PM FROM BICKEL
Here's a sneak peek of the new Bob Rahaim Pro Modified Corvette from inside the Jerry Bickel Race Cars chassis shop in Moscow Mills, Mo. The new C7 Corvette is the first one of the highly anticipated hot rods from Bickel.
TOP FUEL CHAMP: NEW INDY POINTS STRUCTURE GOOD START FOR IMPROVEMENTS
For years now, NHRA racers have been hoping the sanctioning body will find a way to make the U.S. Nationals, its oldest and allegedly most prominent race, worthy of the media hype.
The NHRA made a move this past Tuesday, announcing an increase in points for the Labor Day weekend classic at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
DRIVERS, CREW CHIEFS WELCOME INDY POINTS INCREASE
NHRA’s January 27th announcement regarding a points increase for the prestigious U.S. Nationals appears to be a change at least some drivers and crew chiefs support.
At the 2015 U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis Sept. 2-7, drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle will be racing for their share of points using a point-and-a-half scale.
ACE CLUTCHES OFFERS CLUTCH AND TUNING SEMINAR
Cale Aronson, Director of Racing Operations for Ace Clutches, will hold another clutch and tuning seminar at the company's Sullivan, Mo. shop, February 28 through March 1.
"Based on the success of previous events, we saw the need for another," said Aronson, a second-generation mountain motor Pro Stock racer. “Those who attended the first will testify they left with more knowledge than they arrived with.”
The cost for the seminar is $650 for those who register by February 15, 2015. Registration afterwards is $800.
CPTV FEATURE: ROUSH'S GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE IN DRAG RACING
Many see him as a NASCAR icon, but the fact is Jack Roush's rise to prominence began in drag racing. In this exclusive video, Roush discusses his time in drag racing and even a speed secret he and partner Wayne Gapp used to win a series championship.
CONNOLLY WANTS TO SPEED UP LEARNING CURVE, HELP BVR WIN IN 2015
Antron Brown switched from an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle to a dragster in 2008, and he had an immediate impact on the Top Fuel class.
Brown was top qualifier at his first Top Fuel event, the 2008 Winternationals – on an Auto Club Raceway at Pomona track he hadn't competed on before. In his Top Fuel rookie year, he won twice in five final rounds, led the field three times, and finished fifth overall. The next season was the first of four in which he earned six victories, and by 2012 he was series champion. Last year's seventh-place finish marked the only time he has not finished in the top five. (He has been second once, third twice, and fourth another year.)
ALAN JOHNSON RACING SET FOR POMONA OPENER
Alan Johnson Racing and 2013 World Champion driver Shawn Langdon will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Alan Johnson Racing is moving forward into the new season while exploring multiple sponsorship options for 2015 and beyond after unexpectedly losing its funding in the final days of 2014. Longtime Alan Johnson Racing crew chiefs Brian Husen and Jason McCulloch will serve as co-crew chiefs on Langdon’s Alan Johnson Racing dragster. With the separation from Al-Anabi Racing, Khalid alBalooshi is no longer driving for Alan Johnson Racing.