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  • BARTONE COMPLETES DREAM NOSTALGIA TOP FUEL SEASON

     

    bartone 03This is a season Tony Bartone will never forget. It was one for the ages.

    The veteran racer from Long Island, N.Y., capped a dream season Sunday by winning the Top Fuel class at the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield.

     

     



  • HORAN WINS HOT ROD HERITAGE SERIES FUNNY CAR TITLE

     

    horanDan Horan was able to double his pleasure at the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield Oct. 19.

    Horan not only won the Funny Car crown at the race, but he also walked away with the Nostalgia Funny Car season title in NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage Series.

     

     



  • MUSGROVE WINS 4.70; BENNETT AND WEST DOUBLE UP AT CIVIL WARS

     

    Russel MusgroveRussell Musgrove saved his best performance of the weekend for the final round Saturday and it was just good enough to give him the heads-up 4.70 Pro Mod championship at the 17th annual Fall Civil Wars showdown at Rockingham Dragway.
                
    The Kannapolis resident covered The Rock’s eighth mile course in 4.721 seconds at 148.58 miles per hour in his 1994 Pontiac Firebird to beat Salisbury’s Jeremy Youker, who was forced to abort after experiencing problems.

     

     



  • RAYMOND BEADLE (1943-2014)

     

     

    beadleRaymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  The three-time NHRA World Funny Car Champion (1979-81) would have turned 71 this December.

    Widely-credited with creating the motor racing collectibles business as owner of Blue Max Racing, Inc., the Texan was inducted earlier this year into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Detroit.

     

     



  • CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION

     

    TFThe California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California®, came to a thrilling close as all eyes were on the drag strip during a busy day of racing.
     
    In the Nostalgia Top Fuel final, Tony Bartone and Rick White were pitted in the championship round with Bartone eyeing his fifth win of the year and a clean sweep of the season. Bartone had secured the Top Fuel title before the event and had yet to lose a single round of eliminations. As the cars staged in the finals, White’s dragster deep-staged, rocked through the staging lights and red lit, giving the win to Bartone and completing his perfect season.

     

     



  • NHRA LUCAS OIL SERIES WINNERS CROWNED IN GEORGIA

     

    Div2 Southeast-4c

    The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series tackled the quarter mile strip at Silver Dollar Raceway over the weekend with hundreds of racers competing in head to head competition. Local Jeffrey Barker of Kathleen, Ga., highlighted the list of winners in the seventh race of seven events that are held in the Southeast Division, which completes the 2014 season for this division.

    Barker picked up his twelfth divisional win of his career by powering his '06 Cobalt to a 6.746 second, 188.54 mph pass to defeat Jeff Southerland, Andover, Ill., in the Top Sportsman final. Barker continued his hot streak by winning his last four divisional races and securing the Davis Golf Carts Top Sportsman Series division championship.

     

     



  • MILLION DOLLAR RACE THIS WEEK

     

    million dollar 02Just like they have for the past 18 years, over 400 racers will be flocking to Montgomery Motorsports Park in Montgomery, Alabama this week hoping to score some big money at the C.A.R.S. Protection Plus Million Dollar Race beginning this Thursday, October 23rd.
     
    Nowhere in drag racing, regardless of the class of competition, is there an event which pays more to the winner than the Million Dollar race. At last year’s Million, Kenny Underwood drove his Camaro to the win, adding his name to an illustrious list of Million Dollar Race winners.

     

     



  • SANDERS, BARTONE LEAD CHRR QUALIFYING

    CPSandersMr. Explosive Mark Sanders was dynamite during first day Nostalgia Funny Car qualifying for the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Raceway Famoso in Bakersfield, Ca.

    Sanders, of Maple Valley, Washington, was over .03 quicker than No. 2 runner Jason Rupert as he turned in a 5.724 elapsed time at 245.23 mile per hour effort in his 1970 Mustang entry.

     



  • CPTV BAKERSFIELD - BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JASON RUPERT: FRIDAY CHRR

     

    10 18 CHRR videoGo behind the scenes at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion with defending Funny Car series champion Jason Rupert as he provides insight to his weekend in Bakersfield. Produced by Les Mayhew.

     

     



  • CPTV BAKERSFIELD - BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ADAM SOROKIN: FRIDAY CHRR

     

    10 18 CHRR videoGo behind the scenes at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion with defending Funny Car series champion Adam Sorokin as he provides insight to his weekend in Bakersfield. Produced by Les Mayhew.

     

     



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