July 29, 2013

X-DRL at Budds Creek

Final round results

Pro X-Treme -- Frankie Taylor, Chevy Corvette, 3.613, 207.59 def. Terry Leggett, Ford Mustang, 3.693, 207.11.

Pro Nitrous -- Bob Rahaim, Chevy Camaro, 3.824, 196.39 def. Danny Perry, Camaro, 3.838, 197.05.

Pro Turbo -- Jim Bell, Mustang, 4.098, 191.29 was unopposed.

X-Treme Pro Stock -- Cary Goforth, Pontiac GXP, 4.134, 174.28 def. John Deflorian Jr., Chevy Camaro, 7.592, 61.68.

X-Treme Pro Mod -- Kevin Rivenbark, Pontiac Firebird, 3.906, 188.81 def. T.J. Tindle, Ford Mustang, 3.940, 187.99.

Outlaw 10.5 -- Mo Hall, Camaro, 4.179, 179.90 def. Jarry Buck Jarvis, Camaro, DQ.

Top Sportsman -- Glenn O Teets III, GTO, 4.963, 140.65 def. Mark Campbell, Chevy Corvette, 4.916, 141.98.

Top Dragster -- Clint Mills, Dragster, 4.498, 149.81 def. David Collison, Dragster, 4.357, 162.39.

SuperCar Showdown -- Charlie Cooper, Ford Mustang, 5.499, 128.21 def. Craig Hankinson, Mustang, 5.804, 121.80.

Pro Junior Dragster -- Morgan Torres, Halfscale, 7.907, 82.90 def. Patrick Weatherford, Halfscale, 7.891, 80.49.


Pro Slammers first race of the year at Bakersfield

The 2013 Pro Slammers Door Car Association season opener held last weekend at the AAA Auto Club Famoso was full of excitement and fun. During qualifying the Pro Mod Slammers were trying to make their mark in the class and put a damper on the rest of the field. Scot Oksas from Santa Clarita Ca., stopped the clocks at 258.91mph in 6.033 seconds to earn the #1 spot. With that pass Scott set a new class mph record with his 2010 twin turbo Mustang. He was followed by Randy Walker in his '74 nitrous assisted El Camino after he went 6.23 at 222mph, John Scialpi's blown '57 Chevy was # 3 when he ran a 6.26 @ 222mph, John Durden rolled in #4 with his Daryl Jensen owned '58 Corvette featuring a blown MBR 526ci Hemi at 6.40, Mike Doushgounian from San Martin, Ca. put his blown MBR Hemi, '67 Nova into the #5 spot with a 6.56 @ 208 and Lee Smith from Salem, Or. ran a 6.62 at 213 to land himself in the #6 spot with his '67 Mustang.

In round one, Mike D paired up against Randy Walker in a classic nitrous vs. blower matchup and it was Walker getting the win light as Mike D shook the earth in the little orange Nova. The next two to do battle was John Scialpi and John Durden. With these guys racing we knew two things, whoever won would be named John and he would have a blower. When it was all said and done John Durden was able to get the win after both drivers had to pedal their cars to the finish line. The final pair was supposed to be Lee Smith's blown '67 Mustang against Scott Oksas's '10 Mustang but Smith couldn't make the call handing Oksas a free run.
The semi-finals in Pro Mod Slammers had John Durden vs. Randy Walker and Scott Oksas on a competition bye. Randy Walker had made some good passes in qualifying with a 6.29, 6.29 and a 6.23 which was a major improvement for the team after struggling in 2012. Durden was in a new car and his best run was a 6.40, so he knew he had to step his game up. As the two left the starting line Walker's El Camino made a hard left towards the centerline and he tried to recover but Durden did a heck of a job driving through the tire shaking '58 Corvette for the win. Scott Oksas pulled up on the bye and unfortunately got crossed up around halftrack forcing him to abort the run and handing Durden lane choice. In the Finals, Durden told us that he was going to get out on Oksas and the turbo Mustang would have to run him down. And when the lights dropped Durden was out as the Mustang spun the tires and tried to catch him, but Oksas ran out of real-estate when Durden made a career best 6.37 pass to take the win.

In 6.90 Slammers, Tony Jurado in his Capitol Glass '69 Camaro landed himself in the #1 spot, followed by Tom Huggins '53 Corvette, then legendary racer/tuner Joe Lepone Jr. pulled in #3 with Darrol Hubbard's 70.5 world record setting Camaro and then it was Dan Myers blown '68 Camaro entry owned by Don carter to round off the field. In the first matchup between Tony Jurado and Dan Myers, the Capitol Glass team got him the win after Myers broke out on the fastest 6.90 Slammers pass in history at 5.85. Tom Huggins made a solo run when Joe Lepone Jr. couldn't make the call, which turned out to be a blessing after Huggins got crossed up around halftrack forcing him to abort the run. In the final, Huggins knew he had to step his game up after Jurado made a nice 6.99 run is the semi-finals. But, as fate would have it Jurado would start 2013 off the same way he started off 2012, in the winner's circle after he crossed the line first with a 7.00. We want to congratulate all both of the winners and runner ups and can't wait until our next event. Thanks to Andy McCoy Race Cars, Resolution Racing, Good Vibrations Motorsports, DXL Transport, Pro Cal Truck Equipment and Scrappers Racing for all of the support. For more information on our next event visit www.proslammers.com


ADRL race one at Rockingham

March 9-10, 2013

Sweden's Adam Flamholc won the first all-international final round in American drag racing history Sunday, beating Puerto Rico's Raymond Matos to win the Pro Modified championship at Rockingham Dragway's Dragpalooza IX, the first race in the 2013 American Drag Racing League series.
Driving a replica 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, Flamholc covered the eighth-mile distance in 3.962 seconds at 189.10 miles per hour to best Matos who, in the semifinals, drove his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda replica to an upset victory over pre-race favorite Rickie Smith, the six-time former IHRA Pro Stock Champion from King, N.C.

The veteran Flamholc easily was the top performer of the NHRA rules Pro Modified field, qualifying No. 1 and running the quick time of all four competitive rounds including a race day best of 3.871 seconds.

It was Flamholc's sixth ADRL final since he shipped his car from Malmo, Sweden in 2011, but his first win. It likely won't be his last but it will be his most emotional.

"My biggest fan was my grandmother," Flamholc said. "She passed away two weeks ago and I wand to dedicate this win to her."

In addition to Flamholc-Matos, the Pro Nitrous final also had an international flavor insomuch as it involved a pair of cars funded by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, whose drag racing support extends from the Pro Modified classes to Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Fuel dragster.

No. 1 qualifier Steve Jackson was the winner of the Al-Anabi Racing final, his early model Chevrolet Camaro getting the best of veteran Mike Castellana's late model.

"We've dreamed of running against guys Mike (Castellana) and Shannon (Jenkins). It was an honor just to be in the final," Jackson said. "Me and my guys thrive off of pressure and it was just our day. We had two Al-Anabi cars in the final so even if we had lost, we would have still won. It was great."

Other winners were Joey Martin of Milton, Fla., whose 1955 Chevy Nomad replica prevailed in Pro Extreme, John DeFlorian of Arnold, Mo., who benefitted from a final round red light in Extreme Pro Stock; and reigning champion Eric McKinney of Homerville, Ohio, who denied Canadian Terry Schweigert in Extreme Pro Stock Motorcycle.

"I'm absolutely thrilled," DeFlorian said. "To win the first new ADRL race. I want to dedicate the win to (the late) Bert Jackson. We loved him and we miss him. But, I'll tell you, I was sick because I thought I screwed up in the final. I didn't know (about John Pluchino's final round red light) until I got to the finish. I felt so bad for John. They ran unbelievable all weekend. But we'll take the win. We love it. We're glad to be back."

McKinney (far lane) vs Terry Schweigert
Martin, whose "Lowmad" was the most distinctive vehicle in the field outside of, perhaps, the Chevy S-10 school bus qualified by Steve George, wore out the field in Pro Extreme, especially 1963 Corvettes.

He beat the '63 of former ADRL champion Jason Scruggs of Saltillo, Miss., in round one; the 'Vette of No. 1 qualifier Von Smith of Oak Ridge, Tenn., in the second; the 1969 Camaro of Richard Holt of Giddings, Texas, in the semis; and the '63 Corvette of reigning series champion Mick Snyder of Demotte, Ind., for the $7,000 top prize.


ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Final round results from Sunday's Dragpalooza IX American Drag Racing League event at Steve Earwood's Rockingham Dragway:

PRO EXTREME - Joey Martin, Milton, Fla., 1955 Chevy Nomad, 3.670, 206.86 mph, def. Mick Snyder, Demotte, Ind., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, foul.

PRO NITROUS - Steve Jackson, Martinez, Ga., 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.771, 196.50 mph, def. Mike Castellana, Muttontown, N.Y., 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.813, 197.48 mph.

PRO MODIFIED - Adam Flamholc, Malmo, Sweden, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.962, 189.10 mph, def. Raymond J. Matos, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, foul.

EXTREME PRO STOCK - John DeFlorian, Arnold, Mo., 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.732, 71.21 mph, def. John Pluchino, Commack, N.Y., 2006 Ford Escort, foul.

EXTREME PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE - Eric McKinney, Homersville, Ohio, 4.032, 176.70 mph, def. Terry Schweigert, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, 4.074, 174.84 mph.

TOP SPORTSMAN - Robert Jones, LaPlata, Md., 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 4.401 on a 4.400, 166.72 mph, def. John Lassiter, Graham, N.C., 2006 Pontiac GTO, 4.183 on a 4.170, 167.99 mph.

TOP DRAGSTER - Barry Brown, Blountville, Tenn., 4.238 on a 4.210, 166.99 mph, def. Travis Harvey, Elon, N.C., 4.458 breakout on a 4.490, 145.80 mph.

PRO JR. DRAGSTER - Noah Strickland, Concord, N.C., def. Courtney Howard, Mocksville, N.C.

TOP JR. DRAGSTER - Caleb Russell, Ardmore, Ala., def. Tucker Brown, Blountville, Tenn.


2013 West Coast Door car events.


Race#1 April 20-21 Mission Raceway

Race#2 May 4-5 Mission Raceway

Race#3 May 18-19 Mission Raceway

Race#4 June 8-9 Ashcroft Motorplex (non waivable points)

Race#5 July 6-7 Mission Raceway

Exhibition August 10-11 Port Alberni (exhibition)

Race#6 August 24-25 Mission Raceway

Race#7 September 7-8 Mission Raceway

Race#8 September 21-22 Mission Raceway



April 27-28th Woodburn Drag Strip Woodburn, OR

May 4-5th Champion Raceway Medford, OR (*NHRA National Open)

May 18-19th Pacific Raceways Seattle, WA

June 29th Pacific Raceways Seattle, WA

Sept 7-8th Pacific Raceways Seattle, WA (*Fan Fest)

Sept 21-22nd Woodburn Drag Strip Woodburn, OR



July 20-21

AUgust 24-25









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