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Larry “Axeman” Roach debuts new Reese Brothers Race Cars Chevy II

Larry “Axeman” Roach debuts new Reese Brothers Race Cars Chevy II

18/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29723424
Reese Brothers Racecars has done it again! No-prep is on notice! Another fine piece built by Reese Brothers Race Cars! Reese said “it’s great to complete another build. Larry “Axeman” Roach is finally ready!”

http://dragcoverage.com/larry-axeman-roach-debuts-new-reese-brothers-race-cars-chevy-ii/
BREAKING NEWS: JEGS Partners with SFG to provide additional support to bracket racers!

BREAKING NEWS: JEGS Partners with SFG to provide additional support to bracket racers!

18/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29722942
It’s confirmed! JEGS Performance is partnering with SFG Promotions in 2020, taking bracket racing to another level! JEGS will be the headlining sponsor for the: JEGS- SFG 1.1 Million Dollar Race JEGS- SFG 500 JEGS- SFG Super Bowl of Bracket Racing JEGS- SFG $20K Warmup Races (at all events) Read the full story here: https://racesfg.com/news/011320/

http://dragcoverage.com/breaking-news-jegs-partners-with-sfg-to-provide-additional-support-to-bracket-racers/
Wyatt Spann passed away tonight at 7:17 PM, 7/16/2020. He made an impact on the world. Rest In Peace

Wyatt Spann passed away tonight at 7:17 PM, 7/16/2020. He made an impact on the world. Rest In Peace

17/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29722394
Club Championship Points

Club Championship Points

16/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29720356
IHRA Drag Racing Thrives in New Zealand

IHRA Drag Racing Thrives in New Zealand

15/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29717850
IHRA Drag Racing Thrives in New Zealand
It is truly an international success as Meremere Dragway in New Zealand is celebrating his fifth decade of operation.
 
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The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sanctioned track in Meremere, New Zealand is such a popular destination that the road off the main State Highway 1 that runs into the facility has been aptly renamed Drag Way, although the sign says Dragway Road.
 
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Meremere Dragway — formerly Champion Dragway — was opened in Easter 1973 by keen volunteers who saw the need for a permanent drag racing facility in the greater Auckland region. 
 
Older drag racing fans will remember racing being held at Ardmore, Kerr’s Road, Manurewa and Kopuka in the late 1960s and early 70s. These proved to be so popular, it was obvious the American sport was here to stay in the southwestern Pacific country. 
 
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The Pukehoke Hot Rod Club was instrumental in getting the drag strip built and is still in charge of the everyday maintenance, improvements and running of all drag racing events at the facility. The Pukehoke Hot Rod Club is the only hot rod club globally who can lay claim to owning its very own drag strip.
 
2020 will celebrate Meremere’s 10th season under IHRA sanction.
 
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“We would like to boast that we have grown up with New Zealand’s drag racing community and after 45 years in the business, we feel we have,” Meremere Dragway’s Gary Bogart said.  “From the days when we marveled at 14-second cars to 12-second cars to 10-second beasts and into single-digit times, nowadays, some racers are completing the 1/4-mile in under five seconds. That’s over 300 mph in approximately 400 meters. Pretty awesome and quite a history really!”
 
The venue also plays host to other great motoring venues such as the Meremere Dirt Track, Ever Green Drift Park, the Auckland Vintage Speedway and the Auckland Jet Sprint Track.
 
Bogart has a message to the Kiwi people and others in the South Pacific region.
 
“If you haven’t been to the track recently to see and feel the roar and rumble of what makes this sport and our venue special, then book in sometime this summer to visit and take in the sights, sounds, smell and atmosphere.”
 
For more information about Meremere Dragway visit Meremeredragway.co.nz
 
For information about IHRA New Zealand visit IHRA.co.nz
 


http://www.ihra.com/ihra-tracks/track-news/item/2476-ihra-drag-racing-thrives-in-new-zealand
IHRA, RedTide Canopies Announce Multi-Year Partnership

IHRA, RedTide Canopies Announce Multi-Year Partnership

10/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29709379
IHRA, RedTide Canopies Announce Multi-Year Partnership
RedTide Canopies become the Official Canopy Provider of IHRA
 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and RedTide Canopies announce a multi-year partnership making RedTide Canopies the Official Canopy Provider of the IHRA.
 
Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, RedTide Canopies is the premier custom canopy and large format outdoor printing provider in the United States. RedTide Canopies is made by racers, for racers. 
 
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Joshua Minson and the RedTide Canopies team,” said Dana Landry, senior director of corporate partnerships, IRG Sports + Entertainment. “They produce quality products that our IHRA racers and member tracks will utilize.”  
 
RedTide Canopies is offering IHRA members a 20% discount on all product purchases by using code “IHRA2020” at checkout. 
 
“We are excited to partner with the IHRA as their Official Canopy Provider and look forward to a long and successful relationship,” RedTide Canopies Managing Director Joshua Minson said. “We look forward to working with many of the racers and member tracks. We are a company owned by racers that understands the needs of the racer and love working with them, helping racers grow their brand and gain exposure with top-notch products.” 
 
For more information about RedTide Canopies, to view the extensive line of products, and to place an order visit Redtidecanopies.com or call (801) 644-3161.
 
For more information about the IHRA visit IHRA.com
 


http://www.ihra.com/ihra-news/all-news/item/2475-ihra,-redtide-canopies-announce-multi-year-partnership
Perth’s Fire Support!

Perth’s Fire Support!

08/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29706872

Saturday’s Summer Slam event saw patrons dig deep and support a fantastic cause given recent events.

Our very own Mrs. Galaxy Australia went above and beyond to help show support. Mrs. Dolan who juggled jobs on Saturday night with shaking tins for the WA Bushfire Volunteers and with a quick dress change heads out on the strip as reverse girl for Mark Chapman with Chapman Brothers Racing, Michelle went on a enormous appeal with the Drag Racing community assisting our 10 Door Slammers with tins and also undertaking a baking bee to also help raise funds.michelle

“Seeing what is currently happening in our Country at the moment with the catastrophic fires, many of us wanted to help in some way especially when the Aeroflow Nitro Cars got caught up in it and couldn’t complete the trip over.”

“When I saw that the Perth Motorplex decided to donate $1 per ticket sale, that gave me an idea to get some tins together, and I can’t do a fundraiser without making some of my Bounty Bars for a donation (seem to be a Drag Racers Favourite).”

“Knowing full heartedly at times like these our Drag Racing community bands together, I contacted all of our Slammer teams and The Nitro guys asking if they would mind having a tin at the front of their pit bay.”

“The junior kids, and racers kids got involved as well, walking around the crowds shaking their tins and by the end of the night, we managed to raise a massive total of $1500.90 plus $434.70 from the Perth Motorplex tins making it $1935.60 to be donated on behalf of the Racers and patrons.”

“Thanks to everyone that was involved and that donated, or even attended the Perth Motorplex, the money raised is going to such a deserving cause.”

“A Special thank you to Mark and Garry Chapman, they are always happy for me to juggle my Race day duties with any kind of Fundraiser I’m doing and always back me 100%. I’m very lucky to be involved with such a great team.”

Perth Motorplex is so lucky to have such a generous community.

 

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http://www.motorplex.com.au/perths-fire-support/
Patron’s Showing Support!

Patron’s Showing Support!

08/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29706873

7 JANUARY 2020 

Motorsport fans and Perth Motorplex dig deep in bushfire appeal

  • Perth Motorplex conducted a bushfire appeal at the Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race on Saturday 4 January 2020
  • Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade attended the event with two fire trucks to raise money for families of volunteer firefighters killed on duty
  • Over $20,000 raised through donations and ticket sales, with almost half going to WA based Bushfire Volunteers association

The Summer Slam and Funny Car Match Race at Perth Motorplex on Saturday 4 January 2020 saw the approximately 8,000 strong crowd dig deep in support of those affected by the recent catastrophic bushfires across the country.

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Perth Motorplex welcomed two fire trucks and volunteer firefighters from the Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to raise funds for the families of volunteer New South Wales firefighters Samuel McPaul, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer, who were tragically killed while on duty in December 2019.

The appeal touched the hearts of event patrons and the Mandogolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade managed to raise $10,176.45. The money will be divided equally and deposited into the NSW Rural Fire Service accounts set up for the families of the firefighters who have lost their lives.

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VenuesWest will also donate $8,000, representing $1 from every ticket sold by Perth Motorplex, to Bushfire Volunteers, the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ registered members of the State’s more than 550 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.

The registered charity provides and manages hardship payments directly to the families of volunteers who suffer injury and other loss at the hands of fire and works to ensure the women and men of Western Australia’s largest emergency service are properly resourced, supported and represented.

A further $1,935.60 was raised for Bushfire Volunteers by members of the WA Drag Racing Association and Perth Motorplex promotional staff shaking tins at the venue.

Saturday’s event, which featured 10 Top Doorslammers, seven Nitro Bikes and two local Nitro Funny Cars, was swiftly put together by the Perth Motorplex team after the Aeroflow Funny Car convoy was unable to get to Perth Motorplex for the event due to bushfire road closures.

For more information or if you would like to donate to the causes referred to above, please visit:

https://www.bushfire.org.au/

https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families

Comments attributed to Craig Treeby, Captain, Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade:

“Our tin rattle on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for the families of fallen firefighters in New South Wales was a phenomenal success.”

“On behalf of the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade we give many thanks to the generous patrons and the staff at Perth Motorplex.”

Comments attributed to Darren Brown, Executive Officer, Bushfire Volunteers:

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation from VenuesWest, Perth Motorplex and importantly, the event attendees.”

“As the peak body for Western Australia’s 20,000+ registered Bush Fire Brigade volunteers, the association will use this very welcome funding boost to contribute toward the work we do to represent, support and promote our members and the invaluable work they donate to keep our community safe.”

“The Bushfire Volunteers association is working hard to increase the breadth and number of services we provide to our volunteers and state government and this donation will assist in delivering that important goal more quickly.” 

Comments attributed to David Etherton, VenuesWest Chief Executive Officer:

“Perth Motorplex and VenuesWest are very grateful for the generosity of our patrons and the motorsport community which has enabled us to support Bushfire Volunteers and their important work with Western Australian volunteers.”

“We would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone that got involved in the appeal and to the emergency services men and women who are working day and night to protect lives and homes in our State and around the country.”

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Multiple Tracks Renew Sanctioning Agreements

Multiple Tracks Renew Sanctioning Agreements

07/01/2020, Australia, Motorsport - Drag Racing, Australian Drag Racing, Article # 29704386
Multiple Tracks Renew Sanctioning Agreements
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and three premier drag racing facilities — Dragway 42, Maryland International Raceway and Palm Beach International Raceway — have renewed sanctioning agreements.
 
Dragway 42, located in West Salem, Ohio, first opened in 1957. The facility underwent a complete ground-up restoration and reopening in 2017. Highlighted by the 1/4-mile drag strip, the multi-purpose facility hosts drag racing, autocross, truck and tractor pulls, as well as concerts and music festivals.
 
Part of the renovation included Musco Lighting throughout the grounds and bleacher seats that were used at Daytona International Speedway. Dragway 42 routinely attracts racers from neighboring states like West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky as well as Canada.
 
It has a strong IHRA Summit SuperSeries program and has hosted the IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular the past two seasons.
 
Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md., opened in 1966 with the NASCAR Top Fuel Championships. It first became an IHRA track in 1992 and has also hosted IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular events the last two years.
 
With only 80 feet elevation, many records have been set at the 1/4-mile track. It is the largest motorsports facility in Maryland and hosts more than 100 events annually, including some of the largest drag racing events on the East Coast. 
 
It seats over 11,000 fans and has its own Jet Dryer with incredible track drying capabilities. In addition to its strong IHRA Summit SuperSeries program, Maryland International Raceway is home to some of the largest motorcycle drag racing events in the country.
 
Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla., first opened in 1964. It boasts a 1/4-mile drag strip, which is home to South Florida’s largest drag racing event, the Citrus Nationals.
 
PBIR features a tremendous IHRA Summit SuperSeries program, and with the great year-round weather, a multitude of special events. In 2019, legendary 17-time world champion “Big Daddy” Don Garlits set a world record for the fastest ever run in an electric-powered dragster. 
 
It is another multi-purpose facility with a 2.2-mile FIA-certified road course, which has been used as an IndyCar testing track and currently serves as the Southern base for Bertil Roos Racing School. It is also the home to autocross, mud bog and has served as home for music festivals featuring such legendary acts as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton. 
 
Click here for a list of IHRA member tracks. 
 
For more information about the IHRA visit IHRA.com


http://www.ihra.com/ihra-tracks/track-news/item/2474-multiple-tracks-renew-sanctioning-agreements
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