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Drag Racer Gordon Collett, 88
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Drag Racer Gordon Collett, 88

Drag Racer Gordon Collett, 88

Former Top Gas dragster champion Gordon Collett passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022 at age 88. Born in Ottway Ohio, Collett was the winningest driver of all-time in the NHRA Top Gas dragster category with 7 national event wins. Other career milestones included winning…
Smith Set To License In Dixon Top Fuel
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Smith Set To License In Dixon Top Fuel

Smith Set To License In Dixon Top Fuel

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –  At the outset of 2022, Will Smith took a leap of faith in pursuing his longtime dream of piloting a Top Fuel Dragster. Next month that dream comes one step closer as Smith will license behind the wheel of Larry Dixon’s rail. Smith made the difficult…
Drag Racing’s Bill Bader Sr., 79
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Drag Racing’s Bill Bader Sr., 79

Drag Racing’s Bill Bader Sr., 79

Bill Bader Sr., known for growing Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park into one of the country’s most successful drag strips died on Sunday. He was 79.Ironically, Bader’s son, Bill Bader Jr., confirmed his dad’s death only hours after the conclusion of the Summit…
Crash Claims Drag Racer Ronnie Hobbs
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Crash Claims Drag Racer Ronnie Hobbs

Crash Claims Drag Racer Ronnie Hobbs

GREAT BEND, Kan. — Veteran drag racer Ronnie Hobbs died Friday night from injuries suffered in a crash during the Mid-West Drag Racing Series event at SRCA Dragstrip.Hobbs lost control of his screw-blown “Texas Rattlesnake” ’17 GT350 Mustang, impacted the right-side…
Kalispel Tribe Announces New Raceway Name, Plans For Season
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Kalispel Tribe Announces New Raceway Name, Plans For Season

Kalispel Tribe Announces New Raceway Name, Plans For Season

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the new owners of the former Spokane County Raceway, have renamed the track Qlispé Raceway Park. They also plan to upgrade the facility and bring back a limited schedule of racing at the end of April. The Tribe…
MAHLE Motorsport To Sponsor All SEGA Classes
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MAHLE Motorsport To Sponsor All SEGA Classes

MAHLE Motorsport To Sponsor All SEGA Classes

Fletcher, N.C. – MAHLE Motorsport, manufacturer of high-performance custom race pistons and shelf-stock PowerPak piston kits and rings, announces plans to sponsor all classes of Southeast Gassers Association (SEGA) racing for 2022.As one of the fastest growing forms…
IHRA’s Sportsman Spectacular Returns
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IHRA’s Sportsman Spectacular Returns

IHRA’s Sportsman Spectacular Returns

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Ass’n has announced that the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty Insurance and Moser Engineering will return this season.Ten races have been scheduled over six event weekends, with four double-event weekends…
Summit Racing Renews With IHRA SuperSeries
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Summit Racing Renews With IHRA SuperSeries

Summit Racing Renews With IHRA SuperSeries

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Association and Summit Racing Equipment will continue the longest series partnership in drag racing with the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, Summit Team Finals and IHRA Summit World Finals this year.This past season was the…
Texas Motorplex Schedule Reveals Special Events
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Texas Motorplex Schedule Reveals Special Events

Texas Motorplex Schedule Reveals Special Events

ENNIS, Texas – Heading into 2022, Texas Motorplex, the only quarter mile multi-use racing facility in North Texas and home of the Stampede of Speed and NHRA Texas Fall Nationals, will once again host many special events.The addition of the Stampede of Speed in 2021…
Lucas Oil Continues Partnership With Musi Racing
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Lucas Oil Continues Partnership With Musi Racing

Lucas Oil Continues Partnership With Musi Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – With a successful partnership that has lasted more than a decade, Lucas Oil Products and Pat Musi Racing Engines announced a continuation of their longtime relationship into 2022 on Tuesday.Lucas Oil will maintain its sponsorship on Lizzy Musi’s…
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