The GOAT Wins NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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If anyone was doubting the comeback efforts of John Force Racing in 2021, Saturday’s qualifying round for the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals put an end to any speculation of demise. For just the second time in NHRA history, a father and daughter duo will start a NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series national event as the Number One qualifier in Nitro Funny Car and Nitro Top Fuel. Two years ago, John Force (the Greatest of All Time) and his daughter, former NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force, achieved the same qualifying magic at Houston for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals. After two strong runs on Saturday, the 72-year old Force, who was the first Funny Car four-wide winner at Charlotte, posted a 3.902 ET at 330.55 mph in his PEAK/Blue DEF Platinum...

May 17, 2021
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Bubba Wallace Experiences Nitro Tears to Win Toyota 4 Wide

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Toyota Racing sponsored a crossover event on Thursday that combined two NASCAR Cup drivers with a pair of NHRA drivers to compete in a heads-up drag race at zMax Dragway in conjunction with NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals outside Charlotte, NC. Kalitta Motorsports’ DHL Toyota Top Fuel pro Shawn Langdon and DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car champion J.R. Todd joined Bubba Wallace, driver of #23XI DoorDash Toyota Camry, and Daniel Hemric driver of #18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra for a four-wide race in stock production Toyota Supras. Following an action-packed day of NHRA Drag Racing behind the scenes, the foursome competed in a winner take all 4-wide event with Bubba Wallace claiming the win. With teams preparing for the 11th annual NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Kalitta Motorsports...

May 16, 2021
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Lithium Truck Batteries vs AGM & Lead Acid

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When is the best time to purchase a new battery for your truck? That’s easy; before it fails, which means now is a good time to decide on the type of battery that will provide the best return on your investment. After all, car and truck batteries often fail without warning making it impossible for you to get where you were going. Although many drivers never notice it, their truck battery has a shelf life much like food bought at the grocery store. Pertinent information as to when you should consider a replacement battery can usually be found on a tag or sticker that list an install date and expiration date. On average, a truck battery should last between two to five years. But, the ambient temperature where the vehicle is operated is one of the most important factors affecting...

May 11, 2021
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Antron Brown Back in the Winners Circle at Atlanta

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Antron Brown, Bob Tasca III, Greg Anderson and Scotty Pollacheck claim historic Lucas Oil Southern Nationals wins at the final NHRA race to be run at Atlanta Dragway. The National Hot Rod Association, who owns the quarter mile strip located outside Commerce, GA, had announced the racing facility would host its final season in 2021. With over 40 years of drag racing history, the quarter mile slab of pavement will continue to host weekly NHRA-sanctioned events through the NHRA Summit ET Racing Series Finals on September 30 thru October 2. Due to the pandemic, the NHRA Southern Nationals were cancelled at the “House of Speed” in 2020. Conversely, this year’s event was billed as the 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals; as well as the last. Fifth Top Fuel Win at Southern...

May 4, 2021
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Justin Bond Wins Final Pro Mod Event at Atlanta Dragway

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After qualifying number one at Gainesville Raceway in March with a speed of 253.80 mph at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Justin Bond saw victory slip through his hands. Veteran Pro Mod driver Jose Gonalez overcame Bond’s .011 reaction time to post the quickest run in E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod history with a 5.631 ET on the Gainesville concrete. In another milestone earlier this year, Bond set a world record during a warm-up pass in the Drag Illustrated Doorslammer Nationals at Orlando, Fl, Bond posted a quarter-mile ET of 5.623 seconds at 253.14 mph. Nonetheless, as the fastest NHRA-legal Pro Mod pass in history, setting records but finishing runner-up at the opening E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod race of the 2021 season definitely left the Canadian hungry for...

May 3, 2021
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Hosts NHRA Four Wide Nationals

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After the four-wide events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, drag racing fans headed to The Strip this weekend for the highly anticipated return of the 21st annual DENSO Spark Plug NHRA Four Wide Nationals. State, county, and local officials allowed organizers to sell grandstand seating at 50% capacity for the first of two races scheduled at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. After the sound of nitro-powered 11,000 horsepower engines settled over the Mojave Desert on Friday, three-time Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence, Funny Car ace Robert Hight, Pro Stocker Aaron Stanfield, and the legendary Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Matt Smith had all earned Number One qualifying...

April 19, 2021
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Are Lithium Motorcycle Batteries Worth the Price?

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Yes, for most riders, lithium motorcycle batteries are worth the price. Invented in 1859, the rechargeable lead-acid battery has been around for as long as the motorcycle. Nonetheless, as good as they have been, there are several shortcomings when the traditional wet lead-acid battery is compared to today’s lithium iron phosphate or LiFePO4 motorcycle batteries. For starters, the lead-acid battery in your motorcycle has a give and take relationship with vehicle’s electrical system. When your two-wheeler or favorite powersports vehicle is sitting in your garage, there is a slow but steady self-discharge. Unfortunately, a lead-acid battery can lose a significant amount of its charge even though there is no draw on the battery. Although most manufacturers advertise a life...

April 16, 2021
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Josh Hart Won the Race at the Tree in Gatornationals Debut

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It was business as usual for Steve Torrence during qualifying for the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Three-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series driver of the CAPCO Contractors Top Fuel dragster captured the number one spot going into Sunday’s elimination rounds. Unfortunately, Torrence would faceoff in round two with newcomer Josh Hart. The two-time U.S. Nationals Top Alcohol Champion nailed a holeshot victory with a .076 RT against the defending NHRA Top Fuel Champion. Hart had eliminated Clay Millican in the opening round and breezed past Justin Ashley after he had issues during staging for the semifinal round. As the Ocala newcomer staged for his debut final round in Top Fuel at the Gatornationals, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel...

March 15, 2021
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Gonzalez Captures E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Win at Gainesville

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Veteran Pro Mod driver Jose Gonzalez made the quickest run in E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod drag racing history on Sunday at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with a 5.621 ET. After qualifying third fastest behind Khalid Albalooshi and number one qualifier Justin Bond, the Dominican born Gonzalez (aka The General) posted his record setting run during the first round of eliminations against Jerico Balduf. Missing its familiar bright orange body color, Gonzalez powered his flat gray Q80 Racing/EGR ProCharger-powered Chevrolet Camaro, to elimination round wins over Clint Satterfield and Khalid Albalooshi enroute to his sixth career final round matchup against Bond. Justin Bond posted a 5.638 ET at 253.80 mph to qualify number one for the first time in his ProCharger-powered...

March 15, 2021
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Eco-Friendly LiFePO4 Batteries for Powersports

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We’ve all heard of Lithium-Ion Batteries, they had become industry standard for anything electrical and motorized. Before the LiCoCO2 battery, Lead Acid batteries were the staple but were noted for their environmental toxicity and unreliability. But Lithium-Ion's superior performance came at a cost as well, they are also not environmentally friendly. Recently, Lithium-Ion batteries have become surpassed by LiFePO4 Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries which allows cars, trucks, and ATVs to utilize a much more efficient and reliable energy in accordance with the new and improved automotive advances and regulations. Moreover, powersports are particularly impacted by the need for a better source of power. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, quarantine lifestyle helped to escalate sales in...

March 10, 2021
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