$10k Final Round - Chris Jones vs. Van Greer
Young Guns – Ernie Humes – The Next GenerationSeptember 12, 2012 - Troutman, NC
By Angela Macy
Twenty-One-Year-Old Ernie Humes III from Troutman, North Carolina is currently competing in his fifth year of competition in the footbrake ranks, but in those few short years he’s quickly risen to the top of the class, earning the prestigious title as one of the Young Guns, part of The Next Generation.
SUMERFEST AT SUMERDUCK DragwayAugust 11, 2012 - Sumerduck Dragway, Sumerduck, VA
By Megan Witherow Bunch
Sumerduck Dragway held their famous Summerfest Iron Man Classic race on Saturday August 11th. Each racer entered the gate with high hopes and determination to head home with an IHRA Iron Man in their hand! The staging lanes were filled with race cars running in the FTI Converters Top ET, Clark’s Automotive Modified ET, Southern Outlaw Top Sportsman and Southern Outlaw Quick 8 Pro Mod Shootout classes.
pictured is Jerry Williams top winner
CAPITOL RACEWAY TO RESURFACE ENTIRE QUARTER-MILEJuly 27, 2012 - CROFTON, Md
Utilizing the industry’s top resources to ensure their racers have the best possible quarter-mile, Raceway Promotions has decided to grind and resurface the entire track.
MIR wins the Junior Dragster Team FinalsJuly 8, 2012 - Maryland International Raceway , Mechanicsville, MD
The 2012 IHRA Junior Dragster Team Finals presented by AMSOIL brought a lot of anticipation to MIR. Northeast Dragway was looking to defend their 2011 championship, while other teams looked to make their mark in the junior dragster world. This event was truly unique as for the first time in event history, a team from outside the United States traveled to Budds Creek to compete. Grand Bend Motorplex traveled 14 hours and went through 4 storms to take part in this event.
Baldwin and Taylor Take Drag Wins at EastsideJuly 6, 2012 - Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, VA
One week after the vicious storm caught drag racers and fans off guard at Eastside Speedway sending them running for cover, a hot and steamy night of drag racing took place as stories of last week’s crazy ending filled the air.
Young Gun’s - The Next Footbrake Generation - Tesz PowellJuly 1, 2012 - Morgantown, NC
Written by Angela Macy
Morganton, North Carolina’s Tesz Powell is one of Bracket Racing’s up and coming young guns in the footbrake division. At the young age of 20, Powell has formed an impressive racing resume that many veteran racers have taken years to achieve, proving he’s one of The Next Generation.
Brad Keyton doubles in JD to highlight Richmond Raider WeekendJune 4, 2012 - Richmond Dragway, Richmond, VA
Perfect racing weather greeted a great crowd of racers for the second stop on the 2012 AutoFab Race Cars Raider Challenge Series at Richmond Dragway.
Waters Motorsports is off to a good start in 2012April 25, 2012 - North Carolina
From the Waters Motorsports Camp:
It's been a crazy start to the 2012 season thus far. We've done a TON of racing and it looks like we are just getting started.
Super Comp driver Furr lays claim to victory in Charlotte once moreApril 24, 2012 - ZMAX - Charlotte, NC
Photos courtesy of Auto Imagery/Roger Richards
When it comes to competing at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, N.C., Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitor Michelle Furr can very nearly do no wrong. Last fall, Furr dominated the Super Comp category there to win her very first national event, and she was also runner-up in Super Street to come oh-so-close to a widely and wildly coveted double victory.
Thomas Claims Top Prize $20K Payday During $50,000 TOP ET Weekend!April 15, 2012 - Piedmont Dragway, Julian NC
We had a great turnout of racers for our BIG $$$ $50,000 Top ET Classic event held here at Piedmont Dragway, April 13-15th
Autofab ET Raider series first weekend was success at Virginia Motorsports ParkApril 1, 2012 - Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddee, VA
Over 300 of the toughest competitors on the East Coast converged on the grounds of Virginia Motorsports Park this past weekend.
2011 Racer’s Awards Gala presented by AED PerformanceFebruary 4, 2012 - Acca Shriners Temple, Richmond, VA
The 2011 Racer’s Awards Gala kicked off in front of a huge crowd on Saturday, February 4th. Awards, hardware and earnings of over $18,000 were handed out to the top drivers and teams that participated in Richmond Dragway’s 2011 AED Performance ET Points Series.
Start Recruiting Now for the 3rd Annual Team Challenge held at MIRFebruary 2, 2012 - Maryland International Raceway (Mechanicsville, MD)
"Pick me... PICK Me...PICK ME!" Just like the kids in the sandbox, it’s time for us to have some fun. On Saturday, June 23rd, we're going to have our 3rd annual Speed Unlimited ET Series Team Challenge to shake up the series. Teams will consist of eight members each and can be any combination of Top, Mod, Motorcycle or Junior Dragster racers.
9th Annual Autofab Race Cars Raider ET ChallengeFebruary 1, 2012 - MIR, RD and VMP
The 9th annual Autofab Race Cars Raider ET Challenge returns in 2012 as the most successful and prestigious ET series in the region. Plenty of cash, prizes and awards await the points champion in Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster in this 8-race, all 1/8 mile series between Maryland Int’l Raceway, Virginia Motorsports Park and Richmond Dragway.
Harvey, Jr. Dominates Revived Thanksgiving $20,000 Footbrake TraditionNovember 30, 2011 - Coastal Plains Dragway, Jacksonville, NC
Wideman and Powell Pocket $5K Wins
The Fall Footbrake Frenzy III paid out an impressive $51,720 in cash, plus over $5,000 in prizes from an array of sponsors. All told, racers recorded nearly 1,100 pairs down Coastal Plains Dragway in just two days, and in the process proved that it was possible to complete two big car count races in the same day.