LAS VEGAS (October 30th) – On raceday at the 16th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals, the PSE/Star Racing team had a shorter than expected weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Angelle Sampey fell in the first round to teammate Cory Reed and Reed wasn’t able to advance out of the second round.
In the first round, Reed and Sampey raced each other. At the launch, Reed had an .048-thousandths advantage over Sampey and he was able to drive that advantage all the way to t
LAS VEGAS (October 29th, 2016) – Rookie of the Year candidate Aaron Strong made the uber-competitive Pro Stock field at the 16th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Strong will start raceday in the No. 16 spot.
On Friday, Strong clocked in with a 6.774-second pass at 203.58 mph. He returned in his emerald green Chevrolet Camaro and ran an improved 6.756, 203.65 in the second session.
In Saturday first session, Strong im
LAS VEGAS (October 29th, 2016) – Auzmet Architectural Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker would like nothing more than to play a role in how the championship plays out by taking out some of the top contenders in the class during eliminations tomorrow. In his last race of the 2016 season, Tucker qualified No. 15 and going rounds at the 16th annual NHRA Nationals would end his season on a high note.
In Friday’s first session, Tucker began qualifying with a 6.776-second pass at 204
LAS VEGAS (October 29th, 2016) – Allen Johnson is starting his raceday efforts at the 16th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals in the No. 11 spot, a qualifying position that the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing team hasn’t seen in many races. Despite a bottom-half qualifying spot, the Marathon Petroleum team knows they have the equipment to get it done on raceday.
On Friday, Johnson opened up qualifying with a 6.740-second pass at 204.39 mph. Johnson made a small improvement in t
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28) – LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will race as a teammate to White Alligator Racing’s Jerry Savoie as part of a two-bike effort in 2017. Tonglet’s bike will carry the familiar colors of Kenny Koretsky’s Nitro Fish brand and both Suzuki entries will be powered by engines from Vance & Hines.
“I could not be more excited to be racing with Jerry and [crew chief] Tim Kulungian next year,” said Tonglet,
GOLD COAST, Queensland, Australia (October 25, 2016) – Auzmet Architectural Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker will be heading to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to compete in his fifth race of the season. Tucker has yet to race in Sin City and is looking forward to rolling the dice at the 16th annual Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.
“I’ve never raced in Vegas but people have told me the track is ridiculously good,” Tucker said. “I’ve heard that you can throw anything at it and
AUBURN, Wash. (October 25, 2016) – It has been a year to remember for rookie Pro Stock racer Aaron Strong. Not only is he in the running for the Auto Club Road to the Future award at the end of the season but his team pulled off an enormous triumph when he took home the Wally at the rain-delayed Seattle national event that was later completed in Indy.
Strong’s original plan was to attend a handful of races in 2016 but when he reached his fifth race in Sonoma that officiall
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (October 24, 2016) – Coming off an announcement last week that Marathon Petroleum is renewing their sponsorship with J&J Racing in 2017, Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson heads to Las Vegas with the “bad luck monkey” off their back to compete at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“We’re tickled to death that they [Marathon Petroleum] thought enough of our program to renew it,” Johnson said. “I’m a partner with them in business so this whole deal holds a
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2016) – National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) racer Allen Johnson and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced an extended sponsorship agreement to continue their partnership into the 2017 season.
“We are thankful for our continued partnership with Marathon Petroleum, both on and off the track,” said Allen Johnson, racer and CEO of Johnson & Johnson Racing. “We learned much in 2016 as we improved our performance and adjusted to
DALLAS, Tex. (October 16, 2016) – In the world of Pro Stock competition, driving is just as important as the calls the crew chiefs make back in the pits. Auzmet Architectural Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker showed his driving skills on raceday as he advanced to the second round of eliminations at the 31st annual AAA FallNationals at his home track of Texas Motorplex.
In the first round, Tucker staged up against Vincent Nobile and coming from the bottom half of the field, Tuc