SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 7, February 15, 2018

Racing News: Falken Tires Takes First Place in Smittybilt Every Man Challenge

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  Falken Tire
Falken Tires earned first overall in the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge during King of the Hammers last week.
   

Falken Tires Takes First Place in Smittybilt Every Man Challenge at King of the Hammers

Falken Tires, in partnership with veterans Savvy Off-Road and team driver Baja 1000 Champion Dan Fresh, overcame both the competition and course conditions to earn first overall in the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge run, Thursday, February 8, as part of the busy week of racing known as King of the Hammers. Fresh, along with co-driver Mike Kim, raced in the 4500 class, but beat the entire field of 4500, 4600 and 4800 entrants. Out of 127 cars that started the Every Man race, only 12 finished. View King of the Hammers results.

Hagan, Kalitta and Butner Emerge Victorious at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

The season-opening event of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded last Sunday at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were victorious in their respective categories at the first of 24 events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Hagan took home the Funny Car victory with a 3.823-second pass at 335.90 mph in his MOPAR Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to defeat defending world champion Robert Hight—who qualified second—in the final round. Kalitta powered to the win with a run of 3.779 at 324.28 in his Mac Tools dragster to take down Tony Schumacher. In Pro Stock, Butner took home the victory after driving to a 6.549 at 209.62 run in his Jim Butner’s Auto Chevy Camaro to take down teammate Jason Line in the final round. The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season continues with the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, February 23–25.

VP Racing
Gary and Troy Williams will rely on VP fuels for the 2018 racing season. 
 
   

VP Racing Fuels to Sponsor Gary and Troy Williams

VP Racing Fuels has announced that both Gary and Troy Williams will rely on VP fuels for the 2018 racing season. The racing brothers from Florida both are former Million Dollar Drag Race winners and have hundreds of other big-money wins on their résumés.

Classic Instruments Sponsors the Great Lakes Stock SS Association Series for 2018

Classic Instruments is the official series sponsors for the Great Lakes Stock SS Association (GLSSA) Series for the 2018 season. The GLSSA’s 2018 race schedule is as follows:

  • June 9: US 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, Michigan
  • June 10: US 131 Motorsports park, Martin, Michigan
  • July 22: Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Michigan
  • July 23: Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Michigan
  • August 4: Dragway 42, West Salem, Ohio
  • September 16: Milan Dragway, Milan, Michigan

Hot Shot’s Secret Launches Support Your Local Track Initiative

In support of grassroots and sportsman-style racing, Hot Shot’s Secret has announced a Support Your Local Track initiative beginning with a 2018 sponsorship of Pacemakers Dragway Park. Hot Shot’s Secret, a brand of high-performance fuel and oil additives manufactured by Lubrication Specialties Inc., has recently increased its national level of support of motorsports racing announcing sponsorship for NHRDA’s Diesel Drag Racing Series, the Ultimate Callout Challenge, Northwest Dyno Circuit and the Outlaw Diesel Super Series. This year, Hot Shot’s Secret will also locally sponsor for the first time a six-event Cash Days Series hosted at Pacemakers Dragway Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio. In addition to sponsoring the six-event Cash Days Series at Pacemakers, Hot Shot’s Secret is kicking off the season by hosting the annual Pacemakers Dragway Park Awards Banquet.

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