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Jason Michalak New Pro Drag Radial Record Holder

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Despite crazy weather conditions of rain and even snow, the Outlaw Street Car Reunion at Memphis International Raceway raised the bar for Drag Radial Competition that much higher March 29th.

The Dream Team of Jason Michalak, Billy Stocklin and Frankie Taylor busted the Pro Drag Radial World Record on Sunday with a 3.97 in the first round of qualifying Saturday. After watching this team run 4.00 at Denton just a couple weeks ago, we all knew that pass was coming, it was just a matter of “when”!

Michalak was headed to the finals against Brad Edwards when rain forced the race to be canceled. That would have been an awesome race, but it’ll have to wait for next time.

Congratulations to Jason Michalak, Billy Stocklin, Frankie Taylor and the Bad9er Racing Team on the New Record!!! Job well done guys!!

David Pearson 4.12 at Memphis

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We also want to give a shot out to David Pearson who laid down a 4.12 on 275 radials at this event which proves that 4.11 in testing a couple weeks ago wasn’t a candy wrapper pass! Pearson qualified #4 in Pro Drag Radial on the little tire, and unfortunately spun in eliminations ending his day early.


Bruder Brothers #1 Qualifer at Outlaw Street Car Reunion

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In X275, The Bruder Brothers were laying down dominate passes after qualifying #1 with a 4.469@167.22, the Brother’s were all prepared to take the win in a final round against Kit Loung, but also had to split due to rain. They were certainly on their game at this race!!

Congratulations Rich & Nick on some impressive passes!

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Butch Kemp Outlaw Street Car Reunion Ultra Street

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NMCA N/A 10.5 Racer Butch Kemp was there running Ultra Street in his Naturally Aspirated Mustang impressing the troops. Kemp qualified #2 with a 4.923@142 and later uncorked a 4.89 in the Semi’s against Joel Greathouse. That put him in the finals against Shawn Pevlor until the rain canceled the race.

It was good to see Butch at a Drag Radial race and super competitive as well!

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Lawrence Wins NMCA Street Outlaw!

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James Lawrence and the BlownZ Racing Team took home the win in NMCA Street Outlaw last weekend at the NMCA West Season Opener. Despite starting out with an all new combination, Lawrence and crew laid down a 7.36@203 in the heat during eliminations. After making his way to the finals, his competition, Ryan “Toaster” Jones was not able to make the call to the lanes after experiencing engine problems, handing Lawrence the win. Not the way a racer like James wants the win for sure, but the team did set a new best MPH for the car with that 203 MPH blast, and they did it in not so great 3300′ of air!

Lawrence also two weeks ago runnered up at the PSCA race in Xtreme Drag Radial.

Congratulations to James, the BlownZ Racing Team and on their win and good luck at the WCHRA race coming up!!

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Mustafa Buhumaid Winner Pro Exteme Winner PDRA Texas Nationals

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The Professional Drag Racers Association got off to a rocky start at their 1st race of the season. Fighting spring weather that threatened their schedule, the PDRA kept after it and got their race in finally on Sunday March 22nd. NCRC Customer Mustafa Buhumaid from the UAE won his first PDRA event in an all NCRC Final against Brandon Snider who was in his new Camaro. Buhumaid ran a 3.57@214.52 to edge out Snider who laid down a close 3.59@211.99.

Congratulations to both Mustafa and his Team on the win and to Snider and Team on their runner up!

We also want to congratulate Randell Reid who was #1 qualifier with a 3.557@213.47 – Way to go guys!

Tommy Franklin Winner Pro Nitrous Winner PDRA Texas Nationals

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In Pro Nitrous Tommy Franklin qualified #1 with a 3.715@201.19 which reset the Pro Nitrous Record!

No stranger to the winners circle, Frankly kept the momentum up and blasted his way to the winners circle where he faced new NCRC Customer, Jeffrey Cummins in the final. Franklin went 3.743@200.71 to Cummins 3.808@194.32.

Congratulations to Tommy and Team on the win and to Jeffrey and Team on the runner up!

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David Pearson new Personal Best 4.11 pass

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David Pearson laid down a new Personal Best and beat his own record on the 275 tire over the weekend during testing at Mooresville. He went 4.11@174.28 on 275 Drag Radials, beating his own previous record of 4.1698 from October last year. We’re pretty sure that pass is a new “unofficial” World Record, and you can bet there’s more where that came from next time he’s racing in competition.

It’s clear their team has made some great progress over the winter, new incrementals are 1.0114 60′, 2.7092 to the 330 at RVW weight – that little Mustang is knocking on the door for sub 1 second 60′ this year.

David’s Mustang is powered by a F3 ProCharged Small Block Ford by Bullet Racing Engines in a Teddy Houser built chassis. He uses the NCRC Bolt Together BB2 Converter in this bad little Hot Rod.

Congratulations to the Ass Clown Motorsports Team – David & Tracy (Ms. Little Evil) Pearson and Mustang Mike on a new record breaking pass for 275’s!!!

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Thanks Curtis Reese Jr for great Video!

Jason Michalak put his brand new blown drag radial Corvette into the winners circle at the inaugural Radial Tire Racing Association race at Northstar Dragway. Not only did the Bad9er team win, they consistently laid down 4.0X passes throughout eliminations making him one tough Ombre to beat. Not bad for the second race out on the new car and combination!

Team Bad9er’s best pass in the Vette was during Round #3 with a 4.0020@191.65 – ooohhh so close to breaking into the threes. The Vette proved more than what Teammate Kyle Huettel could handle in the final round where Jason defeated him 4.0112@191.25 to a 5.50@85.94 very off pace pass by Kyle.

Congratulations Jason & Dream Team Members Billy Stocklin and Frankie Taylor on your big win, and to Kyle on the R/U!!!

Travis Thomason Limited 275 Winner & Record Holder

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Travis Thomason struck gold at Northstar running the Limited 275 class. Travis, AKA “Quaz” ran the table, he qualified #1 with a 4.8753@142.9, then backed that up with a 4.8792 in the 1st round which should make him the offical RTRA Limited 275 record holder.

In the final Travis defeated Bill Gibbs when he chopped the tree down on him and laid down a quick 4.9253 over Gibbs 5.134@136.70

We also want to congratulate Rick Thornton / Fast Forward Innovations & Team G-Mac who ran a very stout 4.05@190 at this race.