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Big Tire Finals From The Dirty South No Prep Racing Series Sea…

Check out the Big Tire Finals from the Dirty South No Prep Series Season Opening event at Hub City Dragway!

Special thanks to Race Day Replay sponsor BMR Suspension

Posted by SpeedVideo on Monday, April 3, 2017

Congratulations to Birdman aka James Finney for his Big Tire Win at the Dirty South No Prep Series Season Opener in Hattisburg, Mississippi. Also congrats to Gary Weatherly, Howie Crabtree and the rest of the Birdman Team!

 

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Clint Downs wins X275 at Memphis

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Clint Downs, fresh off his 2016 RTRA Championship, is out cracking backs again this season!!! Behind the wheel of his trusty Black F1X Pro-Charged Nova that he’s raced for many years, he was able to take out a quicker “Mean Dean” Marinis in the final round of X275 when Marinis stood up and had to pedal. Clint both cut the tree down and ran a new personal best 4.42@161 mph to take the win. As those that he’s beat can tell you, Clint is one of those guys you REALLY don’t want to meet up with in eliminations (ask Jamie Stanton!) , while his car isn’t a record holder, it is very fast and when you combine that with both consistency and the ability to flat kill the tree, he’s one of the toughest competitors there is to get around in X275. Clint’s Nova is equipped with our NXS Billet Bolt Together Converter and Marinis uses our New Lock Up Billet converter.

Congratulations to Clint and Austin on the great big $10,000 win and to Dean Marinis on the R/U.

Speaking of Dean, he is now currently leading the X275 Series Championship with both a win and a R/U at the first two races, he has a solid lead and will certainly be tough to dislodge from that spot this year!

Bruder Brothers New World Record!

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Of course we also have to talk about the Bruder Brothers… Everyone’s fears were realized when the Bruders clearly got a handle on the new blower combination and proceeded to SMASH THE X275 WORLD RECORD during qualifying with a 4.363@154.46. Rich went out in the first round with a red light – we hate it when that happens GRRR… But at least they figured out the new combination, and oh baby, it’s QUICK!!! Congratulations Rich, Nick & Pops on the new record!!! This season is going to be exciting!!!

Last but not least, we also want to congratulate Jimmy & Jim Plimpton on setting a new Personal Best of 4.48@158.42, we all know how hard it is to break through those barriers and get to the next ET level, it was great to see them get the Fearmont into the 40’s!!!

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Nigel Alsop breaks New Zealand record for Top Alcohol Altered

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We just got word that Nigel Alsop broke the 5 second barrier in Top Alcohol over in New Zealand! Just a couple months ago he reset the record with a 6.15, well he shattered it at the IHRA NZ Nationals with a 5.920@234.78mph with a Blown Small Block Chevy powered Altered equipped with one of our Full Billet Converters.

Congratulations to Nigel and Team on your new record!!

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Steve Jacksons NHRA Debut

The highly anticipated debut of Stevie Fast’s entry into NHRA Pro Mod had the Internet on the edge of their seat last weekend at the Gator Nationals. Beginning with an NHRA video interview with Jackson that gathered far more views than John Force’s, fans were waiting to see Jackson donkey stomp the class. Realistically, just qualifying would be a major undertaking for Killin’ Time Racing’s first time on the 1/4 mile, and with a 4 day old car to boot.

Stevie and the Killin’ Time Crew did not disappoint, they made a good pass in Q1 which put them in the field, then went 5.788 in Q2 to lock down the #1 qualifier, just a few hundredths from the record! In eliminations Jackson got loose and lost which likely saved a lot of crying in the class. You can certainly bet he will be back, and NHRA most certainly knows who Steve Jackson is now!

Congratulations to Steve, Sponsors Bahrain1, SEI Oilfield and the Killin’ Time Team on a great first time out with the new car!

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Tommy DAprile Winner PDRA Season Opener

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Tommy D’Aprile started his 2017 season off with a bang by winning the PDRA season opener at SGMP March 12th. D’Aprile, the #2 qualifier defeated Jose Gonzales in the final of Pro Extreme with a 3.586@212.73 to the Q80 teams 3.657. Thumbs up to Gonzales and team for waiting on D’Aprile in the final to wrap up motor repairs so they could make the round. That’s great sportsmanship there!

Congratulations to the Tommy, Al and the rest of the Mel Bush Motorsports Team on your win!

We also want to congratulate Jason Scruggs on his #1 qualifying BLAST of 3.499@221.52!!

Jay Cox wins PDRA Pro Nitrous at SGMP

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In Pro Nitrous, Jay Cox was victorious… He set low ET in qualifying with a 3.679@200.71 for the #1 spot, then defeated Lizzy Musi in the “ALL NCRC” final with 3.697@199.91 to Musi’s 3.719@204.08!

Congratulations to Jay and the Clements Mechanical Team on the win and to Lizzy and Team on the Runner Up!!

John Strickland Runners up in Pro Boost at SGMP

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In Pro Boost, John Strickland runnered up against Jose Gonzales who was driving two cars. John ran a 3.723 to Gonzales 3.703 for a good race and runner up position.

Congratulations John and the GALOT Motorsports Team on the R/U!

Barry Daniluk First to the Threes N/A!!

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In Top Sportsman Barry Daniluk broke into the three second zone with his Naturally Aspirated Camaro equipped with one of our lockup converters!!! His 3.98 pass is a new World Record for a N/A car!!!

Barry’s been chipping away at this for a few years now and he finally broke through that barrier!! We all know how hard it can be to break through these, it may only be hundreths to some, but to a racer, crashing through these is so satisfying!!

Way to go Barry!!!