NHRA Legends Tour to be Showcased at Upcoming U.S. Nationals

Eight legendary drivers will be featured at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 29-Sept. 3 in Indianapolis. The historic race known to racing fans as The Big GoTM will feature meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and variety of activities including a Salute to First Responders, where military and first responders are entitled to 20% savings at the gate. In 1955, the Labor Day race became the NHRA's first National Drag Race and has become a bucket list event for every hardcore drag racing fan. In addition to the thousand drivers competing in twelve divisions of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, this year's U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway will honor several of the sanctioning body's best racers to ever strap on a helmet. Lucas Oil Raceway Honors Eight...

August 14, 2018
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Danny Rowe Falls to Quickest Run in World Series of Pro Mod History

When we spoke with Danny Rowe about the upcoming E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, the 20-year veteran was excited about his 2018 campaign behind the wheel of a supercharged door car. In addition to the 12-race NHRA Pro Mod series of high powered turbo, nitrous and supercharged late model American muscle cars, Rowe already had his sights set on the second annual World Series of Pro Mod hosted by Bandimere Speedway outside Denver CO. Known to NHRA drag racing fans as Thunder Mountain, Bandimere Speedway also hosts the NHRA's Mopar Mile-High Nationals. Driving the Jim Bell-owned Pro Mod 69' Camaro, Carl Stevens Jr. also had the $100,000 payday on his calendar and wasted no time in settling the matter in the final round of the DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod...

August 13, 2018
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Antron Brown Victorious at CatSpot Northwest Nationals

Antron Brown put the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster in the winner's circle during the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals for his first win of the 2018 Mello Yello season. Funny Car winner Ron Capps and Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray joined the three-time Top Fuel world champion on the podium in Seattle. The pavement at Pacific Raceways has been good to Brown as he posted his third consecutive victory and his first since the 2017 Northwest Nationals. Brown became the fourth driver in NHRA history to earn his 50th career Wally in Top Fuel. In Funny Car, 2016 World Champion Ron Capps put a stop to the John Force Racing winning streak when he eliminated points leader Courtney Force in the final run. Capps had a 4.033 ET at 314.90 mph in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T to beat...

August 6, 2018
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Advance Auto VDP Program PR

E3 Spark Plugs and the entire E3 Ignition Product line is now available through Advance Auto Parts through their Vendor Direct Program. If the store you visit does not have the exact E3 part you need, from spark plugs to race wires, coils or distributor, Advance Auto will be able to order the part in the store for direct shipment to your home or your shop.

July 31, 2018
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Andrew Hines Riding the Screamin' Eagle Harley Davidson to the Top

After fifteen of twenty-four rounds, Andrew Hines has ridden his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley Davidson to a 36-point lead in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The 35-year old veteran from Brownsburg IN (via California) is no stranger to the winner's circle and has competed in 85 career finals for 48 career wins. Hines is a five-time National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock motorcycle champion. He follows in the footsteps of the legendary duo of Terry Vance and Bryon Hines. Andrew's brother Matt was the 1996 Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion and turns the wrenches that makes the team's flagship ride fly. With nine races to go in the championship, teammate Eddie Krawiec sits in second place. Krawiec was born in the shadows of historic Englishtown N.J. and was once a...

July 31, 2018
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2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Schedule

As the NHRA teams prepare for the final half of the 2018 Mello Yello Drag Series, the National Hot Rod Association pre-staged the 2019 tour by announcing the 24-race schedule for next season. The championship will again feature intense racing action at historic racing facilities across the country. Millions of drag racing fans will experience sensory-overload at its best with side-by-side racing action where victories may be determined by mere thousandths of a second. For those with a broader vision, four-wide racing again returns to Las Vegas and Charlotte NC. NHRA Announces Schedule for 2019 As in previous years, the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season will begin at the historic Auto Club Raceway in Pomona in Southern California for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Feb....

July 31, 2018
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Kalitta Claims 332.36 mph NHRA Track Record at Sonoma

Talk about the "little team" that could get it done. Part-time NHRA Top Fuel contenders Blake Alexander and his Pronto Auto Service team found victory lane for the team's second Wally of the 2018 Mello Yello Championship in Sonoma. Alexander defeated Antron Brown and Scott Palmer in earlier rounds to face off against the most experienced Top Fuel racer (Tony Schumacher) in NHRA history starting his 151st final round. With both drivers looking for his second win of the season, it was a matchup between the part-time team against the winningest driver of all time. In his sophomore year in Top Fuel, Alexander is well-known for his reaction time leaving the "Christmas Tree". His average reaction time is .071 seconds, which only trails Antron Brown and Doug Kalitta this season. Ironically,...

July 30, 2018
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John Force Wins at Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Since win number 148 at Gatornationals in 2017, it has looked like the 69-year old NHRA Funny Car driver was likely headed to a well-deserved retirement. But, John Force has always been the exception and never the "rule". In eliminations at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver CO, John Force raced his way past a handful of the best-ever Funny Car drivers, such as his daughter and points leader Courtney Force, two-time champion Matt Hagan, and long-time rival Cruz Pedregon to faceoff with Ron Capps in finals for the NHRA Dodge Mile-High Nationals. Although the patriarch at John Force Racing has not had a good year with the Peak Chevy having blown up in four of the ten races, the ageless wonder moved into eighth place overall in chase for this season's championship with 10 events to...

July 24, 2018
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E3 Spark Plugs Sponsors 1940 Dodge Truck Restoration by Cool Hand Customs Featuring 1970s style Challenger Suspension and 440 Big Block

Ponte Vedra, FL (July 24, 2018)…E3, manufacturer of E3 DiamondFIRE spark plugs and performance products, is a sponsor this year of a beautiful 1940 Dodge truck custom built by Cool Hand Customs of Middleton, WI. The truck will be the centerpiece attraction at E3’s booth for the 2018 SEMA Show, booth #71000, and will be entered into SEMA’s Battle of the Builders.   The highly modified Dodge truck built by Amy and EJ Fitzgerald, owners of Cool Hand Customs, will feature three E3 high performance ignition products: an E3 Billet Distributor, Race Spark Plugs and Race Wires.  The truck will be equipped with a 440 big block and a 1970s style, torsion bar Dodge Challenger suspension. The truck’s paint scheme will be an exterior satin white with green and...

July 24, 2018
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Smith Claims Third Win in E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series at Summit Nationals

E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series kicked off the second half of 2018 with great performances at the 12th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals outside Norwalk OH. In Friday's second qualifying session, Rick Hord posted a 5.754-second pass at 254.76 mph to lead the pack as the Number One qualifier in his 2016 Corvette. Hord fell to Troy Coughlin Sr. in the first round on Sunday. Number Two qualifier Mike Castellana eliminated Danny Rowe before being eliminated by Jeremy Ray. In addition to Castellana, the Carolina Kingpin took care of Eric Dillard and Pete Farber on the way to his first ever NHRA Pro Mod final. When the smoked cleared following Sunday's final run, three-time world champion Rickie Smith had earned his third Pro Mod Wally for 2018 season and fourteenth career...

June 25, 2018
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