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US Nationals – Indy Winners and Losers

65th annual U.S. Nationals had its winners of course, but the losers were not what you would think. The losers were the decisions that where made at this prestigious race. Parking was an absolute nightmare, delaying the start time 6 hours. They were still parking the last few rigs as the Stockers were in the lanes. They did bring all the Stockers in before qualifying started, a good move forRead More

NHRA Sonoma Nationals Winners

The second race of the western swing went off with out a hitch. With beautiful weather and temps in the mid to low 80’s, you couldn’t ask for nicer weekend. Sonoma is one of the most scenic races on the NHRA tour and very popular with the sportsman racers. Seven classes competing for the covered Walley made for an exciting 3 day race.   Super Stock: Kyle Rizzoli over JonRead More

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Winners

The Mile High NHRA Nationals is race that usually has good weather, but this year it was warm and the rain delay on Saturday put most the sportsman in on Sunday. The 3 day race had a small field with only 180 total sportsman in competition.   Super Stock: Justin Jenkins over Brenda Grubbs Jenkins has a slight advantage on the tree, .o11 to Grubbs .023. Grubbs takes to muchRead More

NHRA New England Nationals

The NHRA New England Nationals should have been called the hot and humid summernationals. The weather to say the least was very uncomfortable. A big storm hit late afternoon and canceled the sportsman action for Saturday. Being the 4th of July week, car counts were down a little, but the action was great and we even had a double up in Top Dragster and Super Comp.   Super Stock: ByronRead More

NHRA Heartland Nationals Winners

The 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals is in the books. There was an incident with the Factory Stock Showdown car of Jesse Alexandra. It looks as if he was off the throttle by the 1/8 mile, but then got back into the throttle and as the car crossed the finish line the rear tires locked up causing Alexandra to go head on into the wall. The car had significantRead More

Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown Presented by Watson Racing

A tradition at the NMCA stop at Summit Raceway Park is the Ford Performance Cobra Jet Showdown presented by Watson Racing. Boasting one of the largest gatherings of late-model and vintage Cobra Jets anywhere, the Showdown will showcase these incredible machines as they race for bragging rights and a trip the Aerospace Components winner’s circle where they will receive their NMCA Victor trophy!

NHRA Virginia Nationals

The NHRA Virginia Nationals started out mild, but by Sunday it was down right hot. Track conditions on Sunday were tricky, and you had to have your car setup right. The Sportsman got 3 rounds of eliminations on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. There was no Comp Eliminator or Top Sportsman competing this week. A 3 day race with 6 categories made it easy to finish on time, along withRead More

NHRA Southern Nationals Winners

NHRA Southern Nationals is in its 39th year and it looks like weather will be a factor again on day 1. Fortunately there was only brief shower Friday afternoon, racing resumed and was finished on schedule. Stock, Super Comp and Super Gas ran first round on day 1. Super Stock had class, first round for them and the rest of the sportsman was on Saturday. Except for the brief showerRead More

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Winners

The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC should have been called the windy nationals. I think this was a first when the race was delayed on account of strong winds. We also had hail thrown in for good measure. Even with the bad weather the race was finished on time. The track was in pretty good shape for Friday and Saturday, but come Sunday the Factory Stock Showdown cars wereRead More

Speed For All

Welcome to the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology Here at the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (SAM Tech), we help you get the hands-on training you need to jumpstart your career. Building engines isn’t for everyone. It’s only for the best. And we help place the best automotive machinists in top teams across NASCAR, NHRA, and IndyCar. We help you power those teams to victory every race. EveryRead More

SpringNationals – Houston Raceway Park Winners

The Springnationals at Houston Raceway Park is not known for its great weather. This year there was a rain delay on Saturday, but not like years past. The race was finished on time and with only 5 sportsman classes competing they stayed on schedule for the most part. Sportsman eliminations started on the same day as qualifying at the three day race. Stock had class schedule for this race andRead More

Licensed to Drag: 2019 Dodge Challenger

Licensed to Drag: 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 “Angry Bee” Approved for NHRA Stock and Super Stock Competition Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, named for quarter-mile distance (1,320 feet), now legal for drag race competition in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Stock and Super Stock classes Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.70 seconds at 115 mph makes showroom-stock Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 fastest naturally aspirated, street-legal muscleRead More