Crushing Defeat for Streetracers If you plan on street racing in California, you had better think twice. It's now a Felony if caught and to make things a bit more serious, they can now legally crush your car if charged. More States are expected to follow, so race at the track... not on the street.
Wednesday February 7, 2007
"Driving Force" - Season One Release on DVD Driving Force, Season One is now available on DVD. To order you could go to A&E.com or rent the series from your local video store. Stay tuned for Season Two on A&E.
Ashley Gets Her Funny Car Ashley Force, the 24 year old second daughter of John Force, will drive a funny car this year. She got her funny car license last year at Las Vegas Motor Sppedway when she ran a 4.809 Et. at 320 mph. John Force, 14-time NHRA Funny Car Champion, is as proud as a father can be and has done all he could do to facilitate his daughters dream to compete in the funny car category. So now, it's up to Ashley. Everyone at MuscleCars Live knows she will perform beautifully. This is an historic step for women in NHRA Drag Racing. The media and fans alike await that fateful day when she goes head to head with her old man. In an interview with NHRA, she was quoted as saying, "He trained me and it's his own fault. Now I'm coming after him." Ashley will make her funny car drag racing debut at the NHRA Car Quest Winter Nationals on February 8-11, 2007. All the drag racing fans around the world will be watching... good luck Ashley.
"Dale" Coming to Theaters Coming soon to a theater near you, the Dale Earnhardt story. The movie, titled Dale, is the true story of the racing life of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt. NASCAR, together with Viacom, collaborated on the 90-minute feature film and invited Oscar winner Paul Newman along for the ride as the films narrator. Much of the film is never seen footage. It must be well-done because we understand that Dale Jr. and Teresa Earnhardt have given the film their approval. Be the first to see the film at its debut at the 2007 Daytona 500.
Warren Johnson Inducted to Hall of Fame NHRA Pro-stock star Warren Johnson will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Florida on April 26, 2007. Some of the NHRA Stars were Wally Parks, Shirley Muldowney, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme and Bob Glidden. So, to the professor of drag racing, thank you for what you have brought to Pro-Stock and Drag Racing.
Troxel Wins Sportswoman of The Year In September 2005, Melanie Troxel became the quickest and fastest woman in auto racing with her career-best elapsed time (4.458 seconds) and her career-best speed (330.31 mph). In February 2006, Troxel became the sixth woman in NHRA history to win a Top Fuel event by winning the 46th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. In April, Troxel made drag racing history by opening the season with five consecutive final round appearances (she has appeared in a Top Fuel-leading seven final rounds through 15 events), and she added her second victory of 2006 (at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas). In May, Troxel clocked her fastest speed (331.04 mph) at Atlanta Dragway, and she became the first female in its 40-year history to be honored by the Driver of the Year Foundation (winning its first quarter award over NASCAR?s Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson and IRL?s Helio Castroneves). In June, Troxel was nominated for ESPY Awards for Best Female Athlete and Best Driver. Troxel was in first place through the first 12 events in the 23-event POWERade Series season and, as of July 31, was in second place (thru 15 of 23 events) in her quest to become the first female to win a Top Fuel championship in a quarter century (Shirley Muldowney, 1982). Recently, she was presented The USAC Kara Hendrick Spirit Award at the fourth annual Women in the Winner's Circle 2006 luncheon, benefiting the Lyn St. James Foundation.
At the 2006 Women's Sports Foundation awards ceremony, the individual award went to drag racer Melanie Troxel. Her 2006 performance placed her in the top tier of auto racers, despite gender. Her record for fastest speed (331.04 mph) at the Atlanta Dragway made her the first female to be named Driver of the Year.