New Dodge Motorsports Website Dodge recently unveiled a cool new website for its motorsports division. The website features a slick new front-end and tons of new content. Be sure to visit the photos and videos section.
Hertz Does It Again Now you can rent a Corvette ZHZ at Hertz locations in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and more. Exclusively built for Hertz, the Corvette ZHZ brings the mighty Corvette to even higher standards. Sporting a six-speed paddle shift transmission, the ZHZ makes the most of the dual mode exhaust delivering 436 horsepower. And, these impressive features are wrapped inside a uniquely packaged Corvette that features Hertz?s iconic yellow and black, colors that have a storied past in sports car history. So visit the Hertz Fun Collection link below and rent a racer for some fun in the sun.
Hurricane Downtime MuscleCarsLive.com would like to say thanks for hanging in there with us through Hurricane Ike. Our servers were affected by the widespread electrical and internet connection outages that plagued the upper Texas gulf coast for weeks after Ike's rampage. We are now fully recovered from the damage, however many of our neighbors are not. Below is a link to the American Red Cross, where you can make a donation to the cause of your choice.
Girl Power In previous stories, we have covered the progress of women in racing, but this is a banner year for the sport. In the last few months, history has been made with the queens of drag racing: Ashley Force, Melanie Troxel, and Hillary Will. No other time in NHRA history has more women won in the funny car and top fuel categories, and the year is not even over yet. So keep your eye on those ladies gentlemen, they might just be watching you from their rear-view mirror!
Sunday April 27, 2008
Ashley Force Makes History Again Ashley Force makes Funny Car drag racing history on Sunday April 27, 2008 by becoming the first woman to win a national race in a category that once was considered the last bastion of male superiority. The 25-year-old did so with a flair for the dramatic, beating her father, drag racing icon John Force, in the final round of the 28th annual Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals to deny him his 1,000 winning round in his 500th NHRA tour event. The result enabled the second generation driver to pad her points lead and dispel any lingering doubts anyone may have harbored about either her commitment to the sport or her competence at the wheel of one of the world?s most powerful race cars. Her first win came in her 27th pro race and in her fourth trip to the final round. Denied in the two most recent events in the POWERade Series, first on March 30 by Del Worsham at Houston, Texas, and then on April 13 by Tim Wilkerson at Las Vegas, Nev., Ashley left no doubt this time.