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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING
Mood:  rushed
Topic: auto racing

If you haven't noticed already, I love MUSCLE CARS and auto racing. NASCAR seems to get all of the attention these days, but the type of cars and racing speed that I really enjoy is usually found in the NHRA Championship Drag Racing circuit. Here are the profiles of two American racing legends.

Kenny Bernstein became a full-time professional Funny Car driver in 1979 with the Ray Alley owned "Engine Masters" Ford Mercury Cougar. Bernstein won his first Funny Car championship in 1985, and in 1990 began to drive in the Top Fuel Dragster class.

He became the first driver in any class to exceed 300 MPH in competition, and won his first Top Fuel championship in 1996, becoming the first driver in NHRA history to win a championship in both of the nitro classes.

Bernstein retired in 2002, but in September 2006 announced that he would return to racing in the Funny Car division the following season with the Monster Energy Dodge Charger. His return to active competition was not as successful as he had hoped, and he returned to retirement after the season ended. Check out Kenny's official website here >>> Kenny Bernstein Racing.

Gary Gabelich, a San Pedro native, began his racing career as a teenager, winning first place in the stock eliminator drag racing class at Santa Ana at age sixteen. At age nineteen he won the world's first jet dragster race, topping 250 MPH.

He was the first man to break into drag racing's seven-second bracket, driving a Double A Fuel dragster at 7.05 seconds in 1967. He drove the Beach City Chevrolet Corvette funny car to speeds over 200 MPH, a first for a Chevrolet funny vehicle powered by a liquid gas-hydrogen peroxide rocket engine.

On October 23, 1970 Gary set the land speed record on a dry lake bed at Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah with his rocket-powered vehicle "Blue Flame". He achieved an average speed of 622.287 MPH and a peak speed of 650 MPH, a land speed record that existed for almost 13 years.

Gabelich was seriously injured in the crash of an experimental 4 wheel drive funny car. Gabelich died in January 1984 in a motorcycle crash.

Here are some other cool links >>> DODGE CHARGER PHOTO PAGE >>>  MONSTER ENERGY ATHLETES >>> COUGAR AD GALLERY.

FORD MERCURY COUGAR     MONSTER DODGE CHARGER


Posted by ms2/001 at 12:25 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, 14 May 2009 7:12 PM PDT
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Saturday, 19 April 2008
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH 2008
Mood:  on fire
Topic: auto racing

 

Yesterday I went to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. When I first arrived during the Champ Car Qualifying (Session 1) I went under the underpass of the Performing Arts Center which made a huge echo chamber and man it was LOUD! I didn't realize until I had to move huge barricades to get out of there that it had been OFF LIMITS but I had been allowed to go there without hassle from anybody. I started off the events by having a few Heineken beers at the Hyatt. The weather was great and I was having a good time. I also checked out the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Qualifying from the bar and pool area of the hotel. Then, from a seat at the starting/finish line I was able to watch the American Le Mans Series Qualifying which was a very good race. Then it was back to the hotel for more beer, at which time the Formula Drift/Super Lap Practice was happening. After that I went to Bubba Gumps and saw Uncle Joe broadcasting live for KLOS. If you want to check out the action ESPN will be showing the CHAMP CAR ATLANTIC EVENTS today April 20, 2008, and then the 34th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Champ Car Race on Sunday will be picked up by ABC so check your local listings.

2007 Champ Car logo2007 Toyota Pro/Celebrity logo.ALMS logo


Posted by ms2/001 at 11:50 AM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 19 April 2008 8:43 PM PDT
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Monday, 15 October 2007
Project Gotham Racing and Forza Motorsport
Mood:  on fire
Topic: auto racing

I love a good race! Whether it's Top Fuel Funny, Top Fuel Hydroplane, MotoGP or NASCAR. As dangerous as these sports are, it's fun to simulate the experience. There are a couple of games that look really cool! Forza 2 Motorsport is an accurate simulation of circuit-based play. It has the ability to realistically model damage to over 200 cars. Project Gotham Racing 4 released October 2, 2007 simulates ten advanced weather effects and features Tokyo, New York, the Nürburgring, London and Las Vegas, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Quebec City, Macau and Michelin Test Tracks. Some of the vehicles you can race include >>> Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano,  >>> Ferrari F430,  >>> Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren,  >>> Tesla Roadster,  >>> Chevrolet Corvette, and a Yamaha Motorcycle.  >>> 

auto racing   sports car


Posted by ms2/001 at 4:11 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, 15 May 2009 3:39 PM PDT
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Wednesday, 16 November 2005
An All New California
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY
Topic: auto racing
California Speedway, the West Coast’s premier sports and entertainment venue,
unveiled plans for a new Midway and a new logo for the Southern California
motorsports facility.

auto racing auto racing

Posted by ms2/001 at 5:43 PM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 17 October 2007 7:15 PM PDT
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Tuesday, 6 September 2005
AUto RAcing
Mood:  party time!
Topic: auto racing
I am big on NASCAR
I like all of the COOL GRAPHICS
and the SOUND of the cars...

Posted by ms2/001 at 4:46 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, 4 November 2005 8:44 PM PST
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