The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season is just a few weeks off and there are quite a few changes in order. First, and foremost, the championship points earned at the season ending event has been increased. The winner of the Auto Club NHRA Finals in each of the professional classes will now claim 150 points (each round is worth 30 points instead of 20). With the additional points also awarded during the qualifying rounds and final qualifying positions, it now possible for a driver to earn as much as 190 points at the event (130-points at all other ...
January 25, 2017|
By MIKE BURGHARDT
My family has started its annual secret Santa gift list. I was told that I needed to update mine since I haven't updated it since 2013. It hasn't changed, a gift card to my favorite tackle shop is all I ever ask for. I can get my fishing license, new tackle, or save it until I need something for an upcoming trip. You really can't go wrong with a gift card unless of course you were to lose it. My son on the other hand just realized that he never downloaded one of the gift cards that ...
In what has been announced as his final year competing in the NHRA Heritage Series Top Fuel category, Tony Bartone closed out the season with his third consecutive California Hot Rod Reunion Nostalgia Top Fuel title. This also secured his third consecutive NHRA Heritage Series Top Fuel season championship. Bartone dominated the category over the weekend at the Famoso Raceway by qualifying in the top spot and setting low elapse time of the event (5.521 seconds) enroute to a dramatic 5.600 at 247.25 mph final round (winner take all) win over Jim Murphy. The two drivers entered ...
Draft…check. OTA's…check. Minicamp…check. The Oakland Raiders completed their three day mandatory minicamp in Alameda on June 16. With full participation from all 90 players and an injury free minicamp, the Raiders are looking towards the season on a positive note.
Expectations are running high in the East Bay and all across Raider Nation worldwide. If the 2015 season was any indication, the Raiders are on the right path back to glory. Oakland finished with a 7-9 record, an impressive four game improvement from the abysmal 2014 season.
The month of March signals the coming of spring each year, but it is also the time when great drag racers from across the county meet up at the famed Famosa strip in Bakersfield. This event has become known as the "March Meet." Back in the day, it was also known as the "fuel and gas" championship.
The 50th annual AAA of Southern California NHRA Finals featured cool very comfortable southern California blue skies on race day. These conditions brought out some spectacular on track performances throughout the event and drew some of the largest crowds seen in recent years to witness the crowning of champions in the four professional categories.
November 26, 2014|
The 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals qualifying brought plenty of thundering excitement over the weekend, as the event marks the fifth of six events in the Countdown to the Championship. With championships looming in all three professional categories and a season championship to be claimed in another, all the race teams were putting all the chips on the table.
November 10, 2014|
Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo, a resident of Oakdale in the off-season, got into a fight Tuesday, May 20, during a game in Salt Lake City while playing for the Class AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. Olivo is accused of biting off a part of Guerrero's ear during the melee.
After being sent down to AAA by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season's spring training, Oakdale resident Miguel Olivo is destroying minor league pitching in his attempt to make a Major League comeback.
It had been 25 races (16 months) since Will Power had won a race. Coming into the 2013 season, Power and his Verizon/Penske race team had high hopes to contend for the championship, after finishing 2nd each of the last two seasons. Unfortunately, this season has been nothing if not frustrating. Power and the team ran into more than their fair share of "bad luck" and found themselves almost mathematically eliminated from any championships hopes.