DARLINGTON, SC - When the National Hot Rod Association announced the formation of a new Pro Stock Truck division back in the mid-Nineties, many naysayers predicted that the division would never catch on. The old age dictates that those who laugh...
DARLINGTON, SC - When the National Hot Rod Association announced the formation of a new Pro Stock Truck division back in the mid-Nineties, many naysayers predicted that the division would never catch on. The old age dictates that those who laugh last, laugh the loudest and the NHRA is offering up a healthy chuckle. Two of this innovative division's premiere players will be making an appearance at the CompetitionPlus.Com Groundhog Warm-up presented by Majesty Homes. Tim Freeman and Randy Daniels will be on hand with their high-winding, gear-jamming Chevrolet S-10 Pick-up Trucks.
Freeman, who pilots the Speedco Truck Lube Chevrolet S-10 for former NHRA World Champion Larry Kopp, has been predicted to contend for the class title in 2000. The 34-year old, drag racer from Roan Mountain, Tn., agreed to drive for Kopp, who is recovering from off-season surgery.
Daniels, the son of former NHRA Modified Wold Champion Garley Daniels, was recently honored by his Chevrolet S-10 Pick-up comrades with the Chevrolet "Like A Rock Award" for his relentless drive and determination. He finished fifth in the 1999 NHRA/Winston World Championship points standings.
Ironically, both drivers have competed at Darlington Dragway within the IHRA's now defunct Factory Modified class.
Any Pro Stock Truck competitor is welcomed to participate at the event.
There will be five professional divisions contested at the CompetitionPlus.Com Groundhog Warm-Up presented by Majesty Homes. The classes contested will be Pro Modified, Pro Stock, 500-inch Pro Stock and Nitro Harley. The defending champions are Ronnie Hood (Pro Modified), Chris Holbrook (Pro Stock), Jim Yates (500-inch Pro Stock) and Steve Moore (Nitro Harley). The Pro Stock Trucks are welcome to test as well. The aforementioned categories are the only ones allowed to participate.
The format is simple for this event. Darlington Dragway will provide free testing for any racer that competes in the aforementioned divisions on February 18 - 20, provided that they adhere to the following conditions. The racer must participate in a "Chicago Style" format on Saturday in which there will be three set sessions for runs. The first two attempts will determine the final round contestants, as the two quickest runs will qualify for the final round to determine the winner. The final round will be run during the third session. To qualify for the free testing, the racer must participate in all three days of the event.
Gates will open for the Saturday show beginning at 10 am with the first blast off at 11 and admission only $10.