She also currently races in the nhra pro modified class. The only problem is i dont want to stay out here until im not competitive or not winning, smith said. Tricky ricky scores nhra pro mod win drag illustrated. Larry grayson smith june 2, 1942 august 12, 1973, born in lenoir, north carolina, united states, was a nascar driver. In fact, the adjuster is built into the tang the industry term for the locking tab, which is located just two inches from the cam locks center. Enders has won three championships in the pro stock class of the nhra mello yello drag racing series and she continues to drive fulltime in that class. One of the biggest names in nhra pro mod racing and the most successful driver in the class wont be in las vegas this weekend. Sundayround 1 pro stock left lane first 1996 nhra mac tools gatornationals by joe brake number driver rt e. Ricky smith became our first winner of the nhra season yesterday when he powered through the field, claiming the wally.
It was the second of two major honors bestowed upon the king, north carolina, resident in 2007, and significant. After teaming up with troy humphrey, smith earned no. Oct 10, 2019 king, nc popular pro stock motorcycle rider angie smith has announced plans to compete on a matt smith racing buell vtwin in 2017 and beyond. Nhra top sportsman racing series driver randy alexander died on saturday after crossing the finish line during the first round of eliminations at the nhra southern nationals. However, year after year the softspoken goodlettsville, tenn. Get nhra driver rickie smith s career highlights, bio, stats and latest news.
Nhra top sportsman series mourns loss of driver randy. He would go on to run three more races that year, acquiring one topten finish. A cottonpickin cold has twotime and reigning nhra pro modified champion rickie smith stopped up and coughing this winter. Their new integrated cam lock restraint places the belt adjusters centrally, where theyre easily located, loosened, and tightened. Frank has run a successful team for five years, winning nhra national and divisional events, setting track. Tricky rickie smith has finally decided to call it quits as a driver, announcing that he will step out of the drivers seat at the. The real pro mod rpm association was created by pro mod team owners and drivers to preserve and promote the future of these amazing spectacles of drag racing. Rickie smith finished up an impressive weekend at world wide. To secure sponsorship so the nhra pro mod drag racing series can continue. May 09, 2018 nhra drivers and fans are mourning the loss of a talented driver following a fatal crash last weekend at atlanta dragway. Jul 04, 2018 ricky mast has a famous last name, but hes not involved in nascar unless it comes to his podcast. Otherwise, he said, hes ready to tangle with a bear or a monkey.
Rickey vernon smith is a fedex worker facing a murder charge for allegedly pulling out a knife and stabbing a father of five in a road rage incident that left the man dead smith. Rickie smith is the pro mod king of kansas speed sport. In 1965, joe and his 65 a990 plymouth won the top stock world championship. First round, he went up against steven whiteley and posted a 5. Mar 14, 2012 veteran pro mod driver rickie smith raced to his first career victory in the nhra pro mod drag racing series presented by procare rx monday during the raindelayed tire kingdom nhra gatornationals presented by. Smith, the 2007 and 20 nhra psm world champion, confirmed he will be competing in nhras pro stock motorcycle class in 2017.
Tricky rickie smith opens up on las vegas pro mod withdrawal. Rickie smith and lizzy musi to team up for title bid at. Smith began 1997 running nhra pro stock, however half way through the year smith decided to return to his roots, the ihra, where he would, yet again, try his hand at a new class, pro modified. He won the nhra division 4 championship title in 1964, 1965, and 1966. When you fool with that much horsepower and that short a wheel base car youre still not sure what that. Search for an individual driver using the search box to the right. Smith, who has raced only part time in recent years, made the decision primarily to devote more time to his business smith titanium. Rickie smith gets his first win of the season youtube. Joe smith 2014 inductee joe began racing max wedge plymouths for fenner tubbs out of lubbock, texas, in 1963.
Rickie smith rightfully earned the nickname tricky. Smith made history in the process, becoming the first nhra driver to win backtoback pro mod world championships. Smith s car and those he oversees, and the turbo cars that petty tunes have been the nhra s perennial frontrunners, duking it out for the title year after year. To provide input to nhra on rule changes to achieve parity between the. Tricky ricky smith wins nhra seasonopener in gainesville. To set the stage for this slogan, the multitime pro modified and mountain motor pro stock champion can now add to his list of unlikely victories one which includes a. After five ihra championships, smith moved into the more competitive word of nhra drag racing. Smith victorious in nhra pro mod at charlotte drag. Rickie smith gets loose at the finish line and has awful looking crash with pete farber during the second round of pro modified qualifying. Larry smith, born in lenoir, north carolina, was a former nascar driver. But its just the most prestigious, most competitive, most difficult, most exciting event in dirt late model racing. Ned walliser nhra s technical director told me at the end of the year, the rules are fine. Oct 30, 2008 are you ready music by stephen pearcy highlite footage of tuttle motorpsorts nhra top fuel dragster 2008 and othrnhra drivers.
Andrew smith racing career profile driver database. Get nhra driver matt smith s career highlights, bio, stats and latest news. Erica enders continues strong start, rolls to impressive pro stock win in phoenix from drag illustrated it didnt take long for the defending pro stock world champion to reach the winners circle in 2020. Smith took nearly all 7seconds to stage his car to try and shake dillard, but ending up fighting some nasty tire shake as dillard went straight down the track with a 5.
Nov 23, 2011 after more than 15 years of starting the countdown to 14,000 plus horsepower thundering down the quarter mile, rick the iceman stewart is hanging up his hat as nhra official starter. He said he didnt see but fourtofive thousandths of a second difference, not hundredths between these cars. If you add up all the other decent paying pro mod races like. The following graph shows the change in the driverdb rating of andrew smith over time since january. Smith competed fiercely in the nhra, with 1996 marking the high point in his nhra endeavor. Click the driver tab at the top of the table to sort by last name. Threetime nhra pro mod champ rickie smith is set to team with tuner steve petty for a new turbo program in 2019. The race is the eighth of 10 races in 20 for nhras popular 250mph doorslammer touring series. Rickie smith mountain motor pro stock legend competition plus. Nhra official starter rick stewart to hang up hat hemmings. Stan smith now owns, drives and is the crew chief of the outlaw pro mod 41 willys named unsatisfied. Rickie smith has a message for the rulesmakers of nhra pro modified.
He amazed many as he had not spoken a word about it to anyone but very close friends. Erica enders continues strong start, rolls to impressive pro stock win in phoenix. You know that kind which suggests, if youre rickie smith you make the improbable probable, its just what you do. John smith career overview years in numbers the following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the career details further below on the page. Smith will campaign a proline hemipowered 1967 ford mustang with bahrain 1 backing. Tuttle motorsports nhra 2008 steve torrence driver youtube. The winningest driver in nhra history, the 16time nhra funny car. The johnsons are throwbacks to the early years of pro stock, a category created by the nhra in 1970 as its third pro division after the top fuel dragster and. Kazuhiko nagata, japan racing mechanic paul smith, english drift driver. The nhra drug down one side and back up mine with the tire rotator.
He was so laid off the starting line that his lower last time of the event. Smith is the most decorated driver in the ihra pro stock series and after a year hiatus in pro stock. Erica endersstevens official site of nhra pro stock. Rickie smith teams with petty, proline for 67 mustang. My current favorite driver is ron capps fc dsr close followed by robert hight fc jfr for top fuel today antron brown tf dsr, but my money in tf is on steve torrence capco team pm tricky ricky smith is a long time favorite too newest favorite is stevie fast jackson in promod prostock procamaro class bo butner kbsummit racing team. Thats what ricky is here to discuss as he shares insight into how he got his dad, former driver rick mast, to share stories from his career, what ricky remembers from growing up in the sport, the. Smith s victory was his third of the season and seventh of his nhra pro mod career. Like rickie smith racing and idg racing to follow our driving adventures.
Rockingham if reigning pdra champion rickie smith is going to win his third straight race at rockingham dragway, it wont be behind the wheel of the idg camaro in which he won the nhra pro. Rickie smith has chosen not to race at the annual nhra pro mod finale at the strip at las vegas motor speedway, citing a number of reasons. Nhra pro mod racer smith still searching for answers after crash. One of only 16 women in the nhras 65year history to have won a drag race at the professional level, smith is the wife of twotime world champion matt smith, who will continue to serve as her crew chief and compete himself. Threetime nhra pro mod champion rickie smith took delivery of his gorgeous new 67 mustang on friday evening. Find the best selection of ricky smith at guaranteed low prices. After one round of qualifying at the delaware 1st state championship, a round of the nhra lucas oil drag racing series, top alcohol dragster driver cliff bozzelli and top alcohol funny car pilot frank manzo were in the no. On saturday, september 29, rickie smith stood at the starting line at maryland international raceway and wiped away a tear as thousands of appreciate ihra fans acknowledged his selection as torcos s no. Pro mod champ rickie smith ready to rock again dragzine. Id always been a richard petty fan and when i got the stp sponsorship, a threeyear deal back in 90, 91 and 92, we took the number 43 and just kind of stuck with it since then, smith explains while relaxing in his race shop office just a couple of weeks after clinching this years nhra title with one race left on the schedule. Nhra starter rick stewart to retire following aaa finals in.
Fast footage of me running the new camaro in bradenton, florida after pri. Ricky smith, nascar gifts and more at guaranteed low prices. February 24th, 2020 comments off on drag illustrated. Brett smith born 11 may 1992 is a british racing driver currently competing in the mini challenge uk and the british touring car championship for eurotech racing. Nov 10, 2011 nhra chief starter rick stewart, who has had the best seat in the house between a pair of 7,000 horsepower top fuel dragsters and literally tens of thousands of other race vehicles over the last 15 years, will hang up his iconic straw hat at the conclusion of this weekends auto club nhra finals in pomona. Richardson, arguably the most talented sportsman driver ever, is. Whites pit stop is your online high performance and customizing superstore. Nhra drivers listing the nhra, the largest auto racing organization in the world. Those who know doorslammer icon rickie smith believe theres a geico commercial in his future. Get nhra driver rickie smiths career highlights, bio, stats and latest news. Detailed karting statistics not covered by driver database. He is currently the all time winningest ihra stock eliminator driver and the 1996 ihra stock world champion.
Rons strategy is to apply aerospace technology and practices to all forms of motorsports. Tricky ricky smith was waiting for dillard in round 2 with his nitrous powered 2012 camaro. Rickie smith has proved to be in a league of his own no matter what kind of drag racing he is doing. Veteran team ownerdriver rickie smith received the 2019 mike aiello spirit of drag racing award sunday morning before eliminations at the nhra carolina nationals at zmax dragway. Smith will team with tuner steve petty to campaign a turbo car for the first time in 2019.
Ron smith motorsports ron has been racing top fuel since 1972 with an additional 10 years of class drag racing experience. Curtis smith is a secondgeneration american semiretired drag racer. Home view races sales pricing about the photos edit cart view cart contact us feedback bio cool sites zodiac zone bring em back alive. In this episode of storytellers the tentime professional drag racing champion tells the story about the time he. Running his first event in years at budds creek, md, smith would once again prove he is a force to be reckoned with, when he went on to win the entire event. Veteran pro mod driver rickie smith raced to his first career victory in the nhra pro mod drag racing series presented by procare rx monday during the raindelayed tire kingdom nhra gatornationals presented by. This weekends pro mod racing, presented by jerry bickel race cars, is the first of 12 events this season. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter mile in under six. Rickie smith drove to victory monday during the e3 spark plugs nhra pro mod drag racing series portion of the menards nhra heartland nationals. Uniselects auto service plus and sax brands will provide sponsorship of 24yearold funny car driver blake alexander for a 12race 20 schedule that will begin at the nhra mello yello drag racing series east coast openerthe amalie oil nhra gatornationals, march 1417 at autoplus raceway at gainesville. While hes driving the turbo mustang this weekend in topeka, and next weeks stop in bristol, he plans to rent the car to canadian justin bond for.
Ten championships prove hes more than reached the pinnacle of success. Rickie smith tops 2016 nhra pro mod points racing news. Jtg daugherty racing is an american professional stock car racing team that currently. Best friends earl smith and bobby warren compete in their first nhra national event in daytona beach, florida. Glidden, of whiteland, indiana, was one of the most prolific builders and drivers the. A man who would find a way to win, rickie smith traveled the long, hard path to being a drag racing legend. Jul 22, 2018 john force may be 69 years old, but sunday he proved he is still a major force to reckon with in nhra funny car competition. Just for the record, hes 11 against nasty circus monkeys. Stan is known as 007 as he built the willys in secret. Racing regularly since 1989 in the nhra, smith has never finished lower the th in the points.
Ford racing icon and 10time nhra pro stock champion bob glidden passed away december 17 at the age of 73. Smith was the first ihra sportsman driver to win 3 national events in a row in 1985. Smith was escorted into the cleveland county sheriffs office for an interview with sbi and kings mountain police department. If youre going to listen to music during your car ride, dont let an outdated audio system bring down your experience. As far as rivalries in nhra pro modified go, smith and petty have been right at the center of one of its finest. Nhras matt smith to race polarisbacked entry in gainesville. Rickie smith wrapped up the nhra pro mod title this past weekend at gateway motorsports park in illinois and subsequently announced his retirement from the sport he has dominated at times over the years.
Being selected to replace a driver of dannys caliber is an honor, nothstein stated. Smith, who was born in pennsylvania, and is the son of popular racing driver steve smith, first made a name for himself on the central pennsylvania scene before racing many seasons with the world of outlaws. Erica lee enders born october 8, 1983 in houston, texas is an american drag racing driver. Turn the sound up because you can hear all the gear changes clear as day. Weve been providing audio systems for cars and homes since 1977.
Rickie smith unveils new bickelbuilt nhra pro mod 67 mustang. Impact racings integrated cam lock restraint ensures. Threetime nhra pro modified world champion rickie smith is making preparations to campaign for the first time in his long and illustrious racing career a turbocharged car in 2019. Ricky smith became our first winner of the nhra season yesterday when he powered through the field, claiming the wally sunday afternoon.1441 910 428 277 944 1045 188 800 376 1350 795 942 230 1193 452 1147 1296 569 1412 951 464 88 635 267 1033 814 88 977 1365 757 979 1335 1489 811 931 1394 955 1334 1328 1275 120 109 580 529 534 1246 614 77