Happy 60th birthday Al! Your story is quite amazing and I am so grateful that God was looking out for you from the very beginning...and allowed our paths to cross that evening in Sioux Center Iowa. I love you...and am looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you!
Good afternoon ORP nation. With opening weekend just a couple weeks away, who's been in the garage? New builds this year? Updates, new racers? Post up some pictures of new cars, updates etc. Also if your a new racer and new to the track and our FB page...WELCOME!
Saturday June 16
Registration and tech starts at SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend Kansas at 9:00 followed by racing from 3-9
Sunday June 17
Monday June 18
Racing at Heartland Motorsports Park Topeka Kansas 9am-3pm
Tuesday June 19
Racing from 3pm -9pm at Ozark Raceway Park Rogersville MO
Wednesday June 20
Thursday June 21
Racing 9am -3pm at Thunder Valley Raceway Noble Oklahoma
Friday June 22
Racing at SRCA Dragstrip Great Bend KS 3pm-9pm followed by awards ceremony
BIG NEWS ORP NATION.......Just a little teaser for everybody about a newly added event for 2018. Rocky Mountain Race Week will be coming to ORP on the evening of June 19th. This is a five day travelling event in which the cars drive from Great Bend Raceway to Heartland Park Topeka to Ozark Raceway Park to Thunder Valley Dragway and back to Great Bend Raceway. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE DAY #3!!!!! No shameless name dropping here, but Matt Frost, Doug Cline, Larry Larson, and a multitude of other players of this game are on the list of attendees. Be sure to check this event out on their Facebook Page! More info to follow on this as we lock down the details but mark your calenders now Race Fans!
HEADS UP ORP NATION.......March 3rd is only 5 weeks away!! We are excited to get going on the new season and have some cool new stuff in store. We have talked a little bit about Pure Street, the new BEGINERS bracket that will be ran during All Parts Auto Salvage Races as well as No Box being added too. Keep your eyes open as we start another new game to be played at TnT or during Midnight Drags called Chip Racing. The premise of this is to buy your chips at the gate, use them to bet with your grudge racing buddies in the lanes, then spend them at ORP or cash them in at the end of the night.......I see some big money winners in the future here! Also calendars to be out soon, we will announce here where to pick them up. Get out to the garage and get your stuff together folks!
What a tribute to Neal Chance (and many would argue one of the greatest minds in automatic transmission/converter technology) and one of ORP's greatest competitors and successful racers Showtime Don! Shown here with his "Nealy" he won for being a 2017 Champion, holding it close and guarded! 😍
You might not know, but Don's Nealy is a traveling Nealy........
Hey ORP Nation, can we help some friends out?
We are currently hunting a reasonably priced 1963 Impala 2dr. We say reasonably priced since we are only looking for a clean roof and quarters, with a VIN plate and title.
What's out there? What y'all got for sale?
Off season antics
All of you southerners are worked up about a little sleet and snow.......LETS GO DRAG RACING!
Perfect racing weather... SNOW AND ICE!!
Merrill Ice Drags in Merrill, Wisconsin were founded in 1965 so local men and women could cont...inue to have automobile-style drag racing fun during the winter months. In 1970 the sport became more competitive and well known. At that time the club became Incorporated. 5 decades later, a new web site, Facebook Page and record spectator attendance continue to make this event a success!