Archive for Month: November 2018

Quickest and fastest run of race day foils Scott Palmer’s dreams of a Pomona win

  POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11) — After posting a career-best pass of 3.726 seconds at 326.95 mph during qualifying for Sunday’s 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Scott Palmer was dreaming big heading into race day. Unfortunately, his first-round opponent was eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher, who ran his best […]

CatSpot’s Scott Palmer posts career-best run to close out NHRA Finals qualifying in style

  POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10) — Scott Palmer knows NHRA’s three-month off-season goes by quick as teams prepare for next year. He also knows that break can feel substantially better if his CatSpot Organic Cat Litter Top Fuel dragster team finishes its current campaign on a high note, which is […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. tallies career-best sixth low qualifier award of ’18 with impressive final run

  POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10) — With six world championships and 80 career wins, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is known far more for his winning ways on race day than his prowess during qualifying sessions. But he has added mightily to that second category this season, which he capped Saturday with […]

Top Fuel pro Scott Palmer hopes win on the water translates to success on the drag strip

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 8) — The victory Top Fuel pilot Scott Palmer has been chasing all year finally came last weekend at the season finale of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series event in Phoenix. Now he’s hoping his team’s success on the water translates to the concrete and […]

Shane Conway anxious for another Pomona victory, this time as a driver

  POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 6) — Shane Conway knows his way to the winner’s circle at Auto Club Raceway, having visited there in 2010 when he tuned Mike Manners to the Top Alcohol Dragster title of the annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. This time through, he hopes to return to […]

Still plenty to race for in Pomona, says five-time Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr.

  POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 5) — Currently ranked second in the Pro Stock championship points, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro are mathematically alive in the title hunt. But entering the race 140 points off the lead, and even factoring in the points-and-a-half to be awarded […]

Country star Travis Meadows to perform at 2019 ‘Bejeweled’ fundraiser

  HOUSTON (Nov. 5) — Guests attending the 2019 Bejeweled event benefitting the Center for Success and Independence (TCSI) will be entertained by star musician Travis Meadows, the country music sensation whose latest hit, “Better Boat,” sung by Kenny Chesney, is soaring up the Billboard charts. “We are thrilled and […]

Houston Biotech firm aims to eliminate 600 billion cups deposited in landfills each year

  HOUSTON (Nov.1) — Houston-based BioCapital Holdings has undertaken a huge effort to eliminate the environmental consequences of an estimated 600 billion single-use, to-go cups and containers that end up in landfills around the world each year. Hoping to secure a grant funded by Starbucks and McDonald’s, among other industry […]