STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels will be right in the middle of the 4×4 and off-road action this summer at the popular 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, a three-weekend series that kicks off May 19 at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio. 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals offer an action-packed weekend of monster trucks, 4x4s, off-road parts and accessories, and related events including drags, mud bogs, burnout contest, UTV shootout and Miss 4-Wheel Jamboree pageant.
Mickey Thompson is the main sponsor of the event’s Mickey Thompson Tires Tough Trucks Challenge, and supports other exciting happenings such as the monster truck competition, show ‘n shine, manufacturers’ midway and more. The family-friendly weekends attract off-road fans from across the state and region who come to watch the competitions, show off their own 4x4s and see the latest parts and accessories.
Stevie “Fast” Jackson shocked the Pro Mod field taking the top spot for the first time in the J&A Service NHRA pro mod series. NHRA announcer Brian Lohnes caught up with him in the pits to get the scoop and ask him about all the internet chatter that has popped up.
For the first time the Texas-based redemption was invited to race at a NHRA Nationals event at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. Kenjo Kelley whipped the eight-car field and took home the win.
NHRA Pro Mod driver Bob Rahaim gets out of the groove and hits both guardwalls at the 2017 NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. Rahaim was evaluated by onsite emergency staff and was released.
The Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs class also featured a lot of great side-by-side racing, including the final round, where Chuck Phelps bagged his first national event win at the expense of multitime division champ Kyle Seipel. Phelps got off the starting line first by a slim margin, .001 to .006, and held on for the win with a 6.603 on his 6.57 dial while Seipel was .013-second behind with a 6.941 on his 6.90 dial.
Dean Hall’s win in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs was a thing of beauty that was highlighted by a rare perfect run in round two. Hall was never worse than .012 on the Tree as he drove his Korbel-backed Corvette to his third national event title. In the final, Hall defeated the red-hot Ed Olpin with a .006 light and a 7.295 on his 7.26 dial.
This one’s going to hurt some feelings..he ripped out the 572 cubic-inch big block and replaced it with a…183 cubic inch INLINE 6! Whoa! The infamous Toyota 2JZ is the new power plant for this 1973 C3 Corvette, and it has definitely earned the 1320video stamp of approval! Capable of mid 7 second passes..we can say this motor swap is 100% justified.
It was sure hard watching this sweet Blown 32 Ford get into the guardrail at the Kansas International Dragway ‘No Prep Mayhem’ event. Luckily the damage was minimal and the car should be back out soon.