Dodge charger and vice president of lend america, the official mortgage source of nhra. Aug 16, 2018 the new series will also feature amber balcaen, a thirdgeneration race car driver who left everything behind in canada to chase after her dream of making it in nascar. Mark damon, william campbell, luana anders, patrick magee. The sun had just set and it was a cold, chilly night at the strip at las vegas motor sports park. Justin ashley to make charlotte top fuel debut with new. Mike ashley has resurrected an ambitious bid for bhs which would see the sports direct billionaire save the stricken high street chain from the scrapheap. Mike ashley racing sold to don schumacher nitromater. Melanie troxel became interested in drag racing while working on cars for her fathers race team. The strutmasterssponsored driver finished more than 300 points in front of. Davis motorsports and driver justin ashley will make their nhra mello. Vt car chief rc2 ben e beshore york, pa race engineer 1 rc3. If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right. Brooks association with ashley dates back to 2008 when he worked on the funny car owned and driven by mike ashley.
He sells a partially funded team at near peak value to an owner that needs a blocker for the last two races. Milka duno, former naval engineer with four masters degrees, is a also a successful race car driver. May 05, 2018 this weekends race at atlanta dragway marks a significant milestone in the world of drag racing. Watch 334 marketings founder, mike ashley drive his 2007 nitro funny car from zero to 334 miles per hour in 4. Team shelby returns to the winners circle as mike ashley wins oreilly spring nationals.
Jun 16, 2009 music video by primus performing jerry was a race car driver. The first blow came two weeks ago when vastly popular funny car driver ashley force hood announced she would not race this year because shes. In 2016, amber made canadian history when she became the 1 st canadian female to win a nascar sanctioned race in the usa. Mike ashleys nitro funny car record setting 334 mph run. A day of testing is not inexpensive, with the costs of renting the track, fuel, tires, getting the car and crew to the track, and travel. Over the past twenty years, mike has become a notable figure in the nascar community. Ashley, a former racecar driver, pleaded guilty in 1993 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with numerous cases of mortgage fraud while employed by liberty mortgage banking ltd.
But for now, shes stuck driving an old mazda mini suv. Ashley, the son of former pro mod and funny car racer mike ashley, recently began racing in top dragster but early this year made his national event debut in top alcohol dragster in gainesville. In 2008, she moved from top fuel to funny car to join mike ashleys team. He is a 16time nhra and 1 time ahra funny car champion driver and a 21time champion car owner. Mike conways car goes airborne between the third and fourth turn in the last. Jul 23, 2019 mike ashley, a former pro modified and nhra u. After things settle down, mike ashley buys newer equipment from a distressed owner next year at pennies on the dollar.
Sep 30, 2019 mike tyson celebrates 420 with wake and bake, its a celebration. She was named individual sportswoman of the year 2006 by the womens sports foundation after becoming the first drive to appear in five consecutive championship finals that year. Arca menards series statistics 1979present only click on the year to see the standings for that year. The show gives a behind the scenes look at ashleys life as he balances his drag racing passion. Ashley family has a new beginning at zmax dragway this.
Cooper died from severe head and internal injuries after a highspeed racing accident. Melanie troxel is a drag racer, who has raced in top fuel, funny car and pro modified. Competing at 330mph in the nhra mello yello series. Robbie was on his way to a fourth championship when his career was cut short in a fatal accident in a usac sprint car event in winchester, indiana, on may 26, 1994. Mike ashley talks about his red light in houston, the current status of the mortgage business and lend america, his feelings about mourning eric medlen, and the importance of passover to him. Mike ashley, driver of the torco race fuels dodge charger rt, ran the tables at the torco race fuels northern nationals at knoll gas motorsports park in martin, michigan, posting the quickest and. The greatest allround racing driver leaves behind a hole in british sport bigger than we can expect to fill. When it comes to going after a really big dream there is one thing you. Ashley earned his most recent professional victory as a team owner in 2008, when melanie troxel earned the funny car crown. The new york native expertly piloted his rc race carsbuilt 2006 ford escort to. Mar 04, 2017 ashley alan cooper 11 july 1980 25 february 2008 was an australian race car driver. Top fuel rookie justin ashley hoping to influence top fuel. However, the first race he worked as an announcer was the nascar xfinity series fays 150 at watkins glen international in june 1992.
Hello and welcome to the fan page of ashley sanford, top fuel and top alcohol dragster driver in the nhra. May 22, 2018 indianapolis 500 race car driver mario andretti sits in his car during qualifications at the speedway in may 1987. Alonso fernando f1 driver alsup bill former race car driver amato joe drag driver ambrose marcos nascar driver andretti john nascar driver andretti marco racing driver andretti mario former racing driver andretti michael retired f1 driver angelelli max racing driver annett michael race car driver ashley mike racing driver. Natalie deckers 2016 race season didnt come to a close the way she hoped. He is the father of drag racers ashley force hood, brittany force, and courtney force. Sky sports sports news, transfers, scores watch live sport. Justin ashley enters the first eliminations round of his professional. Nascars bubba wallace throws drink in face of sick driver. Unlike most sports, where you can just pick up a ball and start practicing, having the ability to get behind the wheel of a race car between events is much more challenging. Ashley cooper fatal crash at adelaide 23 february 2008 v8. Nhra powerade funny car driver mike ashley will return to the familiar role of team owner driver and field his own nitro funny car team in 2007 with primary sponsorship from torco racing fuels, inc. Christine mcguinness sets pulses racing in a figurehugging. Lend america, vp barred from mortgage industry newsday.
Concord this weekend, justin ashley will make his nhra mello yello drag racing series debut at the ntk nhra carolina nationals at concords zmax dragway. Mike ashley defiant at mps grilling him on house of fraser takeover. In addition, ashley, uses his car racing career to promote the company. Driver of the advance auto parts chevy camaro ss funny car for the john force racing team. This is a category for racing drivers who were killed while driving a racing car, either in competition or during testing. Lend america exec michael ashley to be sentenced, a decade. Ashley frequently stars in lend americas late night infomercials. He was born in 1986 to mike and dorothy allgaier, two individuals with a passion for racing. Want to know how much money your favorite nascar, formula 1 or indy car driver makes in year.
In 2019, he will partner with mike vanderecken for another 410 assault. Spence quickly got the car to a lap of 163 mph 262 kmh, but early in the second lap, he misjudged his entry to turn one and collided heavily with the concrete wall. In honor of march being national womens history month, nascar. Mike harvey, says ashley commands attention even with limited experience, she has high potential to win. She won two of those races for don schumacher racing. Young allgaier climbed behind the wheel of his first race car, a quartermidget roadster, when he was just 5 years old. Making her second straight trip to new smyrna speedway fl for the 51 st annual governors cup, bad luck plagued the eagle river, wi driver and her nason motorsports team right from the get go. Mike neff 316 mph in the nhra drag racing 12022012 duration. Nc car chief rc4 mike d herman jr kannapolis, nc spotter rc5. He was also the series pro modified champion in 2004. Click on the number of races to see individual races for that year. It includes drivers who were killed immediately, as well as those who were not killed immediately but succumbed to their injuries some time later. The following year, a documentary to complement the book called greg moore a racers story, was narrated and hosted by actress ashley judd. Sir stirling moss special as sir jackie stewart, martin brundle, damon hill, johnny herbert, and simon lazenby discuss the legendary racing driver s amazing career, races.
Find out on the top 50 richest race car drivers list. Jimmie johnson is one of the richest nascar drivers of all time, and hes one of the most wellrecognized race car drivers in the world. Newly licensed top fuel driver justin ashley joined nhra. Justin ashley came to the nhras top fuel class with a wealth of information from father mike ashley, a multipletime funny car winner and twotime pro modified champion. Actually, he first started with the network in 1988 as a runner. Sports direct founder apologises for coronavirus actions. Whether they be racing on the track, working under the hood, spotting a race.
Sports direct founder mike ashley has apologised for illjudged and poorly timed emails to government and poor communications to employees and the. Nationals at indianapolis driving his selfowned gotham city racing team dodge charger. Mike ashley s nitro funny car record setting 334 mph run. As a spotter, he spent 11 seasons with matt kenseth in the sprint cup and nationwide series for a total of 36 combined series wins including two daytona 500s. Davis motorsports and driver justin ashley will make their nhra mello yello drag racing series debut at the ntk nhra carolina nationals with a new major sponsor and crew chief. Home racing race car driver ashley freiberg is the real deal. Mike bagley, turn announcerbooth announcer, has been with the motor racing network since 1992. Popular speed motorsports coverage driven by social media. Being a racecar driver is a fulltime job bmw car club of. Mar 23, 2020 mike ashley s frasers group, which includes sports direct and evans cycles, had written to all workers within 30 minutes of prime minister boris johnsons decision to shut down all nonessential. The 29 year old driver came to knoxville in 2008 having won a track title at east bay raceway park near his tampa, florida. Ashley adds a top fuel license to his amazing rookie.
It was there that he collected three straight usac national sprint car championships in 91, 92, and 93. Team shelby returns to the winners circle as mike ashley. Former nhra champion mike ashley sentenced in bank fraud case. Former nhra champion mike ashley sentenced in bank fraud. She had a breakout year in 2006, when while racing in top fuel, she became the first driver to appear in five championship finals consecutively. Ashley earned his most recent professional victory as a team owner in 2008, when melanie troxel earned the funny car crown at bristol. Mike ashleys sports direct to stay open in coronavirus. Big apples mortgage banker mike ashley races pro mod at. Mike ashley does not know if peter kenyon has the funds to complete a takeover. Schumacher and ashley are two of the smartest businessmen in drag racing.
Amber balcaen to compete in two super late model events for kbm click link above. However, his scheme explodes when his life is saved by this man, who is actually sensitive and misunderstood. A former race car driver turnedwriter decides to expose a ruthless, womanizing grand prix race driver in a book. Online docudrama star justin ashley makes memorable debut.102 342 1189 1155 794 1006 593 532 1283 17 443 38 1380 1026 312 456 1024 965 1320 1345 1091 1316 1109 527 68 1243 488 1143 328 1075 809 1253 632 1340 212