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ADRL Changes to Point System

March 21st, 2011 Comments off

The American Drag Racing League, the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing, has just recently announced that they will switch to a more conventional points system to determine World Championships. Furthermore, the addition of points has also come with the addition of higher payout winnings. With an incredible $356,000 points fund, the ADRL can now also be considered the richest doorslammer drag racing series in history. For the full story, Click Here.

ADRL 2011

March 17th, 2011 Comments off

It’s that time of year again, when the ADRL Series picks back up where it left off. Many of the stars will be back again this year for what will surely prove to be another action packed season.

The Titan Scion will be back, sporting some new livery. In our last 3 seasons with the camo colors, we campaigned the Scion in all 10 events. This year however we are taking a slightly different approach. With the way the series is set up, it is not necessary to race every race for a chance at the Battle for The Belts. With this said, we will be running a limited schedule this year, with our opening race being at Palm Beach International, in our home state. For all the race fans, definitely check out the ADRL season opening Dragpalooza VII in Baytown, TX, and join Titan for the Safety-Kleen Spring Drags II for Titan’s first race of the season. Check out the schedule for the 2011 season below. We’ll see you at the races!

MARCH 25-26: ADRL CarSafe Dragpalooza VII presented by LenMar Motorsports; Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, TX.

APRIL 15-16: ADRL Safety-Kleen Spring Drags II; Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL.

MAY 6-7: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA.

MAY 20-21: Memphis International Raceway, Memphis, TN.

JUNE 17-18: ADRL Hardee’s Independence Drags V; Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, KS.

JULY 15-16: ADRL Ford Drive One Summer Drags VII; U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI.

AUG. 12-13: ADRL Speedtech U.S. Drags IV; Virginia Motorsports Park, Petersburg, VA.

SEPT. 9-10: ADRL Simpson Dragstock VIII; Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, NC

SEPT. 23-24: ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags V; Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH.

OCT. 21-22: LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VII; Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX

ADRL LenMar World Finals – Battle for the Belts

October 25th, 2010 Comments off

This weekend Titan Motorsports participated in the ADRL LenMar World Finals as well as the 2010 Battle for the Belts in Dallas Texas. We pick up the action with the Battle for the Belts’ first round of action. In the first round, Gary White and the Titan Motorsports Scion had a bye run, since the Team finished first in points for the year. Although Gary didn’t race an opponent, he was still racing this round to qualify for the LenMar World Finals. In round 1 he ran a 3.954 at 187.76mph. This run just barely beat out Todd Moyer’s first run winning time of 3.955, giving White the lane choice against him in round 2. In round 2 Gary cut a great reaction time and was able to just squeeze out Moyer with a 3.957 against Todd’s 3.990. In the third and final round it was Gary White vs. Dan Millen. Gary got a good jump, but Dan had the lead by halftrack, and took the win. Congratulations to Dan Millen and his team on the win!

Besides the Battle for the Belts, there was another race going on in ADRL this weekend, the LenMar World Finals. In round 1 of qualifying, Gary and the Scion ran against Dan Millen. White had problems early and had to back off of the throttle. Millen ran a very quick 3.853 at 200.11mph to take the win. In round 2 Team Titan raced against Steven Benoit. This time the Scion was running strong, laying down a 3.995 at 186.69 vs. Benoit’s 4.774. The third round was the first round of the Battle of the Belts, where Team Titan ran a 3.954 to bump the Scion to the #3 qualifying position.

Unfortunately, the rain moved in and the race was canceled (no surprise here). So once again there will be more ADRL races to be made up. This one however will be finished with the season opener next March.

Stay tuned to our Blog for all the lastest off-season news and updates on the XTF Scion.

NEW 3 Second Club Shirts!!

October 14th, 2010 Comments off

We just got our first batch of the new Titan Motorsports 3 Second Club t-shirts!! Join Titan Motorsports in celebrating our historic 3 second run in the 1/8 mile. Titan was the 4th car to join the ADRL Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club and the first ever import to do so.

In anticipation of the ADRL Battle of the Belts, we are offering these at a special price of $14.99 shipped in the U.S. and 24.99 internationally. The shirts are already going fast, so get yours while supplies last.

Check out the video of Titan’s first 3 second pass at the ADRL Georgia Drags IV:

ADRL Dragstock & Ohio Drags Results

September 27th, 2010 Comments off

This past weekend was the 4th annual ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags, which also held host to the canceled ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII, in Norwalk Ohio. After rain had delayed the Simpson Dragstock, the race was continued in Ohio. We pick up the action in Ohio.

Coming off of a #3 qualifier (3.92 @ 185.69mph) at the Dragstock VII, The Titan Scion was finally ready for Friday’s elimination runs. The first round drew L.J. Wood Jr. Wood had a great light and led until about the 330 foot mark, where Gary proceeded to run him down to win by over a car length. In the second round Team Titan was set to run against long time rival Billy Glidden. Gary and Billy have been battling back and forth for the better part of 2 years now and it is always “anyone’s race” when these two line up. White had a great light, but Glidden was on a role, and posted his second 3 second pass in a row to take the win against Gary’s 4.098.

After Friday’s make up race, Saturday began the Ohio Drags eliminations. The competition has really been stepping up this weekend and even qualifying was the quickest in XTF history. The Titan Scion was able to qualify #5 with a 4.098 @ 184.67mph. In the first rounds of eliminations Titan was up against sandy Wilkins. Wilkins left the line first, but Gary quickly made the ground up to grab the win. Between rounds, Titan opted for a quick motor change to try and swing the tide. In round 2 Gary and Team Titan would once again be up against Billy Glidden. Glidden, riding the “3-second train” blasted out another 3.99 to edge out Gary’s 4.09. Chuck Ulsch would later win the event.

Next on the ADRL race schedule will be the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals, at Texas Motorplex, in Ennis texas. We’ll see you at the races!

Rain In Rockingham

September 14th, 2010 Comments off

In an unfortunate turn of events, steady rain moved in on Saturday afternoon and forced the postponement of ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII at Rockingham Dragway.

Team Titan had made some good passes in qualifying, as did many of the other XTF cars. Currently, the Titan Scion sits in 3rd place, after a 3.972 @ 185.69mph pass.

The ADRL’s biggest and most prestigious race will have to be completed in two weeks at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, which is also the site of the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags IV on Sept. 24-25. For more info, check out ADRL’s website. We’ll see you at the races!

Titan Picks Up Win In St. Louis

August 16th, 2010 Comments off

With the past few ADRL events being double-headers, it is hard to believe that all this action is being packed into one weekend… again. It’s almost getting difficult to keep up with what races are what, who has qualified, and which races are raced which days. So, here is the rundown for Titan’s August 6-7th ADRL weekend.

Friday was the make-up day for the Independence Drags held in Topeka last month. The Scion qualified #1 for this race, with a 3.986 at 185.61mph, so the crew was eager to finish it off strong. Round one of eliminations was a bye run so we’ll pick things up in the second. In round two, Gary lines up with Judd Coffman. Coffman ended up rolling the beam, Gary ended up super loose, but at the end, it was the Scion that moved on. In round 3 it was Dustin Miller’s turn to dance, but it was Gary White and the Titan Scion that was to set the tune. Miller got a big starting line advantage, but ran into problems down the track. The Scion blasted down the track with a 4.047 at 184.02, posting the fastest time of the day. In the finals, Titan was set to face-off with Jeff Naiser. Gary blasted out of the gate first and never looked back. Naiser ran into some trouble half way down the track and had to shut it off. The Scion posted another fast time of the day with a 4.003 at 185.79. Although these wins may not have been in the most glorious fashion, it does attest to the hard work of the Titan crew, keeping the car consistent and virtually trouble free, earning another #1 qualifier and podium finish.

The second race of the weekend was the Hardees Gateway Drags. After four rounds of qualifying, it was Spiro Pappas that claimed the top qualifier, with Titan in the #2 spot. Round one was once again a matchup of White and Coffman. White left strong and finished strong with a 4.047 at 184.04mph. Coffman was up in smoke as soon as he let the clutch out. Round two pitted Gary against Dan Millen. Millen had the starting line advantage but Gary and the Scion made up the difference quick, posting a 4.110 to Dan’s 4.292. In the third round vs. Chuck Ulsch, Gary threw down a quick 4.012 to Chuck’s 4.029, but it was all in vain, as the Scion tripped the red light as it left a fraction of a second too early.

Despite the disappointing ending, it was still a good weekend for the Titan Crew. The car was fast, and performed consistently. In the end, you win some, and you lose some. That’s racing. Look for the Titan Crew to be on the “win some” side of things as the Scion returns to Rockingham Dragway for the ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII in Rockingham NC. We’ll see you at the races!

Titan Drag Illustrated Cover Story

August 13th, 2010 Comments off

A few weeks ago we posted that Titan was to be featured on the cover of Drag Illustrated. Well the magazine has hit newstands, but if you dont have the time or the cash to go pick one up, you can check out the online version for free. Enjoy.

Titan Desktop…For You.

August 5th, 2010 Comments off

We made something for you. Our XTF Scion has been tearing up the scene in ADRL and we thought we’d share with you. Enjoy.


ADRL Texas Double Header

July 28th, 2010 Comments off

As if running a double header weekend wasn’t going to heat things up as it is, the weather in Texas decided to contribute in this department as well, bringing track temps as high as 150*F! The weekend’s festivities began with the completion of the canceled ADRL Dragpalooza VI from back in March. As things stood, we were to resume our #3 qualifying position ran in March, with all elimination races to count toward qualifying for the Texas Drags, to be held the very next day.

The first elimination round for Dragpalooza had Gary White lined up against Patrick Collins. The Scion spun off the line, and Collins shook. Gary tried to reel him in but left a rod on the track in the process, ending in a first round elimination right off the bat. Not exactly the result Team Titan imagined going into the weekend. But that’s racing.

The first round of Dragpalooza eliminations was also the beginning of qualifying runs for the Texas Drags, a round the Team would soon like to forget. After a replacement motor was fitted, the crew was ready and determined to make up the lost ground. The second and third qualifying runs were more like test runs, where the crew just eased into things, making sure everything on the new motor was running soundly. On these “test runs”, Gary managed a 4.512 at 166.83mph to make sure the team stayed in the runnings. Then in the final qualifying session, Titan turned it up, throwing down a solid 4.131 at 183mph to claim the #2 spot going into eliminations.

The first round of eliminations pitted the Scion against H.T. Wilson. Wilson flinched and Gary got a free pass to round two. The second round had Titan lined up against Todd Moyer, a highly anticipated match up, as both teams have been running strong as of late. In the end it was Gary and the Scion that prevailed, running a 4.113 at 183.57mph, the quickest of all elimination runs. In round three, it was Jeff Naiser who stood between the Scion and the final round. Naiser left early, but it didn’t matter. Gary was determined to get to the finals again and ran a 4.103 at 184.85 with a .001 light!

The finals look unsurprisingly familiar, with Gary White’s Scion once again going up against the likes of Billy Glidden. Billy had been tough all weekend and put down some good runs. Gary, after the motor swap, had also been progressively getting quicker approaching the final round. With the two cars lined up and the lights dropping, Gary got a little excited and left early, handing Glidden his second win of the weekend.

Wow, what a weekend. Between the heat of the track and the heat of the compition, coupled with the implication of a double header, it has been quite a weekend of racing. Team Titan will inevitably be testing and tuning in the weeks to come, hoping to dial in the new set-up before heading to St. Louis on August 6-7th for the Gateway Drags III. We’ll see you at the races!

*Photos courtesy of Chris Harrington