It has been 3 years, almost to the day, since the Russell Motorsports team made the decision to add a Nostalgia Funny Car to the line-up. Building a brand new funny car from the ground up has been an up-hill battle from day 1, and has presented a totally different list of challenges than the team is used to.
This past weekend, the team was able to enjoy the rewards of their hard work when the 1976 Mustang II Funny Car made it's first ever trips down the drag strip as a part of the Annual Dover Drags Nostalgia Reunion at Lebanon Valley Dragway.
Top 10 At Fonda Speedway
Russell Motorsports came out swinging in their first event of 2015. Jami posted an impressive 2nd place in his heat race, and hung on for a top 10 finish in the A-main. The team was happy to be in the mix after being away from the track for a number of seasons. With a few small adjustments, the crew is definitely feeling like they can build on these results.
Congrats to Josh Pieniazek on his first win of 2015. Jami and Josh worked closely over the winter to dial in his new chassis and it appears to be paying off!
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Russell Motorsports Heads To Fonda Speedway With CRSA
Russell Motorsports has spent much of the last two seasons on the side-lines. Apart from a couple of trips to Australia, the last presence on a race track from Russell Motorsports was in 2013 for an All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 race.
Russell Motorsports returns to the race track this Wednesday Night, May 13th with a visit to Fonda Speedway with the CRSA Sprint Series. Jami will pilot the Bob Russell Racing Engine powered Beaberbuilt 305 Sprint Car around what he considers his "home" track. Jami has not competed with CRSA since winning the season opener back in 2008.
Pit gates open at 4 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5 PM and heat races rolling off at 7 PM. Along with the CRSA Sprints, a 60 lap Sportsman event and open practice is on the card for the night.
Jake Gomola Scores At Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
Jake Gomola took his Bob Russell Racing Engine powered 305 Sprint car to Victory Lane Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series. Congratulations to Jake and crew. Release from Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series below!