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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She speaks the TRUTH!!... Nobody else on the web possesses the ability to speak the Truth, and 'TELL IT LIKE IT REALLY IS' the way she does!!-- Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media-- Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's Blog gives you a daily does of TRUTH and REALITY with HEART... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page NOW!!-- Be sure YOU check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?-- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact ... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you... TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire.

Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were on a covert celestial assignment for the Heavenly Drag Racing Association. They teleported to a Super Stock event situated in a 1960s time warp, snooping to investigate if a drag strip in an alternative universe is functioning as a corrupt front for a sinister seafood poaching operation. It's a twisted strip existing in a New England based wormhole, hovering in an obscure parallel portal of the drag racing afterlife. Our crew brought along a '64 aluminum hemi-powered Plymouth Belvedere with them during teleportation... "This place smells weird." said Sebastian, "There's a scent of burning rubber mixed with seafood smells."... "That's a clue there is indeed something 'fishy' going on here." responded leader Larry Lamb with distinguished demeanor.... "Let's get our car over to tech inspection." blurted Fred The Wrench... "I'm glad I wore my double-stitch dungarees" interjected Maria, "I fit in just right with what all the other gals are wearing at this weird strip."...

Our crew arrive at tech along with other Super Stockers. A  sloppy official who reeks of low-tide odors approaches our team, "Hey, I ain't ever seen you folks here before. My name's Blowfish Billy, 'cause my face resembles a blowfish. I'm the tech inspector"...  As the clam-scented cretin gives the Belvedere a once over, it's apparent that Billy's pockets are overstuffed with soggy clams and oysters... Larry politely says "I can't help notice that your pockets are filled with seafood."... "What's it to ya??" comes back Blowfish Billy in a less than cordial manner... "Oh, I don't know," replies Larry, in an attempt to sound naive and unassuming, "we might be interested in purchasing some seafood to bring home and cook up after we win this race."... Blowfish Billy peers directly into Larry Lamb's eyes and says, "You out-of towners best focus on trying to make it past first round, and put the idea of anything to do with seafood out of your busybody, nosy minds!!!"... "I get it, Billy. We'll mind our own business." replies Larry...  Blowfish Billy then adds, "Your Belvedere looks structurally sound. You strangers pass tech inspection today. You all better get it up to the lanes 'cause first round starts soon. And mind your own business if you make conversation with any of the locals!!! Nobody much appreciates curious snoopers asking questions!!!! Understand?!?"...

Our gang leave Blowfish Billy at tech inspection behind, and arrive in the busy Super Stock staging lanes. There's a couple Caddys in the street class lanes that get our crew's attention... "Will ya look at dat??" says Fred The Wrench "Dem Caddys must be bursting with sea life in their big rear trunks!!"... "Be cool." squawks Peter The Parrot "We can't let these creeps know we're on to them yet."... "Peter's right." chimes in Sebastian. "We have to pretend to not notice all the salt water leaking from out of them trunks."... "SUPER STOCK TIME SHOTS ARE NEXT!!!" blares out of the track's P.A. speakers... A fellow Super Stock racer approaches our team and boasts "My Cobra Jet Ford is gonna bury your Belvedere!"... "And who are you??" replies Maria with her confident brand of moxie... "I'm Clawhammer Curtis." says the lanky character with only one tooth and one lazy eye on his forehead... "Neat Cobra you have there." says Larry Lamb...  "Aw, don't y'all bother being friendly with me." Clawhammer responds, "You ain't going to wanna be friendly with me after I put all your butts on the trailer, first crack I get at ya all."...

Fred The Wrench rolls his eyes... "I saw that, old man!" says Clawhammer, "What's your story, bub, are you here as a kiddie clown to give taffy bars to the children??"... "NO!!!" replies a now perturbed Fred, "I'M HERE TO WRENCH THIS HERE HEMI TO BEAT THAT POWDER PUFF FORD DUMP THAT YOU'RE DRIVING, CLAWHAMMER!!!"... Fred's outburst immediately gets the attention of droves of surrounding racers and fans... We haven't seen Fred The Wrench demonstrate this much ornery anger in his delivery for months!!!...  An uncomfortable vibe permeates throughout the staging lanes area. The tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife.... "UH, NOTHIN' TO SEE HERE, FOLKS!" Clawhammer shouts to all the racers and fans staring in the direction of him and our tensed-up crew, "EVERYONE GET BACK TO WHAT YOU WERE DOIN' BEFORE YOU CAUGHT AN EARFUL FROM THIS HERE DIRECTION!!"... It seems that Clawhammer possesses a status of authority at this dastardly dreamworld of a drag strip-- Then he gets up-close in Fred's face and says "I saw you and your friends checking out the water spilling out from the trunks of my buddies' Caddys over there, you all have quite a suspicious eye for being unverifiable strangers who ain't ever raced here before!! You wanna tell me why that is, old man?!?"...

Larry Lamb tries to break the tense moment, "Oh, don't think anything of that, Mr. Clawhammer. I assure there's no reason that we should raise your ire, my dear friend."... "Don't be giving me your 'dear friend' schtick, you woolly-face intellectual type." replies Clawhammer, "I'm figuring that maybe you and your goody-two-shoes group have some kind of ulterior motive for being here today."... Clawhammer then walks away back to his Cobra, but not before giving one last mean rise of an eyebrow to our gang... "Whew," sighs Maria, "There's obviously a criminal element that substantiates the notion of  illegal seafood poaching being the primary business here."... "If I whip Clawhammer's Cobra with our Belvedere, he's going to become even more hostile." interjects Sebastian... "I'm certainly not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling from him." says Larry Lamb, "Clawhammer might even possibly detect that we're agents for the Heavenly Drag Racing Association looking to bust this sleazy seafood operation, and I have a strong hunch that he's most likely the top honcho of the operation."... "I say that we tell Clawhammer he can have his crack at us first round, and then we blow his doors off, AND THEN bust him and his cronies with all the evidence of all that illegally obtained seafood in the trunks of those Caddys!" squawks Peter The Parrot... Sebastian then strolls over to Clawhammer and his Cobra and says, "Tell ya what, Clawhammer.  How 'bout we not waste any of our time, we'll give you the opportunity to race us in the first round. You good with that??"... "YOU BET I AM, DO-GOODY GLAMOUR BOY!!!" replies a cocky Clawhammer, "AND AFTER I BEAT YOU STONE COLD SILLY, I WANT YOUSE ALL OUT OF HERE AND TO NEVER COME BACK!!!!"...

 

 Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER... Looks like Peter The Parrot's suggested strategy is the aggressive direction our team are going to take. First round Super Stock battle royale will commence next. Will our gang show Clawhammer Curtis that his Ford is second rate compared to their Belvedere stuffed with a hot Hemi under the hood?!? Or will Clawhammer have enough ponies under the hood of his 'pony car' to send the Hemi home?!? THEN, WHEN AND HOW WILL THE BUST GO DOWN?!?! WILL OUR DO-GOODERS BE ABLE TO PUT AN END TO THE SHADY SEAFOOD POACHING OPERATION THAT USES THIS DRAG STRIP AS A FRONT?!?! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


POSITIVE THINKING TO COMBAT THE "STELLA SNOWSTORM" BLUES...

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With this so-called "historic" nor'easter storm named "Stella" now blasting through the northeast and other surrounding regions of the nation, I thought I'd take today as an opportunity to offer up some positive thinking for those of us in the cyber drag racing community... Despite the fact that "Stella" is booked as a blizzard to rattle your gizzard, truth be told, Spring and Summer are just around the corner on our calendars, and soon the snow and brutal winds will be nothing more than a faint memory, while we'll be basking in the sun's warm glow and experiencing the joys of drag racing at our local strips... So try to remain positive and optimistic... Don't let "Old Man Winter" get you down-- He'll be exiting soon and retreating from pummeling us with his inclement elements... Hang in there... The race cars will be firing up sooner than later, and we'll all be happy together at the drag strip... Oh, and don't forget, one more thing to put a smile on your face, tomorrow another exciting episode of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER returns to this page. Larry Lamb, Sebastian, Fred The Wrench, Maria and Peter The Parrot will be back on track...

 

 


MARCH IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH IN THE DRAG RACING COMMUNITY...

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Today we're continuing our important public service campaign here at Drag Racing Underground. We declare that March is now officially Mental Health Month for both the national and international drag racing community. This is a campaign that we first initiated in 2016, and we figure that since it was such a significant success last year, we're bringing it back for 2017... March is a month to begin reaching out to those in the drag racing community who are dealing with debilitating issues related to mental health. Public awareness of this all-too-often ignored issue (or "swept under the rug" issue to be more direct) is absolutely necessary in order to aggressively take on this ongoing problem, and collectively work in a positive direction to make it better. We all need to show supportive concern for those individuals battling mental health related issues, and we also need to be supportive of their family members, who are affected by the so-called "rippling effect" that the illness frequently incurs within the immediate family unit. Openly moving towards understanding and properly treating mental illness can only strengthen the collective spirit and intertwining relationship bonds among us all. There needs to be an intellectual dialogue about this subject in our drag racing community, and not just one month out of the year-- Mental Health needs to be respectfully addressed all year long. And we need to exercise a far more benevolent approach to dealing with those afflicted with mental illness. We need to aggressively seek out the resources necessary to make a difference. It's my opinion that most drag racing folks are generally good people, and I'm hopeful that this message will resonate among our community and have a positive impact. And I can guarantee you that if we tackle the issue of mental health in the drag racing world, it will have long range benefits in curbing the ugly epidemic of online bullying that we see on the drag racing internet, because all the mental health experts that I've spoken to over the years strongly agree that most of the people who persistently bully on the internet do indeed suffer from some form of mental illness. Talk about it with your family and peers. Get comfortable discussing mental health. C'mon, people, let's do this right...

 

 

Drag Racing Underground announces March is now officially Mental Health Month in the drag racing community


THE "SUNDAY FUNNIES" THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL...

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Today is the return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's brand of belligerent behavior often has negative consequences for the collective drag racing scene... Marvin aggressively seeks out internet postings by women and young folk who he deems to be 'pesky' (because they don't fit in to his preferred ornery oriented demographic), and tries desperately to pick apart and dissect each and every single word they typed, often claiming the facts are wrong, even if he knows that they are really right-- Anything to create a confrontation laced with lewd language and 'f bombs' is merry sport for Marvin (using 'f bombs' sure makes Marvin feel more 'macho' and more like he's a 'big man')... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of 'debby-downer' dingbat dissent, that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless nagging negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a 'family friendly' place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...

 

 

 


Today we have the trusty Stephanie substituting for The Doc. At this time Doc is either occupied with her Big Stick music related work, and/or her fine-art sculpture related responsibilities (as she will be increasingly frequently over the period of the next several months or so)... We believe that Doc will hopefully be back on the clock for Monday's edition of this popular blog installment... Of course on Sunday (tomorrow), we will be running our regularly scheduled 'SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY' feature, which I now help editorially administrate for Drag Racing Underground, each and every single weekend with the help of Doc's ever insightful guidance and oversight... Please enjoy Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day... This installment features a photograph of Doc respectfully lounging about in her home recording studio (where she does some of her Big Stick related work). I thought this photo would be appropriate to share with you, due to the fact she's wearing her treasured and vintage "Jungle Jim" t-shirt. This shirt was part of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's "T-Shirt Giveaway Funny Car Race" way back in the summer of 1973. The "Jungle Jim" Vega Funny Car rendering on the shirt comes from a photo taken by world-renowned drag racing photographer Norman Blake (who also shot Big Stick's first record cover). Admittedly, Doc was kind of apprehensive (to put it mildly) regarding my desire to use this photo today for my substitution spot, mainly because she usually tries to distance herself from anything and everything "Jungle Jim" related, not because she has anything against "Jungle Jim", to the contrary, she thinks the world of "Jungle Jim", "Jungle Pam" and most of the people who were connected to the original success of the "JJ" brand, but because she and others firmly believe that the small handful of "Jungle Jerks" (as they're commonly called among those in the know), meaning those who represent "Jungle Jim" in death, in a reckless and bullying manner, do nothing but soil and corrupt the TRUE legacy of the late "Jungle Jim" Liberman. Like Doc tells me, "Jungle Jim was not the kind of jerk that some of those who try to connect themselves with him in death try so hard to make him out to be for their own selfish, cockeyed agenda."... But somehow, after a lengthy and occasionally heated conversation, I did convince Doc to let me use this pic anyway, because we both eventually mutually agreed that I'd do so in loving memory and heartfelt respect to the good man that was"Jungle Jim" Liberman. So here's the pic, presented  in loving memory of "Jungle Jim" Liberman.

 

 

Substitute Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day features Doc respectfully lounging in her vintage "Jungle Jim" t-shirt

 


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's blog featuring a one-day-late recognition of International Women's Day resulted in many gals writing in positive blurbs. Mary from Narragansett, RI said, "Thanks for mentioning Barbara Hamilton, Della Woods and Shirley Shahan. Not many journalists give credit to the female drivers from my ancient generation."-- On the other side of the far more bigoted and blowhard driven opinion fence, Buzzy from Wilsonville, OR typed, "What's with this stupid Women's Day bull****? I prefer my women barefoot and working in the kitchen, than taking up valuable space at the drag races."...  Wednesday's TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Alejandro from all the way in Chimbote, Peru said, "I am grateful that you are bringing attention to illegal seafood poaching."-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, "Fred The Wrench should send Clawhammer Curtis and his Cobra Ford Super Stocker packing!"-- Thanks to all of you Phantom Racer fans who wrote in this week... My blog titled YES, VIRGINIA. THERE WILL BE A NEW BIG STICK RECORD IN 2017 had Ian from Chesham, England chime in, "I' look forward to adding a new record to my Big Stick collection!"-- Anne from La Habra Heights, CA said, "I'm proud to say I have all the same Big Stick records in the photograph you posted."... Our so-called "SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" managed to get Jill from Watertown, MA  in a bit of an angry frenzy, she typed, "Marvin should crawl back under the rock that he came from!"... My blog informing readers about the MOPARS AT E'TOWN event scheduled for August 26-27 prompted Ray from Speonk, NY to say "I'm bringing my Superbird to the race this year. I missed last year's event due to surgery. This year I'm there!"... Stephanie's snapshot substitution blog featuring a photograph of her and yours truly laughing it up in the pits at Raceway Park, caused Brian from Gretna, FL to say, "You sure are cheerful looking women. That's my favorite kind of women."... Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND. That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.


Granted, I'm a day late with this, however, since yesterday was Wednesday, and Wednesday is always the day we run TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER here on the blog, I'm posting my recognition of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY today... That said, I'm very proud of all of us in the drag racing community, because out of all the other major forms of motorsport in the world, none other has the equal parity among the sexes that drag racing does. Heck, with Leah Pritchett winning Top Fuel for the first two NHRA events in a row of the 2017 season, I guess that sure makes the case for what I'm saying... The sport of drag racing has long been a sport where women have had their rightful place. And I want to thank the female pioneers of drag racing who helped pave the way for women to now be able to compete on a level playing field at the strip. Just off the top of my head, women like Della Woods, Shirley Shahan, Paula Murphy, Barbara Hamilton, Shirley Muldowney, Carolyn Melendy, Carol Henson and "Bunny" Burkett come to mind (but there's many, many others)... I'm proud of how drag racing is just as much a sport for women as it is for men...

 

 


TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... TENSION IN THE STAGING LANES?!?...

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Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?-- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact ... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you... TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire.

Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were on a covert celestial assignment for the Heavenly Drag Racing Association. They teleported to a Super Stock event situated in the 1960s, snooping to investigate if a drag strip in an alternative universe is functioning as a corrupt front for a sinister seafood poaching operation. This twisted strip existing in a warped time is located in a New England based wormhole, hovering in an obscure parallel portal of the drag racing afterlife. Our crew brought along a muscled-up blue '64 aluminum hemi-powered Plymouth Belvedere with them during teleportation to serve as their race entry... "This place sure smells weird." said Sebastian, "There's a scent of burning rubber mixed with a barrage of varied seafood smells."... "That's our very first clue that there is indeed something 'fishy' going on around here-- pun intended of course." responded leader Larry Lamb in his usual distinguished demeanor.... "Let's get our Belvedere over to tech inspection." blurted Fred The Wrench... "I'm glad I wore my straight-leg double-stitch dungarees" interjected Maria, "I fit in just right with what all the other gals are wearing at this weird strip."...

Our crew arrive at the track's tech booth along with other staunch looking Super Stockers. A  sloppy track official who reeks of low-tide odors approaches our team, "Hey, I ain't ever seen you folks here before. My name's Blowfish Billy, 'cause as you can plainly see, my face kinda resembles a blowfish. I'm the top tech inspector. That's quite a sharp looking Belvedere race car you strangers brought with you.".. As the clam-scented cretin who calls himself 'Blowfish Billy' gives the car a once over, it's quickly apparent that Billy's pant pockets are stuffed with soggy clams and oysters..."So, my dear man," Larry politely says "I can't help notice that your pockets are filled with what appears to be an ample amount of seafood."... "What's it to ya??" comes back Blowfish Billy in a less than cordial, even somewhat suspicious manner... "Oh, I don't know," replies Larry, in an attempt to sound naive and unassuming, "we might possibly be interested in purchasing some seafood to bring home and cook up after we win this race."...

Blowfish Billy peers directly into Larry Lamb's eyes and says, "Win this race?? Maybe you out-of towners best focus your efforts on trying to go some rounds first, before you think you're gonna win this event!! And put the idea of anything to do with seafood out of your busybody, nosy minds for now!!! I guarantee you that the other regular  racers and track personal here don't necessarily take very kindly to outsiders and strangers like yourselves!!!"... "Alright then. I get it, Billy. We'll all mind our own business." convincingly replies Larry Lamb...  Blowfish Billy shows a perplexed tinge of anger with a slant of his brow, then adds, "Your car looks okay by me. You strangers pass tech inspection today. You all better get it up to the lanes and make a time shot while you still can, 'cause first round starts in less than an hour. And mind your own business if you make conversation with any of the locals!!! Nobody much appreciates curious snoopers asking questions!!!! Understand?!?"...

Our gang leave the presence of Blowfish Billy and arrive in the Super Stock staging lanes. There's a couple of huge hopped-up Caddys in the street class lanes that get our crew's attention... "Will ya look at dat?" says Fred The Wrench "Dem Caddys must be bursting with sea life in their big trunks!"... "Play it cool, Fred." squawks Peter The Parrot "We can't let these creeps know we're on to them this early in the game."... "Peter's right." chimes in Sebastian. "We have to pretend to not notice all the salt water that's leaking out of those trunks."... "SUPER STOCK TIME SHOTS ARE NEXT!!" comes an announcement out of the track's P.A. speakers... "I'm suited up and ready to get back in the driver's seat." says a pensive Sebastian... "It does feel good  that we're finally back on assignment at the drags, even if these circumstances are kind of cockeyed." concurs Fred The Wrench "...

Suddenly a fellow Super Stock racer approaches our team and blurts out "My Cobra Jet Ford is gonna bury your Belvedere!"... "And who are you, buster??" replies Maria with her unique brand of moxie... "I'm Clawhammer Curtis" says the lanky character with only one tooth in his big mouth and one lazy eye positioned on his forehead... "That is quite a nice Cobra you have there." says Larry Lamb as he gets a good look at Clawhammer's admittedly spiffy entry... "Don't y'all bother being friendly with me." Clawhammer responds, "You ain't going to wanna be friendly with me after I put your butts on the trailer first crack I get at ya all."...

Fred The Wrench rolls his eyes... "I saw that, old man!" says Clawhammer as he gets up in Fred's face, "What's your story, bub, are you here to be a kiddie clown and give taffy bars to the children??"... "NO!!!" replies a now visibly and audibly perturbed Fred, "I'M HERE TO WRENCH THIS HERE HEMI BELVEDERE TO BEAT THAT FORD DUMP YOU'RE DRIVING, CLAWHAMMER!!!"... Fred's outburst immediately gets the attention of droves of surrounding racers and fans... We haven't seen Fred The Wrench demonstrate this much ornery anger in his delivery for months!!!...  An uncomfortable vibe permeates throughout the staging lanes area. A deafening sheet of silence then comes over the entire celestial drag strip facility... The tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife!!! SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY GOING TO HAPPEN!!! SOMETHING IS OBVIOUSLY GONNA  BREAK!!!!...

 

 Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER... Something's gonna break?!? Like what?!?... Will it be about the racing???... Will it be related to the alleged illegal seafood poaching operation???... What's the deal with Clawhammer Curtis???... Why did he make an effort to approach our crew of do-gooders and blatantly provoke confrontation??? WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


YES, VIRGINIA... THERE WILL BE A BRAND NEW BIG STICK RECORD IN 2017!!...

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Today I'm posting a borrowed photo from somebody else's vinyl record collection. They've obviously got a few choice Big Stick records in their possession... I thought I'd post this pic, in conjunction with announcing that there will FINALLY be a new Big Stick album release this year. That's right, it's been an awful long time coming, but there are indeed 15 brand-newly recorded, mixed and mastered tracks that will be featured on a new Big Stick LP-length album. We're currently working with DRU's own Mike on getting the artwork, liners notes, and stuff like that together for the new record. And we're looking to get it released electronically (of course), as well as on CD, and the much in-demand vinyl record format. As I've indicated on this page in the past, the release features some special guest appearances by some longtime musical friends, including Fred Schneider from the B-52s, Groovie Mann from the TKK, Jerry A. from Poison Idea, and Johnny Kelly from Type O Negative/Danzig among others... And yes, I promise that there's at least one new song that's of a drag racing related nature. Stay tuned right here for more developments...

 

 

A borrowed pic of someone else's Big Stick vinyl collection. There will be a brand NEW Big Stick record in 2017!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR 'MOPARS AT E'TOWN' AUGUST 26TH & 27TH!!...

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Despite the fact that we're still experiencing chilling temperatures in many parts of the nation, it's still a wise move to start scheduling your trips out to the drag strip for summer... That said, one event that I strongly recommend attending is the 31st annual MOPARS AT E'TOWN-- the dates are Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th... There's car shows, swap meets, flea markets, car corrals, muffled drag racing on Saturday the 26th and muffled and unmuffled drag racing on Sunday the 27th... The Mopars in Motion car club will be on the premises... Please come out and join in on the celebration of Chrysler Corporation Vehicles!!... I've made a tradition of being part of this event for years... I love it... And I hope to see YOU there!!... For more details and information please visit www.racewaypark.com

 

 

See rockin' Road Runner winged Superbirds and so much more at MOPARS AT E'TOWN August 26th and 27th