• Tag Archives Black Diamond Motorsports
  • DeFlorian Wins X-DRL Inaugural Event in Tulsa

    JohnDeFlorianX-Treme Drag Racing League made its debut at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park and Black Diamond Motorsports John DeFlorian set the tone for the season in the Clean Coal Camaro with a number 1 qualifying position of 4.04 seconds elapsed time at 178.40 miles per hour then advanced though the field for the win.

    In what proved to be the best weather for the weekend, DeFlorian took the number 1 qualifying position in his Clean Coal Camaro built by Jerry Haas Race Cars and powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines, in Saturday’s opening session .

    DeFlorian defeated Black Diamond Motorsports Team Owner Kevin Bealko in the America’s Power GXP in the first round of eliminations. Bealko had the better reaction time but was unable to hold off the dominant DeFlorian hard charge of 4.095 seconds et  at 176.56 mph .

    In the semi-finals DeFlorian faced the resurgent Dean Goforth but Goforth left before the lights were activated handing the win to DeFlorian who would have to face Scott Hintz in the Chevy versus Ford finals .

    With the wind howling and threat of rain DeFlorian and Hintz lined up for the final round of X-treme Pro Stock. DeFlorian had a fitting finish to the weekend as he ran a 4.122 et at 174.89 mph to defeat a red-lighting Hintz .

    It’s DeFlorian’s third career win and sixth number one qualifying position in Pro Stock, and gives him incredible momentum for the rest of the 2013 X-DRL season.

    “This is unbelievable stuff. It’s what dreams are made of. I never thought I would have the opportunity to do this,” DeFlorian said. “I have to thank Karen and Kevin Bealko and I’m so grateful for our team. If it wasn’t for all of them, I wouldn’t be here.

    “This is tough territory and I knew it would be a challenge. I’m just thankful and very happy.”

    “It was an extremely challenging weekend. We were really fighting the weather, and the wind was blowing so hard you really had to fight the car. When moments like these come around, you just have to savor it,” DeFlorian said.

    WinnerCircleTulsa

     

    Please text to 85080 on your cellphone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our new sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

    To learn more about 21st Century clean coal technology “like” Americas Power on Facebook and Black Diamond Motorsports


  • Black Diamond Motorsports XDRL Tulsa Preview

    TrailerCCThe X-treme Drag Racing League and Black Diamond Motorsports America’s Power Clean Coal sponsored GXP will make its official debut on April 6-7 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park. Boasting a long history as a popular destination for top doorslammer racing, the impressive facility is an ideal place for the X-DRL and BDMS to kick off their highly anticipated premier season. It is the first race of nine scheduled events during the debut 2013 season in the X-treme Drag Racing League.

    dsc_4583wcComing off a win at Rockingham, John DeFlorian, driver of the Black Diamond Motorsports 2012 Jerry Haas Camaro , looks forward to duplicating his Number One Qualifying Position, resetting the Mile per Hour record to 180.26 and winning the race on the smooth track surface of Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.

     

    BlkDiaCC2Team Owner Kevin Bealko will debut the launch of its partnership with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity with the EFI Sonny’s Racing powered GXP and new trailer wrap.  “We’re proud to partner with American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity to continue to raise awareness for the importance of coal and how 21st Century Coal equals Jobs,” said Kevin Bealko, a Coal Mining Executive and owner-operator of Black Diamond Motorsports.

    We look forward to seeing all our fans at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park .

    Please text to 85080 on your cellphone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our new sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

    image007Join us on facebook at (Link) www.facebook.com/blkdiams 


  • Help us Win the War on Coal

    HaulerDoor_TextCCv3

     

    Help us Win the War on Coal.

    We ask you to Text BLACKDIAMOND to 85080 and Like our page on Facebook

    Then Share it with everyone

    Nascar has a head start on us but we have the Horsepower to Win !!


  • Black Diamond Motorsports launch of its partnership with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

    BlkDiaCC2Bridgeport, WV – Black Diamond Motorsports, the nationally acclaimed Extreme Pro Stock Motorsports team is proud today to announce the launch of its partnership with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.  Under the sponsorship, Black Diamond Motorsports will feature ACCCE logos and members of the team will be coordinating with ACCCE to both inform and educate Americans about the importance of coal-based electricity to our nation.

     

    “We’re proud to partner with American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity to continue to raise awareness for the importance of coal and how 21st Century Coal equals Jobs,” said Kevin Bealko, a Coal Mining Executive and owner-operator of Black Diamond Motorsports.

     

    Evan Tracey Senior Vice President of Communications at ACCCE stated, “We are proud to be working with folks at Black Diamond Motorsports.  This level of grassroots support for the coal-based electricity industry is exactly what is needed to help keep America on track.”

     

    Black Diamond Motorsports achieved national recognition in June 2012. While qualifying in front of a home-town crowd at Gateway Motorsports Park, John Deflorian, builder of both cars and driver of the second car, recorded the World Record for fastest Elapsed Time of 4.01 seconds while, at the same time set a World Record speed of 179.90 miles per hour in the 1/8th-mile distance. In July 2012, John added another accolade for Black Diamond Motorsports by winning American Drag Racing League’s Extreme Pro Stock class at Martin, Michigan.

     

    Over this summer and fall, the ACCCE sponsored team will be traveling to races all over the US participating in events with drivers Kevin Bealko and John DeFlorian “We are extremely proud to fly the ACCCE colors on our 2012 Jerry Haas GXP”, states team owner Bealko. “We will be racing in both the X-Treme Drag Racing League and American Drag Racing League. Both of these leagues will be a great venue for Black Diamond Motorsports to reach out to American families about the important role that coal plays in delivering affordable, reliable power for American families and businesses. We’re excited to talk with all our drag racing fans about how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. We have every intention to win a World Championship for our new partner America’s Power,” states Bealko.

     

    Please “like” Americas Power on Facebook to learn more about 21st Century clean coal technology and Black Diamond Motorsport on Facebook


  • Black Diamond Motorsports ADRL World Finals Preview

    What a racing season it has been and it is all coming to an end too soon but Black Diamond Motorsport still has one race left to win the ADRL World Finals.
    Black Diamond Motorsports and John Deflorian Debut a new 2012 Jerry Haas built Sonny Racing Powered Camaro at the beginning of the season wining the Best Appearing Car Award.

    John Deflorian, Jr. put the Black Diamond 2012 Chevrolet Camaro in the Number One Qualifying positions at:
    Spring Drags III in Bristol 4.091 Elapsed Time (ET) 176.05 Miles per Hour (MPH)
    Northeast Drags II in Maple Grove 4.074 ET 177.65 MPH
    Gateway Drags IV in St. Louis 4.018 ET 179.92 MPH Set ET and MPH Record
    Ohio Drags VI in Norwalk 4.039 ET 179.54 MPH

    Won Summer Drags VIII in Martin

    Kevin Bealko in the 2011 Jerry Haas Built Sonny Racing powered GXP under went a dramatic change this year when the GXP was converted from an automatic to a manual transmission. Kevin on a fast track learning curve has went from on the outside of the field looking in to being qualified at the last five events and going rounds.

    Kevin Bealko – Roger Richards Photo

    2013 Race Season Marketing Opportunities With Black Diamond Motorsports are available come Partner with us and expand your product presence, customer relations, and labor force loyalty. At Black Diamond Motorsports we offer more exposure than just side-by-side racing action.

    WHAT: ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe at the Texas Motorplex on Oct. 19-20. It is the 10th race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the 10th of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.

    Series includes seven all-professional, eighth-mile drag racing classes: Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
    The ADRL’s revolutionary NEW SuperCar Showdown will also race at this event.

    Pro Junior Dragsters (PJD) compete at each race and there will also be special exhibition jet car runs.

    WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, 2012

    WHERE: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy 287, Ennis, Texas 75119

    SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

    FRIDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m. Qualifying Round 1 at 12 p.m.; Qualifying Round 2 at 2:30 p.m.; Qualifying Round 3 at 5:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 12 p.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 2:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8 p.m. Final Eliminations at 8:30 p.m.

    TICKETS: They are available by visiting www.adrl.us/tickets or by contacting the Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641.

    Friday Adult $15; Saturday Adult $15; Full Event Pass Adult $25; All Kids 12-Under Free; General Parking $10/day. All tickets include ADRL VIP pit pass.

    CONTACT: To contact the ADRL, call (855) 277-2375 or e-mail info@adrl.us. Contact the Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641 or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.


  • Deflorian Qualifies Number One at ADRL Ohio Drags VI

    Black Diamond Motorsports 2012 Jerry Haas built Camaro powered by Sonny Racing Engines and driven by John Deflorian qualified Number one with a 4.039 seconds elapsed time (ET) at 179.54 miles per hour (MPH) in the quickest Extreme Pro Stock field ever at American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson held at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk Ohio .

    Only 0.052 seconds separated the sixteen car field from first to sixteenth with Kevin Bealko and the Black Diamond Motorsports 2011 Jerry Haas built GXP powered by Sonny Racing Engines sitting in the fifteenth qualifying position with a 4.090 ET at 176.56 MPH .

    First round of Eliminations saw Kevin Bealko in the GXP defeat number two qualifier Todd Hoerner’s Electronic Fuel Injected 2012 Camaro with a 4.171 ET at 172.47 MPH to Hoerner’s tire shaking 5.503 ET.

    John Deflorian in the 2012 Camaro was hoping to take advantage of points leader Cary Goforth’s early exit but Scott Hintz had upset on his mind when he used a 0.083 reaction time with a 4.099 ET at 175.96 MPH to defeat Deflorian’s 4.097 ET at 176.84 MPH .

    Kevin Bealko – Roger Richards Photo

    Second round of Eliminations saw one of the closest races in Extreme Pro Stock with a margin of victory at the finish line of three inches but unfortunately Black Diamond Motorsports Kevin Bealko was on the receiving end for the loss . Kevin left the starting line with a  .027 second advantage coupled with a 4.117 ET at 174.05 MPH but John Pluchino used a 4.090 ET at 176.81 MPH to take the win light .

    The next and Final stop on the ADRL 2012 Tour is at the ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe October 19-20 at The Texas Motorplex in Ennis Texas.

     


  • Third time is a Charm at Ohio Drags VI for Black Diamond Motorsports

    John Deflorian Roger Richards Photo

    After two tire rattling sessions Black Diamond Motorsports John Deflorian and Kevin Bealko qualified sixth and thirteenth in the third and last qualifying session of Extreme Pro Stock (XPS) for Friday at American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI Extreme Pro Stock presented by Mickey Thompson held at Summit Motorsports Park.

    With one qualifying session left in the super-tight field that is already the second-quickest in XPS history with only .067 seconds separating the sixteen car field, Deflorian and Bealko look to improve their qualifying positions with the weather conditions predicted to be about the same as the third session .

    Kevin Bealko Roger Richards Photo

    Crew Chief Carl Trader looks to tune both Sonny’s Racing Engines in the Jerry Haas built 2012 Camaro and 2011 GXP with an elimination set-up but with the weather conditions predicted to be better than when Deflorian reset the ADRL record to 4.018 seconds elapsed time at 179.92 miles per hour you never know what can happen .

    Follow along Saturday as this looks to be one of the fastest and most exciting race of the season

    ADRL Live feed http://adrl.tv/?page_id=1746

    Drag Race Central http://dragracecentral.com/SeriesIndex.asp?Series=ADRL-SUMMIT

    SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

    SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 11 a.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 2:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8 p.m. Final Eliminations at 8:30 p.m.

    Photos Courtesy of Roger Richards


  • Black Diamond Motorsports ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI Pre Race

    John Deflorian 2012 Camaro
    Photo by Brian Howdershell

    Admittedly, the past few ADRL events have not been Black Diamond Motorsports best outings. John Deflorian who has qualified number one at three events, reset the elasped time and mile per hour record and won the Summer Drags VIII in Martin, MI. has been met with a string of first or second round losses at the past couple events. With cooler weather returning and the end of the season approaching, John Deflorian and Kevin Bealko are hoping to turn their luck around at the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park.

    With only one race remaining in the 2012 season following the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson, the race for a world championship is coming down to a two car race but Black Diamond Motorsports is not conceding yet and plan on turning up the pressure.

    The near perfect weather forecast for this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio has 3-second zone possibilities written all over it. Our Sonny Racing engines have been freshened, Carl Trader has calculated the possible tune-ups, the team is prepared to put both car in that zone .

    The ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson takes place on Sept. 28-29 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It is the ninth race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the ninth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.

    Event Schedule

    WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, 2012

    WHERE: Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 State Rt. 18, Norwalk, Ohio 44857

    SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

    FRIDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m. Qualifying Round 1 at 11 a.m.; Qualifying Round 2 at 2:30 p.m.; Qualifying Round 3 at 5:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 11 a.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 2:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 8 p.m. Final Eliminations at 8:30 p.m.

    TICKETS: They are available by visiting www.adrl.us/tickets or by contacting Summit Motorsports Park at (419) 668-5555 or www.summitmotorsportspark.com.

    Friday Adult $15; Saturday Adult $15; Full Event Pass Adult $25; All Kids 12-Under Free; General Parking $10/day. All tickets include ADRL VIP pit pass.


  • Black Diamond Motorsports is Zeroing In on Strong Start for Dragstock IX at zMax Dragway

    The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) makes its debut at the “Bellagio of drag strips” zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C. for Dragstock IX on Aug. 3-4 and with only four rounds of competition separating Black Diamond Motorsport’s John DeFlorian and points leader Cary Goforth. John looks for a strong start with carrying plenty of momentum after earning his first Extreme Pro Stock win at the ADRL Summer Drags VIII.

    The Jerry Haas Race Cars 2012 Camaro driven by John DeFlorian and his Black Diamond Motorsports crew have run the fastest elapsed time (ET) and miles per hour (MPH) of the Extreme Pro Stock class this year with a 4.018 seconds ET at 179.92 MPH capturing both records at ADRL’s Gateway Drags IV presented by CarSafe held at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis his home track .

    The Black Diamond Motorsports Jerry Haas built 2011 GXP driven by Kevin Bealko looks forward to using the momentum as an inside track to place his Sonny Racing powered steed in the winner’s circle next after a broken parachute air line forced him to shut off in first round eliminations at ADRL’s Summer Drags VIII .

    Join Black Diamond Motorsports as we look to excel at ADRL’s Debut at Dragstock IX at zMax Dragway in Charlotte the birth place of fast doorslammer racing .

    WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, 2012

    WHERE: zMAX Dragway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord, NC 28027

    SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)

    FRIDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m. Qualifying Round 1 at 12 p.m.; Qualifying Round 2 at 3:30 p.m.; Qualifying Round 3 at 6:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 9:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 11 a.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 3:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 9 p.m. Final Eliminations at 9:30 p.m.

    TICKETS: They are available through www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets or www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dragway/tickets/adrl_dragstock.