Monday, November 30, 2009


Ashley Force Hood, Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards, Robert Hight, and Frank Manzo also selected by the prestigious Motorsports Media Voting Panel to AARWBA All-America Teams

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2009) — Two-time Jerry Titus Award winner Tony Schumacher headlines a list of five NHRA drivers named to the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association All-America Teams.

Schumacher was named to the First Team; Ashley Force Hood was named to the Second Team; Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards and Robert Hight were named to the Honorable-Mention Team.

The Jerry Titus Award, which is given in remembrance of the late racer/journalist, will be presented to the top vote-getter among the eight First-Team drivers at the conclusion of the AARWBA All-America ceremonies in Brownsburg, Ind. on Jan. 16.

According to the AARWBA release, just two drivers – separated by just two votes – are contenders for this year’s Jerry Titus Award and “one is not at all unexpected but the other is a high surprise.”

Schumacher, a Titus Award winner in 2006 and 2008, is joined on the First-Team by Dario Franchitti (Open Wheel), Mark Martin (Stock Car), Jon Fogarty/Alex Gurney (Road Racing), Donny Schatz (Short Track), Ron Hornaday (Touring Series) and J.R. Hildebrand (At-Large).

Schumacher, driver of the U.S. Army dragster, won his sixth straight and seventh overall NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel championship in 2009 and this is his seventh selection as an AARWBA First-Team All-America.

One driver from each of seven categories is elected to the First Team, one more to the Second Team, and all drivers receiving at least five percent of the vote (minimum five votes) earn honorable mention.

Force Hood, third-year driver of the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, earned her first All-America recognition with two wins, 39 round wins (t-2 in Funny Car) and she led all Funny Car drivers with six runners-up and six No. 1 qualifiers (4.17 avg. qualifying position).

Dixon, driver of the Al-Anabi dragster, compiled a 47-18 round-win record (.723 winning pct.) en route to his five wins and nine final rounds, he led all Top Fuel drivers with nine No. 1 qualifiers (2.57 avg. qualifying position) and he finished just two points behind Schumacher.

Edwards, driver of the A.R.T./Young Life Pontiac, earned his first career NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock championship by storming through the six-race playoff (two wins, 15-4 round-win record) after finishing the regular season in third place.

Hight, driver of the Auto Club Ford Mustang, made a historical run through NHRA’s six-race playoff – winning three of six races and compiling an NHRA-best 15-3 round-win record – to win his first NHRA Full Throttle Series Funny Car title after finishing the regular season in 10th place.

NHRA Lucas Oil Series TAFC Champion Frank Manzo, who drives the Lucas Oil/JEG’s/Hoosier Tire Chevy Monte Carlo, was voted onto the AARWBA All-America Second-Team as an At-Large selection, giving NHRA six drivers on the team. Manzo added to his already-full trophy case in 2009 with an 13th national championship and a 19th divisional championship.

Information on the All-America Banquet is available at The banquet and ceremony is open to the public.


OPEN WHEEL: Dario Franchitti
STOCK CAR: Mark Martin
ROAD RACING: Jon Fogarty/Alex Gurney
DRAG RACING: Tony Schumacher
SHORT TRACK: Donny Schatz
AT LARGE: J.R. Hildebrand


OPEN WHEEL: Helio Castroneves
STOCK CAR: Jimmie Johnson
ROAD RACING: David Brabham/Scott Sharp
DRAG RACING: Ashley Force Hood
SHORT TRACK: Joey Saldana
TOURING SERIES: Parker Kligerman
AT LARGE: Frank Manzo


(At least 5% of the vote)
STOCK CAR: Kyle Busch. Tony Stewart
ROAD RACING: Gil deFerran/Simon Pagenaud, Luis Diaz/Adrian Fernandez
DRAG RACING: Larry Dixon, Mike Edwards, Robert Hight
SHORT TRACK: Levi Jones, Brad Kuhn
AT LARGE: Travis Pastrana/Christian Edstrom

NEOPMA invites race fans to "Name the Series" for 2010

11-30-2009 Huntington, NY – Drag racing fans, here’s your chance to name a racing series. The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association in conjunction with Royce Miller, MIR track owner and other track owners, have created a contest that has prizes that include a hospitality suite for you and your friends at one of the 2010 NEOPMA races at MIR in Mechanicsville, MD, a club Jacket, T-Shirts, and be a guest of the NEOPMA for the day.

“What we are looking for is a colorful series name for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association for 2010 and beyond. It should be colorful, stand out, and be a phrase that signifies the existence of the colorful and unique quarter mile Pro Mods of the NEOPMA. We feel that race fans creativity will find us this series name”, states John Mazzorana, President of the NEOPMA.

The contest will start December 1st, 2009 and run thru Dec 31st, 2009. Submissions will need to be sent to They must include your name, address, email address, and contact number. Anyone under 18 will need their parents’ permission, and parents will need to accept prize. All submissions will be reviewed by the NEOPMA Board of Directors and the contest winner will be announced January 18th

1.      The name should be no more than 6-7 words long.
2.      Differentiator’s ex.: quarter mile, pro mods, etc.
3.      No explicit language.
4.      In the event of duplicate submissions, the first submission by date received will be the valid submission.
5.      Have fun.

Any questions can be directed to Vito Micciolo, 201.421.7416, or John Mazzorana, 516.857.3120

For more information about the NEOPMA visit
For more details about MIR visit

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Dean Nicopolis - Ramchargers SS driver, loses battle with cancer

Last night I heard of the passing of Dean Nicopolis. Here is a link to his obituary at the funeral home that handled his services. While I copied the link from the exact page on which his Obit appeared, I believe when you click on it, it will take you to the home page of the Funeral Home. If this happens, click on 'obituaries', then select Dean's name.  Once you get to the Obituary page on the website, please click on 'leave a condolence' if you care to share a thought or memory of Dean for his family. -- Jackee Allen

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Tony Positano pleased with first year in Quick 32 Sportsman Series

Cayuga/TMP Top Dragster winner plans to return for 2010 season

TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 27, 2009) - “Wow. What an exciting season. We have really enjoyed it.”

Top Dragster driver Tony Positano joined the ranks of the newly-formed Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts in 2009 after competing locally in Top Dragster competition for the past two seasons.

The driver and team owner of the Mike Bos Slip Joint Dragster said the series was the right program at the right time for competitors such as him.

“This is a fantastic series,” noted Positano. “I’m proud to be a part of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series. It’s what we needed in Ontario.”

Positano missed the series opener at the Cayuga Dragway at TMP, but raced in the remaining five events. The highlight of his season was capturing the Top Dragster final during the September 19 event held at Cayuga.

Qualifying 14th in the 16-car field, Positano was able to eliminate number one qualifier Michael Hinbest of Orangeville, Ontario to take the Top Dragster title.

“We were surprised but certainly pleased we won,” he said. “It goes to show that you have to be there to play and win.”

Powered by a Stefko Racing Engines built 565-cubic inch engine, and fueled with a Magna Fuel 500 Pump with Pro Series 1250 Carb, the 245-inch wheelbase dragster also utilizes a Ron Shilling Powerglide. 

Kelly Sams provides the Crew Chief duties, and the team’s sponsors include Lucas Oil and Vinylbilt Windows and Doors.

Positano mentioned another couple of highlights for the season, including a loss to fellow Quick 32 racer Michael Kalin of Youngstown, NY, at one race and then beating him at the next event and winning the Grudge Match race over the Labor Day weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex over the Pontiac GTO doorcar of Michael Campolucci.

“That was quite a show, and quite a race,” he remarked about the win over Campolucci.

Positano mentioned he has no big plans for his car for 2010, other than a freshening-up with new Wiseco Pistons and trying to loose some weight on the car.

Positano also mentioned he wanted to thank several competitors:

“The Spiering family makes a great show at the races,” he said. “Carl is always available for advice, and Lisa is a great driver.

“I want to thank the hospitality of Darryl and Carol McMillen,” he added, “for their Friday night get-togethers at the track.

”I also want to thank my sponsors, including Steve Snowden of Lucas Oil Canada, for having faith in our race team, and Vinylbilt Windows and Doors, which have given me the opportunity to pursue our love and passion.

“And thanks the Quick 32 Sportsman Series sponsors, to Ron Shilling for his continued professional support, and to Kelly, my Crew Chief, for her commitment to a safe and successful race operation.” 

Positano will return next year.

“The Quick 32 program gave us a purpose, a goal,” he said. “It also brought a great group of people together with a common pastime. We look forward to another rewarding and successful season in 2010.”

Tony Positano was the winner of the Quick 32 Sportsman Series Wiseco Piston Award for 2009.

For more information, contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher

About the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts:
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts,, of drag racing was started early in 2009 as an alternative for high-horsepower Sportsman-class teams to compete on a regular basis.

For 2009, dates included Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario, starting with the season opener on May 16 and 17 and the season-closer “Double Header” on September 19 and 20, and the South-western Ontario track of the Grand Bend Motorplex on June 27 and 28, the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts August 15 and 16 and the Thunder by the Beach Weekend September 5 and 6.

With 32-car qualified fields comprised of the 16 quickest open wheeled cars (Top Dragster) and the 16 quickest door cars (Top Sportsman), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series featured the best in ET-style, dial-in drag racing, competing on a Sportsman ladder and pit door-slammers against dragsters in every race day final. 

Competitors in this Ontario-based series must comply with the IHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Safety rules and regulations, and the maximum dial-in will be 7.95 seconds for the quarter-mile.

This new venture provided $3000 to win for each event and $5000 for the annual Championship Point Award Series champion, payouts very popular with competitors and will provide large fields of race cars. 

The Quick 32 Sportsman Series is committed in providing a professional atmosphere for its teams. It will also provide solid media and logistic support to ensure it becomes one of the most popular drag race series running Top Sportsman and Top Dragster race cars.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009



Fans will be able to vote on; winner will be announced Feb. 14, 2010

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2009) — Since 1961, the legendary NHRA Winternationals has been thrilling NHRA race fans with the unveiling of innovative race cars, incredible rookie debuts, unprecedented firsts, and dramatic finishes that have provided a supercharged launch to NHRA seasons for five decades.

To help salute the milestone 50th anniversary Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, coming to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Feb. 11-14, NHRA fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Winternationals moment of the past 49 years in a special month-long poll on

Voting begins today at 5:30 p.m. ET on and will continue through to midnight, Dec. 31.

A panel of experts selected the top 25 moments in Winternationals history from which to choose. From the first NHRA victories of quarter-mile icons Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, and Bill Jenkins or Shirley Shahan's breakthrough as the first woman to win a major NHRA event to the debut of "Big Daddy's" revolutionary rear-engined Top Fueler, the flying Hawaiian Funny Car, the Freight Train, Eddie Hill's Top Fuel blowover and more, they're all here.

Moments 6 through 25 will be revealed in reverse order on in the weeks before the 2010 event, and the top five will be announced during race week, culminating with the unveiling of the top moment during Sunday’s pre-race festivities at the 50th annual event.

Below, in chronological order, are the top 25 moments:

1963, Garlits Goes Big

Don Garlits already was a drag racing legend, but his first NHRA win, with a revolutionary and controversial winged Top Fuel dragster, really puts him on the map

1963, The Mystery Train

Bob Muravez, forbidden by his parents to drag race, wins Top Gas in the fabled Freight Train twin-engine dragster using the pseudonym Floyd Lippencott

1965-66, Hawaiian Domination

Car owner Roland Leong wins Top Fuel back to back, giving Don Prudhomme his first win in 1965 and Mike Snively his a year later

1966, Ladies Day

Shirley Shahan becomes the first woman to win a major drag racing national event eliminator title with her stunning victory in the popular Top Stock class

1968, Galloping Ponies

Ford crashes Mopar’s Stocker monopoly with a fleet of 10 Cobra Jet Mustangs, and Al Joniec, at the wheel of the Rice-Holman entry, collects the victory

1969, The Flyin’ Hawaiian

Roland’s Leong’s first Hawaiian Funny Car, an ill-handling, full-size Dodge Charger driven by Larry Reyes, takes flight and sails backward through the finish-line lights. The duo wins the race the following year

1970, ‘Grumpy’ Rules First Pro Stock Go

Crowd favorite Bill Jenkins wins NHRA’s first Pro Stock title, besting the previously unbeatable Sox & Martin team in the final with low e.t. of the meet

1971, Garlits Kicks ’em in the Rear

A year after a near-career-ending accident, Don Garlits wins Top Fuel with a revolutionary rear-engine dragster in its NHRA national event debut

1974, Roll Over, Ivo

Tommy Ivo barrel-rolls his beautiful Top Fuel dragster in the finish-line lights during qualifying in a fiery and car-destroying crash

1975, Garlits’ Gift

Don Garlits smokes the tires against Don Ewald in round one of Top Fuel, but Ewald is disqualified for crossing the centerline. Garlits wins the event and season title and admits that had he not won the Winternationals, he likely would not have pursued the championship

1975, In Hindsight …

Dennis Geisler calls his rare rear-engine Funny Car Hindsight; after he backflips the flopper in a huge starting-line wheelstand, he might have had second thoughts on its design

1978, The Real Winter-nationals

Southern California is supposed to be home to sunshine and blue skies, but the 1978 event is besieged by foul weather, including a rare dusting of snow

1981, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The roof of Raymond Beadle’s famed Blue Max Funny Car blows off at the finish line on a winning semifinal run, but fellow Texan Kenny Bernstein allows Beadle to saw the roof off of his car and graft it to the Max. Beadle loses the final but not for lack of effort

1982, Seven Seconds to Glory

After years of using a complicated weight-break rule, NHRA switches Pro Stock to a straight-up 500-cubic-inch limit. The big horsepower gains lead to the class’ first seven-second pass, by the late Lee Shepherd

1984-85, Thar She Blows (again)!

Al Segrini wins dramatic back-to-back Funny Car titles. In 1984, he rides out a huge top-end blower explosion; the following year, he crosses the finish line with a cockpit full of sparks from a disintegrating clutch

1986, Too Slick for Its Own Good

Gary Ormsby unveils a super-swoopy streamliner, and the car’s debut is a bang ... in the worst way. An ignition short caused by the engine-cloaking body leads to a huge blower explosion in the water box on its first pass

1987, The America’s Cup, Quarter-Mile Style

While U.S. sailors battle the Australians in the America’s Cup, American Kenny Bernstein and Aussie Graeme Cowin wage their own war in Funny Car, complete with flags on their tow vehicles

1989, Up, Up, and Away

Eddie “the Thrill” Hill lives up to his nickname after a front-spoiler malfunction sends his yellow Top Fuel dragster soaring across the finish line

1990, Upset of the Decade

With the ink practically still wet on his nitro license, K.C. Spurlock wins Funny Car in his Pro debut, knocking off John Force, Bruce Larson, and, in the final, Ed “the Ace” McCulloch

1993, ‘The King’ Gets Crowned

Kenny Bernstein loses more than the Top Fuel final to Joe Amato. The former world champ loses, in succession, an engine, a tire, control of his race car, and the race car itself in a violent top-end tumble that leaves “the Bud King” dazed but unhurt

1997, Scelzi Sez … Winner

Gary Scelzi wins at his first event since taking the wheel of Alan Johnson’s dragster five months after the death of Alan’s brother, Blaine. He becomes the first driver since K.C. Spurlock in 1990 to win in his Pro debut

1998, ‘The Snake’s’ Double Strike

The two fuel cars owned by Don “the Snake” Prudhomme double up with wins by Larry Dixon and Ron Capps. Prudhomme hasn’t won as a driver or owner in Pomona since 1978

2001, Rookies Rule

Former Top Alcohol Dragster racer Darrell Russell joins Gary Scelzi and K.C. Spurlock as the only drivers to score in their Professional debuts by winning aboard Joe Amato’s Top Fuel dragster with rookie crew chief Jimmy Walsh

2006, That’s Really Showing ’em

Robert Hight’s Funny Car engine blows in round two, destroying the body. The team pulls the body off its show car and wins

2008, The Kid is All Right

Former Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Antron Brown shows that he is as adept on four wheels as on two when he qualifies No. 1 in his Top Fuel debut

Palm Beach Nitro Jam tickets on sale Friday

Hottest tickets in drag racing on sale Friday

Tickets as low as $25 for inaugural Palm Beach Nitro Jam

After a decade long absence from the Sunshine State one of drag racing’s most popular brands will make its long awaited return to Florida for the inaugural Palm Beach Nitro Jam January 29-30 at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Tickets for the two-day nitro-fueled spectacle will go on sale Friday at

Fans can beat the holiday rush and grab the best seats in the house or pick up the perfect gift for a loved one by logging on today.

“What a way to kick off the 2010 Nitro Jam season than by visiting one of the top facilities in the entire country with one of the biggest shows we have ever produced,” said Aaron Polburn, IHRA President. “Palm Beach International Raceway truly is one of the top destinations for drag racing and we are going to make sure that fans in attendance at the inaugural event see and hear things they will never forget.

“Nitro Jam is all about the fans and putting on an unforgettable show and we will do just that at PBIR.”

This one of a kind event will feature an incredible 20 nitro-burning dragsters and funny cars in Top Fuel, Pro Fuel and Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car, the first ever showdown between the 60,000 horsepower jet trucks of Shockwave and Super Shockwave, the quickest and fastest factory hot rods on the planet in Mountain Motor Pro Stock, the world’s only wheelstanding school bus the “Cool Bus” and over $30,000 worth of fireworks – all of which will be featured twice each night.

The inaugural Palm Beach Nitro Jam is scheduled for Friday and Saturday with a new race each night. Spectator tickets start at just $25 and all tickets include free parking, a free pit pass and admission to Fan Fest, a designated time prior to each race where the fans can get autographs, see the cars and witness “Thunder in the Pits” as all 20 nitro cars warm up at the same time.

Fan Fest is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. followed by the world’s biggest nitro show at 7 p.m.

Without a doubt this unique event will go down as one of the biggest drag racing entertainment events in Florida history and at the center of it all is beautiful Palm Beach International Raceway.

“This is literally one of the best tracks I have ever seen. We go to some world class facilities, but there is just something special about this place that is sure to make it a top destination for the IHRA and its different brands for years to come,” said Polburn. “I can’t wait to get next season underway.”

Firebird International Raceway, NHRA Move Up Date of 2010 Arizona Nationals

Arizona Sports Fans Won’t Have to Choose! Firebird International Raceway, NHRA Move Up Date of 2010 Arizona Nationals

Event Now Scheduled for Feb. 19-21 at Firebird International Raceway

GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY – Nov. 25, 2009 – Arizona sports fans have received an early holiday gift, courtesy of Firebird International Raceway and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).

In order to accommodate fans hoping to also attend the 2010 FBR Open, Firebird International Raceway in cooperation with NHRA has moved the dates of the 26th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals up a week. The race, a premier event on Arizona’s motor sports calendar, is now scheduled for Feb.19 -21, Firebird’s traditional annual date for this event.

“Arizona sports fans eagerly anticipate these two top events each year,” said Firebird Vice President Franki Buckman. “With the FBR Open pushing its dates forward to February, it was important to ensure our guests wouldn’t have to make a choice – that they could attend both!”

Tickets for the Feb. 19-21 event are currently on-sale and start as low as $33.00. Three-day passes are also available beginning at $99. All Gila River Indian Community members receive half-price tickets and children 5 and under receive free general admission access throughout the event. To purchase tickets to the 26th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, please call 602-268-0200, or visit

In addition to revising the dates for the 26th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, Firebird International Raceway has also finalized dates for two other important drag racing events. The NHRA NAPA Auto Parts National Time Trials are now scheduled from Jan 23-25, and the. NHRA Division 7 opener will now take place on Feb. 25-28. More information on both events can be found at

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


New Event in Tulsa, Okla. Added to South Central Division 

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 24, 2009) – NHRA officials released its 2010 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule today, which features 43 events, with a minimum of five races conducted in each of NHRA’s seven divisions.

The 2010 schedule also includes the addition of a new event May 15-17 at Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla. in the South Central Division.
NHRA Lucas Oil Series drivers in seven categories compete for valuable points leading to divisional and national championships and a share of the $561,000 purse.  The series also includes three sportsman-focused national events: the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La.; the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif.; and the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus, Ohio.
The 2010 season marks the ninth year of Lucas Oil’s support of NHRA sportsman racers in a partnership that extends through 2012.
Headlined by the powerful Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series allows racers to compete for a championship close to home.  Other categories that compete in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series are Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.  Some divisions also opt to run additional categories, including Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson.
“We are extremely proud to be involved with the dedicated racers who compete each weekend in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series,” said Forrest Lucas, owner and CEO of Lucas Oil Products.  “We can’t wait to start another successful and memorable racing season.”
Bonus programs available to competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series include the $100,000 JEGS Allstars, the NHRA Perfectly Strange Performance Award, in which a total of $45,000 is up for grabs throughout, and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson.  Individual divisions may also have additional bonus programs available to racers.
Some prominent graduates of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series who have gone on to successful careers in the NHRA Full Throttle Series include Brandon Bernstein, Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Ashley Force Hood, and Jeg Coughlin.
Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, greases, and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop and auto-parts industries.


April 30-May2    Atco Raceway*                                                   Atco, N.J.
May 28-30          Maple Grove Raceway                                        Reading, Pa.
July 2-4               Lebanon Valley Dragway                                     West Lebanon, N.Y.
Aug. 20-22         Cecil County Dragway                                         Rising Sun, Md.
Sept. 10-12         Old Bridge Township Raceway Park                   Englishtown, N.J.
Oct. 1-3              Atco Raceway                                                     Atco, N.J.

Feb. 12-14             Bradenton Motorsports Park                               Bradenton, Fla.
Feb. 19-21             Gainesville Raceway                                            Gainesville, Fla.
March 5-7              Orlando Speed World Dragway                          Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 11-13            Atlanta Dragway                                                  Commerce, Ga.
Oct. 15-17             Silver Dollar Raceway                                         Reynolds, Ga.

April 23-25            O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis                 Indianapolis
May 14-16             Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park       Norwalk, Ohio
June 11-13             Route 66 Raceway                                              Joliet, Ill.
July 10-11              Mid-Michigan Motorplex *                                  Stanton, Mich.
July 23-25              National Trail Raceway                                        Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 27-29            Beech Bend Raceway Park                                 Bowling Green, Ky.

April 23-25            Texas Motorplex                                                 Ennis, Texas
May 15-17             Tulsa Raceway Park                                            Tulsa, Okla.
June 11-13             Houston Raceway Park                                       Baytown, Texas
Sept. 17-19            No Problem Raceway                                         Belle Rose, La.
Oct. 22-24             Thunder Valley Raceway Park                             Noble, Okla.

April 23-25            SRCA Dragstrip                                                  Great Bend, Kan.
May 28-30             Brainerd International Raceway                            Brainerd, Minn.
June 18-20             Bandimere Speedway                                          Morrison, Colo.
Aug. 6-7                Cordova Raceway Park                                      Cordova, Ill.
Aug. 27-29            Heartland Park Topeka                                       Topeka, Kan.
Sept. 10-12            Tri-State Raceway                                               Earlville, Iowa

April 30-May 2      Firebird Raceway *                                             Boise, Idaho
May 28-30             Mission Raceway                                                Mission, B.C.
June 25-27             Woodburn Dragstrip                                            Woodburn, Ore.
Aug. 27-29            Pacific Raceways                                                 Seattle, Wash.
Sept. 24-26            TBA                                                                   

TBA                       Firebird International Raceway                             Chandler, Ariz.
TBA                       Southwestern International Raceway                    Tucson, Ariz.
June 11-13             Top Gun Raceway                                               Fallon, Nev.
July 23-25              Infineon Raceway                                                Sonoma, Calif.
Sept. 17-19            Auto Club Famoso Raceway                               Bakersfield, Calif.
Nov. 4-7                The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway             Las Vegas

March 19-21          JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals *             Belle Rose, La.
May 14-16             JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals*             Fontana, Calif.
June 5                    JEGS Allstars                                                      Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 24-26            JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals *        Columbus, Ohio

* Top Alcohol classes not contested