Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Upcoming Grand Bend events will determine Quick 32 Sportsman Series Champion

Teams in tight points battle going into Teamsters Union "Thunder by the Beach" finale

GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (August 30, 2010) – Although the season is winding down in the popular Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, the championship will not be decided until the final events are completed.
With fields of 16 Top Dragsters racing together and 16 Top Sportsman cars racing together, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series has had large fields of competitors, and they will be on hand for the Teamsters Union "Thunder by the Beach" September 3-5 at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario.
The fifth event of August 6-8 was postponed due to rain, and only the first two rounds of eliminations took place. The qualified teams that are still in the program for this race will finish off their eliminations with a Top Dragster and Top Sportsman victor declared, as well as an overall event champion.
After this race is completed, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series teams will take to the track once more during the Grand Bend weekend for their sixth and final race of 2010.
While Top Dragster driver Scott Wildgust of Wartburg, Ontario, has a slim Championship Point Award Series lead at present, the points leaders could be shuffled around after the winner of the uncompleted race is in the books.
Along with Wildgust, Buddy Forrest of Rochester, NY, and Melanie Simmons of Orillia, Ontario are high enough in the points and are still in the uncompleted race to have the best chance of advancing in the Top Dragster class. 
On the Top Sportsman side, Kevin Wicke of Stratford, Ontario, Steve Parkhurst of Belleville, Ontario, and Darryl McMillen of Goderich, Ontario are good bets for advancing, and it is likely that one of these six drivers could win the event.
But nothing is cast in stone at present, and along with the above six teams, others in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series that have a mathematical chance of winning the 2010 Championship Point Award Series include the team of Bill Wilson and Rob Gray of Ingersoll, Ontario, Darrin Grubb of Pine River, Ontario, Steve Corriveau of Fonthill, Ontario, Michael Hinbest of Orangeville, Ontario, and Jamie Bridge of Napanee, Ontario.
When present points leader Wildgust qualifies for the final event the odds drop to the eight teams of Wildgust, Parkhurst, Wilson and Gray, Forrest, Wicke, Grubb, McMillen, and Hinbest.
Along with the finale in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, the 2010 Pro Modified Racing Association champion will be decided during this Grand Bend event. At present Mike Stawicki of Medina, NY has a slim lead in the Championship Point Award Series presented by Magnum Auto Parts and Patio Passport.
The Teamsters Union "Thunder by the Beach" will feature the popular Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), www.PMRA.ca, and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, featuring Top Dragster and Top Sportsman action with quick six and seven-second cars.
The first qualifying session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday and round one of eliminations for the 32-car field will take place Sunday, starting at 11:00 a.m.
For information about the Teamsters Union "Thunder by the Beach" at the Grand Bend Motorplex, call (519) 238-7223 or visit www.grandbendmotorplex.com

Richmond Rolls Out Red Carpet For Nitro Jam's Return In October

Nitro Jam announces Military Appreciation Day, lowest ticket prices ever offered for World Finals

RICHMOND, Va. (August 31, 2010) – While much of the focus this past weekend was on the huge Nitro Jam in southern Maryland, just two hours south in the heart of downtown Richmond the state of Virginia was also gearing up for its chance to host the nation’s most exciting motorsports event as local officials rolled out the red carpet and welcomed Nitro Jam back to Virginia in anticipation of the Nitro Jam World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park in October. This past Friday drivers, media members, state representatives and a few special guests gathered at the James Center in downtown Richmond to celebrate the return of Nitro Jam to Virginia with a special press conference hosted by track General Manager Bryan Pierce and several Nitro Jam representatives.

During the hour-long ceremony speakers highlighted the debut of the brand new Nitro Jam format and the crowning of champions in all 10 professional and sportsman classes during the season finale at Virginia Motorsports Park October 15-16. Nitro Jam representatives also announced the lowest ticket prices ever offered for a Nitro Jam event at just $20 in advance and $10 for children. The Nitro Jam World Finals presented by the United States Air Force will also feature a weekend long celebration of the military with a Military Appreciation Day on Friday, October 15 and half price tickets throughout the weekend for all active military personnel. To kickoff the Military Appreciation Weekend Lt. Col. John Feather of the 317th Recruiting Squadron was on hand to talk about the unique partnership between Nitro Jam and the United State Air Force and the exciting weekend of championship racing and thrilling action on tap for the Nitro Jam World Finals.

At the conclusion of the press conference Virginia Motorsports Park General Manager Bryan Pierce and Nitro Jam representatives made a generous ticket donation to Operation Homefront and local representative Ryan Smith. Operation Homefront is an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded soldiers. Since its inception in 2002 Operation Homefront has provided more than $92 million dollars to programs to benefit military families. Also on hand to celebrate Nitro Jam’s return to Virginia were professional drivers Bruce Litton and John Dunn. Litton, driver of the Lucas Slick Mist Top Fuel Dragster, and Dunn, who had his beautiful 1973 Duster Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car on display, joined local sportsman racer Terry Logan in welcoming the crowd and talking about the upcoming event and what fans can expect at the biggest Nitro Jam of the season.

The IHRA Nitro Jam series, a division of Feld Motor Sports, the world’s largest live entertainment company, will be returning to Virginia the weekend of October 15-16 for the Nitro Jam World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Featuring a brand new format and a show never before seen in drag racing, the new Nitro Jam series features dozens of the world’s fastest nitro-burning dragsters and funny cars in addition to some of the most over the top exhibition acts on the planet. The all-new Nitro Jam has been a hit at facilities across North America and now the IHRA brings its biggest event yet to Virginia Motorsports Park for the 2010 season finale. This will be the first time the brand new event has been featured in Virginia as Virginia Motorsports Park prepares to host the world’s largest nitro party October 15-16.

Tickets for the Nitro Jam World Finals are being offered at the lowest prices ever for a Nitro Jam event and fans can save even more by purchasing in advance. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Nitro Jam website at http://www.nitrojam.com/ or by calling Virginia Motorsports Park at 804-862-3174.

PROJECT 1320 completes first interviews

Jon Lundberg, Dave McClelland interviews in the can!

Parma Heights, Ohio (31 August 2010) –  The Quarter Mile Foundation has announced the first set of interviews for the PROJECT 1320 documentary film series chronicling the birth and growth of drag racing and the performance aftermarket is in the can.

“To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. Dave and Jon have given a tangible beginning, an important step in the production process for this documentary series,” said Traci Hrudka, Foundation Chairman. “By filming these two icons together, a milestone has been made…in over 50 years of parallel history in the same sport, they have finally been brought together. Dave and Jon, who will be the narrators of the series, have witnessed so much of the growth and history of the sport and the industry, and their insights and recollections are priceless to the fabric of this undertaking.”

 “This was a very important pair to get done in the early stages of this project,” said Stephen Krystek, owner of Synthetic Human Pictures, the producer and director for PROJECT 1320. “Not only are these two icons, but their interviews and interactions provided our crew with deep insight of the interviews to come, and the people we will encounter. When PROJECT 1320 is completed, I suspect we’ll look back on these interviews as the cornerstone for this effort…they were that insightful.”

McClelland observed, "What an incredible couple of days...over 100 years of total announcing experience gathered in a studio for a story telling session.  This was one of those moments that the first liar didn't stand a chance!

“The result of three days of taping was over a dozen hours of incredible history of the great sport of drag racing, as seen and announced by two of the best known voices in the sport.  This was a rare instance where both of us were working the same event...an occurrence that has happened less than a half dozen times over a half century.  I cannot wait to see the finished shows!"

Said Lundberg, “This is a dream come true for me.  Dave and I had roughly parallel careers yet we took differing paths.  Being able to share early day drag racing and industry experiences with Dave McClelland, as those are preserved for a new generation, is one significant way we can give back to a way of life that has been very fulfilling.  By preserving the history of these congruent and complimentary activities perhaps we can enthuse new generations that they might carry the ball to heights yet undreamed of.  Now that’s truly exciting!”

Jon Lundberg began his announcing career in an impromptu fashion standing on a hay wagon at the unpaved Central Michigan Dragway (now the Mid Michigan Motorplex), in August 1955.   That experience placed Jon behind the microphone for many important match races and other special events throughout the country, plus major IHRA and AHRA races, plus many Goodguys Nostalgia races. He retired from active event announcing in 2001. His career has included active participation in the performance automotive aftermarket, serving as VP Marketing & Sales at Cyclone Exhaust, and working on the industry’s behalf elected to three terms as a member of the Board of Directors for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). He current is owner of Southwest Valuations, a highly respected vintage and race car automobile appraisal firm.

During his announcing career, Dave McClelland was the voice of nearly all of the NHRA national events from 1961 (the U.S. Nationals) until he retired in 2004 (NHRA World Finals). He was also a host of many NHRA television shows over the years. He was a well-known radio personality, particularly in the southern California area. Dave is a member of the SEMA Hall of Fame, and in semi-retirement, he lends his voice for radio, television and internet commercials for many aftermarket companies, plus video games. Additionally, he is the “Voice of the SEMA,” emceeing at a variety of industry functions, culminating with the SEMA Awards Banquet at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas every year.

MEDIA NOTE: For those attending the MAC Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals, QUARTER MILE FOUNDATION will be present in the Drag Racing Nostalgia area adjacent to the Manufacturer’s Midway area, displaying the iconic 1941 “Old Black Studebaker” of Junior Thompson, which won the “Little Eliminator” title at the 1958 U.S. Nationals, held at Oklahoma CityOkla. The Foundation would welcome a chance to further discuss PROJECT 1320 and the goals for the film series and the organization.

First interviews for PROJECT 1320 complete, Dave McClelland and Jon Lundberg record the moment on film with the Synthetic Human Pictures team.
Front (L-R): Stephen Krystek, owner of Synthetic Human Pictures LLC (Producer/Director, Camera Operator), Jarod Anderson (Audio/Boom Operator)
Seated (Middle): Jon Lundberg, Dave McClelland
Rear (L-R): Charlie Steak (Interviewer), Hayden Blades (Lighting), Jason Bria(Lighting), David Matteson (Camera) 

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods "Rumble At The Grove"

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Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods "Rumble At The Grove" by www.godragracing.org. The 1320 Warriors shake and rattle the hillsides of Pennsylvania in Brute Force Pro Modified Action. Steve King And Freddy Scriba were victorious in less than six seconds.


CLERMONT, Ind. - With nine victories in nine final round appearances, Larry Dixon's regular season performance in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was extremely impressive.

Because of his stout run in his Al-Anabi Racing dragster during the first 17 races of the season, the two-time world champion must be feeling a sense of anticipation as he heads into the upcoming six playoff races as the top seed and category-favorite.

Despite all those who may tell Dixon that he's got world championship No. 3 locked up, he knows better. Last year he finished second by two points to arch-rival Tony Schumacher. This season he's not guaranteeing anything, despite the strong regular season. He knows his Al-Anabi team led by team manager Alan Johnson and crew chief Jason McCulloch will need to work hard during the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship to close the deal.

That hard work begins at the biggest race of them all, the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil, Sept. 1-6 at historic O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. The race, the first of six events in the Countdown to the Championship, will be showcased in 10 hours of coverage on ESPN2 HD.

Dixon is a three-time winner of the event and a six-time finalist there. His primary rival, seven-time world champ Schumacher, has won at Indy a record eight times in 10 finals. Therefore, to get off to a great start in the playoffs, Dixon says a win at Indy would go a long way in that department.

"We're not going to have a different approach at all going into Indy," Dixon said. "I've never been a No. 1 seed before, and I'm excited going into Indy. I'm not even thinking about the playoffs, really. I'm thinking about Indy. That is such a big race in itself that you always want to try and do well there."

Dixon won the U.S. Nationals during his rookie season in 1995, forming an instant bond with the tradition-rich event held each Labor Day weekend. He beat Schumacher in the U.S. Nationals final in 2005 for his most recent win there.

"Whether it's your first or fourth win, the U.S. Nationals is a special event for most racers, and I'm one of them," Dixon said.  "I have a lot of memories of going to that race when I was a kid, and it's a big deal.  What it means to do well at the U.S. Nationals has been ingrained in my head all my life.  Fortunately I've won three times, and a fourth with the Al-Anabi team would mean a lot."

Dixon earned his No. 1 seed for the playoffs by racing to victories at the season-opening 50th Winternationals at Pomona, and following that memorable victory with wins at Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, Englishtown, Norwalk, Sonoma and Brainerd. He says during that stretch his Al-Anabi team really came into its own on the track and is well prepared for the playoffs.

"We've won so many different ways," Dixon said. "We smoked the tires and won a final that way. Another time we pedaled the car and other times we have ran all right. There are so many variables and you can just have one hiccup and somebody else wins. I feel lucky. That is straight up how I feel about it. I've had seasons where I haven't won one race, so to have a season where you have won nine, it is overwhelming. These races are so hard to win."

As are championship titles. Dixon's two series crowns came in 2002 and 2003 during dominating seasons when he won eight and nine races during each of those seasons respectively. With a victory at Indy Dixon could set a personal best for victories in a season and inch that much closer to his third world championship.

However, with U.S. Army dragster driver Schumacher lurking to keep his amazing championship streak going and hungry drivers like veteran Cory McClenathan, still searching for his elusive first series title in his FRAM dragster, and former motorcycle racer turned nitro driver Antron Brown looking to break through as well, Dixon knows the championship run promises to be filled with challenges.

The competition in the 7,000 horsepower category goes even deeper with Doug Kalitta hovering in stealth mode in his DEWALT/Stanley/Mac Tools dragster, Brandon Bernstein looking to make a charge in his Copart/Lucas Oil dragster and GEICO Powersports dragster driver Morgan Lucas capable of striking with a win at any time.

"There are 10 teams with an equal chance to win the Full Throttle Championship so it's way early to even talk about a championship," Dixon said. "But if we are lucky enough to pull it off, it would mean as much to me as everyone else on this team including His Highness Sheik Khalid.  He had a goal and vision, and (team manager) Alan (Johnson), (crew chief) Jason (McCulloch) and everyone else left other jobs to be a part of the Al-Anabi team.  If we are successful, it would mean a lot to win a championship for our Al-Anabi team, but it would mean even more to win the title for Sheik Khalid and bring the NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel championship to the people of Qatar."

. SCHEDULE: The first of five qualifying sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 3. Two sessions will be held on Sept. 4 at 3 and 6 p.m. and the final two qualifying sessions will take place on Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Final eliminations begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 6.

. TICKETS: Tickets are available for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. Tickets are available by calling (800) 884-NHRA (6472), or online at http://www.nhratix.com/.

. ON TV: ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise more than 10 hours of coverage of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. One hour of qualifying coverage will air on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. (ET). NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show will air on Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. (ET). Two more qualifying shows will air on Sept. 5, a two-hour and 30-minute show at 11:30 a.m. (ET), and a two hour show at 5 p.m. (ET). Five hours of final eliminations coverage will air on Monday, Sept. 6, starting at 1 p.m. (ET).

. LUCAS OIL SERIES: The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil also will feature competition in all categories of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, where the future stars of the NHRA Full Throttle Series are born. Lucas Oil Series qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and eliminations begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 and continue through Monday, Sept. 6.

. GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES: NHRA's newest touring series will make its eighth start of the 10-race season at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. The series features some of the world's fastest and most unique doorslammer cars, with an eclectic mix of vintage and late-model body styles, in quarter-mile competition. The first of four rounds of qualifying will be held on Friday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The first round of eliminations is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5. Eliminations will continue on Monday, Sept. 6.

. ON THE WEB: Get live timing, scoring, multimedia and the latest news updates from every NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event on the Internet at www.nhra.com. Visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Grand Bend Motorplex, Final Round Results Aug 28-29

BIG RIG NATIONALS Final Round Results
Sunday August 29, 2010

Champion – Dan Buchner #979, Lucan – 85 Dodge Ram
RT .245, ET 13.564, MPH 98.47, D/I 13.60
R/U – David Keller #875, Harrow – 91 Jeep
RT .066, ET 16.892, MPH 78.95, D/I 16.93

Champion – Mike Jessop #892, Totteham – 96 Kenworth T800
RT .390, ET 19.381, MPH 66.65, D/I 18.90
R/U – Dave Bradshaw #114, Kitchener – 07 Peterbuilt 379
RT .425, ET 18.489, MPH 71.90, D/I 18.50

Champion – Lou Nirta #988, Parkhill – 03 Duramax
RT .224, ET 16.227, MPH 83.58, D/I 15.80
R/U – Chrish Brush #06, Harrow – 86 Ford Lightning
RT .222, ET 16.342, MPH 79.66, D/I 16.40

Champion – Marie Bennett #327, Corunna – 95 Chevy S10
RT .148, ET 11.430, MPH 117.14, D/I 11.49
R/U – Doug Haslip #3437, Sarnia – 86 Chevy S10
RT -.010, ET 10.157, MPH 133.05, D/I 10.00

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Saturday August 28, 2010

Champion – Bob Jennings #1XDP, Mississauga – 2009
RT .003, ET 7.579, MPH 174.24, D/I 7.59
R/U – Frank Van de Peer #3400, Forest – 1968 GTO
RT .039, ET 10.219, MPH 129.92, D/I 10.23

Champion – Frank Kunktel #38, Stoney Creek – 38 Chev
RT .172, ET 13.051, MPH 100.20, D/I 13.02
R/U – Frank Roberts #7974, Shelburne – 64 Chev Impala
RT .211, ET 14.930, MPH 90.60, D/I 14.92

Champion – Dennis Demeyre #360, Corunna – 69 Dodge Dart
RT .156, ET 13.129, MPH 101.33, D/I 13.11
R/U – Donny Riehl #302, London – 83 Mustang
RT .054, ET 13.989, MPH 86.51, D/I 14.02

Champion – Todd Lewis #3XX3 – 85 Ranger
RT .003, ET 11.071, MPH 115.00, D/I 11.05
R/U – Rob Holden #318, Parkhill – 90 S10
RT .064, ET 9.944, MPH 128.97, D/I 9.96

Champion – Joe Crosby #88, Harrow – 06 KAW
RT .122, ET 9.717, MPH 129.58, D/I 9.65
R/U- Gary Heckadon #725, Paris – 98 Arctic Cat
RT .179, ET 10.213, MPH 127.78, D/I 10.02

JR 7.90
Champion – Karley Faubert #K430, Sarnia – 08 RPC
RT .272, ET 8.048, MPH 82.19, D/I 7.90
R/U – Kylie Paquette #992, Strathroy – 09 Outlaw Extrm
RT .444, ET 7.947, MPH 81.39, D/I 7.90

JR 8-12
Champion – Cassidy Carvell #2277, Kitchener – 09 ½ Scale
RT .085, ET 8.060, MPh 72.17, D/I 7-.94
R/U – Sam Nafziger #111, Milverton – 03 KCS
RT .333, ET 7.991, MPH 82.08, D/I 7.98

JR 13-17
Champion – Ryan Paquette #5555, Strathroy – 09 4 Link
RT .054, ET 7.948, MPH 79.54, D/I 7.90
R/U – Sarah Grennan #4296, Sarnia – 2010 RPC
RT .160, ET 7.916, MPH 82.04, D/I 7.90

Champion – Kevin Knight QX66, Corunna – 03 LJ Chassis
RT .012, ET 7.710, MPH 173.91, D/I 7.70
R/U – Nick Atkinson #300, Wyoming – 07 Mustang
RT .027, ET 8.427, MPH 160.68, D/I 8.45

Champion – Gary Pidgeon #1972, Courtright – 72 Nova
RT .271, ET 9.684, MPH 117.66, D/I 9.48
R/U – Rick Staples #33, Ingersoll – 33 Willys
RT .502, ET 10.123, MPH 125.68, D/I 10.13

Champion – Jay Talbot V331, Heidelberg – 71 Camaro
RT .065, ET 10.295, MPH 129.25, D/I 10.33
R/U – Mark Gubinski #3X72
RT -.020, ET 11.197, MPH 124.13, D/I 11.20

Champion – Paul Henderson #502, Bright – 70 Nova
RT .097, ET 12.102, MPH 109.22, D/I 12.02
R/U – Jack Hyde #107, Stratford – 66 Biscayne
RT -.086, ET 10.960, MPH 110.32, D/I 10.68

Champion – Gillian Bishop #1221
RT .060, ET 7.989, MPH 82.53, D/I 7.99
R/U – Karley Faubert #K430, Sarnia
RT .136, ET 7.872, MPH 82.92, D/I 7.90

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

IHRA SUNDAY: Manners Sets National Record, Dominates Pro Fuel

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2010 IHRA Budds Creek Sunday Results by IHRA. Sunday's final results from the 2010 IHRA Maryland Nitro Jam at Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Maryland.

2010 Topeka LODRS Final Results

Drag Racing Results: 2010 Topeka LODRS Final Results by NHRA. Final results from the 2010 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kansas.

IHRA SATURDAY: Hartman Pilots 'Bullet Bob' To Emotional Victory

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2010 IHRA Budds Creek Saturday Results by IHRA. Saturday's final results from the IHRA Maryland Nitro Jam at Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Maryland.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lagana Sporting Tasty New Look For Maryland Nitro Jam

BUDDS CREEK, Md. (August 28, 2010) – Nothing goes together better than burgers, fries and drag racing and for Bobby Lagana Jr. that combination has led to a tasty new partnership for this weekend's event in Maryland.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be helping out Bobby Lagana Jr. and his crew this weekend at the Maryland Nitro Jam at Maryland International Raceway and will also be participating during FanFest both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

With several stores in the area, Five Guys Burgers and Fries is excited to be involved with drag racing and especially the brand new Nitro Jam that is making its Maryland debut this weekend. In addition to adorning the side of Lagana's Top Fuel Dragster, representatives from Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be giving away shirts, Frisbees, water bottles and gift certificates to the Five Guys restaurants during FanFest.

Fans can also sign the side of Bobby Lagana's Five Guys dragster during FanFest, in addition to taking part in multiple family-friendly activities. This will be the first experience at a major drag racing event for many of the Five Guys representatives attending this weekend.

"I think 8,000 horsepower and the awesome taste of Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be an exciting combination," Lagana said. "Brian Correll is a friend of ours and he is the one who helped put this together this weekend. We will also be welcoming Matt Murell from Five Guys this weekend to see the awesome spectacle of Nitro Jam drag racing."

Safety Initiative Program an important part in drag racing series events

PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series well-equippedwith safety apparatus and personnel if needed
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (August 27, 2010) – Drag racing offers some of the most exciting and colorful racing in all of motorsport, but safety is an important element and cannot be overlooked.
When the Pro Modified Racing Association and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts stage an event, the fire and rescue safety crew is front and center throughout the racing in case of an emergency.
"Our squad works closely with the teams and supplement the venue's emergency and safety crew where we participate to ensure that a proper safety and emergency plan is in place to the benefit of our teams and their families, the track, the series, the sponsors and our fans", explained Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations. "The safety of our fans, drivers and crew members is a critical priority to the PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series". 
"The Pro Modified class is one of drag racing's most exciting and volatile classes and safety is a key element to our sport," said Jim Salemi of G-Force Race Cars. "The cars are constructed under strict technical and safety regulations provided by our sanctioning organizations. But to be a leader in our sport you need to run on the edge to be competitive and that can be dangerous. 
"These cars make hundreds of runs down the race track," Salemi continued. "It only takes one time for something to go wrong and you can be in trouble fast."
The PMRA and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series are pleased and thankful for the companies that play a leadership role in the Series' Safety Initiative Program which helps to reduce the risk factors and increase safety awareness at its races.
Leaf Racewear and Safety Equipment Inc. provides the PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series Fire and Rescue Safety team with two-piece fire suits, and these suits have the SFI specification rating of 3.2A/20. Suit material is set up in six categories from 3.2A/1 to the maximum 3.2A/20.
Leaf's Colin Grandy explained that the suits are of the highest rating and custom-made for the individual wearer.
"These suits have the top rating," he said. "The trick is to make them as safe as possible and provide comfort at the same time.
"This is important for these guys," he continued. "They are the ones that have to get right in there in case of an emergency."
Based in London, Ontario, Leaf Racewear has been supplying personal safety attire for the race industry for 26 years throughout North America.
Along with the fire-retardant suits, the PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series Fire and Rescue Safety team wears fire-resistant gloves, boots, and helmets. These items, courtesy of G-Force Race Cars in Tonawanda, NY, are from Stroud Safety Apparel which offers a full line of safety apparel and accessories, along with drag racing parachutes.
The PMRA and Quick 32 Sportsman Series are also pleased to have the involvement of Jones Brown Motorsports in the Series' Safety Initiative Program. Jones Brown Motorsports is the leader in motorsport insurance. Based in the US and Canada, for over 50 years, Jones Brown has provided the motorsport industry with a broad range of insurance coverage, products, and programs.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Portable Dynamometer added to Houston Super Chevy Show Manufacturers Midway

BAYTOWN, Texas (Aug. 27) - The Super Chevy Show, a national touring series that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, has been tabbed as a carnival of motorsports because it offers a little bit of everything for car enthusiasts.

Houston Raceway Park will add to the excitement when it hosts the eighth race of the season on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12.

The Houston Super Chevy Show presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts and Ron Craft Chevrolet, thanks to Pearland, Texas-based C.U.N.D.N. Racing, will offer use of a portable dynamometer to participants on both days.

“This is really an exciting addition to our upcoming Super Chevy Show event and I’m certain our loyal Chevy racers and participants will take advantage of this opportunity,” said Seth Angel, Houston Raceway Park general manager. “The Super Chevy Show Series offers a little something for everyone, whether it be the judged car show, the Bowtie Boulevard, racing, the swap meet, autocross, and now a portable dynamometer."

The dynamometer, which is one of several attractions for the two-day event, will be made available to race cars as well as participants who want to test their Chevy street machines. The portable device will not only measure the rear wheel horsepower and rear wheel torque, but will also record various engine parameters, including air fuel ratio of each participating vehicle. It was also produce a simulated quarter-mile printout.
C.U.N.D.N Racing, one of several of the growing list of vendors confirmed for the Manufacturers Midway, will set up the dynamometer in front of the midway for easy access on and off the dyno rollers. It's anticipated that each test will take approximately 20 minutes.

Other vendors confirmed for the Houston Super Chevy Show are O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ron Craft Chevrolet, Original Parts Group, GM Performance Division, Super Chevy Magazine, Featherlite Trailers, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Green Mountain Monogram, Minnesota Pneumatic, Jax Wax, Metro Moulded Parts, John’s Trim Shop and Arctic Cat.

The other draws for the two-day event will be three classes of sportsman racing; the always-popular car show, which now includes the new Bowtie Boulevard non-judged class, and a burnout contest; Revell's Make-N-Take modeling building program for kids and an autocross, which is scheduled from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday of the event. Bob Hall's Wheelstander will also make appearances on Saturday and Sunday.
The Bowtie Boulevard, formerly known as Show-N-Shine, provides Chevy car and truck owners the opportunity to display their automobiles in the show lot at each of the remaining events on the Super Chevy Show 30th Anniversary tour. The cost is $35 per entry, and will provide each driver the same access of a full event ticket at a $5 savings.

The Revell Make-N-Take program gives kids the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of their car enthusiasts parents by putting together snap-on car kits with help from expert model builders. The program will be held from noon-2 p.m. both days of the event in the newly constructed Tower Club.

Another big attraction to the weekend's activities will be a Chevy Street Cruise on Saturday morning of event weekend. The cruise will begin at 9 a.m. from Ron Craft Chevrolet in Baytown, and trek to Houston Raceway Park.

“While interest may vary in these aspects," Angel said, "we all have one common denominator - and that of course, is our love for the Chevy brand.”

More information is available at superchevyshow.com and houstonraceway.com


Friday, September 10
Gates Open: 2:00pm
Super Chevy Registration\Vendor &Racer Parking\Tech: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Houston Raceway Parks AAA Safe Street Night: 6:00pm
Secure Track: Midnight

Saturday, September 11
Gates Open: 8:00am
Chevy Street Cruise (Ron Craft Chevrolet, Baytown) 9:00am
Car Show Registration/Racer Tech Opens 9:00am
Bracket Time Trials: 10:00am
Revell Make 'N Take (Tower Club): 12 p.m. - 2 p.m
Pre-Race Ceremonies 12:45pm
Bracket Eliminations Rd. #1: 1:00pm
Featured Talent: Bob Hall’s Wheelstander 2:30pm
Car Show Awards Presentations in Tower Club 3:00pm
Featured Talent: Bob Hall’s Wheelstander 5:30pm
Secure Track: 6:00pm

Sunday, September 12
Gates Open: 8:00am
Car Show Registration Opens: 9:00am
Bracket Time Trial: 10:00am
Autocross: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Revell Make 'N Take (Tower Club): 12 p.m. - 2 p.m
Pre-Race Ceremonies: 12:45pm
Bonus Race Eliminations Rd. #1: 1:00pm
Burn-Out Contest: 2:30pm
Car Show Awards Presentations: 3:30pm
Final Rounds All Eliminators: 4:00pm
Secure Track: 5:00pm

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