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STRUTMASTERS.COM TO BECOME CO-PRIMARY SPONSOR OF THE STRINGER PERFORMANCE NHRA TOP FUEL DRAGSTER FOR 2019

 

Strutmasters.com will increase its sponsorship of NHRA Top Fuel team Stringer Performance with driver Clay Millican in 2019 to become co-primary sponsor. Strutmasters.com will replace Great Clips, which is ending its sponsorship after the 2018 season, and will share co-primary positioning with longtime partner, Parts Plus. 

Strutmasters.com, which first partnered with Stringer Performance in 2017, has increased its marketing platform with the team over the last couple of years, growing the program from an associate sponsor status to having co-primary positioning for five events this season.

HIGHT, B. TORRENCE, ENDERS, AND M. SMITH EARN NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITIONS AT LUCAS OIL NATIONALS

Robert Hight raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and the 59th of his career at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
 
Billy Torrence (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

HIGHT LEADS SURPRISING FIRST DAY OF FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING AT LUCAS OIL NATS

What a difference a year makes.

One year ago Robert Hight was setting records and lighting the world on fire with the quickest Funny Car pass in NHRA history - an amazing 3.793 at 338.00 mph, a record that still stands today - on his way to a top qualifying position and an eventual semifinal finish. On Friday, Hight once again found himself atop the ladder, albeit a tad slower than last year.

BROWN LEADS PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING AT BRAINERD, SEEKING FIRST NO. 1 OF SEASON

It is safe to say that 2018 hasn’t been a typical Antron Brown year.

The three-time Top Fuel world champion has only one win and hasn’t topped qualifying once this season and currently sits sixth in the championship standings - his lowest position at this point in the year since 2013.

DID YOU MISS THIS WEEK'S WFO RADIO?

 

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Get ready for the ZOO! WFO is on the road to Indy, prior to the Lucas Oil Nationals. This week's NHRA Nitro features a full breakdown of the Lucas Oil Series championship points battles in each category. Terry McMillen discusses his best career season and a new venture. Tii Tharpe discusses his recent Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley win in Seattle and the final battle at the U.S. Nationals. Steve Collier, a Lucas Oil Series race who experienced an A/FD blow over in Kansas has great news for the WFO Universe. Motorsports Journalist, Evan Smith talks class racing. Paul La Sage AKA Torch talks about his journey in the NHRA world. NHRA's Alan Reinhart and Joe Castello preview Brainerd.

BROWN, HIGHT, ENDERS AND M. SMITH EARN PROVISIONAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT BRAINERD

Antron Brown is the preliminary No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and is shaping into a contender for his fourth Top Fuel world championship.

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

NHRA'S CONLEY MOVES TO TECH, THARP TO NEW DIV. 3 DIRECTOR ROLE

 

NHRA has announced that effective October 1, Jeff Conley will become NHRA director of technical services, moving on from his current position as NHRA’s North Central (Division 3) director. At that time, Atlanta Dragway general manager William Tharpe will take over the role of Division 3 director.

Conley joined NHRA in 2007 as a member of the certification team. In 2013 he became operations and track manager at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Before joining NHRA, Conley held a number of positions in racing including event coordinator and national tech director for NMCA and NMRA.

“ROADKILL” TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS

Fans attending the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota Aug. 16-19 will be in for an exciting treat. Motor Trend’s hit series, “Roadkill” will be on location to film an upcoming episode featuring on-track exhibition races with NHRA drag racers Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett.

SYDNEY DRAGWAY TO GIVE BACK TO FARMERS

 

Amid one of the most devastating weather events to face Australian farmers in recent years, a drought that has a grip on over 99% of NSW, Sydney Dragway has undertaken a donation program to help ease the hardship on these farmers. 

Effective immediately, at every Sydney Dragway owned and promoted event, $500 for every 1,000 paying adult spectators will be donated to Rural Aid Australia via the “Racing for our Farmers” fundraiser. 

AUSSIE PRO SLAMMER CHAMP JAMBOREE-BOUND

 

Paul Mouhayet, the world’s quickest driver on a 10.5 tIre, will contest the upcoming Honeywell Garrett Brisbane Jamboree presented by Link ECU and Tuners Edge in his 2017/2018 400 Thunder Pro Slammer Championship winning ’68 Ford Mustang.

The Sydney racer, who is also Australia’s quickest and fastest man in a ‘doored’ car, will contest the Moits Racing ‘Slammer in the IHRA Pro Mod category at the August 25/26 event at Willowbank Raceway.

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