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FRIDAY NHRA TORCO NATS QUALIFYING

Greg Anderson made drag racing history Friday when he recorded the
sport's first 6.5-second Pro Stock pass. Anderson covered Virginia
Motorsports Park's quarter-mile track in 6.598 seconds to lead
qualifying at the $1.6 million Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals.
 

Tony
Schumacher and Robert Hight are the other provisional qualifyingleaders
at the event, the 21st of 23 races in the $50 million NHRA POWERade
Series.

A potential national record, Anderson's mark could be
worth 20championship points if it holds through the weekend. Currently,
Anderson trails Summit Racing Pontiac GTO teammate Jason Line by 56
points forthe top spot in the POWERade standings. Line is second here
with a 6.602at 209.26 mph, the fastest Pro Stock speed in history.

LEGAL STREET RACING?

 

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BRINSFIELD WINS PIEDMONT BIG DOG

Dale Brinsfield
took the win at the last Big Dog race of the season at the legendary
Piedmont Dragway over Matt Giandrande.

ADRL WRAPS UP 2006 IN KENNEDALE

Two days of eighth-mile Pro  Modified racing
action at Texas Raceway will both bring an end to the FLOWMASTER American Drag
Racing League's 2006 season and serve as the  beginning of the 2007
campaign.

The GetWorkComp.com World Finals kicks off Friday with the
ADRL's second annual Battle for the Belts competition, two eight-car 
eliminators that will determine the 2006 ADRL Pro Extreme and Pro  Nitrous world
champions. The fields for those two events has already  been determined, and
when the final pair of cars in the Belts competition goes down the track Friday
night, the ADRL's 2006 season will have concluded.

AMERICAN DRAGSTER ON DVD

COMPLETE AMERICAN DRAGSTER FIRST-SEASON DVD AVAILABLE NOW

file000.jpgNew Rule Productions today announced the
availability of a DVD of the first season of the popular ESPN2 reality show,
American Dragster, featuring Ron Capps, driver of the Brut Revolution Dodge
Funny Car, and Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, in the U.S. Army Top Fuel
dragster.

This DVD features the complete 2005 season of these drivers
each fighting for a championship in their respective categories and includes all
the tense, exciting and dramatic moments and behind-the-scenes footage, both on
and off the track.

"This DVD is the result of a lot of hard work and
dedication by the production crew and drag racing teams," says Ryan Johnson,
Director/Executive Producer. "It took an amazing effort to create an entirely
new TV show about NHRA POWERade drag racing. It's the first of its kind and
we're pleased how well it did.  

"The great thing about the DVD is that
you can watch the shows back to back and really begin to see the overall
storyline in a way that most fans didn't see when it was broadcast on ESPN2.
It's a fast-moving series, and viewers will pick up details and comments that
they missed the first time. There's really a lot of action and emotion packed in
those half-hour shows!

KATE HARKER EYES TAD RANKS

Prior to moving to the United States this year, aspiring Aussie NHRA Top
Alcohol Dragster driver Kate Harker just thought she had the urge to compete in
NHRA's third fastest category.  After making successful laps at the Frank Hawley
Drag Racing School behind the wheel of one of his Blown Alcohol Dragsters, then
finishing her license in Tom Conway's World Championship winning A/Fuel
Dragster, Harker's desire to compete is greater than ever. 

The 23 year old
daughter of Aussie Top Alcohol Funny Car standout Steve Harker has her eye set
on joining the tour in 2007, and as if one Aussie "Shiela" wasn't enough, she'll
be joined by her identical twin sister Diana next year as well.  

Kate
and Diana aren't your run of the mill twenty something that just wants to drive
for the limelight.  Rather, they are true competitors at the heart who have
worked their way up the Australian sportsman ranks and look forward to the
challenge of competiting in the U.S. next year.

POKER FOR CHARITY

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children'sCharities will hold its
third annual "Cards for Kids" Texas Hold'em PokerTournament on Wednesday,
Oct. 25, at the Cannery Hotel & Casino. The charity
event will kick off
the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las
Vegas Motor
Speedway.

CHIP KING'S MOPAR TO FLY AGAIN

We had a sickening feeling in July when Chip King crashed his sleek 1969 Daytona - the result of a parachute malfunction. These spy shots from Vanishing Point Race Cars reveal the new car is almost ready to go again. The Daytona is expected to be back in action by Rockingham next week.

NHRA FUNNY CAR CONTENDERS TELECONFERENCE

Transcript of the NHRA POWERade Series teleconference Wednesday, Oct. 11.


JOHN FORCE
RON CAPPS
ROBERT HIGHT
GREG ANDERSON

ASHLEY FORCE NOT LIKELY TO DRIVE THIS SEASON

notes_aforce_edited-1.jpgJohn Force hinted earlier this year that he might put (daughter)
Ashley Force in a Nitro car possibly (in Las Vegas) or Pomona. In
yesterday's NHRA teleconference, Force said that is not happening now.

"No, that will not happen," Force said. "She's testing at
Richmond this week on Monday. She's flying in to test. She'll be
testing at Vegas. She'll be testing -- that will be the end of it till
we start testing the beginning of the season.

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