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Jeg Coughlin on Sirius Satellite Radio - Thursday

Jeg Coughlin driver of the Slammers Ultimate Milk / JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt
will be a call-in guest on SIRIUS Speedway (Ch. 128) this Thursday. The show
airs Monday-Friday 3 - 6 PM (ET) and is rebroadcast same day from 10 PM - 1 AM
(ET).

JHRC 6.20 PST CLUB

In the past few seasons
the IHRA Pro Stock division has promoted classes for those drivers who ran in
the 6.40s and most recently the 6.30s. Jerry Haas Race Cars has stepped up to
the plate with a special 6.20s club called the “Magnificent Eight.”

TORCO PRESIDENT'S CUP NATIONALS POSTPONED

Eliminations for the Torco Racing Fuels President’s Cup Nationals have been postponed until Monday, October 2.

FINAL ROUND RESULTS FROM READING

Sunday's final results from the 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA
Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The $1.5 million race is the 20th of
23 in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series:

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PRO ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS FROM READING

Final round-by-round results from the 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA
Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the 20th of 23 events in the $50
million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE -- J.R. Todd, 4.595, 316.01 def. Cory McClenathan,
13.254, 79.33; Hillary Will, 4.597, 316.97 def. Bob Vandergriff,
10.958, 86.09; Melanie Troxel, 4.576, 320.81 def. Larry Dixon, 10.245,
96.29; Brandon Bernstein, 7.064, 210.67 def. David Baca, 10.033, 78.17;
Tony Schumacher, 4.512, 310.98 was unopposed; Doug Kalitta, 4.543,
325.53 def. Luigi Novelli, 6.800, 116.39; Rod Fuller, 4.582, 328.46
def. Doug Herbert, 5.095, 196.39; David Grubnic, 4.592, 290.57 def.
Morgan Lucas, 4.625, 310.55;

QUARTERFINALS --
Grubnic, 4.535, 323.43 def. Bernstein, 4.600,
313.00; Troxel, 4.536, 325.53 def. Fuller, 4.570, 311.56; Kalitta,
4.534, 329.02 def. Will, 8.885, 83.57; Todd, 4.502, 325.22 def.
Schumacher, 4.490, 325.37;

SEMIFINALS -- Troxel, 4.518, 328.70 def. Kalitta, 4.563, 327.11; Todd, 4.510, 327.82 def. Grubnic, 4.521, 325.77;

FINAL --
Todd, 4.494, 324.12 def. Troxel, 4.538, 324.28.

NHRA POINTS AFTER READING

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following
the 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, the
20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series -

WYATT WARMS UP

During the first round of eliminations, Jack Wyatt had a blaze-up but that didn't stop him from defeating low qualifier Bob Gilbertson. Roger Richards was the photographer that captured this shot.

CREASY'S KABOOM!

Dale Creasy bangs the supercharger during the first round of the IHRA Torco Race Fuels President's Cup Nationals in Budd's Creek. Ace photog Chris Simmons nailed the perfect shot. 

PALM BEACH NHRA SPORT COMPACT NATIONALS

TOWNSEND, EFANTIS AND LUMMUS ROUND OUT WINNERS FOR THE
PALM
BEACH NHRA SPORT COMPACT
NATIONALS

 

It took
a few weeks to happen, but the finals of
the rain-postponed Palm Beach NHRA Sport Compact Nationals from Moroso
Motorsports Park were completed at Old Bridge Raceway Park.  The event was completed during qualifying of
the NHRA Sport Compact Fallnationals presented by Toyo
Tires.

 

Ron Townsend (Pro FWD),
Paul Efantis (Modified), and Ron Lummus (Hot Rod) joined Gary White (Pro RWD)
and Norris Prayoonto (Honda Tuning All Motor) were winners of the event.  White and Prayoonto were able to clinch their
Wallys in Florida before the rains cut the event
short.

 

Townsend (Torrance, Calif.) collected his first career Wally by
simply staging his car.  His opponent,
Jason Hunt, had broken two vertebrae in a car accident a few weeks earlier.  Despite this situation Townsend still sent
his car down the track to a time of 8.63 seconds at 155.24
mph.

FOLEY ON THE MEND

Doug Foley was at the office of his orthopedic specialist Friday instead of at
Maryland International Raceway, continuing his battle with Clay Millican for the
Top Fuel lead. The Sewell, New Jersey, driver is starting to mend from injuries
he sustained in this past Monday's final round against Millican at the
rain-delayed Canadian Nationals finals.

"Doug's doing a lot better. He's
still really sore," Tim Lewis, business partner with Foley for the past six and
a half years and co-owner of the Torco-sponsored dragster with him, said Friday.

Foley, recovering from a concussion, is banged up from head to toe and,
according to Lewis, is "full of bruises."

Foley's left leg is broken in
two places, just above the ankle and just below the knee. He has a separated
right shoulder and four cracked ribs on his right side. He also suffered a
chipped tooth.

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