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SLAMMERS JOINS CONNOLLY AND KNOLL

Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): has announced a
partnership with Evan Knoll's Torco Racing Fuels to sponsor Dave
Connolly's 2007 Pro Stock NHRA championship effort.

Connolly, who finished third in 2006, will field a Co-Branded
Torco/Slammers Chevy Cobalt, teaming-up with current Slammers Ultimate
Milk driver, andthree-time world NHRA Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin
Jr. The chassis and engines for both cars will be supplied by Cagnazzi
Racing.

RACING TRADE SHOW, AUCTION AND SWAP MEET IN ATLANTA

Atlanta Motor Speedway’s infield and garage areas will be bustling with activity
when the Potts Auction Company conducts a trade show, swap meet and racers
auction this Saturday, Jan. 13.

 

“We
are excited to play host to this racer’s auction,” said Brandon Hutchison, vice president of events at AMS.
“This event will give oval track racers and drag racers an opportunity to sell
parts, engines and entire race cars. 
This is the perfect event to begin your race season
planning.”

ROCKINGHAM A FINALIST FOR NCMA AWARDS

Rockingham Dragway, the Carolinas’ fastest
racetrack, was named a finalist for North Carolina Motorsports Association
awards in two different categories. 

 The Rock, which hosts
more than 90 different events each season and is home to two events in the IHRA
eMax Drag Racing Series, was nominated in both the Event Facility and Marketing
categories.  The award winners will be revealed Jan. 30 during the annual NCMA
banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Charlotte.

BAKERSFIELD MARCH MEET HIRES PR FIRM

When it came time to choose an agency to help promote its March Meet drag
racing event, Blake and John Bowser of the Kern County Racing Association
(KCRA), operators of Auto Club Famoso Raceway, picked PCGCampbell in
Torrance, Calif. The reason:

PCGCampbell's success for clients at other
high-profile automotive such as the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion in
Bakersfield, Calif., the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey,
Calif., and multiple programs for Ford Racing and Ford Motor Company around
the country. 

JACK BECKMAN TO DRIVE MAIL TERMINAL SERVICES DODGE

 

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Jack Beckman will return to Don Schumacher Racing for the 2007 NHRA POWERade
Drag Racing Series to drive the MailTerminal Services Dodge Funny Car, team
owner Don Schumacher announced today. Schumacher also confirmed that he has
signed Beckman to drive for DSR through the 2009 season.

 

Beckman, a
former Top Fuel racer who joined DSR after the U.S. Nationals in2006 to
replace Whit Bazemore in the Matco Tools Dodge Charger, went from Funny Car
rookie to the fastest and quickest Funny Car pilot on the planet after
posting national-record passes at the season finale in Pomona: 4.662seconds,
and 333.66 mph. He also claimed his first NHRA pro victory in only his fourth
Funny Car race, at the season's penultimate event in Las Vegas.

TOP FUEL TEAM NOMINATED FOR MARKETING AWARD

Scott Griffin’s Serta
sponsored Top Fuel drag racing team has been selected as a finalist for the
North Carolina Motorsports Association Motorsports Industry  marketing award.
The Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the area of event and program
marketing by companies which manage, create, and activate marketing campaigns.
As a result of SGM’s efforts, Serta inked Accor hotels, whose brands include
Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn. Accor has long been a supporter of the National Hot
Rod Association through numerous marketing campaigns most notable of which is
the “Who Got the Light” award.

ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE RACING MILLICANS?

Another Millican is getting his feet wet...err..."dirty" in racing.
Dalton Millican recently competed in the Arenacross hosted by the Shelby Showplace Arena in Memphis, Tennessee.

RODGER BROGDON READY FOR PS TESTING; EARNS AWARD

This past weekend during the NHRA Lucas Oil division Four
awards banquet in Houston TX, Rodger Brogdon was awarded the prestigious
Division 4 “Good Guy of the Year” award. The award was presented this year to
Brogdon for his continued behind the scenes efforts that include sponsorship of
the Comp Eliminator category in the division and establishing and maintaining
an eliminator bonus contingency program that is now being duplicated across the
country. Rodger this past year also established a “Raise the Roof” fundraising
program to generate support for announcer Lynn Nickerson and his battle with
cancer. The program has generated a tremendous response from all spectrums of
the racing community, as well as a substantial amount of fan support and
contributions for the ailing Nickerson.

NHRA PRO MODIFIED SCHEDULE

According to a reliable source, the NHRA and AMS Staff Leasing have established a schedule but the official announcement is still in limbo.

PHIL READ WINS AUSSIE NIGHTFIRE

read.jpgReigning Australian Top Fuel Champion Phil Read made a serious points purchase
towards back-to-back crowns in the kings of the sport of Drag Racing, after
securing a strong win at the New Year's 'Night Fire' event at Queensland's
Wilowbank Raceway.

"It w as a challenging event with a lot of crew
assisting Santo Rapisarda and Allan Dobson as well and we even leant some bits
and pieces to the Lamattina team as well. However considering the outcome of the
weekend, it was all worthwhile," remarked Chief Wrench Bruce Read.

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