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TEAM HUSKY STEPS UP PROGRAM FOR 2007

kopp-motorsports-logo.jpgVeteran drag racer Rick Kopp will be turning up the wick in dramatic
fashion this year with the Team Husky Top Dragster. The Burlington,
Ontario resident and owner of Kopp Motorsports will be fielding an
entirely new race car in the Top Dragster class.

“We’ve got a new chassis,” said Kopp recently. “We’re in the process of
getting a new engine built. When we hit the track this year, we’re
going to be in a 200-mph car. I can’t wait.”

FEDERLIN CRASHES IN VEGAS

NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Steve Federlin crashed late Sunday
afternoon in testing. He was uninjured in the accident. We will post
more details once they become available.

EVAN KNOLL DONATES PROCEEDS OF T-SHIRT SALES

Team owner Evan Knoll will donate the proceeds of t-shirt sales for the Vietnam
Veterans/MIA-POW Top Fuel Dragster presented by Torco Race Fuels and Lucas Oil.
The funds will be dispersed amongst a group of approved
organizations.

Knoll believes this will further solidify the true message
this 8,000-horsepower dragster will convey. This entry is intended to serve as a
source of pride for over 1.6 million Vietnam veterans as well as to bring
awareness to the plight of the over 1,700 soldiers still missing in action from
the from that conflict.

THE VIOLENT NATURE OF WILL'S CRASH

Photog Frank Ranney captured this photograph in the middle of the Hillary Will crash. She emerged uninjured.


CONNOLLY WINS PS SUPER BOWL

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Dave Connolly, 23, has won two Pontiac Pro Stock preseason competitions
-- the Pro Stock Super Bowl in Houston in 2005 and this second edition
of the Showdown at Las Vegas.

And he said he's hoping for a little deja-vu. "When I won in '05, I
went on to Pomona and won there. I hope that pans out the same way," he
said.

Connolly, the No. 6 qualifier, won a close final-round drag race
against two-time series champion Jim Yates, the No. 12 entrant, and
earned the $5,000 winner's share. He drove his Torco/Slammers Ultimate
Milk Chevy Cobalt to a 6.714-second elapsed time at 204.91 to Yates'
6.742/204.91.

WILL CRASHES IN VEGAS TESTING

DSC_0812.jpgBarring an arm injury she sustained in a frightening accident Saturday afternoon
during the Last Chance Test Session, Top Fuel driver Hillary Will is expected to
be back in the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports Dragster this coming
weekend.

Despite her preference to stay at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
Will was transported to University Medical Center for assessment.
 
The second-year driver rode out the top-end crash, registering a
4.66-second elapsed time, and she was alert and talking with emergency personnel
immediately afterward.

ADRL TESTING PHOTOS

Staff photographer Roger Richards made the trip to Montgomery today for the official ADRL test session.

 

MONTGOMERY PHOTO GALLERY

ADRL-STYLE KABOOM!

Keith Baker, ADRL 2006 Pro Nitrous Champion, managed to bring a little heat
into a chilly pre-season test session at Montgomery Motorsport Park.

HOT DEBUT WITH A BANG

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Fire was not what Hannes Wernhart wanted to see again for a long time, let alone
his first time back in a race car.

But the agricultural innovator from
Bakersfield, California, who ironically drives for TNT Motorsports, saw his
Firebird nitro Funny Car erupt into flames just 100-150 feet off the starting
line Friday afternoon.

PIRANA-Z TO SPONSOR JONES TEAM

 

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Quarter-Max® Racing recently
made the announcement that they will field two new RJ Race Cars for their two
car team in 2007 with Mike Corvo Jr. driving the 2007 Chevy Cobalt and Frank Gugliotta driving the 2007 Ford Mustang.

 

Now, team owner Rick Jones
says “We are very pleased to announce that PiranaZ will be the primary sponsor
on the 2007 Ford Mustang that will be driven by Frank
Gugliotta. We are excited to be working with Mark Whisnant
from PiranaZ. They make some really cool apparel and we are proud to represent
them at the IHRA national events”.

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