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FIRST LOOK - SCOTT CANNON'S PONTIAC PRO MOD

A little over two decades ago, an obscure bracket racer from Lyman, South Carolina campaigned a stout 1968 Pontiac Firebird within Greer Dragway's Super Pro division. Scotty Cannon was that driver and graduated later into the Pro Modified division, scoring six world championships in his tenure. Cannon graduated to the fuel ranks in 1999 before returning to Pro Modified in 2004.

Scott Cannon, Jr., took over for his father in 2005 as the driver of the team's Torco Race Fuels-sponsored entry. The elder Cannon returns to the fuel ranks in 2007 but not before setting his son up with a slick ride courtesy of Jim Geese and Vanishing Point Race Cars.

COMP CAMS EXTENDS CAM HELP

Ever since its introduction, the
COMP Cams® CAM HELP® technical assistance service has helped hundreds of
thousands of automotive performance enthusiasts to make informed component
selections, correct malfunctions, and get the absolute best performance
available from their engines.

MICKEY THOMPSON'S NEW CONTINGENCY PROGRAM

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Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has just announced the launch of
a new contingency awards program for “Team M/T” racers. This revolutionary
program will provide for immediate compensation for race
winners.Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has just announced the launch of
a new contingency awards program for “Team M/T” racers. This revolutionary
program will provide for immediate compensation for race
winners.

Typically, racers must wait to receive their prize monies in the
form of a check delivered by standard mail services. Now, Team M/T offers
winning racers the option of receiving their prize monies immediately via a
special Encompass® American Express® credit card which is credited with a
pre-set balance upon confirmation from the racing sanctioning body regarding
race results.

BROGDON DIPS INTO THE 6.50s

Rodger Brogdon is having a tremendous rookie season thus far in 2007.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE TO SPONSOR NOTHSTEIN

Frank Parker, owner of ParkerTech Racing Services, and his driver,
Marty Nothstein, have announced that Texas Roadhouse restaurants will
be the primary sponsor of Parker’s 2007 National Hot Rod Association
Top Alcohol Funny Car team. 

ParkerTech’s upgraded Murph McKinney chassis will be topped by a 2007
Dodge Charger body, from Mopar, and driven by Olympic and World
Champion Nothstein. The Texas Roadhouse Dodge Charger Top Alcohol Funny
Car will debut February 17th at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Division 2 event at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida.

DOBSON LEADS AUSSIE SUMMERNATS QUALIFYING

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Alan Dobson, West Australian native and the driver of the Rapisarda Racing Top
Fuel dragster recorded the quickest run of his career with a 4.601-second pass
to claim the number one qualifying position going into tomorrow's final
eliminations of the fourth Summernationals prese nted by NRMA Motoring +
Services.

"I've wanted to make a return to Sydney and I couldn't think of
a better place to do it than at WSID - truly a world class facility," exclaimed
Dobson.

TIM MCAMIS RACE CARS BECOMES ADRL AND IHRA SPONSOR

Tim McAmis Race Cars announced the implementation of their
2007 sponsorship packages with IHRA & ADRL. The program will include
contingency payouts for the TMRC line of composite bodies and also the ability
to be on the manufacturers’ midway with their new support/display trailer.

HANNA AND CLACK READY FOR 2007

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, the Clack Motorsports NHRA Top Alcohol
Funny Car team will debut their new sponsor, The Big Easy Daiquiri Factory at
this weekend's Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener at Houston Raceway
Park.  The team is entering it's second full year of competition with driver
Will Hanna, who started racing at HRP at the age of 13.
 
Hanna, 28, of nearby Richwood, Texas, hopes to
start the year with a bang at his home track.

FORCE HEADED TO DAYTONA

John Force, a 14-time NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car world
champion and one of the greatest ambassadors for all motorsports, is visiting
Daytona International Speedway today, site of Sunday's Daytona
500.

Force, who has earned an NHRA record 122 victories and 131 No.
1 qualifying positions during his legendary career, will meet with
media and NASCAR drivers and team owners during his trip to the
historic NASCAR superspeedway.

THE 50-YEAR OLD ROOKIE

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When the right opportunity to go NHRA Pro Stock racing came along, Bill
Windham decided the time was right.

 

“I’m not getting any younger,” said Windham Wednesday, shortly before celebrating
his 50th birthday.  “I guess
I’ll be the oldest rookie in Pro Stock. 
I may be starting my new career at 50, but I am young at heart and have a
lot of energy.  I’m ready to have a
20-year career.”

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