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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.

MIKE AIELLO FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Mike Aiello funeral arrangements:

 

Viewing: 7pm –10pm 11 January 2007

Klein Funeral Home

1400 W Main

Tomball, TX 77375

 

 

Memorial Service: 10am 12 January 2007

Christ the Redeemer Catholic

11507 Huffmeister

Houston, TX 77065

 

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to:

American
Diabetes Association in Mike’s name

JEG'S TO SUPPORT HOME TEAM

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The flag poles look a little different today at the headquarters of JEGS
Automotive Inc.  Normally the three flag poles in front of the corporate offices
fly the flags for The United State of America, State of Ohio and Team JEGS. 
Today an Ohio State Buckeyes flag was raised into position to show support for
The Ohio State Buckeyes and their quest for the BSC championship.

CARL SPIERING AND EATON ULTIMATE POWER TRIP

Consistency was the key to the success of the
Ultimate Power Trip in 2006, and Eaton Corporation's electrical business
(Canadian Operations) has announced drag racing personality Carl Spiering will
be back for 2007 flying the Eaton
colors.

Spiering, driving the Eaton
Supercharged Pro Modified 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, finished the 2006 season in
seventh position in the IHRA eMax Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series. Spiering was
one of two competitors competing in the full IHRA 2006 season to qualify at each
event. He continues to lead the chase for the 2007 Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified
Shootout that is to be contested at the Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals,
August 3 to 5, 2007, at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin
Michigan.

 

JIM MEISER FUNERAL SERVICES

Jim Meiser, an icon in the race
fuel industry and a close friend to many, succumbed to cancer on Thursday
afternoon. Meiser had been a part of the Torco Race Fuels family since 1996.

 

His services have been set.

 

The body will be at the J. Nelson Rigby Funeral Home in Media, PA. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8, 2007 from 10 AM - Noon. The burial will take place at 1 PM.


J. Nelson Rigby Funeral Home

1 W. Baltimore Ave.

Media, PA.

(610) 566-4526 

 

MAKING MAGIC MOTORSPORTS EXPO - PHOTO GALLERY

MAKING MAGIC MOTORSPORTS EXPO - Photo Gallery by Roger Richards

LUCAS TAKES THE BOBSLED SILVER MEDAL

bob13.jpgMorgan Lucas used precision driving abilities to steer through the dreaded
chicane and the harrowing Dick Trickle corner (Curve 18) on the Olympic Bobsled
run at the Lake Placid Olympic Sports facility to capture the silver medal among
a field of professional racecar drivers at the second annual Bodyne Bobsled
Charity Classic.


After discussing each driver's competitive runs among
themselves, Lucas took the key points to listen and learn allowing him to
negotiate the tight corners and wind up with the second quickest time only to be
outdone by last year's winner and son of a former Olympic Bobsledder, Boris
Said. Seven-time NASCAR modified champion Mike Stephanik took the
Bronze.

MUNCIE DRAGWAY HEADED TO NHRA

Sources indicated that yet another IHRA track has defected over to the NHRA. Muncie Dragway in Muncie, Indiana, is now an NHRA LODRS Division 3 track as confirmed by their official website. Once an official statement is made we will post it.

JEGGIE CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED

With 47 national event victories and three world championships to his credit,
veteran Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin brings a level of confidence and
expectation into the 2007 season. As driver of Victor Cagnazzi's Slammers
Ultimate Milk/Jegs.com Chevrolet Cobalt, Coughlin looks at the pending season as
a clean canvas, one he hopes to paint with a vivid and memorable return trip to
the top of the sport.
 
"I have every reason to think we'll contend for
the POWERade championship from the onset," said the 36-year-old from Delaware,
Ohio. "Having been fortunate enough in the past to have won it all, we know what
it takes to get there. It's a long journey and one that will undoubtedly be
filled with highs and lows. But if you believe in yourself and your team, which
I do, then I know from experience your dreams can come true."

HERZOG RE-SIGNS PEDREGON RACING

Pedregon Racing today announced that Herzog has re-signed as a major associate
sponsor with both Cruz and Tony Pedregon’s NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
Nitro Funny Car teams for 2007.

 

"I am extremely excited to have
the Herzog Companies back with our team heading into the 2007 season," Cruz
Pedregon said. "Herzog has been an integral part of our team’s growth since they
came on board. It’s always important to have proper funding, but more than that,
it’s important to have the right people behind your team – and Stan, Randy and
Bill Herzog and their staff have been great to work with. They have become true
friends of ours, and we value their personal support. I hope we can bring them
continued success and represent them well in the coming season, which hopefully
will allow us to continue this relationship for many more years."

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