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Racing in its own series, the wild and ferocious Super Street Outlaw 10.5 cars
will be part of the action when the Pro Modified Racing Association returns to
Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario Saturday, June 16, in the second in
the five-race 2007 PMRA tour.

The Kohler Road drag strip will be host to the Third
Annual KC Auto Family Day Spectacular - PMRA Challenge presented by Paul Wolf
Electric & Lighting Supply Inc., Sylvania and Independent Electrical
Since its inception about 12 years ago, Super Street
Outlaw class drag racing, also known as 10.5 -inch tire racing, has grown
tremendously. With a basic platform revolving around a stock- bodied muscle car
and stock-style front suspension, the class is restricted to a 10.5-inch wide
rear slick, and all entries must run mufflers to maintain some roots to their
street driven origin.
But after that, all bets are off.


Two Scelzis were
interviewed on Sunday. Can you correctly distinguish which is the adult
and which is the ten-year old?

During Sunday’s race, a
Scelzi was interviewed over the public address system.

“Boxers or briefs?” he was

“Thongs, because that’s
what my boxers became after that run,” he answered.


The Texas Motorplex,
home of the 2007 NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec,
September 20-23, has announced its annual summer incentive for customers who
purchase advanced tickets to the event.

For 2007 Texas Motorplex has teamed up with BRUT® and the producers of the hit
ESPN2 series American Dragster to offer the special edition, Season One American Dragster DVD courtesy of Brut
to pre-event ticket buyers. The entertaining series prominently features BRUT
Funny Car driver Ron Capps as well as other drivers on the NHRA PowerAde Tour
and includes behind the scenes access and chronicles stories and happenings of professional
race teams on and off the track.


With the experience of eight Pro Street championships in the last 10
years, it takes something special to make Pat Musi grin. Those smiles
came pretty easily at the recent NSCA Nationals where Musi reset both
ends of the Pro Street record with a 6.354 elapsed time at 224.06 MPH.
He also won that event to complete the hat trick for a near perfect


The 5th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion is billed as a one-of-a kind
American car lover’s dream featuring nostalgia drag racing and a host of cool
cars. For Jeg Coughlin Sr., the event represents a simple, yet enjoyable trip
down memory lane. As a Hall of Fame racer and the founder of JEGS Mail Order,
one of the world’s largest aftermarket high performance parts suppliers,
Coughlin has been at the forefront of hot rodding and drag racing for nearly
five decades. At this weekend’s Hot Rod Reunion at National Trail Raceway, he
will be honored as the event’s Grand Marshal.
“It is such an
honor to be named the Grand Marshal of this event,” said Coughlin. “I’ve always
said that the best part of these events is being able to see all of your old
friends and former competitors again. I can walk thought the pit area and
literally spend hours reminiscing about the good old days. As we get older, we
realize how special it is to be able to spend time with the people we’ve race
with and against for the last twenty, thirty years or more. My only complaint is
that there aren’t enough hours in the day to see everyone you want to


DMPE Inc. of Stevensville, Michigan has opened its doors in Perth
Australia. DMPE’s mission is to service the needs of the many
supercharged methanol burning customers in the growing sport of drag
racing in Australia.
The obvious name of DMPE DU (Down Under) seemed appropriate for the
adventure. Upon partnering with Adam Croker of Perth, WA the idea
became a reality.  In order to offer the Australian customers, the same
quality of service and knowledge, it was in order to transplant Croker
to the U.S. for training at DMPE Inc.
Croker, spent a month in Michigan at DMPE Inc, and has undergone
complete training with respect to servicing and repair of roots style
superchargers, fuel systems and ignitions.


Bob Gilbertson, owner/driver of Terminator Motorsport's Autolite Spark
Plugs/Prestone Antifreeze nitro Funny Car, announced that the very popular blue
"Jungle Jim" tribute car that he debuted at the Englishtown race in 2003, will
be on display at two different venues during the NHRA Super Nationals at Raceway
Park June 21-24.


The second annual Ultimate 64 Shootout was held June 8-10 at legendary Mountain
Park Dragway in Clay City, KY.  The racing action was jam packed, as twelve
separate winners were crowned on the weekend.
The marquee event of the weekend, the Ultimate 64 Shootout, featured a
64-car pre-entered field, with a single elimination format.  Each entrant put up
$1,500 for a spot in the field, with the winner taking home a cool $50,000!  Rob
Kropfeld drove his beautiful Vega Wagon to the $50,000 Ultimate 64 victory over
Chris Johnson on Saturday afternoon.  Johnson was in the midst of a stellar
weekend in his Race Tech Dragster, having already won a $5,000 event the
previous day.  Charlie Bellamy and Luke Bogacki were the semi-finalists.
The Footbrake version of the main event, a 64-car field of racers competing
for a $10,000 prize, was won by local racer and multi-time track champion Mason
Hatton.  Hatton defeated Alabama competitor and former B&M Series champion
Jared Pennington in the final round.  The semi-finalists in the Ultimate 64
Footbrake event included Rick Shepherd and Anthony Blackburn.


Sportsman racer Tim Powell was killed on Saturday, June 9, during a
tragic accident at Capitol Raceway in Maryland. Powell was from
Waldorf, Maryland.


Top Fuel driver Melanie Troxel and her husband, Funny Car driver Tommy
Johnson Jr., will be the hosts for a new ESPN drag racing reality based
half-hour television program titled King of the Strip.

Bristol-based Masters Entertainment Group will showcase drag racing at
its grassroots, hardcore best. Part game show, part reality show, 13 amateur
racers will compete against each other for the title “King of the Strip” to be
awarded at the end of the 13-week series.

There's a lot more at stake than just pride; each racer must be willing
to give up his or her car to the winner if they lose, while the winner has the
opportunity of advancing to the next episode and the next competitor.

Troxel and Johnson will negotiate and referee
the trials and tribulations of each of the competitors, likewise chosen for
their personas via auditions. O'Reilly
will be the backdrop for the show, which will be produced this week.