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THE TEXAS NITROUS CONNECTION

The San Antonio weekend marked the national event debut of the connection between Awesome
Motorsports and new engine builders Reher-Morrison. While David Reher has long
been regarded as a dyed-in-the-wool 500-inch Pro Stock racer and anti-Pro
Modified gear-head, it’s clearly evident that he’s jumped in feet first into a
new working relationship with Shannon Jenkins and Mike Castellana.

LOVE AND SACRIFICE FOR RACING

Though Jeff Dobbins recently acquired backing to compete in at least a few IHRA
Pro Stock events this season, it doesn’t mean everything is easy all of a sudden. In an
act of true sacrifice, Jeff’s wife Cindi gave up her plane ticket in exchange for a 24-hour ride in the team
hauler. She didn’t just ride though: she also took shifts driving the rig on the
long trip to central Texas, returning to the same site where Dobbins suffered a
nasty crash in 2005.

SHELBY COBRA OF A SPONSORSHIP

Alcohol Funny
Car driver Tony Bogolo, the 2003 Texas Nationals winner from Hamilton, OH,
struggled in his first two qualifying passes of 2007, but to be out on the track
at all is a positive. Bogolo currently has backing for one race courtesy of
Dynatek Racing, an exclusive OEM-style fuel injection system supplier and
distributor for Superperformance and their Shelby Cobra replicas.

IT’S PRONOUNCED COMMEESO

Raymond Commisso snatched the No. 1 qualifying position away from
Scott Cannon on the last run of the session, registering a 3.962 to Cannon’s
3.963 in the Steelback Beer ’67 Camaro. After extensive off-season testing with
the most recent IHRA rules, Commisso was thrilled with the pole position.

JON CAPPS HAS EXPLOSIVE DEBUT

If
you ask Jon Capps how his national event debut went Friday night in San Antonio,
chances are that he will smile and utter, “Explosive.”

Capps made a straight-as-a-string effort only to have the
engine explode the supercharger in the lights. An investigation revealed a
broken latch cap on an intake valve.

Capps was carrying the remnants of the broken part in his
pocket on Saturday. He’s nicknamed the part his “mojo.”

DRAG RACERS CALL FOR SAFER BARRIERS

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Both
Cory Mac and J R Todd expressed belief the installation of SAFER walls should be
considered at tracks hosting NHRA events.

“I
do think we need to institute some type of SAFER system,” Cory Mac said during a
visit to Bristol Motor Speedway on the morning of the Food City 500. “I don’t
think we would need them all the way down the track. We could do it from about
half track.”

ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM SAN ANTONIO 2007

Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Amalie
Oil Texas Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts at San Antonio Raceway, the
first of 12 events in the $19.5 million 2007 Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing
Series -

FINAL ROUND RESULTS FROM SAN ANTONIO 2007

Sunday's final results from the Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by NAPA
Auto Parts at San Antonio Raceway. 
The  race is the first of 12 in
the $19.5 million 2007 Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING SAN ANTONIO

Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Amalie
Oil Texas Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts at San Antonio Raceway, the
first of 12 events in the $19.5 million 2007 Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing
Series -

NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS AT WHICH FANS CAN REMEMBER ERIC MEDLEN

BP/Castrol, which established a special e-mail address for get well messages
while Eric Medlen was fighting for his life, has set up a new address at which
fans and friends can offer condolences to the family of the professional race
car driver, who succumbed to his injuries last Friday.
 
 Fans can leave their messages at [email protected].  Those
messages will be assembled, printed and placed in a scrapbook that will be
presented to the family.

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