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ESTN RETURNS TO SGMP

The popular test session hosted by South Georgia Motorsports Park and leading
Internet drag racing publication Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com, will return for
the seventh season during the week of March 8 – 12. This event has been hosted
in the years prior by Darlington Dragway and Virginia Motorsports Park found a
new home last year at SGMP with unparalleled success. Over 110 professional
entries rolled through the gates for the event.
 
“We had a lot of fun doing this,” event
coordinator Bobby Bennett said. “Shad Dean and the gang at South Georgia
Motorsports Park worked their fingers to the bone providing a great place for
the professionals to test. I am honored to have Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com
aligned with such a professional group.”
 

JEG'S TO JOIN SPEEDFREAKS

JEGS Automotive Inc, an industry leader in high-performance mail order parts,
has become a sponsor of the popular SpeedFreaks television and radio shows. JEGS
will be featured prominently on the set of the upcoming SpeedFreaks show, which
will air on ESPN2, as well as the nationally-syndicated SpeedFreaks radio
program.  The familiar yellow and black colors of JEGS will also seen throughout
their popular website (http://www.speedfreaks.tv/) where fans can
go to download their favorite media, video, Podcasts and more.
 
"I remember doing the SpeedFreaks show when they first got started and it's
been fun watching them grow," three-time NHRA champion Jeg Coughlin said. "The
upcoming shows on ESPN2 will be exciting to be a part of and we're psyched about
reaching all of the markets they hit on Sunday nights with their radio
show."

DREAM FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

What:  1st annual Hollywood’s Dream-A-Thon

When:  Starting:  December
18th at 8 p.m.
     Concluding: December 21st at 8 p.m.

Where: Denver
Police Department, District 3 station. (Located at I-25 and South
University)

FORCE TO SPEAK AT AARWBA CEREMONY

Fourteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force and American Le Mans Series
co-champ Rinaldo Capello are confirmed to join an all-star roster of drivers
attending the 37th annual American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters
Association’s All-America Team dinner, Saturday, January 13, at the Hyatt
Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

 

Force and Capello are the latest additions
to a confirmed list that includes: Indy 500 winner and IRL champion Sam Hornish
Jr., triple Champ Car World Series titlist Sebastien Bourdais, NHRA Top Fuel
title-holder Tony Schumacher, eight-time ARCA stock car king Frank Kimmel,
Grand-American Rolex Series and ALMS GT2 champion Jorg Bergmeister, Rolex Series
runner-up Luis Diaz, and Formula Ford 2000 champ J.R. Hildebrand. The drivers
and their teams/sponsors consider the AARWBA All-America Team ceremony so
important that both Bergmeister and Capello will be traveling from Europe, while
Diaz will be coming from Mexico
City for the second consecutive
year.

 

MIDWEST STREET MACHINES IN BYRON

The Illinois "Midwest" Street Machines (IMSM) are ready to kick off
their
third season of racing action in 2007 with the opening race to
be held at
Byron Dragway in Byron Illinois this April.

The primary objective of
IMSM is simple, we wanted to create a series
in which all racers of every
make and model can be treated equal. We
willingly open our doors to members
of the drag racing and road
racing communities. Our events are designed
around all levels of
racing enthusiasts. Our ultimate goal is to establish a
standard and
mark our place in the racing community that welcomes everyone
to come
and participate in our motorsports events.

TRI-STATE BECOMES NHRA TRACK

NHRA announced the addition of Tri-State Dragway to its roster of
member tracks beginning with the 2007 racing season.  The facility is
owned and operated by Bob and Pat Louden and is located just west of
Hamilton, Ohio, on Hwy 128.  It will be part of NHRA’s North Central
division.

PINKS TOP FUEL SHOW CONFIRMED

Top Fuel drivers Doug Foley and Bobby Lagana Jr. confirmed an appearance on the popular TV show Pinks next summer featuring their respective Top
Fuel dragsters. On the TV show, racers put up their
pink slips of their vehicles in a best-of-five drag race series. Just like the old days, the winner
takes ownership of the other person's car. Foley and Lagana
plan to do that with their Top Fuel dragsters.

 

PRI PHOTO GALLERY

12-15-06-pri.jpgThe Torco's CompetitionPlus.com staff covered the Performance Racing Industry trade show. We are proud to bring you an extensive photo gallery from our staff photographer Roger Richards.

 

PRI PHOTO GALLERY 

NOSTALGIA PRO COMP ASSOCIATION 2007 SCHEDULE

2007 NPCA Event Schedule

 

April 28 –
29 
NPCA Spring
Nationals 
O’Reilly Raceway
Park

  Indianapolis,
Indiana

 

May 19  Match Race
Mania/NPCA Northern Nationals  Route 66 Raceway

Joliet, Illinois

 

June 8 -10  Good Guys/NPCA
Hot Rod Nationals 
O’Reilly Raceway
Park

Indianapolis, Indiana

(No points will be
awarded at this event and you do not have to be a Good Guys or NPCA member to
participate)

 

July 7 – 8  NPCA Summer
Nationals 
Gateway International Raceway

St. Louis, Missouri

 

July 28 –
29 
NPCA Southern Nationals  Beech Bend Raceway

Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

August 11 –
12 
NPCA Eastern Nationals  Thompson
Raceway Park

Thompson, Ohio

 

September 8 – 9  NPCA Fall
Nationals 
O’Reilly Raceway
Park

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

October 6 –
7 
NPCA U.S. Finals 
Kansas City International Raceway

Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

 

Non NPCA Events

 

June 15-17  National Hot Rod
Reunion 
National Trail
Raceway

Columbus, Ohio

 

June 25   Slingshot Nationals  Cordova
Dragway Park

Cordova, Illinois (Event and Date are yet to be
determined)

 

September
3-4 
Time Machine
Nationals 
Great Lakes Dragaway

Union Grove, Wisconsin

ADRL ANNOUNCES 10-EVENT SCHEDULE; 10.5 TIRE CLASS

The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League unveiled its plans for the 2007
season today at the annual  Performance Racing Industry Trade Show,
announcing a 10-event racing  schedule, the addition of a third
points-earning class, and an  unprecedented level of television coverage for
the series.

The ADRL, entering its third full season as the nation's
premier eighth-mile drag racing sanctioning body, will hold 10 events in 
2007, up from seven last season. In addition to continuing a number  of
established national events such as the season-opening SpeedTech  Winter
Drags and the Eastern Race Fuels DRAGSTOCK event - the ADRL's  biggest and
oldest race - the ADRL will make its first appearance at  a number of
venues, including Norwalk, Ohio, and Radford, Va.

The series will also
introduce the Pro 10.5 class in 2007, increasing its points-earning classes
from two to three. The new class will join  the ADRL's established classes
in Pro Extreme and Pro Nitrous, giving  the series a presence throughout the
entire spectrum of doorslammer  racing.

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