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TROY COUGHLIN EXCITED ABOUT 2007

Fresh off his most successful drag racing season to date, Troy Coughlin is
looking at 2007 as his best opportunity yet to achieve his ultimate goal of a
world championship. Coughlin rode an impressive streak of four runner-up
finishes in seven national events to a second-place finish in the National
Muscle Car Association's Pro Street category in '06. Now he hopes to parlay that
on-track success to a title run in the 10-race AMS Pro Mod Challenge in the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series.
 
"If nothing else, 2006 was a great year for building our confidence as a
team," Coughlin said. "I feel like my driving was some of the best I've ever
done, but that was a direct result of the enormous confidence I had in my team.
Race after race and pass after pass, I knew I had the best racecar possible.

D.R.A.W. TO HOST FLORIDA GOLF TOURNAMENT!

This year the D.R.A.W. tournament will be appropriately names “Racer
Appreciation” Golf Tournament.” The 4-scramble style golf tournament will take
place on Wednesday, March 14th at Ironwood Golf Course located close
to Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida. 

VINNY ARCADI SERVICES ANNOUNCED

Vinny Arcadi Church Service -
No Funeral Home
Saturday January 6.
Our Lady of Pompeii
129 Laberack Ave.
Lancaster,
NY  14086
 
 
Cards / Donations
Memory Of Vinny Arcadi
Attn: John Arcadi
1970
Jamison Rd. East Aurora, NY
10452

STARDUST RECREATION UPDATE

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Justin Grant is almost completed with his recreation of Don Schumacher's 1970s Stardust Barracuda. He sent us a few pics of the project.

 

FIRST LOOK - MARTY LADWIG'S COBALT

 

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Champion sport compact racer Marty Ladwig will unleash a new race car for the
2007 NHRA season as the 13-time NHRA winner eyes a third championship and hopes
to become the first Front Wheel Drive racer to clock a six-second
elapsed time. Ladwig will compete
exclusively on the NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing
Series.

 

The 2007 Lucas Oil-sponsored
Chevrolet Cobalt will feature a full tube-chassis from S&W and will be
completed by Roush Industries. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter Ecotec engine
with a Garrett GT 45 turbocharger. The motor will run on Methanol and should
produce nearly 1,500 horsepower.

SEAN BELLEMEUR TO DRIVE FOR RON MEER MOTORSPORTS

Ron Meer Motorsports (RMM) has announced that they will have Sean
Bellemeur drive the Meer Homes Inc. Top Alcohol Funny Car. Bellemeur, a
25 year old second generation driver from Fullerton, CA will take over
the controls of the car with his sights set on the Lucas Oil Pacific
Division 7 Championship and the National Title. “To say I’m excited is
an understatement!” said Sean who spent the last three seasons driving
a funny car with his family. “It is going to be a lot of fun to work so
closely with such talents of the sport. I know I am going to learn a
lot and I really feel that we have a potent recipe to compete with the
best in the country.”

STOTT HAS ADRL PLANS IN MIND

Quain Stott plans to leave no stone unturned during the 2006 season.

DRAG RACE CANADA'S "DRAG RACER OF THE YEAR"

Within
its ongoing efforts to support Canada’s
drag racing scene, DragRaceCanada is pleased to announce its third annual
"Canadian Drag Racer of the Year" awards program designed to
recognize the top achieving Canadian drag racers this past 2006 racing season.


The 2006
DragRaceCanada "Drag Racer of the Year" awards program will honor four
Canadians; one Professional Pro driver,
one Sportsman driver, one Crew chief/Tuner
as well as the Most Improved/Up-And-Coming drag racer.

CONGRATULATIONS TO KENNY NOWLING

ADRL President Kenny Nowling has been recognized by Drag Racing Online e-zine as their Man of the Year.

NHRA FINALIST FOR DIVERSITY AWARD

The National Hot Rod Association, which has set the bar among
Motorsports sanctioning bodies in the field of diversity, was selected
as one of two finalists for the prestigious Diversity in Motorsports
Award following a 2006 season that was highlighted by the emergence of
Auto Club Road to the Future winner J.R. Todd.

The other finalist is the Urban Youth Racing School and the winner will
be announced next week, Tuesday Jan. 9, 2007, at the 11th annual Urban
Wheel Awards ceremony, which will take place at the Max M. Fisher Music
Center in Detroit. The Urban Wheel Awards ceremony is the only official
event honoring African-Americans, Latinos and Asians during the North
American International Auto Show.

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