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dragstock.jpgAdvance tickets for the ADRL's Eastern Race Fuels Dragstock IV, the event that
last year attracted more than 100 Outlaw Pro Mod race cars and the largest
single-day crowd in Rockingham Dragway history, are on sale now at the main
ticket office.

This year's event, part of the Flowmaster ADRL
national-event series, will be contested Sept. 14-15, with champions crowned in
all four ADRL pro categories: Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5, and Pro
Extreme Motorcycle.

Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood says he can't
wait to get the show back on a high-performance racetrack that last year yielded
the quickest and fastest eighth-mile runs in history (3.813 seconds at 198.44
mph by Jason Scruggs of Saltillo, Miss.).


The Torco’s
CompetitionPlus.com Iraq
correspondent Lee McKinney reports that it has reached the cooler months with
an average temperature of 120-plus degrees. Imagine the tough time a tuner
would have over there?

Lee reports the
troops are having a tough time over there.

“You guys watch
the news and you see how bad it is ... well magnify a hundred times over and
that is really how it is,” Lee said. “You all have helped me in the past send
items over to the troops in fact in 3 years together we sent over 317 care
boxes . I just came back from Camp
Victory today via Route Irish
which is the most dangerous stretch of road in the world and the
folks there are kicking ass and taking names.


Cagnazzi Racing will open its doors to race fans and the media on Thursday,
May 24 as part of SpeedWeek in Mooresville, North Carolina. Home to one of
the nation's premier Pro Stockdrag racing teams, this is a rare opportunity
for race fans to see what it takes to successfully compete on the 23-event
NHRA POWERade circuit.

Cagnazzi Racing will also make a very important
announcement at 10:30 amregarding future plans for the championship
contending team of Jeg CoughlinJr. and Dave Connolly. Both drivers will be
in attendance at the event alongwith the team's racing support vehicles, and
the Speedco / JEGS midway trailer.


J.W. Performance Transmissions to sponsor “Happy Hour” with a  live DJ
and Pit Pro Golf Cart Challenge during the JEG’S US Open Bracket
Championship presented by Racecraft Chassis and LB Trailers.

During the year 2007 J.W. Performance Transmissions will celebrate
their 31st year in business.  As part of the celebration the 31st entry
each day will receive a free J.W. Performance Transmissions log book
and hat courtesy of J.W. Performance Transmissions.  For details on
J.W. Performance Transmissions log onto www.racewithjw.com or call


JEGS Automotive, Inc. and the NHRA North Central Division have announced a
unique special 2007 year-end event for the new NHRA Spitzer Race Cars Top
Dragster Series. 

The inaugural Top Dragster JEGS Shootout event will be held in conjunction
with the NHRA JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway, Sept.


Bristol Dragway has wasted no time in preparing for the rescheduled O'Reilly
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Q. July 6 - 8. The 700-foot
launch pad has been removed and preparing for tomorrow's new concrete


Racing has concluded at the inaugural running of the Budweiser/Ohio
Lottery NHRA Lucas Oil “Cavalcade of Stars”.  Top Alcohol Dragster
pilot Bill Reichert and Top Alcohol Funny Driver Frank Manzo clinched
victories and took home their share of cash and contingency awards
worth more than $200,000.

After clinching the No. 1 position on Saturday it was smooth sailing
for defending Lucas Oil National Champion Reichert of Owosso, Mich.,
during eliminations on Sunday.  In the Semifinal, Reichert ran a top
speed of 274.33 with a pass of 5.256 seconds defeating Dave Hirata of
Lowell, Ind.  Reichert then came back in the final and took on Dave
Hedges Jr. of Plainwell, Mich.  There was no chance for Hedges as
Reichert pulled off the line and ran another impressive pass finishing
with a time of 5.268 seconds at 275.73 mph.  This is Reichert’s second
win of the season having clinched a victory at the O’Reilly NHRA Spring
Nationals earlier this year.


Bear's Performance Products Dodge Pro Stock Team has been a stable in IHRA Pro
Stock for a number of years. The world’s quickest and fastest Dodge powered Pro
Stocker has been headed by the O’Brien Brothers from the beginning, Larry
drives and Wayne
is the Crew Chief. With recent developments off the track the team will not be
attending the upcoming Skull Shine Sooner Nationals in Tulsa, OK
and has decided to park the race program for the immediate future.


The Pro Modified Racing Association season opener was an interesting event with
several firsts.
A record number of Pro Modifieds were entered for the first
race of the 2007 PMRA tour, held over the Victoria Day weekend racing at Toronto
Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario.

The top four qualifiers were taken
out in round one of eliminations.
The final round was between two US-based teams, each with
a Canadian engine building-program.
The race winner was the tenth different winner in as many
PMRA events since the series was started.


Joe Boniferro has long been known in Ontario and Western New York drag
racing circles for piloting some of the quickest Mopar-powered
doorslammers in the area. Now he is ready to put something back into
the sport. The 2006 joint Pro Modified Racing Association Pro Modified
Champion and his soon to be opened Boniferro Speed & Custom speed
shop are proud to unveil the Boniferro Speed & Custom Six Thirty
Club. The Club will be formed by the first nine racers (six plus three)
to run in the 6:30-second range during PMRA competition and each
qualified racer will receive a hand- crafted commemorative ring and
“I know there are guys out there running with us who can run in the
6:00s, but this is a regional series and not everyone can run the
numbers seen at IHRA events,” Boniferro explained. “This club is a
thank you to the racers who support the series and a bit of incentive
for the rest of us to step up and run a bit quicker. The fans will have
something more to get excited about as the elapsed times drop. It is
also a way to introduce Boniferro Speed & Custom to the racers and
the fans. I just hope I can manage to get one of those rings myself!”