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NHRA POWERade DRAG RACING SERIES ENTERS SIXTH YEAR ON TSN

NHRA announced today that The Sports
Network (TSN) in Canada will televise the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series' entire 23-event schedule in 2007, dedicating nearly 60 hours of
programming to NHRA, the fastest and most exciting motorsport in the
world. It is the sixth consecutive year that TSN has featured NHRA
POWERade Series programming.

Highlighting TSN's 23-event, 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
telecast schedule will be coverage of the final round of eliminations
from each event.

WOLVERINE PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR TULSA

IHRA has announced outdoor footwear and apparel company Wolverine and sporting
good retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors will be the presenting sponsor of the
Tulsa, Okla., Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series event. The inaugural event, the
Skull Shine Sooner Nationals presented by Wolverine and Academy Sports +
Outdoors, will be held May 25 – 27 at
Tulsa
Raceway
Park.

 

“We at Wolverine
are very excited about being a first-time sponsor of the Skull Shine Sooner
Nationals,” said Christina Vernon, marketing manager for Wolverine. “Wolverine’s
footwear and apparel lines are made for those who live relentless, full-out
lives, and that category certainly includes drag racing enthusiasts.”

AMERICA DRAGSTER RETURNS

ad_logo.gifThe popular NHRA professional drag-racing behind-the-scenes show, "American
Dragster," will begin airing10 episodes of its second season on ESPN2
starting with Episode 1 on Feb.11, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Episode 2 will air on
Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m.
Subsequent Episodes 3 through 7 will air on March 3,
March 18, April 1, April 29 and June 2. Air dates for the final three are to
be determined. The entire schedule is listed below.

The show, which
featured Brut Revolution Dodge Funny Car driver Ron Capps and U.S. Army Top
Fuel pilot Tony Schumacher in its first season, adds Jagermeister Pro Stock
Driver Max Naylor and Pro Stock Driver Erica Endersto its lineup for the
second season.

PARTS PRO SIGNS DEAL WITH PMRA

Parts Pro Performance Centers will be sponsoring
the Crew Chief of the Race Award at each Pro Modified Racing Association series
event for 2007.

 

“The
Parts Pro Performance
Centers
Crew Chief of the Race Award was specifically designed to reward
the Crew Chief and the team of individuals that supports them,” explained Kevin
Dundas, General Manager of Karbelt Speed & Custom, the Eastern Canadian
Parts Pro Distribution center. “We will present the award at
each of the PMRA drag
racing series events in 2007.”

SNYDER SIGNS POWERSOURCE

The Snyder Motorsports Race Team is thrilled to announce
they have signed Powersource Transportation Inc. as a major associate sponsor
for the 2007 race season.  Powersource Transportation Inc. can haul a variety of
different products and pride themselves on the being able to meet the individual
shipment needs of their customers.  Driver, Mick Snyder, will also be sporting a
brand new, self-designed paint scheme when the season opens in March.

“We are very excited to be teaming up with Powersource
Transportation, Inc. this year.  They have a great company that excels in every
aspect of the transportation industry; hopefully, this will turn out to be a
successful venture for the both of us,” said the back-to-back-to-back Division 3
champion.

RACING AT FONTANA - PHOTO GALLERY

Photog Tim Marshall made a stop at Fontana on the way to Pomona. He sent us this PHOTO GALLERY .

GILBERTSON'S NEW SCHEME FOR IHRA

Nitro Funny Car racer Bob Gilbertson released an artist's conception of the new
paint scheme that will adorn his race car at all 12 of the IHRA Nitro Jam drag
racing series races for the 2007 season. 
 
Gilbertson, who will once again race both the
NHRA and IHRA circuits this year, wanted to do something a little different for
the IHRA races and commissioned John Bell, who designed his popular "Jungle Jim"
tribute car that he campaigned last year, to come up with a wild new scheme that
will feature his company Trick Tank and the many associate sponsors who support
his Terminator Motorsports team.

GET YOUR BAKERSFIELD TICKETS IN POMONA

Southern California drag race fans will be able to buy tickets for the
legendary March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway – Mar. 9-11 in Bakersfield
– locally at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona. The tickets
will be on sale during the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, Feb.
8-11 at the Fairplex in Pomona. A portion of the proceeds from the March
Meet ticket sales will benefit Museum programs.

"We know that many
fans will be at the Museum during the upcoming Winternationals," said Blake
Bowser, vice president and general manager of the Kern County Racing
Association, operators of Auto Club Famoso and producers of the fabled March
Meet.  "We want to make it convenient for them to get their March Meet
tickets early, while helping to benefit the Museum we all love."

RODGER BROGDON RACING HIRES RICKIE SMITH

Rodger Brogdon Racing announced this afternoon that noted crew chief
and tuner Rickie Smith will join the team this weekend in Pomona CA for
the opening race of the 2007 NHRA POWERade season.

Initial
early season testing in Houston showed that Brogdon’s new Pro Stock
team had the horsepower to compete in the very competitive Pro Stock
category, but during the Pro Stock Showdown event in Las Vegas this
past weekend the new car showed that the team would need to rein in the
new chassis to match up with the available horsepower. “Being able to
compare our car to everyone else during the showdown really got us
excited,” said Brogdon. “We struggled with the chassis set-up on
Saturday and ended up not making the cut for the Showdown.” “But we
kept after it and of the twenty cars that stayed and tested on Sunday
we were the seventh fastest and saw the elapsed times continue to
improve as well.”

BOGACKI WINS THE CASH

Noted bracket campaigner Luke Bogacki picked up his first win of the 2007 season
at his first event Saturday at the Footbrake Nationals at Mobile Dragway. 
There, Bogacki wheeled his familiar Mickey Thompson Tires backed Vega to a
$5,000 victory over Rick Ament.  Both drivers ran dead-on their dial-ins in the
final round, with Bogacki’s 5.693 (5.69 target) besting Ament’s 5.802 (5.80
dial) by a mere .006 by virtue of his .028 to .036 reaction advantage.

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