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NHRA PRO MOD RULES ANNOUNCED

AMS Staff Leasing Pro Modified Challenge 2007 Rules
Revisions

After reviewing the rule changes from IHRA, we are of the
opinion that while pairity is critical to competition, we feel the racers have
paid enough money to try to balance the series. We have addressed the proposed
changes, and will abide by the published 2006 IHRA rules, with the following
amendments. These changes are pending final review and acceptance by the series
Board.

ROOMAN'S CHASE UPDATE - FINAL TALLY

 

TORCO’S CP.COM ANNOUNCES AN IMPORTANT ADDITION TO ITS STAFF

Torco’s
CompetitionPlus.com Publisher Bobby Bennett today announced two key moves to
further establish the Internet magazine’s position as a leading source for drag
racing news and commentary.

Jeff Wolf, nationally
known for his thought-provoking columns, which appear on Fridays in the Las Vegas Review Journal, will become a
monthly columnist for Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com.

 

DRAG RACING LOSES DOMESTIC NITRO SOURCE

DOW – ANGUS CEASING NITRO PRODUCTION NOTHING NEW TO
THE NHRA

 

The NHRA has known since
the beginning of the year that the Dow Chemical Brand has been looking to
change its status within the nitro community. Back in January, the company
indicated that it was ceasing international distribution of their product.
Yesterday they took it one step further.

Dow Chemical made their
announcement yesterday leaving the racing community with only two sources of
the fuel and both are produced in China. Only one, Wego (distributed
by VP Racing Fuels), is approved for use in the NHRA. The other Chinese source,
ProNitro, is not on that approved list.

WALLY PARKS NHRA MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM GETS GIFT

The Automobile Club of Southern California has presented a gift to
the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
to underwrite an exhibit honoring the Southern California Timing
Association (SCTA),
an organization instrumental in dry lakes racing and world land speed
record competition.  The exhibit is slated for Nov., 2007, the 70th
Anniversary
of the organization's formation.

PARDON THE DUST, WE’RE REMODELING

Starting Wednesday
morning, November 15, Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com will be making crucial
upgrades to the e-zine in order to improve your reading experience. Speed and
reliability are the keys to this upgrade.

We’ll spare you the
technical details, but in a nutshell, we’ll be presenting the site via multiple
computer servers, which will improve the current page loading time by as much
as 75% over our previous single server effort.

 

TODD NAMED NHRA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

5dsd_2789a.jpgJ.R. Todd’s surprising and impressive second-half performance was acknowledged
Monday night when the 24-year-old Top Fuel driver was chosen the 2006 Automobile
Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner -- NHRA’s Rookie of
the Year – at the annual POWERade Series awards ceremony.
 
Todd became
the odds-on favorite to win the coveted prize and accompanying $20,000 check by
winning three times in four final-round appearances over the last 11 races of
the 23-race season.

GILBERTSON NAMES DELAGO AS CREW CHIEF FOR 2007

Bob Gilbertson, owner/driver of the Autolite XP Spark Plugs/Prestone Antifreeze
nitro Funny Car announced that Tommy Delago, who has been with Terminator
Motorsports since 2005, has been named as his crew chief for the 2007
season.
 
Delago, along with Nick Boninfante Jr., had been
sharing the crew chief duties for the past two years but Boninfante has decided
to take time off from racing to tend to his family business, Boninfante
Performance Clutch Parts and spend more time with his wife Sara and their young
son Blake.
 

NHRA CROWNS WORLD CHAMPIONS

Tony Schumacher, still numb following an
unbelievable championship triumph
Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona,
headlined four world-championship
winning drivers crowned Monday evening
during the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag
Racing Series awards ceremony at the
scenic Westin Mission Hills Resort near
Palm Springs.

Three other NHRA POWERade Series world champions - John
Force, Jason
Line and Andrew Hines -- also were presented checks and trophies
for
their achievements during a memorable 2006 season.

ANOTHER HINES TRIPLE

Andrew Hines, 23, notched his hat trick of titles in the Pro Stock Motorcycle
category of NHRA POWERade competition while standing on the sidelines of Auto
Club Raceway at Pomona. After fouling in the first round of eliminations, the
23-year-old watched Craig Treble vanquish Antron Brown at the line, pulling his
second straight .005 departure from the Christmas Tree to post a 7.036 second
victory over Brown.

Noticeably shaken by his accomplishment – matching
brother Matt and Angelle Sampey as three-in-a-row titleholders – Hines said, “My
bike is an awesome machine right now. If we improve a little bit for 2007 we
hope to turn some heads.

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