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STRUTMASTERS UPGRADES TO PRIMARY SPONSOR FOR TF ROOKIE JUSTIN ASHLEY

 

Strutmasters, the leader in consumer strut and suspension products, will upgrade from major associate to primary sponsor status for Justin Ashley to compete at a minimum of 12 races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour. The move opens up the possibility that the 25-year-old Top Fuel pilot could make a run for the countdown to the championship.

Ashley, also a successful real estate developer, featured in the online reality show Fix Flip Fuel, is beyond ecstatic with this move.

AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR HIS SECOND SEASON IN TOP FUEL

 

After a hectic start, Top Fuel pilot Austin Prock had an impressive inaugural season in 2019 – winning the Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.

Prock finished eighth in the points standings, winning the race in Seattle, Aug. 4 and collecting five semifinal performances.

Now, with everything back in place, Prock is excited to get things going in 2020.

JASON LINE TO RETIRE FROM PRO STOCK DRIVING AFTER 2020 SEASON

NHRA celebrates 50 years of Pro Stock in 2020. Turning 50 and having 50 Pro Stock wins to his name, Jason Line feels the numbers add up just right for retiring from behind the wheel of the Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro. The three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion has dubbed this final season of driving for Ken Black Racing, "the Finish Line Tour."
 
Line will channel his fierce drive to win into building and tuning Pro Stock and Sportsman-class race engines at the Ken Black Racing shop in Mooresville, North Carolina.

SYDNEY DRAGWAY RAISING FUNDS FOR THOSE FIGHTING AUSSIE BRUSH FIRES

 

Drag Racing will come together as one this weekend at the Santo’s Summer Thunder at Sydney Dragway to help raise funds for one of the most critical volunteer organizations in our racing community.

The Berkshire Park Rural Fire Brigade has provided many of the fire crew, which has seen in action at Sydney Dragway over the past 15 Years. They are a valuable part of the fabric of Sydney Dragway, often performing a thankless and sometimes unseen task in keeping drivers safe.

The impact of the recent bushfires have been devastating. At the Santo’s Summer Thunder, Sydney Dragway will be holding several auctions with all proceeds raised to go directly to the Berkshire Park Rural Fire Brigade.

FORCE'S 2020 COPO CAMARO TO BE AUCTIONED AT BARRETT JACKSON

 

Chevrolet will auction the 2020 COPO Camaro John Force edition at the 49th Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction this weekend. Proceeds from the sale will benefit DonorsChoose.org, whose mission is to help classrooms in need so students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

“John Force is one of the most legendary drag racers in history – and his legend started with Chevrolet,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “We are proud to partner with him on this one-of-a-kind COPO Camaro and are excited to see what it will do on the auction block for charity.”

TJ COUGHLIN'S PRO STOCK TALENT COMES NATURAL

 

Gauging Troy Coughlin, Jr.'s enthusiasm level for driving a Pro Stocker, one might draw the conclusion the third-generation driver isn't brimming with excitement. After all, the multi-talented drag racer has already licensed in a Top Fuel dragster, driven a competitive Pro Modified, and currently campaigns a much faster Top Alcohol Dragster.

Don't be fooled, the kid is excited. He just learned long ago as a drag racer to sport a Poker Face.

"It's so different from anything I've ever driven before," Coughlin said, after his fourth run behind the wheel of the Jegs.com Pro Stock Camaro. "It's very cognitive, very athletic, and it's very difficult. You're trying to be so precise with shifting on time and hitting the tree and, and keeping it in the groove. So there's just a lot more going on, or there's more cognitive activity going through the brain."

COMPETITIONPLUS.COM TO LIVESTREAM PRO PRE-SEASON TEST IN LAS VEGAS

 

CompetitionPlus.com, a leading internet-based magazine for over 20 years, will once again bring live streaming video from the annual Professional Racers organization [PRO] test session, this year in Las Vegas. 

CompetitionPlusTV, the video department of CompetitionPlus.com, will partner with DragRacer.tv will broadcast the action through the popular CompetitionPlusTV YouTube channel.

"We are excited for the opportunity to provide drag racing fans what they clamor for at this time, and that's live drag racing," Bobby Bennett, Founder, and Publisher of CompetitionPlus.com said. "Last year  was our first-time live streaming, and we learned a lot to prepare us for this event."

TROY COUGHLIN JR. MAKES RUNS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF ELITE PRO STOCKER

 

Jeggie Coughlin has been busy for the last few days knocking the rust off of his clutch foot while testing with his Elite Performance teammates testing at Bradenton Motorsports Park just outside of Tampa, Fla.

Driving wasn't his only assignment Monday afternoon. Coughlin was getting a jack-of-all-trades driver accustomed to the ropes of driving a factory hot rod.

FORMER PSM WORLD CHAMP JERRY SAVOIE RUNNING A FULL SEASON IN 2020

 

Late last season, former NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Jerry Savoie had made it known he didn’t plan on competing in a full season in 2020.

That’s not the case anymore.

Savoie confirmed to Competition Plus he will pilot a Suzuki for his White Alligator Racing team for the full 16-race 2020 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season, which begins March 12-15 at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

“I’m definitely racing a full schedule,” Savoie said.

Savoie, who won his PSM world title in 2016, had a change of heart about his 2020 plans after he had such a strong finish to his 2019 season.

TOMMY JOHNSON JR TO DRIVE MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER DODGE IN 2020

 

The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention, by campaigning the MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

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