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TUNER AARON BROOKS EXCITED TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH TF DRIVER JUSTIN ASHLEY

 

Accomplished crew chief Aaron Brooks knows what he will be doing for at least half of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Series.

Brooks will tune the Top Fuel dragster driven by second-generation driver Justin Ashley for Dustin Davis and the Davis Motorsports team.

WELLS USED CONSISTENCY TO LOCK UP MWPMS TITLE

 

Based on the strength of four number-one starts and two wins in the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS), Aaron Wells secured his first national Pro Mod championship early this October. Then, to punctuate the accomplishment, the new champ followed up one week later with another big victory in the inaugural Atomizer Racing Injectors MWPMS Invitational, held within the NHRA national event at the Texas Motorplex, near Dallas.

"The car's consistency was great all year long," Wells said of his Jerry Bickel-built, screw-blown '67 Mustang GT 500. "We had basically a semi-final or better at every race, so I really couldn't have dreamed of a better season. It's been kind of like a fairy tale where nothing really went wrong."

DEJORIA'S INITIAL TEST PROVES TEAM CAN CONTEND OUT OF THE BOX

 

It's just one test session, which has provided enough results to convince the tuning shot-callers they have a contender right out of the box.

Multi-time NHRA Funny Car race winner Alexis DeJoria announced in October she'd be returning to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a new team spearheaded by championship figures Del Worsham and Nicky Boninfante. What was intended to be a test session in Bakersfield, Ca., to knock off some rust, apparently had no rust to knock off, according to Boninfante. 

"That was the whole purpose of letting her get some runs and knock the rust off, so to speak," Bonifante said.  "But there wasn't any rust to be found. Some of the equipment that we already have is what we're going to use for next year. So we have some new, a lot of new equipment coming, but some of it was basically what she's going to start the season. It's a good head start on 2020."

A NEW PRO MOD MUSTANG FOR A TRACTOR PULLING CHAMPION

Drag racing is about to get another tractor pulling champion running up and down the drag strip.

New London, North Carolina's Stan Shelton has taken delivery of this beautiful supercharged Mustang from the Jerry Bickel race car emporium. Expect to see him running some PDRA Pro Boost as well as some outlaw Pro Modified.

LOUIS BREWSTER, DEAN OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RACING WRITERS, PASSES

 

A few years ago, at a media gathering at Pomona, Calif., John Force was regaling everyone with a story about misplacing one of his championship rings.

He had stopped at a fast-food restaurant for some breakfast and a cup of coffee. After leaving there, he happened to look down at his hand and saw the precious ring was missing from his finger. And that sent him into a tizzy.

He sped back to the restaurant and frantically told the workers there what had happened, and together they tore through bags of garbage looking for the bling. Finally, Force stopped to think for a minute and trace his steps of that morning. He looked in the newspaper box from which he had bought the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin to read as he enjoyed breakfast. And there sat the Funny Car champion’s dazzling ring – right on top of the stack of remaining newspapers, a good hour after he had bought his own copy.

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STEVIE "FAST" JACKSON'S EARLIEST LESSONS ARE HIS MOST VALUABLE

 

Sometimes what you don’t know cannot hurt you. 

For Steve “Fast” Jackson, the fast-talking and fast-driving 2019 NHRA Pro Modified champion, he knew how to drive a car, but a sponsor, now that was a different story. 

“I started out, just local racing at Carolina Dragway. I’d be there every Thursday night and Saturday or Sunday, as the gates opened, and just like we all did, just racing all the time,” Jackson told Don O’Neal on the Racers in Rental Cars podcast. “When I got into the tool business, that was mainly driven to try to earn more money to buy more parts. I think I started that thing when I was 26 or so, 25. You think I eat, sleep, and breathe it now? Now you should see me back then.

ROLAND LEONG TO BE RECOGNIZED BY STATE OF HAWAII

 

The most recognized Hawaiian in professional drag racing will soon be recognized by the state he's represented for decades. 

Roland Leong, largely known as the Hawaiian through his iconic dragsters and Funny Cars, will be officially recognized by state officials from Hawaii on November 27, 2019.  It is a Commendation from the Legislatures House of Representatives and Senate with a message from Governor David Ige.

The following is the proclamation Leong will receive. 

PHOTO GALLERY - WALK THE FLOOR OF THE MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE NATIONALS SHOW

Since 2009, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, has attracted droves of automobile enthusiasts of the performance persuasion.

The brainchild of Bob Ashton and his devoted supporters have presented the “MCACN,” an indoor show, as an outlet where showgoers can view up close and person the rarest, finest, and most intriguing examples of the muscle era.

NHRA DIRECTOR OF NHRA MUSEUM LARRY FISHER PASSES

 

Drag racing has lost an ambassador for the preservation of major league drag racing’s history.
 
Larry Fisher, Executive Director of the NHRA Motorsports Museum, passed away Friday evening at Loma Linda Medical Center. 

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