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SONNY LEONARD BUILDS 1400-HORSEPOWER ENGINE FOR SUNNEN CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES AT PRI 2019

Performance Racing Industry (PRI) and Sunnen have teamed up with well-known manufacturers and legendary engine builder Sonny Leonard from Sonny’s World Class Racing to raffle a high-performance engine during the PRI Trade Show, December 12-14, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
 
Tickets for the 31st annual Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes are available now at victoryjunction.org/sunnen-sweepstakes, with all proceeds going to Victory Junction, a camp founded by NASCAR’s Petty family for children with serious illnesses.

STRICKLAND, HARRIS HEADLINE PDRA VALDOSTA WINNERS

 

Despite not qualifying for the eight-car field, Moroso Pro Boost driver John Strickland picked up the event win at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Summer Nationals Ignited by Lithium Pros Batteries. Strickland was racing as an alternate at the South Georgia Motorsports Park event, which was completed Sunday afternoon.

INTERVIEW - RICKIE SMITH HOLDS COURT, PT. 1

RAIN PUSHES PDRA SUMMER NATIONALS INTO SUNDAY

 

A second evening of heavy pop-up rain storms forced Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) officials to push Saturday eliminations for the PDRA Summer Nationals Ignited by Lithium Pros Batteries into Sunday. Racing will resume at 9 a.m. at South Georgia Motorsports Park to complete the all-eighth-mile series’ fourth of eight races.

LEADING AUSTRALIAN TEAM ON HUNT FOR NEW SPONSOR

 

Gulf Western Oil has parted ways with leading Australia Pro Slammer outfit Team Bray.

The naming rights sponsorship deal that commenced in 2016 and covered the two Pro Slammers driven by father and son Victor and Ben Bray, a Toyota Solara raced by Ben in Sports Compact and two burn-out cars.

TORRENCE EYES SCHUMACHER'S RECORDS

 

 
Back when Tony Schumacher was terrorizing Top Fuel drag racing in the mid-2000s, there were some who suggested that his was such a dominant performance that it never would be duplicated. 
 
After all, from 2006 through 2009, the former driver for the U.S. Army hoisted the trophy after nearly every third start, riding 31 tour victories to four consecutive championships. 
 
But that was then.  Ten years later, Steve Torrence is reminding everyone why we are told to “never say never.”

PHARRIS, HALSEY PACE RAIN-SHORTENED PDRA FRIDAY

Frequent pop-up rain showers prevented Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) officials from completing Friday qualifying at the PDRA Summer Nationals Ignited by Lithium Pros Batteries at South Georgia Motorsports Park. The all-eighth-mile series finished one of three scheduled qualifying sessions in all professional and sportsman classes, as well as two sessions in the Jr. Dragster classes.

BOBBY COTTRELL TAKES OVER UNFC POINTS LEAD

Defending Good Vibrations United Nitro Funny Car (UNFC) champion Bobby Cotrell ascended into the point lead for the popular Nostalgia Funny Car (AA/FC) series following a win at the recently completed Spring Nitro Nationals at Spokane County Raceway.

MATUSEK HEADED TO NHRA PRO STOCK

 

 A longtime standout in Pro Mod, Steve Matusek’s next three races will come in a brand-new class for the veteran.
 
Matusek will make his NHRA Pro Stock debut next month in Denver at the Mile-High NHRA Nationals, driving the Richard Freeman-owned Elite Motorsports ’19 Ford Mustang that made its first appearance a month ago in Chicago.

WILL TONY SCHUMACHER RETURN FOR U.S. NATIONALS?

 

Sources within the Don Schumacher Racing organization have insisted that they’re confident currently sidelined eight-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher will land a marketing partner, although after his 12-race absence nobody is predicting when that might happen.

But Tony Schumacher fans might have some hope of seeing their hero race again before the season is out, according to none other than his team owner dad.

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