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MUSI HAS RUN-IN WITH A-BOARD IN ST. LOUIS

Second-generation driver Lizzy Musi also made her Pro Nitrous return in Frank Brandao's "King Kong" 2015 Dodge Dart during Friday night qualifying at the PDRA Mid-America Open at Gateway Motorsports Park after it underwent extensive repairs following a season-opening crash in Dallas. Unfortunately, the car sustained more damage to its nose Friday night when at the end of its burnout it darted right and punched the short, lane-separating wall leading up to the starting tree. Damage to the right, front corner of the car appeared minimal and largely cosmetic, but more repairs would be required before it could race again.

STANTON, HARVEY PACE RAIN-SHORTENED FRIDAY ST. LOUIS QUALIFYING

ROCKINGHAM LODRS DIV. 2 - PETERSON, BOICESCO AMONG SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT WINNERS

 

 

Brandon Peterson of Randleman, N.C., prevented an outsider sweep of Friday’s Sportsman Shootout by driving his 1995 Camaro to victory in the combined Super Stock-Stock category on the first day of NHRA Lucas Oil Series racing at Rockingham Dragway.

Peterson shared the Friday podium with Tony Morris of Winter Garden, Fla., winner in Super Comp; veteran Iggy Boicesco of Warminster, Pa., who drove his 2002 Corvette to victory in Super Gas; and John Rollins of High Springs, Fla., who won Super Street in his 1972 Chevy Nova.

LAMB, ADAMS LEAD QUALIFYING FOR JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS

LAMB'S DOUBLE VICTORY BOLSTERS TITLE HOPES

Justin Lamb drove to victory in both Competition Eliminator and Super Stock at last weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Division 7 event in Fontana, CA.  Behind the wheel of the A-1 Transmissions Cobalt owned by the Bowdish family and Ken Reich, Lamb earned his second Competition Eliminator victory of the young season.  Minutes later, he sealed the rare double-up with a Super Stock victory in his own Sunstate Companies backed Super Stock Cobalt.

“It’s difficult to win in any category, so to win two in one event is really special,” said Lamb.  “In Comp, we’ve got an incredible team.  Ken and the Bowdish family have a great hot rod and they’re a lot of fun to be around and work with; I’m just the fortunate one that gets to hop behind the wheel and let go of the switch.  In the Super Stock entry, we’ve got a great combination right now, and I’m driving pretty well.  Heck, our whole team seems to be clicking right now – Kyle and Ryen and doing really well and all of our cars have been flawless.”

CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN: CALE ARONSON WORKING HIS WAY BACK

Cale Aronson has never been so happy to get his butt kicked. 

The IHRA Pro Stock racer from Chillicothe, Mo., sees the regulated abuse as a sign one day he will be able to leave the mobility of his wheelchair and walk again.  Aronson was critically injured in an accident while racing April 25, 2015, which left him with a broken neck and spinal cord injury which resulted in him having little or no feeling below his neck. He underwent surgery three days later to repair damage caused by compressed vertebra. 

T-PED FLYING COLORS OF MICRO STRATEGIES AND RESOURCE 1 IN E-TOWN, READING

 

Micro Strategies, an award-winning technology company based in New Jersey, will sponsor two-time Mello Yellow NHRA Champion Tony Pedregon’s Nitro Funny Car at the upcoming NHRA Toyota Summernationals June 4-7 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park located in Englishtown, NJ, and at the NHRA Keystone Nationals in Reading, PA October 1-4. Also teaming with Pedregon is Resource 1, a national provider of IT staffing, as an associate sponsor for both events.

TASCA RACING UNDER PPG BANNER IN EPPING

SNEAK PEEK - RICKIE SMITH'S NEW JERRY BICKEL CAMARO

THE 2015 FORD TORINO GT, WILL IT BE ON THE STRIP ONE DAY?

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