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PRO STOCK DRIVER HARTFORD MAKES SEASON DEBUT AT PHOENIX

Veteran Pro Stock driver Matt Hartford confirmed to Competition Plus he will be making his 2018 season debut Feb. 23-25 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
 
“We look forward to racing in Phoenix because it is our hometown track,” Hartford said. “You get friends and family that can’t make it to any of the other races around the country, so you get to see them, and they get to see you race, and we look forward to that.”

PRUSIENSKY INKS THREE-RACE DEAL WITH WINDSTREAM

 

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, will sponsor Alan Prusiensky for three races this season. The sponsorship is in support of the launch of the new Kinetic Internet powered by Windstream brand.
 
“Kinetic by Windstream is proud to represent Prusiensky Racing this season in three races spanning Georgia and North Carolina,” says Stacy Hale, North Carolina area president of operations at Windstream. “We are confident that Alan will represent Windstream with honor as he races towards the Winner's Circle in the same high-speed fashion that Kinetic internet offers."

JOHN NOBILE UPBEAT ABOUT SON’S WINTERNATIONALS EFFORT

There’s no question Vincent Nobile and his Mountain View Tire Pro Stock team was in dire need of a positive jolt.

Nobile, who sat out the final five races of 2017 the season – Reading, Pa., St. Louis, Dallas, Las Vegas and Pomona – when his team owner Nick Mitsos decided to pull the plug, received a shot in the arm at the 2018 season-opening Winternationals Feb. 9-11, in Pomona, Calif.

EDELBROCK'S 'BIG CARB DEAL' IS BACK

Edelbrock is bringing back its annual "Big Carb Deal" consumer promotion for the 9th year in a row. Participating consumers can get a free air cleaner assembly (a $69.99 value) when they purchase a new Edelbrock AVS2 carburetor between March 1 and April 30, 2018.

Eligible purchases include any new AVS2 Series carburetor; this also includes Edelbrock's popular manifold and carburetor kits. Consumers can choose from the following Pro-Flo air cl

AEROMOTIVE ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF JON PESTINGER TO VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Aeromotive, the market leader in fuel delivery systems and components, announces the promotion of Jon Pestinger to vice president of sales. Formerly the company’s national sales manager, the new position became effective January 1.
 
Pestinger joined Aeromotive in 2012, soon after graduating from Kansas State University with a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Management. Immediately prior to employment at Aeromotive he was the top selling Camaro salesman in the state of Kansas at Hendrick Automotive Group.  
 

UPDATED: BRITTANY FORCE RACING THIS WEEKEND

 

Ten days after a harrowing crash, NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force depends on others to tell her what went wrong during the first round of eliminations at the NHRA Arizona Nationals outside of Phoenix, Az.

Force was racing Terry Haddock when her Monster Energy-sponsored dragster lost traction just shy of the 330-foot mark, spinning the tires and turning left. She was able to straighten the car just as the dragster crossed the centerline, but the momentum of the errant dragster carried into a solid side impact with the retaining wall. 

The subsequent retaining wall strike spun the dragster around, propelling it through the 1000-foot mark backward. Force's dragster then spun around yet again and rolled over on its side, and then upright where it slid to a stop with a trail of burning fuel behind it. 

To this date, she has watched only part of the incident, and for her, that small sampling was more than enough.

TOP FUEL DRIVER KINSLEY TO RACE AT PHOENIX

Before last year, Top Fuel pilot Kebin Kinsley was an unknown driver to most NHRA fans.
 
That changed last season at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. At NHRA’s premier race, Kinsley qualified No. 16 and then shocked the drag racing world by reaching the final round before his Cinderella run ended with a loss to Steve Torrence.

COUGHLIN LOOKING TO EXTEND HISTORIC MARK

 

Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't one to rest on his laurels, even if those achievements are pretty lofty.

Coughlin resides in exclusive company; so exclusive in fact that he's the only drag racer in the NHRA's 67-years of existence to win national event titles in seven different classes. 

This weekend Coughlin is prepared to raise the bar even higher this weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals located outside of Phoenix.  Coughlin plans to race Top Sportsman in Phil Unruh's Corvette in addition to his regular work in the JEGS.com/Elite Performance Pro Stocker.

TRACK RESURFACING PROJECT MOVING FULL SPEED AHEAD AT VMP

With the recent announcement by NHRA that Virginia Motorsports Park at Dinwidde, Virginia, would host the Virginia Nationals the weekend of June 8-10, track owners Tommy Franklin and family have been working all-out to prepare for the return of national event drag racing to the facility.

The last NHRA national event contested at Virginia Motorsports Park was in 2009.

A YEAR OF PERSONAL MISFORTUNE ERASED WITH ONE BILLY GLIDDEN RUN

 

A year ago, Billy Glidden found himself battered, bruised, and a bit stunned after making his first test hit of the 2017 season.

The small-tire icon turned Pro Modified racer left the starting line at Orlando Speed World hard when his "tired" Mustang abruptly turned right and impacted the retaining wall before crossing the track where it struck the left retaining wall. Glidden was knocked unconscious, but came to as medical personnel extracted him from the car. He suffered five broken ribs and bruised lungs,

One day short of the one year anniversary of the first in a number of personal hits, Glidden climbed behind the wheel of his 1968 Camaro sponsored by the Skillman Auto Group and made his first run of the 2018 season. 

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