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U.S. NATIONALS FAN FEST AT MONUMENT CIRCLE

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ChevyPerformanceUSNats 4cThe NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Fan Fest will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27, in downtown Indianapolis as a kickoff to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
 
The three-hour Fan Fest, which will begin at 11 a.m. in Monument Circle, will be highlighted by the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout lottery to determine the eighth and final drivers to qualify for that weekend’s big bonus events in Top Fuel and Funny Car. Eligible drivers will be entered into a weighted lottery based on fan votes collected on NHRA’s Facebook page following the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.

 

 

CHAD HEAD SELLING NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR

Written by Tracy Renck.

 

 

chad headChad Head loves driving his Nostalgia nitro Funny Car.

The problem is he doesn’t have the time to drive it as much as he wants. As a result, Head is putting the car up for sale.

 

 

SCHUMACHER LOOKS TO SURPASS GLIDDEN’S INDIANAPOLIS MARK

Written by Susan Wade.

 

Bob Glidden grabbed the ringing telephone.

“You’re lucky you caught me,” he told the caller. “I just came in the house. I’ve been out for a week, digging up a septic system.”

 

 

AEROMOTIVE TEAMS UP WITH ELITE, ERICA ENDERS-STEVENS

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2014 Erica Enders-Stevens HeadAeromotive Fuel Systems has announced that they have joined forces with NHRA Pro Stock racer, Erica Enders-Stevens. In conjunction with the sponsorship for Enders-Stevens, Aeromotive Inc. has also partnered with Richard Freeman's Elite Motorsports, the team for which Enders drives.

“This is a really cool opportunity for us,” says Aeromotive Founder and President, Steve Matusek. “We have not only been big supporters of Erica over the years, but we are huge fans too. We are so proud to see her having so much success and it’s great to show her how much we support her efforts with this partnership.”

 

 

 

BROWN AND MATCO CONTINUE 'TOOLS FOR THE CAUSE' CAMPAIGN

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imagesAntron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing's Matco Tools Top Fuel team will again race for a cause more important than NHRA Wally trophies this October, helping raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen during national breast cancer awareness month.

Building on the momentum of the Matco Tools "Tools for the Cause" program that has raised more than $425,000 for Komen, funding breast cancer research and lifesaving community programs, Matco will launch the "I Drive For" and #IDriveFor social media campaign through Sept. 15.

 

 

JE PISTONS NMCA MUSCLE CAR NATIONALS RESULTS

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Incredible. That’s the only word to use when describing this past weekend’s 8th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals featuring the Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series.  

The fifth race of the Flowmaster NMCA Drag Racing Series, featuring NHRA Unleashed presented by Aerospace Components, produced record runs and personal bests at Summit Motorsports Park. Despite high levels of humidity and warm temperatures, the legendary track surface at Summit Motorsports Park delivered consistent traction, allowing drivers and crew chiefs to remove the “guess factor” on a proper setup.

 

 

STAR RACING PARTNERS WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE LUBRICANTS

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Star Racing has announced that they have reached an agreement with High Performance Lubricants of Manteno, IL to market and endorse their quality oil products for the remainder of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, starting at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held in Indianapolis Labor Day weekend.“At Star Racing we have tried just about every oil out there” said team owner George Bryce. 

“We began using High Performance Lubricants Racing Oil last season.  The results have been fantastic.  All of our parts look wonderful when we inspect our engines. It’s simply the best oil we have ever used. We want to get the word out and make sure everybody knows about their great products. It’s not a secret anymore!”

 

 

MOTORSPORTS ARTISTS DONATE TALENT TO BENEFIT RILEY KIDS

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Some of the most renown motorsports artists in the country will share their talents with more than 4,000 fans at Friday's 9th annual Don Schumacher Racing Open House.

Local artist and illustrator Bruce Tatman has been part of every Open House and raised an estimated $5,000 to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Each year at the Open House Tatman works on an original painting that he donates to the live and Internet auction.

 

 

POINTS LEADERS DEMKE, BRAND TRIUMPH IN NHRA DIV. 5 LODRS

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Div5 WestCentral-4cIn the final results from Heartland Park Topeka and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Chris Demke, Tujunga, Calif., and Dale Brand of Sully, Iowa, took home the wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car respectively. With their weekend wins, both racers currently sit on top of the NHRA Lucas Oil National Championship point standings.
 
After a long day of racing, Demke worked his way through the field from the No.1 qualifying position and ran 5.336 seconds at 268.44 mph in his final round victory over Randy Meyer, Spring Hill, Kan., who clocked in at 5.383 seconds, 265.53 mph.

 

 

TEDESCO, HARKER CLAIM DIV.3 NHRA LODRA WINS

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Div3 NorthCentral-4cMia Tedesco raced to her first win in Top Alcohol Dragster and Steve Harker grabbed his 18th in Top Alcohol Funny Car at this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
 
Tedesco, Murrysville, Pa., qualified No. 2 and ran 5.30’s throughout eliminations to defeat John Finke, Wayne Morris and Marty Thacker for the win and the trophy to go along with her Super Gas and Super Comp trophies she has won previously in her career. Driving the Hirata Family Motorsports dragster, she clocked off a 5.327 second pass at 270.75 mph in the final round with former division champion Thacker who ran 5.463, 259.31.

 

 

JACKSONS ENJOY 50-PLUS YEARS OF RACING

Written by Tracy Renck.

 

LEAD Mom Bill Norwalk Drag StripOver the last 50 years, drag racing has gone through monumental changes.

Bill and Mary Ann Jackson have seen the evolution of the sport and after five decades-plus they are still racing.

 

WHAT'S AT STAKE AT THE U.S. NATIONALS

Written by Susan Wade.

dsa 2323 20140706 1959864731The 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, which takes place Aug. 27-Sept. 1 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, is celebrating a 60th birthday.
 
Some Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers are hoping to win the "Pin The Countdown Label On The Race Car" game, hoping not to be the odd man out in the playoff game of musical chairs. Here's a category-by-category look at which ones are staring at those 60 candles on the Indianapolis cake, closing their eyes, and making a wish before trying to blow away the competition.  

 

 

HENNEN MOTORSPORTS LANDS MAJOR SPONSORSHIP WITH GAS MONKEY GARAGE

Written by Chris Graves.

 

HennenTopFuelLaunchThe Hennen Motorsports Top Fuel team is proud to announce a major sponsorship for their debut event, the NHRA AAA Texas Fall Nationals coming up September 18-21st at the historic Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.  Dallas-based Gas Monkey Garage, with owner and television host Richard Rawlings, have come aboard as the primary sponsor of the Kebin Kinsley-driven, John Smith-tuned Top Fueler for the Fall Nationals and beyond.  Rawlings, the true definition of a gearhead and lover of the extreme horsepower and excitement of NHRA championship drag racing, couldn't be more excited to join team owner Roger Hennen as both hold big hopes for the future of this relationship.
 
"I'm really stoked to be involved with Roger Hennen Motorsports and NHRA drag racing," Said Rawlings. "We're going to do this Gas Monkey Garage style so you know it will rock! Top Fuel is the elite class in drag racing and we're anxious to hit the strip with the kings of the sport. Look out Dallas, here we come!"

 

NHRA UNVEILS 24-RACE 2015 SERIES SCHEDULE

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The 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule was announced today by NHRA officials. The 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Series will make its traditional stops across the country and remains the most geographically dispersed U.S. touring series in all of motorsports, reaching fans with its unique brand of high-horsepower entertainment from New England to California, Washington to Florida, and all points between.

Highlighting the schedule once again in 2015 will be the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-7.

The season again will open and close at famed Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. The season kicks off at Pomona with the NHRA Winternationals, Feb. 5-8, and closes at the historic dragstrip with the final race of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, the Auto Club NHRA Finals, Nov. 12-15.

 

 

MAD MAN TAYLOR UNLEASES INCREDIBLE 5.5-SECOND DOORSLAMMER RUN

Written by Bobby Bennett, photos by Roger Richards.

 

DSB 6359aFrankie "Mad Man" Taylor always wondered what his Pro Extreme Corvette would run in the quarter-mile. Thursday evening, during the Pacific Street Car Association's Anarchy Under the Arch event at Gateway International Raceway, Taylor and a score of doorslammer fans got the answer they were seeking.

Taylor stopped the clocks in 5.550 seconds at 260.91 miles per hour to qualify No. 1 in the Pro Line Racing Outlaw Pro Modified event. He ran 3.67 seconds to the eighth on the run.

 

 

RESULTS - PSCA'S ANARCHY AT THE ARCH

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