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FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR FEMALE RACE FANS AT LAS VEGAS

Written by Administrator.

 


Mammovan-E-Flyer-9.30.14Funny Car racer Alexis DeJoria will arrive in Las Vegas for the NHRA Toyota Nationals, October 31-Nov 2, having won three races this season, but her biggest 2014 victory might come from off the race track, in the race to help defeat breast cancer.
 
Based on the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural ‘Free Mammograms for the Fans’ program presented by Alexis DeJoria Racing, the team has expanded its partnership with the Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), to offer FREE mammograms to female race fans attending the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this month.

 

 

PS DRIVER MCGAHA EXPERIENCING FRUSTRATING SUMMER

Written by Tracy Renck, photos courtesy of NHRA.

 

2014 Chris McGaha HeadChris McGaha is having a career year in NHRA’s Pro Stock class. He made the Countdown to the Championship for the first and he arrived at the Midwest Nationals in St. Louis 10th in points.

The Odessa, Texas driver, however, is far from smiling about his season.

 

 

STEVENS PAYS HOMAGE TO PENSKE RACING SHOCKS AT MAPLE GROVE

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unnamedRichie Stevens, driver of the Stevens-Enders Motorsports, Serving Orphans Worldwide, NHRA Pro Stock Camaro will be flying the Penske Racing Shocks logo this weekend at the company’s hometown NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA.

Tom Pierson of Pierson Construction has been a longtime supporter of Stevens through the years in the NHRA and ADRL, with the previous three races being no different.

 

 

SAMPEY SORTS OUT JUMBLE OF EMOTIONS, RETURNS TO PRO STOCK BIKE RACING

Written by Susan Wade, Photos by Michelle Simmons, Roger Richards, NHRA.

 

ANGELLEFor Angelle Sampey, the change was refreshing.

None of her friends in Mathews, La., talked about drag racing or Pro Stock Motorcycles or what elapsed time she had or what crazy NHRA fan said what on the Internet. Folks around the Raceland/Mathews community recognized her as the owner of Ava Jane's Baby Boutique, on Highway 1 by the Walmart. It was as if she neatly had put her 15-year, three-time championship career in a box, closed the lid, put that box in a closet up on a high shelf, and then slammed and locked the closet door.

 

 

WILD WEEKEND OF RACING ON TAP AT 'SHAKEDOWN AT THE SUMMIT'

Written by Administrator.

 

10423297 707313819345629 2864336619958951044 nDrivers from around the globe will unleash their unruly and unpredictable cars and bikes boasting blower, turbo, nitrous and naturally aspirated combinations during the Summit Racing Equipment Shakedown at the Summit presented by Mickey Thompson Tires, October 3-5, 2014, at Summit Motorsports Park.

This marks the park's second year presenting the event, which previously had been presented at a different facility by legendary Pro Mod and Drag Radial driver Dave Hance.

 

 

BROWN BACK IN THE TOP FUEL HUNT

Written by Mike Perry, photo by Roger Richards.

 

What can Brown do in the Countdown?

Plenty, if the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals are any indication.

 

 

COURTNEY FORCE CAPTURES ST. LOUIS FUNNY CAR TITLE

Written by Tracy Renck, Photo by Roger Richards.

 

Momentum is a wonderful thing, especially for Courtney Force these days.

The popular NHRA nitro Funny Car driver made it two wins in a row, beating Matt Hagan Sunday to take the title at Midwest Nationals in St. Louis.

 

 

CONNOLLY WINS AGAIN FOR GRAY MOTORSPORTS

Written by Tracy Renck, Photo by Roger Richards.

 

If this is Dave Connolly’s last season in NHRA’s Pro Stock class before moving up to Top Fuel, he’s definitely leaving his mark.

Connolly won his second-consecutive race, capturing the Midwest Nationals crown beating Jason Line Sunday in the finals at St. Louis.

 

 

SAVOIE WINS CAREER FIRST PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE WALLY

Written by Mike Perry, photo by Roger Richards.

 

When the win-light came on in Jerry Savoie’s lane, it sparked a starting line celebration that included most of the other drivers in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.

It was the fifth time in the 55 year-old’s career that he raced for a national event championship. It was the first time he was able to seal the deal.

 

 

KNOWLES RACES TO NHRA PRO MOD VICTORY AT ST. LOUIS

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Mike Knowles raced to his first career victory in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
 
Knowles, who qualified 14th, outran former world champion Von Smith in the final round to earn the win. Knowles used a quicker reaction time in his supercharged Knowles Transportation ’68 Chevy Camaro and a final round performance of 5.934 seconds at 244.65 mph to take the victory over Smith, whose supercharged Dr. Moon/Al-Anabi Racing ’69 Camaro posted a quicker, but losing 5.929 at 241.80.

 

 

KALITTA HOPES TO BOUNCE BACK IN ST. LOUIS

Written by Mike Perry, photo by Roger Richards.

 

tfDoug Kalitta has never won an NHRA world championship, and heading into the 2014 Countdown to the Championship he appeared to be in great position to claim his first.

Kalitta led the Top Fuel points standings heading into the six-race Countdown, but after first-round losses in Charlotte and Dallas, Kalitta entered the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals third in the points standings, 107 behind front-running Tony Schumacher.

 

 

ENDERS-STEVENS LEADS PRO STOCK FIELD

Written by Mike Perry, photo by Roger Richards.

 

ps2Erica Enders-Stevens must feel like she’s been seeing about 50 shades of Gray.

She is surrounded in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship Pro Stock standings by Gray Motorsports cars, with Dave Connolly (second) and Shane Gray (third) directly in front of her while Jonathan Gray sits fifth, right behind her.

 

 

COUGHLIN WINS CHARLOTTE POSTPONED PM EVENT, FIRST RD ST. LOUIS

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pmTroy Coughlin raced to victory in the delayed Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals and also won his first round matchup from the No. 1 qualifying position in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals on Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
 
When Pro Mod eliminations resume on Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m., Coughlin will be looking to earn his second Wally trophy of the weekend at the controls of his turbocharged JEGS.com Corvette.

 

 

CPTV VIDEO: BUFF TAKES A WILD RIDE IN ST. LOUIS

Written by Bobby Bennett.

 

 

DSC00582Troy Buff described his Q-1 pass, as a “smooth run.”

Then all hell broke loose during Q-1 at the NHRA AAA Midwest Nationals outside of St. Louis.

Buff, who drive’s Bill Miller’s BME dragster, suffered a blowout of his left rear Goodyear tire. He was uninjured in the incident.

 

 

JOHN FORCE CLAIMS PROVISIONAL POLE AT ST. LOUIS

Written by Mike Perry.

 

fc2John Force has accomplished more than any other racer in NHRA history, but that does not mean he’s satisfied.

The 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion is on a quest for title No. 17, and he sat on top of the championship points standings heading into the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis.

 

 

CRAMPTON ROCKETS TO THE TOP OF TOP FUEL SHEET

Written by Mike Perry.

 

tfJ.R. Todd and Richie Crampton are doing what they have to do…but Tony Schumacher is not giving then much to take advantage of.

Crampton entered the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals ninth in the Top Fuel Countdown to the Championship standings, 211 points behind first-place Tony Schumacher. Todd was fifth, 128 points back.

 

 

 

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