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ORANGE COUNTY (CALIF.) BRAIN TUMOR WALK HAS NHRA COMMUNITY TIES

 

Back in June of 2013, Jessica Gallardo’s life changed forever.

Gallardo, a former worker at NHRA, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In August of that year she underwent a life-threatening 12-hour surgery to remove the golf-ball sized tumor.

DID YOU MISS THIS WEEK'S WFO RADIO?

WFOLogo-TRANSP-smThis week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Rickie Smith, Corey Michalek, and Bobby Bennett all stop by to go WFO. Rickie Smith, the back to back Pro Modified World Champion will discuss his Bristol win. Corey Michalek will talk about racing in Norwalk, and Bobby Bennett will bring the HEAT! The NHRA's Alan Reinhart sets the table for the event.

 

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ROBERT PATRICK MAKES HIS RETURN TO NHRA J&A PRO MODIFIED SERIES

 

Robert Patrick makes his return to the NHRA J&A Pro Modified Series this weekend after a one-year absence in competing at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. In returning, Patrick will compete at a facility where he built the foundation for one of the more storied careers in mountain motor Pro Stock racing.

Patrick, a three-time winner at Summit Motorsports Park and driver of the Purvis Ford-sponsored nitrous Shelby Cobra Mustang, has won three times at the storied facility located outside of Cleveland, Ohio.

TEAM MCLEOD TEAMS WITH JEGS PERFORMANCE IN NORWALK

 

Team McLeod will feature JEGS Performance as Dealer of the Race with funny car driver, Paul Lee, at the helm. Throughout the weekend all McLeod purchases made through JEGS High Performance will receive a discount of 10% at checkout.

"Looking forward to racing at the Summit Motorsports Park with all our friends from JEGS. The McLeod Racing and JEGS Performance business relationship has grown tremendously and we wanted to show our appreciation. We continue to fuel the growth with this partnership which benefits anyone looking to buy McLeod products," said Lee.

KON-RODS TEAM SIGNS NEW PRIMARY SPONSOR

Kon Rodz Top Alcohol Funny Car Team  signed a multi-year primary sponsorship with Sta-Lube.  

Sta-Lube was co-founded in 1933 by University of Southern California (USC) professor Dr. Laird Stabler and his son Dwight Stabler. Dr. Stabler was one of the first innovators to use additives to create high performance motor oil.

Throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s Sta-Lube became well known for its racing motor oil. The company was an annual SCTA sponsor for the Utah based Bonneville National Speed Trials and regularly supported land speed, sprint, midget car and boat racing.

AEROSPACE COMPONENTS STEPS UP AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR COMPETITIONPLUS.COM FOR THE BALANCE OF 2015

CompetitionPlus.com and Aerospace Components announced today a partnership for the balance of the 2015 season. Aerospace Components will assume the role of title sponsorship and actively promote their vast product line.

CompetitionPlus.com, a leading online drag racing magazine, has been a primary go-to source for news you can trust since it launched in 1999. Providing up to the minute news reporting, the Spartanburg, SC-based publication has also become a strong marketing platform for Internet advertising.

MAJOR AUSSIE TRACKS REVEAL PLANS FOR 2015 - 2016 SEASON

They have a vision.

Following the major announcement on Tuesday, June 30 of Australia's three major drag racing facilities leaving the Australian National Drag Racing Association to form a new series, today the group revealed more of their vision. RELATED STORY: TRACKS LEAVE ANDRA

Leading the group will be Racing Onn Promotion, a group with strong ties to Adelaide International Raceway.  The Adelaide facility joins Willowbank Raceway [Brisbane], Sydney Dragway and the Perth Motorplex.

NHRA LEADERS TIPTOE THROUGH POST-COMPTON RETIREMENT PRESS CONFERENCE

With its announcement Wednesday that longtime Executive Vice-President / General Manager Peter Clifford has replaced the "retiring" Tom Compton as President, the National Hot Rod Association publicly concluded a messy, awkward transition of authority that had dragged on for at least a month.

Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, indicated the Glendora, Calif.-headquartered organization wasn't interested in "an on-the-job training session" for Compton's replacement. He said in an afternoon teleconference, "It made all the sense in the world" to choose Clifford.

"Peter has had his hands on everything that goes on in NHRA for a period of time and at all levels," Gardner said of the former CEO who has been with the company since 1997.

AN OPEN LETTER TO NHRA PRESIDENT PETER CLIFFORD FROM AN OPENLY OPTIMISTIC FAN

First let me say how excited I am for you to be taking the reins of NHRA. Your experience in understanding the complexities of the sanctioning body will be a great attribute as you move this organization forward. I know there are a number of exciting announcements on the horizon for the sport. My hope is this change will invigorate the entire organization from Glendora to the local tracks to fans around the world.

As the NHRA explores its broadcast options, I hope the NHRA is seriously considering adding a live streaming element or even a delayed stream of a fully produced broadcast. We can all agree that live TV is crucial but in this constantly changing media landscape it is also vital our current fans, and new fans have the ability to consume our sport on their schedule. Having live streaming available would reach younger viewers, address one of the biggest complaints we receive from our TV viewing fans, make our sport compelling for advertisers, and create value for our existing sponsors.

BREAKING NEWS - COMPTON OUT AS NHRA PRESIDENT

The National Hot Rod Association today announced that Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, has been promoted to president.

Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.

Dallas Gardner, Chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees assembled at the organization’s headquarters in Glendora, Calif.

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