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AUGUST 2006 NEWS

The NHRA Competition Committee has
 announced an adjustment to the maximum overdrive limit in blown alcohol
dragster combinations. Effective immediately, the blower overdrive limit will be
increased to 2.28 for all screw-type supercharger entries.

SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY OFFERS OPINION ON THE NHRA'S NEW POINTS STRUCTURE

Shirley Muldowney, a three-time
NHRA Top Fuel champion and drag racing icon, has certainly earned the right to
speak her mind on the state of drag racing. She admits she's done her best to be
supportive of the sport and those who make the decisions, but the NHRA's latest
program which basically cuts the championship battle down to two races at the
end of the season has her up on the tire.

KNOLL CLOSES IN ON IHRA STOCK PURCHASE

Live Nation had the rights to first
refusal of Bill Bader's 25% ownership in the company. All that Knoll needed to
complete that purchase was the blessing of Live Nation and it came today.

"I want to do business with IHRA and Live Nation. After what has
happened this week, there is no doubt the IHRA has the potential to be the
hottest property in drag racing. I'm certainly going to do my part to ensure
that comes to pass.”

NEW INDY SPONSOR FOR CLAY MILLICAN

NEW LOOK FOR DAVE CONNOLLY


 

MORGAN LUCAS TO RUN LUCAS OIL STADIUM DRAGSTER

With the talk of NHRA Pro Football
player Duce Staley soon to field an NHRA Pro Stocker, yet another team has
unvieled their NHRA connection. Morgan Lucas Racing will unveil a tribute to the
construction and the 2008 grand opening of the Lucas Oil Stadium in the form of
a special Mac Tools U.S. Nationals paint scheme.

NHRA COPYCATS NASCAR WITH “COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP”

 The NHRA has followed the lead of
NASCAR with a new multi-tiered “Countdown to the Championship” in all four
professional categories of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series which mimics
NASCAR’s Nextel Cup Chase.

NHRA RELEASES 2007 SCHEDULE

NHRA announced its new 23-race NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule for 2007 Aug. 30.  During the announcement,
the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body announced the addition of
Norwalk Raceway Park, which sits between Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio, to the 2007
NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule.

Also announced was the addition of a 16th event for the Pro Stock
Motorcycle category, to take place at Texas Motorplex near Dallas.

SOX & MARTIN TRIBUTE CAR TO DEBUT AT 52ND NHRA U.S. NATIONALS EVENT

 

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK - LARRY MORGAN'S ROD SHOP DODGE TRIBUTE

           

UPDATE: Torco's CompetitionPlus.com obtained
these spy photos of Larry Morgan's Indy ride.

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