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KEYSTONE NEW NMRA TITLE SPONSOR

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., the leading distributor and marketer of
specialty automotive equipment and accessories, has signed an agreement to
become the series title sponsor of the NMRA Ford Nationals and the Official
Performance Parts Supplier of the NMRA and the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals.
Keystone joins forces with ProMedia Events, producers of the leading
street-legal motorsport shows in the U.S.

Keystone will leverage the
sponsorships by providing the benefits and exposure opportunities directly to
its jobbers, who can “sponsor” the event in their area. Since Keystone is a
wholesale only distributor, the exposure associated with these sponsorships will
help drive sales to retailers in Keystone’s Performance Dealer
Network.

3RD ANNUAL JEG'S U.S. OPEN BRACKETS

The third annual Jeg’s U.S. Open Bracket Championships presented by
Racecraft Chassis and LB Trailer Sales held at Tri-State Dragway May 31-June 3
is quickly becoming one of the premier events in sportsman drag racing.  Hosted
by the Southwest Ohio facility and promoted by longtime racers Mike Fuqua and
Dave Szerlag, the Jeg’s U.S. Open Bracket Championships promises to host a huge
crowd of sportsman racings top competitors, competing for cash and prizes
totaling over $300,000!  And in the tradition of the U.S. Open, it’s not just
the event winners that go home smiling: the Jeg’s U.S. Open literally offers
something for nearly every competitor!
 
This years festivities kick off Thursday, May 31 with the Nitroplate
Thursday warm-up, a $5,000-to-win event to start the weekend.  Friday and
Saturday bring a pair of $20,000-to-win events that offer the best payback of
any big dollar event in the nation.  Sunday’s $10,000-to-win finale features the
same pay structure.  The event boasts just one round of buybacks (first round
only), and there will be no buybacks if there are over 256 entries in round one
(in 2006 over 300 entrants jammed the staging lanes, creating a buy back free
weekend)!  In addition to the huge $20,000 top prize and excellent top-to-bottom
purse, the Jeg’s U.S. Open also offers a host of other prizes throughout each
days event.  

FUNNY CARS NO JOKE AT NHHR

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You could call them the "Elite Eight," you could call them the "Living
Legends," but whatever you call them, you'll not be calling them late
to the starting line as eight of the best-known, premier Nostalgia
Funny Cars run during the fifth annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod
Reunion, presented by SoffSeal, June 15-17 at National Trail Raceway,
Hebron, Ohio.

CAGNAZZI ADDS NEW ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Cagnazzi Racing and Knoll Gas Motorsports have added BlueWater
Communications Group in partnership with Cisco Systems has joined the
team as the official technology partner and associate sponsor of
Cagnazzi team driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Knoll Gas Motorsports driver
Dave Connolly.

THE RATT ROLLS

Torco's CompetitionPlus.com has the first actual photos of the forthcoming RATT "Back for More" Top Fuel dragster driven by Clay Millican.

MISS TORCO MODEL SEARCH IN TOPEKA

The dates and venue have been secured, and Torco Racing Fuels is
excited to announce their next installment of motorsports marketing
mayhem.  

Starting on Friday night, June 1st, the Miss Torco Model Search will
debut at the Electric Cowboy Nightclub, located at 3249 S.W Topeka
Blvd. in Topeka, Kansas.  The event is set start in conjunction with
the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park in Topeka, which
runs June 1st-June 3rd.

"We are excited to be able to set this event in motion to coincide with
the Topeka NHRA event," said Jason Caldwell, director for the Miss
Torco program. "We plan to showcase some of our drivers in an autograph
session during the event at Electric Cowboy, and would like to invite
all Torco affiliates and fans to join us in a night of fun," states
Caldwell.  "I would like to thank Austin George and Scott Boggs of the
Electric Cowboy for joining forces with us on this event and giving us the chance to
entertain the awesome fans of the NHRA and Team Torco." Caldwell said.

GATOR GOES TO SCHOOL

Terry McMillen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by Torco Race
Fuels will make a special appearance at the Prairie Heights Middle School in
LaGrange, Ind. on Friday May 18, 2007 from 9AM to 2PM. The McMillen and
InstiGator appearance will highlight the schools "Race Into Reading"
program.

While McMillen makes many appearances during the season, the
stop at Prairie Heights wouldn't be complete without a stop to Mrs. Hinkle's
class to see Heather Mills. Heather is the daughter of Richard and Sara Mills a
long time friend of the McMillen family.

ADRL ON THE TUBE

The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League's recently completed Camp
Motorsport Georgia Drags will be broadcast Friday and Saturday on The
Outdoor Channel's Inside Drag Racing program.

The first airing of results and highlights from the Georgia Drags will
be Friday at 8 p.m. EDT, with replays scheduled for at 11 p.m. Friday
and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Each of the remaining ADRL events on the 2007
schedule will be shown on Inside Drag Racing following the same
schedule format.

PROCARE RX SPONSORS NHRA PRO MOD SHOUTOUT

ProCare Rx, one of the nation's largest prescription drug management companies,
is planning to fill a script for competitors in the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod
Challenge presented by Tindle Enterprises with a $50,000 payday, series director
Matthew Brammer announced Wednesday.
 
Beginning with the next Pro Mod
event, drivers will earn points for the $50,000 ProCare Rx Pro Mod Clash  -- a
"race-within-a-race" which pits the best-qualifying and most-consistent AMS Pro
Mods against each other with the chance to fight for a $25,000 top prize.

 
"Pro Mods are so amazing and they put on an incredible show, I wanted
to do something that puts an even brighter spotlight on these teams and cars,"
Roger Burgess, Chairman of ProCare Rx said.
 

EDDIE KRAWIEC INTERVIEW

He may not act like it, but really, he's the new guy. Not just on the
team, but in the category. Eddie Krawiec hit the jackpot when he was
chosen to be the new guy, so he's not complaining. After all, he was
one of many that were interviewed, poked, prodded and thrown on a
Harley-Davidson V-Rod and sent down a quarter-mile track to see who was
ready to ride the second entry on the Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines
Motorsports Harley-Davidson team. Make that, the three-time defending
NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle championship winning team. Krawiec's
the new guy on that team.

But if anyone was built to be the new guy on a team with a storied
five-year history, it's Krawiec. He spent several years on the AMA
Prostar tour and battled for the championship there twice. He came up
just short (less than 10 points one year) but he learned how to
compete. He had even raced at a couple of NHRA events. He made
qualifying attempts at eight national events, but prior to this year's
season opener at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway, had never qualified for
the show. Krawiec has also logged in a few years working at Old Bridge
Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. – a city he calls home in
the first place. He has spent a great deal of time working for and with

drag racers and has a keen sense of what it takes to run a historic
racing facility and how to keep racers happy and competitive.

After all that, Krawiec did the unthinkable. With years of racing
experience on and off the track, he decided to take a year off from
competition and just work on finding a job. That risk paid off. He got
a job. Now the 30-year-old is set to compete in his fifth event with
the Screamin' Eagle team. The Pro Stock Motorcycle class will next
rejoin the series at Route 66 Raceway for the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA
Nationals, June 7-10. In this Q&A session Krawiec talks about what
it's like to be the 30-year-old new guy, why he can respect a
well-thrown newspaper and why he gave up a career wearing zebra stripes
with cool shoes.

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