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WELL MOMMA SAYS...

Angelle Sampey has been racing for 11 years, has three Pro Stock
Motorcycle championships in her trophy case but still confesses “I haven’t had a
perfect run yet.” 

That would include Saturday’s national record caliber
6.911.

HILLARY'S IDENTITY CRISIS

Hillary Will has been on television many times driving her Ken Black Top Fuel
dragster, but soon she will be a contestant on a game show.  The producers of
the NBC game show Identity heard
about Will and her profession when she gave a speech at the North American
International Auto Show earlier this year.  The premise of Identity is that a contestant tries to
guess a certain trait of twelve strangers.  Will went to Hollywood to be one of
those strangers along with magician Lance Burton, a world-record holder for
sword swallowing, and Chewbacca of Star
Wars
.

UNDER THE GUN

Former Top Alcohol Dragster driver Michael Gunderson looked impressive during
qualifying at his home track. The Florida resident recorded an impressive
career-best 4.635 at 326.16 mph on Friday to make the quick half of the field in
the No. 6 spot.

Former Top Fuel driver and crew chief John 'Bodie' Smith is
providing the tune up for five-time NHRA Division 2 Top Alcohol dragster
champion in Gainesville and he was pleased with the team's qualifying
results.

IS THERE A BODY MECHANIC IN THE HOUSE?

Bob
Gilbertson encountered big time problems during his third qualifying attempt
Saturday in Gainesville. Gilbertson was on a strong pass when the motor exploded just past half
track, causing a considerable amount of damage to the Autolite XP Spark Plugs
flopper.

TECHNICALLY, EDWARDS WAS RIGHT

Greg Anderson may have wanted to be the first to run 210, but
technically he was the third. Let the record reflect that Mike Edwards
was the history maker.

RJ AND STRANGE TEAM UP

RJ Race Cars, Inc. and
Strange Engineering have had an ongoing R&D program for the past several
years. Owner of RJ Race Cars, Inc. and Quarter-Max Racing Rick Jones says,
“This year we are continuing our R&D program, and we are taking it to a new
level with a two car team. This will allow us to test and refine more new
products for Strange Engineering. Jeff Stange and the entire staff at Strange
Engineering are very receptive to new ideas. We all work together really well
to make better products. The end result is it makes my race cars fast and
handle smoothly. The bottom line is they have great products and service that
is second to none!”

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING GAINESVILLE

Point standings (top 10) for NHRA professional categories following the 38th
annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the third of 23
events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series -

FINAL ROUND RESULTS FROM GAINESVILLE 2007

Sunday's final results from the 38th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals at
Gainesville Raceway. The race is the third of 23 in the NHRA POWERade Drag
Racing Series:

 

ROUND-BY-ROUND PRO RESULTS FROM GAINESVILLE 2007

Final round-by-round results from the 38th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals at
Gainesville Raceway, the third of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series:

JACK DUFFY PASSES

John J. "Jack" Duffy, 82, of Levittown passed away on Friday,
March 16, 2007.

Born June 11, 1924 in Philadelphia to the late Robert and
Florence Duffy of Philadelphia he was an original Levittown homeowner.

Retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the United
States Navy, he was commissioned a Navy Pilot during World War II and also
served in the Korean War accumulating over 25 years of both active and reserve
duty. Jack was the Vice President of Public Relations at Hurst Performance, Inc.
in Warminster and was also responsible for Advertising and auto racing Support
Programs. Thereafter, he was VP of Public Relations for Thrush Inc. whose
central offices are located in Ontario, Canada. He also served on the Board of
Directors for Pocono International Raceway. He was a two-term board member of
the Special Equipment Manufacturers Association located in Los Angeles, Calif.
He was named "Public Relations Man of the Year" by the National Hot Rod
Association. He was a model in the industry for outstanding achievements.

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