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AEROMOTIVE NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF SCS NITRO COUPES

Roger Gustin, President of AutoStar Productions, Inc., producers of the Super
Chevy Show, announced that Aeromotive Fuel Systems has signed on as the Title
Sponsor of the Aeromotive Nitro Coupe Challenge for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. 
The Aeromotive Nitro Coupe Challenge is an exclusive class of professional
racecars that can only be seen at the Super Chevy Show.

TIX ON SALE FOR MARCH MEET

Nostalgia drag racing fans take note: the long wait is over: Tickets to
the world famous March Meet, Mar. 9-11 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway are now
on sale at www.famosoraceway.com or call 661/399-2210. Individual day
tickets are $25 for Fri., Mar. 9; $30 for Sat., Mar. 10; and $30 for Sun.,
Mar. 11. Or, race fans can purchase a Super 3-Day Pass for $75, according to
Blake Bowser, vice president and general manager of the Kern County Racing
Association, operators of Auto Club Famoso and producers of the fabled March
Meet. Tickets can also be purchased at the track starting the day of the
event.

ROCK AUTO LATEST SUPER CHEVY SHOW SPONSOR

Roger Gustin, President of AutoStar Productions, Inc.,
producers of the Super
Chevy Show, announced the addition of Rock Auto as a
sponsor for 2007. 
Gustin stated, "We are pleased to add RockAuto as a
sponsor of our Super
Chevy Show's and we are proud to promote their huge
assortment of parts and
products throughout the 2007 tour."

BRITTANY FORCE RETURNS TO TESTING

Brittany Force was back on the track
Sunday, despite spending some time at University Medical Center in Las Vegas
with a slight concussion the evening before.

COOPER OUT OF TOP FUEL SEAT

Doug Foley, co-owner of the Foley & Lewis Top Fuel team, said
Sunday that Rick Cooper would not return in 2007 as the driver of the
second Torco-sponsored dragster.
 
"We'll have a second car, but it won't be with Rick Cooper in the
seat," Foley said during NHRA testing at the Nitro Blast-Off at The
Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

MIKE ASHLEY'S NEW ALLIANCE GEARED FOR 2007

Just 18 months and 27 national events since his first pass in a nitro Funny Car,
Mike Ashley is thrilled to be back as a team owner and driver. After having
competed under the umbrellas of two of the top teams in drag racing, the
two-time champion has broken out on his own to set a course for the
top.
 
Since his announcement of his new role at the Finals in Pomona in
November, Ashley has assembled an all-star team including crew chief Brian
Corradi, veteran and world champion Mark Oswald, "blower wiz" Chuck Ford (crew
chief on Ashley's championship-winning Pro Mod), even  past champion Frank
Hawley, known for his mentoring and training to the sport’s top stars.

BRITTANY FORCE CRASHES IN TESTING

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Brittany Force crashes -- Ashley Force's first test run since turning professional Tuesday (a 10.824-second elapsed time at 71.88 mph) looked to be the hot family topic of the day. But 20-year-old younger sister Brittany later got the attention in a way nobody wanted to see.
 
Brittany Force suffered a slight concussion Saturday evening after her Brand Source-sponsored Super Comp dragster hit the left retaining wall during her second run of the day. She was conscious and sitting up following the accident but reportedly had a temporary memory loss.
 

 

BERNSTEIN'S MONSTER DAY

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Kenny Bernstein's Monster Energy Dodge Charger rolled off the trailer
around nine o'clock Saturday morning, but it didn't roll down the
track. In fact, according to an NHRA technical official, it didn't pass
the tech inspection because the rods were too narrow underneath. So the
crew, under the direction of veterans Ray Alley and Johnny West, worked
the rest of the day to make adjustments.

Bernstein, who has four Funny Car series titles among his six
championships, said he knew "we had a lot of work to do." Still, he
said he had hoped to "try to go make something happen today."

LINDSEY WOOD LICENSES IN DARIEN & MEADOWS A/FD

Super Comp standout Lindsey Wood
completed her A/Fuel dragster licensing process at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
today.  Following Friday’s 400’ shakedown
pass of 7.43,115 mph, Wood jumped in the saddle Saturday to make her first full
pass of 5.42, 237 mph.  To finish up
licensing, Lindsey made a second run of 5.64,201 mph.

The rookie into Top Alcohol
Dragster ranks is no stranger on the drag racing scene.  Beginning with Jr. Dragsters in ‘94, Wood
compiled an astounding 57 bracket/index wins, 17 heads-up style wins, along
with 22 low-e.t. qualifying spots before her final season in 2002.  The 2004 year marked the beginning of her
entry to the Super Comp racing where she scored a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
quarter-final finish in Gainesville, a
semi-final finish in Orlando, and a win at Montgomery to end the
season 4th in Division 2 competition.

TONY PEDREGON EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT

IMG_3538_old.jpgTop-five Funny Car finisher Tony
Pedregon registered his disappointment at not receiving one of the first Chevy
Impala SS bodies, because he "felt like we had earned" the right. But he
indicated he's a GM team player and nevertheless is excited about the
aerodynamically improved shell.

 
"We were the highest finishing GM team. We finished fifth in the points, We
won more races than any other GM car," Pedregon said, citing his three
victories. Tommy Johnson Jr., who was sixth in the standings last year, won two
races and is the recipient of the inaugural Impala SS.
 
(Cruz Pedregon, Tony's brother and teammate, and Phil Burkart each scored a
victory with the Monte Carlo in 2006. However, the John Force Racing 
Mustangs accounted for eight triumphs. Ron Capps led the Dodge contingent with
five wins, and teammates Scelzi and Whit Bazemore added one apiece.)

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