Point standings (top 10) for
IHRA professional categories following the Amalie Oil North American Nationals
presented by New England Dodge Dealers at New England Dragway, the ninth of 11
events in the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series -
1. Doug Foley, 626; 2. Clay Millican, 620; 3. Bobby Lagana Jr.,
511; 4. Rick Cooper, 500; 5. Bruce Litton, 495; 6. Chris Karamesines, 321; 7.
Andrew Cowin, 281; 8. T.J. Zizzo, 260; 9. Louie Allison, 248; 10. Mitch King,
As of 6:30 PM, EST, Top Fuel racer
Bruce Litton from Indianapolis is still at Massachusetts General in Boston after
being transported following an accident at New England Dragway. According to
crewchief Richard Hartman, Litton has a concussion but it is a large gash in his
right arm that is their largest concern at this time.
Hartman pointed out that Litton’s recollection of the run is
limited and he is upset at letting the car get away from him.
Jack Beckman made test laps
yesterday under the guidance of veteran Whit Bazemore. Beckman drove the Matco
Tools car to a 4.9-second run at 310 on his first full run. He smoked the tires
at half-track on his second attempt.
From what our sources at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis
tell us, today they will finish up the license runs and even go for 4.70s at 320
miles per hour. If they are successful, Beckman will be in the car from Reading
until the end of the season.
Don Schumacher confirmed that Jack
Backman will be completing his licensing procedures in the Matco Tools Funny Car
this weekend at IRP. Current driver Whit Bazemore is cool with the scenario
citing that he understands the situation and doesn't blame Schumacher for "doing
what he has to do."
Both Schumacher and Bazemore confirmed that his driver is still
under contract until the end of the year.
If the death of Aussie icon Steve
Irwin wasn't enough this past week, then the news of Australia's greatest ever
Motorsport identity - Peter Brock - being tragically killed in a motorsport
incident today in Western Australia - could well have ripped Australia's heart
apart even further.
Ron Capps, who drove the new Brut
Revolution Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to the semifinals at the prestigious NHRA
U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind., on Monday, and took
back the points lead, made a diversion from the quarter-mile and headed to
Eldora Speedway on Wednesday.
Capps competed in the NEXTEL Prelude to The
World - originally the NEXTEL
Prelude to The Dream, which was rained out on
June 7 - in a Brian
J.W. Performance Transmissions has
teamed up with Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer at the O'Reilly Fall Nationals in
Dallas to promote their new "Bring It To The Track Program." The program is
designed to educate young adults on the dangers of street racing and to
encourage them to bring their vehicles to their local racetrack. A free logbook
and entry to win a complimentary Roy Hill Drag Racing School experience is
offered for those street racers who bring their vehicles to the racetrack during
the month of September.