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KNOLL DONATES TO YOUNG LIFE

During the Mac Tools U.S.
Nationals, Evan Knoll, owner and operator of Knoll Gas - Torco Race Fuels and is
one of the largest sponsors in drag racing, presented to Mike Edwards and Young
Life a check in the amount of $10,000 to sends kids to camp.

"I made this contribution not for recognition for myself but
rather to draw attention to the great things Young Life provides for the at risk
children of this world," Knoll said.

MOHEGAN SUN, ATHEY AT YANKEE STADIUM FOR GOOD CAUSE

Paul Athey, driver of the
Mohegan Sun Pro Mod, is set to appear at Yankee Stadium tonight representing the
Mohegan Sun Casino. Mohegan Sun, through a charitable partnership with the New
York Yankees, raised $37,750 towards finding a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.
Mohegan Sun donates $150 for every double play the Bronx Bombers turn during the
season. During the 2005 season that turned out to be 151 double plays.

“I’m really excited to be part of the presentation,” Athey said.

FULLER AND BACA ONCE AGAIN TEAM UP TO SAVE LIVES

Top Fuel driver "Hot Rod"
Fuller nearly lost his mom Cathy to liver disease. Fellow Top Fuel pro David
Baca had a big scare when doctors discovered his father-in-law Frank Gau had a
faulty artery in his heart. Both are alive today thanks to someone's unselfish
decision to become an organ and tissue donor.

ROCKINGHAM EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO IHRA SERIES THROUGH 2011

Rockingham Dragway owner Steve
Earwood announced Tuesday the signing of long term contracts that will insure
the future of the two IHRA eMax Series events presently contested at the
Carolinas’ fastest track.

“I’ve been very impressed with where the IHRA is going,” Earwood
said.  “The addition of the Nitro Funny Cars to the program, the expansion of
race coverage on Speed TV, the increased investment by corporations and
individuals like Evan Knoll, the marketing expertise of Live Nation, all have
combined to create a very healt

JACK BECKMAN TO REPLACE WHIT BAZEMORE AT DON SCHUMACHER RACING

Don Schumacher announced today
that NHRA Super Comp champion and Top Fuel racer Jack Beckman will replace Funny
Car driver Whit Bazemore at this weekend's Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple
Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., and for the remainder of the 2006 POWERade Drag
Racing Series.

Beckman, 40, of North Hills, Calif., recently earned his
NHRA Funny Car license driving the Matco Tools Funny Car, which will retain the
Matco Tools sponsorship through the end of 2006.

HOLLINGWORTH CONFIDENT TOTAL PACKAGE NOW IN PLACE

Chris Hollingworth will be the first to tell
you that his entrance to the Top Alcohol ranks has so far gone pretty much the
way he imagined it would. With a new car, new team, and two years of experience
as a crew member on Ben Bray’s championship-winning Funny Car, he knew that the
learning curve would be daunting.

GARLITS TO BRING SWAMP RAT VIII TO SOUTHERN NOSTALGIA SHOOTOUT

Big Daddy" Don Garlits, number-one
drag racer of all time, will bring Swamp Rat VIII to the Southern Nostalgia
Shootout at South Georgia Motorsports Park, October 27-29. Garlits will be
making smoky blasts (restricted by safety rules to less than one-eighth mile)
and participating in the Cacklefest event on Saturday night.  

Come and see Big Daddy on track and meet him in the pit area. Come
and see how drag racing was in the past.

NHRA AWARDS CEREMONY RETURNS TO THE DESERT

The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series Awards Ceremony will be held at The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho
Mirage, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006.

WHEN PINK FLOYD MEETS DRAG RACING

Normally the “Night of Fire” at
eMax Drag Racing Series events is closed with a fire works display. Not so in
Epping, as the IHRA has decided to try something new. A laser light show was
used as a preamble to Bob Motz’s jet truck and was greeted by a sound ovation
from the fans..

LITTON CONTINUES RECOVERY FROM EPPING ACCIDENT

Bruce Litton is still a patient at
Massachusetts General in Boston following his accident on Sunday. The Top Fuel
driver from Indianapolis underwent surgery on his shoulder Monday and is
expected to stay two more days as doctors ponder whether or not to perform a
skin graft on the gash to his right arm.

Litton is extremely sore but in good spirits despite a cracked
bone in his elbow and the effects of a concussion. He could be released as early
as Wednesday.

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