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STRANGE ENTERS INTO A NEW GEN WITH TAD RACER KRISTA BALDWIN

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: FUEL ALTEREDS VS. PRO MODIFIEDS

 

MELLING PERFORMANCE MOVES TO TITLE SPONSOR POSITION ON ERICA ENDERS' HOT ROD

Melling Performance, a longtime associate sponsor of Elite Motorsports and two-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders, will become title sponsor of the 22-time national event winner for five national events, beginning with next weekend's 20th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago and continuing through the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indy.
 
"Everyone at Melling Performance is excited about our association with Erica and Elite Motorsports," Melling Performance CEO Mark Melling said. "After being at the races, I thought it would be great to see the Melling Performance Decal on the doors of Erica's RED #9 racecar. It reminds me of the Bill Elliott days in NASCAR.

HUBERT'S LEMONADE FUNNY CAR ON DISPLAY AT MENARDS FOR CHICAGO NHRA RACE

Jim Dunn Racing will have the Hubert’s Lemonade Funny Car on display at the Menards store in the Chicago suburb of Matteson, IL (21630 South Cicero Ave., Matteson, IL 60443) this Thursday, July 6 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Race fans attending the store display will be treated to an autograph session with driver, Jim Campbell, and a sampling of Hubert’s Lemonade flavors that are retailed in all Menards stores.  

 

NHRA JEGS ALLSTARS TO BE FEATURED LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1

NHRA officials announced that the final rounds from the NHRA JEGS Allstars competition are scheduled to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, July 8, during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series professional qualifying show  from the Fallen Patriots Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by K&N, which airs from 5-7 p.m. ET.  Complete coverage of the JEGS Allstars specialty event will be shown duLucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage of the event on Fox Sports 2 on Thursday, July 20, from 8-9 p.m. ET.

The JEGS Allstar competition features the best NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series racers from across the county in head to head 8-car eliminators highlighted by the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes.   In addition to individual titles, competitors are also racing for the coveted Division and Regional Team Championships.  Other categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street along with Top Sportsman and Top Dragster presented by Racing RV’s.

HAMSTRA TAKES UPSET OVER HANEY AT GATEWAY

Jason Hamstra earned the Mid-West Pro Mod Series victory Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park when top qualifier Keith Haney was unable to stage his car due to a transmission issue. The win capped off an incredible two days of racing at the second running of the Premier Street Car Association’s Heads Up Hootenanny.
 
The event, postponed from its original date in April due to rain, featured five heads-up classes fielded by PSCA along with the JEGS Super Quick Series and the track’s Gateway Bracket Series, providing a preview for next month’s Street Car Super Nationals: Anarchy at the Arch IV.

TERRY CHANDLER PASSES FOLLOWING BRAVE FIGHT WITH CANCER

 

Terry Chandler's commitment to helping others has left an indelible mark on the National Hot Rod Association and Don Schumacher Racing, and her memorable presence at racetracks and with her Make-A-Wish families and the Infinite Hero Foundation will continue to live on in the hearts of thousands.
 
Sadly, Terry lost her valiant fight with brain cancer on Tuesday afternoon. She was 65 when she died in Florida with family and loved ones at her side.

BLAKE ALEXANDER TO COMPETE IN TF CLASS AT CHICAGO

 

After making his Top Fuel career debut in Englishtown, N.J., last month, Blake Alexander is entered in his second race – the 20th annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals July 6-9 in Chicago.

“We’re just going to go out there and try and make some good runs when the conditions allow for it,” Alexander said. “Then, when it heats up, we need to be able to take advantage of any mistakes people make and I have to do my job on the starting line. If all that stuff comes together we could have a good outing.”

AUSTIN PROCK CLIMBS THE NEXT RUNG ON THE LADDER AT JFR

 

John Force said before the start of the season, he had a plan to advance his team into the future.

Recently, the team took the next step forward.

BTE WORLD FOOTBRAKE CHALLENGE HEADED TO BRISTOL

By this time next week, some very talented racers will be enjoying a little bit extra money in their bank accounts.
 
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the BTE World Footbrake Challenge presented by Yukon Gear & Axle taking place at Bristol Dragway’s Thunder Valley. Run by Coalburg Promotions, the event is one of the greatest events in footbrake racing bringing racers to the area from all over the country.

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