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KEITH HANEY UNVEILS "THE BLACK MAMBA"

 

With a dramatic flourish near the control tower of World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Pro Mod star Keith Haney proudly peeled back his car cover Aug 3, to reveal the "Black Mamba," a brand-new 2019 Camaro built for him by Jerry Bickel Race Cars, not far away in Moscow Mills, Missouri.

An appreciative round of applause immediately broke out among the large crowd of fans, fellow racers and media members gathered for the unveiling at the historic St. Louis-area drag strip, as Haney beamed with pride and more than a little relief after keeping his new, all-purpose Pro Mod/Drag Radial entry top secret for several months.

COUGHLIN POSTS STRONG EARLY NUMBERS TO LEAD PRO STOCK QUALIFYING AT SEATTLE

Friday night was good enough for Jeg Coughlin Jr. to be the best Saturday after qualifying was complete at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.

Coughlin clocked a 6.539-second elapsed time at 210.57 mph to capture the No. 1 qualifying spot in his JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro at Pacific Raceways.

SALINAS, TASCA AND COUGHLIN SEAL NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

Mike Salinas secured his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the 2019 NHRA season in Top Fuel on Saturday at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Bob Tasca III (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 16th of 24 races during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It is also the last of three races on the NHRA’s famed Western Swing.

TASCA, SALINAS & COUGHLIN POWER THEIR WAY TO PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS AT PACIFIC RACEWAYS

TASCA TOPS NITRO FC QUALIFYING LADDER IN SEATTLE

When Bob Tasca III did a makeover on his team earlier this season it made all the difference in the world.

In the last six races, Tasca’s Ford Mustang has been one of the best in the NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car class.

SALINAS PROVISIONAL NO . 1 IN TOP FUEL AT NORTHWEST NATIONALS

The last three races Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas has competed, in Norwalk, Ohio, Denver and Sonoma, Calif., did not end well. They were all first-round losses.

Salinas changed his fortunes Friday night at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle.

TOP FUEL HARLEY RACER LAYNE CRASHES

 

Top Fuel Harley racer Beau Layne was involved in a high-speed accident at the finish of his first qualifying run Friday afternoon at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways near Seattle.

Layne, of Redding, Calif., carried the front wheel for about 1,000 feet on the quarter-mile course. When his front tire landed back on the track, the handlebars were turned awkwardly. He darted from his left lane across the track in front of fellow rider Tii Tharpe and hit the right guard wall hard, flying off his bike.

MILLICAN REPPING DENSO, B.R.A.K.E.S. IN SEATTLE

 

Clay Millican will roll into the Magic Dry NHRA. Northwest Nationals sporting two names on the side of his dragster synonymous with positive energy.

Millican’s efforts at Pacific Raceways are sponsored by Denso, a global mobility supplier who develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. This weekend marks their third race in a growing partnership.

Millican also plans to have B.R.A.K.E.S., emblazoned on the side of his 330-mph rail. The charity, which promotes safe teen driving, remains a passion for the Memphis-based multi-time drag racing champion.

LAMATTINA BACK IN, BETTES OUT IN LTFR DRAGSTER

 

Two-time Australian Top Fuel Championship winning driver, Phil Lamattina will return to the cockpit of the LTFR dragster for the 2019/2020 season.
 
Lamattina, who has been acting in a Team Manager role for the last two season has said that the temptation to get back into the car has just proved too much.

TAFC RACER MARSHALL INKS DEAL WITH RAD TORQUE SYSTEMS

 

Defending NHRA Western Region Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion Chris Marshall recently announced the signing of RAD Torque Systems as a major sponsor to his and Alan Mascord’s Disturbed Racing Team.   The team will be making their national event debut with the RAD colors during this weekend’s Magic Dry Nationals at Pacific Raceways just outside of Seattle.

Marshall, who runs Marshall’s Paint & Body in McMinnville, Ore., finalized the deal with RAD Owner Dan Provost, who also competes in NHRA Top Dragster, just before the recent Sonoma, Calif., Western Regional event. 

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