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AMMO, INC. PARTNERS WITH ROY HILL RACING

 

AMMO, Inc. (OTC:POWW) has partnered with Roy Hill Racing for the remainder of the 2018 drag racing season. This season marks the fiftieth year of driving for North Carolina’s favorite son and team owner, Roy Hill.

“We have been looking to brand our company and specifically our STREAK visual ammunition in motorsports for quite some time,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMMO, Inc. Fred Wagenhals. “After carefully reviewing several proposals and holding several meetings, we decided that Roy Hill Racing would be a great brand ambassador for our company and that drag racing would be a perfect way to reach our target demographic.”

FEATURED PRODUCTS SHOWCASE RETURNS AT PRI 2018

 

Following a successful launch last year, the Featured Products Showcase will return to the 2018 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, giving exhibitors and attendees unprecedented product access and exposure during the three biggest business days in racing.

This year's Featured Products Showcase, located in the new Lucas Oil Exhibit Area, will enable exhibitors to further highlight their products and increase connectivity with buyers at the world’s premier gathering of motorsports professionals through marketing and promotional exposure before, during, and after the PRI Show.

RESPECTED PR ICON JOE SHERK PASSES

One of drag racing's great behind-the-scenes gentlemen has passed.

Sherk, 75, passed away on June 24, 2018, in Bremerton, Wash.

Sherk's resume revealed a writer chock full of experience. He was the sports editor at The Kitsap Sun in the 1960s before moving on to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Tacoma News Tribune. After 18 years as a sportswriter, the South Kitsap High School graduate worked as a media/public relations professional for more than 30 years in NHRA drag racing. He represented many of the greatest drag racers in the history of the sport, including Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s team of Larry Dixon, Ron Capps, and Tommy Johnson Jr.; Warren and Kurt Johnson; Gary Beck; Ed “The Ace” McCulloch; JR Todd; Clay Millican; Cruz Pedregon; Kenny Koretsky; Doug Herbert; and Steve Torrence.

HAGAN BREAKS THROUGH WITH SECOND WIN OF SEASON, FIRST AT NORWALK

Relief.

That is the only way to describe the mindset of Funny Car veteran Matt Hagan following his win Sunday afternoon at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. After a string of poor finishes that had plagued the team over the last four weeks, Hagan was thrilled to record his first win in the last 10 races and get his team back on the right track.

ALEXANDER SNARES FIRST NHRA TOP FUEL WALLY

The wait is over for Blake Alexander.

 After competing on a limited basis in the nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel ranks since 2011, Alexander was finally able to celebrate his first national event victory.

GRAY BATTLES TOUGH CONDITIONS TO COLLECT CLASS-LEADING THIRD WIN OF SEASON AT SUMMIT NATS

There was nothing easy about Tanner Gray’s win on Sunday.

Dodging rain showers throughout the weekend leading to just one hit at the track over the first two days of racing, Gray and the rest of the Pro Stock drivers were left playing a guessing game on a brand new surface, on a green race track, on a strip that was, at times, 60 degrees cooler than at their previous race in Bristol.

KRAWIEC CAPTURES NORWALK PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE WIN

Eddie Krawiec has taken a liking to Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park over the years.

The world champion Pro Stock Motorcycle racer liked it even more Sunday.

SOME PRO STOCK DRIVERS FEELING DISRESPECTED BY NHRA WEATHER DECISIONS

Several Pro Stock drivers and teams had harsh words toward the handling of the various weather-related decisions by NHRA to open the weekend at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park.

Chief among the complaints was the decision to run Pro Stock Motorcycle before the Pro Stock class during the one and only professional session on Friday and the ensuing decision to immediately pull the plug on the rest of Friday’s activities prior to Pro Stock’s qualifying run in the early evening hours as light showers fell on the track.

ALEXANDER, HAGAN, GRAY AND KRAWIEC VICTORIOUS AT SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS

Blake Alexander became the 105th different Top Fuel winner in NHRA history Sunday afternoon at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 12th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

R. SMITH VICTORIOUS IN PRO MOD AT THE SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS

Rickie Smith secured the Wally during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Sunday afternoon. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by J&A Service, was the seventh of 12 events this season.

Smith ran a 5.804-second pass at 208.01 mph in his ’18 Chevrolet Camaro to defeat Jeremy Ray in the finals. This is Smith’s third victory this season and 14th of his career.

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