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MCMILLEN JUMPS FEET FIRST INTO THE INSANITY OF A PLAYOFF BERTH

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different result each time. 

Count Terry McMillen as one of those who staunchly disagrees with Albert Einstein. As he puts it, Einstein never drove a Top Fuel dragster. 

McMillen heads into next weekend's Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals, the final regular season event before the Countdown to the Championship, in a dead heat with Leah Pritchett for tenth place in points. 

REED RISING UP IN NHRA’S PSM RANKS

Cory Reed had big dreams.

From the age of 14, he began riding dirt bikes with the idea of being a star.

FORMER DRAG RACER RENCK SETS C GAS ROADSTER CLASS RECORD AT BONNEVILLE

 

Former NHRA drag racer Ed Renck had many accomplishments while competing down the quarter-mile.

Now, Renck is making a name for himself in another branch of motorsports.

On Aug. 17, at “Bonneville Speed Week” Renck set a new record in the C Gas Roadster Class at 236.162 mph.

TJ, CRAMPTON LEAD THURSDAY INDY TESTING

Tommy Johnson Jr. posted the quickest time in Funny Car Thursday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the final day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series drivers took part in two-day test in preparation for the world’s most prestigious drag race, held Aug. 31-Sept. 5, at the famed NHRA-owned multi-purpose motorsports facility just west of downtown Indianapolis. The event, which will also feature the lucrative Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel and Funny Car, is the final race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season and will be televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1 with expanded coverage during Labor Day weekend.

JEGS NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR OF J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES EVENT AT INDIANAPOLIS

NHRA has named JEGS as the presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 31-Sept. 5. The race is the seventh of 10 events for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in 2016.
 
“We at NHRA are very excited that JEGS will again be the presenting sponsor of NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series portion of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “JEGS has been a loyal supporter of NHRA Drag Racing for decades and I couldn’t think of a better presenting sponsor of the world’s largest and most prestigious drag racing event. We can hardly wait for another weekend of dramatic Pro Mod racing at Indy.”

AEROMOTIVE RELEASES REGULATOR WITH -12 PORTS

 

Aeromotive has an all-new belt-drive EFI regulator, now with -12 ports. Our new regulator, part number 13137, is designed for use with both a belt and a hex-drive fuel pump. It has two AN-12 ports and an AN-12 return port, along with dual springs that expand operating pressure range while maintaining a low profile and reduced weight. 

CRAMPTON QUICKEST DURING WEDNESDAY TESTING FOR CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE U.S. NATIONALS

Richie Crampton, the 2014 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner, posted the quickest time in Top Fuel Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the opening day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

 

Drivers of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series took to the dragstrip for the first of a two-day test in preparation for the world’s most prestigious drag race, held Aug. 31-Sept. 5, at the famed NHRA-owned multi-purpose motorsports facility just west of downtown Indianapolis. The event, which will also feature the lucrative Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Top Fuel and Funny Car, is the final race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series regular season and will be televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1 with expanded coverage during Labor Day weekend.

SONNY LEONARD RETURNS TO FAMILAR TERRITORY WITH IHRA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Sonny Leonard carved a successful career out of building championship winning engines on the IHRA circuit.. 

With the 2016 IHRA tour, the 45th in the history of the series already completed, Leonard was back in a familiar setting. Leonard's Sonny's Racing Engines enterprise delivered championship horsepower to Cary Goforth (Pro Stock) and Billy Harper (Pro Modified).

Goforth has been a flagship for Leonard's success, recording seven  championships over multiple series. 

DON'T EXPECT A BRYCE - VANCE & HINES MATCH RACE TO HAPPEN

George Bryce speculated in an article with CompetitionPlus.com earlier this week that Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec and their wins ought to have an asterisk in the media guide, and be noted they won on a brand of motorcycle no other racer in NHRA can attain.

Jerry Savoie, a front-running Suzuki Pro Stock Bike rider as well as Vance & Hines customers, went to Krawiec with a plan to answer the challenge.

WORSHAM SUBBING FOR ALEXIS IN INDY TEST; ALEXIS PLANNING US NATS RETURN

In order for the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Funny Car team to return to NHRA competition following Alexis DeJoria’s crash at Sonoma Raceway last month, both DeJoria and her race car needed time away from the race track to repair and recover. DeJoria required healing time for a fractured pelvis and her Patrón Toyota Camry needed repair following structural damage to the body and chassis. 

 

Members of the Tequila Patrón Funny Car team have worked tirelessly upon returning to Kalitta Motorsports headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan following the crash that sidelined DeJoria and her team for the past two NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series events. After front-halving two chassis and preparing DeJoria’s repaired Toyota Camry body, Team Patrón, led by crew chiefs Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar, feels confident that they have a car that’s ready to return to the race track.

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