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RUMOR MILL - TWO PROMINENT DRIVERS RETURNING?


 

The rumor mill has been churning and we hope it spits out a couple of facts in the end. CompetitionPlus.com has learned two drivers, who were out of the game in 2021, one a Top Fuel driver and the other a former Pro Stock series champion are leaning heavily towards returning to the tour in 2022 - at least on a part-time basis. 

From what we hear, the news on at least one should hit the market in the next month or so. 

 

RUMOR MILL - ANOTHER PS DRIVER HAVING FACTORY X CAR BUILT?


 

While NHRA has remained mum on the subject of the Factory Experimental format becoming the next incarnation of its Pro Stock division, some of the drivers in the Camping World Drag Racing Series are starting to throw their hat in the ring. The word has made its way to us that Rodger Brogdon, who recently announced his intention to run all NHRA Pro Stock events in 2022, has already put in his Factory X order for a new COPO Camaro with Jerry Haas. 

 

TOMMY D BACK IN THE GAME?


 

Word has it that longtime tuner Tommy DeLago is headed back to nitro racing in 2022. The former crew chief for Matt Hagan and later with Kalitta Motorsports is reportedly headed to Dustin Davis Motorsports to serve as assistant crew chief to Mike Green. Nothing official has been released but we have heard from multiple sources close to the situation that it's a done deal. 

 

RUMOR MILL - UPDATED: WHAT WE HEAR ABOUT NEW ENGLAND DRAGWAY


 

UPDATED 12-2-21 - According to multiple sources, the bid to purchase New England Dragway has failed. We are told the board voted against a bid to purchase the property for a significant amount of money thus keeping the property as an operating drag strip. 

RUMOR MILL - ANTRON AND JUSTIN ASHLEY JOINING FORCES?


 

RUMOR MILL - NEW TUNER IN ST. LOUIS FOR KALITTA?


 

The word floating around the pits is that veteran journeyman Aaron Brooks will be tuning this weekend on the Doug Kalitta-driven MAC Tools Top Fuel dragster at the NHRA Midwest Nationals outside of St. Louis, Mo. He will likely replace Rob Flynn. There's not likely going to be an official statement as many teams prefer not to announce crew chief replacements in mid-season. We'll see if the gossip making its rounds plays out on Friday. 

 

RUMOR MILL - ANOTHER NASCAR TEAM OWNER ABOUT TO JUMP IN THE WATERS?


 

Could another prominent NASCAR team owner be on the verge of throwing his hat in the ring with drag racing team ownership? That's the banter making its rounds at zMax Dragway during the Carolina Nationals. If this indeed plays out, a technical space race could be in full swing amongst the Pro Stock fraternity. 

 

RUMOR MILL - 2022 NHRA SCHEDULE TO BE MORE RACER FRIENDLY


 

RUMOR MILL - ABOUT THE 2022 NHRA PURSES


 

RUMOR MILL - NHRA DODGE PROGRAM TO HAVE A NASCAR CONNECTION?


 

The word floating around the pits in Indianapolis is the NHRA Mopar Dodge program will have a NASCAR connection in 2022. Could the branding be on a satellite team? There's nothing official but the rumor seems to be getting steam with each passing event. 

 

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