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RUMOR MILL - LAST MINUTE FC ENTRY FOR BRISTOL?

RUMOR MILL - A FAMILIAR FACE RETURNING TO MOUNTAIN MOTOR PRO STOCK?

 

RUMOR MILL - CANOPY OUT FOR PROMINENT DRAGSTER TEAM?

 

Word has it a prominent team will soon abandon the canopy cockpit dragster in favor of a conventional version. We are told the extra weight of the design has made a difference in the performance and a major reason for the switch. The rumors suggest it could be as early as Topeka weekend, or by Norwalk. Reportedly the conversion is already underway.

 

 

RUMOR MILL - GUESS WHO'S GETTING A NEW MUSTANG?

 

 

Word has it, the next of the new Mustang bodies will debut during this weekend's NHRA Virginia Nationals. We are told that Tim Wilkerson, once a teammate to Bob Tasca III, will reveal a new Blue Oval body just like the one Tasca premiered in Pomona.

 

 

RUMOR MILL - TF SPONSOR SWITCHING TO PRO STOCK?

 

 

We are told a part-time major sponsor for a Top Fuel team has reportedly shifted their marketing budget and will step away from a top ten dragster to brand their business on the side of a Pro Stocker. This one should be interesting.

 

RUMOR MILL - MORE IS BETTER FOR MOUNTAIN MOTORS?

 

RUMOR MILL - CREW CHIEF CAROUSEL TURNING AGAIN

 

Word has it there are two rather significant personnel changes soon to come to light in the nitro ranks. We are told a member of a former Ford team is headed to a current Ford team to serve in a crew chief capacity. Additionally we are told this train will also run in the opposite direction. It might be a prime example of one good turn deserves another. Expect announcements to be released this week. 

 

RUMOR MILL - ALEX LAUGHLIN IN A FORD?

 

RUMOR MILL - ANOTHER NITROUS PRO MOD GONE?

 

Last fall, Pro Modified icon Rickie Smith proclaimed his days as a nitrous racer were done. Word comes to us another nitrous racer will likely run his final race with the power adder. We are told Khalid alBalooshi will take delivery of a turbocharged Camaro following the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - A GLIDDEN BACK IN PRO STOCK?

 

Could there be a Glidden back in Pro Stock? Word has it that Mountain Motor Pro Stock racer Brad Weddle will have Billy Glidden calling the shots as crew chief. We are told the first race of this alliance will be in Charlotte for this weekend's NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. 

There is a lot of groundswell of popularity surrounding the newest NHRA exhibition category. 

 

 

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