Rumor Mill

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RUMOR MILL - NEW TF DRAGSTER FRONT-HALF SPEC COMING?

 

THE STRAIGHT SCOOPS ON NHRA PRO STOCK, OR LACK THEREOF

 

GRUMBLINGS AROUND GLENDORA

 

While we certainly hear more than our share of chatter, we are told there are some mumblings close to NHRA headquarters could result in a significant announcement either today or this week. We'll let you speculate but if what we hear, but cannot confirm with a degree of certainty, proves to be true -- it will be significant.

UPDATED: HOLY CRIKEY, THERE'S TROUBLE IN AUSSIE LAND ... AGAIN

 

RICKIE IS TALKING TURBO AGAIN

 

Dyed-in-the-wool nitrous Pro Modified racer Rickie Smith is barking loudly about the perceived advantage by the turbocharged racers competing in the NHRA series. So much so, Smith is threatening he's going to have one next year. The only factor which kills "Trickie Rickie's" argument is a nitrous car qualified No. 1 in Bristol and he won the all-nitrous.

AUSSIE PRO STOCK DRIVER SHANE TUCKER RETURNING TO US TOUR?

 

UPDATED: AJ, LANGDON RUMORS IN GAINESVILLE

A rumor floating around Gainesville suggests that following the NHRA Gatornationals team owner Alan Johnson and his driver Shawn Langdon will migrate to a current two-car team on the tour for the balance of the 2015 season. There’s talk the team’s current driver will move over to the second team car with his crew chief, while the part-time driver of that team will step aside. Meanwhile if this comes to pass Johnson’s race hardware will likely be sold.

AREND EXTENDS HIS DRIVING RESUME?

Our reliable sources tell us, in a last minute decision, veteran journeyman Jeff Arend will race this weekend's Good Vibrations March Meet. However, we are told Arend will not drive a nostalgia flopper, but instead the Cheetah front-engine dragster in Nostalgia Top Fuel.

 

TASCA TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT SOON?

Our sources tell us former factory Ford Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III will soon return to competition albeit on a part-time basis. We are told Tasca will soon announce a four-race schedule to begin at the NHRA 4 Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. 

MCCULLOCH HEADED TO BVR?

The BVR team continues to grow and in the latest news floating around Indianapolis, we hear their latest addition is tuner Jason McCulloch. McCulloch has been a part of the Alan Johnson team since it was formed and was most recently on the Shawn Langdon-driven Knuckle Sandwich Top Fuel. If McCulloch ends up over at Vandergriff's team, as our reliable source declares, it could very well answer the question regarding the future of the Johnson operation. 

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