Rumor Mill

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RUMOR MILL - JR TODD'S FAR OUT, GROOVY DRAGSTER IN CHARLOTTE

 

Some might call it groovy, Others might say far out! But from what we hear, the drag racing community will be blessed with a three-race deal on the dragster driven by JR Todd, starting in Charlotte. Reportedly the dragster will pay homage to one of the 1960s rock and roll legends.

 

RUMOR MILL - DSR'S EXPANSION AND RUMORS

 

While there are rumblings of a possible eighth team in the works for Don Schumacher Racing, what we can say for sure about next week's Open House announcement is the primary purpose of the expansion is expanding the shop to better fit their operation better and definitely expanding the machine shop.

 

RUMOR MILL - TOP FUEL AJ DONE AFTER INDY?

 

Championship-winning Top Fuel team owner and tuner Alan Johnson has solid goals for the rest of the regular season. He wants to win Brainerd, Indy and the Traxxas Showdown. After that, multiple sources indicate that if there's no major funding in place, the team will be parked for the playoffs or until major funding is secured. 

 

NHRA'S SAFEGUARDS AGAINST TRACTION CONTROL FOR PRO STOCK?

 

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?

 

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