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RUMOR MILL - BIG PAYDAY COMING FOR NHRA DIV 4 COMP RACERS?

 

It's a good time to be an NHRA Comp Eliminator racer if you call Division 4 your home. A source close to the action tells us that these racers will have a chance to pocket $150,000 and more in additional money. This ought to help the car counts in those NHRA Division 4 races.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - REGIONAL STARTERS FOR NHRA NATIONALS?

 

A number of sources have indicated the NHRA let official national event starter Mike Gittings go earlier this week. 

Gittings, who took over the role in May 2016 following the Mark Lyle's death, was only the fourth national event starter in the history of the sanctioning body, The role will reportedly be filled by starters who operate on a regional and divisional basis. 

RUMOR MILL - TOP NAME PRO STOCK CREW CHIEF'S NEW HOME

 

Word has it that a top name Pro Stock crew chief will soon announce his intentions to join a multi-time championship winning team. Our sources tell us he won't have to travel too far in-state for the new gig. 

 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - A NEW ERA FOR HOUSTON RACEWAY PARK?

Sources indicate the legendary drag strip in Baytown, Texas, originally known as Houston Raceway Park, will make a major announcement this upcoming week announcing a new title fsponsor for the popular stop on the 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. 

 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - WILL THERE BE A SPONSOR TRANSFER SOON?

There's a lot of hushed-tones rumors floating around the nitro ranks and one of those apparently has to do with a major sponsor in the Funny Car ranks. We keep hearing banter which suggests this major sponsor in Funny Car will instead be on the side of a Top Fuel dragster. We expect the word to be handed down in the next two weeks, just ahead of the PRO Winter Warm-up later this month in Phoenix, Az.

 

 

RUMOR MILL - MOUNTAIN MOTOR CARS AT 4 EVENTS IN 2019?

 

During last season's NHRA U.S. Nationals, the NHRA invited eight of the nations top Mountain Motor Pro Stock cars to come to the series most prestigious event to perform an exhibition. The intention of the display was in advance of the NHRA's technical department seeking common ground for the large displacement engines to be integrated into the 500-inch Pro Stock division.

RUMOR MILL - A THIRD FULL-TIME PSM HARLEY IN 2019?

The rumor making it's way around the Pro Stock Motorcycle circles suggests the Vance & Hines Screamin' Eagle two-bike team will expand to three bikes for 2019. Yes, Chip Ellis rode a third SEHD bike during the 2018 season, so it's not uncharted territory. What could be new is the rumored third rider could be a female pilot. It's just a rumor but from what we hear this banter could become reality soon. Time will tell. 

RUMOR MILL - PRO MODS IN THE WIND TUNNEL?

 

RUMOR MILL - TUNER CAROUSEL TURNS AGAIN

 

Word has it there are two moves in the nitro ranks soon to come to light. Reportedly, Mike Green is headed over to the Bob Tasca III Funny Car team, which is not officially a Don Schumacher Racing team but since Tasca buys parts from Schumacher Racing is considered a satellite team. 

RUMOR MILL - STEVE MATUSEK'S FUTURE IN PRO MODIFIED?

With the announcement of Danny Rowe parking his Pro Modified team, there has been much speculation as to the future of teammate Steve Matusek. We are told the driving force behind the Aeromotive brand will continue racing. From what we heard it will be a blast from the past. Stay tuned. 

 

 

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