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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. 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - TOPEKA NHRA WILL GO ON AS PLANNED?

 

Chris Payne, owner of Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan, said he will fight to keep his track in Topeka. We are told regardless of what transpires in the next couple of months in this fight, the NHRA national event scheduled for June will go on as planned. 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - #HUMILIATING

When you're in the entertainment business you entertain, but for one prominent NHRA sponsor, they didn't feel entertained. 

RUMOR MILL - IT WAS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE, KINDA-SORTA

RUMOR MILL - THE ALMOST REBELLION IN THE PITS

 

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.

 

 

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