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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. 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - AN ADDITION TO THE MILLICAN TUNING TEAM?

As the crew chief carousel begins turning again, we have caught wind about a crew chief with significant successes in the past will join the Clay Millican team to pair up with Mike Kloeber in a run for the 2019 NHRA Top Fuel title. Our sources tell us the announcement could come as early as Friday at the PRI Show in Indianapolis.

RUMOR MILL - A BLAST FROM THE PAST LOOKING AT THE PRESENT?

UPDATED RUMOR MILL: WHERE WILL GRUBBY GO?

UPDATED: With Mike Kloeber returning to his former driver Clay Millican, could it be that David Grubnic, once a driver for Kalitta Motorsports, is headed back to his former team? Kalitta Motorsports denies it, as does Don Schumacher Racing. Could it be John Force Racing?

RUMOR MILL - FRONT-RUNNING TF CREW CHIEF CHANGING TEAMS?

 

The rumor mill will churning out some real doozies over the weekend but the one gaining the most traction relates to a front-running Top Fuel crew chief changing uniforms this next season. If this comes to pass, it will transpire after Pomona. 

 

RUMOR MILL - NITROUS ICONS HEADED TURBO IN '19

 

Fans of the nitrous-injected Pro Modified combination won't be happy to hear this one. Word has it, Rickie Smith and Khalid al-Balooshi, two of the front-running nitrous cars in NHRA Pro Modified are running their last nitrous race in Las Vegas. Reportedly, Smith already has a proven turbocharged combination waiting in the wings with an unnamed, recognized tuner ready to call the shot.

 

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