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TOP FUEL PINKS?

The highly popular show PINKS on SpeedTV is said to be in the preparation stages for a show that will feature two Top Fuel dragsters battling it out for pink slips. Reportedly, Top Fuel drivers Doug Foley and Bobby Lagana will duke it out in a best of five races for ownership of the losing dragster. Show host Rich Christenson is said to be determined to stand in the middle of the track to start the cars. This one will most definetely be worth watching.

RICKIE SMITH AND EFI?

A Source close to the situation tells us that longtime Pro Modified nitrous advocate Rickie Smith will be dabbling with electronic fuel injection during the upcoming season. Smith recently traveled to Bahrain with Pat Musi and drove one of his efi-equipped cars. The word is that Smith and Musi will work together during the 2007 season.

RACE READY MOPARS?

A race ready factory from Daimler-Chrysler? There’s a good chance
a

Race-ready Hemi Challenger "Package car", similar to the
1965 A990 and the 1968 “A” bodies, could make an appearance in the coming year.
Take a gander at this – PACKAGE CAR .

UPGRADES FOR MOROSO MOTORSPORTS PARK?

A source close to Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, Florida, has informed Torco's CompetitionPlus.com that the facility will undergo a sizeable upgrade in the near future. Among the rennovations mentioned will be a new three-story story tower with suites, paved pit parking and an upgraded racing surface.

ANOTHER DEFECTION FROM TEAM DSR?

Could another one of Don Schumacher's crew chiefs be headed elsewhere? If this plays out as it is expected to, a former tuner could be reunited with his old driver, who departed to pursue other opportunities.

MILLICAN ON THE OTHER SIDE IN 2007?

Multiple sources close to the team are confirming that multi-time IHRA Top Fuel champion Clay Millican will be running a limited schedule on that tour in 2007. The plan is to run a complete 23-race tour on the NHRA side with the "off" weekends filled with IHRA competition.

Another top ten NHRA POWERade Top Fuel team driver is planning to do the same thing. That program is awaiting the final approval from the sponsor.

GOINGS AND GOINGS

The rumor mill continues to churn out tales quicker than they can be verified. One such one features a top ten finishing Pro Stock Motorcycle team. Word has it that one of the riders has been relieved of his duties while the second entity within the same operation could branch out on their own with a two-bike team.

NEW SPONSOR FOR JOLIET RACE?

Sources indicate the NHRA will soon announce a new title rights sponsor for the Joliet event. From what we are hearing, Evan Knoll's Knoll Gas & Energy will be signing on the dotted line for its second event sponsorship.

DENSHAM - PART OF A MULTI-CAR TEAM?

This may be one of the most refreshing rumors we've heard in a long time. Gary Densham, who ran the last two seasons as an independent nitro racer, is said to have some big bucks behind him once again. A source indicates that Densham will once again be part of a multi-car team in 2007. Densham had made the statement during the 2006 season that he planned to run 2007 until the money runs out. We hear that might be difficult to do in 2007.

DUPUY AND CRUZ PEDREGON

A source has confirmed that a union between Cruz Pedregon and tuner Wayne Dupuy is likely to be announced soon. Dupuy recently tuned Frank Pedregon at the final two NHRA events of 2006.

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