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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.

 

RUMOR MILL - SCHUMACHER STILL IN SERVICE?

 

This season might be the end of the road for the Don Schumacher Racing and the U.S. Army, but from what we hear Tony Schumacher might not be completely out of military service. Word has it Schumacher's repeated delivery for the U.S. Army has garnered the attention of other U.S. military branches who could be interested in him for next season and beyond. 

 

RUMOR MILL: NHRA LOOKING TO SLOW NITRO CARS AGAIN?

 

From what we hear the NHRA's tech department is looking to use the supercharger configuration as a means of slowing the fuel cars down even more in 2019. And, from what we hear in the pits, the idea is going to fly with the fuel teams as well as a lead balloon.

RUMOR MILL - WILL JIM O BE IN DALLAS TUNING?

We have heard from multiple sources that new free agent tuner Jim Oberhofer will be at the NHRA FallNationals in Dallas tuning a Top Fuel dragster. Our team is still chasing down official comment, and once we can confirm we publish an official story. 

 

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