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RUMOR MILL - THE CREW CHIEF CAROUSEL SOON TO START TURNING?

Just like Hurricane season is churning in the Atlantic ocean, rumors are suggesting the crew chief carousel may soon starting turning in the rough and tumble world of NHRA nitro racing. We are still investigating, but the word on the rumor mill suggests at least one major team has made a change at crew chief we will let you know as soon as we can get official confirmation. 

 

 

RUMOR MILL - A MONGOOSE TRIBUTE CAR COMING?

It will be a truly fitting gesture. We are told at keast one Top Fuel team will be outfitting their Top Fuel dragster during the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in a vintage Tom McEwen tribute during the Labor Day weekend. Word has it the 1978 Funny Car scheme, on the 40th anniversary of his most epic victory ever.

 

RUMOR MILL - NHRA PRO STOCK CHANGING AGAIN?

 

RUMOR MILL - WJ GUNNING FOR 300 MPH?

A story is likely forthcoming but we have heard rumblings which suggests The Professor Warren Johnson could be headed into the land speed arena. Yes, WJ on the Bonneville Salt flats. The rumor suggests he's going for 300 mph with a 300-cubic inch engine in a project with Dart Heads' Dick Maskin. We're shaking the tree, and we'll let you know what shakes out. 

RUMOR MILL - NEW FUNNY CAR BODY COMING SOON?

Looks like there's a new Funny Car body headed to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Word has it the 2019 Dodge Charger body will make its maiden runs on Monday following the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk. Ohio. If all goes well we understand the new body could make its competition debut at the Mopar NHRA Mile High Nationals in July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A HORSE IS A HORSE, UNLESS IT WEARS A BOWTIE

 

RUMOR MILL - JORDAN VANDERGRIFF LOOKING FOR THE NEXT LEVEL?

Bob Vandergriff Racing driver Jordan Vandergriff, whose father Kevin runs the family business Hedman Hedders, could be climbing the ladder of nitro stardom before the end of the season. We are told steps are already being put in place for him to not only earn his Top Fuel license but also quite possibly, enter a few races in the top eliminator before the end of the season. 

 

RUMOR MILL - MORE CO-CREW CHIEF TURNOVER?

It was just last week that Tommy DeLago was released from his role as co-crew chief for Kalitta Motorsports. Word comes to us today, another co-crew chief on a prominent nitro team was also let go from their role. Expect news of this to break in the next few days. 

 

RUMOR MILL - TOP TEN PRO STOCK TEAM CLOSING SHOP AT THE END OF THE SEASON?

One of the more prominent rumors floating around the pits at Heartland Park - Topeka suggests one of the full-time teams in the already narrowed Pro Stock entry list is already preparing for 2018 to be their final season. We'll be interested to see who shakes out when the bushes start moving. 

 

UPDATED - PRO STOCK DRIVERS HEADED TO WORLD SERIES OF PRO MOD

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