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UPDATED: #BURNOUTSFORWYATT: RACERS RALLY FOR YOUNG CANCER PATIENT

 

Four-year-old Wyatt Spann of Winfield, Alabama, is battling brain cancer. He’s a little guy who loves cars and only wants to play. But nature has dealt him a cruel hand in life, and as of January 16, 2020, he’s doing the best he can. Racers worldwide are currently rallying to his cause, in support of Wyatt.

His plight became known on social media on Friday, January 10, 2020, Josh Colburn of Alabama started the social media page #burnoutsforwyatt. In his words, “I launched that hash-tag posting in hopes it would help take the family’s mind off the bad that’s going on. I wanted them to know that they had tons of support behind them.”

SNEAK PEEK - JOHN LAWSON'S NEW PONTIAC AA/FC

Veteran independent fuel Funny Car racer John Lawson will have a new nitro-burning Funny Car this season.

However, this one won't be on the big show tour. We just grabbed a sneak peek of the first of three AA/Fuel Coupes Lawson will run this season. This Pontiac Firebird is definitely going to be neat to watch.

LISTEN TO THE LATEST FOX NHRA INSIDER PODCAST WITH BRIAN LOHNES

 

Brian Lohnes, arguably one of the best microphone men in the history of drag racing, has made a name for himself in a relatively short time on the national scene, has an awesome podcast focusing primarily on the NHRA tour. 

Each week, Lohnes will bring you the ins and outs of the major stories breaking in drag racing, as well as insight into the personalities of the sport. Tune in each week to catch each informative episode.

SNEAK PEEK: JUSTIN BOND'S NEW PROCHARGED CAMARO

Justin Bond, who drove his way to a runner-up at the NHRA Fallnationals last October in Dallas, has taken delivery of a new Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built Camaro.

The new Camaro is on its way to ProLine to be outfitted with a new Procharged engine.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: JASON LINE REFLECTS ON A STORIED CAREER

 

Jason Line’s announcement Wednesday that the 2020 season will be his final campaign as a Pro Stock driver came as quite a surprise to everyone in drag racing.

The 50-year-old racer only broke the news to his team owner, Ken Black, “literally a couple of days ago.”

When the 2020 season opens at Pomona, Calif., in under a month, Line will go to bat in his Summit-sponsored Camaro with championships in 2006, 2011 and 2016. He’s got 50 national-event wins in the bank, and he’s won an NHRA event for 16 consecutive years. His 2019 victories came at Brainerd -- the home track for the Wright, Minn., native -- and at Maple Grove.

CORNWELL QUALITY TOOLS TO USE NHRA MARKETING PLATFORM IN 2020

 

Cornwell Quality Tools will use the NHRA platform to expand their reach within the automotive industry in 2020.

Founded by Eugene Cornwell in 1919 in Northeast Ohio, Cornwell recently celebrated its 100th year of creating their best quality tools out of the highest quality materials.

Highlighted by a new multi-year “Official Tool” partnership with John Force Racing, Cornwell plans to build upon the early program success by reaching more customers and fans through at-track activation and digital marketing initiatives with the NHRA in the upcoming 2020 season.

SANTO’S SUMMER THUNDER MEETING POSTPONED

STRUTMASTERS UPGRADES TO PRIMARY SPONSOR FOR TF ROOKIE JUSTIN ASHLEY

 

Strutmasters, the leader in consumer strut and suspension products, will upgrade from major associate to primary sponsor status for Justin Ashley to compete at a minimum of 12 races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour. The move opens up the possibility that the 25-year-old Top Fuel pilot could make a run for the countdown to the championship.

Ashley, also a successful real estate developer, featured in the online reality show Fix Flip Fuel, is beyond ecstatic with this move.

AUSTIN PROCK EXCITED FOR HIS SECOND SEASON IN TOP FUEL

 

After a hectic start, Top Fuel pilot Austin Prock had an impressive inaugural season in 2019 – winning the Road to the Future Award as NHRA’s top rookie.

Prock finished eighth in the points standings, winning the race in Seattle, Aug. 4 and collecting five semifinal performances.

Now, with everything back in place, Prock is excited to get things going in 2020.

JASON LINE TO RETIRE FROM PRO STOCK DRIVING AFTER 2020 SEASON

NHRA celebrates 50 years of Pro Stock in 2020. Turning 50 and having 50 Pro Stock wins to his name, Jason Line feels the numbers add up just right for retiring from behind the wheel of the Summit Racing Pro Stock Camaro. The three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion has dubbed this final season of driving for Ken Black Racing, "the Finish Line Tour."
 
Line will channel his fierce drive to win into building and tuning Pro Stock and Sportsman-class race engines at the Ken Black Racing shop in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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