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RUMOR MILL - CHANGES COMING TO SYDNEY DRAGWAY?


 

Word out of Sydney Dragway is that long-serving General Manager Peter Beaumont has departed the venue following a board meeting earlier this week.

 

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RUMOR MILL: A NEW (OLD?) MANUFACTURER RACING IN PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE IN 2021?

 

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RUMOR MILL: PRO TESTING HEADED BACK TO PBIR?

After a brief flirtation with South Georgia Motorsports Park, multiple sources are telling CompetitionPlus.com the tradition preseason test session for the Professional Racers Organization will return to Palm Beach International Raceway on the weekend before the season-opener in Gainesville, Gla. While the fuelers are running in West Palm Beach, the Pro Stocks and Pro Modifieds will upstate in Orlando, Fla., with the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals. 

RUMOR MILL - TULSA NHRA EVENT NOT HAPPENING?

 

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It was never officially announced as being a stop on the NHRA Camping World tour, but our sources tell us an event which was supposed to happen in Tulsa, Ok., is now not going to happen.Hopefully things will work back into the possibility.

 

RUMOR MILL - NITRO CREWCHIEF CHANGE COMING?

 

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The word floating around the nitro pits is there’s a crew chief change coming for one of the prominent teams. The rumor mill suggests one Rookie of the Year crew chief has been released, in turn to be replaced by another Rookie of the Year crew chief. Our sources tell us the move will be announced at the beginning of 2021.

 

 

RUMOR MILL - NHRA ADDING NEW VENUE TO 2021 NATIONAL EVENT? SCHEDULE

 

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RUMOR MILL - A PS DRIVER GOING BIG MONEY BRACKETS? IT'S NOT WHO YOU THINK IT IS EITHER

One would expect Jeggie Coughlin or Bo Butner to end up bracket racing, but word comes to us that another Pro Stock driver will try his hand at the big money bracket races. Apparently, Vincent Nobile, from what we've heard, has gone all-in by purchasing a toter-home and a trailer big enough to carry multiple dragsters. He will have a teammate, we are told as well. 

 

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RUMOR MILL: WHO'S MOVING IN BROWNSBURG?

Word has it that a crew whose program ended at the end of the 2020 season will pack their bags and head a few buildings over to Cruz Pedregon Racing for 2021. We are told this move could be finalized as early as tomorrow.

 

 

RUMOR MILL - A CHANGE OF ADDRESS?

 

Don't be surprised if one nitro team in Brownsburg, Ind., has a new address for the 2021 season. This is the first of several pieces in the silly season puzzle expected to materialize from what we hear.

 

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IS HARLEY-DAVIDSON DONE WITH DRAG RACING?

 

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Multiple sources, including motorcycle-oriented drag racing website eatmyink.com, have said the Harley-Davidson program has completed its contract and will not return to race with Vance & Hines for 2021. We have reached out to a member of the Vance & Hines team but have yet to hear back.

 

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