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Beckman to use same approach in title defense

Beckman to use same approach in title defense The champ: Jack Beckman will defend his championship in 2004 with the same car and approach that took him to the top in 2003. “I’ll win a bunch of rounds I shouldn’t because I’ll have that big number 1,” Beckman said. “Some people will change their strategy […]

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Stopping your car when the chutes don’t deploy

Stopping your car when the chutes don’t deploy Jones, Rick Chassis Chatter Today’s doorslammers are faster and more aerodynamically efficient than doorslammers of the past. This has led to an increase in accidents when parachute systems fail to deploy property. Many people – drivers, fans, and owners alike – are under the false impression that […]

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SFI specs for roll cages on full-bodied cars, other news

SFI specs for roll cages on full-bodied cars, other news The SFI Foundation has released four new specifications designed specifically for the roll-cage design on full-bodied cars. The specifications contain requirements that will affect at least some of the cars that compete in NHRA events (national, divisional, sport compact, and local series) and the events […]

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Favorite Restaurant

Favorite Restaurant Every August, Brandon Bernstein can’t wait to got back to Memphis, and it isn’t just to compote on the Memphis Motorsports Park quarter-mile. For B-Squared, there’s an equally enticing attraction away from the strip. “Hands down, my favorite restaurant is Corky’s Barbecue in Memphis; they have the best dry pork ribs in the […]

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Summit Racing Equipment

Summit Racing Equipment Whether you’re a weekly racer competing at your local track, a Professional racer competing on a national level, or sim-ply an avid race fan, chances are you’re already familiar with Summit Racing Equipment. For more than 35 years, the Akron, Ohio-based company has been helping drag racers on all levels compete and […]

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QUALIFYING RITUAL HAMPERED

QUALIFYING RITUAL HAMPERED For years, Mark Pawuk had a special weekend ritual for qualifying. Said Pawuk, “I’ve always worn the same ‘special’ underwear for each day of qualifying, but after last year’s disastrous season, I threw it all in the trash. But I still have a routine that I go through before every run. I […]

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Prather’s long tow pays off with victory over Cox

Prather’s long tow pays off with victory over Cox Johnson, Bob Korbel Super Eliminator Series SOUTHWESTERN INT’L RACEWAY, Tucson, Ariz. (March 28-30) – George Prather made the most of his 900-mile tow from his home in Sacramento, Calif., to Tucson, Ariz., by defeating Del Cox Jr. in the final. Prather’s first win of the season […]

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RAiN, RAiN jUST didN’T GO AWAy

RAiN, RAiN jUST didN’T GO AWAy If there’s one four-letter word that racers hate more than “lose,” it’s “rain.” Like the 100-year flood that engulfs a region and wreaks havoc with lives, so was the weather in the latter stages of the 2003 NHRA POWERade season as a series of calamitous climatical circumstances conspired for […]

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Atco Raceway takes Division 1 team title: Texas Raceway crowned Division 4 champs again

Atco Raceway takes Division 1 team title: Texas Raceway crowned Division 4 champs again After finishing a close second last year, Atco Raceway won the coveted team championship at the Northeast Division NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals at Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Md. Atco tallied 83 points to win its second team title […]

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O’Reilly renews Memphis sponsorship

O’Reilly renews Memphis sponsorship O’Reilly Auto Parts has signed a multiyear deal with NHRA to remain the primary sponsor of the NHRA Mid-South Nationals at Tennessee’s Memphis Motorsports Park. The $1.8 million event, to be held Aug. lft-20, will be televised by ESPN2. As the 17th of 23 events in the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag […]