MILLION DOLLAR RACE DRAG RACE – FRIDAY RESULTS

Once again, Friday dawned with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine for Day 2 of the CARS Protection Plus Million Dollar Race. With new Scott Richardsonentries coming in today and with only one time trial provided all entrants, eliminations didn’t start until 1:30, which meant another long day. Due to the amount of entries, buybacks were again eliminated for today.

At the round of eight cars left, the remaining were paired with the first set up being Bo Boatner and Chris Crosby with Boatner taking the win. Scotty Richardson and Mitchell Dyer in his Camaro battled with the door car coming up on the losing end. Next up was Bruce Mouat and his roadster against Joe Gary’s dragster with the roadster taking the win. Don Cox’s ’55 Chevy faced off with Allen Wickell and his dragster who turned the red light to move the ’55 into the semifinal round.

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Elaine Larsen Wins IHRA’s World Champion in her Miller Welding Jet Dragster

Daytona Beach, FL – Elaine Larsen, driver in the IHRA’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series, was crowned World Champion at the IHRA Summit Elaine LarsonWorld Finals at Memphis International Raceway in her Miller Welding jet-powered drag car.

“I just can’t believe we did it! The Miller Welding Larsen Motorsports jet dragster team proved strong all season long and with the support from our fans and the series we came out on top,” said Elaine Larsen.

“Consistency won this championship,” said Crew Chief Andrew Larsen. “Luck will give you good or bad races, but consistency wins championships. Our strategy was simple, don’t change the car unless it was really throwing us a curveball.”

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BRITTANY FORCE TO RACE SPECIAL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR DRAGSTER STARTING IN VEGAS

YORBA LINDA, CA – Brittany Force winner of the 2013 Auto Club Road to the Future Award will race a commemorative Auto Club Road to the Brittany Force - Ron LewisFuture Rookie Of The Year Castrol Edge Top Fuel dragster the final two races of the season. The Top Fuel dragster was designed by Force and the in-house JFR graphic design team.

Force won the 2013 award on the strength of her season long improvement capped by a semi-final finish at the Auto Club NHRA World Finals as well as winning the fan vote earlier in the season for the 2nd annual Traxxas Shootout.

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2014 IHRA Top Champion – Cody Bayus

NORWALK, OH – Who knew the answer to more wins and more success on the racetrack was actually less time behind the wheel?

Cody BayusWhile not the most ideal of situations for an experienced racer like Cody Bayus, that is exactly the situation Bayus found himself in in 2014 with less time on the track and even fewer opportunities to collect wins. But not even a reduced schedule could keep Bayus, of the famous Willow Lake racing family out of Warren, Ohio, from spinning his season into gold with a track championship at Thompson Raceway Park followed by a victory in the Summit SuperSeries World Championship race at Memphis International Raceway to claim the IHRA Top ET championship for 2014.

“What a great season all the way around. I didn’t get to race that much this year, we had a lot going on elsewhere which forced me to put racing on the sideline, but it ended up working out really well,” Bayus said. “Other years you put your heart and soul into this sport and you don’t end up with half of what we came away with in Memphis. What can I say, when it is your day, it is just your day.”

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MILLION DOLLAR RACE DRAG RACE – THURSDAY RESULTS

Chamber of commerce weather greeted over 400 entries to Day 1 of the C.A.R.S. Protection Plus Million Dollar Drag Race. Possibly never before Chad McKeein the history of any race has there been a 0% chance of rain predicted for the entire weekend. And with clear blue skies and temperatures in the 70s, racers came out to compete at the 19th edition of this famous race.

Due the amount of cars, it was announced there would be no buyback round today. Two go down and one comes back, just the way drag racing is supposed to work. Everyone was afforded an open time trial session followed by one time run for all beginning at 9:00am. As it was, time trials weren’t completed until 3:30 when the first round began with door cars up first.

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Veteran crew chief Prock joins DSR

BROWNSBURG, IN – Veteran crew chief Jimmy Prock has been hired by Don Schumacher Racing for a position yet to be determined, DSR DSRowner Don Schumacher announced Thursday.

DSR, which fields seven teams in the Mello Yello Series, currently leads the standings in Top Fuel with Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army) and in Funny Car with Matt Hagan (Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots Dodge Charger R/T).

Through 22 of 24 events this season, DSR has won 13 titles in Top Fuel and six in Funny Car.

The Pro Bike & Sled Series Countdown to the 2014 Championship

Pro Bike Rider Ted Glinny – Fourth Place

CAYUGA, ON – Riding his 2000 Kawasaki Ninja in the 2014 Pro Bike & Sled Series tour, Ted Glinny experienced a year of highs and lows.

Ted GlinnyThe former PBSS champion, from Milton, Ontario, started well with a runner-up finish in the series opener at Grand Bend, losing to 2014 champion Dan Cryderman in the final. After a second-round placing at Martin, Michigan, Glinny did not race at the inaugural PBSS event at Empire Dragway, but was back in form for the next Grand Bend race, where he went rounds and was eliminated once again in the final, and once again by Cryderman. For the final race of the year, he was taken out in the first round.

Glinny’s Kawasaki runs a 1425-cc Kawasaki engine which sits in a frame that is stock in front and has a moly rear-half. The engine uses a Lectron fuel system and shifts through a GPZ 1-2 automatic transmission. The mount is capable of turning the quarter-mile in the low and mid-eight second range at speeds over 150 mph. For all the PBSS events Glinny entered this season, he qualified in the top five in the program.

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