Lucas Oil Nationals Winners Circle with Morgan, Forrest, and Charlotte Lucas. Plus, Richie Crampton, Aaron Brooks, and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio

HOLLYWOOD, FL – WFO Radio goes behind the scenes at the Lucas Oil Nationals Winners Circle in Brainerd, Minnesota. Morgan, WFO RadioForrest, and Charlotte Lucas, as well as Richie Crampton and Aaron Brooks all join host, Joe Castello, along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio Nitro. To listen now, go to http://www.wforadio.com

Alan Reinhart makes his weekly appearance to recap the Lucas Oil Nationals, and discuss the latest news and rumors regarding the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

NHRA Drivers Taking A Dunk for Charity

If you are in the Indianapolis area this week, please join us for The Big Go Block Party, a fanfest to kick off the 60th anniversary U.S. Tony Pedregon Spark of PinkNationals festivities! The event includes lots of kids activities, a concert, numerous NHRA team show cars and an autograph session with many of the series stars from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Brownsburg, Indiana, Town Hall.

Our friends at the State Bank of Lizton are sponsoring a celebrity dunk tank to benefit the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation. We’ll get Andrea’s husband and 2-time Funny Car champ Tony in the tank along with some of his fellow racers like Antron Brown and Matt Hagan, as well as some local officials and media folks.

We’ll also have some great items up for bid in a silent auction and run a 50/50 raffle. Please make sure to stop and say hello. We’ll look forward to seeing you at The Big Go Block Party or at the U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend.

Pittsburgh Nationals at Pittsburgh Raceway Park: A Tough Track To Tame

The AllStar Rug Doctor Dodge Challenger returned to Pittsburgh Raceway Park on 1 August attending the IHRA’s Pittsburgh Rug Doctor - Pittsburgh Nitro JamNationals Nitro Jam.  As predicted in our most recent press release, the path to winners circle wasn’t easy but we had no idea it would be this tough.

The resultant was the team’s first failure to qualify.  Disappointing and frustrating to say the least.  It’s possible that the early afternoon rain shower “washed the track” or that the track’s surface was really “green” and new as a good portion of it was replaced in June due to fallout from an unusually cold and freezing winter….but there’s no excuse.  It’s in the racer’s blood to adjust to these conditions. It was clear early in the qualifying rounds that this weekend was not going to be a record breaker for anyone.

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T.J. Coughlin looking to continue success in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Fresh off a victory this past weekend in Cecil County, Md., T.J. Coughlin is ready to power his way down the TJ Coughlinquarter-mile of Beech Bend Raceway Park this weekend in hopes of securing another NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series win in the North Central Division.

Never one to dwell on past successes, Coughlin already has switched his focus toward his next race in his winning JEGS.com Super Gas Corvette. While there is little work to be done to prepare the car, Coughlin recognizes that his mental preparation will be a major key to continued success.

“Winning in Cecil was great and we enjoyed it that night, but now it’s time to focus on the next race ahead,” Coughlin said. “Back-to-back races don’t allow for much time to relax. We have some maintenance to do on the car to get it ready for battle again but no major changes really. Obviously, it was running great in Maryland.

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Defending champ Troy Coughlin heads to St. Louis for Street Car Super Nationals

ST. LOUIS, IL – World champion Pro Mod driver Troy Coughlin will look to make more history this week when he competes in the Troy CoughlinPacific Street Car Association’s Street Car Super Nationals, Aug. 20-23, at Gateway Motorsports Park.

In the past, this race has been held in Las Vegas with the express purpose of pitting the best drivers from each coast against one another for big money and bragging rights. Now that the race is on more neutral ground, Coughlin and crew are as anxious as ever to go rounds and reclaim the title of Outlaw Pro Mod winner.

“This race is basically like the NHRA Pro Modified class only with less rules than usual,” Coughlin said. “It will be the first time it’s held in St. Louis instead of Las Vegas with about 50 or more cars trying to qualify for only 32 spots.

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Castrol Raceway takes Division 6 Summit Team Finals win; Thornsley, Smith, Ochitwa advance in Summit SuperSeries

EDMONTON, AB - In the first Summit Team Finals action of the year, Castrol Raceway opened the season with a victory in the Summit Team FinalsDivision 6 Border Bandits team competition at the Edmonton, Alberta track while three drivers punched their tickets to Memphis as the first qualifiers of 2014 for the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL World Championship in October.

Castrol Raceway Team C took the team crown with 20 points, holding off Northern Lights Raceway Team A by just one point. It was the third year in a row a Castrol Raceway team has taken the Division 6 Summit Team Finals crown. Castrol Raceway Team F was third with 14 points, followed by Castrol Raceway Team B with 13 points and Castrol Raceway Team D with 11 points. The rest of the Summit Team Finals standings included teams from Hi-Line Dragstrip, Alaska Raceway Park, Calgary Drag Racing Association, Interlake Dragway and Northern Lights Raceway.

Last Night on Speed Scene Live

Tonight, We will have Charlene Bower from Bower Motorsports Media on the show. She will give us an update on the world of Off Road Speed Sceneracing, and tell us about her “how to get sponsored” webinar.

We will talk with John Muldowney. He grew up around drag racing, has a famous mom named Shirley and will be talking about a brand new Top Alcohol Funny car he is involved with.

Nostalgia Superstockers always are a crowd favorite with their huge wheelies and clean muscle cars. Tonight we talk with the driver of the “Asphalt Angel”. Find out why these great cars are packing the stands.

 

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