VP’S “X16™” BECOMING FUEL OF CHOICE FOR SPORTSMAN DRAG RACERS

Championship Performance at an Economical Price

SAN ANTONIO, TX – When VP Racing Fuels first introduced X16™, it was described as a “perfect blend of X16performance and economy.” According to Jim Hughes, President of Hughes Motorsports, X16 has delivered on its promise and more. “We’ve used X16 to win national events in 3 different classes,” Hughes said.

“X16 is incredibly consistent – it offers a smooth air:fuel curve whether you’re bracket racing with throttle stop or all out. And it’s versatile – you can use it in different engines, from 800 Hp to 1500 Hp, with different compression ratios,” Hughes added. “We’re currently campaigning six cars in six different classes, so cost is an issue. It’s huge to be able to use the same fuel and be able to count on superior performance in each of our cars.”

Kevin Kleineweber, National Champion in Super Street, Super Gas and Super Comp for Hughes Motorsports, added, “The repeatability of X16 is awesome and it’s very economical. After using another brand that was more expensive, we’re now spending less and getting a more consistent product without losing any power.”

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White Safety Equipment Committed to PDRA Racer Safety in 2015

PITTSBORO, NC – There is nothing more important to competitive racers than safety. Not a new car, not massive PDRA logoamounts of horsepower, not even winning races and championships. Without an environment that is as safe as humanly possible nothing else matters.

Carl White understands this, and he lives it every day. A longtime racer and provider of safety equipment, White, through White Safety Equipment, is committed to using his experience and knowledge to make well-designed, quality safety equipment available to racers.

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SHELL ROTELLA is the Official Engine Oil for the NHRDA 2015 Championship Season!

Marysville, WA – “The Shell Rotella brand is excited to be named the official diesel motor oil of the National Hot Rod Shell Rotella TDiesel Association and to be part of the outstanding diesel drag racing and sled pulling series,” said Chris Guerrero, global brand manager, Shell Rotella. “The NHRDA is a great place to demonstrate the hard working capabilities of Rotella conventional and synthetic diesel engine oils through grueling on track competition. “We wish all NHRDA competitors a safe season and look forward to some awesome competition in 2015″.

The NHRDA has hosted over 150 Events over the past decade and is the largest Diesel Motorsports Organization in the World. In 2014 the NHRDA celebrated their 10th Anniversary and reached a major mile mark by earning ASO (Alternative Sanction Organization) status from the NHRA.

Sonny’s Racing Engines Announces Pro Nitrous Low Qualifier Challenge

Sonny’s Racing Engines is proud to announce that they will once again be providing support to PDRA competitors Sonny's Pro Nitrous Low Qualifier Challengewith the Sonny’s Pro Nitrous Low Qualifier Challenge.

Building on the success they had as an integral part of the PDRA’s inaugural 2014 season, Sonny’s Racing Engines, of Lynchburg, Virginia, has stepped up once again to the tune of $33,000 in contingency and bonus payouts.

This season the Sonny’s Pro Nitrous Low Qualifier Challenge will pay $500.00 to the No.1 qualifiers in the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous category, regardless of what engine they use.

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Brittany Force, Matt Smith, War Stories: Bill Donor vs Nicky Boninfante and Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Brittany Force, Matt Smith, and CompetitionPlus.com War Stories finalists Bill Donor and WFO RadioNicky Boninfante all join host Joe Castello, on WFO Radio Nitro, along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart. To listen now, go to http://www.wforadio.com

Brittany Force discusses her first test session of 2015 and her unofficial elapsed time of 3.698 seconds. Brittany also previews her 2015 season and gets ready for the Circle K Winternationals.

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ALAN JOHNSON RACING SET TO OPEN 2015 NHRA SEASON AT POMONA

BROWNSBURG, IN – Alan Johnson Racing and 2013 World Champion driver Shawn Langdon will open the 2015 AJRNHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., the team announced today.

Alan Johnson Racing is moving forward into the new season while exploring multiple sponsorship options for 2015 and beyond after unexpectedly losing its funding in the final days of 2014. Longtime Alan Johnson Racing crew chiefs Brian Husen and Jason McCulloch will serve as co-crew chiefs on Langdon’s Alan Johnson Racing dragster. With the separation from Al-Anabi Racing, Khalid alBalooshi is no longer driving for Alan Johnson Racing.

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SAN ANTONIO NATIONALS POSTPONED;  BATON ROUGE ADDED TO 2015 SCHEDULE

NORWALK, OH – The San Antonio Nationals originally scheduled for March 13 & 14, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas has Baton Rouge - Nitro Jambeen postponed. Replacing that date on the 2015 Nitro Jam Schedule will be the return of the Mardi Gras Nationals at State Capital Raceway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“Time was simply running out for a resolution that the track could reopen in time to host the San Antonio Nationals in March,” said IHRA President Scott Gardner. “Our parent company, IRG Sports + Entertainment, have been in negotiations to purchase the facility for the past six months and are still pursuing the purchase of this facility. The only thing IRG was not able to confirm for us was a final timetable for the transaction, which is why we had to make this change in the schedule. We are optimistic we will return to San Antonio this fall once the ownership and direction of the facility becomes clear.”

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