JEFFERSON STATE DIESEL SPONSORS THE DYNO EVENT AT THE NHRDA SPRING DIESEL NATIONALS 

Marysville WA – Jefferson State Diesel is the presenting sponsor of the Dyno competition at the Spring Diesel Jefferson State Diesel Nationals. March 20th & 21st, 2015 at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield California.

All trucks are welcome to run on the dyno the fee is $80.00 for 3 runs. So lets really find out how much power you really have.

This weekend of Power will include Friday night truck and tractor pulls and Saturday come see the fastest trucks in World as they compete in the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series. Tickets are on sale now at www.nhrda.com and you save 20% off admission if you purchase tickets in advance and use promo code – NHRDA.

Ahten’s Last Ride

Chandler, AZ – This weekend’s NHRA Regional race at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park will be the last race for Johnny Ahten - couresy of John RogersJohnny Ahten in this Top Alcohol Dragster. Don’t worry, Johnny is not changing careers. The decision to sell the car has been made and a new Stump Puller is in the shop and will debut at the Vegas race.

“Our first race with this car was the November 2004 points race in Vegas, and it’s been quite a ride,” said Ahten. “The car has been to nine NHRA finals and three IHRA finals. We have been as quick as 5.15 and over 270 mph, and I will never forget her. More than just a racecar, she has been a part of our lives for many years. The car will carry on, and continue to attack the dragstrip,” added Ahten.

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Stevie Fast Returns to Pro Nitrous Full Time in 2015

PITTSBORO, NC – The 2013 Pro Nitrous World Champion, Steve Jackson, is returning to competition in 2015 and is Stevie Jacksonhungry to defend his 2013 title. After a wild ride to the 2013 Championship and a trip to race with the Arabian Drag Racing League during the offseason, Jackson was handed a rude awakening, when he, along with several other high-profile teams, were suddenly dropped from Al-Anabi sponsorship. This sidelined Jackson for much of the 2014 season, prohibiting him from defending his hard earned title.

“It killed me at first,” Jackson said of not being able to defend his title. “The whole 2013 season was kind of a blur. It was really thrown together. Even to be able to win that Championship was tough. I had all knowledge and thoughts that we were coming back to run in 2014. At the last minute our sponsorship and funding got pulled. So it took me a couple of months to even get started putting a new deal together. I was pretty fired up. Disappointed is not the word. Pissed off is. But it’s kinda the way of the world.”

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No major changes planned for Mike Everitt in upcoming drag race season

Everitt Racing Top Dragster team hoping for another good showing in Quick 32 Sportsman Series

STRATFORD, ON – Now entering his fourth season of Quick 32 Sportsman Series drag racing, Mike Everitt has Mike Everitttaken to racing his Top Dragster and is hoping to better his third-place points finish of 2014.

But the Stratford Ontario driver of the Everitt Racing Team said they plan on leaving the car fundamentally as last year.

We’re not doing a great deal with the car, he noted. Basically this year will be to get the nitrous sorted out and drive it.

The Top Dragster is a Spitzer Enterprises car with a 632-cubic inch for power complete with Dart Big Chief oval heads courtesy of Race Flow Development. Fuel is provided by nitrous-assisted carburetion, and a Hutch’s Transmission two-speed sits behind the engine. The car is capable of mid six-second passes on the quarter-mile at speeds of 200 mph. The team placed third in points in 2014, capped off with a series win during the Labor Day meet at the Grand Bend Motorplex.

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TOP DRAGSTER AND TOP SPORTMSAN CLASSES ADDED TO RUN ORDER AT ALL LUCAS OIL DIVISIONAL EVENTS IN NHRA DIVISION 4

DALLAS, TX – Addressing concerns of many racers who don’t see enough time in Elimination rounds, the track NHRA Div 4 South Centraloperators at the South Central Division 4 Track Operator’s Meeting voted to add a new class to all South Central Division Lucas Oil Divisional Events in 2015.

The new class will be a Non Qualifier Combo for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. Anyone who doesn’t make the 32-car field for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will now be entered into the Non-Qualifier Combo class. The class purse will be based on participation and will be a combination of non-qualifiers for both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.

“This helps ensure racers will be entered into a Round 1 elimination even if they don’t make the 32-car fields for Top Dragster and Top Sportsman,” NHRA Division 4 Director Trey Capps said. “Now racers don’t have a reason to miss an event. It’s great because this was a concern brought up by racers and the track operators voted to fill the need immediately. It’s going to make for even more excitement during each of the Lucas Oil Divisional events.”

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LANCASTER EXPANDS MARKETING PARTNERSHIP WITH FRANCO’S PIZZA

WNY PIZZA CHAIN TO SPONSOR FRIDAY NIGHT DRAG PROGRAM

Lancaster, NY – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has secured an agreement with Franco’s Pizza for the local Lancasterbusiness to become the title sponsor of the Friday night IHRA drag racing program.

This new deal expands Franco’s involvement with Lancaster as the locally-owned chain of pizzerias came on board as a sponsor last season.

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Summit Racing Equipment Expands IHRA Tournament Of Champions To Include Junior Dragster

Norwalk, OH – The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) is proud to announce its Master and Advanced Jr. IHRA Tournament of Champions - 2012Dragster classes have been added to the annual Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL – held during the World Finals in Memphis, Tennessee – and will be will be sponsored by longtime series partner Summit Racing Equipment.

“The JR Race Car Jr. Dragster racers are the future of our sport and this announcement is exciting news for them,” said IHRA President Scott Gardner. “We would like to thank Summit Racing Equipment, our valued and longtime partner, for adding their support to this class by including them in the Summit Tournament of Champions and posting a most generous purse.”

The $100,000 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL debuted in 2009 and is the sport’s first nationwide head-to-head tournament to determine the champions in each of the premier sportsman classes in IHRA competition. This revolutionary format not only reduces costs financially for IHRA racers, but it rewards all drivers who have had a successful year with a level playing field where location and finances are not a factor in determining the world champions.

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