Arana completes Coast Guard boot camp, begins full-time service

MILLTOWN, IN – Past ProtectTheHarvest.com Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Adam Arana recently graduated from the Adam Arana - Coast GuardUnited States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., and will begin his full-time service later this week.

Seaman Apprentice (E-2) Arana, 23, will serve on the USCGC Cheyenne, a river-buoy tender, based in St. Louis. He is due to report there March 6.

“Boot camp was intense but the experience was worth it,” Arana said. “The days were long, very long, for about a month. I was averaging four hours of sleep and waking up at 5-5:30 in the morning — and getting woken up by a whistle. Getting woken up by a whistle is the worst way to get woken up.

“They yelled at all times and we had to yell at all times. There is no talking normal to them. Every time you talk, it was yelling. And it wasn’t talking loudly: They would watch your face, and if they didn’t see veins popping out of your neck and you straining every single muscle in your face, you weren’t talking to them loud enough. I lost my voice.”

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March 13-14 IHRA Nitro Jam Mardi Gras Nationals To Host Trio Of Special Guests

Norwalk, OH – When the IHRA Nitro Jam party returns to State Capitol Raceway near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 13-14, three young ladies will be on hand making their presence felt both on and off the track.

Eily Stafford attended her first race at age 12, fell in love with the speed and sound and decided it was what she wanted to do. For her Sweet 16th birthday, she attended Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Pomona, California. Now 27, she has been driving in the nostalgia drag racing ranks for the past 11 years.

“I’ve driven everything from injected Altereds and competition coupes to blown (supercharged) alcohol dragsters,” said Stafford. Her career best elapsed time is 6.90 seconds on the quarter mile at 198 mph. She currently holds eight NHRA and IHRA competition licenses.

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BROWN’S DIESEL SPONSORS THE BURNOUT CONTEST AT THE SPRING DIESEL NATIONALS

Marysville WA – Brown’s Diesel will be the presenting sponsor of The Burnout Contest at the Spring Diesel Brown's DieselNationals. March 20th & 21st, 2015 at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield California.

All trucks and competitors are welcome to compete in Burnout Contest. Sign up at the NHRDA trailer the day of the event. There is a $10.00 fee and make sure to signup early because we only allow 10 competitors and it will be live on Diesel TV.

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.

Mike Coughlin has designs on Top Sportsman national championship

VALDOSTA, GA – As soon as NHRA announced that drivers in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster would have a Mike Coughlin - Top Sportsmanchance to win a national championship, veteran JEGS.com racer Mike Coughlin knew exactly what he wanted to do in 2015.

“We want to run for the title,” said Coughlin, one of four drag racer brothers who own and operate JEGS High Performance, an industry leader in the mail-order parts business. “By offering up a chance for a national championship, NHRA has injected a ton of excitement into the Top Sportsman category and we’re all fired up to get started.

“I haven’t put together an exact schedule yet, but we’ll definitely run enough events to have a shot at the title. Both Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will be contested at more national events than ever before, so we’ll take in a bunch of those races for sure, plus whatever divisional events work for our schedule. I’m just thrilled with the prospect.”

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Jiffy-tite Named Official Quick-Connect Fluid Fittings Of IHRA

Norwalk, OH – IRG Sports + Entertainment™ and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) is proud to IHRAannounce Jiffy-tite as the Official Quick-Connect Fluid Fittings of the IHRA.

“We are pleased to welcome Jiffy-tite as our Official Quick-Connect Fluid Fittings of the IHRA,” said IHRA Presidet Scott Gardner. “We are looking forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with this innovative and respected partner.”

Headquartered in Lancaster, New York, Jiffy-tite has been the preferred manufacturer of fluid connectors for the industry and original equipment sector of the automotive industry since 1963. There are in excess of 400 million Jiffy-tite devices in more than 20 brands of vehicles worldwide, including: Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson and Caterpillar.

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Tonight on Speed Scene Live

Tuesday evening it’s that time again when SpeedScene Live moves to the West Coast Funny Car Factory Studios for Speed Scenethe Nitro Report with Donnie Couch and Darr Hawthorne. The Good Vibrations March Meet is here so we’ll have some of the players who’ll be participating in this legendary event.

Two of the drivers calling in from the road will be NHRA pilots Cruz Pedregon and John Hale, with both talking about their chances among 32 pre-entered nitro funny cars at Famoso Raceway’s Big Race. Over 550 total entries are expected for the event! We’ll also have video from Speedway Bikes and you never know who else might be on the phone.

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Curtis Beck ready to do battle in 2015 PBSS drag racing season

Pro Bike rider plans on bettering his third-place finish of last year

MILTON, ON – Curtis Beck is ready and anxious to get back on his Suzuki in the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Curtis-BeckWiseco Performance Products for 2015.

Curtis BeckI have been ready for a month, noted the Milton Ontario Pro Bike rider. Everything is ready to roll.

Beck ran all PBSS events last year, and plans on competing in each race for the upcoming season as well. He rides a Suzuki 1150 with an 1150-cc engine sitting in a Koenig chassis with Lectron 44 carburetion and a 123 automatic gearbox. The Suzuki is capable of low eight-second passes on the quarter mile at speeds approaching 160 mph.

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