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Meadors, Goodguys Racing Unleash “Pure Hell” on Super Chevy Sunday

Courtesy of Goodguys Racing

Morrison, CO – Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors drove the “Pure Hell2” ’69 Camaro Pro Mod to a popular win the “Super Chevy Sunday” event Sunday, August 21st at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver. It was the Goodguys Racing Team’s first victory this season running the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Division.

The “Pure Hell2” Camaro, built as a tribute to Rich Guasco’s legendary Northern California “Pure Hell” fuel altered, was stout right from the start of qualifying. An off-the-trailer 6.176 @ 234.21 landed the Goodguys team in the #2 qualifying spot, trailing only class leader Bret Williamson. It was on Sunday however the team shined the brightest.

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BROWN, GRAY, ANDERSON, TONGLET, REINHART ON WFORADIO

Courtesy of WFO

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals winners Antron Brown, Johnny Gray, Greg Anderson, and L.E. Tonglet join Joe Castello along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. To listen now, go to WFORadio.com.

Matco Tools DSR Top Fuel driver, Antron Brown won his fourth race of the 2011 season with a victory over teammate Tony Schumacher. Brown discusses the challenges of race day, the growing DSR vs. Al Anabi rivalry, and running his teammate in the final round.

Service Central DSR Funny Car driver, Johnny Gray, picked up his first career NHRA win as a Professional. Gray talks about his final round battle against DSR teammate Ron Capps, the support of his sponsor during the tough start to the season, and his outlook for making The NHRA Countdown.

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Two Rounds of Racing Sends Perkins Back to School

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BRAINERD, MN – Cody Perkins and the 801 Racing Team’s first trip to Minnesota was an education. The valuable lesson they learned  at the Lucas Oil Nationals is that they like racing in Minnesota, but next time they want to go a few more rounds. 

The learning process started out during Friday’s opening qualifying session. Cody and his 801 Racing sponsored Top Alcohol Dragster powered down the drag strip to a 5.41 elapsed time at 263.41 mph. This run ended up putting Perkins in the eighth qualifying position going into round one Saturday night.

Perkins’ first round opponent, Scott Palmer, was the recipient of the knowledge Perkins’s team garnered from a late night complete teardown of the motor. A 5.332 at 263.00 was strapped on Palmer, and it was an A+ run for Perkins. After the run, the team treated it as “business as usual.”

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Penske Leasing To Sponsor Pro Modified Class At Norwalk

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is set to work with global transportation provider Penske Truck Leasing for the second time during its successful 2011 season.

After Penske Truck Leasing served as the title sponsor for the ADRL’s first trip to Maple Grove Raceway in May, the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league is excited to announce that the partnership will continue with Penske Truck Leasing’s sponsorship of the Pro Modified class during the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags V, which takes place on Sept. 23-24 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

A strong relationship was formed between the two companies before the Penske Truck Leasing Inaugural Northeast Drags in May, and it has continued to prosper since then.

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Moser and Wicke to pair off for delayed Quick 32 final

Courtesy of Quick 32

GRAND BEND, ON – Before round five takes place in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, Kevin Wicke and Jeff Moser have a date to determine who will be the winner of round four.

While qualifying and most elimination rounds took place in the previous event, the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex August 4-7, the final was postponed due to rain. Top Sportsman racer Wicke, of Stratford, Ontario, and the Top Dragster entry of Moser, of Waterloo, Ontario will be paired up before the next scheduled event, the “Thunder by the Beach” weekend September 2-4 at Grand Bend.

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Tony Gillig Set To Drive Larry O’Brien’s XPS Car To Finish 2011 ADRL Season

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO – Tony Gillig still has his sights set on racing in the “Battle For The Belts” in October at Texas Motorplex.  The Extreme Pro Stock standout will just be trying to get there in a different car.

Starting with next month’s Dragstock VII (Sept. 9-10) at Rockingham Dragway and continuing through the final three races of the 2011 ADRL season, Gillig will be driving Larry O’Brien’s Bear’s Performance Products 2010 Dodge Avenger.

Gillig will not be driving as part of Dingman Racing after a change was made following the recent Speedtech U.S. Drags IV, but he excited for the new opportunity with O’Brien and his team.

“I talked to Larry about finishing the season with him and he was all for it. It takes an exceptionally generous guy to offer their car for a fellow racer for the rest of the season,” Gillig said.

“For now, we’re going to do these three races and see where it takes us. Larry and (his brother) Wayne discussed this and thought, ‘Why not?’ No matter what happens, we will have some fun along the way.”

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DMC Racing sponsoring the 2011 YellowBullet Nationals

Courtesy of DMC Racing

Halifax, MA – Over the last decade, DMC Racing has put a number of champions on the track and into the winner’s circle. With an unyielding focus on quality, the DMC Racing team has put their stamp on a number of high-profile builds that have garnered accolades wherever they compete.

From its humble beginnings in the home shop of proprietor and 20-year drag racing vet Dennis MacPherson, DMC Racing’s full-service shop has expanded its capabilities through the years and now occupies a 12,000 square foot facility in Halifax, Massachusetts that encompasses every facet of race-car building from conception to completed project. The on-site speed shop, paint booth and 2000-horsepower dyno hints at the capabilities of the DMC group, but it’s their customers who have put them on the map.

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