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War Eagle Racing Wins Nitro Jam Trophy in Utah

Courtesy of THR5 Communications

Salt Lake City, UT – James Day welcomed Dale Pulde back to the racetrack with a win at Rocky Mountain Raceway’s IHRA Nitro Jam event this past weekend. Winning the Iron Man was not an easy task, or forgotten any time soon by those who were there.

Confronted with a tricky race surface, Day had some driving to do. Right out of the box, the War Eagle Nostalgia Funny Car, piloted by James Day, put down a sub five second run to propel them in to the feature event of the night. In the final, the CleanBoost Oil sponsored team defeated a tough opponent in Tim Boychuk with a 5.922 @237.59 to take the win.

“It was sliding around out there, and when I shifted into high gear it headed to the wall.” said Day. “I wrenched it back and took the win light. It was a great weekend.”

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Charity efforts are a BIG part of Hinbest Racing’s 2011 Plans

Courtesy: Hinbest Racing

ORANGEVILLE, ON  – After two of six events in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series of drag racing, the Hinbest Racing Team has one car in third place and the other in 19th spot out of 38 teams in the popular series. Unfortunately in the second round of the Xtreme Mayhem Nationals at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park the team’s cars were matched up, and Mike Hinbest, the driver of the team’s six-second Top Dragster car took the win over the Top Dragster of Katie Ward.

“It has been three years since our team has been past a semi-final round, and the hard work and dedication of our crew is what makes this possible,” said team driver Mike Hinbest.

For 2011 the team has decided to create the Hinbest Racing Foundation to accompany their charity efforts. A website has been started and will be completed late in 2011. Last year the Hinbest Racing Foundation was able to raise $600 for the Canadian Cancer Society, and provided a $1000 Scholarship for students at The Canadian Automotive Institute. As well the team raised $700 as part of a charity auction for Georgian College.

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Hoosier Tires join the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association

Courtesy of WCOPMA

Anderson, CA – The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association is proud to announce that Hoosier Tires have signed on as a sponsor for the entire 2011 season. This deal was made just days before the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s season opening event at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho this upcoming weekend.

It’s great to have an industry leader such as Hoosier Tires step up and support our association. The majority of our racers use their products on their cars so this newly formed partnership will be beneficial to both Hoosier Tires and our members.

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Troy Coughlin and son looking for double win in home state of Ohio

Courtesy of Jegs

NORWALK, Ohio (June 22) – This weekend’s NHRA drag race in northeast Ohio will be a special one for JEGS.com drivers Troy Coughlin, his son Troy Jr., and daughters Meghan and Paige. That’s because the site of the race is just 80 miles from JEGS headquarters in Delaware, Ohio, the Coughlin’s longtime hometown.

“Norwalk is a great racetrack,” Coughlin said. “I’m excited to get there. We’ve got more than 300 JEGS associates who are going to come up, hang out, and watch the races. We’ve got to do well there in front of all them.

“And we’ll have a lot of family along for the ride as well. The Coughlin family’s pretty big, and my wife’s family also is coming out. It should be a slew of people, but it’ll be a good time. Talk about a support group – it’ll be pretty awesome.

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NEOPMA Battle’s Weather Early on in 2011 Season

Courtesy og NEOPMA

Huntington, NY – Spring 2011 has been extremely wet and unpredictable in the Northeast to say the least, and the Northeast Outlaw Pro-Mod Association hasn’t caught many breaks this year. As with any other outdoor motorsport event, weather dictates attendance and car counts.

Today’s economy and weather has created hesitance. Before teams move, weather checks will dictate when and if they start down the road to an event. Weather, economy and high fuel prices spares nobody, from the Race Teams to the Tracks, to the Supporters.

The one positive is the loyalty of the teams and tracks as many teams show up even in inclement weather forecasts.  We look forward to a great rest of the year with better than ever events, faster cars, more new members and improved weather.

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Dixon, Hight, Edwards and Troxel on WFO

Courtesy of WFO

HOLLYWOOD, FL. (June 22, 2011) – NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals winners Larry Dixon, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Melanie Troxel all join Joe Castello along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. To listen now, go to WFORadio.com.

Larry Dixon, won his first Top Fuel race of the 2011 season with a victory over Antron Brown. Dixon discusses the current level of competition in the NHRA, the advantages of having a teammate, and racing at night under the lights.

John Force Racing, Funny Car driver, Robert Hight celebrates his fourth victory of the season. Hight discusses his National Record run of 316.45 MPH and his plans to carry his team’s winning momentum into the NHRA Championship Countdown.

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Canadian to race Top Fuel and Pro Modified at Norwalk

Courtesy of Tim Miller
Photo by Roger Richards

TOTTENHAM, ON – The upcoming Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be Ike Maier’s third big-league event for 2011 behind the wheel of the Paton Racing Top Fuel Dragster.

The June 24-26 race at Summit Motorsports Park at Norwalk, Ohio, will also be Maier’s third race with his Pro Modified this year as he will be competing in the two divisions with totally different race cars.

“You have to stay focused on each,” noted Maier about his plan on competing in a full-bodied, front-engined, rear drive Pro Mod and then stepping into the ultimate in the sport of drag racing, an 8000-horsepower, rear-engined, rear drive Top Fueler. The Pro Mod, with less than half the horsepower of the Top Dragster, will be raced on the traditional quarter-mile, while the fuel car is raced to the 1000-foot marker, a policy instituted by the NHRA two years ago.

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