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DIXON, MULDOWNEY, TUBBS, REINHART TONIGHT ON WFORADIO

Courtesy of WFO

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Reigning Top Fuel World Champion, Larry Dixon, three time World Champion and drag racing legend, Shirley Muldowney, and FTTV host Abby Tubbs will join Joe Castello along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, live at 7 p.m. ET on WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday. To listen live or on-demand following the show, go to WFORadio.com.

Dixon, the current NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, stops by WFO Radio to talk about pre-season testing and the ramp up to his title defense this weekend at the NHRA Winternationals.

Dixon, an avid racing fan gives his opinion on the start to the 2011 racing season. Dixon also gives his view on his teammate Del Worsham’s move into Top Fuel this year.

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ADRL Releases Its 2011 Competition Licensing Policy

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) has announced its 2011 Competition Licensing Policy, which goes into effect for the first race of the 2011 ADRL Tour.

The season starts on March 25-26 at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas with CarSafe Dragpalooza VII presented by LenMar Motorsports.

The ADRL has released the following procedures for its Competition Licensing Policy, including guidelines for the 2011 ADRL License Application, which can be downloaded on the ADRL website (www.ADRL.us) after clicking on the “Rules” tab:

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Mr. Aruba Winter Nationals raises $4,900 for JEGS Foundation

Courtesy of Jegs 

DELAWARE, OH – For the past five years, a dedicated group of close drag racing friends have gathered for the Mr. Aruba Winter Nationals in an effort to raise money for the JEGS Foundation Racing For Cancer Research project.

Despite extremely cold temperatures, the group recently gathered for the 2011 running of the event with a total amount of $4,900 raised to combat cancer.
 
Mike DeChicco and Jane Graebner, aka Mr. and Mrs. Aruba, were especially motivated this year as their longtime crew chief, Jim Thompson, has just become another cancer survivor, reminding everyone the disease does not discriminate.

Final Results from Gainesville Raceway LODRS Event

Gainesville, FL – Sunday was picture perfect weather for the final day at the Gainesville LODRS event.  Over 434 cars would start eliminations in round 1.  Flawless runs from all teams made for a quick day.  The race ran without incident after seeing several oil downs and a Top Alcohol Dragster tire explosion that lead to a day of frustration for the teams and track crew.

Class winners:
Top Alcohol Dragster – Alvin Moser, Hilltown PA
Top Alcohol Funny Car – Wayner Morris, Lincoln University PA
Comp Elim – Jim Kimbrough, Pace FL
Super Stock – Peter Biondo, Maspeth NY
Stock – Dick Kincaid, Canton OH
Super Comp – Steve Mikus, Ashley MI
Super Gas – Peter Bionda, Maspeth NY
Super Street – Dave Connolly, Elyria, NY
Top Sportsman – Gilmer Hinshaw, Burlington NC
Top Dragster – Jason Hoff, Littlestown PA
10.0 Index – Vic Singer Jr, Summerfield FL
11.0 Index – Brian Radley, Belleview FL
12.0 Index – Jason Rollins, Alchua FL

Finals Pictures – click here

Final Round Results, all Classes – click here

Jesel Joins Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association as a Contingency Sponsor for 2011

Courtesy of NEOPMA

Huntington, NY – The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association is pleased to welcome the involvement of Jesel as an associate sponsor for 2011.

“We are thrilled to have another industry leader like Jesel step up and support the NEOPMA and believe it’s a testament to the hard work of everyone on both sides of the partnership,” John Mazzorana says.

“Most importantly, though, I think Jesel’s involvement will greatly benefit our race teams, which always remains our first priority. Jesel is a Northeast based business that fits our demographics, but has a national presence.”

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Litton, Maroney, Evans and Scott fill Sunday victory lane at Mardi Gras Nitro Jam

Courtesy of IHRA 

PORT ALLEN, LA – No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without an abundance of beads, decorations, music and plenty of Cajun cuisine and that is exactly what the winners of Sunday’s Nitro Jam finale enjoyed in victory lane as over a dozen different drivers hoisted a brand new Ironman trophy during an absolutely huge race weekend at the third annual Mardi Gras Nitro Jam at State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge.

And topping that list was the popular “Poverty Stricken” Funny Car team headed by driver Peter Gallen who swept the Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car category over the weekend and vaulted to the top of the Prostalgia championship standings in the process. Gallen pushed his car to the limit both nights of the annual Louisiana event, defeating Mike McIntire both times to perform the only sweep of the weekend.

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JACKSON RACING TAFC ZOOMS TO PROVISIONAL POLE IN PHOENIX

Courtesy of Jackson Racing

Chandler, AZ – A new season has begun for the Rick Jackson Racing Top Alcohol Funny Car team with the Santa Clarita, Calif. group producing mid-season performance.

A solid 5.595 second elapsed time was good enough to capture the provisional pole position after the first day of qualifying during the opening NHRA Division 7 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of the 2011 season contested at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.

The Centre Pointe Collision Center Ford Mustang team kicked off their 2011 campaign with a test session yesterday at FIR, giving crew chief Steve Boggs and driver Tony Bartone the opportunity to shake down any off season rust which may have developed since their record shattering 266.00 mile per hour blast recorded in mid-November, 2010.

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