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New Convertor Program Shows Promise for Janis’ Pro Mod Team

Courtesy of Janis Racing

Gainesville, FL – After nearly a week of testing prior to the 41st Tire Kingdom Gatornationals the Elma, NY team felt confident heading into Gainesville but with each run at the Gators their confidence began to wane.

 Electrical gremlins plagued the team all weekend hampering their efforts to hone in on their new convertor set up.

 “She’s showing super huge potential,” said crew chief Mike Janis Jr. “from the 60 to the 1/8 mile we’re right there with the best guys this weekend but for some reason she started dropping cylinders just passed the eight mile. Some of our timers didn’t work, other parts malfunctioned. It makes no sense.”

 The team continues to learn their new convertor set up and feels the set up shows promise.

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Arizona racer Ron Maroney brings home field advantage to Arizona Nitro Jam

Courtesy of IHRA

TUCSON,AZ – For any driver, a chance to race at the national level in front of thousands of fans at your home track is always a dream come true.

And for Arizona-based racer Ron Maroney, that dream will finally become a reality the weekend of March 25-26 as Maroney and his “Super Nanook” Fuel Altered team roll into town as one of the feature classes at the inaugural Arizona Nitro Jam at Southwestern International Raceway next weekend in Tucson.

Maroney, a native of Chandler, Ariz., has raced at tracks all across the United States, but none more than the track he calls the best in the state at Southwestern International Raceway. And after 26 years of racing, Maroney couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Nitro Jam’s inaugural event in the state of Arizona at the track he calls home as the Nitro Jam series brings an absolutely huge show to the desert March 25-26 in Tucson.

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WHO’S IN THIS ISSUE OF RPM MAGAZINE?

Courtesy of RPM

Brandford, ON – Cover Feature – WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY… Venturing To The Top Of Pro Modified Drag Racing with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Modified Association.

Feature – BIG & BAD! Eat your heart out Chevy Chase… the Wagon Queen Family Truckster’s Got Nothin’!  Introducing Steve Morris’ BOOSTMASTER Special Edition. Let’s just say the trip to drop the kids of at ball practice then over to the grocery store would definitely be a quick one!

It’s A SHAKEDOWN Southern Style – Dave Hance takes his “Shakedown” outlaw drag racing show on the road south!

You Are What You Drive, Ho-Hum or Hell Yeah…You Decide – Revive your dusty hotrod sittin’ out in the garage!

The “Muscle In Musclecar Steve & Kathy Drummond’s VERY cool ‘67 Stang.

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia II: REDEMPTION – The baddest radial tire drag racing on earth!

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SIMONTON AND KON RODZ TEAM EARNS FIRST ROUND WIN

Courtesy of Rodz racing

Gainesville, FL – One of 24-year old Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Cassie Simonton’s favorite quotes is “where there is a will, there is way.”

The sophomore driver of Spiro Kontos’ Kon Rodz Racing Top Alcohol Funny Car found the will to record her first career round win and lower her best elapsed time on a glorious Saturday afternoon and will race on Sunday for the first time in her career, at the 42nd Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals contested in Gainesville, Fla.

Simonton entered today’s racing action after a solid 5.612 elapsed time from day one of qualifying placed her provisionally in the number six position.

The team lead by crew chief Randy Anderson, knew their car had potential to improve their Friday performance in the prime-time racing conditions of the final qualifying session early Saturday morning.

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Jeg Sr. takes his rightful place among drag racing giants

Courtesy of Jegs


 

Ocola, FL – Drag racing legend and high performance parts magnate Jeg Coughlin Sr. was inducted into Don Garlits’ International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Thursday night before a packed house at the University of Florida Hilton. Presented for induction by auto racing announcer extraordinaire Marty Reid, Coughlin was joined on stage by his four sons and step-daughter, and was cheered on by a mass of family and friends that made the trip from Delaware, Ohio, for the special occasion.

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SIMONTON’S CAREER BEST ET HIGHLIGHTS KON RODZ 2011 DEBUT

Courtesy of Rodz Racing

Gainesville, FL – A career best elapsed time and speed of 5.612 seconds in excess of 256 miles per hour, propelled Cassandra Simonton and the Kon Rodz Racing Top Alcohol Funny Car team to a provisional number 6 qualified spot today, after the first day of qualifying at the 42nd Annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals contested in Gainesville, Fla.

Simonton, the 24-year old sophomore driver for Spiro Kontos’ Maple, Ont. headquartered team, entered this event with high expectations after a very successful test session with new head tuner, Randy Anderson turning the wrenches earlier this week at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. Although the team did not record any full quarter-mile laps under power, the decrease in tire-shake, and how smooth the car ran in comparison from last season, gave the second-year driver a lot of confidence for the 2011 season debut.

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WFO Radio from the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals

Courtesy of WFO

Gainesville, FL – Show # 1. LIVE from the Nitro Fish Apparel trailer at the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. Guests include: Captain Chaos himself Kenny Koretsky, Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champ L.E. Tonglet, Angie Smith, Greg Stanfield, Matt Hagan, Ron Capps, Stephen Pullin, Alan Reinhart, and Karl Pratt from Safety Sentry.

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Show #2. LIVE from the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. Guests include: Pro Stock provisional Number 1 qualifier, Rodger Brogdon, Bobby Bennett from CompetitionPlus.com, Chip Ganassi Racing Indy Car driver Graham Rahal, NHRA announcer Bob Frey, and Toyota corporate motorsports manager Ed Laukes talks about the future of Toyota in drag racing.

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