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Action heats up for Round Four of the PMRA 2010 Tour

Courtesy of the PMRA

GRAND BEND, ONTARIO – When the Pro Modified Racing Association rolls in to the Grand Bend Motorplex this coming weekend of August 7-8 for the Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts, the teams will be on their game plan in this hotly-contest 2010 season.

“We have any number of teams who could win this round,” noted Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the PMRA. “So far this season we have recorded a different winner for each event.”

The top three teams in the Championship Point Award Series presented by Magnum Auto Parts and Patio Passport are Mike Stawicki of Medina, New York with 828 points, Derek Hawker of Corbyville, Ontario with 812 points, and Eric Latino of Port Perry, Ontario with 806 points. Each of these three racers has won an event this year.

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Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals at Grand Bend next stop on tour

Courtesy of Quick 32

GRAND BEND, ONTARIO – The Quick 32 Sportsman Series Presented by NAPA Auto Parts is once again proud to be a part of the upcoming Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nationals presented by Ideal Supply & NAPA Auto Parts at the Grand Bend Motorplex.

This traditional event at Grand Bend will feature the fifth round in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, to be held August 6-8.

“We are pleased to be a part of this important event,” said Bruce Mehlenbacher, Director of Operations for the Quick 32 Sportsman Series. “This is a great venue for the racers and the fans. And with only two races left in the 2010 season, the competition promises to be top-notch.”

With over 40 cars anticipated in the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes that make up the Series, the Top Dragster team of White and Wild Racing with Scott Wildgust driving leads the racers with 839 points in the Championship Point Award Series.

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The Orange Camaro Pro Mod “Car Magnet” Unscathed Outside, Hurt Inside

By Camp Stanley / Photos By Axle Weiss

Hagerstown, MD –  The second trip to Houston in 2010 for an ADRL race was most definitely a lousy experience! It was bound to happen to us sooner or later, the odds were in fate’s favor. The July journey to Texas started off just fine but started to go wrong at the outset of the second day’s journey. While cruising along the highway of life in a two lane construction zone I hit a piece of steel in the middle of the road when there was no place to go and no way to avoid it. Luckily I didn’t have a blowout! At that time we didn’t! But I did down the road an hour or so. ON THE TRAILER! So out into the 105 degree heat I went and changed the tire.!

And then there was the racing itself. We had not yet qualified for the first Houston race and with everyone only getting one shot at it we failed to make it in! There went our qualifying streak we were so proud of! But we also had our car magnet facts reinforced yet again when Jason Scruggs ended up bowling for cones out of the right lane. And that was a close one yet again! We were all glad it was a matter of two experienced drivers paying attention or it could have been ugly! The orange car magnet was in the house, AGAIN!

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WCOPMA 4K to WIN at Denver Super Chevy

Coutesy of WCOPMA

The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association is headed to Bandimere Speedway in Denver Colorado for the Super Chevy Event on August  20th , 21st   and 22nd.  Racer parking is on Thursday Aug 19th from 8am to 5pm.  Gates open on Friday at 9am. Test and Tune is on Friday from 12noon to 5pm.  There will be three qualifying sessions on Saturday at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm.  Sunday Showtime is at 12 noon. This is an 8 car qualified field.

The Denver Super Chevy Show presented by Stevinson Chevrolet,  will be highlighted by a pro show that features Outlaw Pro Mods, along with jet cars and a wheel stander.  The weekend will also include sportsman racing, a car show and a vendor swap meet.  There is also the Car Toys Aftershock Stage, which will provide round the clock entertainment.  The Pro Mod show is presented by Coors Light.

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Nightfire Nationals, Super Chevy Show on Tap for Goodguys Racing ’69 Camaro

Courtesy of Goodguys Racing

Pleasanton, CA – The Goodguys Racing Pro Mod ’69 Camaro driven by Marc Meadors is hitting the road this month with high hopes and big dreams. The first stop on the team’s inner mountain west mini tour will be at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho for the 39th annual Pepsi Nightfire Nationals. Idaho’s premier racing event runs Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 15th.  Meadors will take the Tim McAmis-built bright silver ’69 Camaro into battle in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod class, taking on the likes of Bret Williamson, Jay Diedrich, Rod Pearce, Rod Burbage, Dennis Radford and many other Pro Mod hitters. 

From Boise, the team heads east to Morrison, Colorado for the Super Chevy Show August 20-22 at Bandimere Speedway where they will compete in the “Nitro Coupe/Pro Mod” exhibition. Meadors has fond memories of the last Super Chevy Show he ran, taking home the event win at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA back in March 2009.

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Titan Motorsports Does the Texas Two Step

Coutesy of Titan Motorsports

Baytown, TX – As if running a double header weekend wasn’t going to heat things up as it is, the weather in Texas decided to contribute in this department as well, bringing track temps as high as 150*F! The weekend’s festivities began with the completion of the canceled ADRL Dragpalooza VI from back in March. As things stood, we were to resume our #3 qualifying position ran in March, with all elimination races to count toward qualifying for the Texas Drags, to be held the very next day.

The first elimination round for Dragpalooza had Gary White lined up against Patrick Collins. The Scion spun off the line, and Collins shook. Gary tried to reel him in but left a rod on the track in the process, ending in a first round elimination right off the bat. Not exactly the result Team Titan imagined going into the weekend. But that’s racing.

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Double-Win Weekend for Three ADRL Competitors

Courtesy of ADRL

BAYTOWN, TX — For three American Drag Racing League (ADRL) drivers, winning once this weekend at Houston Raceway Park (HRP) wasn’t enough. For Pro Extreme driver Joshua Hernandez, one rousing victory in front of a boisterous hometown crowd proved to be plenty.

After winning the ADRL Universal Technical Institute Dragpalooza VI presented by Safety-Kleen, which was completed at HRP on Friday after being postponed in March, Pro Nitrous driver Rickie Smith, Extreme 10.5 standout Billy Glidden and Extreme Pro Stock’s John Montecalvo all made it a two-win weekend by coming up victorious at Saturday’s ADRL UTI Inaugural Texas Drags.

Hernandez and Ashley Owens (Pro Extreme Motorcycle) pulled out the other two class wins on Saturday, with Hernandez and his ’57 Fight Me MMA Chevy bringing the crowd to its feet on several occasions.

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