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Courtney Force, John Force, Brandon Bernstein, Alan Reinhart on WFO Radio, 2011 Show of the Yea

Courtesy of WFO

HOLLYWOOD, FL – John Force Racing’s newest full time driver, Courtney Force, John Force, new driver of the Lucas Oil/MAVTV Top Fuel dragster, Brandon Bernstein, JFR tuner Ron Douglas, and Traxxas President, Mike Jenkins join Joe Castello along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. To listen now, go to WFORadio.com.

Courtney Force, just announced as the newest full time driver in the John Force Racing stables, stops by WFO Radio to discuss driving the Traxxas Ford Mustang during the 2012 NHRA season. Courtney talks about the lead up to the announcement, her pre season testing at PBIR, and her new sponsor Traxxas.

John Force, takes time out to talk about his new driver, preview her 2012 season, and his team’s success bringing in a new sponsor from outside of drag racing.

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Summit SuperSeries racers don’t forget to register for 2012 season

Courtesy of IHRA

Norwalk, OH – With the Summit SuperSeries season almost upon us, the IHRA would like to take this time to remind all racers planning to race in the 2012 Summit SuperSeries and compete for the 2012 World Championship that they must adhere to all SuperSeries rules to be eligible.  

Racers planning to compete for the $200,000 year-end championship prize package awarded to the winners of the Top and Modified Summit SuperSeries World Championship must:  

Step #1  

Join the IHRA Summit SuperSeries which includes IHRA membership benefits, Summit SuperSeries license and request special registration number (commonly called the “X Number”). The second digit of the number will be the letter X and only IHRA can issue this number. This membership will allow you to participate in the Summit Super Series at your home track.

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ADRL Adds JRi Shocks To Growing Sponsorship List For 2012 Season

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is set to introduce another new sponsor for the first time in 2012.

A growing name in the drag racing shock industry, JRi Shocks has been named as an official sponsor for the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league in 2012, the ADRL announced on Tuesday.

Based out of Mooresville, N.C., JRi Shocks will post contingency in six of the ADRL’s classes (Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Modified and Top Sportsman) for the winner and runner-up at each ADRL national event.

The 2012 ADRL Tour begins on March 30-31 at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston and visits 10 of the top tracks in the nation.

“Everyone at JRI Shocks is very proud to announce our new relationship with the ADRL,” JRi Shocks Technical Advisor Dave Lovendahl said. “The ADRL has some of the best drag racing in the world and is a professionally-run organization that we are thrilled to be a part of.

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TNT Super Series Returns to Grand Bend Nitro Jam Weekend in 2012

Courtesy of TNT

GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (January 9, 2012)  After a very successful event in 2011, the popular Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series will return to the IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex in 2012.

Friday July 20th will see a complete TNTSS 10.90 event, from two rounds of qualifying to final eliminations – A warm up for the Nitro Jam weekend.

“We’re very excited to be returning in 2012,” said Ted Barnes, TNTSS Director.  “It’s a terrific opportunity that adds value for the sportsman racers making the trip to Grand Bend.”

Last year’s TNTSS event saw 35 racers pull through the water box in round one.  But when the dust settled, it was Rob Holden from Parkhill, Ontario taking the win light in the final and adding his name to the elite list of TNTSS event winners.

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ADRL Releases 2012 Pre-Registration Information For Pro Junior Dragster

Courtesy of ADRL

OFALLON, MO – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is set to announce pre-registration information for Pro Junior Dragster for the upcoming 2012 season.

Pre-registration for the 2012 ADRL Tour will begin at 10 a.m. EST on Jan. 15.

The 2012 ADRL season begins on March 30-31 at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston and includes 10 races at many of the most prestigious tracks and facilities in the United States.

The non-refundable entry fee is $250 per driver, per event and must be pre-paid by cash, check or credit card. Pre-registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and cleared.

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Penske Racing Shocks Becomes Official ADRL Sponsor For First Time In 2012

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO – In its first foray into the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) in 2011, Penske Racing Shocks were a major contributor for championship competitors in several categories.

Now, Penske Racing Shocks will be a sponsor for the first time in the ADRL in 2012.

The world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league announced the sponsorship on Thursday, forging an already strong partnership with one of the industry leaders.

“After seeing the car count at each race, the large fanbase and how the ADRL and each event is ran, we definitely wanted to be part of the 2012 season. There’s a tremendous amount of potential in the ADRL,” Penske Racing Shocks Drag Department Marketing Manager Adam Lambert said.

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JEGS.com / Mopar Dodge Avenger blows ’em away in wind tunnel testing

Courtesy of Jegs

DELAWARE, OH – Preparations on the JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger are in high gear with the 2012 season and Jeg Coughlin Jr.’s ballyhooed return to the Pro Stock class just 30 days away.

As the team at JNR Racing Engines remains hard at work getting the JEGS.com/Mopar car’s powerplants to a championship caliber level, crew chief Tomi Lane and crewman Dave Yediny took the Avenger chassis to the Chrysler Technical Center in Michigan for some extended time in the wind tunnel.

“They ended up spending more than 12 hours in the wind tunnel, which is an incredible amount of time for us to gain data,” Coughlin said. “The guys made several “runs” and were extremely pleased with the results.

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