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Redding, CA – The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association kicks off their fifth season this year and it is shaping up to be an exciting one as three new tracks have come on board for 2012. There are eight events total on tap for the upcoming season, more events than any of the previous years for the series.
The season will start off at one of those new tracks; Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26. There will be three weeks off until the second event at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho; the “Fox Hunt” event on June 22-23.
The group will then have one week off before traveling to Mission, BC, Canada which is the first event for the WCOPMA outside of the states and will be the first time many of the racers have ran at Mission Raceway Park. The Mission event is on the July 7-8 weekend and many of our racers look forward to running at the low elevation track that has all the right factors for career best numbers.
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HOLLYWOOD, FL. (January 4, 2012) – 2011 Auto Club of Southern California, Road to the Future Award winner and MAC Tools U.S. Nationals Champion, Hector Arana Jr. joins Joe Castello along with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. To listen now, go to WFORadio.com.
Hector Arana Jr., winner of the NHRA’s version of Rookie of the Year in 2011 stops by WFO Radio as the first driver guest of 2012, to discuss his strong rookie season in Pro Stock Motorcycle, his plans for 2012, and his off-season work getting ready for his Sophomore season on his Lucas Oil Motorcycle.
The NHRA’s Alan Reinhart makes his weekly appearance to discuss pre-season testing and the latest news in the sport of drag racing.
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Thonotosassa, FL – Minimize axle rotation and provide pinion angle adjustability in your 2011 Mustang with an Adjustable Upper Control Arm from BMR Suspension. Superior to the factory stamped steel arm, the BMR Control Arm is constructed from 1.625” DOM tubing and uses bulletproof 1-1/8” CNC machined adjusters.
This product also utilizes a 3-piece, dual durometer polyurethane bushing that provides minimal deflection under load while retaining bind-free suspension articulation. The BMR Upper Control Arm (UTCA032) will reduce wheel hop, improve handling consistency, and increase the braking ability under aggressive driving conditions. Installation time is only 2-3 hours. Available in black hammertone or red powdercoat.
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Courtesy of Jegs
Brown won the 2011 JEGS Junior Dragster 2 class title at National Trail by a single point over Nicholas Altenbach, the previous year’s track champ. In all, Brown won a tight, four-car championship battle with late-season consistency. She ended the year with three wins and a runner-up finish in 13 starts.
The highly attended banquet will be held at Creative Catering in Hebron.
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Thonotosassa, FL – Reduce torque steer and improve launch traction in your 1982-2002 F-Body with an Xtreme Anti-roll Bar from BMR Suspension. This newly redesigned 1-3/8” tubular rear sway bar features 2 adjustment locations that range from 1013% to 1632% stiffer than the OE sway bar. This kit includes a lightweight anti-roll bar, bolt-in axle mounting braces, bolt-in frame mounting braces, high-durometer polyurethane mounting bushings, and double-adjustable spherical bearing end links.
A BMR Xtreme Anti-roll bar (XSB001) will decrease body roll and dramatically increase the launch stability in your 3rd and 4th generation Camaro or Firebird. Available in red and black hammertone powdercoat finishes. Installation time of 2-3 hours.
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DELAWARE, OH – The New Year is a time to both look back on the past and look ahead to the possibilities the next 12 months can hold, and it appears Mopar had those thoughts in mind when it compiled a list of 2011 highlights.
For its No. 1 moment of the year, Mopar selected its November announcement detailing a new NHRA Pro Stock alliance with five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr and JEGS.
“In all honesty, I was shocked and honored when I heard the news. Mopar-backed cars won a lot of races and championships in many racing series during 2011, so I’m humbled that they think so highly of what we’re doing with the JEGS.com Dodge Avenger,” said Coughlin.
The announcement marks a return to the Pro Stock class by Coughlin after a one-year hiatus. It’s also a return to the Mopar fold for Coughlin, who has a long history with the brand. Coughlin captured the 2004 U.S. Nationals Mopar HEMI Challenge event win driving a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, raced a Mopar HEMI-powered Dodge Pro Stock car during the 2005 NHRA season and currently owns and competes in Sportsman events in a Mopar Challenger Drag Pak.
The North Stars Summit Pro-Am tour will open at Pittsburgh Raceway Park the weekend of June 1-3 in conjunction with the Nitro Jam weekend. The new Nitro Jam structure will include a test and tune on Friday followed by a Nitro Jam professional show later that night. Saturday will feature the first of two Summit Pro-Am points races and will act as the Summit Tournament of Champions qualifier for the weekend.
The second Nitro Jam professional show later that night will feature the final rounds of sportsman competition in front of a packed house with winners earning a berth into the year-end championship tournament. Sunday will wrap up the race weekend with a second Summit Pro-Am race. As a staple in northern drag racing, the Tedesco family has responded year after year to larger and larger Pro-Am tour events with an ever-growing facility. The facelift continues in the pre-season as the facility looks toward more renovations both on and off the track to prepare for the 2012 Summit Pro-Am tour once again.