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Memphis International Raceway joins IHRA family

Courtesy of IHRA

Norwalk, OH – Feld Motor Sports and the International Hot Rod Association are proud to announce that Memphis International Raceway has signed a multiyear sanctioning agreement with the IHRA and plans are already in place to add a Feld Motor Sports event to the schedule in the near future.

The recently purchased Memphis facility will reopen as an IHRA sanctioned facility later this year, with the Summit SuperSeries sportsman racing program and weekly test and tune sessions to take place immediately. The new owners are also working diligently to add national and regional events to the schedule for the 2011 season.

“I’m incredibly excited to add Memphis International Raceway as an IHRA facility,” said IHRA President Aaron Polburn. “Obviously we’ve had great success with this same group at Palm Beach International Raceway. Memphis is a great market and I can’t wait to get the ball rolling and start getting IHRA events at the facility.”

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Summit Racing Equipment To Participate In 2011 ADRL Contingency Program

Courtesy of ADRL

O’FALLON, MO – Summit Racing Equipment announced recently that it will retain the title as the official high-performance source of the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) in 2011 in addition to continuing as the official title sponsor for the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags which will take place at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Oh. on Sept. 23-24.

Now, there is even better news from the high-performance automotive supplier, as Summit Racing will also offer contingency to drivers during the 2011 ADRL Tour.

As a further show of support for the outstanding performances from the ADRL competitors, Summit Racing will pay contingency to each eligible winner and runner-up in the five ADRL professional classes (Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle and Extreme Pro Stock) at every ADRL race during the 2011 season.

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Sanders runs low E.T. three out of four rounds in Palm Beach

Courtesy of IHRA 

MAPLE VALLEY, WA – After traveling nearly 4,000 miles across the country from Seattle to southern Florida for the first race of the 2011 Nitro Jam season, the “Mr. Explosive” team headed by driver Mark Sanders finally returned home with an Ironman in hand this week as Sanders kicked off the young season with a victory at the Palm Beach Nitro Jam at Palm Beach International Raceway last month.

Sanders qualified with the top spot on opening night at the Palm Beach Nitro Jam with a very quick 5.82 second lap at 244 miles per hour, a precursor of things to come as Sanders went on to meet up with another drag racing superstar in the final.  With the IHRA Chicago style format, Sanders’ time was good enough to advance the “Mr. Explosive” Funny Car into the finals against IHRA legend Paul Romine.  In that final round matchup Sanders was out of the gate first and never looked back, putting down another consistent 5.87 second lap at 242 mph, defeating Romine’s 5.941, 240 mph. 

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Star Transporters re-signs as Associate Sponsor with NEOPMA 2011

Courtesy of NEOPMA

Huntington, NY – The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (NEOPMA) is proud to announce Star Transporters as the Official Trailers, Toterhomes and Motorhomes sponsor for the quarter-mile drag racing series.

Star Transporters has been Number One in sales and service for nearly 11 years. They are the World’s largest Renegade Dealer and have the best prices in the nation. They are also dealers for United Specialties, Motive Trailers, Featherlite, and ATC. Call them 1-800-651-4171 or visit their website www.startransporters.com first before paying too much!

“What this means is that it gives us a bigger venue and level of exposure for our business,” Star Transporter Burnell Cochran says of the new associate sponsor status. “It’s all about getting the Star Transporters name out there, building relationships and increasing our market share on the race track and on the highways.”

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Hossler Gets Second Straight Win With Round Six Victory In Qatar

Courtesy of ADRL

DOHA, QATAR – Both Shannon Jenkins and Alex Hossler had their share of early-season troubles this winter in the Arabian Drag Racing League.

The latest example of how distant a memory that has now become took place on Saturday at the Qatar Racing Club (QRC) as both of the standouts won in their respective classes during Round Six in Qatar.

With only one race remaining before the 2010-2011 championship-deciding round on February 17-18, Hossler appears to be peaking in Pro Extreme. For the second straight race, he met Von Smith and again topped the talented driver, going 3.647 at 209 miles per hour for his second straight win.

“To taste victory after some of the misery we went through, it’s great,” Hossler said. “It makes it that much sweeter when things come together and we’re able to reap some benefits. The guys just work so hard.”

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BMR Suspension Delrin Differential Bushings for 2010+ Camaro and Pontiac G8

Courtesy of BMR

Thonotosassa, FL – Eliminate differential movement and maximize driveline response in your high-horsepower 2010+ Camaro and Pontiac G8 with a set of Delrin Differential Bushings from BMR Suspension.  These bushings are CNC-machined from Delrin plastic which is known for its high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.  The two-piece design allows full contact on all 6 thrust surfaces of the subframe mount.  The BMR Delrin Differential Bushings (BK026) provide the best control possible making them the ideal choice for all forms of competition.

To preview all of the BMR high-performance suspension parts, please visit www.bmrsuspension.com, email sales@bmrfabrication.com, or contact them at BMR Suspension, 12581 US Highway 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, 813-986-9302, Fax: 813-986-8055.

Al-Balooshi Stays Hot With Record-Breaking PN Run During Round Six

Courtesy of ADRL

DOHA, QATAR – Records continued to fall at Qatar Racing Club (QRC) and Khalid Al-Balooshi continued to amaze.

With those themes dominating Round Six qualifying of the Arabian Drag Racing League on Friday, it was a day to remember in Qatar as the final three-week stretch of the 2010-2011 season started in electrifying fashion.

Al-Balooshi, already the points leader and winner of three races in Pro Nitrous, set the bar even higher on Friday, running a record-breaking 3.794 at 197.83 miles per hour to take his seemingly customary spot at the top.

Al-Balooshi also became the first driver in Pro Nitrous history to reach the 3.7 mark.

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