All Walks Of Life Can Enjoy ADRL Drag Racing
The ADRL race in Ennis, Texas “Texas Motorplex” this past weekend has given pause to those that say free tickets don’t always draw people from “all walks of life”. This past weekend William Craig Weiss, better known as “Axle” in the Doorslammer drag racing world invited his longtime and good friend Jim Wroble along with his wife Anne to come to Ennis and see what this “drag racing” was all about.
That invite was the prelude to something the average person never gives much thought to. What is he going on about you may ask, BUT humor me please. You will be rewarded in the end!
Jim is a semi retired General Sales Manager for one of the most successful steel manufacturers in the world, Steel Dynamics Inc. His bride Anne is a highly successful registered nurse that works at a major Dallas hospital.
Elma, NY – It’s no secret that the Mel Bush Motorsports team has focused their race efforts elsewhere this season, but this weekend the team will take a shot at cracking the ultra competitive Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge presented by ProCare Rx field at the 9th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.
“Our race schedule this season has been very busy,” said Team Owner Mel Bush. “We’ve been very busy. Having only made a handful of these NHRA events we’re a little behind these guys but we’re in here and we’re gonna take a shot. Heck, its Vegas why not take a gamble.”
Mel Bush Motorsports Driver Tommy D’Aprile always looks forward to running on the NHRA side but Vegas, for some reason, demands more excitement from the normally reserved driver.
“Vegas really demands attention. Racing in that atmosphere is going to be really cool! Each NHRA event we compete in has its own personality. I’m not sure what this race’s is but I’m ready to find out and have some fun while doing it,” said D’Aprile.
Bush’s hired Gun, Tommy D’Aprile, will be tuned by the team’s regular Crew Chief, Kevin Peters, along with Engine Builder Mike Janis; both from Janis’ Elma, NY based Jan-Cen Motorsports.
Update on Jason Hamstra, he is fine, no broken bones and is expected to be back at the track this afternoon!
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Battle For the Belts Finals
Josh Hernandez vs. Todd Tuterow, Hernandez has lane choice
Kahlid Al-Balooshi vs. Burton Auxier, KH has lane choice
Chuck Ulsch vs. Spiro Pappas, Ulsch has lane choice (I predict this one will be won on the line)
Extreme Pro stock
Brian Gahm vs. Matt Hartford, Gahm has lane choice
Pro Extreme Motorcycle
Ashley Owens vs. Scott Gray, Owens has lane choice
Jason Scruggs update:
The car is back together and ready to race!
Jason Scruggs experienced tire shake during round 2 of the 2009 Battle for the Belts that caused the car to get loose and hit the wall. The crew was confident they’d have the car race ready in the morning.
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ENNIS, TX – With a combined five wins and six total final round appearances, two of which featured a pair of Al-Anabi Racing team cars, the ADRL’s most formidable multi-car team has converged on the legendary Texas Motorplex near Dallas for the ADRL LenMar Motorsports World Finals V, featuring the championship-deciding ADRL Speedtech Nitrous Battle for the Belts.
After dominating the second-half of the ADRL season, the Al-Anabi Racing team, featuring veteran drivers Mike Castellana, Shannon “Iceman” Jenkins, K.A. Balooshi and Burton Auxier, have all locked in a spot in the Battle for the Belts, and anticipate adding an ADRL Pro Nitrous world championship to their team’s resume – featuring multiple championship seasons in other organizations.