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PMRA and Quick 32 Series to Compete at Canadian Nitro Nationals

Courtesy of the PMRA and Quick 32
 
CAYUGA, ONTARIO – One of the biggest and greatest drag racing events in Canada is now only days away, and the Pro Modified Racing Association and the Quick 32 Sportsman Series will be a major part of it.

In conjunction with the American Hot Rod Association, the Canadian Nitro Nationals will take place on the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario July 1-4, 2010.

Round two of the 2010 PMRA Series will be held on the country’s oldest operating drag strip, with four qualifiers for the Pro Modifieds before the top eight cars do battle in the eliminations.

At present Eric Latino of Port Perry, Ontario is leading the PMRA Championship Point Award Series race.

There will be two rounds of Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts racing over the weekend, with the third and fourth races of the year.

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RPM MAGAZINE FAMILY POWERFEST & MEDIA EVENT

Courtesy of RPM Magazine

Grand Bend, Ontario – This coming weekend (June 25th-27th) will mark the inaugural RPM Magazine Family PowerFest & Media Weekend presented by Lucas Oil Products featuring the VP Racing Fuels Ultimate Pro Mod Showdown!

For the ultimate in doorslammer racecars, Pro Modifieds, this event marks the first-ever 10 grand to win event held on Canadian soil. The first non-series large event dedicated to these insanely powerful machines, their owners and drivers, and the first event of its kind that will be contested from start to finish in one single day, Saturday June 26th! These cars have between 2,500 and 3,000 horsepower!! Fans can expect to see huge towering superchargers, twin turbochargers and wild nitrous injected machines in the house for the Showdown.

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Mike Janis’ Eaton Aeroquip Team Expecting Big Crowd in Norwalk

Courtesy of Mike Janis Racing Inc.

Elma, NY– According to Google Maps, Norwalk Raceway Park is just under a four hour drive from Mike Janis’ family owned Jan-Cen Motorsports shop in Elma, NY; making it the closest national event to home for the Eaton Aeroquip backed team. With its proximity to Western New York one could bet there will be many supporters of Janis and his team at the event.

“We started getting calls and emails weeks ago about Norwalk,” said Janis. “We’ll have a pretty large group there. Western New York will be well represented, not just by us but, Super Gas is full of guys from home and a lot of our customers like, Bob Bauer, Marc Caruso, Jon Pellicane, and Tommy Allen. So, I’m looking forward to the Friday night Lancaster crowd being there.”

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Scott Wildgust in New Top Dragster to Run Quick 32 Series

Courtesy of Quick 32
 
WARTBURG, ONTARIO – After driving a Top Sportsman 1957 Chevy in Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts competition in 2009, Scott Wildgust is racing this year in a car with the engine behind him.
 
The team debuted a Top Dragster entry at the opening round at Cayuga last month, and with team co-owner Bill White, Wildgust is looking to a positive season of racing.
 
“The car has a lot more potential,” noted Wildgust, who qualified number one in two Quick 32 Sportsman Series events last year.  He also qualified number three with a 6.839-second pass at the 2010 opener, this time with the new 2010 Bos dragster, and went to the semi-final round.
 
The Top Dragster is powered by a 400-cubic inch small block Chevy engine, courtesy of the shops of Ajax Engines. A Kobelco supercharger sits atop the engine, which is fueled with an ERD (Engine Research & Development) fuel system. A two-speed Powerglide helps get the power to the rear wheels.

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Diedrich Fights Problems all Weekend, Out First Round

Courtesy of Firebaugh Express Racing

Sacramento, Ca – Jay Diedrich in his “Evil Outlaw” Firebaugh Express Racing 1957 Chevy will have to wait a little longer before he gets that first Pro Mod win as he lost in the first round of eliminations with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association on the June 11-12 weekend.

Diedrich qualified in the number three spot after two sessions of qualifying with a strong 6.17@243.77. In the first round of eliminations he faced Bret Williamson who drives the Don Carter Motorsports 1953 Studebaker. Williamson was having his fair share of problems all weekend too so the first round match-up was going to be won by who had the better luck getting from “A-to-B”.

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FORCE TONIGHT ON WFO RADIO

Coutesy of WFO

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (June 22, 2010) – Fourteen-time Funny Car champion John Force stars tonight on WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday with Joe Castello, live at 7 p.m. ET.  To listen live or on-demand, go to http://www.wforadio.com

At this past weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Force earned his record 130th career Funny Car win. With the victory, his fourth of the year, Force regained the NHRA Full Throttle Series Funny Car points lead.

Also appearing on tonight’s program will be Abby Tubbs, host of NHRA Full Throttle TV.  NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart returns for his regular weekly segment and takes listener e-mails.

Following tonight’s NHRA Tuesday, a special WFO Radio interview with Jim Vurpillat, Director of Marketing for General Motors, Cadillac Division will air live at 8 p.m. ET.

WFO Radio with Joe Castello can be experienced live every Monday – Thursday, 7 – 8 p.m. ET.  WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday, the only weekly talk show 100% devoted to NHRA drag racing and featuring the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart, airs every Tuesday live at 7 p.m. ET.

In addition to the live shows, every episode and interview from WFO Radio is available on-demand via wforadio.com, iTunes, or the WFO Radio iPhone/iPad application.

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