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.
Ennis, TX – The US National Guard and its AMS Race Team is “Marching ” to its home track at the Texas Motorplex at Ennis Texas this weekend (Oct 23 & 24), ready to do battle for the season ending ADRL World Finals 2009 Championship Shoot-Out! Josh Hernandez, who drives the stealth camouflaged 57 Chevy National Guard entry, will be leading the charge towards that championship. Seeded 3rd in a eight car field of the fastest blown doorslammers on the planet, Hernandez is ready to let it all hang out. “This is what it is all about”, this is what we worked and bled for all year, stated Hernandez.
As Crew Chief legend Jim Oddy says , “This championship is more than just about prize money or trophies, this is who we are and what we do. And no one deserves it more than Dave Wood, who has given our team everything it needs to win, has been totally supportive in both good and bad times and is a true friend to all racers and fans alike”. Oddy went on to state, “ I like our chances, with our Critchley powerplant and Joshua driving, confidence is running high”.