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Orangeville, Ontario – Earlier this year, Hinbest Racing teamed up with the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, www.Quick32.ca, and the Canadian Automotive Institute to offer a $1000 scholarship package in an effort to give back to the automotive community, and recently the winners of this scholarship were announced.
During the 25th Anniversary Auto Show at the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College Hinbest Racing and The Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented Patrick Sullivan of Orangeville and Andrew Brimson of Barrie with a $500 cheque. These students worked hard during the show, and showed a passion for the automotive business deserving of the award.
“Being a Graduate of the Canadian Automotive Institute I am excited to be able to give something back to the school which has instilled so many skills in myself,” said team driver Mike Hinbest.
To top off the weekend, Hinbest graduated with his Honors bachelor of business automotive management degree, and was chosen as the Valedictorian for the 2010 class.
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MIAMI, FL. – WFO Radio with Joe Castello and Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear have joined forces for a series of special broadcasts from the TOYO Tires NHRA Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pennsylvania.
Coverage begins with WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday tonight featuring Kenny Koretsky, Darrell Gwynn, and an event preview with the NHRA’s Alan Reinhart. On Friday at Maple Grove Raceway, WFO Radio goes on the air with two, one-hour special Nitro Fish, WFO Radio shows. Guests scheduled to appear include Greg Stanfield, L.E. Tonglet, Kenny Koretsky, Tony Pedregon, Clay Millican plus additional stars of NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing. Fans can listen live by logging on to NitroFish.com or WFORadio.com. Coverage continues throughout the weekend.
WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday, the only weekly talk show 100% devoted to NHRA drag racing, 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 top rated WFO Radio iPhone/iPad application. To listen live or on-demand to WFO Radio NHRA Tuesday, go to www.wforadio.com.
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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – In New Jersey over the weekend, the weather was prime for posting incredible times and that is just what happened as Eman and Team Aruba posted a career fastest mile per hour going 223.21. The track was aggressive all weekend and teams weren’t getting down the track.
In round one, Eman and the Aruba.com Digicel powered Escort lined up against John Montecalvo, and were dealt a blown transmission mid pass. As a result, Team Aruba’s speedy weekend had come to a sudden halt.
“Things were fine in the lanes, during the burn out and immediately off the line but then the car wouldn’t shift,” Eman described. “Sometimes things happen in racing and that’s part of the competition and knowing your car. We qualified for the shootout in Tulsa and that’s what really matters! We are looking forward to next weekend!”
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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ –In Norwalk, Ohio, Trevor Eman and Team Aruba sailed past Brian Gham, one of the most winning drivers in ADRL history to advance to the next round. This weekend in Englishtown, Eman expects to see some of the fastest times down the track with the weather conditions being almost picture perfect. Mother Nature and her ways have swept over much of the racing season this year, which makes this weekend that much more of a thrill.
“We might even be able to see a pro stock car go 6.10’s this weekend, we hope to hit those numbers,” states Eman. “There are a lot of factors that go into posting incredible numbers and weather, humidity and altitude are always a contributing factor.”
With the Battle of the Belts around the corner in Ennis, Texas, the MMPSA title also remains up for grabs. As the end of the season draws near, Team Aruba inches closer and closer to obtaining the opportunity to have their best season yet. Posting solid times, cutting great lights and maintaining excellent ET’s whenever possible will be crucial, as Eman and Team Aruba work hard towards the top spot.
To check out Team Aruba and what they are up too, become a fan on facebook! You can also follow Eman and the crew on www.mmpsa.org, or log on to www.adrl.us. The teams personal site can also be found at www.Teamaruba.com .
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O’FALLON, MO — The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) has released the matchups in all six classes for the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI and the prestigious Speedtech “Battle For The Belts.” The innovative, eight-spot elimination tournament to determine a world champion in every ADRL class (Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Junior Dragster) takes place on Oct. 22-23 at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX.
ADRL drivers earned points during the 2010 ADRL Tour for their racing performance, record-breaking runs and event participation. Only the top eight drivers in each class advanced and last weekend’s double-race (Dragstock VII and the Ohio Drags IV) at Summit Motorsports Park was the final opportunity to earn a spot into the field. The points leader in each class also receives a first-round bye.
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NORWALK, OHIO –After the rain once again halted race action in Rockingham, the eliminations were wrapped in Norwalk. On Friday evening, Team Aruba and the Digicel driven Ecort powered themselves into a spot in the semi-finals, and fell just shy of an appearance in the finals.
Saturday, the sporadic clouds lingered and the temperature dropped. Round one of eliminations began at 9am and it was prime racing weather. “Being in the semis after the rain called Rockingham was fantastic and carrying that momentum into the next day’s qualifying round and eliminations was just what we needed,” Eman stated. Team Aruba also bounced back from the first three rounds of qualifying running a 4.11, sitting 6th in the bracket.
In round on e of eliminations Eman ran a 4.26 and recognized immediate transmission issues. Performing well at the track and gaining points whenever possible will be crucial, as Eman and his crew work towards the opportunity to compete for the Battle of the Belts that will take place next month.
Norwalk, OH – This past weekend was the 4th annual ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags, which also held host to the canceled ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII, in Norwalk Ohio. After rain had delayed the Simpson Dragstock, the race was continued in Ohio. We pick up the action in Ohio.
Coming off of a #3 qualifier (3.92 @ 185.69mph) at the Dragstock VII, The Titan Scion was finally ready for Friday’s elimination runs. The first round drew L.J. Wood Jr. Wood had a great light and led until about the 330 foot mark, where Gary proceeded to run him down to win by over a car length. In the second round Team Titan was set to run against long time rival Billy Glidden. Gary and Billy have been battling back and forth for the better part of 2 years now and it is always “anyone’s race” when these two line up. White had a great light, but Glidden was on a role, and posted his second 3 second pass in a row to take the win against Gary’s 4.098.