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STEVE EASTON AND PATRIOT PRO MOD FINISH SEASON STRONG

SALEM, OH – Over the course of the last month Australian Pro Mod racer Steve Easton and the Patriot Pro Mod team have made amazing strides picking up two wins and running a career best elapsed time. On September 22 Easton picked up his second win of the season at D.A.D.’s Big Tire Outlaw at Quaker City Motorsports Park.

“It was an amazing weekend at Quaker City Motorsports Park. I love driving this Patriot Pro Mod race car. We put so much work into it over the summer and now it is tune-able and it is only getting quicker. I have to thank this whole team and especially owner Cor Valentyn,” said Easton after the win.

The last weekend in September at Dragway 42, the site of Easton’s first win this year, the young Australian powered the Patriot Pro Mod to its best run of the year, a strong 3.91 second run at 188 mph. It was an impressive run, ultimately standing as low ET of the event, but due to cold weather the event was called for safety.

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High-Flying Athletes to Stop By the Mickey Thompson Booth at the 2018 SEMA Show Autographs available from LOORRS racers, Fitz Army FMX performers

STOW, OH – Oct. 18, 2018: High-flying athletes will touch down for an autograph session in the Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels booth at the 2018 SEMA Show.

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series father-and-daughter team of Brian (LOORRS Pro 2) and Hailie Deegan (LOORRS Pro Lite/NASCAR) will be joined by Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Destin Cantrell of Fitz Army FMX for an afternoon signing session during the first day of the popular trade event in Las Vegas.

“We’re thrilled to host these amazingly talented racers and riders in our SEMA booth,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “We build our tires and wheels to handle extreme environments, and no one knows extreme like Brian and Hailie Deegan and the Fitz Army FMX crew.”

The autograph session is set for 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Mickey Thompson booth #43035 at the SEMA Show.

New Nitrous ET & Speed Records for Pat Musi Racing Engines

MOORESVILLE, NC — In both 1/8-mile PDRA competition and NHRA Pro Mod’s 1/4-mile battleground, Pat Musi Racing Engines continues to propel its customers to new nitrous-assisted performance records.

During the PDRA Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway on October 6, relative newcomer Danny Sauro scored the first win of his career in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC, using Musi power to work his way through eliminations before meeting fellow Musi customer and two-time defending champion Tommy Franklin in the final round. Sauro defeated Franklin with a record-setting elapsed time of 3.652 seconds.

“It was a great weekend, and I can’t thank my family and crew enough for all their support,” Sauro said. “I also have to thank the Musi family. They’ve been such a huge help during my time in Pro Nitrous, and they build the best engines in the business.”

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NHRA MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT KICKS OFF LUCAS SERIES IN ROCKINGHAM

GLENDORA, CA – The NHRA Southeast Division Moser Sportsman Shootout will take to the track at Rockingham Dragway this Friday, October 19, on opening day of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event.

Through a season long point’s battle in 2018, the top two Moser Sportsman Shootout point’s earners in each of the seven classes in competition were slotted into the 16-car field while Tim Powell and Casey Spradlin will complete the ladder as the Moser Shootout Wild Card entries.

Three drivers are pulling double duty as they have qualified in two classes. Rusty Cook in Super Comp and Super Gas, Jonathan Anderson who will face off with Cook in round one of Super Comp and is also on the ladder in Super Street, and then Jeff Strickland who is entered in Stock and Top Dragster. Cousins Dylan Stott and Kenneth Stott both qualified with Dylan in Top Sportsman and Kenneth in Stock.

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Mickey Thompson headed to SEMA

SEMA 2018: Mickey Thompson/Dick Cepek booth showcases new products, celebrity appearances and more
Learn more about the new products and updated fitments of Mickey Thompson and Dick Cepek tires and wheels during the SEMA show Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Dealers, Media, and Customers are invited to stop by Booth #43035 in South Hall to get the first look at Mickey Thompson’s new Baja Boss tire, slated for release in early 2019.

Featuring aggressive styling and serious trail performance, the Baja Boss is an Extreme Mud tire built to handle extreme terrain. A new in-booth video showcasing the Baja Boss’ undisputed off-road performance and reliability features never-before seen in a mud tire.

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NHRA SOUTHEAST DIVISION COMES TO ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY

ROCKINGHAM, NC – Rockingham Dragway will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division on October 19-21. Highlighting Friday’s action is the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout, a specialty race within a race, with elimination rounds on Friday night.

The Lucas Oil event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Stott’s Ford Top Sportsman Series and Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster Series will run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Rockingham Dragway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m. Lucas Oil Eliminations begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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World Records, Championships at Stake at PDRA World Finals

DINWIDDIE, VA – The eight-race Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season culminates this weekend at the all-eighth-mile series’ biggest race of the year, the 4th annual Brian Olson Memorial World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park, Oct. 18-21.

The race schedule has been expanded to four days to accommodate the largest fields of the season in the PDRA’s five professional classes and seven sportsman categories, plus Outlaw 10.5 and an eight-car No-Time Shootout.

“We always have a huge car count at this event,” said Tommy Franklin, the PDRA’s principal owner and a Pro Nitrous standout. “Everyone wants to come out for this race, and we love that. Rather than being off schedule or having to adjust the schedule during the race, we decided to build Sunday into the official event schedule so the fans can see the show that they came out to see.”

A cool, dry forecast for the entire World Finals weekend has drivers and tuners amped up for the potential to reset the PDRA’s elapsed time and speed records. Several existing records were set at past VMP events, while some were reset earlier this month at the PDRA Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway.

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