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The National Guard is “Marching Home”

Joshua HernandezEnnis, 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”.

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Bush and D’Aprile Look Forward To New Season

DSC07560smElma, NY – To say the Mel Bush Motorsports Team has had a rocky 2009 would be an understatement. Switching sanctioning bodies, debuting a new car and several bouts of bad luck have made the 2009 season one that team owner, Mel Bush, would rather put behind him.

 “It’s been tough,” said Bush. “This season has taken a lot out of me and I just want to go to the races and have fun again. This format of finishing the yearwith the start of the next season is fine with me; the quicker this ones over the better.”

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Speedtech Battle for the Belts Scheduled as Race-Within-a-Race

2009BFB_logo300pxO’FALLON, MO — This Friday at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, the National Guard ADRL’s unique Speedtech Battle for the Belts will pit the top eight points earners for each of the eighth-mile series’ five professional classes—Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Flowmaster Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle and Extreme Pro Stock—against each other to determine world champions, while all points earned through qualifying and elimination rounds the next day in the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V will count toward the 2010 points chase.

New for this year, though, is an initial bye run granted to each points leader, which also requires the seventh- and eighth-place Belts qualifiers in each class to race each other first, with the winner taking on the number-two contender in the Belts quarter-finals. Meanwhile, number three will take on number six and four will race five, just as in a traditional eight-car eliminations ladder.

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Janis Readies For ADRL Battle For The Belts

Eaton/Aeroquip’s Mike Janis Racing Team to Host Peterbilt and Waste Management Employees at National Guard American Drag Racing League’s LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V

Elma, NY  — The weekend of October 23rd will be jam packed for the Eaton/Aeroquip backed Mike Janis Racing JanissmTeam. Not only will Friday night mark the conclusion of the 2009 season with Janis competing in the ultra competitive Speedtech Battle for the Belts, Saturday will mark the beginning of the 2010 National Guard ADRL season and to add to an already busy race weekend the Eaton/Aeroquip team will be hosting guests in a hospitality area adjacent to the team’s pit.

With the 2009 ADRL title on the line Friday night the Eaton/Aeroquip backed team is planning a no holds barred attack on the Pro Extreme competition. A win Friday night will secure the 2009 ADRL Pro Extreme title for the Eaton/Aeroquip backed team. In preparation for the event the Janis team left their Elma, NY shop several days early, headed to Texas for a well needed test session.

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Go West Young Man!

Warner Robins, GA  In just a few hours, the editors at Drag Story will head west to the famed Texas Motorplex of Billy Meyers located in Ennis Texas for the ADRL Len Mar World Finals.  Not only will we bring you all of the exciting action for the final ADRL event of the year, we will also cover the battle of the Belts as the ADRL crowns its 2009 world Champions.  All the action starts on Thursday.  Subscribe now so you don’t miss any of the action!MotorplexLogosm
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Off To The Great State Of Texas We Go

The Cause and Effect Of The Shakedown At E Town Rain Cancellation

wide_open_blowerThis week try as we might we could not make the rain go away from the state of New Jersey, home of the Shakedown at E Town!

Not one iota of our power of positive thinking nor any of Sheik Al-Anabi’s dreams of glory could stop the Nor’easter that was bearing down on Old Bridge Township Raceway Park!

So Dave Hance, promoter of The Shakedown had to cancel the event! Credit must go to Dave to “pull the plug” in plenty of time so others could change their plans and not incur unneeded expense. So this means that on Tuesday, we are off to.as they say the great state of Texas. It looks to us rednecks like it is way, way, way down there and appears to be about 47 days of travel from here! We have made a conscious decision to attempt to race the entire ADRL series next year so the last thing we need to do is get upside down in the chase for “The Speedtech Battle for the Belts” for 2010 right out of the box. Continue reading

What’s In The November RPM Magazine

For Immediate Release October 15, 2009 – NOVEMBER ISSUE 2009 COVER STORY –

NovCoverThere Can Be Only One BIG DOG, And Chris Rini Is It! It’s the return of the $50,000 Big Dog North versus South Shootout and Chris Rini along with Team North made a showing that won’t soon be forgotten at Piedmont Dragway.

FEATURE STORY – “ARKY” –  Meet the Electrician that works with thousands of volts during the week, then straps himself behind thousands of horsepower on the weekend to go Pro Modified racing in his wild blown injected Willys.Willis

Make Mine A ‘57 Chevy Please…. Don’t you just love when you see a ‘57 racecar that still looks like a real 1957 Chevy? Winters Racing has one, but with a bit of a twist!

Numbers Don’t Lie! In today’s world there are so many internet sports stars or those guys that brag about doing this or that.  Well there’s one thing in drag racing… a time slip, and the numbers tell the whole story just as they do for Drag Radial racer Shawn Murphy.

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National Guard ADRL Adds Monster Trucks to World Finals Roster

O’FALLON, MO — Halloween will still be a week away, but monsters will be set loose at the Texas Motorplex Oct.ADRL_Bigfootsm 23-24, when “BIGFOOT,” the biggest name in monster truck history, takes on the equally intimidating “Snake-Bite” in a special, eighth-mile drag racing grudge match during the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V, the championship-deciding season ender for the National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL).

The special race-within-a-race is being added to the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment, primary sponsor of Team BIGFOOT and title sponsor of the Summit Racing Equipment ADRL Ohio Drags at National Trail Raceway, near Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading

Shaken But Not Stirred!

Stanley And Weiss Racing Heads North, The Shakedown At E Town 2009

john_stanley_shakedown_at_Etown2009tHagerstown, MD It has been a little well deserved four weeks off since the ADRL race in Rockingham. BUT “no rest for the weary” is the game plan now. The “Appalachia on Steroids” Pro Extreme Camaro of Stanley And Weiss Racing, fresh off its own personal best runs at The Rock is ready to head off up north to The 7th Annual Shakedown at E Town’s all out Outlaw race at the infamous Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in central New Jersey.

And all who would know will know that Vinny will be smiling down on us at that news. Vinnie used to ruffle John Stanley’s hair “back in the day” as he packed his Dad’s parachutes!!!

The powers that be nixed screw blowers racing in the 1/4 mile Al-Anabi Racing, Lend America Pro Modified Blown Class so John’s desired five second time slip shall have to wait for another day. Therefore we will race in the Outlaw 1/8th Mile Pro Modified Challenge that the Al-Anabi Racing And Barwa people have funded.

Come see us at The 7th Annual 2009 Shakedown at E Town and make yourself known

AUXIER & CASTELLANA IN THE HUNT FOR GSA PRO MOD CROWN

DSA_6464smDINWIDDIE, Virginia – Having controlled the number-one spot in the Get Screened America NHRA Pro Mod Challenge points standings for the better part of 2009, Burton Auxier comes into these final two races of the season with humble confidence. Well knowing the challenge that lies before the Al-Anabi Racing Pro Modified team, Auxier and Mike Castellana will spearhead the team’s efforts to seal the deal on the GSA NHRA Pro Mod Challenge crown this weekend in Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading

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