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Wes Distefano Rolls to Second Consecutive PDRA Pro Outlaw 632 World Championship

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – An increasingly competitive $hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632 class made sure Wes Distefano didn’t have an easy road to his second consecutive Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) world championship. Still, Distefano made it look easy with four wins and three runner-up finishes in the eight-race 2021 PDRA season.

“It’s not that we expected to come out and win the championship again,” Distefano said. “We fought and we enjoyed the challenge and the adversity and we just worked through it right up until it was clinched. We never took it for granted. We just worked and did our job. As soon as it was done, it was on to the next thing. We wanted to win the next race.”

The first of three runner-up finishes came at the season-opening East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. At the next race, the inaugural Stroud Safety Doorslammer Derby presented by Classic Graphix at Beech Bend Raceway Park, Distefano qualified No. 1, crushed the class E.T. record, and won the event.

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New Hampshire’s Nick Meloni Claims PDRA Top Sportsman World Championship

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – In just his second year in Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) competition, New Hampshire native Nick Meloni came close to winning a pair of world championships. Driving for car owner Tommy Zarella, Meloni won the MagnaFuel Top Sportsman world championship and finished second in Lucas Oil Top Dragster points.

“Honestly, this year was really just a dream year all around,” said Meloni, who ran Top Sportsman in the early 2000s and returned to competition in 2020. “It was one of those years where I had really solid cars. When I needed to be good, I was good, and when I needed to be lucky, I was lucky.”

In Top Sportsman, Meloni drove the Nesbitt-powered TT Motorsports ’69 Camaro to event wins at the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies at Norwalk and the P2 Contracting Northern Nationals presented by P2 Racing at Maple Grove. He added runner-up finishes at the Stroud Safety Doorslammer Derby presented by Classic Graphix in Kentucky and the North vs. South Shootout presented by Line-X in Maryland. He clinched the championship at Proline Racing DragWars presented by Modern Racing at GALOT Motorsports Park.

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Lucas Oil Set to Continue Longtime Partnership with Pat Musi Racing Engines and Musi Racing in 2022

MOORESVILLE, NC — With a successful partnership that has lasted more than a decade, Lucas Oil and Pat Musi Racing Engines announced that their longtime relationship will continue for the upcoming 2022 season.

Lucas Oil will maintain its sponsorship on Lizzy Musi’s Edelbrock and Lucas Oil-powered “Bonnie” Camaro on the Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings circuit for the upcoming year, and the partnership will also continue to extend into the engine shop for Pat Musi Racing Engines. Both Musi Racing and Pat Musi Racing Engines have proudly used Lucas Oil’s proven products for more than a decade, building an incredible track record along the way.

“We’ve been together a long time, so it’s great to continue this partnership,” Pat Musi said. “We’ve got a great car going into next year and they see the potential in that, so we’re both pretty happy and we can’t thank them enough for their support. It’s a great relationship and it’s definitely a partnership.”

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Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Titan Racing Engines Returns During 2021 PRI Show

FORT WORTH, TX – Drag Illustrated After Hours Powered by Titan Racing Engines, a party hosted by Drag Illustrated magazine during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show week, is returning this year after a hiatus in 2020, the magazine announced today. With new support from Titan Racing Engines, the party will take over INVY Nightclub on Thursday, Dec. 9.

“I can hardly describe how stoked we are to not only get back to having the party but get back to PRI in general,” said J.T. Hudson, vice president of business development and client relations, Drag Illustrated. “It’s always fun to talk and chum it up with friends and partners. It’s so amazing the relationships that are formed from this awesome sport. We couldn’t be more excited about the party.”

While INVY hosted DI After Hours in 2019, the club went under new ownership shortly after the party. The new owner, Jason Jenkins, made sweeping changes to the venue’s layout and staff. Jenkins, who also owns other popular nightclubs in Indianapolis, promises an improved party experience.

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Late-Season Crash Doesn’t Stop Kevin Rivenbark from Winning Third PDRA Pro Boost World Championship

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Despite a top-end crash at one of the last races of the 2021 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season, Kevin Rivenbark was able to maintain his points lead long enough to secure his third Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction world championship. It was also the third consecutive title and fifth overall PDRA world championship for the GALOT Motorsports team.

“Every championship that we win proves what kind of team and effort we put into it,” said Rivenbark, who won his other championships in 2016 and 2019. “Everybody says if you get so many championships, it’s just another thing, and it is to a certain extent. It’s still a feeling of accomplishment for me as a person or as a team for GALOT and Proline Racing. It’s hard to put it in words. I don’t want to say it’s expected now, but at the same you know you’ve been on top and you don’t have anywhere to go but down. You just have to push harder to keep that momentum going to stay on top.”

Rivenbark in his ProCharger-boosted GALOT Motorsports ’69 Camaro kicked off the season with a runner-up finish at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. He added semifinal appearances at the next two races, then a second-round loss in Maryland. Back-to-back event wins followed at the Summer Shootout presented by Ty-Drive and the P2 Contracting Northern Nationals presented by P2 Racing.

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With A Little Luck and Help from Friends, Tim Molnar Wins First PDRA Elite Top Sportsman World Championship

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – A combination of luck and skill helped veteran sportsman racer Tim Molnar secure his first Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) world championship in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja. Molnar drove his nitrous-assisted ’68 Camaro to victory at the first race of the year and added late-round finishes at nearly every race to earn the title.

“Usually when it comes to drag racing, I have very little luck,” Molnar said with a laugh. “I can usually have the best losing package of the round. The season started off with four red lights against me out of four rounds, so it doesn’t get much easier or luckier than that, but it certainly set the tone. The luck carried on through the year. I was good when I had to be good, the car was exceptional every run, and I had luck when I needed it.”

Molnar’s victory at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech gave him the points lead right out of the gate, and he kept it up all season. The Ohio driver added three semifinal appearances and runner-up finishes at Maryland, Maple Grove, and the Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by ProCharger at Virginia Motorsports Park. He clinched the 2021 world championship when he won second round at the World Finals.

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NHRA ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR ALL CATEGORIES DURING 2022 SEASON

San Dimas, CA – The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today released the category schedule for all classes of racing at NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events in 2022.

The 2022 season opens on Feb. 17-20 with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Both Top Fuel and Funny Car will race at all 22 events at standout facilities across the country during the 2022 season, with fans able to experience the thrills and incredible action of the 11,000-horsepower nitro categories.

The highly-competitive Pro Stock category will have 18 races during the 2022 season, including the first five events of the year. Pro Stock will race in Epping at New England Dragway for a second straight year and will follow that with its first appearance at Bristol Dragway since 2018 for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on June 17-19. The class will also race at all three stops on NHRA’s famed Western Swing that takes place in July and includes races in Denver, Sonoma and Seattle. Pacific Raceways will be hosting its first NHRA event since 2019 when the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals take place on July 29-31. Pro Stock will close its 2022 campaign by appearing at the final five races of the year.

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