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                                                                                                                                    States. Each four-hour session is
 Reichert, Stinnett, Forrester earn clutch wins with titles on the line                                                             designed for 50 teenagers and their
                                                                                                                                    parents/guardians to attend together.

 M     any of the NHRA Lucas Oil
       championship battles were
 rocked during a weekend that
                                                                                     the Stock title as well. Stock leader
                                                                                     Lee Zane can breathe a little easier,
                                                                                    though, because Anthony Fetch was
                                                                                                                                    Association news: The
                                                                                                                                    Southern California Drag
                                                                                                                                    Racing Association (SCEDA) will
 featured the Jegs NHRA Pacific                                                   eliminated with a loss in Atco and                host the 2008 KD Kanopy Race of
 SPORTSnationals in Fontana,                                                      Toby Lang put himself in do-or-die                Champions on Oct. 11 at Auto Club
 Calif., and NHRA Lucas Oil                                                     mode after a loss in Fontana.                       Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in
 Drag Racing Series events in                                                      Super Comp changed dramatically after            Fontana, Calif. Twenty-two teams have
 Atco, N.J.; Gilliam, La; and Atlanta.                              two-time world champ Gary Stinnett jumped from                  qualified for the special event, which will
 Bill Reichert came up huge in his bid for a third                  sixth to first with a triumph in Atlanta. Defending             award $2,500 to the champion. The
 straight Top Alcohol Dragster championship with                    champ Shawn Langdon moved up to second by                       Meziere Electronics qualifiers are Jack
 a win in Atlanta. The Rislone A/Fuel Dragster                      going four rounds in Gilliam. The remainder of the              Beckman, Milt Gedo, Jim Shelton, Jim
 driver can clinch with a final-round appearance at                 season will likely be a four-man race between                   Mahar, John Brooks, and Alan Hoefer.
 his last remaining division race or a loss by Jim                  Stinnett, Langdon, Terry Edwards, and Steve                     The Mickey Thompson Performance
 Whiteley at his next one.                                          Cohen. Each driver has one division race left to                Tires & Wheels entrants are Kyle Rizzoli,
    After breaking an engine during qualifying in                   claim, and Edwards is the only driver left with a               Robert Strong, Marvin Roles, Ryan
 Gilliam, Craig Bourgeois will likely need a win                    national as well.                                               Priddy, Val Houmard, Courtney Glover,
 and a runner-up at his last two Lucas Oil events                      Stinnett wasn’t the only Super-class driver to               Eric Christianson, Scott Joines, and Jeff
 to unseat Dan Fletcher in Comp. Meanwhile,                         earn a clutch win in Atlanta. Brian Forrester won               Interlicchia. In McGee Cams Jr.
 Ricky Decker used his last race to win some                        Super Gas to equal the total of points leader Mike              Dragster, the qualifiers are Brianna
 clutch rounds and reclaim the Super Stock lead in                  Ferderer. Forrester and third-place Brina                       Blinzer, Chris Nagy, Brad Cannon, Lizzy
 Atlanta; however, Jimmy DeFrank is hot on his                      Splingaire each have one division race left to                  Halley, Brittany Johnson, Chandler
 heels with three races left at which he can                        Ferderer’s two, and drivers such as Tommy                       Meziere, and Clay Criner. The event will
 leapfrog Decker with a semifinal finish. Speaking                  Phillips still have a window to make a charge                   feature all winners of the Electronic and
 of DeFrank, he still has a mathematical shot at                    toward the top.                                                 Non-Electronic brackets at SCEDA events
                                                                                                                                    in 2008 (excluding the final weekend)
Returning: Rodger Brogdon                    provides state-of-                         result of possession of nitromethane at     and all of the Jr. Dragster winners in the
will return to NHRA Pro Stock action at      the-art global                             this year’s NHRA           Jr. Race of Champions. The remaining
the NHRA Virginia Nationals and will         intelligence,                              Nationals in Las Vegas. The appeal was      spots needed to field a 32-car, five-round
wrap up the 2008                             security, and                              held pursuant to the NHRA Rulebook.         race and a 16-car, four-round Jr. race will
season with                                  GPS/CDMA-                                  The decision of the Final Appeal Panel is   be filled by “blockers.” Any racer is
appearances in Las                           assisted                                   final and binding and not subject to        eligible to be a KD Kanopy “blocker”
Vegas and Pomona.                            asset-tracking                             further review. The fine has been paid.     through the purchase of a 10x10, 10x15,
Driving for team   
Description: The Southern California Drag Racing Association (SCEDA) will host the 2008 KD Kanopy Race of Champions on Oct. 11 at Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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