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  Snake Racing signs Massey for 2010 Top Fuel team                                                                                  TUNE-UP
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          on Prudhomme’s Snake Racing has signed Spencer Massey
          to a multiyear agreement with plans to name him the driver
          of a new Top Fuel dragster team beginning with the 2010
                                                                                                                          Upcoming events
  NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.                                                                                                                         The Strip at Las Vegas
      In his first season piloting a Top Fuel dragster, Massey, 26, has                                                                                               Motor Speedway
  recorded four wins in five final rounds and claimed the IHRA series                                                                                               Las Vegas (Nov. 3-6)
  title. Massey has also posted an impressive effort this season in
  Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition,                                                                                             Automobile Club of Southern
  winning once in three Top Alcohol Dragster finals.                                                                                                         California NHRA Finals
      “I am honored and very excited to have this opportunity with                                                                                              Pomona (Nov. 13-16)
  Snake Racing,” said Massey. “This is something that I’ve always
  wanted to do, and now I’m getting the chance to live the dream.                                                         This week on ESPN2
  I’ve always looked up to ‘Snake’ [Prudhomme] for everything he has
  accomplished over his career. Snake Racing is a top-of-the-line                                                       ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
  organization, and now I’m in a position to be a part of that, so I                                                    Nov. 1, 10 p.m.-midnight (qualifying); Nov. 2, 7-10 p.m.
  am very excited.”                                                                                                     (eliminations); Nov. 7, 2-4 a.m. (repeat eliminations); all times
      The agreement will allow Massey to continue his efforts in the                                                    Eastern
  2009 IHRA and NHRA Lucas Oil series while Prudhomme
  continues to finalize plans for the new team’s debut in 2010. Massey                                                  NHRA Race Day
  will immediately be available to drive for the team should it be                                                      Nov. 2, 11 a.m. ET
  formed prior to the 2010 NHRA season.
                                                                                                                          In next week’s National DRAGSTER
                                                                                                                        Doug Herbert interview; Tim and Kim Richards; Racers Scrapbook
Bonus: Fans who                                              large selection of hat pins, diecast models, T-shirts,     with Johnny Gray; Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
purchase advance tickets                                     postcards, and other racing memorabilia. Admission
for the NHRA                                                 is $5 for adults; children under 12 are admitted             Upcoming birthdays
Softball Classic, to                                         free. A free shuttle running from the museum to
be held Nov. 12 at                                           Auto Club Raceway at Pomona will be available.             Darrell Alderman (59, Nov. 16); Mark Pawuk (51, Nov. 17);
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Park in San Bernardino,                                      Returning: Ten-time
Calif., online at                                            NHRA Pro Stock champion                                      This week in history                                         Bob Glidden will compete in
or by calling 213-480-                                       the Nov. 20-23 Street Car Super               
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