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Member track news:                           Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series race the          and its contents from tampering or theft.    Christopher Musick, Garrett Kelly, Liz
Cecil County Dragway officials               following weekend may leave their              Any movement of the trailer or opening       Perdue, and William Perdue. Memorial
announced a three-year agreement             trailers at the track.                         of the door triggers the alarm and applies   contributions can be made to the
naming VP Racing Fuels as Cecil’s                                                           the electrical brakes, making movement       American Heart Association or to the
official fuel and traction                   Support the troops: Three                      impossible. In addition, an exterior alarm   American Diabetes Association.
compound. With the agreement, VP             racers thanked 4,000 U.S. Military             is activated. Pro-Tec System One has a           Dave Kanners, who partnered
will be the Maryland track’s exclusive       troops and their families during the           lifetime warranty, includes all hardware,    with Richard Maskin to campaign the
supplier of race fuels via its trackside     NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series              has an optional remote-control pager         American Motors Hornet X Pro Stock car
vendor, Palmer Racing Fuels, which           event at Texas Motorplex. Super Comp           system, and can help reduce insurance        from 1973 to 1976, died March 27, after a
will offer C12, VP110, and Motorsports       racer Tina Stull and Top Alcohol               premiums. For more information, call         four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
103 unleaded in bulk and VP’s most           Dragster drivers Kate and Diana                888-741-1004; Web site,                      He is survived by his wife, Sue. Kanners
popular specialty fuels, including C16       Harker accepted an invitation to visit         www.protecsystemone.com.                     was one of the drag racing stars to
and Q16, in drums and pails. In              the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve                                                         emerge from Detroit’s famed Woodward
addition, VP’s Lane Choice 6 (LC6)           Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to the        Department of                                Avenue generation of competitors who
traction compound will be used               race, Stull and the Harker twins, who,         corrections: The name of the                 appeared on the scene in the mid-1960s
exclusively for track prep throughout        along with Pro Stock Motorcycle rider          Super Street winner at the Southeast         during the peak of the muscle-car craze,
the term of the agreement.                   Peggy Llewellyn, are members of                Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing          and his colleagues included Maskin,
                                             Team Troops, were featured                     Series events in Orlando, Fla., and          multiple national event Pro Stock winner
                                             celebrities at the base and were given a       Cecil, Ga., Greg McInerny, of                Wally Booth, 1968 Super Stock Nationals
                                             private tour, during which they met            Titusville, Fla., was misspelled in a        winner and Booth’s engine-building
                                             U.S. Military troops and passed out            recent National DRAGSTER article.            partner Dick Arons, two-time world
                                             race tickets donated by Texas Motor-                                                        champion Mike Fons, 1968 Nationals
                                             plex. Team Troops members host the                                                          Street Eliminator champion Sam
                                             troops and their families at the                                                            Gianino, and many others. Kanners’ best
                                             racetrack, using their pits to allow                                                        performance in Pro Stock was at the
                                             troops to experience racing from the                                                        1976 NHRA World Finals, where he
                                             racers’ vantage point. Team Troops has                                                      qualified No. 1, set low e.t. of the meet,
                                             enlisted the support of Welcome Home                                                        and was runner-up to Booth in the only
                                             Troops, Rush Racing Products, La King                                                       all-AMC Pro Stock final. He also had
                                             Confectionery, Military Ministries,                                                         three top 10 finishes in the NHRA Pro
                                             Interstate Batteries, Slim Pickens                                                          Stock standings, finishing seventh in
Signed: Courtney Force,                      Quality Meats, U.S. Navy recruiters,                                                        1974, third in 1975, and fourth in 1976.
daughter of 14-time NHRA Funny Car           OSU Tour, Earl Henslin Associates, and                                                      Following his retirement from drag
world champion John Force, will sport        Mac Tools to help fund and promote its                                                      racing in 1977, Kanners became one of
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Description: Kanners was one of the drag racing stars to emerge from Detroit's famed Woodward Avenue generation of competitors who appeared on the scene in the mid-1960s during the peak of the muscle-car craze, and his colleagues included Maskin, multiple national event Pro Stock winner Wally Booth, 1968 Super Stock Nationals winner and Booth's engine-building partner Dick Arons, two-time world champion Mike Fons, 1968 Nationals Street Eliminator champion Sam Gianino, and many others.
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