On Wednesday, May 6, Mike Neff, the 2008 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award recipient, met with Bristol-area media to promote the ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Bits from the Pits presented by Capps is Dreamin’ again F unny Car points leader Ron Capps has accepted an invitation to drive in Tony Stewart’s fifth annual Prelude phone call from Tony Stewart to be invited to run in the Prelude to the Dream is an honor,” said Capps. to the Dream at Eldora Speedway in “And to watch it unfold the last four Rossubrg, Ohio, June 3. The event, years into a high-profile racing event held on the half-mile clay oval, will air is incredible. What’s also neat is nationwide on HBO Pay-Per-View. Tony’s writing that million-dollar Having finished ninth, fourth, 24th, check last year to Victory Junction and 17th, respectively, in the first four Gang Camp II. This year, four events, Capps is ready to improve on military-themed charities will benefit his 2006 fourth-place finish and will from the proceeds. It’s a privilege for featuring 25 world-renowned drivers Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Kasey take to California’s Santa Maria me to compete in support of our battling for dirt supremacy. The Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Speedway in a Super Late Model to injured and fallen heroes.” event will feature such racing icons Clint Bowyer, Capps and fellow prepare for the race. The Prelude to the Dream is an as Stewart, Ryan Newman, Kyle NHRA drag racer Cruz Pedregon, “Honestly, every year, to get the all-star Late Model dirt race Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and others. Open house: The Brownsburg currently ranked fourth in the NHRA over. The thing goes 50 mph. It is not Hired: Callies Performance Motorsports Network will host the third Full Throttle points standings. Cruz, who like it is just putting along.” Products has announced that Jack annual Brownsburg won the Funny Car series title in 1992 Sparks has joined the company in the Motorsports Open House and 2008, currently sits 12th. Cruz’s Member track news: production of high-performance Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 sponsor, Advance Auto Parts, sells Woodburn Dragstrip recently connecting rods. Recognized worldwide, p.m. Numerous NHRA Full Throttle Mechanix Wear gloves in all of its stores. hosted its seventh annual Tulip Festival Sparks is an expert in the design, process Drag Racing Series teams, including Drags. The first event of the season for development, and manufacture of Don Schumacher Racing, John Force On hold: Pro Stock racer Tom Pro Nostalgia racers provided exciting connecting rods intended for severe-duty Racing, Mike Ashley Racing, Pedregon Hammonds will park his Chevy side-by-side racing for the fans. Saturday applications. Sparks brings with him an Racing, Vance & Hines Motorsports, and Cobalt for the next few races, beginning qualifying was led by Matt Mahoney, of extensive 30-year background in Morgan Lucas Racing, will attend the with the NHRA Thunder Valley Puyallup, Wash., who ran a 6.865 in metallurgy and heat treatment of high- event, interacting with fans, providing a Nationals. Hammonds is confident that Bucky Austin’s entry. On race day, alloy steels. Sparks’ new responsibilities behind-the-scenes view of the race shops, the situation is temporary, and he hopes Mahoney was beaten in the final by will be to consult and oversee the design and more. Many other race shops and to return to racing as soon as the team No. 4 qualifier Todd Miller, of Fairview, through manufacture development phases. businesses will be also open. Race fans can secure sufficient sponsorship to run Ore. Mahoney red-lighted in the final and are encouraged to spend the evening at competitively. “We have a terrific race ran a 6.90 on his 6.81 dial; Miller took Farewell: Don Arivett, who, O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis team and a great program to offer a the win with a 6.98 on a 6.88 dial. On with his brother, Gerald, was a leader in for the 64th annual Night Before the potential sponsor partner,” Hammonds the road to the final, Mahoney beat Mike race car technology, died May 5. The 500 USAC Midget Series race. said. “We don’t want to just go out and O’Connor and Dewayne Sanders. Miller’s Arivett brothers are probably best qualify; we want to be competitive, win path to the final included wins against remembered by drag racing fans for an Generation next: North Texas races, and challenge for the Full Throttle Mike Peck, who posted a perfect light, innovative, streamlined dragster they real estate agent Rick Lewelling will championship.” and Rick New, who ran low e.t. and top built in the late 1980s during
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