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  Neff leads team
  to charity golf win
     he Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities raised nearly
 T   $30,000 at the sixth annual Bristol Dragway Celebrity Golf
 Benefit presented by Alpha Natural Resources at the Country Club of
 Bristol. Funny Car driver Mike Neff (pictured, center) and his Alpha
 Natural Resources team took home the Darrell Russell Cup, shooting
 a 56 for the day. Joining Neff on the winning team were Lewis
 Spicer, Mike Patrick, Logan Patrick, and David Kendal.
    Two-time tournament winner and Top Fuel star Cory McClenathan
 and his team took second place. Harper Lee, Russell Branham, Jerry
 Caldwell, and Pete Merkel were part of the runner-up team.
 Finishing third was Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly’s team, which
 consisted of Earl Buchanan, Miles Snider, Mack McCall, and Dave
 Spears.
    Eighteen NHRA stars took part in the tournament, including Larry
 Dixon, Brandon Bernstein, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Morgan
 Lucas, Allen Johnson, Justin Humphreys, Clay Millican, Melanie
 Troxel, Tommy Johnson Jr., Bob Tasca III, Morgan Lucas, and
 Shawn Langdon.

Auction: The                                                                        everyone at O’Reilly Raceway Park for     only. For information, log on to
Professional                                                                        the opportunity,” Brown said. “ORP is     www.midatlanticsupergas.com.
Racers Owners                                                                       our home racetrack, and anything we
Organization                                                                        can do to promote NHRA Drag Racing        Hired: Racing industry veteran
(PRO) is staging                                                                    I’m glad to do.”                          Tom Pohorilla has returned to
the Great                                                                                                                     S&W Race Cars in Spring City, Pa.,
Helmet                                                                              Renewed: Valvoline, a brand               after a 10-year absence that included a
Auction, its                                                                        of Ashland Inc., has renewed its multi-   stint at Jegs High Performance. Long
first ever online                                                                   year sponsorship of all teams competing   known for his six-cylinder-powered
promotion. The                                                                      under the Don Schumacher Racing           altereds, Pohorilla has been a driving
auction features                                                                    banner in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag     force in the growth of nostalgia drag
autographed                                                                         Racing Series through 2010 and beyond.    racing on the East Coast as well as
helmets, most worn during NHRA           what is provided by VP’s C12 and           Valvoline, with more than 100 years of    throughout the country.
Drag Racing competition, by stars of     many of our other specialty blends, VP     racing heritage, joined DSR at the 2006
the sport, including Jack Beckman,       Sportsman will be a more cost-effective    Mac Tools U.S. Nationals as an            Farewell: Chuck Finders,
Brandon Bernstein, Kenny Bernstein,      solution for many bracket racers and       associate sponsor and official product    one of the top drivers and builders of
Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Mike            competitors in other forms of              supplier, then became co-primary          Willys Gassers in the 1960s, died May
Edwards, John Force, Ashley Force        motorsports,” said Steve Burns, VP’s       sponsor in 2008 with Mail Terminal        19. He was 69. Finders took A/GS
Hood, V. Gaines, Matt Hagan, Robert      director of research and development.      Services on the Dodge Funny Car           honors at the 1962 NHRA
Hight, Allen Johnson, Warren             “A leaded, non-oxygenated fuel with a      driven
				
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