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Bonus: The Division 5 Mark                  back out and get to make some passes,”
Williams Bounty Hunter
Program has been renewed for
                                            Troxel said. “We’ve been out testing a
                                            couple of times with the Pro Mods and          Division 5 signs Top Dragster,
another season. The program awards
drivers who defeat the winner of the
                                            just recently in the Voodoo Corvette that
                                            I’ll be driving. I feel really comfortable       Super Shootout sponsors
previous event or said winner if the        in the car, and I’m very excited to get
driver goes unscathed. The bounty
collected varies upon how many Mark
Williams driveline components the
                                            out there and race.” 

                                            Hall of Famers: Chrysler Corp.
                                                                                           The NHRA WestSept. 11-13. the Tophas announced that Dennis Scheweevent at
                                                                                                                Central Division
                                                                                                Construction will sponsor
                                                                                           Tri-State Dragway
                                                                                                                                 Dragster Series at the divisional
                                                                                                                          Dennis Schewe Construction in Austin, Minn.,
driver uses, but all winners who            Drag Racing Coordinator Larry                  has been providing quality construction practices to its customers for 20-plus
display a program decal win a               Shepard and Stock and Super Stock              years. As a general contractor, Schewe concentrates on the building and
minimum of $100 in merchandise              racer Bill Owen are among this year’s          remodeling of residential, light commercial, and agricultural structures.
certificates and a maximum of $200          Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame                 In a separate announcement, Long Motorsports Performance Transmissions
cash. Winners at the Division 5 event       inductees. The Michigan Motorsports            has signed on as sponsor of the Super Shootout program that is contested during
at Brainerd Int’l Raceway May 22-24         Hall of Fame’s objective is to promote         Lucas Oil divisional events. Long Motorsports Performance Transmissions offers a
are Scott Murray (Top Alcohol               and preserve Michigan’s extensive racing       complete line of transmissions sales and services, including new performance
Dragster), Matt Harris (Comp), Brad         history. The inductees also include snow-      transmissions and complete on-site service and assistance during events.
Haugaard (Stock), Todd Nielsen (Super       mobile racer Bob Benner, engine builder           Also, Fire & Safety of Denver has been added as sponsor of the Top Dragster
Gas), Brandon Kana (Super Street),          and crew chief Dan Crawford, short-            class at the divisional event at Bandimere Speedway June
Brad Basgall ( Top              track drivers Frank Lamp and Dewey             19-21. Fire & Safety is a full-service fire equipment
Dragster), and Vern Laurin (Jerry           Rethman, three-time ARCA champion              company with a strong association with Bandimere
Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman).              Tim Steele, oval-track racer Rick Stout,       Speedway, servicing their fire equipment along with
                                            boat racer Don Voisin, and short-track         track signage advertising. This association has
Still dreaming: Persistent rain             car owner Stan Yee Sr. The induction           continued for more than 30 years, and many
forced officials at Eldora Speedway in      ceremony will be held Nov. 1 at the            member tracks have used the company’s services
Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the 5th         University Comfort Inn in Mount                throughout the years. In addition, many racers use
annual Prelude to the Dream. The all-       Pleasant, Mich. Tickets are available to       their service not only for their race cars and trailers
star dirt Late Model race, which was to     the general public. More information can       but also for their businesses.
include NHRA Funny Car points leader        be found at
Ron Capps, has been rescheduled
for Wednesday, Sept. 9. “It’s               Auction: The sale of an                      located in the midway selling Snap-on      enjoyed a great life for 67 years but that
unfortunate, but the bright side is that    unprecedented private collection of          products. Snap-on-sponsored NHRA           many children fighting this disease may
the rainout date is going to be             historic American racing cars, vintage       dragsters Dave Connolly, Jeg Coughlin,     never see age 6 or 7 and not enjoy the
Wednesday night, Sept. 9, and it            hot rods, and custom show cars, billed       Steve Johnson, and Cruz and Tony           opportunities that he had,” said Sox’s
happens to be right after the biggest       as Icons of Speed & Style, is set            Pedregon stopped by to sign autographs     widow, Diane. “Those words stayed
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