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  Rocky announces NHRA Experience of a Lifetime sweepstakes                                                                       TUNE-UP
                                                                                                                      WEEKLYneed to know this week
                                                                                                                         What you
  A   s part of the NHRA Experience of a Lifetime
      national sweepstakes, Rocky, a leading
  manufacturer of work, Western, and outdoor
                                                             the Norwalk event, has partnered with NHRA. As
                                                             part of its sponsorship and in support of the
                                                             sweepstakes, Rocky will utilize display space at
                                                                                                                        Upcoming events
  footwear, will give away tickets to the NHRA Las           the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals                                                   Lebanon Valley Dragway
  Vegas Nationals, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, which includes a          as well as PA announcements and commercial                                                 West Lebanon, N.Y. (July 3-5)
  behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the race and                 spots on-site at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing
  reserved seating for all four days of the event.           Series events. At the retail level, Rocky Brands                                              Mid-Michigan Motorplex
  The promotion will begin at the Summit Racing              Boots plans advertising, promotion, and point-of-                                            Stanton, Mich. (July 11-12)
  Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk and end                sale displays at approximately 2,500 locations.
  at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall            “Building a relationship with NHRA, its racing                                                   Woodburn Dragstrip
  Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec, Sept. 24-           teams, and fan base is a natural fit for Rocky                                              Woodburn, Ore. (July 10-12)
  27, in Dallas. The sweepstakes marks the first             Work, which, from the very beginning, has built
  time that Rocky, an associate sponsor of the               relationships with the hardworking Americans                                                          Mopar Mile-High
  Doug Kalitta No. 50 Top Fuel dragster                      who are the core of this sport,” said Marketing                                                        NHRA Nationals
  throughout the year and the primary sponsor at             Manager Chris Lorenzo.                                                                               Denver (July 10-12)

                                                                                                                        In next week’s National DRAGSTER
                        Signed: Top Fuel racer               result of competition at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing       Pro results from Norwalk; first report: NHRA K&N Horsepower
                        Scott Palmer has signed              Series event in Seattle, the following Comp index        Challenge; Denver souvenir; ND 50th retrospective: Covering
                        TigerFlow Systems as a               adjustment has been made: G/SMA, 9.33 (quarter-          the big stories
                        sponsor, a move that the             mile) and 5.91 (eighth-mile).
                        Branson, Mo., racer says will                                                                   Upcoming birthdays
                        allow his team to attend eight       Farewell: Longtime photographer Eric                     Randy Daniels (41, July 11); Frank Hawley (53, July 11); Paul
                        to 10 more races this season,        Brooks, who for more than three decades greeted          Smith (63, July 13)
                        beginning with the Summit            class winners to take their photos for National
                        Racing Equipment NHRA                DRAGSTER at                                                This week in history
                        Nationals in Norwalk.                the Mac Tools
TigerFlow, a longtime supporter of NHRA                      U.S. Nationals                                           On June 28, 1998, at the NHRA national event in Madison, Matt
Sportsman racing through sponsorship of a variety            presented by                                             Hines defeated the late Dave Schultz in the Pro Stock
of cars from the alcohol ranks on down, will be              Lucas Oil, died                                          Motorcycle final to win his sixth race in seven starts and run his
making its debut in the Professional ranks aboard            June 18 as the                                           record to 27-1 for the season. Hines finished the year with 10
Palmer’s machine. Said Palmer, “It’s the perfect             result of can-                                           wins and two runner-up finishes in 14 races. His round-win
time for us to get involved with TigerFlow; they             cer of the                                               record for the year was an incredible 47-4.
genuinely love drag racing. I’m glad to get back to          esophagus. He
my roots a bit and rejoin some of the Sportsman              was 66. This                                            National DRAGSTER Photo Editor Leslie Lovett. Much
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