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DeJoria rebuilding after E-town tumble
   t didn’t take long for Alexis DeJoria and the Tequila     front-wheel sensor on our computer read that the car         heartbreaking,” said DeJoria. “Missing the next couple
I  Patron Top Alcohol Funny Car team to get to work
on a new race car after her incident in the sand trap at
                                                             was going 107 mph when the car transitioned from
                                                             asphalt to sand.”
                                                                                                                          races while our new car is being built will be tough.
                                                                                                                          Our plan is to do some testing at Maple Grove
the United Association NHRA SuperNationals in                   DeJoria and her team headed to S&W Race Cars in           Raceway after the national event there and return for
Englishtown. DeJoria, whose car’s parachutes detached        Pennsylvania immediately after the event to start work       the [Mac Tools] U.S. Nationals in Indy.”
and had limited rear breaking because of oil, escaped        on a new chassis that will feature a body currently being
the incident with only minor bruising, a testament to        made at Hairy Glass. Learning from the incident, the
her race car, which suffered a destroyed front end and       new car will feature separate parachute brackets that will
damaged back end.                                            be mounted on the frame rather than the rear end. The
   “The bracket that holds the parachutes is mounted         new car will also feature a carbon-fiber braking system.
to the rear end, and we figure that the weld on the             The incident was an unfortunate way to conclude a
right side broke when the chutes blossomed,” explained       breakout weekend for DeJoria, who would have raced
DeJoria. “Then the bracket severed the chutes like a         Jay Payne in the semifinals after running a career-best
knife. Oil from the rear end got on the rear brakes,         5.55 at 260 mph. “Not making it back for the next
which are steel, and made it even harder to stop. The        round after having the weekend we were having was


Nostalgia heaven: The 8th                   at O’Reilly Raceway Park at                    California and attended
annual Musclecar Madness at                 Indianapolis. Richardson won two               college and then went to work for the
the York Reunion presented by               events and pocketed more than                  Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In 1959,          resident has been keeping his Super
York Traditions Bank and GGS                $20,000, defeating Mike Brumfield in           Jackson designed the recirculating fuel-     Comp skills sharp despite setbacks.
Technical Publications Services will be     Thursday’s final and returning on              metering valve (barrel valve), and a         After damaging his engine on the
held July 10-11 at the York Expo            Sunday to stop former Million Dollar           year later, he designed the original         dyno, Cultrera borrowed a Super Comp
Center and will include a Salute to         race winner Troy Williams Jr. Jeremy           three-port Bugcatcher injector hat. In       rail owned by Gary Kaye from Kaye
Ford program among the action-packed        York and Jeff Strickland also                  1970, Jackson designed the dual idler        Racing Products and drove it to a
festivities during the two-day event.       collected big paychecks, winning the           gear drive, and in 1996, he invented         fourth-round finish in Englishtown.
   The show will also feature an            $20,000-to-win events on Friday and            the pilot-operated slide valve, all of           “I was extremely happy to make it
outstanding group of Chevrolet, AMC,        Saturday, respectively. Strickland’s           which are still in use today. Jackson is     to Monday,” said Cultrera. “When I
and Mopar entries from throughout the       Saturday win was especially                    survived by his wife, Pauline; daughter      was warming up my car, I saw Peter
United States. A who’s who in drag          impressive when he entered two cars            and son-in-law, Sandy and Steve              Biondo, David Rampy, Dan Fletcher,
racing will be in attendance and            and reached the quarterfinals with             Dalton; daughter, Nancy Anderson; and        and all those guys drive by. I was
available for autographs and bench          the second one. Scheduled to race              three grandchildren, Mathew and              pretty humbled to be racing with guys
racing, including Bill “Grumpy”             himself, Strickland was forced to              Julianne Dalton and Collin Anderson.         like that with only a few cars left in
Jenkins, Wally Booth, Gordy Foust, Bob      park one of his entries and eventually         Donations in Jackson’s name can be           each class.”
Tasca Sr., Sam Auxier Jr.
				
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Description: Cultrera, the 2008 Super Comp winner at Division 2's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Gainesville, debuted his new Comp entry at the Richmond points meet last month and plans to have it out again at the Lebanon Valley Dragway LODRS event July 3-5.
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