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									                                                 Ultimate bracket race                                                      Sold out, again!
                                                 The 5th annual American Race Cars Ultimate 64                              Following a first-year sellout of 100 factory-built Drag
                                                 Shootout presented by JEGS and Quickfuel                                   Pak programs in 2009, Mopar has announced that orders
                                                 Technologies will return to Edgewater Sports Park                          are already closed for its 2010 Mopar Challenger Drag
                                                 June 4-6. The marquee event (a 64-car, $50,000-to-                         Pak program. Based on the ’10 Dodge Challenger SRT8
                                                 win shootout) and daily races remain essentially                           and finished in a Stock configuration, Mopar engineers
                                                 unchanged from last season, and event promoters                            eliminated select production components and systems to
                                                 have added several intriguing twists for this year’s                       reduce weight by approximately 1,000 pounds; the
                                                 race. During the weekend, there will be three daily                        engineers then added a composite lift-off hood with
                   presented by                  Box and No Box events open to all racers, featuring                        functional scoop, Dodge Viper-style front seats,
                                                 payouts of $10,000 and $2,000, respectively.                               polycarbonate door windows, a lightweight cooling
                                                 Saturday’s main event will be the $50,000-to-win                           module with electric fan, manual rack-and-pinion
                                                 Ultimate 64 race. Sunday will feature a pair of 32-                        steering, a special cable-operated deck-lid release,
                                                 car, $5,000-to-win shootout events. The first, the                         special lightweight front-brake assemblies, and special
                                                 Lexington Engine & Performance 32-car shootout, is                         cable-operated throttle linkage and pedal assembly. The
                                                 open to the first 32 competitors. The entry fee is                         Mopar Challenger Drag Pak is legal for NHRA Stock,
                                                 $250 with a $5,000 windfall to the winner. Tom Gill                        Super Stock, and Comp eliminators. A partial list of
                                                 Chevrolet will present Sunday’s 32-car Door Car                            drivers competing or who will soon compete in NHRA
                                                 Shootout. The event will feature the same structure                        Sportsman classes in their 2009 Mopar Challenger Drag
                                                 with 32 cars, a $250 entry fee, and $5,000 payout but                      Paks include Mopar racing legend “Big Daddy” Don
                                                 is open to door car entrants only. For more                                Garlits, four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jeg
                                                 information, log on to or                         Coughlin Jr., Irv Johns, Roy Johnson, Larry Griffith,
                                                 call 615-804-2487.                                                         Randy Warford, and Doug Duell.

                                            Next-generation competition
 Top Fuel ace Brandon Bernstein and wife Tracey (pictured) welcomed their first child,
 daughter Lyla Faith, Friday, April 23, in Indianapolis. Lyla weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces
 with a wheelbase of 19 inches. Five days later, former Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Eddie
 Krawiec and wife Annemarie also welcomed their first daughter, Kayden Marie. At 7 pounds,
 9 ounces and 20 inches long, kid Krawiec has the early lead on baby Bernstein.

Kalitta backs bike                                  News reporter                                            Farewell
Kalitta Air has announced that it will provide      NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycl
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