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									                                           Millican’s team affected by floodwaters
                                           Heavy rain in Tennessee and other surrounding states has
                                           been devastating for many people, including popular NHRA
                                           Top Fuel driver Clay Millican and team owner Mark Pickens.
                                               “A friend called me Sunday morning [May 2] and said I’d
                                           better get over to the shop in a hurry because the water was
                                           rising and it was across the street from our shop,” said
                                           Millican. “It took me about 10 minutes to get there, but there
                                           was already 3 feet of water in the building; it came up that
                 presented by              quick. We were lucky. There were people down the street from
                                           us that got trapped by the water in their building. They were trying to clean things up, and the water came in so quick
                                           they had to go to the upper level. The fire department came by in boats and got them out. The shop was a mess.
                                           There was 3 feet of water in it, and the water receded almost as quickly as it came. It was probably in the building
                                           about two hours, and it was gone, but it left the floors, trailers — everything in there — covered in mud.”
   Towering                                    Although Millican has not raced in 2010, he and Pickens have been on sponsor searches and planned to be ready
  Achievement                              when the opportunity arose.
                                               “We had a new dragster ready to go sitting on the floor,” he said. “It had no tires or rear end, so it was close to
In conjunction with the 40th               being submerged. The car we ran last year was complete, and the water got in it. The muck was about a foot deep in
anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts         both of our race trailers.”
Ignitor at Firebird Raceway, the New
family officially revealed a new Race      Contingency update                                                                                  Memorial Day event
Control Tower during the recent
Division 6 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag             Racers who use ACDelco oil filters and spark plugs on their race cars and                           No Problem Raceway Park will host
Racing Series event. The ribbon-           also display ACDelco decals on their vehicles are eligible for contingency                          its annual Racers’ Appreciation
cutting affair conducted by Firebird       awards in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and Lucas Oil                                   Race Memorial Day weekend, May
Raceway General Manager Bill New           Drag Racing Series. ACDelco pays $300 for a win and $100 for runner-                                28-30. The action will begin with a
attracted a number of special              up in Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp, Super Stock,                               Trophy and Gamblers race Friday.
dignitaries, including Ada County          Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, and Pro Stock, which pays                               On Saturday, racers and spectators
commissioners Rick Yzaguirre and           $500 to win. In order to collect the award, racers must register with                               pay a $10 gate fee, and free tech
Fred Tilman, Eagle Fire Chief Dan          ACDelco and have the decals in place prior to the start of eliminations.                            cards will be issued for Box, No-
Friend, Star Fire Chief Scott Buck,        Racers can register by forwarding proofs of purchase for ACDelco oil                                Box, and E.T. Bike. Beginning in
CSDI general contractor Jeffrey            filters and/or spark plugs to, along with                             the semi’s, the winner of Box will
Langan, Ted Booth, and an assortment       a W-9 tax form. Racers must also make sure ACDelco decals are located                               earn $1,000, the No-Box champ
of people involved with the                on the vehicle’s exterior per NHRA contingency program rules.                                       $800, and E.T. Bike victor $300.
construction effort. The new Boise                       
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