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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 email@example.com, 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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