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									                                               Heritage Series to headline 40th NAPA Ignitor
                                               The oldest professional racing event in the Pacific Northwest, the 40th
                                               annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford, will
                                               return to Firebird Raceway April 30. The race is part of the NHRA Lucas Oil
                                               Drag Racing Series, and more than 400 racers from 12 states and Canada
                                               are anticipated. The Nitro Knockout presented by Stinker Stores will feature
                                               the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series for the AA/Fuel Dragster class
                                               with racers vying for points at the second stop in the series. Defending
                                               Pepsi Nightfire Nationals champion Rick White (pictured) will lead the
                   presented by                charge in the nitro ranks. White recorded the second-quickest run in Firebird history last August, a 5.70,
                                               to defeat Jim Murphy in the final. Tickets are available online at www.firebirdonline.com.



 Heading home                                 Chassis certifications
                                              The following dates and locations have been set for Division 3
                                                                                                                                                       Gained support
                                                                                                                                                    Sportsman standout
 Swiss Top Fuel racer Urs Erbacher’s          chassis inspections. Call the number listed to make an appointment.
 plans to continue competing in the
                                                                                                                                                    David Rampy, who
                                                Date          Place                                                             Contact             was sidelined
 United States have been put on hold
                                                April 10      Edgewater Motorsports Park, Cleves, Ohio T.J. McDowel, 513-353-4666                   earlier this season
 due to the economy, and instead he’ll
                                                April 17-18   Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, Wis.    Track office, 847-494-9977                 due to a lack of
 concentrate on FIA competition this
                                                April 17-18   Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio Nettie Damron, 419-668-5555                    sponsor funding,
 year. “The economic crises hit us very
                                                April 17-18   Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Stanton, Mich      Track office, 989-831-5447                 has returned with
 bad, too, like all or most other teams,”
                                                April 24-25   Milan Dragway, Milan, Mich.               Track office, 734-439-7368                  his two-car Comp
 he said. “I still want to win a Wally in
                                                May 8         Osceola Dragway, Osceola, Ind.             Track office, 574-674-8400                 and Stock team after signing an
 the NHRA circuit. I’m sure one day in
                                                May 8         Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio Nettie Damron, 419-668-5555                    agreement with The Racers Edge.
 the future we will do that. Our truck
                                                                                                                                                    As part of the program, Rampy
 and trailer are on a boat and on the
                                                                                                                                                    will join with fellow Comp racer
                          way back to
                          Europe, but our      School’s in West Coast Drag Racing School has                                                        Lee Sharp and the Sharp
                                                                                                                                                    Motorsports team. “David Rampy
                          No. 2 is still in    found a home at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in McFarland, Calif.,
                                               and offers students the opportunity to earn their NHRA competition                                   is a highly respected winner,”
                          the states, and
                                               license in Super Comp or Super Gas, experience the thrill of driving                                 said The Racers Edge owner
                          we hope we can
                                               a dragster or door car, or learn the technical aspects of racing in the                              Rodger Brogdon. “He’s won
                          make some of
                                               Super classes. Instructor Bobby Mirizio was an instructor at Frank                                   more than 70 national events in
                    
								
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