2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule released

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					2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag                                                                                                                                                        NATIONAL HOT ROD
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                                                                                                                                      Founder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wally Parks

Racing Series schedule released                                                                                                       Board Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas Gardner
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                                                                                                                                                                            Dallas Gardner Dick Wells
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I  t’s the newest and most spectacular drag racing venue on          new look in 2010. The swing will begin in Seattle with the                                      Tom Compton Peter Clifford Graham Light
   the tour, and in 2010, zMax Dragway in Charlotte will             NHRA Northwest Nationals (July 9-11) and will be followed        President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Compton
play host to two NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series               by the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma (July 16-          Executive Vice President/General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Clifford
                                                                                                                                      Senior Vice President-Racing Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham Light
events. The new event is one of several exciting changes             18) and conclude with the Mopar Mile-High NHRA                         Director of Racing Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Peterson
NHRA announced as the world’s largest motorsports sanc-              Nationals in Denver (July 23-25).                                Vice President-Technical Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Gray
tioning organization revealed its 2010 NHRA Full Throttle                The summer will heat up for Professional participants as           Director of Top Fuel & Funny Car Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Olson
Drag Racing Series schedule. The state-of-the-art dragstrip          they vie for a spot in the Countdown to 1. Leading into the            National Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danny Gracia
                                                                                                                                      Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Darcy
in the Charlotte metro region will be the setting for two            Western Swing, the schedule will feature four events in a
                                                                                                                                            Senior Director of Sales & Business Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Siragusa
events: one in the spring and one in the fall, with an               row in June. The United Association Route 66 NHRA                      Director of Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Thacker
inaugural event added to the schedule March 25-28 and the            Nationals in Chicago (June 3-6) will be followed in consecu-           Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Raasch
third annual NHRA Carolinas Nationals set for Sept. 16-19.           tive weeks by the United Association NHRA SuperNationals         Vice President-National Event Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Cromwell
    “Charlotte is quickly becoming a motorsports capital in          in Englishtown (June 10-13), NHRA Thunder Valley                       Director of Field Marketing & Contingency Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Lotz
                                                                                                                                            Director of Advertising & Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Pesetski
the United States, rivaled only by Indianapolis, and the             Nationals in Bristol (June 18-20), and the Summit Racing         Vice President-National Event Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Kraushar
reception we have received from the fans and the number              Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk (June 24-27). The            Vice President-Public Relations & Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Archambeault
of major sponsors and teams that use the area as a base              Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals was moved to this stretch                Director of Media Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Vestal
lead us to believe that it will provide the market foundation        in June to accommodate the early-spring Charlotte event.               Director of Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Padian
                                                                                                                                            Director of Broadcasting & Video Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Trace
for those two races to evolve into among the two biggest                 As is tradition, the season will conclude where it started
                                                                                                                                      Vice President-Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adriane Ridder
events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series,” said           with the 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern                      Editorial Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Burgess
Tom Compton, NHRA president. The inaugural race in                   California NHRA Finals in Pomona (Nov. 11-14). The event              Director of Advertising Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Morton
September last year featured special guests, packed stands,          has become “championship weekend” as most of the NHRA            Vice President & General Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Louie
and significant corporate hospitality.                               Full Throttle world championships in the four Professional       Director of Customer & Ticket Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Boudreau
                                                                                                                                      Director of Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marleen Gurrola
    The 56th Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Sept. 1-6 at O’Reilly         categories have been decided at the event since the              Director of Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared Robison
Raceway Park at Indianapolis, will represent the first race          beginning of the playoff-style format in 2007.
in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to 1, NHRA’s                         Events that round out the early part of the season                                                      NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
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playoffs. The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, the world’s largest          include the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix (Feb. 26-                                                     626-914-4761; fax, 626-963-5360
and most prestigious drag racing event, is scheduled for its         28), the 41st annual NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville                                                             OFFICE HOURS
traditional spot on the calendar — Labor Day weekend.                (March 11-14), the first of two stops at The Strip at Las                                           Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    NHRA will kick off the season with a significant mile-           Vegas Motor Speedway for the 11th SummitRacing.com                                             For additional contacts, see NHRA Directory on page 120.

stone event, the 50th Kragen O’Reilly NHRA                           NHRA Nationals (April 9-11), the O’Reilly NHRA Spring
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Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Feb. 11-             Nationals in Houston (April 16-18), and the 14th annual          Bob Lang, division director                                      Ryck Campbell, tech director
14). NHRA will pay tribute to its past throughout what               NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison (April 30-May 2).              366 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976                                            315-335-8295
figures to be one of the most memorable and nostalgic race                                                                            215-343-2558; fax, 215-343-0159                                          Mon
				
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Description: "Charlotte is quickly becoming a motorsports capital in the United States, rivaled only by Indianapolis, and the reception we have received from the fans and the number of major sponsors and teams that use the area as a base lead us to believe that it will provide the market foundation for those two races to evolve into among the two biggest events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series," said Tom Compton, NHRA president.
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