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Summit National Championship rosters finalized
W ith the completion of the South Central Division NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals at
Texas Motorplex, the roster of 28 drivers who will travel to Auto Club Raceway at
Pomona to compete at the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship has been
finalized. A total of four drivers from each division will compete for championships in four
classes: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, and Motorcycle. Each qualifier will earn a $3,500 bonus
that will be presented during the Summit banquet at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by
Site-seeing: Castrol and Automobile Club of Southern California Nov. 11, and each of the four champions will receive an additional $5,000.
John Force Racing have
debuted an interactive Web site, Division Super Pro Pro Sportsman Motorcycle
www.castrolforce.com, to celebrate the 1 Chris Krakewski Andy Anderson Brandon Wentzel Jason Longley
25th anniversary of their partnership 2 Allan Ackles Jr. Brandon Wood Steve Stites Charles Ridge
in 2010. Fans can sign up now and 3 David Hadyniak Brian Hurst Tracy Crutcher Bruce Damewood
begin getting updates and 4 James McNeal Warren Wright Jason Kizlinski William Keele Jr.
announcements during the off-season 5 Tom Williams Todd Larson Darrel Hoheen Michael Nichols
about the exciting promotional 6 David Regnier Dave Oien Martin Jackman Kevin Bromley
opportunities, contests, and site- 7 Carl Cannavo Tibor Kadar Robert Grangrade Augustine Herrera
exclusive, behind-the-scenes media
elements. Fans are encouraged to sign before the track’s annual 5-Day Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project is a members will collect non-perishable
up early so they can be in on the Bracket Championships. The school, collaborative effort between Bodine food items and donate them to the
ground floor of this historic event for which will consist of eight to 12 and Chassis Dynamics to make the track’s Thanksgiving Week effort.
John Force Racing and Castrol. students, will kick off with a best bobsleds in the world for U.S. Each Foothill student who donates
Currently, the site has video classroom activity Monday morning athletes. Last year, NHRA Top Fuel at least two non-perishable food
introductions from all team members. in the SGMP suites with several star Morgan Lucas won the NHRA items will receive free admission to
hours of race strategy and technical vs. NASCAR race, and teammate the Las Vegas Bracket Nationals.
Next step: Former NHRA discussions. Tuesday, the group will Jeg Coughlin had a third-place The idea for Foothill’s participation
Sport Compact standout enjoy a full day of on-track testing, podium finish in the timed portion came from student Ryen Lamb, who
Stephanie instruction, and side-by-side racing of the race. This year, Coughlin, also participates in the Short Line
Eggum, a as they implement the theories Shawn Langdon, and a yet-to-be- Express Markets/Chevron Jr.
Chicago native, brought forth by the instructors. The named driver will join Lucas. Dragster Series at The Strip. Local
took the next ThisIsBracketRacing.com driving Colorful four-time world champion and out-of-town drag racers have
step toward her school is limited to the first 12 Gary Scelzi has committed to serve been extremely generous in the past,
career goal of students. Tuition is $800 per as color commentator for Speed donating truckloads of food and
becoming a Pro student, and it includes all track TV’s annual coverage o