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2010 Sportsman national event schedule available TUNE-UP
WEEKLYneed to know this week
N HRA has released the schedule for
Sportsman competition at 2010 NHRA
Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events;
Stock, Stock, Super Comp, and Super Gas
racers, more Super Stock and Stock class
racing, and the addition, on a limited
In next week’s National DRAGSTER
you can find it on page 45. Created with basis, of Top Dragster and Top Sportsman, Sportsman coverage from Pomona; Top Alcohol Dragster,
input from NHRA’s Sportsman Racer a popular feature on the divisional level. Top Alcohol Funny Car, and Comp champ profiles; Jim
Advisory Council, the schedule includes an Both classes also will be part of the 2010 Whiteley feature
increase in the number of events for Super Jegs Allstars program.
Rare feat: The crowning of first-time Army’s 10th season with Don Schumacher Scotty Richardson (39, Dec. 4); Bruce Litton (54, Dec. 6);
NHRA Pro champs Robert Hight (Funny Racing and NHRA since its return to the sport Allen Johnson (50, Dec. 8)
Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Hector in September 2000. Schumacher has won six
Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) marked the first consecutive championships while piloting the U.S. This week in history
time in 20 years — since Gary Ormsby (Top Army Top Fuel dragster. In addition, the Army In 1994, Don MacCallum and Bucky Hess became the first
Fuel), Bruce Larson (Funny Car), and John will return as an official partner of NHRA and Super Stock Hemi drivers to record eight-second elapsed
Mafaro (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won titles in 1989 presenting sponsor of the NHRA Youth & times when they ran 8.99 and 8.96, respectively, at the
— that three new NHRA world champions were Education Services program. “I am extremely Southern Sportsman Open at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
entered in the record books and only the second proud and humbled to represent the U.S. Army MacCallum, a former Indy champ, broke the barrier first,
time in NHRA’s points-earning era (since 1974). and the brave men and women who make it and Hess emerged with the record. More recently, SS/AH
Including the Full Throttle, Lucas Oil, Summit possible for us and our families to live in cars have run in the 8.2-second zone.
Racing Series, and Hot Rod Heritage Racing freedom,” Schumacher said. “My team and I are
Series (whose champions were recognized during motivated by the dedication, sacrifice, and
the pre-race ceremony), 29 champions were service of our soldiers and their families.” words can’t even
honored at the Automobile Club of Southern begin to
California NHRA Finals. Streak busters: Both gave it good tries describe the
at the Automobile Club of Southern California excitement I
Renewed: The U.S. Army will continue its NHRA Finals, but John Force and Kurt feel. … I am
sponsorship of Tony Schumacher’s Top Johnson had their respective streaks of 22 going racing,”
Fuel dragster in 2010, which will mark the and 14 years with at least one national event win said Llewellyn,
broken in 2009. Force, at one time the Funny winner of the
Car low qualifier in Pomona, lost to teammate 2007 O’Reilly
Mike Neff in round two, and Johnson red-lighted Super Start
to Greg Anderson in the Pro Stock final.