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					                                              Interstate Batteries to back Edwards
                                             Interstate Batteries will return to NHRA competition for the 2010 Full
                                             Throttle Drag Racing Series season as the major sponsor for 2009 Pro Stock
                                             world champion Mike Edwards. The distinctive Interstate Batteries logo will
                                             grace the front hood of Edwards’ Pontiac, the same car in which he impressed
                                             last year. The partnership will extend beyond the NHRA arena because
                                             Edwards will be part of Interstate Batteries’ marketing in other areas.

                   presented by
                                                                         Winternationals history book available in Pomona
                                                                         The latest book from NHRA Publications, The History of the NHRA

Anderson, Line                                                           Winternationals, will be on sale exclusively at the Membership Hospitality Center
                                                                         during the 50th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by

test in Florida                                                          Valvoline. The first 50 books each day will be sold at the race special price of
                                                                         $19.61 in honor of the first year of the historic event. Remaining books will be
                                                                         sold at full price, still a great deal at $23.99 plus tax. The Membership Hospitality
Summit Racing Pro Stock teammates                                        Center is next to the Golden 50 Corral. Cash or credit card accepted. Supplies are
Greg Anderson and Jason Line logged                                      limited.
more than 50 test runs on three cars
at Bradenton Motorsports Park in
Florida in preparation for the 2010
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series
season. Ronnie Humphrey joined Line
                                              Ivo nominated for
                                              Glick award                                Farewell                  K.S. Pittman, one of the all-time greats
                                                                                        of the legendary gasser wars of the 1960s, died Jan. 31 after a
and Anderson behind the wheel.                NHRA Drag Racing veteran “T.V.            long illness. He was 82.
Three-time world champion Anderson            Tommy” Ivo is among those nominated       Pittman campaigned a
posted a best of 6.522, 211.96 with           for the 11th annual Justice Bros. Shav    variety of gassers, often
his new Rick Jones-built GXP. “This           Glick Award, which recognizes those       meeting and defeating
new Summit Pontiac seems to have a            who have made distinguished               the best the category had
very wide tuning window because               contributions to motorsports in           to offer. Look for a
even though we threw a lot of things          California and is named for the longtime tribute to Pittman in next
at it, it still went down the racetrack       motorsports writer for the Los Angeles    week’s issue.
every time,” he said. “Comparing it to        Times and member of the Motorsports
the previous-design cars driven by            Hall of Fame of America who died in
Jason and my brother-in-law Ronnie, it
pretty much acted better in every
aspect. Whenever you bring out a new
                                              2007. The other nominees are Jeff Gordon,
                                              Paul Newman, and Kenny Roberts. Previous
                                              NHRA winners of the award include Wally
                                                                                                    WEEKLY TUNE-UPWhat you need to know this week
car, you always wonder when it’s the          Parks and John For
				
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