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									                                              Second-gen Densham steps up
                                              Steven Densham, the 28-year-old son of nitro Funny Car
                                              veteran Gary Densham, completed licensing runs recently
                                              at Sacramento Raceway and will take over the controls of
                                              his father’s ’69 Camaro nostalgia Funny Car to compete
                                              in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, beginning
                                              with the upcoming NHRA Heritage Series/Rockabilly
                                              Rod Reunion at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
                  presented by                The younger Densham, a former NHRA Jr. Drag Racing
                                              League competitor who previously competed in the
                                              California Independent Funny Car Association and West
                                              Coast Eliminator series, made 6.01 and 6.04 passes in the
                                              car to complete his licensing.
Golden anniversary
NHRA event workers Bruce and                 Applying the B .R.A.K.E.S .                                    INDY           BOUND
Barbara Bachelder will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary June 4. How         The Cantrell brothers’ Top Alcohol Dragster driven by          An invitation to Indy is the incentive for
does the happy couple plan to celebrate      Darren Nicholson will be adorned with a special scheme         hundreds of SoffSeal Show ’N Shine
the milestone? Barbara will be in her        to raise awareness of the B.R.A.K.E.S. safe driving            contestants at the 8th annual Holley NHRA
usual spot in the NHRA credentials           foundation that was created by Doug Herbert in 2008.           National Hot Rod Reunion, to be held June 18-
building at the United Association           Nicholson will unveil the dragster in B.R.A.K.E.S. trim        20 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling
Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago           beginning at the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag                Green, Ky. Every year, hundreds of cars,
while Bruce is at his customary spot         Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway and will            ranging from muscle cars, rods and trucks to
working as a member of the NHRA              run it the following week at the United Association            classics and customs, are entered in the annual
Tech Department.                             Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Herbert founded the                   hot rod pilgrimage to Bowling Green.
                                             program shortly after his sons, Jon, 17, and James, 12,        Contenders are selected from various
                                             lost their lives in an automobile accident Jan. 26, 2008.      categories, including Classic, Classic Chevy
 Event news                                  “I believe in Doug’s cause, and I’m excited to help
                                             promote driver safety, especially among teens,” said
                                                                                                            1955-57, Custom, Hot Rod, Memory Lane,
                                                                                                            Muscle Car, Pro Street, Rat Rod, Street Rod,
 Woodburn Dragstrip’s 35th annual            Nicholson, a six-time national event winner who was            and Trucks. The 10 Best of the Best winners, as
 Fire & Thunder event presented by           runner-up at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals              well as the top 50 entries from the reunion, will
 Bi-Mart is scheduled for June 12-13         earlier this season. “I believe that the B.R.A.K.E.S.          be invited to the 56th annual Mac Tools U.S.
 and will featu
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