The upcoming Funny Car team of TNT Motorsports will be displaying the new TORCO Terror Funny Car at the Detroit Autorama held at Cobo Hall this weekeng. "The purpose of the trip is to promote the WAR Motown Showdown to be held at Milan Dragway this summer" sats Tim Stevens, driver of the beautiful TORCO Terror. This show is HUGE drawing as many as 150,000 potential fans to this great event. TORCO Race Fuels and the rest of our sponsors (see www.tntmotorsports.net) will also benefit from us attending this off season event.
Hoosier Thunder Motorsports and the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car Team Race Forward With Heflick and Walczak

March 02, 2005

Elkhart, IN - Hoosier Thunder Motorsports owners, Rhonda and Terry Mc Millen, announced that Tad "TV" Heflick has been promoted to Co-Crew Chief and Jim Walczak has been added to its Marketing and Promotions department.

[​IMG]Heflick will partner with Co-Crew Chief, Brent "Skinny" Ligard, turning wrenches for the three-car team, featuring the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car, powered by Torco Race Fuels. "Tad has been a strong asset to our team and is a remarkable person," commented Rhonda Mc Millen. "Tad and Brent did an outstanding job last year. I know that they will continue to build on that success and take Hoosier Thunder Motorsports up another level," added Terry.

Heflick has been an accomplished Hoosier Thunder
Motorsports member since 2004. He also attended JT Engineering's Drag Bike School in 2002 where he secured an NHRA competition license. "I'm prepared to meet the challenges ahead of me and this team. I'm confident that "Skinny" and I will be able to put a powerful "go pedal" under Terry's foot in order to bring home the "Iron Men" this season."

[​IMG]The team also announced the addition of Jim Walczak to its Marketing and Promotions department. While working closely with Rhonda Mc Millen, Walczak will be responsible for the team website(HoosierThunder.com) and new Sponsor Development. "Jim brings a lot of tools and experience to our team. His background in publishing and marketing will give us the opportunity to grow our team and add a Fuel car in the future," commented Terry.

Walczak added, "I'm excited about working with Hoosier Thunder Motorsports. These guys do a magnificent job performing for their partners and sponsors. I'm looking forward to developing a strategic...
Guy Kelly Press release

Courtesy D. Murdoch, SpeedZone Magazine
speedzone@telus.net

Feb. 22, 2005

The ‘Boyz from Bama’ have redemption on their mind this weekend when they hit the track at Gainesville Florida. After dominating the field at Bradenton three weeks ago, only to lose with a red light in the final round to Artie Allen, Guy knows he can’t let chances like that fall by the wayside again. Guy had this to say after Bradenton, “when you have the best car on the property, you have to take advantage of your opportunity. It is not very often in this sport that you can compete and say, “we had the best car period”! But to walk away without the win, that leaves a bad feeling in your gut. This class is so competitive, that there are usually five or six cars at a divisional that can come out with a win. The first race was not like that, we were on our game and the rest of the cars for whatever reason struggled a bit.
“The thing is I did not do anything differentand knew I had a performance advantage in the final round (Where Guy inexplicably red lit). I just let one get away”.

This weekend at Gainesville, the team not only wants to get back in the win column; they want to win the only Division 2 event they did not win in 2004.
It will be a tougher test this weekend in Gainesville than three weeks ago in Bradenton, as more hitters are expected to compete, and the ones that struggled three weeks ago will have their act together.
You can expect to see a number of cars run 5.30’s and 5.40’s this weekend, It will be a good test and good tune-up for the National here in two weeks. Every race is important, nationally or divisionally, as you walk away 85 points for the win at either. Crew chief Ronnie Swearingen and clutch Specialist Denny Savage are both very familiar with the Gainesville facility, as Ronnie runs the Hawley Drag Racing School there and Denny works for Hawley as well.

Kelly Racing stats:
Won Division 2 TAD title in 2004
Won...
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For Immediate Release
February 22, 2005
Contact: Will Hanna/ Pro Race Communications
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Cannon ready to bounce back in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After a disappointing DNQ at the season opener in Bradenton, Fla., NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Jason Cannon is ready to bounce back at this weekend's NHRA Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at his home track, Gainesville Raceway. The Caps Coach & Trailer/InsideTopAlcohol.com team plans to test prior to the event to get more of a handle on the new 98% nitro rule.

Cannon, who helps operate Caps Marine Center with his father Phil just down the road in Middleburg, Fla., won this event last year. Much has changed for the team since last year. The team has switched from the Blown Alcohol Dragster combination they successfully campaigned for three and a half years to the injected-nitro A/Fuel combination at the end of last year. Just when the team was starting to learn the new combination, NHRA reduced the amount of nitro the team can run from 100% to 98%. Along with the rules changes, the team made some engine changes per the instructions of engine builder/fuel system specialist Tom Conway. Cannon hopes testing on Thursday will give them a run on the weekend.

"My work schedule just didn't allow us to test before Bradenton," stated Cannon. "It's hard enough to do everything you have to do over the offseason, and then they scheduled the Bradenton event a month earlier than we usually start. That race is behind us, I'm just focusing on this weekend. We're starting to get a handle on it. We're not lost, we just got a little behind. We'll be fine."

Team Crew Chief Will Hanna feels it is just a matter of getting runs down the track.

"We had a lot of new stuff going on in Bradenton," explained Hanna. "It was our first race on 98%, we had some changes in...
The World Alcohol Racers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

World Alcohol Racers
www.worldalcoholracers.com

Mike Husen - President
616-844-6902
616-844-6903 fax

World Alcohol Racers Schedule 2005

May 14th - WAR "Thunder Nationals"
US 131 Motorsports Park Martin, MI
Featuring A-Fuel Dragsters, Top Alcohol
Dragsters, Top
Alcohol Funny Cars, and Pro Modified.

June 4th - "Motown Showdown"
Milan Dragway Milan, Michigan
Featuring A-Fuel Dragsters, Top Alcohol
Dragsters, Top
Alcohol Funny Cars, and Pro Modified.

June 18th - WAR "Acceleration Celebration"
Quaker City Dragway Salem, Ohio
Featuring A-Fuel Dragsters, Top Alcohol
Dragsters, Top
Alcohol Funny Cars, and Pro Modified.

July 9th - "WAR on Wheels"
Grand Bend Motorplex Grand Bend,
Ontario Canada
Featuring A-Fuel Dragsters, Top Alcohol
Dragsters, Top Alcohol Funny Cars, and Pro
Modified.

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The World Alcohol Racers

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World Alcohol Racers invade Milan Dragway.

West Olive, Michigan February 21, 2005 - The World Alcohol Racers (WAR) are proud to announce the “Motown Showdown” is scheduled for June 4th, 2005 at Milan Dragway, Milan, Michigan. “We are very excited about showcasing the stars of WAR in this huge market states Jay Prosch-Jensen, Competition Director”. Located just south of Detroit Michigan, Milan Dragway is a premier IHRA facility with tons of Drag Racing history. WAR will entertain the fans with their regular show featuring A-Fuel Dragsters, Alcohol Dragsters, Alcohol Funny cars and Pro Modifieds.

Open Rounds of qualifying will be run at 1:00 and 4:00 with the first round scheduled for 7:00pm.

Tickets are $20 with children 12 and under free.

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The World Alcohol Racers

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World Alcohol Racers
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Mike Husen - President
616-844-6902
616-844-6903 fax

WAR Thunder Nationals scheduled for Martin Michigan.

West Olive, Michigan January 15, 2005 - Martin U.S.131 Motorsports Park is proud to announce that the World Alcohol Racers will be the focal point of the Thunder Nationals in May 14th, 2005. "By joining forces with WAR, we will be able to deliver an excitement filled package to the fans of west Michigan. The quality of racecars and the professionalism WAR brings into a racing event is outstanding. We are anticipating a great race," says General Manager Jason Peterson. War will feature a full field of A-fuel Dragster, Top Alcohol Dragsters, Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Pro Modifieds.

Open rounds of qualifying will be run at 1:00 and 4:00 with the first round scheduled for 7:00pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults with children 12 and under free.

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Pro Top Outlaws Prepare for Fourth Season

The Pro Top Outlaws, formally IHRA Pro Outlaw, formally Super Eliminator are entering their fourth season bigger and better than ever. These sportsman racers all run blown alcohol or nitrous engines and usually dip into the 3.80's in the eighth mile. The club runs thirteen races a year and have signed up ten tracks so far for the 2005 season. "We have quite a few tracks that ask us to come back every year because the crowds love to hear those blowers wind up" Says club president, Ron Bales.



The thirty member group will kick off the season at Emerald Coast Dragway in Holt, Florida on April 2nd with an eight car field and wind up the current season schedule September 17th at Kil-Kare Dragway in Xenia, Ohio. The tour will be highlighted by a sixteen car field that will headline the Kil-Kare Buckeye Nationals for the fourth consecutive year on August 16th, which is always the quickest and largest event on the tour. Ron went on to say,"Last year we had wheelstanding dragsters running in the 3.80's and a couple of the guys forgot where the end of the track was. We broke a few cars, but nobody got hurt."



PTO has always run IHRA top dragster rules and are the fastest Sportsman class on the planet; however, this year an exciting change has been thrown into the mix as IHRA legal alcohol funny car combinations are allowed if they run an altered body. This will provide racers an alternative place to go since IHRA cut the funny car field from 16 to 8 cars.



Once again PTO will provide a championship points fund and contingency program. For more information on race dates, booking information, or to join go to www.protopoutlaws.com.
TAD National
updated 2/17/05

01 Arthur Allen 85 0/1
01 Steve Federlin 85 1/0
03 Guy Kelly 64 0/1
03 Hillary Will 64 1/0
05 Ashley Force 53 1/0
05 Ben Harper 53 1/0
07 William Zivkovich 43 0/1
08 Jon Capps 42 1/0
08 Robert Perkins 42 1/0
08 Joey Severance 42 1/0
08 Jeff Wilson 42 1/0
12 Don Fiorelli 32 0/1
12 Robin Samsel 32 0/1

TAFC
updated 2/17/05

01 Jay Payne 127 1/1
02 Frank Manzo 85 1/0
03 Mark Billington 64 0/1
03 Brian Hough 64 1/0
05 Mark Hentges 53 1/0
06 Ron August Jr 42 1/0
06 Johann Wernhart 42 1/0
06 Marc White 42 1/0
09 John Alberigi III 33 0/1
10 Bil Gallio 31 1/0
10 Bob Gallio 31 1/0
10 Doug Gordon 31 1/0
10 Bernie Harrington 31 1/0
10 Mert Littlefield 31 1/0
10 Dennis Taylor 31 1/0
10 John Weaver 31 1/0
10 Bret Williamson 31 1/0
10 Mark Woznichak 31 1/0
:eek: For 2005 the World Alcohol Racers will not be restricting the A-Fulers and will allow them to run 100% Nitro. It is the goal of the World Alcohol Racers to split the two classes and run them separately, by 2006, and showcase the fuelers as the Kings of WAR. We will need two things to make this happen. First off we need high car counts, secondly we need a sponsor for this "PRO NITRO" class. We are currently working on sponsors to move in this direction. If we have enough participation in this class we will make it happen.

Check out more info on our website www.worldalcoholracers.com