pir is open for 1/4 mile test n tune friday march 11 gates open up at 4:00 pm.
heres your chance to test pir out before divisional race. maybe...lol :rolleyes:
Plumbing Concepts Racing

Accelerated Motorsports

Media relations

For Immediate Release March 6, 2004

Contact: Randy Fish

Email: randy@zoompromo-media.com

Taylor Terrific in Division 7 Opener

ANAHEIM, CA — Arizona’s Firebird International Raceway played host to the 2005 NHRA Lucas Oil Series Pacific Division opener. Dennis Taylor used last Thursday to test some new developments from his Crew Chief, Ora Vasquez. As a result the Plumbing Concepts Top Alcohol Funny Car responded to its mechanical massaging, running a convincing early shut-off pass and another at 5.70-seconds, which stood for quick time of the day. By the end of Friday’s initial qualifying session, Taylor was third on the roster with a fine 5.73-second pass at 246.30 miles per hour. The 60-foot time, which is used as an important tuning guide, was an impressive .945 seconds.

Racers awoke to frustration, as rain and windy conditions had settled over the area through the night. Track drying commenced early Saturday morning, but by 10:30 MST a major rain cell halted the action at the onset of Stock Eliminator qualifying. By 1:00 pm the sun had broken through and the staging lanes were full, with the new schedule calling for Stock, Super Stock, Top Comp, and Super Street, followed by the Top Alcohol cars. Just before 5:00 pm, heavy rain and lightning threatened to wipe out the remaining qualifying runs, and did so by 5:30.

For Sunday’s Eliminations, the eight-car field was determined using Friday’s lone qualifying session. The first round match-up saw Taylor and the Plumbing Concepts Camaro thundering to the finish line running 5.714 seconds at 244.92 mph, as Sean Bellemeur had traction problems. In the second go, Dennis lost lane choice to Kirk Kuhns by a mere .003, but powered to the win as his opponent was late off the line. Steve Gasparrelli advanced to meet Taylor in the final round. After performing their between-rounds...
Torco Race Fuels Motorsports
Wilson Racing
media relations

For Immediate Release March 7, 2005
Contact: Mark Rowe / Wilson Racing
Email: mark@colorscans.com

Wilson Racing South Bound to Baytown!

Winfield, Mo., This weekend's NHRA / Lucas Oil Division 4 Drag Racing Series event, at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas just outside of Houston March 11th-13th is in the first NHRA Divisional Event for 2005 for the Torco Race Fuels / Wilson Racing Top Alcohol Dragster Team.

The Torco Race Fuels / Wilson Racing Team is looking to improve this weekend after they encountered numerous engine problems at the NHRA POWERADE National Event in Pomona CA. They are also preparing for their next NHRA / POWERADE National event, the MAC Tools Gatornationals. "We have several goals this year and that includes remaining in the top 10 National. We have made a few changes already do to the fact that in this sport, either you are making changes and going forward or you are going backwards. Drag Racing is like a Chess Game, you need to be a step ahead of your competitors and find that extra Horsepower before they do." stated Wilson.

"Our entire team has worked very hard all winter to get a hole-shot on our Division 3 competitors and we want to be ready for the first Lucas Oil Division 3 event in Indy. That leads to our next goal, we have won the NHRA / Lucas Oil Division 3 Championship twice and we would love to make it three times." stated Wilson.

We have numerous programs in the works that we hope to introduce this year that will clearly demonstrate our commitment to the future of this team as well as our sponsors commitment to our team and NHRA Championship Drag Racing." stated Team Manager Donna Wilson.

We appreciate all the support we receive from all of our sponsors week after week," commented Wilson. (Torco Race Fuels, STARCON, Spitzer Race Cars and Composites, Mickey Thompson Tires, Valvoline, Scott Shop...
Top Alcohol Dragster
Point Standings
Position Driver Points N/D
01 Chris Demke 116 1/1
02 Ashley Force 113 1/1
03 Ben Harper 96 1/1
04 Arthur Allen 85 0/1
04 Steve Federlin 85 1/0
06 Robert Perkins 74 1/1
07 Edwin Schmeeckle 71 1/1
08 Guy Kelly 64 0/1
08 Hillary Will 64 1/0
10 Larry Miersch 63 1/1
10 Duane Shields 63 1/1
12 William Zivkovich 43 0/1
13 Jack Beckman 42 1/1
13 Jon Capps 42 1/0
13 Joey Severance 42 1/0
13 Jeff Wilson 42 1/0
17 Mike Austin 41 1/1
17 Aaron Olivarez 41 1/1
19 Don Fiorelli 32 0/1
19 Richard Garlets 32 0/1
19 Ron Griffis 32 0/1
19 Robin Samsel 32 0/1
23 Kevin Brown 31 1/0
23 Greg Tacke 31 1/0
25 Wayne Morris 30 0/1
26 Johnny Ahten 20 1/1
26 Mark Niver 20 1/1
28 Jason Cannon 10 0/1
28 Bill Evans 10 0/1
28 Jeffrey Isbell 10 0/1
28 Matt Seltzer 10 1/0
28 Dennis Swearingen 10 1/0

Top Alcohol Funny Car
Point Standings
Position Driver Points N/D
01 Jay Payne 127 1/1
02 Dennis Taylor 116 1/1
03 Frank Manzo 85 1/0
04 Steve Gasparrelli 74 1/1
04 Doug Gordon 74 1/1
06 Mark Billington 64 0/1
06 Brian Hough 64 1/0
08 Bret Williamson 63 1/1
09 Mark Hentges 53 1/0
09 Kirk Kuhns 53 1/1
11 Johann Wernhart 52 1/1
11 Marc White 52 1/1
13 Ron August Jr 42 1/0
14 Bil Gallio 41 1/1
14 Mark Woznichak 41 1/1
16 John Alberigi III 33 0/1
17 Sean Bellemeur 32 0/1
17 John Patton 32 0/1
19 Bob Gallio 31 1/0
19 Bernie Harrington 31 1/0
19 Mert Littlefield 31 1/0
19 John Weaver 31 1/0
23 Shawn Jones 30 0/1
24 Don Hudson 10 1/0
24 Rian Konno 10 0/1
Demke Takes Top Alcohol Dragster Final by .006 of a Second

PHOENIX, Ariz. – By a tantalizingly close .006 of a second, Ashley Force and the Castrol/Hot Wheels dragster had to settle for runner-up honors in Sunday’s opening race in the 2005 NHRA Lucas Sportsman Drag Racing Series at Firebird Raceway.

Ms. Force, the No. 1 qualifier for the Southwest Division (Division 7) opener at 5.452 seconds, was beaten in the final by Chris Demke of Sunland, Calif., in a classic battle between cars using different engine combinations.

Demke, driving a supercharged, alcohol-burning entry, used a .047-.058 starting line advantage to make a slightly slower 5.473 second quarter mile a winner against the 5.468 posted by the non-supercharged, nitromethane-fueled dragster driven by Force and owned by Jerry Darien and Ken Meadows.

It was a disappointing, though far from catastrophic, result for the 22-year-old Force who, after finishing fourth in last year’s Lucas national driver standings is poised this year to make a run at the championship.

The daughter of 13-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force, Ashley also is trying to repeat as the South Central Division (Division 4) champion in the Top Alcohol Dragster class. Her next regional appearance will be in a Division 4 race at Houston, Texas, this weekend.

Last year, in addition to three regional victories, Ashley won NHRA national events at Indianapolis, Ind., Dallas, Texas and Pomona, Calif.

Ironically, John Force won the Checker/Schuck’s/Kragen Nationals at Phoenix just one week ago, beating Ron Capps by only .019 of a second.

Anaheim’s Dennis Taylor beat Steve Gasparrelli of West Covina to win the Top Alcohol Funny Car title and Vinnie Deceglie of Alta Loma won in Competition Eliminator. Because of rain delays that wiped out Saturday qualifying, racing in Super Stock, Stock and three other categories continued late Sunday.

get agate...
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

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
Caps Coach & Trailer Racing
InsideTopAlcohol.com Motorsports
media relations

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2005
Contact: Will Hanna/ Pro Race Communications
Email: Will.Hanna@InsideTopAlcohol.com

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...
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World Alcohol Racers

Mike Husen - President
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

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