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Racing News: Parnelli Jones Headlines Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion Panel Discussion

Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones Headlines Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion Panel Discussion
On Saturday, April 21, legendary racer and Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion (FCSR) Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones will be joined by a stellar group of contemporaries on the panel discussion as part of the FCSR festivities at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.

Racing News: Elite Collection of Cobras to Be Displayed in the Speed Merchants of Venice Exhibit

Elite Collection of Cobras to be Displayed in the Speed Merchants of Venice Exhibit
Guestcurator Lynn “Mr. Cobra” Park announced today a short list of the
extraordinary Cobras to be included in the “Speed Merchants of Venice”
50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit as part of the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion
scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports
Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.

NHRA: Catch the SummitRacing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NEWS NUGGETS

NHRA HEADS TO SIN CITY FOR THE SUMMITRACING.COM NHRA NATIONALS AT THE STRIP AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY:
When the NHRA heads to Las Vegas March 30–April 1, defending Funny Car
winner Robert Hight hopes to capitalize on his early season success and
earn his third consecutive victory this year. Reigning Top Fuel event
champ Antron Brown will look to earn his second win of the season, as
will Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards, who also won the 2011 event at The
Strip. Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock racers will battle on the track
all weekend for the most coveted trophy in all of drag racing—the
Wally.

NHRA: New Faces in Winner's Circle at Tire Kingdom Gatornationals

NEWS NUGGETS

NEW FACES IN WINNER’S CIRCLE AT PRESTIGIOUS TIRE KINGDOM NHRA GATORNATIONALS:
Three of the four winners in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series
professional categories at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals
presented by NAPAFilters.com were first-time winners at the historic
event. Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike
Edwards (Pro Stock) can now add “Gatornationals event winner” to their
resumes, and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) can add “three-time
Gatornationals champ” and “quickest rider in the two-wheel class” to
his. To drivers and fans alike, the Gatornationals is easily one of the
most prestigious events on tour, making the winners’ triumphs
exceptionally special.

Racing News: NMRA to Host VMP Tuning Terminator/GT500 Shootout

NMRA to Host VMP Tuning Terminator/GT500 Shootout at Maryland Event
The NMRA has announced that VMP Tuning will sponsor a special Terminator/GT500 Shootout at the NMRA Maryland event
that will take place at Maryland International Raceway May 4–6, 2012.
The Terminator/GT500 Shootout will bring together some of the fastest
Cobras and GT500s in the U.S. to compete in a heads-up winner-take-all
format at the newest NMRA Keystone Automotive event on the schedule. 

Racing News: ReadyLIFT, Marty Hart Join Forces in 2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Series Championship

Team ReadyLIFT Racing, Marty Hart Join Forces in 2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Series Championship
Team ReadyLIFT Racing has announced that veteran racer and multi-time champion Marty Hart
and ReadyLIFT have joined forces. Hart will pilot the ReadyLIFT Off
Road Suspension Unlimited Pro 2 as he seeks to secure yet another
championship in the 2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

NHRA: New and Old Faces to Debut at Tire Kingdom Gatornationals

NEWS NUGGETS

NEW AND OLD FACES TO MAKE 2012 DEBUTS AT TIRE KINGDOM NHRA GATORNATIONALS PRESENTED BY NAPAFILTERS.COM:

The 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season started at the
O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start
Batteries for most Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock drivers, but a few
will be starting their seasons at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals
presented by NAPAFilters.com. Hillary Will, who hasn’t been behind the
wheel of a Top Fuel car in a few years, will make her 2012 debut in the
Dote Family Racing dragster. Brady Kalivoda also took a break from
racing and is coming back in the Warrior Racing Top Fueler for the Dakin
family. Rookie Blake Alexander will start his season in Funny Car this
weekend as well. Some fan favorites, including T.J. Zizzo, Dom Lagana,
Chris “The Greek” Karamesines and Dale Creasy Jr., will also make their
first appearances of the season at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals
presented by NAPAFilters.com at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville,
Florida. For tickets, call 800-884-NHRA (6472) or log on to NHRATix.com.

NHRA: Drivers Prepare for Tire Kingdom Gatornationals and East Coast Opener

NEWS NUGGETS

DRIVERS PREPARE FOR TIRE KINGDOM NHRA GATORNATIONALS AND TRADITIONAL EAST COAST OPENER:
With two races already in the record books for 2012, the NHRA Full
Throttle Drag Racing Series heads to Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Florida, for the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by
NAPAFilters.com, March 8–11—the traditional first stop of the season on
the East Coast and the season-opening race for the Pro Stock Motorcycle
category. Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown looks to continue his
string of consecutive final-round appearances and perhaps earn his first
win at the historic track. In his 14 years of competition in both the
Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes, Brown has raced to two
final-round appearances at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, but never a
win. Respective Funny Car and Pro Stock points leaders Mike Neff and
Greg Anderson also hope to keep their final-round streaks alive for
2012. Neff enters the event as the defending race winner, and Anderson
looks to race to his third Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals title.
Anderson lost in the final round in 2011 to teammate and eventual Pro
Stock world champion Jason Line. For tickets, call 800-884-NHRA (6472)
or log on to NHRATix.com.

Racing News: Yokohama to Partner With Alex Job Racing and Lotus in 2012 ALMS GT Class

Yokohama Tire Corp. to Partner with Alex Job Racing and Lotus in 2012 ALMS GT Class
Yokohama Tire Corp. is teaming up with Alex Job Racing (AJR) to campaign
a Lotus Evora in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT series, which
kicks-off the 2012 season in Sebring, Florida, March 17. The Lotus-AJR
will run on Yokohama ADVAN A005 tires and make its series debut at the
Long Beach Grand Prix in Long Beach, California, April 14.

NHRA: Brown, Neff, Anderson in Points Leads After Arizona Nationals

NEWS NUGGETS

BROWN, NEFF, ANDERSON IN POINTS LEADS AFTER NHRA ARIZONA NATIONALS:
Top Fuel pilot Antron Brown is right where he wants to be heading into
the third event of the season. After racing to back-to-back final-round
appearances at the first two races and the win at the recent NHRA
Arizona Nationals, Brown is at the top of the Top Fuel standings with a
32-point lead over second-place driver and Don Schumacher Racing
teammate Tony Schumacher.

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