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Racing News: International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019 Honorees

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ChevroletThe NMCA Muscle Car Nationals has announced it will host five Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series events in 2019.

NMCA Hosts 2019 Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series at Five Events

The NMCA Muscle Car Nationals has announced it will host five Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series events in 2019. The five-race series that is focused on modern LS/LT performance will be run during the NMCA All-Star Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, April 4–7, Homecoming at Memphis International Raceway, May 2–5, NMRA/NMCA Nitto Tire Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway, July 25–28, NMCA All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park, August 22–25, and the NMCA World Street Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, September 19–22. The 13th Annual LSX Shootout returns home to Memphis International Raceway. The official championship categories for the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series are CP Stock, presented by Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center; Proform Rumble; and LME Street King. The Brian Tooley Racing Real Shootout, hosted during the LSX Shootout, will once again receive a championship ring and participate in the Champions Dinner during the 2019 PRI Trade Show.

#GlobalTimeAttack Announces Formation of NATA Council

#GlobalTimeAttack has announced the formation of the North American Time Attack Council (NATA) at this year’s PRI Trade Show. Global Time Attack joins GRIDLIFE and the SCCA as the founding members of the NATA Council, which is a leadership committee dedicated to the development, evolution and success of time-based competitive motorsports events, such as Time Attack and Time Trials. The goal of the council is the progression of motorsports through the consultation and collaboration of its members in the planning and execution of programs and events. NATA and its member organizations seek to represent the interests of all drivers, from beginner to professional competitor, in order to ensure access, inclusivity, consistency and a high-quality driver experience. For more information, visit the NATA Council’s website.

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International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019 Honorees

The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, home of the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, has announced the Class of 2019 Hall of Fame honorees. This select group includes a trio of top regional Top Fuel teams, which contributed to the growth of the class in their time, a multi-talented racer/track operator/race team executive and a manufacturer with a product that found a home in a variety of racing applications. Additionally, the recipients of the Founder’s Award and the Patricia Garlits Memorial Award were named. The honorees include William and Curt Carroll; Gary Rupp and Pat Dakin; Dan Richins and Rex Pearmain; Mike Lewis; and Ted Dzus Jr. The Founder’s Award recipient is Edward Justice Sr., and the Patricia Garlits Memorial Award recipient is Lynn Prudhomme. The induction dinner and ceremony will take place in Gainesville, Florida, March 14, 2019, at the Wyndham Garden Gainesville Hotel. A cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $100 for individual seats, with corporate sponsor tables priced at $1,000. Tickets are available by calling the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing at 877-271-3278.

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