Westcott Wins Super Stock Hemi ChallengeCharlie Westcott Jr. got more attention through NSCA than anywhere else through much of 2005, but that all changed at the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend. The scene was the Mopar Super Stock Hemi Challenge, which showcased the ultimate in heads-up, doorslammer Sportsman competition between the limited-production Super Stock Hemi Plymouth Barracudas and Dodge Darts.
Earlier this year, Mopar Performance backed similar Hemi Challenge events at the Jegs.com NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, LA, and the inaugural Jeg's NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals in Columbus. Charlie Westcott won both events and figured to be the favorite for this year's U.S. Nationals title.
Westcott performed flawlessly en route to the win, having fended off more than 25 of the best SS/AA drivers in the country to earn the victory, which culminated with a red-light start from defending event champ Jeg Coughlin. That hat trick win netted Westcott a cool $10 grand for his efforts, along with a lot of prestige until next year's event
Westcott owns the '68 Plymouth Barracuda War Fish entry he piloted to the win and races several other cars in a variety of Sportsman events around the country each year.
IHRA Announces 2006 Hooters Drag Racing Series ScheduleIHRA has announced the national event schedule for the 2006 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. 2006 will feature 11 national events, with the opening race at San Antonio Raceway for the fourth year in a row, and the closing event at storied Rockingham Dragway. IHRA will once again feature three national events in Canada.
The 2006 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series Schedule5th Annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals Presented By Ancira Cars, Trucks & RvsSan Antonio Raceway, San Antonio, TX March 24-26
36th Annual IHRA Spring NationalsRockingham Dragway, Rockingham, NC April 21-23
7th Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals Presented By CastrolGrand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada June 9-11
4th Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals Presented By TorcoBudweiser Motorsports Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 23-25
4th Annual IHRA Motor City Nationals Presented By GM Performance DivisionMilan Dragway, Milan, MI (Detroit) July 14-16
5th Annual Acdelco Canadian NationalsToronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga, Ontario, Canada July 28-30
25th Annual Torco Race Fuels Northern NationalsU.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI August 11-13
29th Annual Skull Gear World Nationals Presented By PPGNorwalk Raceway Park, Norwalk, OH (Cleveland) August 24-27
11th Annual Amalie Oil North American NationalsNew England Dragway, Epping, NH September 8-10
15th Annual Torco Race Fuels President's Cup NationalsMaryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, MD September 22-24
11th Annual World FinalsRockingham Dragway, Rockingham, NC October 20-22
Goodguys And Golden State Foods Team Up To Support Ronald Mcdonald HousesPleasanton, California - Goodguys has joined Golden State Foods, one of the nation's largest food processors and distributors, in its ongoing and tireless effort to support Ronald McDonald House charities. Initially the alliance will benefit the children and families of the Ronald McDonald houses in four Goodguys event host-cities in 2005, with designs on spreading the effort nationwide in 2006. The "Cruisin' to help kids" got off to a very successful start at the Goodguys 8th Colorado Classic in Colorado Springs. The Ronald McDonald House of Colorado Springs brought children out to the event, introducing them to the wonderful world of hot rods and customs."I congratulate Goodguys for having the vision to give back to the communities where they host events," said GSF Foundation executive director Chuck Browne, himself a longtime hot rodder.At the end of each event, Goodguys and Golden State Foods will match, dollar for dollar, the charitable donations collected throughout the weekend and will hold a special check presentation prior to the event awards ceremony. Goodguys and GSF plan to build on this year's program and really get the ball rolling to help the kids for many years to come."We are proud to be helping these special children and their families by donating to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and showing them hot rods and custom cars up close," said Goodguys COO Marc Meadors. "We know the Goodguys members and participants will help the kids by donating what they can to support this very worthy cause."
Street LegalExtreme.com Now LaunchedStreetLegalExtreme.com, the new official home of NMRA merchandise and apparel, is now up and running. StreetLegalExtreme.com has taken the place of the old NMRA online store. With a brand-new look and fresh merchandise, StreetLegalExtreme.com is now ready to meet the needs of all on the NMRA racers.Come and check out the latest and greatest in NMRA apparel at www.streetlegalextreme.com-from the awesome series shirts to the great looking NMRA Ford Power shirt. Monthly specials are always being offered, and as part of our Grand Opening get an EXTRA 10% OFF EVERYTHING in the store. Just use coupon code: slenmra1005.
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