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Tommy D Aprile Pro Extreme Winner at PDRA North South Shootout!

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Pro Extreme

Tommy D’Aprile won his first race of the season in Pro Extreme at the PDRA’s North-South Shootout at Budds Creek July 16th. Tommy defeated #1 qualifier Brandon Snider who couldn’t make the “All NCRC” final round call due to problems. We’re sure Tommy would have rather beat Brandon racing instead of a bye run.

Congratulations to Tommy and the Mel Bush Motorsports Team on your win!!

Also congrat’s to Brandon Snider and Team on their 3.522@216.83 #1 Qualifer and R/U!

Tommy Franklin wins PDRA North South Shootout!!

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Pro Nitrous

Tommy Franklin came out on top in Pro Nitrous putting him now in the #2 points position behind Jay Cox. In the “All NCRC” final, Franklin defeated Travis Harvey when Harvey’s 3.868@199.46 wasn’t enough to catch his 3.814@202.21 despite cutting a better light.

Congratulations to Tommy and and Team on your Win and to Travis Harvey on the Runner Up!

Also a shoutout to Lizzy Musi, #1 qualifier with a 3.758@204.48!

Jay Cox suffered a terrible crash at this event during round 2 of eliminations, we’re glad he wasn’t hurt and wish him and the Team a fast recovery with their racing program.

John Strickland wins PDRA Budds Creek Pro Boost

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Pro Boost

Galot Motorsports Driver John Strickland nailed the win in Pro Boost after qualifying #1 with a 3.815.
He defeated Tyler Miller in the “All NCRC” final, 3.890@194.91 over Millers’s 3.992@192.99.

Congratulations to John and the Galot Motorsports Team on your win & #1 qualifying run and to Tylor on the Runner Up!!!

Mo Hall wins PDRA Budds Creek Outlaw 10.5

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Outlaw 10.5

Mo “Superman” Hall put a stop to Mike Decker’s winning streak in Outlaw 10.5. Decker, who has been killing it this year, qualified #1 with a 4.077@188.23 didn’t get the run he wanted when he went up against Mo Hall in the “All NCRC” final in the heat. Decker laid down a 4.348@170.45 pedaling it, and it wasn’t enough to upset Hall, who ran a 4.174@178.31.

Congratulations to Mo Hall on the win, and to Mike Decker on the Runner Up!!!

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James Finney - Birdman wins Redemption 5.0 Big Tire!!

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James Finney aka “Birdman” and Gary Weatherly are still on their World Domination Tour, with the latest stop at Redemption 5 at Texas Raceway July 16th. Birdman defeated Cody James in the “Warpath” Vette in the Big Tire Class to take home the big $$$$$ yet again!

Congratulations to James, Gary and Crew Chad Rogers, Nick Guettler, Howie Crabtree & Chris Wright on your big win! Way to go!!!

Chris Hamilton - Boosted GT wins Redemption 5.0 Small Tire!!

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We’re also proud to present another new member of Team Chance, Chris Hamilton aka “Boosted GT”, who took home the $10k win in Small Tire!! That was a heck of a job against 49 cars, not to mention getting it done in the heat to boot!

Congratulations Chris, Kayla and Crew Shayne Ward, Rob Sitton, Juan Esquivel Jr,. Rick Scott, Francisco Vega, Cody Jones, Clint Witt & Andre Davis on your big win!!!

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Keith Szabo, 10 Wins and 2 R/U and it's only JULY!

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Keith Szabo and his Dad have won 10 events this year, including American Outlaws (both days), Chitown’s King of the Streets, Glued at US41 and Bowling Green, plus he runnered up at 2 more! A good portion of those were no-prep races, which gives you a good idea this has been a very good year for the Szabo’s, they’ve been making BANK!!

Szabo races a Mustang he originally got from Grebeck that he bought in 2001, and has been racing it since 2002 in the same basic configuration for 14 years now. He and his Dad have done a few upgrades here and there, like new turbos and other misc stuff, but it’s the same All Aluminum C Headed BBF combo they started with 15 years ago. One secret to some of that longevity is likely got a lot to do with Keith’s Dad who works for Jon Kaase Racing Engines who keeps that old engine hitting on all eight season after season. Szabo’s Mustang runs a Keith Neal Transmission and a 14 year old Neal Chance Bolt Together Converter, all they do is every year put a fresh Diode and seal in it and run it again!

Keith’s success is a testament to how well you can do if you don’t go screwing with your combination all the time and get to know the car really, really well. To put icing on the cake, this car has no Racepak and no driveshaft sensor at all! Most of us today wouldn’t know what to do without 50 sensors and loads of data to work with, but Szabo knows how to get down the track!

Congratulations to Keith and his Dad on a very successful racing season and good luck on your 2016 winning streak!

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Flamholc Breaks Russian Pro Mod Record!

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Nobody will ever say Adam Flamholc is afraid to try something different! Especially after Dragtimes talked him into running his Pro Mod in the Russian Drag Racing Championship this year! You can imagine how much fun it is to figure out the logistics of shipping a car and your equipment there, let alone the unknown situation of the track they were to be racing on.

Adam and Team pulled if off though.. On their second pass at the track in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia he recorded a new Russian Record, qualified #1 and won the event with a 6.548@362.9kmh(225 mph)!!! Adam said their biggest problem was the really short, unprepped shutdown which was only about 1/4 mile (400m) long!

The team’s next event will be 4 hours from Moscow in early August and promises to include a number of Pro Mods racing!

Congratulations Adam and Team on your new Russian Record and Siberia race win!!!