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King of the Hill Weekend at Lebanon Valley Dragway

Be a king for a day, or maybe even two days if you’re lucky, at Lebanon Valley Dragway’s King of the Hill Weekend coming up Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016.

Saturday has Gamblers Races for Electronics and Footbrake. Payout is 100%, and the splits are determined by the number of entries. Up to 16 cars the split is 70/30; for more than 16 cars the split is 60/20/10/10. The entry for the gamblers races is $50. There’s also a $35 gate fee that is not a part of the payout.

Sunday is a King of the Hill $2,000 To Win with two classes, Electronics and Footbrake. $50 Round Money begins with 2nd Round Win. Entry for each class is $80; 1st Round buybacks are $40.

Also on Sunday is a Jr. Dragster Break The Bank. The winner takes home a bank filled with money; the Runner-Up gets $100 and Semis gets $25. Entry is $35.

Gates open 8:00 am both days, with racing at 9:00 am on Saturday and 9:30 am on Sunday. Visit www.dragway.com for more info.

Sponsor News: A Wheel Cool Deal from S&W Race Cars
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Twin $5Ks for Top ET at Maryland International Raceway
Maryland International Raceway’s Top ET $5Ks take place Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016 at the Superchargers Showdown.

Each day pays $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $750 Semis, $400 5th Round, $300 4th Round and $200 3rd Round. Entry is $125 per day; 1st & 2nd Round buybacks are $80.

Each race is on the 1/8th Mile. No throttle stops. No double-entries, but one driver may drive two cars. Gates open 9:00 am on Friday with time trials at 4:00 pm. Gates open Saturday at 9:00 am with time trials at 10:00 am.

On Friday, Top ET will be the only ET class. Then on Saturday, the track will run the full Speed Unlimited ET Series (Top ET, Mod ET, Motorcycle ET and Junior Dragster).

For more information visit www.RaceMDIR.com.

AmericanMuscle Raises Over $60,000 For Make-A-Wish At Maple Grove Raceway

Mohnton, Pa. – Mustangs from 1964-1/2 to 2017 filled Maple Grove Raceway last month for the 8th Annual AmericanMuscle Car Show. AM2016 was packed full of customized Mustangs, hardcore enthusiasts, popular vendors, and even a few automotive celebrities, who all braved the heat to make for one of the most memorable shows. As always, charity was a large portion of the show which made for an awesome car reveal and raising $60,200 benefiting Make-A-Wish®. AM2016 featured:

• Over 1,700 Mustangs
• A burnout contest, revving competition, drag racing, & dyno contest
• Two Mustang Celebrities
• A Make-A-Wish® surprise car reveal
• $60,200 raised for charity

AM2016 had two automotive celebrities in attendance, who signed countless autographs for fans throughout the show. Chip Foose, legendary hot rod hall of famer, was at the show with his signature personality. Professional Drifter and all around gearhead Vaughn Gittin Jr. was ‘ready to rock’, bringing a few of his signature Mustangs along with him. Both Chip Foose and Vaughn Gittin Jr. picked out their favorite Mustangs of the show, with Chip picking a 1970 Boss 302 and a Vaughn picking out a 2015 EcoBoost.

Some exhibition drag races put on a performance for all the attendees by running some blistering fast 1/4-mile times. Everything from a Shelby GT500, Shelby GT350, two GTs and supercharged F-150 made a trip down the strip, with some surprising outcomes. The drag races were wrapped up by an awe inspiring performance from Ernie Bogue's "Beast From The East" jet dragster that screamed down the drag strip in 5.5 @ 298 MPH.

However, AM2016 wasn’t just about celebrating America’s favorite pony car, it was also about charity. AM2016 helped to raise $60,200 for Make-A-Wish®, while also packing in a few automotive themed surprises. Mustang enthusiast and Make-A-Wish® recipient Austin was presented with a reveal of his AmericanMuscle overhauled Mustang, that was completely customized inside and out. From getting a special factory Ford color, set of RTR Tech 7 Wheels, Airlift Suspension System, and a long list of other mods, Austin’s 2005 V6 Mustang was totally transformed into a one-off Mustanger’s dream. Make-A-Wish® recipients were also treated to a parade ride along down the drag strip before the exhibition races in convertible Mustangs, helping to put an excellent focus on the charity.

Sponsor News: "How To Measure For A Window Net" video from Stroud Safety
Measuring for a window net is not as difficult as one may think. The new Stroud Safety Instructional Video “How to Measure for Window Nets, Wheelie Bar and Door Nets” features easy-to-follow instructions and suggestions for getting it right the first time. The video also includes helpful advice and procedures to fit your vehicle with wheelie bar and door nets as well. See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFMDrn6uUg0.

The Stroud Safety YouTube channel also features instructional videos on How to Pack a Drag Chute, Remove and Install a Drag Chute Launcher Bag, Remove and Install a Pilot Chute and Deployment Bag, and How to Replace a Release Loop Kit. Stroud will soon be releasing a video on how to measure for Standard and Custom fit fire suits.

Stroud Safety has been supplying competitive drivers with Drag Chutes and Launchers, Seat Belts, Window Nets, Ballistic Blankets and Diapers, Fire Suits, Safety Apparel, Fire Suppression Kits, and more for over 26 years! Stroud re-certifies all their SFI rated products and specializes in custom design applications for many of their products.

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Sponsor News: Jeff Gordon Added To Star-Studded PRI Breakfast
OK racers, I know this news item is not related to drag racing, but it's still big, especially if you'll be attending the 2016 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis in December. Past guests at the PRI Grand Opening Breakfast have included Don Prudhomme, Tom McEwen and John Force. Just goes to show how important PRI is in the industry.
Indy car legend Rick Mears and NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon will help kick off the world’s premier event for motorsports professionals by headlining the 2016 PRI Trade Show’s Grand Opening Breakfast. Hosted by MAVTV’s Dave Despain, the Breakfast takes place immediately before the PRI Show opens for three days of hardcore racing and performance exhibits, seminars, networking events and more. Mears, who retired from racing in 1992, is one of the winningest racers ever, having won the Indianapolis 500 four times, the IndyCar/CART series three times, and a record six pole positions in the Indy 500. With 93 NASCAR Cup Series victories to his credit, Gordon remains one of the most celebrated race car drivers of all time. The two iconic racers will join Despain in a casual and intimate stage setting, sharing personal stories and experiences for a captive audience of more than 3000 industry professionals who will be treated to a hot, catered meal while enjoying the live talk show-style program. Doors open at 7 a.m., and the program begins at 8 a.m. All PRI attendees are invited to the Breakfast free of charge, but guests are advised to arrive early, as seating is first-come, first-served.
If you're in the business of racing and haven't registered yet to attend the 2016 PRI Show, do so HERE.
Jim Harrington Footbrake Classic at Cecil County Dragway
Rising Sun, MD - The 2016 Jim Harrington Footbrake Classic is Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016 at Cecil County Dragway.

Each day pays $10,000 Win, $4,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $100 3rd Round Win. Entry is $185, buybacks are $100. Payouts are based on 200 entries.

Deep honored, double-entries OK, left-hand steer roadsters are permitted, no dragsters. Air and electric shifters are allowed.

Gates open 7:30 am; time shots at 9:00 am. Visit www.cecilcountydragway.com for more info.

Drive for Five at Huntsville Dragway
Huntsville, AL – Huntsville Dragway presents the Drive for Five weekend of guaranteed-payout, big-money bracket racing coming up Friday – Sunday, September 30th – October 2nd, 2016.

Each day’s Super Pro gamblers race pays $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, $250 Quarters, $125 Eighths, $75 Sixteenths and $50 Thirty-seconds. Entry for a single day is $100. Entry for two days is also $100. Yup, you read that right. Entry for all three days? $100. You can’t beat it with a stick. 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $75. There’s also a special Weekend Gamblers Pass for $250 that covers the entry fees for the weekend and all potential buybacks.

Gates open Friday at 8:00 am with time trials starting at 9:00 am. Gates open Saturday at 7:30 with time trials at 8:00 am. Gates open Sunday at 8:00 am with a time run for new entries at 9:30 am. Visit huntsvilledragway.us.

Club Scene
Club Scene is a spotlight of some of the great racing clubs and organizations across the country. If you have a car that fits into their requirements then check them out. Although these groups are comprised of very serious and hard-core racers, the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed.

If you're involved with a racing group or club and would like to have it listed here, send an email to info@dragtimenews.com with your inquiry and put "Club Scene" in the subject line.

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Comp Assn.

What: for NHRA 8.90 Super Comp / IHRA 8.90 Quick Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Gas Assn.

What: for NHRA 9.90 Super Gas / IHRA 9.90 Super Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Street Assn.

What: for NHRA 10.90 Super Street / IHRA 10.90 Hot Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: East Coast Stock/Super Stock Assn.

What: for NHRA and IHRA-legal Stockers and Super Stockers

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Dave Ley, dleyracing@aol.com / www.eastcoaststocksuperstock.com.

Who: The American DRAGCAR Series

What: American DRAGCAR incorporates a variety of formats which provide racers with all-out, no-breakout drag racing that remains fair for all participants while also providing spectators with an easily understood drag racing show.

Where: Arizona

Contact: www.usdragcar.com.

Who: North East Timing Organization

What: For 1979 and older cars, front engine dragsters, funny cars, altereds, gassers, super stocks and stockers in two classes: Nostalgia (10.00 and slower any dial-in, .500 full tree) and Competition (9.80 and quicker dial in .1 second increments, handicapped .400 Pro tree).

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: www.neto-nostalgia.com

Sponsor Spotlights
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Moroso Performance Products manufactures over 4,000 products, from oil pans and oiling systems, to ignition wire, ignition components, valve covers, fuel system equipment, air cleaners, hard-core racing tools, chassis and suspension equipment and many other performance parts. The company has an impressive list of customers from grass-roots racers to top level NASCAR® and NHRA/IHRA race teams.

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ATI Performance Products is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for over 50 years.

The company specializes in racing transmissions, torque converters, engine dampers and the internal parts for each. ATI races what they sell so you can be sure what you’re buying has already been race proven. Everything they make is manufactured under the roof of their 30,000+ sq/ft facility located in Baltimore Maryland.

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Jiffy-tite Stroud Safety Meziere Enterprises

Jiffy-tite Inc. is an OEM supplier of fluid connection systems for the automotive industry and is the OEM's choice for plumbing connections on brands all over the world. There are over 300 million Jiffy-tite devices in service in vehicles worldwide including Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, Caterpillar and more.

Jiffy-tite's Motorsports' product line includes a unique line of Quick-Connect / Quick-Disconnect Fluid Fittings.

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Stroud Safety started with one product, the drag chute, and now manufacturers over 150 products with new products introduced annually. Almost every type of racing all over the world uses Stroud Safety products.

Stroud Safety also supplies fire suppression systems and manufactures an extensive line of fire suits, personal restraint systems, window netting, and general racing and shop accessories. Custom design is a specialty at Stroud. With a wide range of color options and on-site design and engineering, most products can be configured to meet specific needs of the customer. Where applicable, all Stroud products are SFI certified with re-certification available for required intervals.

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Meziere Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that specializes in cooling systems & accessories, flexplates & accessories, starters & accessories and chassis components & accessories.

For 27 years Meziere’s goal has been to provide its customers with the very best products they can produce. That starts with designs aimed at solving problems common to the performance vehicles and their demanding parameters. It is executed by the company’s wide array of machining and manufacturing capabilities and attention to detail. It is supported by outstanding tech and customer service.

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Mark Williams Enterprises Powermaster Performance  

It was fifty years ago in 1964 when Denver racer Mark Williams decided to quit his machinist job at John Bandimere, Sr’s speed emporium and go into business for himself building race cars. In the ensuing years Mark Williams Enterprises became the “go to” shop for High Country racers. In addition to the fuel dragster he campaigned with the late Bill Rice, racers like the Kaiser Bros., John Abbott, Vern Moats, Vern & Brian Raymer and Motes & Williams demonstrated the prowess of M-W’s chassis'. The word spread, and soon racers like “Ohio George” Montgomery and Florida’s Jerry Gwynn were winning NHRA events with Mark Williams’ chassis. Williams himself won the Division V Top Fuel Championship when partnered with Larry Frazier. \

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Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators has been manufacturing new starters and alternators in their 145,000 sq. ft. facility since 1981. Powermaster Performance builds a wide range of starters, alternators, and Powergens for all types of domestic vehicles. With adjustable voltage alternators weighing less than 6 pounds all the way up to diesel truck starters and high amp alternators to make sure the race car gets to the track!

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Numidia Dragway's Popular Octoberbucks Series of Big Money Races

Numidia, PA - One of the biggest months in bracket racing in the Northeast is coming up October 2016 at Numidia Dragway.

It's Octoberbucks, and it features three straight weekends of big-dollar, guaranted-payout races for Super Pro (electronics) and Footbrake classes. That's six Super Pro races and six Footbrake races in one month. That's more than some tracks do in a year. There'll be a Super Pro $10K and five Super Pro $5Ks; there'll be a Footbrake $5K and five Footbrake $3Ks. View the full flier by clicking the image below; visit www.numidiadragway.com for more info.

High School Nationals at Milan Dragway
Milan, MI – Milan Dragway’s High School Nationals are coming up on Saturday October 1, 2016. This is open to all high school and college students with a driver’s license and a valid school I.D.

High School Brackets include 12.00 – 13.99, 14.00 – 15.99, 16.00 – 17.99 and 18.00 and slower. College Brackets include 12.00 – 14.99 and 15.00 and slower. There’s also a College Bike bracket.

Entry fee is $25. Car must have seat belts; helmets required for 13.99 and quicker. Gates open at 9:00 am. For more info visit www.MilanDragway.com.

ATI Performance Products Awards The Winners of the Jim Beattie Memorial

It was great weekend for ATI racers at the NHRA Division 1 event at Cecil County Dragway, where ATI Performance Products, Inc awarded $1,000 each to the winners in Stock and Super Stock as part of the 2nd Annual Jim Beattie STK/ SS Memorial.

Brad Huntzberry (left) took the Super Stock win in his ATI-equipped '87 GT/DA Camaro over Marty Rinehart while the $1,000 award for Stock Eliminator was split between the winner, Todd Hoven, and Runner-up, Adam Berberich (right) driving Victor Cagnazzi?s 2015 DS/F Camaro.

ATI would like to thank the staff of Cecil County Dragway and NHRA Division 1 for their help in making the 2nd Annual Jim Beattie STK/SS Memorial Race a success. ATI's headquarters are located a short drive from Cecil County Raceway just outside Baltimore, MD, and specializes in racing and high performance driveline and engine components. Visit www.ATIRacing.com for more information about all of ATI's products.

Ken Strong Footbrake Classic at Lebanon Valley Dragway

West Lebanon, NY - Lebanon Valley Dragway presents the Ken Strong Footbrake Classic on Sunday, October 2, 2016. This guaranteed-payout race pays $5,000 Win, $2,500 Runner-Up, $750 Semis, $350 Quarters and $50 Round starting with second-round win. Entry is $150, 1st Round buybacks are $50. There’ll also be a buyback duck race for any losers of the buyback round for a chance to win the $150 Entry back. Runner-Up of the duck race pays $75. No additional entry for the duck race.

One driver can drive two cars or two drivers can drive one car; one driver cannot run same car twice. Buybacks will run together, with winners advancing to Round 2 of eliminations. All NHRA Division 1 rules apply. There’ll also be an electronics gamblers race with an entry of $60. Payout will be based on the number of entries.

Gates open at 8:00 am with time runs at 9:30 am. Visit www.dragway.com for more info.

Klash of the Titans at Atmore Dragway
Atmore, AL - Atmore Dragway presents its Klash of the Titans no-prep race on Friday and Saturday, September 16th & 17th, 2016.

Big Tire pays $20,000 Win and $3,000 Runner-Up. Small Tire pays $10,000 Win and $2,000 Runner-Up. Think you got what it takes? Check the rules, buck-o (this is only a partial list):

-29.5” x 10.5” or smaller, and no “W” tires.
-No wheelie bars
-No round-tube chassis (square tube with stock wheelbase is OK).

-Door cars only, no Pro Mods
-Roots-blown conventional-head big blocks allowed (no Hemis, no screw-type)
-No direct-drive transmissions
-You’re not eligible to run this event if your time has been shown in the previous 12-months
-Must be within three inches of stock wheelbase, otherwise there’ll be a 200 lb. weight penalty.

Check the website for the complete rules. This event also features an instant green tree.

Gates open at 9:00 am on Friday for parking and a 5:00 pm test & tune. Gates open at 9:00 am on Saturday with eliminations at 5:00 pm. Visit www.AtmoreDragway.com.

Top Sportsman at Super Chevy at New England Dragway
Iannotti Brothers Top Sportsman will be featured on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th & 18th at the Super Chevy Show at New England Dragway.

Each day is $1,500 Win guaranteed. All New England Dragway Top Sportsman Rules will be in effect. It’s an all-run field open to all makes 8.49 and quicker. All entries must meet current NHRA safety requirements.

Entry is $140 each day, includes car, driver and two crew. Gates open 7:00 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday.

Other classes will include Pro Comp, Pro 7.0, Outlaw 10.5, Stock, Super Stock, Bracket #1 Super Pro, Bracket #2 Pro, & DOT Street! PLUS a True Street Road Run, Car Show, Swap Meet, AND K.C Jones and the Choo Choo Jet Trains.Visit newenglanddragway.com for more info.

King of The Coast at Gulfport Dragway Sept 23-25, 2016
Gulfport, MS - The 2016 King of The Coast series at Gulfport Dragway continues on Friday – Sunday, September 23-25. The weekend includes money bracket racing on Saturday and Sunday in Electronics, Footbrake, Sportsman and Jr. Dragster.

Each Electronics race pays $4,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $350 Semis and $40 Round starting with 3rd Round win. Payouts based on 75 entries. Entry per race is $85, or buy a two-race entry for $165. 1st Round buybacks are $60.

Each Footbrake race pays $2,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $150 Semis and $25 Round starting with 3rd Round win. Payouts based on 50 entries. Entry per race is $70, or buy a two-race entry for $130. 1st Round buybacks are $30.

Each Sportsman race pays $150 Win, $50 Runner-Up and $25 Semis. Payouts based on 10 entries. Entry is $30 per day or $55 for a two-race entry; 1st Round buybacks are $15.

Jr. Dragster Age 8-9 pays $100 Win and $50 Runner-Up, based on 6 entries. Jr. Dragster Ages 10-12 and 13-17 each pay $225 Win, $75 Runner-Up and $25 Semis, based on 15 entries.

Gates open Friday at 4:00 pm for a test & tune and a Gambler’s Race. Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm. For more information visit www.GulfportDragway.com.

Spotlight on The Nostalgia Drag Racing League
The Nostalgia Drag Racing League (NDRL) is a Midwest-based organization that emulates the early days of the sport, not only in style but in spirit as well.

NDRL members come from far and wide in the US and Canada, to compete in four classes with Front Engine Dragsters, Funny Cars, Altereds, Gassers and early Pro Stock lookalikes. The program has grown to a five race series held at events such as the Nostalgia Rendezvous at Gateway Motorsports Park, the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, the Summit Motorsports Park Blue Suede Cruise, and the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association’s return to drag racing at Beech Bend Raceway Park.

NDRL events run concurrent with other complimentary drag race and car show programs providing a highly diverse experience, typically spanning a 2 to 3 day time period. Racing classes are for 1979 and older cars with no electronics, no nitrous, and no rear engine dragsters. Front Engine Dragsters, Funny Cars, Supercharged Gassers, Altereds and early Pro Stock lookalikes are the stars at NDRL events. NDRL classes use a four tenths pro tree and a heads up racing format.

Currently there are four NDRL classes. The two top classes; Pro 7.0 and Pro 7.50, run strictly heads up. Competitors in both classes qualify for top spots on an all run ladder. Pro 7.0 cars run ¼ mile speeds exceeding 200 mph, and Pro 7.50 cars typically exceed 180 mph, with supercharged and injected cars in the mix. Front Engine Dragsters, Altereds, Door Slammers, and Funny Cars are typical of these two classes.

NDRL Pro Comp and Pro Gas classes run 8.0, 8.50, 9.0, 9.50, and 10.0 ¼ mile index times. Both classes run heads up during early rounds of eliminations and then are paired in a very close handicap format to the final round. Pro Comp consists of Dragsters, Altereds and Roadsters. Pro Gas is for door slammer Coupes and Sedans.

The next event is October 14-16, 2016 for NDRL's ET Genie Fall Finals at the 5th Goodguys Nostalgia Nationals, Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY. Visit www.nostalgiadragleague.com for more information.

Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S. Coming to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
At the recent NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert held a press conference in the tower to announce that his B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School will be coming to the track October 29th-30th, 2016. Racers, I know that many of you out there are parents just like Doug Herbert is, and Doug's B.R.A.K.E.S just wants everyone to Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe.

B.R.A.K.E.S. will help teen drivers to improve skills and confidence behind the wheel. Topics include Skid Recovery, Panic Stop, Distraction, Drop Wheel Recovery and Accident Avoidance/Slalom. This course is FREE, but there there is a $99 refundable deposit that is required to hold your spot and so that B.R.A.K.E.S knows how many will be in attendance.

To participate in B.R.A.K.E.S., teenagers 15-19 must have a valid learner's permit or driver's license, 30 hours of driving experience behind the wheel (so start now if they're new and you want to take the course) and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

REGISTER NOW for the class at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park or for any of the B.R.A.K.E.S. course around the county by visiting www.PutOnTheBRAKES.org.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: Mopars Photo Special
Continuing with The Dragtime News digital flip-mags is the new issue for February 2016. It celebrates our Mopar racing brothers and sisters! Don't say we never gave you anything, Pentastar peeps. The flip-mag also includes News & Events for the month, and links to major sections here on the website such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: The 2015 PRI Show
Continuing with The Dragtime News digital flip-mags is the new issue for January 2016. It includes highlights of the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Show held in December 2015. However, the big installment of our show coverage will be right here, so make sure you're subscribed to the enewsletter! The show coverage is in the works and will be published shortly. The flip-mag also includes News & Events for the month (only a handful for now, but this will be expanded), and links to major sections here such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: Super Street Photo Special
We tried this new format last month with a Stock Eliminator Photo Special; the feedback was encouraging so here's another test copy, this time focusing on the 10.90 racers. It also includes News & Events for the month (only a handful for now, but this will be expanded), and links to major sections here such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

The Dragtime News flip-magazine: Stock Eliminator Photo Special

Trying something new here to see what everyone thinks. Be patient as this is an experiment that is still being sorted out. For example, you'll see that the bottoms of the pages are clipped off. This will be fixed for next time.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

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All quantities are extremely limited. Men's sizes are M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL; women's sizes are M, L and XL. More info is on the T-Shirts page.

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