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RUMBLINGS ON THE MOPAR HEMI CHALLENGE

Apparently, the reports of the Mopar Hemi Challenge's demise have been greatly exaggerated. With this said, remember tomorrow is National Hemi Day (4/26)

RUMOR MILL - STEVE JOHNSON TEAMS WITH SAVOIE IN 2018?

 

Inside sources confirm past NHRA champion Jerry Savoie will have a teammate this season replacing the void left by LE Tonglet. We are told veteran rider Steve Johnson will be the rider. This could be a very good season for Vance & Hines' Suzuki-powered teams. 

NOT THE WAY THEY ENVISIONED IT

 

RUMOR MILL - DIEHL AT 24 RACES?

 

Word has floated our way that says low-buck favorite and recent Strange Throwback Showdown 2 champion Jeff Diehl has inked enough sponsorship to the point we could very well see he and wife Leeza at more races, and possibly a full schedule. We are told an official announcement is planned for Friday at the NHRA Winternationals. 

RUMOR MILL - WILL THE MOPAR HEMI SHOOTOUT GO AWAY?

 

While the rumor is floating around the Mopar Hemi Shootout is history and will not be contested this season at the NHRA U.S. Nationals, we are told this is far from being set in stone.

Our sources close to the situation suggest the final answer will come at the NHRA Gatornationals in March. 

RUMOR MILL - THE ENGLISHTOWN RUMOR

 

RUMOR MILL - NEW DRIVER OVER AT BOB VANDERGRIFF RACING?

 

RUMOR MILL - THE RUMORED NITRO ALTERNATE RAISE

 

The rumored raise for the NHRA’s nitro classes at the expense of Pro Stock is said to be $7500  for the No. 17 and No. 18 qualifiers, a $3000 increase from years prior. Expect an announcement to the teams soon.

 

 

RUMOR MILL: DUNN BACK IN BOOTH? -

CompetitionPlus.com has learned the Good Vibrations March Meet live feed, a pay-per-view online broadcast, will have a familiar voice bringing the action. We are told Mike Dunn will be involved in the telecast for the event.

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RUMOR MILL - CORRADI ON THE MOVE?

Looks like the silly season is getting underway. The word on the street suggests that veteran tuner Brian Corradi is headed over to Team Force where he will tune one of the Funny Cars, likely the Advance Auto Parts entry driven by Courtney Force. Apparently, long time associate Mark Oswald is staying put. Stay tuned, this could be the first of many story items coming out today.

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