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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.

JFR EXPANDING THEIR TOP FUEL PRESENCE

 

The word on the street, and those inside of John Force Racing have hinted, a second Top Fuel dragster is forthcoming. The closest to an official statement appeared in a USA Today add. However, we're here to tell you this won't be the only news forthcoming from the Yorba Linda, ca.-based team. Stay tuned. 

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RUMOR MILL - WILL THE CARPET MATCH THE DRAPES UNDER FUTURE PS RULES?

 

8-CAR FIELDS FOR SELECT NHRA PRO STOCK EVENTS?

 

NHRA apparently has distributed a letter to their Pro Stock teams informing them of changes to their division for 2018. The factory hot rods will still race 24 races, but in nine of those events, the traditional 16-car ladder will reduce to 8-car fields. Right now, our understanding is that Houston, Topeka, Epping, Englishtown, Bristol, Denver, Sonoma, Seattle and Brainerd will run the abbreviated fields.

 

RUMOR MILL - VEGAS FINALLY GETTING THEIR FOUR-WIDE NEXT SPRING?

There was a time when there was one four-wide drag race on the NHRA schedule, but multiple sources have confirmed with CompetitionPlus.com that there's a strong likelihood an  announcement is coming in the next week or so, proclaiming the Strip at Las Vegas will become a four-lane facility. What this will mean is there's a strong chance the spring race in Las Vegas, just like the one at zMax Dragway will be a four-wide affair. 

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