Submitted by: Shanna Snyder-Bell
Contact email address: shanna_bell@conseco.com

Snyder Advances to Atlanta Quarterfinals

The Mick Snyder driven Top Alcohol Funny Car sponsored by TORCO Race Fuels was in Atlanta this past weekend to participate in the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals.

The Team qualified an impressive #3 at the National Event with a 5.74 at 247.93 mph. Snyder earned the first round win, but was unfortunately ousted in the second round when he slowed to a 5.97 at 226.05 mph.

“We had a really good car this weekend, we just didn’t have any luck in eliminations,” said Snyder. “We are really looking forward to Topeka in a couple of weeks, this car is capable of going rounds it is just a matter of getting everything to come together at the same time.”

The next event for the Team will be in Topeka, Kansas at the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals, May 26-29.

As always, The Snyder Motorsports Team would like to thank our major sponsor TORCO Racing Fuels and our associate sponsors Coan Converters, Design 500, Flatout Gaskets, Lencodrive Racing Transmissions, Long Printing, R & R Racing Products, Snyder Auto and Spitzer Race Cars for their continued support.

Please visit the Snyder Motorsports official website at www.snydermotorsports.com.

The Snyder Motorsports Top Alcohol Funny Car entry is sponsored by TORCO Racing Fuels. By logging onto www.torcoracefuels.com you can access their full line of innovative products including racing gasoline, additives, and clothing.
Submitted by: Shanna Snyder-Bell
Contact email address: shanna_bell@conseco.com

Mick Snyder Heads to Atlanta

The Snyder Motorsports Top Alcohol Funny Car sponsored by TORCO Race Fuels will head to Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia to race at the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals this weekend. This is the third event of the season for driver Mick Snyder, the defending Division 3 TAFC champion.

“It starts to get really busy for us this time of year, races get much closer together. We have used the time off to help prepare for the rest of the season. We continue to go into each week hoping to improve on the last. Hopefully everything will come together and we will be able to put on a good showing for TORCO and the Atlanta fans,” said Snyder.

Atlanta is just the second of eight National events the team plans to attend throughout the season. Coverage of the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals can be seen on ESPN2 May 22nd at 12 PM ET.

The Team would like to thank our major sponsor TORCO Racing Fuels and our associate sponsors Coan Converters, Design 500, Flatout Gaskets, Lencodrive Racing Transmissions, Long Printing, R & R Racing Products, Snyder Auto and Spitzer Race Cars for their continued support.

Please visit the Snyder Motorsports official website at www.snydermotorsports.com.

The Snyder Motorsports Top Alcohol Funny Car entry is sponsored by TORCO Racing Fuels. By logging onto www.torcoracefuels.com you can access their full line of innovative products including racing gasoline, additives, and clothing.
May 11, 2005

Worlds 1st 270 MPH Blown Alcohol Dragster
The 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
& 2001 U.D.R.A. World Champion.
The 2002 N.H.R.A. Jegs All-stars Champion.
The 2002 N.H.R.A. Division 2 Champion
Press Release

The Torco Racing Fuels Top Alcohol Dragster, driven by Marty Thacker, and crewed by the Rapid Transit Racing Team, is headed to the N.H.R.A. Southern Nationals to see if they can make lighting strike the same place twice. Marty defeated Art Gallant to claim the 2003 crown at the fabled Commerce, Ga. Track, located just north-east of Atlanta. This years event will be held from May 12 to the 15th.
Torco Racing Fuels, of Decatur, Michigan, is the manufacturer of high performance racing and power products. Torco Racing Fuels is the engine builders & pros choice for extreme power and consistency of our blend stock. Torco is the official fuel of IHRA Drag Racing as well as playing a very prominent part in NHRA Championship Drag Racing.
“We had every little thing go wrong that could” Marty commented when ask about the teams initial 2005 outing at Indianapolis. “We have spent the last 3 weeks going over all parts of the car, and trying to eliminate the chances of another weekend like that. We found a few leftover problems created by the large amount of R&D work we did last year. After my crew, and our sponsors showed so much faith in this car, I’ve got to get the thing back on track.

Check out the Torco website at; www.torcoracefuels.com

Check out the Rapid Transit website at; www.rapidtransitracing.com
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May 10, 2005

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Mike Husen – President
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2004 NHRA Pro Mod World Champion Mike Ashley to compete at the WAR Thunder Nationals.

West Olive, Michigan May 10, 2005- Pro Mod World Champion Mike Ashley has pre entered the WAR Thunder Nationals with his Torco Racing Fuels Mustang and is planning to do battle in our “Take No Prisoners” style of racing. As the 2004 World Champion, Mike is one of the many “Heavy Hitters” taking advantage of being involved with WAR, the “Fastest Growing Organization in the World”. “We are thrilled to have high caliber racers like Mike Ashley joining our organization as together we will achieve our goal of being the “Greatest Show on Wheels”, states Mike Husen, President of WAR. The WAR Thunder Nationals is scheduled for May 14, 2005 at the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin Michigan. Gates open at 11 with open qualifying at 1 and 4. The first round is scheduled for 7 with a spectacular fireworks display following the final round.

Tickets are $20 with children 6 – 12 $7. Children 5 and under are free.

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VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus

NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car

For Immediate Release:

May 10, 2005

The Road to Atlanta…

Milford, Michigan – The VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus Top Alcohol Funny Car is loaded up and on the road to Atlanta, Georgia for the 25th Annual NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals May 12-15.

The ParkerTech Racing Services team is looking to build on their success at the recent Indianapolis Raceway Park NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series race. Driver Danny Townsend qualified number one, then clicked off consistent runs to claim top speed, low e.t. and Winners Circle honors. After just two races, Danny and the VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus Top Alcohol Funny Car are leading in NHRA Division 3 TAFC points, number two in the Jeg’s Allstars TAFC standings and tied for thirteenth in NHRA TAFC National rankings.

The first race for the VIPsports.com Stratus was in Gainesville, Florida, where NHRA’s National Dragster wrote of it “On top of being a threat to go rounds, the entry could certainly contend for best appearing car.” That recognition, now backed by the team bringing the threat to life, will make the VIPsports.com car a highly visible target for the entire TAFC field. However, the team plans to ensure that the competition sees only a very fast and very quick VIPsports.com target.

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Farmington Hills, Mi. 48336

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charlie@challengerconsultingllc.com...
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May 10, 2005

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616-844-6902
616-844-6903 fax

The WAR Thunder Nationals is slated to be the “Largest Independent Drag Race” in Michigan.

West Olive, Michigan May 10, 2005 – More then 35 racecars are pre entered in the WAR Thunder Nationals to be held at the U.S.131 Motorsports Park in Martin Michigan. A capacity crowd will be on hand to witness the “Largest fields of Pro Cars ever” for the Thunder Nationals. Stars from NHRA, IHRA and WAR will be doing battle with Alcohol Dragsters, Alcohol Funny Cars and Pro Modifieds in two rounds of open qualifying to get into the 8 car fields. The ESPN 2 cameras will be on hand to film the final rounds to be aired on the television program Inside Drag Racing and Pat Davidson’s Jet Ambulance will make exhibition passes. Evan Knoll will be on hand to add to the Thunder with his 300 mile-per-hour Torco Racing Fuels Top Fuel Dragster. An autograph session is scheduled where fans can get up close and personal while posing for pictures with their favorite drivers. Fans can also stroll through the huge manufacturer’s midway where national and local vendors will have their goods for sale. A fantastic fireworks display will round off the evening of this great family entertainment package.

Gates open at 11 with pro qualifying at 1 and 4.

Autograph session at 5 with the first round scheduled for 7.

Tickets are $20 with children 6-12 $7 and 5 and under free.

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BRIAN DECKER WINS AT DOTHAN DRAGWAY



May 7, 2005 – Dothan Dragway hosted the Pro Top Outlaws for the first time this season. Great weather and plenty of fans turned out to watch quick times and some great side by side passes. Unfortunately, early season bugs and a few broken parts during qualifying left only six cars for elimination’s on Saturday night, but those six participants put on a great race. Brian Decker of Louisville, Kentucky qualified number one and ran the table by defeating number two qualifier Tom Mueller of Cincinnati, Ohio in the finals. Decker also recorded low E.T. and top speed of the event with a 3.89@185.92mph blast. Congratulations to team Decker; as well as, the entire crew at Dothan Dragway for an outstanding event. Next race is May 29th in Dorchester, South Carolina.



Qualifying


1. Brian Decker Louisville, KY Chevy /Spitzer 3.94 178.52

2. Tom Mueller Cincinnati, OH Chevy/Spitzer 4.06 173.64

3. Toby Chapman Duncan, SC Hemi/Spitzer 4.09 178.67

4. Brandon Booher Tolono, IL Hemi/Spitzer 4.26 168.09

5. Curt Johansen Richfield, NC Hemi/Spitzer 4.29 164.91

6. Gary Watters Whitley City, KY Chevy/Gordy 4.30 167.86

7. Tim Bragg Valley View, OH Hemi/Spitzer DNQ

8. Jack Heslink Sachse, TX Hemi/BOS DNQ



Round One


W - Gary Watters .465 4.140 171.64
L – Brandon Booher .519 4.177 171.26



Both of these cars were off their usual pace in qualifying but they both stepped it up for the first round with Gary getting the jump on the line and the win.



W – Toby Chapman...
Elkhart, IN - Terry Mc Millen and his Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car powered by TORCO Race Fuels returns to the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan to defend his Thunder National title. The May 14 event is sanctioned by World Alcohol Racers (WAR) and sponsored by TORCO Racing Fuels, the official racing fuel of the IHRA and WAR.

"We are expecting an all-out assault, a war and we're not taking prisoners! We expect to leave Martin victorious," explained Mc Millen. The Thunder National WAR will be re-televised on ESPN2 and Inside Drag Racing. "The U.S. 131 Motorsports Park is an outstanding racing facility and this event brings out some of the toughest competition in Alcohol Funny Car. We're excited to defend our title, not only for the competition and the fans, but also to support our sponsors and their strong relationship with this facility. We consider this facility to be our home track." The 2004 Thunder National win propelled Mc Millen to a semi-final appearance later that season at the IHRAs 23rd Annual TORCO Racing Fuels Northern Nationals and a career best 3rd place points finish on the IHRA circuit.

The U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, one of the nations premiere drag racing facilities, announced earlier this year it would become official distributors of Amalie Oil. Torco Racing Fuels has be providing a complete line of racing fuels for many years. "I've always said that the Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team has some of the best partners in the business, this just solidifies that," said Mc Millen. "This means all year long racers in Martin can get the same quality TORCO Racing Fuel and Amalie Oil that we use in the InstiGator."

The Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team races with top tiered, high performance companies like Amalie Oil, TORCO Racing Fuels, Flatout Gaskets, NGK Spark Plugs, MSD, Performance Graphics, Powershield Coatings and Crane Cams.

Tickets for the Thunder Nationals are available from World Alcohol Racers...
Callaway Racing
media relations

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2005
Contact: Will Hanna/ Pro Race Communications
Email: Will.Hanna@InsideTopAlcohol.com

Callaway reaches semifinals despite clutch problems

BAYTOWN, Texas - Former NHRA Division 4 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion Lee Callaway reached the semifinals of this past weekend's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at the Texas Motorplex just south of Dallas despite fighting persistent clutch problems and destroying an engine in qualifying. Nevertheless, Callaway is optimistic looking forward after this race.

Callaway, from Baytown, Texas, qualified his Stacy McLemore tuned machine sixth with a 5.494 second elapsed time at 255.92 mph. Qualifying was a feat in itself. During the second qualifying session, Callaway had a major engine explosion that forced the team to change engines for the final qualifying session. Adding pressure to the situation was the fact the team was sitting precariously in the eighth position of an eight car field going into the final session. Despite the adversity, the Tejano Salsa/RacecarRigs.com team pulled together to nab the sixth spot with the lone blown alcohol dragster in the field.

In round one, Callaway used a stellar .022 reaction time (.000 is perfect) to defeat heavy-hitter and drag race legend Gene Snow on a holeshot with a 5.567 at 256.41 mph to Snow's quicker-but-later 5.565 at 227.92 mph. Callaway's semifinal opponent would be No. 2 qualifier and recent Mac Tools Gatornationals winner Aaron Olivarez. The race was over before it started as Callaway left too soon drawing disqualification. However, Callaway slowed to a 5.614 at 255.05 mph while Olivarez ran a stellar 5.394 at 261.72 mph.

"We thought we had our clutch problem figured out after Houston," said Callaway. "We fixed one problem only to find out we had two, and it's just driving through the clutch. We put a considerable amount of clutch in it for the second round, and it actually...
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Contact: Mandie Yorio, (714) 921-8123, mandie@johnforceracing.com

Force Loses in Semi Finals

Ennis, Tex. – Second-generation racer, Ashley Force, lost in the semi-final round of competition to Randy Meyer at last weekend’s South Central division drag race at the Texas Motorplex.

Force, who qualified 5th, defeated Daryl Hitchman in round one by piloting her 3,000 horsepower Castrol/Hot Wheels nitro-injected dragster to a 5.402 second elapsed time.

After losing, Force’s crew chief, Jerry Darien expressed, “The track got better and the car didn’t leave hard enough off the starting line.”

“Yeah, now the world is slowing down to Ashley when she’s in the car. She’s starting to feel when things aren’t right and tells me so I can make adjustments. It’s all a part of learning and she’s definitely picking up on everything now,” Darien continued, “even though she’s still a kid a heart.”

When Darien asked before going into eliminations, “Well kid, what do you think,” the twenty-two year-old responded, “Not too much and not often. There’s not much in this head of mine.”

Ashley Force, 22, Castrol/Hot Wheels A/Fuel dragster (Top Alcohol Dragtser division).
Qualifying position and performance: 5th at 5.433 seconds, 259.61 mph.
Race results: Defeated Daryl Hitchman, lost to Randy Meyer.
Notable: Ashley continues to have her best reaction times since moving into the seat of an A/Fuel dragster.

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