Issue 21: June 9, 2006
O'REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS PRO COVERAGE
TOP FUEL by Bruce Dillashaw
"We're having a good time doing this, and I'm pretty confident we can give anybody a run for their money. [Crew chief Rahn Tobler] has the desire to win. Second is not an option for him. He is a racer for sure." — Doug Kalitta, following his third win in four events (page 16)
PRO STOCK by John Jodauga
If early this season one had tried to predict who would be Pro Stock's fist repeat winner, an unlikely candidate would have been Dave Connolly, who had scored only one round-win during the first four races of the season. (page 24)
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PLUS:Competition: NHRA Xplōd Sport Compact Racing Series from Atco Raceway – Brad Personett sets both ends of the Pro RWD record and is first to exceed 220 with a 6.44, 220.15-mph blast. By Phil Burgess. (page 96)
Featured Sportsman: Mick Snyder – TAFC driver Mick Snyder used to be known for using a Lencodrive automatic transmission with a torque converter. A comment he heard often after a run was, "That was pretty good — for a converter car." After scoring two consecutive Division 3 championships and a top five finish in national standings, his competitors now say, "That was pretty good." By Brad Littlefield. (page 54)
First Person: On The Run with Tony Schumacher – "You can't turn your life upside down just because you're not winning in your race car; that's just plain silly." (page 32)
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