Issue 35: Sept. 15, 2006
MAC TOOLS U.S. NATIONALS PRO COVERAGE
TOP FUEL by Bruce Dillashaw
"I was sitting on the roll cage before the final round and was thinking, 'You're going to give the trophy to Alan Johnson and you haven't even won it yet.' " — Tony Schumacher (page 16)
FUNNY CAR by Brad Littlefield
Robert Hight, who qualified second with a 4.69, ran the quickest elapsed time of eliminations at 4.71 seconds and set a new track speed record of 331.04 mph in his round-one win over Bob Gilbertson. The big speed was due to a bold move made by crew chief Jimmy Prock. What exactly did Prock do? See page 20 for the full story.
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PLUS:Competition: Lucas Oil Series Divisional Results from coast to coast — From the Northeast to North Central, from the West Central to the Pacific, NHRA Sportsman racers have been going hard to keep from going home. By the ND Staff. (page 44)
PROfile: Pro Stock crew chief Jeff Perley — As co-crew chief with Rob Downing for Ken Black's Summit Racing Team, Jeff Perley has played a major role in Greg Anderson's three consecutive NHRA championship seasons. Here's your chance to get to know him a little better. By John Jodauga. (page 39.)
School's In with Frank Hawley — Reaction time. It's a tiny number, a couple tenths of a second, give or take, for both the driver and the car. But in today's super-competitive drag racing arena, that tiny number means more than ever. Hawley explains what it takes to improve. (page 146)
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