The NHRA Full Throttle Series is off until the weekend of Halloween. Mike Edwards leads the Pro Stock division in the chase for the 2009 championship.
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EDWARDS SETS NATIONAL RECORD, MOVES CLOSER TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH
NHRA ANNOUNCES FAN RELIEF PROGRAM FOR AUTO CLUB FINALS: NHRA has announced that a limited number of $20 Race Fan Relief tickets – a savings of up to $29 per ticket – will be made available for the Nov. 12-15 Auto Club NHRA Finals, the climactic race in NHRA’s six-race playoff, the Countdown to 1. The offer is available for advance purchase only on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 1,500 tickets for each day of the four-day event. To purchase fan-relief tickets, enter the password “relief” on the appropriate Ticketmaster page or call 800-884-NHRA (6472) and mention “fan-relief offer.” NHRA has also partnered with Ticketmaster to eliminate service and convenience fees on tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster phone lines, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Fans purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster may pick up their tickets at the ticket office will-call window on race day or they may have their tickets delivered for a fee. NHRA is also reaching out to families and fans in the military: Children 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adults will be admitted free on any of the four days of the event to general-admission areas, and NHRA is offering any active U.S. military personnel a free reserved-seat ticket on-site Friday, Nov. 13. For tickets to the 45th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or go online at ticketmaster.com.
AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NHRA FINALS, AUTO CLUB RACEWAY AT
HE SAID, SHE SAID
ALL WITHIN “OTHERS” HANDS: Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson on his chances of winning his moving past the top four drivers in the point standings and winning his first world championship: “The problem is, we can’t race all four of the other drivers in the first round, so we need some help from some other teams to knock them out of there so we can make up ground. It’s not all in our hands, in other words. We’re going to need some help, but the bottom line is we’d have been leaving (
) completely out of it had we lost in the first or second round. We’re still in it.” Richmond
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
159: That’s the number of points separating first-place Funny Car driver Robert Hight from 10th place Funny Car driver, and John Force Racing teammate, Mike Neff. With a possible 150 points up for grabs at a single event, the Funny Car class is the tightest battle for the world championship of all the four professional classes heading into the final two races of the season.
DID YOU KNOW…
…that long time NHRA sponsor, Coca-Cola, recently filmed an entertaining video featuring NHRA drivers Antron Brown, Clay Millican, Cory McClenathan, Steve Johnson, Hector Arana, Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec called “Sounds of Coca-Cola.