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PING - Posts #14 and 16

NASCAR related posts for your ping list consideration. Hope everything is fantastic with you. - TAB

19 posted on 03/14/2009 5:13:09 PM PDT by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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Don Prudhomme Snake Racing
NHRA 3rd Greatest | Inducted: 1991, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
2000, International Motorsports Hall of Fame | International Drag Racing Hall of Fame
1997, SEMA Hall of Fame | 1997, Hot Rod Magazine Hall of Fame
2007 Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award

2009 Top Fuel Driver: Spencer Massey | ESPN Video: Get to know Spencer Massey

01.29.09: Spencer Massey to Drive for Don Prudomme in NHRA's Top Fuel
      Spencer Massey(1) is on the verge of becoming the next big thing in drag racing, but we got a pretty good idea last summer that he already was well on his way. Massey, of Dallas, rolled into U.S. 131 Motorsports Park last August and won the Nitro Top Fuel division title at Martin Dragway's annual Northern Nationals. Massey, 26, went on to win the International Hot Rod Association Top Fuel championship in his rookie season. Even bigger things are in store for Massey this season. Massey has been hired to drive the Don Prudhomme Racing Top Fuel Dragster in the National Hot Rod Association. Massey has replaced Larry Dixon(2), who drove that dragster to a second-place finish in points a year ago.
      Life comes at you fast on the dragstrip. It also comes at you fast off the track, now that Massey has landed one of the most high profile rides in the business. Massey was on Wednesday's NHRA teleconference, helping give insight to the fast approaching season. The 2009 NHRA Full Throttle season opens with the Feb. 8 Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. "It has been a dream come true," Massey said. "Last year, the deal with the IHRA wasn't supposed to happen. I got my license on a Monday and went to my first race five days later and ended up bringing home the trophy, and it kind of snowballed. This is how this deal (with Prudhomme) has been like. "It has been unbelievable that all this has happened. It is something I have dreamed about and wanted to do since I was four years old, to drive a Top Fuel dragster. I'm in awe, and very honored and blessed to be in the position I am, driving for Don The Snake."
      (1) When Spencer said in his video that legendary Texan nitro hydroplane drag boat and NHRA Top Fuel driver Eddie Hill was his hero, he made my "A List". See Eddie "The Thrill" Hill post following the next post.
      (2) Larry Dixon bought out his contract with “Snake” so he could driver the Top Fuel dragster for the new Al-Anabi Racing team. Driving for Snake Racing, Larry was NHRA Top Fuel World Champion 2002 and 2003. No hard feelings between the two and Top Fuel greatly needs Qatar based Anabi Racing’s sponsorship money. - fla

Outstanding new NHRA "Full Throttle" commercial featuring Don "The Snake" Prudhomme talking about his early days of drag racing. - 5 Stars, fla
Here’s another great Full Throttle commercial

Don Prudhomme: February 5, 2009 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and 1968

There’s about a 130 years of combined NHRA drag racing experience between these
three super-legends. And, they still attend almost every NHRA National Championship event.
They’re a major reason I still heavily attend NHRA events - fla

(Left to Right) Connie “The Bounty Hunter” Kalitta (Team Owner),
Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Team Owner), and,
Ed “The Ace” McCulloch (Co-Team Owner, Crew Chief)

20 posted on 03/14/2009 5:17:11 PM PDT by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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