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Article Date: 10/29/2009
American Race Cars Congratulates Winning Customers
Millbury, OH: American Race Cars would like to take this opportunity to congratulate several customers on their phenomenal outings in 2009. As the NHRA and IHRA seasons wrap up, a number of American customers have claimed divisional titles. Jeff Serra drove his American Race Cars machine to the NHRA Top Dragster Championship in Division 1. Sherman Adcock, Jr. and Steve Furr swept the NHRA Division 2 titles, with Adcock winning Super Comp in his American machine (as well as Super Gas in his Firebird), and Furr driving his American Dragster to the championship in Top Dragster. American Race Cars team member Ray Connolly did not win the Division 3 crown in his American Race Cars Super Comp machine, but did claim the division title in Super Gas (where he currently leads the world championship standings). Pat Martin and Dave Elrod added IHRA division crowns in the Quick Rod category, driving their American Race Cars to the title in division 3 and 5 respectively.
In addition to these familiar names who have enjoyed success at the divisional level in American Race Cars line of Patriot Series dragsters, the next generation has also been racking up wins in American’s new line of Junior Dragster chassis’. That list is headed by Lauren Daddas, who claimed the NHRA Easter Conference Junior Dragster championship at the wheel of her new American Race Cars Junior.
In national competition, longtime American Race Cars customer Luke Bogacki earned his first two NHRA Super Comp national event victories at the wheel of his American dragsters in 2009. In IHRA competition, Donny Urban led the charge of American customers, claiming three national event titles in his American machines (2 in Quick Rod, and 1 in Top Dragster). Urban was joined in the IHRA national event winners circle by Rick Schneider, Steven Schmidt, Matt Westin, and Bogacki.
American Race Cars have shined in big dollar bracket competition as well. Just last weekend Chris Fleenor drove his beautiful American machine to victory at Summit Raceway Park’s annual Halloween Classic. Standout sportsman competitor Jeff Strickland earned a $20,000 victory at the JEGS U.S. Open back in July, and Brian Hughes drove his American Dragster to a $50,000 windfall at the Great American Race in Belle Rose, LA in May. Chris Johnson picked up a $20,000 check for a big win in Kentucky over the summer, and Danny Waters, Jr. has claimed a pair of $5,000 victories in his Moser Engineering backed American Machine. Phillip Oakley also won the season long points title in the VP Race Fuels Quick 32 series contested at Lyons Raceway Park.
“We’re delighted to have such great racers and great people continually choose to purchase and compete in American Race Cars,” said American’s Travis Colangelo. “We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate these racers on their accomplishments, and to thank each and every American Race Cars customer for their continued business.”
For more information on American Race Cars, contact the company at 419-836-5070 or visit online at www.AmericanRaceCars.net.