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2014-02-07 16:21:32

YORBA LINDA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Force Racing and PEAK(®) Antifreeze and BlueDEF(®) Diesel Exhaust Fluid teamed up at the 54(th) annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals today to announce that PEAK has joined the 18-time National Hot Rod Association(®) Mello Yello championship team as a major associate sponsor. The multi-year sponsorship agreement will include PEAK Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid branding on all three JFR Funny Cars and the JFR Top...

2011-04-04 08:17:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT), a leading online vehicle auction company, has launched a new online sweepstakes hosted on Facebook that speaks to all drag racing fans. Between March 31 and November 14, 2011, fans who "like" the Copart Racing Facebook page can enter to win the "Copart Racing Ultimate VIP Experience." This grand prize sweepstakes offers an all expenses paid trip for two to the Las Vegas 2012 SummitRacing.com National Hot Rod...

2010-12-13 14:03:00

GLENDORA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NHRA announced today that Copart, Inc., a leading provider of vehicle auction services, will continue as the Official Online Vehicle Auction of NHRA. "We are pleased that Copart has renewed its official sponsorship with NHRA," said Gary Darcy, senior vice president of sales and marketing, NHRA. "The NHRA fan base, with countless thousands of car enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers, has proven to be a key audience for Copart to engage."...

2010-10-12 13:11:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The DieHard brand, America's most trusted battery, is now the Official Battery of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). DieHard Platinum Batteries will start Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars - the most powerful engines in motorsports, with 7,000 horsepower (HP) in each engine. Terms of the multi-year sponsorship agreement were not disclosed, but the sponsorship includes a DieHard Starting Area that authentically integrates the DieHard...

2010-02-03 13:29:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Performance Products and John Force Racing have reached an agreement naming Simpson as the official safety gear for John Force Racing, beginning with the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle season. The partnership between the two companies will further the safety initiatives undertaken by The Eric Medlen Project, a safety initiative that grew out of the tragedy that claimed the life of promising young driver, Eric Medlen. Additionally, discussions...

2008-06-22 12:00:03

By Associated Press ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Scott Kalitta died Saturday when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of the track during the final round of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The NHRA said the 46-year-old Kalitta -- the 1994 and 1995 Top Fuel season champion who had 18 career victories, 17 in Top Fuel and one in Funny Car -- was taken to the Old Bridge division of Raritan Bay Medical Center, where he died a...

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2007-07-30 11:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Straddling a 619-pound motorcycle, Scotty Pollacheck tucks in his knees and lowers his head as he waits for the green light. When he revs the engine, there's no roar. The bike moves so fast that within seconds all that's visible is a faint red taillight melting in the distance. Pollacheck crosses the quarter-mile marker doing 156 mph; he's traveled 1,320 feet in 8.22 seconds, faster than any of the gas-powered cars, trucks or motorcycles that have raced in the drag sprints...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.