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Wed, 17 Apr 2013, 14:52 PM

DRO AA/FC Challenge to Make Debut at Texas Raceway on April 26-27
Courtesy of Kay Burk

Tommy Johnson Jr. Among the Drivers to Compete



KENNEDALE, Texas -- There will be two firsts for the Mickey Thompson Tires DragRacingOnline.com AA Funny Car Challenge on April 26-27: It will mark the first time the series will appear at Texas Raceway in Kennedale, Texas, and will be the first time the racers will compete on the eighth mile instead of the quarter mile.

"I'm really looking forward to bringing the series to Texas," said Series Administrator Jeff Burk, a native of Amarillo. "Kennedale is a great track with Texas hospitality and I know we're all going to have a lot of fun while doing some serious racing.

"Plus," Burk quipped, "I'm also looking forward to some Texas barbeque with John Hale's barbeque sauce."

Defending series champion, John Hale, is from Addison, Texas, and will be driving his 1969 Mike Burkhart tribute Camaro.

Former NHRA Big Show driver Tommy Johnson Jr. will be at the wheel of Illinois owner Frank Ousley's "Crop Duster." Other cars and drivers are Shawn Bowen in the "Violator", Kebin Kinsley in the "Wild Child", Brian Stewart in the "Bear Town Shaker" and Ronny Young in the "Blue Max".

Also expected are the "Brand X" and "Jungle Jim" cars owned by Henry Gutierrez.

Other dates for the 2013 Mickey Thompson Tires DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge presented by Comp Cams are:

July 19-20  Cedar Falls Raceway, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Aug. 2-3    Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pennsylvania
Aug. 23-24  (World Series of Drag Racing), Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova, Illinois
Sept.  6-7  (Funny Car Nationals) U.S. 131, Martin, Michigan
Sept. 13-14 Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Events at all of the racetracks except Kennedale will be contested on the quarter mile. This is also the first year for the DRO Series at Maple Grove.

For more information on the series go to www.dragracingonline.com/challenge/index.html or email Series Administrator Jeff Burk at jeffburk@racingnetsource.com.





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