Larry Dixon takes the wally for the 4th time this year taking out Brandon Bernstein in the Top Fuel final. In Funny Car, Jack Beckman had an easy win with Bob Tasca III smoking the tires upon the hit in the final round. Pro Stock racing had Jason Line take the win over Mike Edwards. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Andrew Hines faced his teammate in the final Eddie Krawiec with Hines coming out on top when the smoke cleared. Congratulations to all the winners.
Check out the MSD Wall of Honor that is showcased in our production building. Lupe Tapia, Julie Chavira and Agustine Franco came up with a great idea to have an area to put up photos of family and friends that have served in the USA Military forces. The photos range from current employees to parents, brothers, sisters and family. A terrific idea and it’s been great to look and read each photo. Thanks guys!
Can you believe it’s Friday already? Six days of Power Tour are winding down as the largest turnout ever heads to Bristol, Tennessee. Hopefully the weather holds out so everyone can make a blast down the quarter mile and maybe, just maybe, a lap around the track? Tune back in to find out. The Tour was in Somerset, Kentucky, last night and the city welcomed us in. On Wednesday we were in Dayton Ohio for another great day and night of cruising. For all of you long haulers checking in, we’re sorry about the shortage of ’09 Long Haul magnets! I don’t think anyone suspected there’d be so many! We’ll have the artwork posted on our site next week.
Monday morning came far too early after a terrific Sunday – the biggest Power Tour day ever – in Racine. The morning greeted the tour to gray weather and Chicago traffic, but everyone cruised on to South Bend. Tuesday brought us to the east side of Michigan at a great venue right on the water in Mt. Clemmons (where Power Tour has roots from the early years). Cruising by the lakes with thousands more made for a fun filled day, with plenty of cruising action back in Warren at night. Wednesday will lead us to Dayton, Ohio! See you there!
As you’re settling down at your desk this Monday morning, MSD and a couple thousand other hot rodders are on our way to South Bend Indiana for day three of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour! So far, we’ve been cold and damp in Madison Wisconsin, followed by a huge turnout of horsepower in Racine, Wisconsin. Both cities rolled out the red carpet for Power Tour and the people, and cars, have just been great. We’ve posted a few pics here and be sure to check back for more updates along the way.
Rookie Spencer Massey won his first NHRA Top Fuel win of his career beating Antron Brown in the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Chicago. Defending event champ Tony Pedregon held off Ashley Force Hood for the win in Funny Car. In Pro Stock, Jeg Coughlin was able to hold off the hard charging Mike Edwards. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Matt Guidera defeated Eddie Krawiec to collect his fourth career win. Congratulations to all the winnners!
Holy cow – it’s June! And that means it’s time for Power Tour! Our crew is packing up and heading north for the kickoff this Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. We’ll be trekking our way through the Midwest all week and ending in Bristol. Be sure to try to make it out for a day or three or four for an excellent adventure!
Larry Dixon rebounded nicely in Topeka with his 45th career victory defeating Clay Millican in the Top Fuel final. Ron Capps wins for the fourth time this year taking out Ashley Force in the process. In Pro Stock, Allen Johnson picked up his first win in almost two years defeating Mike Edwards. Congratulations to all the winners.