Indianapolis, IN -- Despite the NHRA and IHRA taking a weekend off from racing, May 9 -10, in observance for Mother’s Day, Paul Romine and his CARQUEST Top Fuel dragster team will be busy racing.

The defending IHRA Top Fuel World Champion will face three-time World Champion Shirley Muldowney in a special three round match race at the Legend ’s of Drag Racing event at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton,MI.

“We just enjoy racing and this weekend we get to race Shirley and test at the same time so it works out perfect,” Romine said. “With the CARQUEST Northern Nationals being held at Stanton again in August, we'’d like to get a few laps at the track and try a some new things and the Legend’s race give us that opportunity. Plus last season Shirley and myself had a great points chase and rivalry in IHRA and to get to race her again, it’ll be fun. Shirley and Rahn (Tobler, her husband and crew chief) have a very competitive car and I’m sure they can’t wait to get a piece of us after last season. We’re not going taking them lightly, it’s going to be a very competitive three round race.”

The Legend’s of Drag Racing kicks off Saturday evening with two rounds of competition between Muldowney and Romine. The two Top Fuel competitors will conclude their three round match race Sunday afternoon with one additional round of competition.