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Ringers Gloves Monday Morning NHRA Wrap-Up Three Ringers Drivers Advanced to Finals Chandler, Ariz. -- (March 8, 2004) Three Ringers Gloves drivers advanced to the finals in the 20th annual Checker Schucks Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird ...

Ringers Gloves Monday Morning NHRA Wrap-Up
Three Ringers Drivers Advanced to Finals

Chandler, Ariz. -- (March 8, 2004) Three Ringers Gloves drivers advanced to the finals in the 20th annual Checker Schucks Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.

In Pro Stock, Kurt Johnson, affectionately known to the drag racing community as K.J., and his AC Delco Chevrolet Cavalier defeated another Ringers supporter, Dave Connolly of Bullet Motorsports, with a 6.835 ET/203.49 MPH run, a 0.0008 second margin of victory (approximately three inches).

Funny Car finals saw Ringers driver Tony Pedregon and Del Worsham battle. Unfortunately, Pedregon and his Quaker State Camaro fell to Worsham and his Checker Schucks Kragen Firebird.

Worsham defeated Pedregon with a 4.970 ET.

In Top Fuel, newly signed Ringers supporter Brandon Bernstein and his Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster defeated Doug Kalitta and his MAC Tools dragster.

Kalitta got the hole shot off the tree with a 0.019 RT, but hot weather conditions caused his tires to rattle loose at the 330 feet mark, giving Bernstein his second Checker Schucks Kragen NHRA Nationals Championship in two years.

On a couple side notes, Ringers Gloves would like to wish Tony Pedregon a Happy Birthday. Pedregon turns 39 today.

We would also like to extend our well wishes to Josh Baltimore, Cruz Pedregon's step-son. Baltimore was involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend and suffered a broken leg in two spots. Get well soon, Josh!

Be sure keep up with all your Ringers favorites by logging onto www.nhra.com, www.ringersgloves.com and watching ESPN2's coverage in 2004.

Ringers Gloves is a full-line manufacturer of specialty mechanics, rescue and firefighter gloves, SFI spec 3.3/1, 3.3/10 racing gloves, UnderX undergarments, shop wear and Ringers Gloves race wear. Watch for the Ringers Gloves "On Hands" Tour 2004 to invade a city near you! For more information on Ringers Gloves, please visit www.ringersgloves.com.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Doug Kalitta , Brandon Bernstein , Dave Connolly