FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NHRA Communications (818) 914-4761 PRO STOCK TRUCKS TO DEBUT WITH EXHIBITION PASSES AT COLUMBUS GLENDORA, Calif. -- An exhibition NHRA Pro Stock Truck program will debut with passes by two Chevrolet...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: NHRA Communications (818) 914-4761
PRO STOCK TRUCKS TO DEBUT WITH EXHIBITION PASSES AT COLUMBUS
GLENDORA, Calif. -- An exhibition NHRA Pro Stock Truck program will debut with passes by two Chevrolet pickups during the Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing, June 12-15 at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio. NHRA drag racers Jerry Haas and John Lingenfelter will drive the Chevrolet S-10 trucks at National Trail. Two Ford Ranger pickups driven by Roy Hill and Richie Stevens will make exhibition passes at the Sears Craftsman Nationals, June 26-29 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill. Two Dodge Dakota pickups driven by Team Mopar Pro Stock competitors Darrell Alderman and Scott Geoffrion will make exhibition runs at the Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals, July 17-20 at Denver. All six trucks will participate on an exhibition basis at the remaining NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series events this season starting at the Autolite Nationals, July 25-27 at Sonoma, Calif. "This is an exhibition program to determine the popularity of the trucks in NHRA-style competition," NHRA President Dallas Gardner said. "It's no secret that many of our fans drive pickup trucks as their personal vehicles, and we think those fans will show great enthusiasm toward the Pro Stock Trucks. We also have received strong support from each of the manufacturers involved in the program." The Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge trucks each will be powered by a 358 cubic-inch, eight-cylinder engine. The minimum weight of the trucks with driver is 2,300 pounds. -30- 6/4/97-GR24-082