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LAS VEGAS // November 21-24 2019

ST. LOUIS // August 1-3 2019


contenders / St. Louis VP Racing Fuels Limited Drag Radial Presented by 
Redline motorsports & CAR-O-LINER

DRIVER: Jason "Pooch" Rueckert

TEAM NAME: Pooch Racing

HOMETOWN: Terre Haute, Indiana

CAR: 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

ENGINE COMBO: Twin Turbo 557ci Big Block Chevy

BEST ET & MPH: 4.19 / 186

SPONSORS: VP Racing Fuels, Steve Schmidt Competition Engines, Pro Tree Race Cars, Precision Turbo, Menscer Motorsports, TRZ Motorsports, M&M Transmission, Hartline Performance, Mac Fab, Total Seal, Wiseco, Powershield Coatings, Hyperaktive, Glasstek, Chisled Performance, Print it Plus, Mickey Thompson, DTS, Billet Atomizer, MagnaFuel, FAST & GBodyParts.com,

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Josh squatch Ledford and the best crew chief in the world Kyla

DRIVER: Kris Fewell

TEAM NAME: Fewell racing

HOMETOWN: Waldron, Indiana

CAR: 1969 Camaro

ENGINE COMBO: ProCharged BBC F3-136

BEST ET & MPH: Coming at SCSN

SPONSORS: Pro Tree Race Cars. (Andy smith) VP Racing Fuels. (Pooch) Campbell Tire in Shelbyville Indiana and RPM Transmissions.....Thx Rodney!

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My daughters, Paige and Shelby for all your help. This truly is a family racing team!! My beautiful wife, Tangody, for the revolving line of credit and support to get to the lower 4's. And to my son Jake for hanging out late in the garage while I work on the car!! Love you guys!!

DRIVER: Dave Douma

TEAM NAME: Douma Racing

HOMETOWN: Belvidere, Tennessee

CAR: 1969 Chevelle

ENGINE COMBO: 565 BBC / ProCharger

BEST ET & MPH: Not fast enough

SPONSORS: Need some

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My wife (Windy) and 2 boys (Ashton & Bryce) and the rest of the crew - Darrell, Christi & Tracy

DRIVER: Matt Bell

TEAM NAME: Redline Motorspots

HOMETOWN: Bloomington, Illinois

CAR: 1993 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: 555 BBC / Twin Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 4.171 / 190 mph

SPONSORS: Redline Motorsports, Burkhart Chassis, Jeff Burns Engines, Southern Speed Racing, VP Racing Fuels, Holley EFI & Chicago Industrial

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Everyone that helps make it happen, couldn't do it without thier help.

DRIVER: Jack Greene

TEAM NAME: Boss Hog Racing

HOMETOWN: Knoxville, Tennessee

CAR: 1970 Nova


BEST ET & MPH: 4.208 / 175

SPONSORS: Albert Racing Engines, M&M Transmission, Mark Menscer Shocks, GPS Race Cars & Holley EFI

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Albert Racing Engines, M&M Transmission, Mark Menscer Shocks, GPS Race Cars & Holley EFI

DRIVER: Shane Stack "The ThrillBilly"

TEAM NAME: Stack Racing

HOMETOWN: Huntsville, Alabama

CAR: 1986 Monte Carlo SS

ENGINE COMBO: Twin Turbo 572 BBC

BEST ET & MPH: 4.19 / 190

SPONSORS: Eagle Collision,  PTC, R&R Speed and Machine, F.A.S.T., BiIlet Atomizer, CTR Race Cars, Diamond, VP Racing Fuel, Aeromotive & Power Master

DRIVER: John Wellenkamp

HOMETOWN: Jacksonville, Illinois

CAR: 1985 Ford Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: 412ci Panhandle Performance / SuperCharged

BEST ET & MPH: Too Slow to list

SPONSORS: Morrow Brother's Ford Inc, Lyons Custom Motorsports & Panhandle Performance

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Mom and Dad, Kristin, Mark Biddle- Panhandle Performance, Tim Lyons- Lyons Custom Motorsports, Bill Silva and all my employees at Morrow Brothers Ford Inc.

DRIVER: Mike "The Hammer" Hupp

HOMETOWN: Ellettsville, Indiana

CAR: 1980 Chevy Malibu


BEST ET & MPH: 4.18 / 192

SPONSORS: ProTree Racecars, Simple Engine & Machine, VP Racing Fuels, RPM Transmissions, Precision Turbo and Engine, The Sign Guy, Twice as Nice Auto

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My wife Anna, My Sons Mitchell and Jacob, Father in law Bobby, Andy Smith (Protree Race Cars), Dustin Hiday (Simple Engine and Machine), Pooch (VP Racing Fuels)

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