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downloadNovember 4th, 2017
Car Show at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 9am to 2pm.

Gates open @ 7am to 2:pm Coffee w/donut $1.
Dash Plaques and Top (15) Awards.

Free Full BBQ Chicken meal to first (85) entries.
19234 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix. (just above Union Hills).
Info call Pastor Don 623-780-1008

SEMA Update: Six Vehicle Builders Awarded Entry into SEMA Battle of the Builders® Competition

Young Guns Winners to Compete at Premier Automotive Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV —

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2017) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced six regional Young Guns winners who will be awarded a trip to the 2017 SEMA Show and automatic entry into this year’s SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition.In an effort to identify and support young builders who may not already have an approved vehicle at the 2017 SEMA Show, SEMA partnered with regional event promoters during the past six months to provide heightened exposure for up-and-coming builders. Builders age 27 or younger were selected by partnering organizations (AutoCon, Bonnier and Goodguys) to receive a Young Guns prize package that includes an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2017 SEMA Show, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the Show and entry into the Battle of the Builders.      Young Guns regional winners are:

  • Dylan Colman: 1996 BMW e30 M3 (Winner of AutoCon Los Angeles, from Los Angeles, CA)
  • Austin Haynes: 1970 C/10 (Winner of Street Machine Nationals, from Johnson City, IL)
  • Zach Johanson: 1970 Camaro (Winner of West Coast Nationals, from Hayward, CA)
  • Jacob Neuenschwander: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 (Winner of 4Wheel Jamboree, from Bluffton, OH)
  • Henry Song: 2015 BMW 135 (Winner of AutoCon East, from Annandale, VA)
  • Cody Taintor: 1996 Ford Bronco (Winner of Bloomsburg 4-Wheel Jamboree, from Egg Harbor Township, NJ)

The regional Young Guns winners will now participate in the competition that includes more than 300 entries. Finalists will be announced during the SEMA Show, with the winner crowned at the official SEMA Show after-party, SEMA Ignited, on Friday, Nov. 3, in Las Vegas, NV.    The competition is the basis for a nationwide television special that will premiere on the Velocity Channel in January 2018. Features and behind-the-scenes footages from the exclusive trade-only SEMA Show will be shown during the television special.For more information, visit www.semaignited.com.

NHRA Results: Kalitta earns first win of 2017, Hight, T. Gray, Krawiec kick off Countdown with victories

Winner's Circle

Doug Kalitta powered to his first career victory at zMAX Dragway Sunday at the 10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals.

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious in their respective categories at the first of six playoff events during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

Doug Kalitta

Points leader Kalitta took down teammate Richie Crampton in the final round with a 3.775-second pass at 318.39 mph in his Mac Tools dragster to earn his first victory of the season. Kalitta now has 43 career victories and only two tracks on the NHRA circuit at which he hasn’t won throughout his career. “Getting this win gives us great momentum with only five races to go, but with the team I have with me I’m full of confidence,” Kalitta said. “It’s huge for me to get my first win at this great facility, because we have been coming here for a lot of years and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.” READ FULL STORY

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Results: Truex Takes Playoff Opener at Chicagoland

Martin Truex Jr.

JOLIET, Ill. – Regular-season champion Martin Truex Jr. won the opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy Series Playoffs on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.  Truex Jr. repeated the start of the playoffs the way he did a year ago winning at Chicagoland. After romping through the regular season and winning the championship rather handily, Truex Jr. said Sunday was just business as usual and not in any way a statement.  “I don’t really care a lot about statements,” he said. “I’m just having fun. It’s important to come here and not let the pressure get to you, and I think we did a good job with that.”
Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson completed the top five in the Tales of the Turtles 400.
“Obviously would have been great to battle with Martin a little bit more,” Elliott said.  “We didn’t have anything for him.  From where we’ve been to where we ran today was a major, major step in the right direction, frankly where we need to be, where we deserve to be, to the potential we can run.”  Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray completed the first 10 finishers.  Truex Jr. moves on to Round 2 with his win with Larson, Harvick, Keselowski and Kyle Busch the top five.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series now heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next Sunday afternoon. READ FULL STORY

XFINITY Series Results: Allgaier Brings Home Second Win of 2017

Justin Allgaier

JOLIET, Ill. – Justin Allgaier brought the NASCAR XFINITY Series regular season to a close in a big way by picking up his second win of the season at his home track, Chicagoland Speedway, in Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300.  Allgaier took the lead on a restart with 15 laps to go and was able to outrun Kyle Larson and JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler to the checkered flag.
It was Allgaier’s fifth career win.
“It’s so cool to win in my home state,” said Allgaier, the Riverton, Illinois native. “Just so proud of this team and everyone at JR Motorsports for this effort this season. We are ready to run for a championship next week.” READ FULL STORY

Camping World Truck Series Results: Sauter Wins Chicago, Playoff Field Set

Johnny Sauter

JOLIET, Ill. – Johnny Sauter won Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway while Christopher Bell wrapped up the regular season championship.  The defending series champion scored his 15th career win. He led the final 28 laps Friday night.
“We had a great truck yesterday and we were worried with the Cup guys and the XFINITY guys here, the track might change a little bit,” Sauter said. “I can’t thank Hendrick horsepower enough.
“This is what we needed. This is the momentum, this is a shot in the arm. I can’t thank my guys enough – this truck was on rails tonight.” READ FULL STORY

SEMA Show (Oct. 31st – Nov. 3rd) New Products Showcase Features Enhancements

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – As the No. 1 destination for attendees at the SEMA Show, the 2017 New Products Showcase will feature expanded operating hours, a Buyer Happy Hour and enhancements to make it easier than ever for buyers and media to visit. Located along the skybridge between Central and South Halls, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase will be open to Showgoers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the event – one hour before opening and one hour after closing – and will include a New Products Happy Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.   “The New Products Showcase is an essential part of the SEMA Show. Thousands of buyers and media visit the Showcase to discover leading trends, and participating exhibitors rely on it as a tool to generate awareness of their products and brand,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications. “Even beyond the brand awareness, we’ve seen a direct correlation between buyer visits to a booth and exhibitors that have products in the Showcase.”Buyers and media will be able to visit the New Products Showcase when it opens at 8 a.m., then hit the Show floor immediately when it opens at 9 a.m. each day of the Show. While at the New Products Showcase, buyers and media will also be able to utilize scanning devices to create a personalized list of products they see in the Showcase that are of particular interest. Details for the products scanned will be provided to attendees when they return the scanner, complete with company name, booth location and more.Another option for maximizing one’s visit to the New Products Showcase is to attend the New Products Happy Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. Complimentary beer and popcorn will be available to buyers and media from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and visitors will also be able to use the scanning devices during this time.  The New Products Showcase is expected to include nearly 2,000 product entries, and all exhibitors qualify to submit one entry at no cost. There is also a “featured products” category for exhibitors to enter products that may not meet the qualifications for a “new” product. Entry forms and details can be found at www.semashow.com or contact sales@sema.org909-396-0289.


The Far East Valley (Apache Junction) Friday Night Cruise-In will start up again on Friday October 6th from 3 – 7pm at its regular location at the Basha’s grocery parking lot on the Southwest corner of Apache Blvd. (Main Street) at Signal Butte Rd. For additional information call Tom from the East Valley Cruisers club at 480-650-0733

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House of Representatives Committee Schedules Hearing for RPM Act

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment has scheduled a September 13 hearing to discuss several bills to reduce regulatory burdens impacting small businesses. The hearing will review the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2017 (H.R. 350), which would clarify that the Clean Air Act allows motor vehicles to be converted into race vehicles used solely for competition. The RPM Act provides clarity to motorsports parts businesses and protects racers’ ability to purchase the parts and equipment that enable them to compete.

The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support. Even if you wrote to Congress in 2016, SEMA urges all race fans and businesses to take action again. Go to www.sema.org/RPM to support the RPM Act of 2017 and secure the future of racing today!

NHRA Results: Torrence, Todd, Skillman get first Indy wins, Krawiec earns U.S. Nationals glory again

Steve Torrence piloted his Capco Contractors dragster to the Top Fuel victory Monday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious at the 18th event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Series Drag Racing Series schedule.

Steve Torrence

Torrence raced to a 3.757-second pass at 322.96 mph to defeat Kebin Kinsley who lost traction in his Road Rage Fuel Booster dragster at the start of the final. It is Torrence’s first win at the Chevy Performance U.S. Nationals, seventh of the season and 15th of his career. READ FULL STORY