James Day Never Doubted his Racing Future

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Photo – Courtesy of James Day Motorsports

California native, James Day, grew up on the pavement of Pomona Raceway, watching his father, Richard Day, race nitro funny cars. Dreaming of following in his father’s footsteps, James became a licensed pilot of not only a nitro funny car, but Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster, Nostalgia Top Fuel, and Nostalgia Fuel Funny Car.

There was never any doubt in James Day’s mind that driving a race car could be in his future.

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Morgan Lucas Taking on 2013 with a New Perspective

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Photo – MorganLucasRacing.com

This year has brought some big changes for Morgan Lucas, driver of the GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster.

Lucas got married in the off-season and is taking a more active role in the operations of Morgan Lucas Racing in 2013.

“My whole outlook on life has shifted,” Lucas said. “My purpose for being competitive used to solely be on having fun and racing. While I still love racing, I want to win because I do have a family, I want to be a good provider, and I want the business side of the race team to be successful.

“There are a lot of things that go into you wanting to be the best you possibly can be. It’s a new kind of pressure to be under, but if you channel it the right way, pressure can be a great motivator.” Continue reading

Marla Weidenaar is More than a Female Crew Member at Kalitta Motorsports

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Photo – AlexisDejoria.com

Marla Weidenaar is a piston and rod specialist for Kalitta Motorsports driver Alexis Dejoria. Although she’s been with her current team for two years, she’s been working in NHRA‘s drag racing for the last four years. Her hometown is New Lenox, Illinois, so being at Chicagoland this past weekend was a bit of a homecoming for this interesting female crew member.

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Anthony Lum – Total Domination Mindset at John Force Racing


Anthony Lum Engine Specialist for Courtney Force at John Force Racing  Photo - JohnForceRacing.com

Anthony Lum Engine Specialist for Courtney Force at John Force Racing
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Anthony Lum is an engine specialist for John Force Racing’s top fuel dragster, Courtney Force.  Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, his nickname is ‘Pineapple’ and he now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana.  Lum is employed at John Force Racing as of 2012 and via a few questions, fans can learn more about this dynamic JFR team member. Continue reading

Michelle McCullough – the Force behind Brittany


Michelle McCullough and Brittany Force
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Michelle McCullough is the media relations manager for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA Top Fuel Dragster, and 2013 Rookie, Brittany Force.

McCullough’s resume includes three years at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, where she assisted with the coordination of all NASCAR events. She also worked in the media relations department at New Mexico State University from 2007 to 2011 covering all Division I sports. Continue reading