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Date: 22nd April 08
Headline: Tak impresses but Vancil overcomes!

Congratulations to Japan's Tak Shigematsu for his impresive showing at the AHDRA event in Madison, US at the weekend.
After qualifying in the number one position with a 6.379 he went on to run a best of 6.289 in elims on the way to the final where he lost out in a pedalling contest with multi champion Doug Vancil.



We also understand that Tak's new bike is almost ready to run. Running a huge 17" slick, the latest must have timer controller from Rocket Industries and a 21 GPM fuel pump it should impress and may be an `interesting' ride....

Our readers may be interested to note that after various `incidents' involving the use of such tyres on the 4 Cyl TFB's in the US culminating in Daryl Eakle taking a spill AMA Dragbike oulawed their use and restricted the TFB's to a 14.5" slick.


Date: 20th April 08
Headline: McBride secures short term future

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rookie Angie McBride and Indicom Electric have signed a sponsorship deal for the next three NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series races. McBride, who sits seventh in the POWERade Championship point standings, has been searching for a sponsor for the 2008 season in an effort to continue her first full season in the NHRA.



Not only is Indicom Electric sponsoring McBride, but her teammate, 2007 champ Matt Smith, as well.

?I am excited to be representing Indicom Electric and Nitro Fish,? said McBride. ?We are running great this year, but just need the financial backing in order to keep my bike going. I thought I was going to have to sit out the next few races, so you can imagine how relieved I am that Indicom and Nitro Fish have stepped up and helped me out.?

Smith, who sits second in the point standings, has been helping McBride live her dream, but he also knows how tough it is to find a sponsor in order to keep those dreams alive.

?Angie is a great rider,? said Smith. ?She is very marketable and would represent any company very well; hopefully we can get her something permanent soon. I know how tough it is to get a sponsor out here. Heck, I won the championship last year and almost didn't race at all this year. I just keep telling her that things will fall into place if it is meant to be. We got a few things in the works, so hopefully she can race the rest of the year.?


Date: 20th April 08
Headline: Donald Lang

We heard the sad news that Donald "Puff" Lang passed away recently at his home in Sturgis, MI.

Donald was often found crewing for his son, former Prostar Top Fuel Bike Champion Tony Lang.

Our deepest condolences to Donald's family and friends.

Date: 20th April 08
Headline: APE Fast Times latest edition

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Date: 20th April 08
Headline: Hawaya Racing Moves Operation to North Carolina

Mark Cox and Johnny Vickers proudly announce the arrival of the Hawaya Racing operation to Millers Creek, North Carolina, a small township just minutes from CrossRoads Harley-Davidson. The new partnership will offer high performance options for race-oriented motorcycle enthusiasts, custom bike owners and the everyday rider looking for a unique, race-proven product. Cox and Vickers have worked together for years through Mark Cox Racing, a multi-race winner and National Champion in the Harley-Davidson Nitro classes.

?We have been working towards partnering up on this business venture for several years,? said Johnny Vickers, owner of Hawaya Racing. ?It took some time to put all the elements in motion, but we finally have completed that process. We built a new state-of-the-art racing facility in Millers Creek to be able to offer Hawaya?s high-end performance services to our existing customers and new clientele in the racing country of North Carolina.?

?With Johnny?s Hawaya Racing operation, we will now be able to advance our service to the next level in regard to performance. CrossRoads Harley-Davidson will now be a unique performance headquarters, where you can get race-proven performance.?

Vickers will continue to operate Hawaya Racing Products, specializing in building racing motorcycles from the ground up, clutch and fuel-management systems, drive-train components, fabrication and custom bike building. Through the new partnership, they will also be able to offer dyno tuning, horsepower packages, machine work and custom fabricated pieces.

?CrossRoads? 33,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that we moved into in late 2005 offers a great location for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle performance enhancement business,? added Cox. ?People are constantly riding in and wanting to upgrade their horsepower package or get some custom fabricated pieces for their bike. Through this business extension, we can now do it and do it right. Johnny is a legend in the Harley race bike building business and we are proud to be associated with him. His quality is unmatched. We are very excited for our customers because of the unique services we can now offer.?

Check out more news about CrossRoads Harley-Davidson at www.crossroads-hd.com or Hawaya Racing and www.hawayaracing.com now at 1333 North Minton Road, Millers Creek, NC 28651. Phone 336-973-5078, Fax 336-973-5079.

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