Allegany Motor & Pump Service Jumps on Board with Angelle Sampey and Team Liberty Racing

CORDELE, Ga. (June 30, 2017) – It was announced today that Allegany Motor & Pump Service, Inc. is joining forces with Angelle Sampey as an associate sponsor on her 2017 PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnum Pro Stock Motorcycle. “Determination, dedication, and family are some core values we hold high at Allegany Motor and Pump Service,” owner Chris Himmler said. “Through the years, Angelle and her team have portrayed these same values during their race to the top and we are ecstatic to show our appreciation and support through a new sponsorship.” Allegany Motor & Pump Service, Inc. is an electric motor and pump sales and repair company based out of Cumberland, Maryland. They have been

NHRA Competition Eliminator Race Recap: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

NORWALK, Ohio (June 28, 2017) – For the sixth time this season, the top players in Competition Eliminator competed at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. The Competition Eliminator class experienced rare abbreviated qualifying before raceday due to Mother Nature sticking around for the majority of Friday’s competition. After the two rounds of qualifying, Chuck Haubiel was the No. 1 qualifier in his 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt after going .753-seconds under his C/SM index. In the first round of competition, James Primozic Jr. took out his father Jim Primozic in the first after his father was a no show to the matchup. Ray Skillman took out Greg Kamplain

Team Liberty Racing Recap: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2017) – Team Liberty Racing competed this weekend at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Parks. Cory Reed began raceday from the No. 9 spot and had a first round matchup against Mike Berry. In eliminations, Reed staged his PSE/Team Liberty Victory Magnum against Berry and crossed the finish line with a 6.991-second pass at 189.31 mph but wasn’t able to outrun Berry’s slightly quicker 6.950, 192.22. “We’re trying some new stuff to see what will work and it seems to be going in a good direction,” Reed said. “We closed the gap this weekend. We’re right there with all of them and for a new team, that’s really cool. It’s anoth

Allen Johnson Drives to Quarterfinal Finish, Bumps into Top 10 for First Time of Season

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25, 2017) – Allen Johnson drove the Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Dodge Dart to the quarterfinal round of competition after taking out Chris McGaha in the first round of eliminations at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Johnson came into raceday in the No. 9 spot and had a first round matchup against Chris McGaha. When Johnson reacted at the launch with a strong .022-second reaction time, his win light was already turned on in his lane because McGaha turned on the red light by .012-seconds. Despite the red light, Johnson still crossed the finish line at Summit Motorsports Park first with a 6.627-second pass at 209.43 mph over McGaha’s 6.670, 208.9

Continuous Qualifying Improvement Brings Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson Determination for Norwal

NORWALK, Ohio (June 24, 2017) – In the most closely packed Pro Stock field in ages, Marathon Petroleum Co./J&J Racing Dodge Dart driver Allen Johnson will take on the competition from the No. 9 spot at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. On Friday, the 2012 Pro Stock World Champion began qualifying with a 6.654-second pass at 207.21 mph. Johnson and crew chief Adam Hornberger adjusted the tune-up to accommodate the ever-changing weather and improved by over two-thousandths when he clocked in with a 6.633, 207.56. Starting Saturday in the No. 8 position, Johnson made a big improvement once again when he clocked in with a 6.623, 208.91. The

Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Report: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Report: Summit Racing Equipment NHRANationals NORWALK, Ohio (June 24, 2017) – Consistency is the name of the game for Team Liberty Racing this weekend at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. On Friday, Cory Reed started off the team’s qualifying effort off with a solid 6.932-second pass at 189.04 mph. Angelle Sampey followed right behind Reed with a 6.943, 192.49. After battling rain showers all day, the humidity began to rise before the second session. Reed and Sampey staged up against each other in Friday’s late evening session and together they ran identical 6.95s. Sampey clocked in with a 6.955, 180.89 and Re

NHRA Competition Eliminator Feature: James Primozic Jr.

NHRA Competition Eliminator Feature: James Primozic Jr. NORWALK, Ohio (June 23, 2017) – Division 3 Competition Eliminator racer James Primozic Jr. has a lot of racing experience to tap into in his family. The third-generation racer had a later start to his drag racing career but has his father Jim alongside him in Competition Eliminator and grandfather Randolph in Top Sportsman to be his confidants when in the midst of intense competition. “My grandpa was the first one to start drag racing,” Primozic said. “He started this all off and still races Top Sportsman. Growing up, my dad raced in Modified in the IHRA and it’s something I’ve always been around. We love the small motor and high PRM

Performance Important for Allen Johnson in Marathon Petroleum’s Backyard

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2017) – After an early exit at the Thunder Valley Nationals, there is nothing more crucial to Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson than getting back on the racing surface. He will get his chance this weekend at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and he hopes to have his best performance of the season so far while in Marathon Petroleum’s backyard. “I’m really eager to get to Norwalk because we have a great car but the driver let us down last weekend,” Johnson admitted. “I hope I can make up for it with all the Marathon Petroleum people here this weekend. I always look forward to this race because a lot of them are abl

Team Liberty Race Preview: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

CORDELE, Ga. (June 21, 2017) – This weekend, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey will be setting their sights on victory lane at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. This track brings back special memories for 2016’s Rookie of the Year and team owner Cory Reed. Last year, Norwalk was the first time he qualified in the top half of the field and he also inked his first round win of his NHRA career at the event. “No wonder I like Norwalk so much,” Reed laughed. “Coming back a year later, I think people don’t look at me as a new rider anymore and they definitely know every time me or my team comes to the line, we’re there to race.

Chris McGaha Invests in Future of Pro Stock, Returns to Driver Seat in Norwalk

ODESSA, Tex. (June 20, 2017) – One name that has been missing from the Pro Stock roster at the last four races has been Chris McGaha but probably not for the reasons you think. This weekend at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Chris McGaha will step back behind the wheel of his Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro after a brief hiatus from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing tour. The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals winner was last seen in Atlanta. McGaha then took a planned break from competition to devote his time to breaking in the new Goodyear slicks that will be implemented in Chicago, focusing on their engine program, and racing with his two children Mason and Berkley. “My son M

Allen Johnson Hopes to Bring the Thunder to the Valley on Raceday in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 17, 2017) – Marathon Petroleum Co./J&J Racing Dodge Dart driver Allen Johnson drove his way to the No. 7 spot after four rounds of qualifying at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. On Friday, Johnson began his qualifying efforts with a solid 6.730-second pass at 205.13 mph. Battling against high humidity, the entire Pro Stock class made their best attempts in the extreme conditions. In the second session, Johnson and the Adam Hornberger-led team clocked in with a 6.745, 204.26. Saturday, the red, white, and blue Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart crossed the finish line at Bristol Dragway with a 6.752, 205.60. It was a 6.738, 204.63 that closed out qualifying for the Mar

Allen Johnson’s Marathon Petroleum Dodge Dart Strengthening Performance Heading into Home Race

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 14, 2017) – There are only eight racetracks on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit that Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing driver Allen Johnson has yet to win at and his home track of Bristol Dragway is one of them. With new found momentum, Johnson is ready to capitalize on their performance gains this weekend at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Johnson has been to the final round 59 times in his 20-year Pro Stock career and surprisingly, only one of those has been at Bristol Dragway back in 2012. He’s been the No. 1 qualifier at this event in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and it is more than possible for Johnson to outperform the competition this weekend and

Allen Johnson Takes Marathon Petroleum Dart to Quarterfinal Finish at NHRA Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 11, 2017) – Allen Johnson drove the Marathon Petroleum Co./J&J Racing Dodge Dart to the quarterfinal round of competition after defeating Matt Hartford on raceday at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals. First round, Johnson began raceday in his highest qualifying position of the season at No. 4 and had lane choice over Matt Hartford. Battling high track temperatures, the Pro Stock class knew it was a driver and tuner combination that would win each round of racing in Englishtown. Both competitors were almost identical off the tree and Johnson's 6.637-second pass at 209.59 mph was enough to take out Hartford’s 6.645, 209.79. “The track is hot and grimy,” Johnson

Competition Eliminator Race Recap: NHRA Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 13, 2017) – 28 of the top Competition Eliminator racers traveled to the Northeast to compete last weekend at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. In the first round, Patrick Ross was the No. 1 qualifier in his 2005 D/A Grand Am. Ross took out Vincent Nobile in the first round who was making a moonlight appearance in Competition Eliminator. Clint Neff’s .020-second light gave him the victory over Dave Hughes and was also the best light of the round. Other winners in the opening round of competition were Mark Hopkins, Randy Daniels, Pete Hanratty, Don Eckel III, Anthony Bertozzi, Rich LoCicero, Chip Ippolito, Lee Zane, Gary Guarriel

Team Liberty Race Recap: NHRA Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 11, 2017) – The Team Liberty Racing duo fell in the first round of eliminations but both gained major performance strides at both ends of the racetrack this weekend at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals. 2016 Rookie of the Year Cory Reed qualified No. 13 and had a first round matchup against Jerry Savoie. True to form, Reed grabbed the early starting line advantage with three tenths of a second over Savoie. Reed was ahead of Savoie until his Victory Magnum experienced a transmission malfunction and he slowed to a 7.169-second pass at 182.65 mph; Savoie’s 6.854, 194.35 advanced to the second round. “The bike didn’t shift into second, unfortunately, and I rolled

Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Report: NHRA Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 10, 2017) – Team Liberty Racing had an eventful four rounds of qualifying at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park but the duo was able to qualify both Victory Magnums in the uber-competitive NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field to compete for raceday. On Friday, Cory Reed began Team Liberty Racing’s qualifying effort with a solid 6.895-seconds at 190.51 mph. Angelle Sampey ran a troubled 7.137, 152.55 after having engine problems. For the evening session, Reed clocked in with a 6.912, 191.62 while Sampey was unable to repair her engine in time to compete in the second session. Saturday, Sampey came out with a much-improved 6.879, 1

NHRA Competition Eliminator Feature: Pete Hanratty

NHRA Competition Eliminator Feature: Pete Hanratty Pete Hanratty has made a name for himself in the world of drag racing as one of the staples in the Competition Eliminator class. Racing for over three decades, the Northeast division 1 racer still finds love in racing with his family. “I’m about as much of a dinosaur as they come other than a couple of guys,” Hanratty laughed. “My dad had been racing our whole lives as kids and it probably helped keep us out of trouble. A little after my eighteenth birthday, my dad had gotten his license in our dragster and then asked if I wanted to give it a try. I went two tenths of a second faster than he did and that was it; he never drove it again. I

Team Liberty Racing Event Preview: NHRA Summernationals

Team Liberty Racing Event Preview: NHRA Summernationals CORDELE, Ga. (June 6, 2017) – Five weeks since their last race in Atlanta, Team Liberty Racing riders Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey are ready to get back to competition at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals. Since their team debut at the beginning of the season, Team Liberty Racing has turned heads with their quick adaptability as a team and development on the new Victory Magnums. 2016 Rookie of the Year and Team Liberty Racing owner Cory Reed knows the importance of getting both Victory Magnums dialed in and making a statement as a new team in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class. “I want to qualify both bikes at every race this

Allen Johnson Tapping into Past Englishtown Success for NHRA Summernationals

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (June 6, 2017) – Marathon Petroleum’s Allen Johnson is ready to put the early exit at the New England Nationals in the rear-view mirror and redirect his focus to this weekend at the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals. Johnson has been in the final round three times at this event and won in 2011 over Vincent Nobile. He always went on to be the No. 1 qualifier in 2006 and 2014. “Englishtown has always been one of my favorite races,” Johnson said. “Englishtown was a Mopar race for a really long time after I first started racing Pro Stock and through the Mopar race, we’ve gotten to know a lot of great people at this race. The Summernationals always is pretty good to our Ma

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