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COUNTDOWN TO THE CAVALCADE
May 13, 2009
Author: Bobby Martin

The Cavalcade of Stars is one of the classic shows that got me hooked on Funny Car racing back in the day. It's an awesome thrill to drive with Parkertech Racing in the new Cavalcade of Stars this weekend at Norwalk.

The Coca-Cola Cavalcade of Stars is still remembered and revered to this day as one of the all-time great Funny Car match racing shows. It was a traveling band of gypsies, including some of the greatest names, that would
invade towns and put on a wild fire-breathing Funny Car fest. The name is so special to the drag racing world that promoter extraordinaire Bill Bader has longed to bring it back for years. In 2007, he did just that with the B'laster Cavalcade of Stars. This year's event promises all the sizzling ingredients of a great day at the drags, including all the NHRA sportsman categories, wheelstanders (I love wheelstanders), jet cars, and even a concert.

Frank and Dan Parker plan to try a new engine combo. Last year, we went 5.57 at 259, our best as a team. The track is among the best in the world. And, according to the forecast, Sunday should provide conditions that would help us to go even faster. Follow the action round by round at www.dragracecentral.com and www.nhra.com.

BULLETIN: I'm delighted to announce that I'll be serving as an assistant at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School at Norwalk. The school starts the Monday following the Cavalcade of Stars and goes through Thursday. I'll be there on Monday and Thursday.

One more thing. It's official. The ParkerTech/Lane Automotive Charger will be the Division 3 Top Alcohol Funny Car at the 25th Anniversary of the Jeg's All-Stars coming up in June.



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