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No Prep and Cash Days Finally Move West- Bluebaugh Wins, 2016


The next generation of Wicked Fast Street Car Racing has finally arrived in the West with a real Street Race flair. Bluebaugh Racing is more than serious competition ready for change and proved it bringing the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo out of retirement to win the Desert Storm Cash Days big tire class, October 2nd 2016 at the Tucson Dragway in southern Arizona. The “Magna Fuel” and “WFO Racing and Machine” sponsored team ran five hard rounds in a single afternoon to get the win making it the most rigorous race day ever with no room for error. There was some fast competition present said Bluebaugh and we could not have done it without solid teamwork. We won doing what we usually do and that’s staying sharp and consistent every pass through the chaos.”

Just the weekend before, the new Arizona No Prep Racing Association also held its inaugural race in Tucson turning out an excellent and competitive car count. Bluebaugh and the team suffered a battery failure in the final at the No Prep taking 2nd place with a WFO Racing and Machine prepared Camaro designed to compete on the Street Race Scene. Crew Chief, Deborah Woodard said the “No Prep” and “Street Outlaws” oriented style offers a much different racing challenge where less power can equal more on race day. The management of power in the race car is different and we had to really hold the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo back. We were unsure how it would do honestly especially with a clutch, but we trusted our knowledge and skill to put both our cars in a final round two weekends in a row after not racing for 3 years. We are happy to be back at it and to have a place again where we can compete again. We believe this new style of racing will generate new enthusiasm bringing racers like us back to the track again and encourage newer racers to compete.”

Both events felt more like a late night street race with drivers drawing for the competition every round. It was an exciting double header of racing two weeks in a row with both old generations and new generations of racers really meeting for the first time in a heads up challenge.  People came from all over and out of state for the events showing a strong potential for future events. Race promoters seem as well enticed with the possibilities as the events saw both new and seasoned promoters taking notice of the changes to the racing scene. Everyone hopes that No Prep, Cash Days, and other “Street Outlaws” styled events will take hold in the West despite some initial glitches. Most everyone has been well intentioned as both promoters and racers have worked together to figure out how to make it work and keep it going. The Tucson Dragway was an excellent host with a friendly environment and no hassle atmosphere, perfect for the occasion.  Arizona No Prep Racing Association has submitted a proposal to the track for future events already; however a schedule has not been published. Best of all, the races were affordable again for all to attend and compete and the odds were equaled. Bluebaugh Racing will attend next; the West Coast Hotrod Associations (WCHRA) Shoot Out at Sundown, Street Outlaw Big Tire Challenge upcoming November 4th- 5th also being held in Tucson. It appears that the Tucson Dragway will be the new hotspot for these types of venues. Photo’s Courtesy Krookid Photography  – Deborah WFO, October 2016 www.worldsfastestorganization.com




Lucas Oil to Sponsor Bluebaugh Racing in 2011 Season 

By Crew Chief Deborah Woodard, February 2011


 

Bluebaugh Racing is proud to announce that Lucas Oil will be joining us in the 2011 racing season as a team sponsor. Bluebaugh said “We are really excited about the addition of Lucas Oil to our team. We have tried many different oil products over the years and Lucas Oil’s product line is top quality. It does make a difference in which oil you choose to both the performance and parts longevity in a racing engine. Lucas Oil has a higher content of specially blended oils and protective additives that are test proven in application.”

 

Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said “When we really looked into why Lucas Oil works, we found engine oils high in zinc, which is instrumental to maximum protection. We have decided to use Lucas Oil’s Engine Break in Oil after every rebuild. It contains 3634 ppm zinc content, phosphorus, and a special blend of oils critical to both valve train performance and seating the rings. Nitrous engines are particularly hard on rings. If we can get them to seat faster, seal up, and last longer, the engine will make more horsepower with a simple change of oil. In discussion with Tom Bogner, Motor Sports Manger for Lucas Oil, he stated that he has seen some impressive horsepower gains with the special blends added in Lucas’s racing oils.”

 

Lucas 20w-50 Plus Racing Oil lowers oil temperatures by up to 40 degrees and was originally developed in short track NASCAR tests. “We again found zinc and higher content of protective additives.” Its high lubricity is especially resistant to oil dilution created by racing fuels by 50% greater than other racing oils.

 

Bluebaugh said “We have always used Lucas Oil in our transmission and rear end with great result. Despite a lot of abuse parts are lasting a long time, which saves money and gets us down the track with greater reliability. A new product that we are excited to try is the Extreme Pressure Valve Train Synthetic Grease. The grease has been developed to withstand extreme heat and mechanical pressure using a special bonding agent to keep metal parts separated. This will be important to the wear and life of our camshaft, pushrods, lifters, and rocker arms during start up.”

 

In 2008 Lucas Oil improved their testing capacities with a new state of the art laboratory. The company uses infrared spectroscopy for quality control, reverse engineering, and new product development. In the lab, technical staff measure kinematic viscosity, determine flash points of flammable and combustible materials, test new and used oils for metal content with X-Ray Florescence, and they use a state of the art table top density meter to determine pounds per gallons in finished products and raw materials. Base oils and additive systems are carefully selected in house to create the highest quality and highest performing lubricants and fuel treatment. Lucas Oil strives to exceed the demands of the racing industry. Years of industry leading research and development that has gone into Lucas Oil racing products has as well found its way into everyday use automotive products.  

 

Bluebaugh Racing is looking forward to a great year ahead with Lucas Oil and we want to thank them for joining our team, granting us a place in their sponsorship program, and for supporting many different racing venues at all levels. 


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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel Prepares for SCSN VI

By Crew Chief Deborah Woodard, November 2010

 


 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is busy preparing for another fantastic year at the Street Car Super National’s in Las Vegas, November 18-21, 2010. Bluebaugh said “We look forward to this race every year and the opportunity to run with the nation’s very best cars in our class. As a West Coast team, this is a big deal for us practically right in our back yard. While we are far from the fastest team expected to show up, it’s an exciting accomplishment to simply make the field and go a round or two.”

Team Magna Fuel is striving again for a mid-pack position as a strategy to go as many rounds as possible. Bluebaugh and team have often found the finals from the mid-pack point as faster cars seem to fall out early. This race will be no exception with a plentiful history of upsets and surprises in the competition. Anything can certainly happen in Vegas.


    Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said “This race has a little Las Vegas luck that rides with it as a possible advantage in competition. Last years SCSN winner, Dan Vogt cruised through to the win, far from being the fastest racer. He won the race with a consistent well-prepared race car and luck of the draw. It’s entirely possible that a good 6.30 car that goes down the track every time can find the final round. This is undoubtedly what we will hope for in the way the competition falls. We certainly need a little luck and we definitely know that we can be consistent. It’s anyone’s game on race day as the competition pushes the limits to the extreme more so than in regular season competition.”


    Bluebaugh has been working long hours every day going over the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo doing maintenance and inspecting all parts of the car from top to bottom. Crew Chief Woodard upped the nitrous system looking to improve the horsepower potential of the engine while Bluebaugh reconsidered the gear ratios for starting line advantages. Woodard said “Looking for hole shot head starts and correctly managing the power we do have will be important in giving ourselves every chance against teams that can run high fives. All we can do is to be ready when the opportunity comes. One of our best actual advantages is just knowing the conditions of the track in Vegas as we work through our preparation. We hope to round out the 2010 year with some new personal best’s.”


    Bluebaugh and the team would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor for a second year and helping us get to SCSN. Please stop by our pit in Vegas and see us. We will be joined by Magna Fuel and JE Pistons for the SCSN event. Thanks to JE Pistons for helping make the year possible. We want to give special appreciation to our media sponsor Speed Scene Racing. Thanks for continuing support from W. W. Williams who also made special contributions for our trip to the SCSN. W. W. Williams is hiring Automotive and Diesel technicians for their Las Vegas locations.  Thanks to DJ Safety for being with us this year and big thanks goes out for the custom fit driver’s suit. We have a full catalog of items from DJ Safety, Magna Fuel, Hughes Performance, Arrow Track GPS, and other manufacturers available for sale on our Web Store project
http://www.1320racer.com WFO Skull T-shirts will be available at our trailer in Las Vegas.

 

A Special Thanks goes out to Good Year Racing. Please join us in Welcoming Good Year Racing in advance as part of our team for the upcoming 2011 season !!

Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine, and 1320 Racer.com.

 

Again Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters
Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, JE Pistons, DJ Racing Safety Equipment, Goodyear Racing, W.W. Williams, Highway 69 Racing Products, Hughes Performance, Charles Carpenter Racing and Chris Patrick of Automated Racing Technologies,

 
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Bluebaugh Racing’s – JE Pistons Spotlight

By Crew Chief- Deborah Woodard


 

“Bluebaugh Racing will soon round out another racing season and the second year of being fortunate enough to have JE Pistons aboard our racing program.” Crew Chief for Bluebaugh’s racing operation, Deborah Woodard explained “JE Pistons is one of few company’s that has not only maintained their standards through tough times, but is also improving them on a regular basis. JE Piston’s has one of the most rigorous standards of manufacturing and quality control out there today in the piston business. I know that when new pistons arrive, that I can depend on them being right.”  

 

JE Pistons currently uses State-Of-The-Art CNC machines for manufacturing with capability of making tolerances to millionths of an inch. But that’s not where things start. Each custom JE Piston begins in the engineering department on a computer aided design program before it ever sees a machine. The computer allows engineers to create a 3D rendering and complete a “Finite Element Analysis” (FEA). FEA enables the engineer to calculate amounts of stress and fatigue that are placed on the piston during competition. Design enhancements are then made on the computer model and re-tested until they exceed needed tolerances.

 

Woodard said “We put our JE Pistons through a real beating with every run we make. Over 800 horsepower in our engine is being produced in our primary three Nitrous Oxide systems before the fourth stage is added. Nitrous and pistons are not exactly friends. Exact tolerances, integrity in the quality, and durability are a must. A piston failure can cause thousands of dollars in damages and put us out of competition. This is why we have chosen JE Pistons continuously through the years. When we decided to buy a larger cubic inch engine, we threw away the pistons that were in it and turned to JE for help. The engineers listened to what we wanted in our pistons and then applied their knowledge and expertise to come up with the best design.”

 

Design advancements in racing engine technology are making it possible to increase cylinder pressure. Forced induction and Nitrous are added for this purpose alone. The basic concept behind power production is to cram as much air and fuel into the engine as possible. Pistons are caught in the middle with the engines cycle attempting to both eject the pistons through the head and jam them through the oil pan.

 

Woodard said “We rebuild our big cube Nitrous engine every ten passes as a measure of preventative maintenance. The proof that JE is building a higher quality piston is in the fact that the pistons are going back in the engine and show good durability over time. Our relative cost for piston replacement due to wear is low compared to our competitors who use other brands.”

 

While years ago JE Pistons started out making both cast and forged models of pistons they have since switched to forged and billet models exclusively due to these increasing performance demands. They are also 100% American made in JE’s California based manufacturing facility. Once a JE Piston completes the machine process, quality control kicks in full force. Each piston is cleaned by hand and de-burred. The quality inspector then places each piston in a coordinate measuring machine that double checks that machining has been completed according to specification. This process is followed by a hardness test and visual inspection before packing for delivery.

 

Research and development from custom design projects like the one completed for Bluebaugh Racing has trickled down into JE’s off the shelf piston and parts line. Innovations developed for professional racing such as lightweight forging design, a unique skirt profile, and ultra-flat ring grooves has resulted in horsepower gains that can be appreciated by all racers in both the JE and SRP product lines. New for drag rac

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank JE Pistons for their continuing support and design expertise that has contributed to our years of success in racing.


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Bluebaugh Racing at the PSCA Arizona Nationals

By Deborah Woodard, October 2010




 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel attended the Pacific Street Car Association’s Arizona Nationals this past weekend hunting for a home town win. Instead the team found a mid-pack quandary and need to step it up fast. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said. “We qualified in the fifth position of ten cars, which is normally a good spot. As I looked at the ladder for race day though, I realized we were right in the middle looking in from the outside at an extreme fast pack of contenders capable of running 6.20’s and better.

The Magna Fuel Monte Carlo had a great qualifying day running 6.43, 6.42, and 6.40 on a hot and difficult track that created trouble for most of the Pro Street class. “Contenders in the PSCA that are showing up however are capable of running times we have just not reached at this point. Now that we are getting the car to repeat, we are going to have to chase our tune up much more aggressively than I originally intended to have to do. Stepping it up can cost parts in a hurry if you are not careful.”


        In round one of eliminations, Bluebaugh paired up with Mike Maggio in his Magco Drilling Blown Alcohol Camaro. Each team had reason for concern with a big unknown over who would fair out in round one eliminations. While Bluebaugh ran wickedly consistent runs in qualifying, Maggio can and has run much faster. The day before Maggio and team struggled to run the best of 6.45. On race day, the win was up for grabs to the team who could best conquer the track. When the lights came down, all Bluebaugh and the team could hope for is that a consistent run would be enough. It was Maggio though who persevered taking the win with a smooth 6.30 @ 233 mph over Bluebaugh with a slowing 6.67 @ 211 mph. Bluebaugh said “Despite a mechanical difficulty that resulted in the car slowing, we just did not have a 6.30 in us that morning.”

All however was not lost for the day. Bluebaugh and Woodard hurried back to the pits to start stepping it up for some test runs while the getting was good on a prepped track. Woodard said “I have been working at home on a program to calculate air fuel ratio’s for our nitrous tune up. I have been excited to test my theories but we did not want to do it in competition. The results of testing revealed a two tenth gain in time, but we will not know for sure until we can do further testing. If correct, it would put us right where we need to be for the upcoming Street Car Super Nationals.”


    Bluebaugh and the team would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor for a second year. We want to give special appreciation to our media sponsor Speed Scene Racing. Thanks to JE Pistons for helping make the year possible. JE Pistons worked with us to create the perfect set of pistons for our 784 cubic inch nitrous engine. Thanks for continuing support from W. W. Williams who also made special contributions for our attendance at the Arizona event, Special thanks to Dave at Goodyear Racing. As most people know, DJ Safety has joined us this year and big thanks goes out for the custom fit driver’s suit. We have a full catalog of items from DJ Safety, Magna Fuel, Hughes Performance, Arrow Track GPS, and other manufacturers available for sale on our Web Store project
http://www.1320racer.com WFO Skull T-shirts are now available.

Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine, and 1320 Racer.com.

 

Again Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters
Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, JE Pistons, DJ Racing Safety Equipment, W.W. Williams, Highway 69 Racing Products, Hughes Performance, Charles Carpenter Racing, Chris Patrick of Automated Racing Technologies, and Dave at Goodyear Racing.


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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel Season Update

By Deborah Woodard, October 2010

 

 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is making a run for the back half of the 2010 season after difficulties earlier in the year delayed competitive appearances. The team recently attended the Pacific Street Car Associations Accufab West Coast Shootout in Las Vegas running to the semi-finals. With one win, a dip into the 6.30’s, and now one Semi-final in the last two events, things are looking much more promising for the team.

Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said “We are finally getting all the issues worked out with the car and the engine now seems sound after many challenges. The recent race in Las Vegas revealed a structural weakness in the X bracing under the car and another crack. Thanks to welding services by Hairston Motorsports we were able to continue the race in Las Vegas to the Semi’s and start looking at plans for stepping it up. I can always tell when the chassis is cracked because the clutch will not respond to adjustment and the tires keep shaking no matter what we try. It’s a tell-tale warning sign that its time to start looking.”


        The Magna Fuel Monte Carlo was sent to local chassis builder Jim Cowen for what will hopefully complete the last structural upgrade of the chassis. It will be just in time to head back to the track for the PSCA’s Arizona Nationals this upcoming weekend October 8-10, 2010. Bluebaugh and the team hope to repeat another hometown win and take a leaping forward step towards making a competitive showing in the upcoming Street Car Super Nationals in November.

After the October race, the team will head to the local track for testing and more testing to step up the nitrous systems, which are still at a fairly mild setting. Bluebaugh said “We hope to round out this year on a positive note with just two races left on our calendar.” 

Looking back over 2010, it’s been a year of high hopes, heartaches, and hard work to get to this point. Woodard said “We have cracked our crankshaft, sheered the bolts on the flywheel twice, busted the camshaft, and cracked the chassis several times in odd places. All are unusual problems all packed into less than one season. At the same time, we have run our best time ever, seem to be going more rounds, worked harder than ever before, tripled our knowledge, and things are finally looking up.”

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank all its sponsors for standing by through the difficult times. It’s certainly been a stretch and everyone has helped. Bluebaugh and the team would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor for a second year. We want to give special appreciation to our media sponsor Speed Scene Racing. Thanks to JE Pistons for helping make the year possible. JE Pistons worked with us to create the perfect set of pistons for our 784 cubic inch nitrous engine. Thanks for continuing support from W. W. Williams who also made special contributions for our attendance at the Las Vegas event, Special thanks to Dave at Goodyear Racing. As most people know, DJ Safety has joined us this year and big thanks goes out for the custom fit driver’s suit. We have a full catalog of items from DJ Safety, Magna Fuel, Hughes Performance, Arrow Track GPS, and other manufacturers available for sale on our Web Store project http://www.1320racer.com WFO Skull T-shirts are now available.

Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine, and 1320 Racer.com.

Again Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters

Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, JE Pistons, DJ Racing Safety Equipment, W.W. Williams, Highway 69 Racing Products, Hughes Performance, Charles Carpenter Racing, Chris Patrick of Automated Racing Technologies, and Dave at Goodyear Racing.

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Bluebaugh Wins WCHRA in Phoenix and Breaks into the 6.30’s

By Deborah Woodard, August 2010



 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is back in action after a long battle of hard breaks with a strong showing. The team captured the number one qualifying position and a long overdue win on home turf at the West Coast Hot Rod Association’s Shoot Out at Sundown in Phoenix August 13-14, 2010. The event as well marked a hard earned personal triumph and a large stir of excitement for local fans. In the wee hours of the night, Bluebaugh struck 30’s for the first time ever in the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo with a 6.37 @ 221 mph to take the number one spot in the last round of qualifying. It was the first of several upsets for the Pro Street class.

 

Bluebaugh said “At that point we knew we were back though we still have a long journey ahead. We really need to be in the 20’s. It has been nearly one year since we upgraded our engine in the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo and that decision in itself has been a wild ride of one challenge after the next to regain our consistency. We are just now at a point where we can really start working on our engine tuning.”  The team has been concentrating on mastering the first 100 feet of the track in testing and ran a best of 1.02 60 ft. time during the event.

 

The WCHRA Shootout began running straight into qualifying with no test time presenting challenges for competitors on the hot summer track at the Speedworld Dragway. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said “We ended up having to take some power out of the car to finally reach the third qualifier with the 37 pass. Position in the line up can make or break chances at reaching the final round. We simply tuned for the condition and hoped for the best.” While it seems odd to try and go slower to win, it paid off earning the team a free pass to the final. Bluebaugh did run for lane choice for the final earning it with a 6.44 @ 220 mph making for the second upset of the evening.

 

In the final round Bluebaugh and the team were faced with the toughest competitor on the lot, Randy Walker in his Charles Carpenter tuned Procomp Nitrous powered El Camino. Walker and team have been winning nearly every event and they are the current reining WCHRA Pro Street Champion. It would be a battle of nitrous versus nitrous between old rivals and good friends. Woodard said, “Just before the final, Crew Chief Duane Walker told me to look out for the California thunder, meaning they were ready to claim another win. We both smiled and laughed.”

 

Bluebaugh’s team Magna Fuel was the home town favored to win and he did not disappoint putting yet a third upset on the reigning Champ. It was a wild final with neither driver wanting to let up. As the lights went down, both cars were lit up with hot white nitrous flames making for a spectacular night show. Walker in unfamiliar territory was out of the groove and giving it everything he had to try and recover. Bluebaugh was dancing on the big end and not about to leave anything on the table. Fans cheered wildly in delight. Speedworld’s historic old track rarely sees a full on Pro Nitrous showdown anymore, but it sure still has it in it to hold its own.  When it was all over, Bluebaugh put down an imposing 6.42 @ 219 mph to Walker who had to lift with an 8.78 @ 100 mph. The event will be forever known amongst friends as the day Arizona sent the California thunder packing.

 

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor for a second year. We want to give special appreciation to our media sponsor Speed Scene Racing for giving the team and all sponsors great media coverage. Thanks to JE Pistons for helping us make this race and win possible. JE Pistons worked with us to create the perfect set of pistons for our 784 cubic inch nitrous engine. As most people know, DJ Safety has joined us this year and big thanks goes out for the custom fit driver’s suit. We will have a full catalog of items from DJ Safety, Magna Fuel, Hughes Performance,

Arrow Track GPS, and other manufacturers available for sale on our Web Store project http://www.1320racer.com WFO Skull T-shirts are now available. Special thanks to Friction Unlimited for supplying the team with awesome clutch discs. Thanks for continuing support from W. W. Williams who also made special contributions for our attendance at this event, Special thanks to Dave at Goodyear Racing.

Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine, and 1320 Racer.com.

Again Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters
Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, JE Pistons, DJ Racing Safety Equipment, Friction Unlimited, Fast Forward, W.W. Williams, Highway 69 Racing Products, Hughes Performance, SI Valves, Charles Carpenter Racing, Cubic Flow Modifications, Chris Patrick of Automated Racing Technologies, and Dave at Goodyear Racing.
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Another Case of Good Luck/ Bad Luck for Bluebaugh in Vegas
By Deborah-WFO, Bluebaugh Racing, May 2010 



    Bluebaugh Racing's Team Magna Fuel is determined to reach the 6.20's this season. The team recently attended the Pacific Street Car Associations (PSCA) "Racin' 4 Jason" Nationals in Las Vegas April 30th- May 2nd 2010 running to the Semi-Finals. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said we had taken some brief down time to rethink our combination and attended the PSCA event to test our theories on a good track. Changes to the chassis and weight distribution in the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo have proven effective. We have been focused on looking for small gains in the first few feet of the track through fine tuning the balance of the car. In qualifying we ran a very consistent pair of 6.45's and a personal best of 6.40 flat being the only team to put down three hard passes in a row. It’s a promising start. 

    During the Semi-final round, Bluebaugh paired against reigning PSCA Champion Randy Walker in his 1974 El Camino for an exciting Nitrous showdown. The Charles Carpenter tuned team had been running 30's all weekend qualifying 2nd to Bluebaugh's 6th position. It could have been anyone’s race. The lights came down and it was Walker with a small margin advantage. From the starting line it looked like Bluebaugh was pulling hard. Spectators said it was nose to nose nearing the half track. As all were watching in anticipation, the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo suddenly popped with a bright orange explosion shooting out both pipes bringing Bluebaugh to an unexpected stop. Woodard said the car really looked good and appeared to be making some steam. I thought we might just get around Walker this time. 

    As it turned out, the flywheel bolts sheered mid-track under full power basically putting the car in neutral. The engine wrapped more than 9000 rpm's before Bluebaugh could get off the gas. Bluebaugh said at first, I was unsure what happened. I thought the transmission broke. This is the second time we have sheered the flywheel bolts. Once back in the pit, we started to inspect the damages wondering if the crank snapped as well. The long stroke in these big engines puts more stress on the crankshaft. It’s been a concern. We lost a crankshaft several years ago and when it happens it destroys the engine most of the time. Later the crankshaft was inspected and cracks were found in thee journals. It’s another case of good luck/bad luck. We were very lucky the crankshaft did not snap in two. 

    Despite an untimely end in the Semi's with some broken parts, Woodard said we have a lot left on the table with this car. We have not really begun to put all the power to the engine that it can handle. We have felt that the chassis and other details have been more important. We collected some really good data and have a much better foundation compared to where we started with the changes last September. We are excited to get back to the track and see what this car has in it. The 6.20 range appears to be a very realistic goal from everything we can see. We will certainly need it with West Coast Competitors now running very low in the 6 second range with more frequency and consistency. 

    Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor for a second year. We want to give special appreciation to our media sponsor Speed Scene Racing for giving the team and all sponsors great media coverage. Thanks to JE Pistons who will also stay with us for another year. JE Pistons worked with us to create the perfect set of pistons for our 784 cubic inch nitrous engine. As most people know, DJ Safety has joined us this year and big thanks goes out for the custom fit driver’s suit. We will have a full catalog of items from DJ Safety, Magna Fuel, Hughes Performance, and Arrow Track GPS available for sale on our Web Store project
http://www.1320racer.com
Special thanks to Friction Unlimited for supplying the team with awesome clutch discs. We are negotiating with Friction Unlimited to join us as a full sponsor in our marketing program. Thanks for continuing support from W. W. Williams, Special thanks to Dave at Goodyear Racing who helped us out with a tire deal for the recent event.

Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine, and 1320 Racer.com.

Again Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters
Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, JE Pistons, DJ Racing Safety Equipment, Friction Unlimited, Fast Forward, W.W. Williams, Highway 69 Racing Products, Hughes Performance, SI Valves, Charles Carpenter Racing, Cubic Flow Modifications, Chris Patrick of Automated Racing Technologies, and Dave at Goodyear Racing.

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DJ Safety Racing Equipment to Sponsor Bluebaugh for 2010

May 2010



    Bluebaugh Racing is pleased to announce that DJ Safety Racing Equipment has joined us as a sponsor for the 2010 racing season. Bluebaugh’s Marketing Director, Deborah Woodard, said we are proud to carry the DJ Safety name and a company that believes in supporting the racer. We recently received a new 3-2A/15 Fire Suit, which is the best quality suit we have had in all our years of racing. I met the company’s owner Joe Hansen last year in Las Vegas and had a chance to understand just how much work and care he puts into DJ Safety products. It’s rare to find a company anymore that still hand crafts their product line in house one item at a time. I was impressed by Hansen’s attention to detail as he took the time to explain the design quality of his driver’s suits. DJ Safety is certainly a company that I wanted in our racing program. 

    As part of the sponsorship negotiations, DJ Safety was among four sponsors who agreed to help Woodard launch a new Web Store project specifically designed for Bluebaugh Racing’s sponsors. Woodard said we realize the economy has been tough for many companies so we wanted to increase our investment in supporting the companies who support us through furthering our efforts to produce sales. The Web Store, marketed under the name 1320 Racer.com was published in February with excellent response. We are excited that we will now be able to offer fellow racers quality products from our sponsors through the 1320 Racer project at exceptional prices. I think it will prove to be a good deal for everyone. 

    DJ Safety is based in Los Angeles, California and is a family owned and operated company with a long and rich history in the Safety Product Business. Hansen is a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander serving 22 years in the Nuclear Submarine Force. In 1989 he became the General Manger of Deist Safety Products. Hansen and his wife Darlene Deist Hansen founded DJ Safety in 1996 with interest in high level design engineering. They targeted aerospace, aviation, film, and theme parks. Hansen who carries a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology and Masters in Systems Management has contracted with entities such as NASA, Boeing,, and John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab for development and manufacture of Ballistic and heat reflecting containment devices. 

    Woodard said what the racer is getting from DJ Safety far exceeds the demands of racing in the knowledge and expertise that has gone into the design of DJ Safety’s products. It’s certainly evident in the products we have received. The company carries a full line of racing safety equipment including gear for drivers, seat belts, engine diapers, transmission blankets, fire safety systems, blower restraints, helmets, parachutes, and more. We wish to welcome them as a part of our team

Special Thanks to all our sponsors; Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, JE Pistons, Friction Unlimited, Hughes Performance, DJ Safety, W. W. Williams, SI Valves, Highway 69 Racing Products

Bluebaugh Racing is supported by WFO Racing and Machine,
http://www.1320racer.com , and the Worlds Fastest Organization LLC – Marketing

 

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Bluebaugh Racing: On the Horizon for 2010

By Deborah-WFO, March 2010  

 

    Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is taking a brief reprieve to rethink and prepare for the 2010 racing season yet ahead. Last September Bluebaugh and Crew Chief Deborah Woodard took a late mid-season leap of faith changing a proven combination in the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo with a bigger engine. 

    Bluebaugh said it’s been quite a challenge to harness the new power. We are taking a step back for a minute to rethink after several events spent with difficulty. We want to come back to the competition prepared. Adding horsepower to the mix is just not as easy at it sounds. It changes everything about the car. 

    Crew Chief Woodard said we have spent countless hours studying chassis dynamics for this project and days at a time on the garage floor with a tape measure and calculator. Our 1995 model chassis has now undergone a complete transformation with additional bracing, a 180 degree turn in the scaling, and changes in the four link set up. 

    During the process a crack was also located. Woodard said this is the second time a crack has been discovered just following difficulties with getting the car to respond correctly and may have been contributing to the problem. Crack inspections have become a more frequent part of our routine. Preliminary testing is showing we are headed in the right direction with a rough but encouraging 1.01 60ft. time. We should be ready by May to give the competition a good run. We feel this new set up has the potential to compete in the low 6 second range now needed on the West Coast. 

    During down time, Woodard who is also the teams Marketing Director has been working on a new project to attract sponsorship support for 2010 and beyond. The project is an online Sponsor Store marketed under the name
http://www.1320racer.com Woodard said, I think it makes sense that we take an aggressive role in meeting what sponsorship is supposed to be about, which is promoting a return on investment for those companies that have invested in us. A part of our sponsorship funding will come directly from sales and be proportionate to how well we do with the store project. I hope that companies will start to find that investment in racers more on a sportsman level is very worthwhile as the market continues to be difficult. I think this will be a good deal for all involved. 

    We have four companies who have immediately joined the project. Magna Fuel, our title sponsor, was the first to agree that the project should be launched. Hughes Performance who has been with us for many years is on board as well. DJ Racing Safety Equipment has joined as a new sponsor and brings with them a full catalog of quality safety products. Arrow Track GPS has also joined as a new sponsor bringing a unique live Internet tracking GPS unit that will locate any vehicle, trailer, or RV anywhere nationally. We are expecting more companies to join shortly and more deals are in the works for the project. 

    Bluebaugh and Woodard agree that without the support of our sponsors we just would not be racing and we are fortunate to have such an opportunity to do what we love so much. We would like to welcome back all our returning sponsors. JE Pistons will be returning for a second year and have been instrumental to the success our racing program. We also continue to enjoy a great relationship with Speed Scene Racing who has been our live Racing Webcast media sponsor for a few years now. Continuing support will be W.W. Williams, Fast Forward, Highway 69 Racing Products, and SI Valves. We hope to see everyone at the races very soon.

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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel Heads for SCSN on the Las Vegas Strip

By Deborah-WFO,  Novemeber 2009


    Bluebaugh Racing’s team Magna Fuel is headed to the Street Car Super Nationals (SCSN) at the Las Vegas Strip after a brief reprieve in racing for repairs and upgrades. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said we will have to make quick strides with our tune up in order to contend. We plan to concentrate on stepping up just a bit in Las Vegas. The team has been sitting in the 6.40’s range, however has not really utilized the potential of the new 784 cubic inch Nitrous engine obtained for the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo late last summer. Bluebaugh, also an engine builder, has changed some of the configuration in the engine for a power advantage with the help of Fulton Competition. LSM Systems Engineering created a special cam shaft design and JE Pistons supplied new custom pistons for the project. The team will still look to a strategy of consistency in the process and work on refining the racing program for the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo. 

    The SCSN competition list boasts many ET’s in the 6.20’s and 6.30’s range for the Pro Street Class. Woodard expects this will be more of an average ET range for this event. Speculation is that the bump will drop considerably this year for the 32 car Pro Street field. Woodard said we would like to qualify in the middle of the field somewhere in the top half. Mid pack has proven a very good position for us in making rounds. This past year we have run straight into the finals all from mid field qualifying positions. It’s been our experience that the fastest car does not always win. It’s really the most consistent car. If we can accomplish fast and consistent, we will be in good shape. With so many great teams in attendance, we will also need some luck on our side. We will definitely be rollin’ the dice for good Vegas fortune. 

    Team Magna Fuel will have special guest Chris Patrick from Automated Racing Technologies in for the SCSN event. Patrick is a fellow Pro Nitrous racer and inventor of the TFC-5 automated race car management system. Patrick will be running a special demonstration of his system at the SCSN event from Bluebaugh’s pit. Woodard said, we will also be fortunate to have our title sponsor Magna Fuel with us along with Mickey Thompson Tires and JE Pistons at the track. 

    The SCSN is the big event we look forward to each year said Bluebaugh. We believe our West Coast competitors are better positioned this year to give the East a run for the money. We are just glad to make it this year. The team will have T-Shirts for sale at the SCSN event to help offset costs. 

    Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor this year. Magna Fuel is slated to continue with the team in 2010. We want to give special appreciation to our media sponsor Speed Scene Racing for giving the team and all sponsors great media coverage. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires we are going to be able to put all the power to the ground with our new engine. Thanks to JE Pistons who put together a new set of custom pistons for the SCSN event. Special thanks to Friction Unlimited for supplying the team with awesome clutch discs. Thanks to Highway 69 Racing Products for being a sponsor and joining our crew. Make sure to stop by our pit for cool give ways from our friend and sponsor W.W. Williams. Thanks to Fast Forward in Phoenix for our awesome headers. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Thanks to Fulton Competition for help with our engine project. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.

Again Much Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters
Magna Fuel, Speed Scene Racing, Mickey Thompson Tires, JE Pistons, Fast Forward, W.W. Williams, Highway 69 Racing Products, Friction Unlimited, Hughes Performance, SI Valves, Charles Carpenter Racing, Cubic Flow Modifications, and Automated Racing Technologies.
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Bluebaugh Planning to Step Up on the Competition

July 2009

 

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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is in full swing with plans to step up on the competition in the second half of the season. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said, we have been working on details to squeeze every bit of potential out of the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo and now we are taking a really big step. We have acquired a 780 cubic inch engine with four stages of nitrous.

 

The team is currently in process of fitting the new engine in the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo with the help of local sponsors Fast Forward and Highway 69 Racing Products. Testing will begin next week with barely time to spare before the team is due to compete in Bakersfield later this month.

 

Team mate and fellow Pro Street Rookie Joe Alsworth advanced funding for the new engine. Alsworth said, I am confident that Bluebaugh and everyone involved with Team Magna Fuel can do extremely well. It seemed like the right time for this to occur. Bluebaugh and the team will sell off the Fulton 728 engine currently powering the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo to help curve the cost of the new engine venture as Alsworth continues to refine his skill.

 

Bluebaugh said, our plan for the future is to have a two car team equally competitive in the class. For now, we have a big job ahead of us to catch this new combination. It is a risky step to change the old proven combination mid-season. We had just started to put the 728 in the 40’s running a best of 6.42 at the last Bakersfield event and we have run to the finals in the last three events. We are however, ready to step up. Woodard agreed that we have all been hopeful for such an opportunity to present itself. We have spent years refining our knowledge and now its time to put that knowledge to the test. We will concentrate this summer on testing and refinement, just in time to head into the second half of season, finals, and the Street Car Super Nationals with some seasoning.  

 

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor this year. Fans can catch our latest interview in the archives at  www.speedsceneracing.com which aired on June 30th. Our Sponsor JE Pistons is running a bounty on the competition. JE is passing out up to $100 for any racer to trade in their old brand and switch to a high quality JE Piston. See details at http://www.jepistons.com/wanted/ Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires we are going to be able to put all the power to the ground with our new engine. As we have always said, Our M/T Tires are the best at putting high horse power to the ground. Special thanks to Friction Unlimited. Our clutch is ready to go! Thanks to Fast Forward in Phoenix for our awesome headers. The company compares to the best and beats the competitor’s price by far. Thanks to Highway 69 Racing Products for being a sponsor and joining our crew. Special Thanks to SI Valves for helping us out as we move forward.  If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center and make sure to stop by our pit for cool give ways. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 

 

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Bluebaugh goes to the Finals for Three Consecutive Events

June 2009

  

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is now a consecutive 3 for 3 in the finals, evaded by a win but more encouraged than ever. Bluebaugh and crew spent the Fathers Day weekend at the Pacific Street Car Associations (PSCA) Summer Nationals in Las Vegas. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said it was a rough start in qualifying, but we had to prevail at Magna Fuels title race and prevail we did. We were plagued by an electrical gremlin in both rounds of Friday nights qualifying. The launch RPM would not hold sending the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo through the lights before the clock activated resulting in no time. Bluebaugh said it was just frustrating to run two great passes with no credit knowing the last chance would come during the following day’s mid-afternoon Vegas heat. As good fortune would have it, a visiting friend, Dave Hildebrand, spotted a relay just barely loose to the point of being unnoticeable. The next day, Bluebaugh put the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo down a scorching 152 deg. track with a 6.693 @ 212 mph sliding in at number five on the ladder.

 

In round one, Bluebaugh drew the Magco Corvette of Mike Maggio for a Nitrous vs. Blown show down. As the lights came down Maggio grabbed the leave but nitrous would take the win. Bluebaugh took an early lead running a clean pass to the finish with usual accurate consistency taking the win and advance to round two with a 6.649 @ 213 mph over Maggio at 6.941 @ 206 mph

 

In round two, Bluebaugh met up with Eric DeRoche who was making a debut showing in his new Dynomite Racing Team, Don Ness GXP. Still working on the cars potential as the only naturally aspirated Pro Street Car to compete, DeRoche managed to upset the number 3 qualifier Clint Hairston in round one. As Bluebaugh and DeRoche paired up, all gathered to see who would fair out for a guaranteed shot into the finals with the winner earning a bye in the semi’s. It was DeRoche on the leave, but it was all over by the 60 ft as Bluebaugh ran away with the win at 6.605 @ 213 mph over the GXP with a 7.383 @ 167.09.

 

In the final round, Bluebaugh and the team were faced with competition from Randy Walker in his nitrous powered El Camino. Walker has made a strong mark for himself this season earning frequent wins with 6.30’s and 6.20’s with the help of our good friend Pro Mod legend Charles Carpenter. This event was no exception as Carpenter easily ran Walker through the pack.

 

Bluebaugh and Woodard decided to try something new. Bluebaugh said, our Mickey Thompson tires have been indicating capability of a feat rarely accomplished. That is to hold three units of nitrous turned on before the one-two shift (less than one seconds time in the run). Woodard said its something we have wanted to try and perhaps a long shot chance at Walker. It was a real sight to be seen as Bluebaugh unleashed the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo on the leave. Nitrous flames seemingly shot out five feet on both sides making the car appear to have wings of fire in the night. Our Mickey Thompson Tires held the three units of nitrous through the gear shift. Just after the one-two, the tires began to spin due to a heavy clutch sending Bluebaugh on a wild ride. Woodard said, I heard the spectators screaming expecting the worst as the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo whipped backed and forth violently headed for the wall, center stripe, and back again all at the same time. The experiment ended with Walker running a 6.35 @ 220 mph to Bluebaugh who managed what is likely the most spectacular 12 second run witnessed in the PSCA. Following the run Bluebaugh and Woodard giggled knowing that quite another win had been achieved. With very minor adjustment, it would be possible to stack three units of nitrous in low gear.  


Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor this year. Race details and video will be aired on
www.speedsceneracing.com at 6p Pacific time June 30th. Our Sponsor JE Pistons is running a bounty on the competition. JE is passing out up to $100 for any racer to trade in their old brand and switch to a high quality JE Piston. See details at http://www.jepistons.com/wanted/ Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires we are going to be able to put the power of three mean nitrous systems to the ground faster than our competition. As we have always said, Our M/T Tires are the best at putting high horse power to the ground. Special thanks to Friction Unlimited. Our clutch is working better than ever. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center and make sure to stop by our pit for cool give ways. Thanks to Fast Forward in Phoenix for our awesome headers. The company compares to the best and beats the competitor’s price by far. Thanks to Highway 69 Racing Products for being a sponsor and joining our crew. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 

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Bluebaugh Gains a Personal Best and Another Final Round in Famoso

 June- 2009

 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel found success and the finals at the West Coast Hot Rod Association’s (WCHRA) Summer Nationals at the Famoso Dragway this past weekend June 5-6, 2009. Things are looking promising for Bluebaugh and the team as continued efforts play out to squeeze potential out of the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said, we made a minor change in the engine configuration for this race and it paid off. We keep getting just a little bit faster each time. This is our second event final in a row. It’s no secret that simple details have made the difference along with the help and great products we have received from our sponsors.

 

This race presented a tuners challenge with no test and tune along with a shortened qualifying session. Woodard said going into an event right off the trailer can be difficult because you have to anticipate the track conditions and the tune up with little chance for adjustment and no room for mistakes. Bluebaugh struggled getting the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo down the track along with most of the Pro Street Class qualifying in the 9th position. Things admittedly felt a little grim as the car shook the tires not completing a full pass in either qualifying round. Being a team of competitive spirit, Bluebaugh and Woodard examined the little bit of data collected and agreed upon a combination of bold moves and hoped for the best.

 

In round one, Bluebaugh drew the number two qualifier Art Hodges in his Dodge Stratus for a Nitrous vs. Nitrous showdown. The starting line was packed with crew and spectators under a full moon and smoke filled air at the Famoso Dragway. It was anyone’s race. Bluebaugh launched the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo with torches lit taking the lead from the start and never looked back. The pay off had arrived. Bluebaugh ran a personal best of 6.42 @ 214 mph easily taking Hodges who shut down early with a 6.89 @ 161 mph. Woodard said we were both stunned! Granted the air at Famoso was good for producing big power, but we were not expecting the low 40 that had been evading us all this time.  Through all the screams of excitement, there was a quiet peace of satisfaction as finally a goal reached.

 

In round two, Bluebaugh and the team faced the Evil Outlaw Blown 57 Chevy of Jay Deidrich, a relative newcomer and strong contender on the WCHRA scene. With a tight track Bluebaugh had to pedal the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo and Deidrich ran out of the groove turning the race into an exciting pedal fest to the finish. Woodard said it’s always hard to tell who is winning from the starting line but it seemed like our car started putting out some real steam on the top end. I could see it make its move as I waited in anticipation for the win light and hoped for the next round bye to the finals. Victory again as Bluebaugh managed to get by Deidrich with a narrow margin of .1467 winning the race with a 6.77@ 211mph over Deidrich with a 6.97 @ 210 mph.

 

In the final, Bluebaugh met Tim Henry in his Conquest Concrete Firebird for the first time again after the two ran for the WCHRA Championship last season. All gathered to see an exciting all nitrous final in what had become the wee hours of the morning after a hard night of racing. Both drivers put down a long smokey burnout and set up for the run. This time it was Henry who would take the win running a perfect 6.33 @ 221 mph over Bluebaugh, who continued to struggle with tire shake shutting down early with a 7.51 @ 148 mph. Woodard and Bluebaugh agreed though we had difficulties getting down the track all weekend, we couldn’t be more pleased with the overall result. We ran our best time yet and persevered to the finals from nearly last place.

 

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor this year. Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing action. Thanks to JE pistons for joining us this year. Woodard said we have been using JE Pistons all along and they have always been of high quality standing up well to the extremes of nitrous we put through our engines. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 3rd year of support. Our M/T Tires are the best at putting high horse power to the ground. Special thanks and welcome to Friction Unlimited. Our clutch is working better than ever. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center and make sure to stop by our pit for cool give ways. Thanks to Fast Forward in Phoenix for our awesome headers. The company compares to the best and beats the competitor’s price by far. Thanks to Highway 69 Racing Products for being a sponsor and joining our crew. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 

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Bluebaugh Racing Back on Track with a Run to the Finals
May 2009

  

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel is back on track putting an end to a cycle of hard luck. This past weekend the team attended the Pacific Street Car Associations (PSCA) California Nationals in Fontana May 15-17, 2009.  Bluebaugh and Crew Chief Deborah Woodard, ever being the little team that could, battled tough rounds to put the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo in the finals against all odds. Woodard said, previously we wondered if we had hit a wall in the field of faster competition running in the 20’s and 30’s. This race however showed again that the fast guy does not always win. Simply being ready and consistent is still paying. Bluebaugh spent several weeks and long hours before the event going though the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo optimizing what we have to work with and making small repairs. The hard work paid off. We know we are going to have to squeeze every last bit of potential out of this car and details are more critical than ever at this point. For us, it was the small stuff that added up to pushing the car just a little bit faster.

 

We had some special help this weekend, said Woodard. Friction Unlimited sent new discs and floaters for our clutch. We could not have asked for a better result. We were able to put previous clutch problems behind us to concentrate on refining our tune up. In combination with our Mickey Thompson tires, putting our power to the ground is working for us. We need every bit.

 

Bluebaugh qualified in the 6th position with a 6.488 @ 214.96 mph behind five of PSCA’s top competitors. In round one, Bluebaugh and the team caught a break as the Magco Corvette of Mike Maggio lost traction on the hot California track

 

Round two brought the tough competition of Bob Griffith in his blown Viper who qualified with a significantly faster time of 6.404. A year ago, Griffith took Bluebaugh out with the narrowest margin of win possible, but this year Bluebaugh said not again. As the two left the starting line, the Viper took the jump. Bluebaugh not about to be beat by an inch again grabbed a spare system of nitrous rigged for the occasion and made a run for the finish. The race was so close that no one could tell who was winning and neither driver knew who crossed the finish line first. The margin of victory was .0029 going to Bluebaugh with a 6.493 @ 219.72 over Griffith with a 6.552 @ 206.92. Woodard said, it has been narrow margins between win and lose that prompted us to risk testing an extra unit of nitrous last year. In this round, it paid off doing what it was intended to do.

 

In the Semi-finals, Bluebaugh battled Pro Street Champion Ed Thornton is his 63 Turbo powered Corvette in the high heat of the day. Fortunately for Team Magna Fuel, lane advantage went to Bluebaugh who took the win with a 6.587 @ 216.24 as Thornton ran considerably shy of his usual low time and high mph with a 6.750 @ 212.93

 

In the final round, Bluebaugh and Team Magna Fuel met the RC Construction El Camino of Randy Walker, number one qualifier and rising threat in the competition with the help of Pro Mod legend Charles Carpenter. All gathered to watch a nitrous versus nitrous showdown in what was a spectacular side by side finish to a long hot weekend. Walker took the jump with wheels in air and torches lit. Bluebaugh grabbed for more nitrous catching up to Walker by the thousand foot mark but simply ran out of real estate to finish the job. Bluebaugh said, just another few feet and we would have had him. The day finished with Bluebaugh putting down a quicker but losing 6.461 @ 220.33 to Walker’s 6.474 @ 217.98. Woodard said, despite a hole shot loss, we are just very excited to see the gains of our hard work. Being in the finals is motivation to try that much harder.

 

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor this year. We will have Magna Fuel Products on hand at the races. Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing action. Thanks to Greg at JE pistons for coming to the race to support us and for getting our pistons ready in time on short notice.  Woodard said we have been using JE Pistons all along and they have always been of high quality and stand up well to the extremes of nitrous we put through our engines. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 3rd year of support. Our M/T Tires will drive through anything as proven this weekend with track temps of 145 degrees. Special thanks and welcome to Friction Unlimited. Our clutch is working better than ever. Special thanks and welcome to Trick Titanium for helping us with our Bell Housing. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center and make sure to stop by our pit for cool give ways. Thanks to Fast Forward in Phoenix for our awesome new headers. The company compares to the best and beats the competitor’s price by far. Thanks to Highway 69 Racing Products for being a sponsor and joining our crew. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 

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Bluebaugh Racing: Have We Hit A Wall?

April 2009

 

 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel attended the Pacific Street Car Associations (PSCA) Las Vegas Nationals this past weekend April 17-19, 2009.  Bluebaugh qualified in the 4th position of 16 Pro Street entries with a 6.53 @ 216 mph running against a strong head wind. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said we went to the event with intentions of taking a fairly aggressive stance in stepping up the nitrous systems in the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo. Just several weeks ago we found success in stacking the 4th unit of nitrous reaping a 6.45 @ 219 mph, our best time yet.


We are starting to question though if we have hit a wall or there is just something we are missing. Efforts to squeeze more out of our current combination are not responding as hoped. More nitrous is not showing any difference in time increments early in the run. This will be the first time we have to simply consider that we have stuffed all the nitrous into a motor that it will accept. Bluebaugh said at this time we are open to any suggestions that make sense or not. The alternative is that we need a bigger engine to stay in the top ranks of competition as the field is now starting to see more frequent 6.20’s and 6.30’s.


Our plan to win with wicked consistency needs to at least see the low 40’s. Just a few tenths away, we are pushing hard to make every gain possible. We pinched a few rings in our attempt to step up the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo this weekend and the team stayed up all night to re-ring and inspect the engine on location at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As luck would have it, the MSD Digital-7 failed in round two, after working perfectly for years, giving John Mihovetz of Team Accufab an easy run to the final.


Woodard said, we have not hurt our motor in a long time, but we had to run it to edge to find out. The MSD unit was just the icing on the cake on a tired Sunday morning. Though it’s been a rough start of season for us, we have always been the team that could make the most of what we have and we are going to keep trying and trying some more. Bluebaugh Racing will be back racing with the PSCA in Fontana May 15 -17, 2009.

 

Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel for being our title sponsor this year. Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing action. Make sure to catch our last appearance in the archives on 4/14/2009. We would like to welcome JE Pistons for 2009. Woodard said we have been using JE Pistons all along and they have always been of high quality and stand up well to the extremes of nitrous we put through our engines. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 3rd year of support. Our M/T Tires will drive through anything. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center and make sure to stop by our pit for cool give ways. Thanks to Fast Forward in Phoenix for our awesome new headers. The company compares to the best and offers the best price in the industry. Thanks to Highway 69 Racing Products for being a sponsor and joining our crew. Check out Hughes Performance making tough transmissions for the street, strip, and your towing vehicle. Thanks to JD from SI Valves, our resource for quality valve train components. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.  
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Bluebaugh Left Busted in the Pits on Race Day.
March 2009

 

 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel attended the Pacific Street Car Association’s Spring Break Shoot Out this past weekend March 13-15, 2009 at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana ready to rock. Instead, the team was left busted in the pits on race day after crewman Wayne Hudgeons from Highway 69 Racing Products discovered a severe crack in the rear end housing on the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo.

Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said we suffered with an unusual tire shake problem and aggressive clutch through qualifying that just did not make sense. I kept thinking there seemed to be a mechanical problem somewhere. The data just did not add up to an adjustment issue and the changes we tried did not respond as expected. We had looked at the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo the day before and did not see the problem.

As a part of the final morning’s preparation I sent Hudgeons to inspect the rear of the car. Bluebaugh stated it’s a blessing that we discovered the crack when we did. It could have been very ugly. It appeared that the four link bracket was attempting to separate from the housing and we found additional cracks in the bracing. Just a week before, Bluebaugh was on the crew with Charles Carpenter when his car took a very violent turn into the wall on the top end at ADRL’s season opener in Houston. Bluebaugh went on to say, we could have easily been next.

It was disappointing to be sitting on the sidelines on race day but we would rather take the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo home in one piece. A decision was made not to fix the car at the race in favor of further investigation. When we got home and took the rear end out, we realized just how lucky we were that it held through qualifying. Woodard said it’s just reaffirming that when something does not seem right, you have to search for the problem until you find it. With all the power these cars put out, one small failure can lead to disaster. The rear end is undergoing repairs and Bluebaugh will spend the week looking for any additional concerns. Team Magna Fuel will be headed to Bakersfield in just several weeks for the next West Coast Hot Rod event and will then be back for PSCA in Las Vegas to round out April’s racing events.

 

Bluebaugh Racing would like to Thank Magna Fuel for stepping up to be our title sponsor this year. Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team Magna Fuel on a monthly basis. We would like to welcome JE Pistons as a sponsor for 2009. Woodard said we have been using JE Pistons all along and they have always been of high quality and stand up well to the extremes of nitrous we put through our engines. We would also like to welcome to Fast Forward. The company builds custom exhaust, hand ports cylinder heads, and has years of experience working with European sport and race cars.  Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 3rd year of support. We are looking forward to another wonder year. Welcome to Highway 69 Racing Products. The company makes precision metal works and parts using a water jet. Special thanks to Tom Nelson with Team Performance Products for supporting us through it all. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. Check out Hughes Performance making tough transmissions for the street, strip, and your towing vehicle. Thanks to JD from SI Valves, our resource for quality valve train components. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Make sure you are running the industries best carburetor from Cubic Flow Modifications. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.  
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Season Starts for Bluebaugh with a Semi-Final Finish

 February 2009


Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel started the season last weekend with a Semi-Finals finish at the West Coast Hot Rod Associations (WCHRA) season opener at Speed World in Phoenix. The Phoenix area saw some unseasonably warm weather for the event with track temperatures reaching up to 122 degrees mid-day, which posed difficulty for much of the Pro Street field. In qualifying, Bluebaugh held the number one position through the first two rounds putting down a 6.49 @ 217mph before being bumped to second by Clint Hairston in his Turbo powered Petronix GTO.

Team Magna Fuel made an easy run to the semi’s after Randy Haggerty was unable to make the prior round call due to electrical problems. In the semi-final round, Bluebaugh met up with long time rival Ed Thorton who was in attendance attempting to get a handle on his new Accufab- M/T sponsored 63 Corvette.  All were watching in anticipation to see if Bluebaugh’s consistency would get by Thorton who ran to the mid-30’s in the previous round. When the lights came down it was on. Coming off the line Bluebaugh spun the tires on the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo and headed for the wall but was not willing to give it up. Pedaling furiously, Bluebaugh fought to bring the car back into the groove. Thorton had difficulty as will as the Accufab- M/T Corvette veered toward the center of the track. It was an exciting pedal fest to the finish with the advantage and win going to Thorton. Bluebaugh said, I could see he was in trouble, so I kept after it.  Once I got the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo straightened out, I was gaining quickly and just ran out of real estate.

 

Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said, we are going to continue to try and step the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo up to meet the challenges in the new year. So far our consistency has gotten us through, however the Turbo cars are starting to get a better grasp on their combination. We are going to really need to get the Magna Fuel Monte Carlo down into the 30’s to remain competitive. We are going to have a second look at details. The process has already started with a new set of custom headers from Fast Forward that we believe will better help exhaust the increases of fuel and nitrous we will be adding. We have also been consulting with Dale Cubic of Cubic Flow Modifications, Woodard went on to say. I think we can use the carburetor to find a better balance between cylinders than we have had before. Overall the car is working well. Team Magna Fuel is also working with Mickey Thompson’s R&D tire program. Bluebaugh said, we are going to be able to put more power to the ground with the tires we are getting in the program, so there are a just a number of things we are now open to do. Bluebaugh Racing’s Team Magna Fuel will be attending the next WCHRA event the first weekend of April in Bakersfield.

 

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Bluebaugh Racing would like to Thank Magna Fuel for stepping up to be our title sponsor this year. Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team Magna Fuel on a monthly basis. We would like to welcome JE Pistons as a sponsor for 2009. Woodard said we have been using JE Pistons all along and they have always been of high quality and stand up well to the extremes of nitrous we put through our engines. We would also like to welcome to Fast Forward. The company builds custom exhaust, hand ports cylinder heads, and has years of experience working with European sport and race cars.  They worked through the night to finish our new headers for this event. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 3rd year of support. We are looking forward to another wonder year. Welcome to Highway 69 Racing Products. The company makes precision metal works and parts using a water jet. Special thanks to Tom Nelson with Team Performance Products for supporting us through it all. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. Check out Hughes Performance making tough transmissions for the street, strip, and your towing vehicle. Thanks to JD from SI Valves, our resource for quality valve train components. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Make sure you are running the industries best carburetor from Cubic Flow Modifications. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 

 

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Magna Fuel to be Title Sponsor for Bluebaugh Racing in 2009
 
January 2009

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    Bluebaugh Racing is pleased to announce Magna Fuel as the official team title sponsor for the 2009 racing season. Bluebaugh’s Marketing Director, Deborah Woodard, said we have been using Magna Fuel products for years with great success. We are proud to carry the Magna Fuel name and a company that believes in supporting the racer. Magna Fuel’s General Manager Robbie Ward commented during negotiations that the company would like to grow a larger West Coast clientele in 2009. Ward said Bluebaugh Racing makes sense for Magna Fuel because they offer a complete package.  The team has championships, longevity in the racing community, and a strong innovative marketing strategy that fits with our needs at this time. We are pleased with the potential offered by increasing our partnership with Bluebaugh Racing. Additionally we have expanded our contingency program to the West Coast area.

 

    Magna Fuel has been in business for 15 years with a solid foundation in fuel systems development. Looking to the racing community for practical application along with maintaining high quality is what has driven Magna Fuel to be successful. The team of dedicated tradesmen at Magna Fuel handcrafts and tests everything the company puts on the market using only high grade aerospace components. Ward said it’s probably the reason that Magna Fuel is stable and growing in this difficulty economy. We have put aside profit to establish reliable quality in our craft. Magna Fuel offers fuel pumps, regulators, and components for carbureted and fuel injected performance engines putting out up to 2600 hp and up to 3000hp for high psi blown and turbo applications. All units are serviceable with a full one year warranty. Magna Fuel is the choice of the majority of NHRA Pro Stock competitors, many top Pro Mod teams, and the nation’s best engine builders.

 

    Bluebaugh Racings Team Magna Fuel will start the season with the West Coast Hot Rod Association, February 27- March 1, 2009 at Speed World in Phoenix, Arizona. Magna Fuel will be present at the race to kick off the new season. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by WFO Racing and Machine and the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC.

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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader Prepares for SCSN

November 2008



Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader has been working double time to prepare for the Street Car Super Nationals (SCSN) in Las Vegas November 20th-23rd, 2008. Bluebaugh has been going through the AutoTrader Monte Carlo making off season upgrades early in preparation for the event. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said we really want the car to be at its best. The SCSN will draw some of the top Pro Street contenders from around the nation and the competition is expected to be fierce. While we are not the fastest car, being consistent with getting the AutoTrader Monte Carlo down the track has served as a winning strategy for us this season allowing us to seize another Pro Street Championship with the West Coast Hot Rod Association and finish 4th with the Pacific Street Car Association.  

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a familiar track for Team AutoTrader, which will be an advantage. Last year SCSN proved its top rate competition with a 6.86 bump spot to qualify for the field. There is speculation that the bump will be tougher this year with increased car counts. Woodard said, we are going to step up with a goal of making the top half of the field and run our strategy the same way we have done all year.  


Team AutoTrader will be joined by Pro Mod legend Charles Carpenter who will be working with Woodard during the race on the tuning set up. Both Bluebaugh and Woodard are hopeful of wrapping up the 2008 season with a great finish. The team has really put everything into this season possible and the results have paid off.  


AutoTrader Publishing will run a special edition Bluebaugh Race Page out of the Las Vegas office for the team over the SCSN event. The full page ad will support Woodard’s Marketing Partnership participants and provide additional publicity for the SCSN. In addition to AutoTrader Publishing, the page will run in Auto Mart, Auto Mercado, and Harmon Auto all available in Nevada and the Las Vegas Area.

Woodard will be working with Speed Scene Racing airing on the show Tuesday November 18th the week of the SCSN event. Speed Scene Racing will be providing media coverage for Bluebaugh Racing and Team AutoTrader at the SCSN event in addition to providing coverage of SCSN and doing interviews with many participants on scene. Fans can tune into http://www.speedsceneracing.com  weekly every Tuesday 6p Pacific time for cool racing coverage.


The team will also be meeting up with Carl Robinson of Mickey Thompson Tires who has been a great support to Bluebaugh Racing all season. Mickey Thompson will provide full service to all racers and have their team of engineers on hand to help racers with tire performance questions.


Bluebaugh Racing would like to especially thank Lamb Components, SCE Gaskets, and Dyno-Flo. All have worked last minute to help Team AutoTrader with preparation for the SCSN event.
http://www.loperspeed.com  is your premier online performance parts store. They have served us and many racers well over the years. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support. Our trip to SCSN has been made possible in part with help from Mickey Thompson Tires and with help from Magna Fuel who is an original sponsor of Bluebaugh Racing, along with W.W. Williams, SI Valves, and Hughes Performance. Our official track photographer is Tim Marshall of Drew Photography.
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Bluebaugh Racing and Team AutoTrader Win 2008 WCHRA Pro Street Championship

 

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader skillfully claimed victory of the West Coast Hot Rod Associations (WCHRA) 2008 Pro Street Championship from the underdog position this past weekend at the Sacramento Raceway October 4th & 5th, 2008. With high hopes and competitive spirit, Bluebaugh started the event 28 points behind the FigSpeed Stratus of Art Hodges and only several points ahead of Tim Henry in his Conquest Concrete Firebird. In order to take the Championship, Bluebaugh had to qualify the AutoTrader Monte Carlo better than Hodges and run more rounds, while combating the possibility that Henry could also steel the prize at even the slightest slip.   

Bluebaugh said this victory would not have been possible with out help from Tom Nelson of Team Performance Products who assisted Team AutoTrader in making the nearly 1600 mile round trip haul to the race. Bluebaugh and Crew Chief Deborah Woodard started the 2008 season on a wing and a prayer wondering if the team would even make the whole season after the expense to ready the AutoTrader Monte Carlo just one year ago. Both Bluebaugh and Woodard agreed, we have just been determined to make it work together and help from our sponsors and supporters have really made the difference. “Looking back over everything we have endured this year, winning the WCHRA Pro Street Championship is just a fantastic and unbelievable accomplishment for the AutoTrader Team.”  We could never have imagined at the start that we would take a Championship in the first year with AutoTrader Monte Carlo.


Crew Chief Woodard said this was really a tuners Championship battle as the Sacramento Raceway proved a traction challenge for the high horsepower Pro Street Class from the transition through the top end. I finally resorted to purposely clothes lining the clutch, which has been contrary to our strategy of trying not to burn through the clutch. The end result paid off in combination with Bluebaugh’s ability to drive the car through just about any condition.


Bluebaugh took a good jump on the competition for the Championship run early, qualifying the AutoTrader Monte Carlo in the second position with a 6.56 @ 215.95 mph. Woodard said by the end of the qualifying day we were excited with anticipation, counting each point as if it were gold, and planning our strategy for race day. In round one, Team AutoTrader drew the Blown 55 Chevy of veteran Racer Monte Berney and in good racing gesture, Bluebaugh helped Berney service his clutch for the match up. As the two lined up tension was high for Team AutoTrader as so much more was hanging on each round. Going out could simply not happen. Bluebaugh took the jump at the light pedaling the car to a win with a 6.740 @ 195.41 over Berney who shook the tires and coasted to a 9.657 @ 92.66 mph allowing Bluebaugh to advance. The Team as well caught a lucky break as Hodges went out in round one leaving only Henry still in the running. The semi-final round brought the final run for the Championship with Bluebaugh against Henry and lane choice advantage to Bluebaugh. At this point it was anyone’s race. It was going to be about who could get down the track. The winner would take home the prestigious season’s Championship and the loser would have to wait another year being only so close. Crowds gathered at the starting line cheering for their favorite driver and with high anticipation of who would be this season’s winner. Henry caught the hole shot advantage running ahead of Bluebaugh through the 60 ft. mark, but the AutoTrader Monte Carlo made its move by the 330 quickly reeling in Henry and taking a strong lead. It was a wild pedal fest to the finish with Bluebaugh coming out victorious for his driving skill with a 6.763 @ 200.00 mph over Henry’s 7.444 @ 167.82 mph. Bluebaugh said the car has really come a long way this year to do this well. We are just going to keep moving forward and Team AutoTrader definitely has a bright future. The Team plans to include the WCHRA in next season’s schedule of racing events.  

 

Woodard has begun the process of seeking and selecting key marketing and sponsorship partners for 2009. Interested parties may contact Team AutoTrader by E-mail at
prostreet@cox.net . Details of the WCHRA seasons finals and Interview with Crew Chief Deborah Woodard will air Tuesday October 14th, 2008 on http://www.speedsceneracing.com. The web based Drag Racing Television program begins at 6p Pacific Time. Make sure to look for Bluebaugh Racing in the AutoTrader through out Arizona and New Mexico along with updates for 2009. Much thanks again to Team Performance Products. Need a transmission, check out Hughes Performance for street, strip, and tough towing applications.  For large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center and huge Thanks to W.W. Williams for coming out to rescue us on the way home from the race.  http://www.loperspeed.com   is your premier online performance parts store. Please give them a try for great service and competitive prices. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support. Another season win on our M/T’s. Thanks to JD from SI Valves for continued support. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. Bluebaugh Racing’s marketing entity is now making Video Press Releases. Check out our website for more information and look for us on Your Way Network or your favorite video site.

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Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader Finally Break Back into the 6.40’s

 September 2008

  

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader qualified number one and ran to the Semi’s at the Pacific Street Car Associations Arizona National’s this past weekend, September 26th- 28th, 2008. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said, all season long we have been trying to get the AutoTrader Monte Carlo back in the 6.40’s. One year ago, the car ran a 6.47 @ 220 mph in Fontana and it seems we have been chasing the number all year to no avail. This weekend was finally our time and a personal victory as the team has been working hard to bring the car back around. Bluebaugh qualified the AutoTrader Monte Carlo in the number one position with a 6.486 @ 220.48 mph on what proved to be the toughest track to navigate this season. 

    The Phoenix area has been showing some unseasonably warm weather and racers battled track temperatures up to nearly 140 degrees over the racing weekend, which made track preparations difficult. Most of the Pro Street class met challenges with tire shake and extreme variations in a changing track surface between morning and mid afternoon runs. This was no exception for Bluebaugh and the AutoTrader team as tire shake problems in the second and third qualifying rounds prevented efforts to duplicate the earlier run. Woodard said, additionally, we have still been battling an aggressiveness problem with our new clutch making prediction of the tune up for the clutch somewhat problematic. 

    In round one, Bluebaugh caught a broke bye and chance to test after Randy Hagerty unfortunately tapped the wall in qualifying the day before. The AutoTrader Monte Carlo ran a 6.539 @ 217.39 skating a good bit on the big end, however the team felt the clutch problem was finally getting under control. In the Semi-final round, Bluebaugh met with the Petronix GTO of Clint Hairston for what was said to be the race Hairston owed to Bluebaugh. Last month in Bakersfield, Bluebaugh drove away to an easy win over Hairston when his line lock failed and both agreed they had been cheated out of what was expected to be a great side by side showing. This time, it was Bluebaugh’s turn for broken luck. Unbeknownst to the team one of the cable’s for the fire system in the trunk compartment must have come loose with all the earlier tire shake. Shortly after launch, the cable let go releasing the contents of the fire system in the car and under the tires. Bluebaugh said he could hardly breathe as the car fish-tailed wildly just barely crossing the centerline at one point. Bluebaugh cut an .008 light to Hairston’s .050 giving him a good jump at the start with every advantage to take the win. The two teams will have to wait for yet another time to pair up for a real heads up race. Bluebaugh Racing and Team AutoTrader will be in Sacramento to compete in the West Coast Hot Rod Association season finals October, 3rd-5th, 2008.

 

    Make sure to look for Bluebaugh Racing in the AutoTrader through out Arizona and New Mexico.  Fans can tune into http://www.speedsceneracing.com  weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader. Need a transmission, check out Hughes Performance for street, strip, and tough towing applications.  For large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. http://www.loperspeed.com   is your premier online performance parts store. Please give them a try. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support. Thanks to JD from SI Valves for continued support. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing su
pport over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.  Bluebaugh Racing’s marketing entity is now making Video Press Releases. Check out our website for more information and look for us on Your Way Network or your favorite video site.

 

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Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader Win WCHRA in Bakersfield
August 2008

            Kelly Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader took the Prostreet victory from the 4th position at the West Coast Hot Rod Associations (WCHRA) Team Performance Products, Shootout at Sundown at the Famoso Dragway in Bakersfield, California August 15th-16th, 2008. The win was really a double victory as Bluebaugh and Crew Chief Deborah Woodard have been working towards getting the AutoTrader Monte Carlo back into the 6.40’s. Bluebaugh said, I think part of our problem has been in the chassis, so two weeks prior to the race we went through and completely reworked our 4-link setting. The changes paid off as the car is really biting like it should now and the 60 foot times have gone from 1.09 back down to 1.05. Woodard said, the recent adjustments to increase power and new chassis changes have our clutch program in the trash, however we are excited about potential the car is showing. We ran a 6.540 @ 216.39 at best roasting the clutch pretty much through the entire race. If history is any indicator, the clutch cost us a little over a tenth. Once we grab hold of the clutch again and get the car to lock up, it’s going to be right where we need it to be.


With no time for testing, the team struggled through the first several rounds of qualifying with the new chassis setting. In round 3, with help from fellow racer and local chassis expert Bill Hickok, a minor adjustment was made to the 4-link. Bluebaugh pedaled the AutoTrader Monte Carlo to a 6.690 @ 210.57 to take the 4th position on the ladder after qualifying first at the last two events.


In round one, Bluebaugh and the team met up with Tim Henry in his nitrous Con-quest Concrete Firebird. Woodard said this first round really made me nervous as Henry has been running fairly consistent 6.58’s and we just barely got the AutoTrader Monte Carlo down the track. I stood on the starting line watching with high hopes and anticipation. On the start Henry took a slight advantage, but Bluebaugh took the lead early in the run and never looked back taking the win with a 6.602 @ 215.15 over Henry who got out of the groove on the big end running a 7.397 @ 170.71.  


In round 2, John Mihovetz gave Team AutoTrader a free pass to the final after not making the call due to engine problems with the Accufab Cougar. Bluebaugh and the team used the opportunity to test out some theories, which resulted in the 6.540 best of times for Team AutoTrader. Bluebaugh also managed to grab lane choice for the final by 2 thousands over the Petronix GTO of Clint Hairston who had qualified with a 6.51 in the number one position.


Everyone gathered to watch what was expected to be a side by side wild Prostreet final. Both competitors had shown fast times and it could be anyone’s win. As the staging started Bluebaugh boomed his motor as Hairston started to wind out his turbo’s. In an unexpected turn of events Hairston gave away the race when his line lock failed causing him to roll the beam and red light. Bluebaugh flew down the track to victory taking the win with a 6.563@ 216.65 mph.


Bluebaugh and Woodard want to thank Tom Nelson from Team Performance products that sponsored the trip and took care of two trailer tire blow outs on the way to the race. Nelson is his second year of support for Bluebaugh Racing and we have really been able to find success this year due to everything he has done for us.


Make sure to look for Bluebaugh Racing in the AutoTrader through out Arizona and New Mexico.  Fans can tune into
http://www.speedsceneracing.com  weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader. Need a transmission, check out Hughes Performance for street, strip, and tough towing applications.  For large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. http://www.loperspeed.com   is your premier online performance parts store. Please give them a try. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support. Thanks to JD from SI Valves for continued support. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel. Thanks Duane Walker for extra crew help. Team Performance Products now offers the Heritage Twin Turbo for your street car. http://www.team-ppi.com Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.  Bluebaugh Racing’s marketing entity is now making Video Press Releases. Check out our website for more information or look for us on Your Way Network.

 
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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader in the Semi’s at PSCA
July 2008

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader has been running hard turning around two Semi Final finishes in two weeks. Most recently, the team attended the Pacific Street Car Association’s (PSCA) West Coast Shoot Out at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California July 25th-27th, 2008. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said, we have been working on stepping up the power in the AutoTrader Monte Carlo, but we still have some things to work out.


Bluebaugh qualified the car in the third position, by simply making the usual clean consistent run in the first round of qualifying with a 6.580 @ 214.21 mph. Rounds two and three of qualifying brought frustrating tire shake on the hot track at the Auto Club Dragway. Woodard said, the increased power we are putting out has blown my clutch program, but we have to start pointing the AutoTrader Monte Carlo back into the 40’s to be competitive. We started to see it last weekend at the West Coast Hot Road Association’s (WCHRA) Mikes Transmissions Summer Nationals running the car to a 6.529 @ 214.28 qualifying number one. We already know we can run this car easy all day long at 6.58. The changes cost us with signing out in the Semi’s twice in this and the last race with the clutch, but in the long run the power increase will prove effective.


The first round PSCA eliminations brought a match against new comer Samis who was there testing his Booty Hunter GTO. Bluebaugh and Woodard shoe-stringed the Auto Trader Monte Carlo down the track with a light clutch to get by Samis with a 6.655 @ 210.41 over a 7.584 @ 194.94.


In round two eliminations Bluebaugh had the distinct honor of getting one last poke for old time’s sake at the infamous Black Accufab 57 Chevy of Ed Thornton. Sadly the car has been sold and is leaving the PSCA after winning four championships. As two old rivals took the start, each team had high anticipation over who would take the finish. It was really anyone’s race. There was even a side line fun wager between PSCA officials over who would win.  Bluebaugh was first to leave putting a small hole shot on Thornton for a tough side by side race through most of the quarter. The Accufab 57 lost traction on the big end giving way to Bluebaugh who took the win with a 6.619 @ 212.46 over Thornton’s 7.039 @ 225.94.


The Semi’s brought Guiseppe Gentile’s Muscle Motors Turbo Mustang, which had been terrorizing the Prostreet field all day running in the mid- 6.30’s. With a toasted clutch and full heart, Bluebaugh turned on the nitrous early and hoped for the best. Gentile made light work of Bluebaugh taking the win with a 6.346 and a record breaking 229.12 mph to Bluebaugh’s 6.655 @ 209.10. Bluebaugh said, we are going to keep working our program with the AutoTrader Monte Carlo. While the potential did not show this weekend, we are on our way up. I would have loved to turn it all on but, we have to keep taking small steps and race smart.

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Bluebaugh Racing’s marketing entity is now making Video Press Releases. Check out our website for more information or look for us on Your Way Network. Make sure to look for Bluebaugh Racing in the AutoTrader through out Arizona and New Mexico.  Fans can tune into http://
www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader. Need a transmission, check out Hughes Performance for street, strip, and tough towing applications.  If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. http://www.loperspeed.com  is your premier online performance parts store. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support. Thanks to JD from SI Valves, we missed his cooking this round. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel. Speaking of Turbo terror, Team Performance Products now offers the Heritage Twin Turbo for your street car. http://www.team-ppi.com Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 



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Bluebaugh Goes to the Finals in Bakersfield, Qualifies Number One
June 2008

     Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader scrambled to make it to the West Coast Hot Rod Associations (WCHRA) Holders Nationals at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield June 7-8, 2008 on last minute notice. Bluebaugh received a call late Sunday the week prior from Tom Nelson of Team Performance Products, Inc. requesting attendance for the event and all remaining events for the WCHRA season. A decision was made to load up the AutoTrader Monte Carlo and head for Bakersfield after some negotiations with Nelson who sponsored the team last year.

     Crew Chief Deborah Woodard, said this is very exciting for us as we have run some of our fastest passes in Bakersfield, which is primarily home for the WCHRA. It proved to be great weekend. We qualified the AutoTrader Monte Carlo in the number one position with the first pass off the trailer. Bluebaugh ran short of the finish line with a 6.55 @ 212.46 mph on a soft tune up, which held good through the qualifying day. Woodard said, we have been working hard to maintain consistency with getting this car down the track. Being able to get it right on the first run just really indicates that we are headed in the right direction.

 

    In round one, the team faced Dan Myers in his Blown Alcohol Chevy Truck. Myers snuck into the WCHRA event late after winning the West Coast Pro Mod event in Sacramento the night before looking for quick cash on his way home. Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader were not about to let him have his way. Bluebaugh took Meyers off the line and never looked back running a smooth and consistent 6.54 @ 216.91 to Myers 7.963 @ 142.72 mph.

     In the final round, Bluebaugh faced Tim Henry in his Con-quest Concrete sponsored Firebird. It was a battle of Nitrous cars for the win on a very hot 140 degree track. Both lanes appeared equal as Woodard contemplated which lane might prove best for the AutoTrader Monte Carlo. Henry, who is fairly new on the scene proved razor sharp off the line putting a hole shot on Bluebaugh ultimately costing Team AutoTrader the win. Both cars struggled with the hot track on the big end. Bluebaugh said, I was right there, the tires would hook and then spin causing the back end of the AutoTrader Monte Carlo to sashay just a bit. Henry commented that he too got slightly out of the groove and had a struggle to pull his Conquest-Concrete Firebird straight. It was neck and neck in the finish with Henry taking the win by a very narrow .0266 with a 6.598 at 213.87 mph to Bluebaugh’s quicker but losing 6.590 @ 216.76 mph. 

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     Special Thanks to Tom Nelson with Team Performance Products, Inc now making the Heritage Twin Turbo System. Make sure to look for Bluebaugh Racing in the AutoTrader through out Arizona and New Mexico.  Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader on a monthly basis. If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. www.loperspeed.com  is up and running with a new online parts store for your performance needs. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support. Our car is hooking well thanks to our M/T’s. Check out Hughes Performance making tough transmissions for the street, strip, and your towing vehicle. Thanks to JD from SI Valves, we missed his cooking this round. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Make sure you are running the industries best carburetor from Cubic Flow Modifications. 
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One of Those Days for Bluebaugh at the California Nationals      
May 2008 

        Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader headed for the Pacific Street Cars Associations (PSCA) California Nationals this past weekend May 16-18, 2008 at the California Speedway with high hopes. Crew Chief, Deborah Woodard said, after winning the Las Vegas Nationals we finally have consistent runs and solid data.  The Team was looking forward to stepping up the AutoTrader Monte Carlo and having a productive weekend. Instead the weekend turned into a thrash on the car and fist full of problems. Fortunately good friends and sponsors came to the rescue.

Bluebaugh said you know its going to be one of those weekends’s when the transmission in the truck burns up with a fully loaded trailer 300 miles from home before the race has even started. The team managed to limp into the California Speedway to start a day of test and tune with little sleep.  During testing a rocker stud on the exhaust pulled out of the head creating an internal nitrous explosion in the AutoTrader Monte Carlo. Woodard said, when the exhaust valve won’t open the nitrous has to go somewhere. We got lucky in that no cylinders were damaged.

Bluebaugh and Woodard worked late into Friday night with the help of Toy Factory Racing to try and repair the head to no avail. On Saturday, Woodard found David Beckley, through fellow racer Randy Haggerty. Woodard said, I was really worried because once you start trying to weld on these heads, the aluminum goes soft and nothing will hold. Trying to combat a rocker stud problem on short notice is a worst case scenario. Beckley applied a most creative solution permanently repairing the head with no welding. Unfortunately, Bluebaugh missed qualifying the AutoTrader Monte Carlo completely placing the team dead last on the ladder and facing first round with no clutch data.  Everyone in the Prostreet field had some difficultly making it down the hot track with an unusual heat wave in effect at the California Speedway.


In round one of eliminations, Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader ran the Dodge Viper of Bob Griffith and Eric Lenore who qualified number one with 6.614 @ 215.58. Bluebaugh turned a precision 6.599 @ 215.77 running perfectly down center of the track giving Griffith and the fans a real show of competitive heart after thrashing all weekend to get the AutoTrader Monte Carlo fixed. Griffith showed no mercy putting on a great side by side spectacular drag race beating Bluebaugh by a mere .0083 seconds with a 6.596 @ 213.98 and low ET of the round. Bluebaugh and Woodard agreed that with just one qualifying pass the outcome would likely have been much different.


Woodard said, while it was a disappointing end to a long weekend, the end results were actually good. Our old truck was on borrowed time with the transmission. Tony Kane of Hughes Performance is graciously sponsoring all new heavy duty Hughes parts to repair the truck. We are grateful to Hughes Performance for their support of our race team and the sponsorship provided in times of need. Kane also towed our race trailer some 300 miles back to Phoenix. Fellow racer Jeremy Hangar took the truck to his shop near the raceway and will provide labor for the repair at a racers discount. We are also grateful to get the head repaired and to Andy at Toy Factory Racing who gave his evening to help. Bluebaugh said if it were not for good friends and sponsors, we would be stranded in California with a broken truck and broken race car.


.           Make sure to look for Bluebaugh Racing in the AutoTrader through out Arizona and New Mexico.  Fans can tune into
www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader on a monthly basis. Your Way Network will be posting an interview with Crew Chief Deborah Woodard that can be reached via www.yellowbullet.com .  If you need large diesel truck repair stop by your local W.W. Williams service center. www.loperspeed.com  is up and running with a new online parts store. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support and for bringing our tires to the track. Thanks to JD from SI Valves, we missed his cooking this round. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel for their recent contingency sponsorship of the PSCA. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Special Extra Thanks to Hughes Performance, David Beckley, Toy Factory Racing, and Jeremy Hangar. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine. 

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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader Wins with Precision in Vegas

April 2008  

Kelly Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader win Prostreet with flawless precision at the Pacific Street Car Associations (PSCA) Las Vegas Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, April 25-27, 2008. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said we came to this race with getting back to basics in mind. Simply getting the AutoTrader Monte Carlo to run consistently is just what we needed, exactly what we accomplished, and it paid off. The car has plenty of power to compete and we can step up any time needed and go faster, but repetition is the golden key to success. Bluebaugh and Team Auto Trader qualified 4th of a record 18 competitors with a 6.602 @ 212.73 mph backed by a 6.605 @ 214.52 and continued to average a string of easy 6.60’s through out elimination rounds.

           

In the final round, Bluebaugh and the AutoTrader team met up with the number one qualifier and new PSCA bad boy John Mihovetz in his turbo powered Accufab Cougar. Mihovetz definitely had the E.T. advantage going into this round said Woodard, but our car had been rock solid consistent. We had a choice; throw some power at the car or make a consistent run showing no mercy for slip ups to Mihovetz. This day precision consistence won the race with the grace of a seasoned pro.

    Prostreet was the last class to run the final round and the track was lined with spectators and competitors alike to watch the AutoTrader Monte Carlo battle against the Accufab Cougar. Mihovetz jumped out taking a slight advantage off the line with a better reaction time and quicker 60 foot, but the race was over by the 330. Mihovetz was out of the groove and had to pedal the car for a mere fraction of a second as Bluebaugh’s no mercy strategy hit the jack pot. Screams rang out as Bluebaugh drove the AutoTrader Monte Carlo perfectly down center track upsetting the Accufab Cougar with a winning 6.608 @ 214.72 mph to Mihovetz’s 6.760 @ 217.63.

     Bluebaugh said, I kept waiting for the Cougar to come around me, but it never happened. I got to the end and realized we had done it, we had won the race. Woodard said, it was really our weekend, everything went right as if winning was just in our cards. We caught the tune up right away, despite the fact that Las Vegas offered up some of the trickiest air for tuning a nitrous motor we have ever seen. High head winds also made for less than favorable driving conditions. In round one and three, Bluebaugh took easy wins by red light defaults to Rod Pierce in his 63 Corvette and later to Clint Hairston in his Turbo powered GTO, whom both got caught trying to cut a light to get around the quicker Team AutoTrader. Despite tension at the line, Bluebaugh held study running his own race. In round two, the team ran Dan Vogt in his 63 Corvette winning with a 6.585 @ 214.25 to 6.905 @ 214.55. In the Semi’s, the team caught a bye to the final and the rest is history.

Bluebaugh Racing aired on Speed Scene Live April 29th, 2008 to give an overview of the racing event. Fans can tune into www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader on a monthly basis. Make sure to check out AutoTrader in the news stands or online. W.W. Williams who provide repair services for large diesel trucks, power generation, and other services nationally sent goodies to racers and fans in Las Vegas for promotion. www.lopersspeed.com  has a new online parts store and was busy this week with guests from Auckland New Zealand planning for their new store location. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support and great drag racing tires. Thanks to JD from SI Valves who served as the cook again this weekend.  Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Robbie Ward from Magna Fuel for their recent contingency sponsorship of the PSCA. Special thanks to our friend and consultant Charles Carpenter Racing for continuing support over the years. Extra-Extra Thanks to Steve Vick who lent the team a pair of Santuff rear shocks to make the race. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.

 Finals Video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7v9LlgG6tk&feature=email 

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Wild Ride for Bluebaugh in Fontana
March 2008

Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader attended the Pacific Street Car Association’s (PSCA) Orme Brothers Spring Break Shootout this past weekend March 14-16, 2008 in Fontana. During the first round of eliminations, Bluebaugh was lined up against the 1955 Chevy of Monte Berney. The lights came down and the race was on with only a thousands difference in reaction times. The AutoTrader Monte Carlo had a slight advantage on the 55 Chevy as the two cars ran door to door down the track. Nearing the top end and climbing up to the usual 200 plus mph run, the driver’s window blew out of Bluebaugh’s AutoTrader Monte Carlo. The impact of the blow out measured a hefty lateral 1.50 side impact G-Force on the car according to the computer reading. Bluebaugh fish tailed some twelve times violently on the top end of the track as the crew and spectators held their breath anticipating what might happen next. Crew Chief Deborah Woodard said it was as if time froze in slow motion as the car appeared to be further and further out of control. I know he was in trouble but I did not know why until later when track officials handed me pieces of the broken window. In what was an amazing feet of driving, Bluebaugh managed to keep the car in his lane and bring it to a safe stop at the end of the track. Bluebaugh said he did not realize the window was gone until he went to get out of the car. He said, it just felt like I was fighting the car as if it were stuck in a one track grove. The on board computer estimated that Bluebaugh pedaled the car after the half track and lifted approximately 5 seconds into the run cruising through the finish line with a 6.782 @ 176.95 mph to Berney’s winning 6.599 @ 214.48 mph.


The weekend started out with high promise for the AutoTrader Monte Carlo. During Friday’s test, Bluebaugh ran the car to a 4.226 @ 180.19 mph to the eighth and clicked it off. It seemed that the team had put previous clutch problems to rest and the tune up on the motor looked strong as the car coasted through the finish with a 6.973 @147.75 mph. The weekend soon became plagued with gremlins. An oil line vibrated loose during the burnout in the first round of qualifying preventing the team from making a pass. The weather created havoc and by round two of qualifying moderate winds had dusted the track. Despite best efforts of the track prep crew few Prostreet competitors made it down the track, Bluebaugh included, and some opted to forgo the round.  


Bluebaugh Racing aired on Speed Scene Live March 18, 2008 to give an overview of the racing event. Fans can tune into
www.speedsceneracing.com weekly every Tuesday for cool racing news and catch the latest from Bluebaugh and Team AutoTrader on a monthly basis. The team sponsor featured Lopers Speed.com. Lopers has a new online parts store and plans to open up a speed shop in Auckland New Zealand. Our newest sponsor is W.W. Williams who provide repair services for large diesel trucks, power generation, and other services nationally. If you live in Arizona or New Mexico, pick up the gray copy of the AutoTrader and look for our custom race page published every week. Thanks to Mickey Thompson Tires for their 2nd year of support and great drag racing tires. We are running some awesome 1.03 60ft times.  Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel, SI Valves, Cubic Flow Modifications, Charles Carpenter Racing, and Hughes Performance for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.

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Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader Starts Season in Fontana
March 2008

Kelly Bluebaugh and Crew Chief Deborah Woodard of the World’s Fastest Organization are set for the season open with their Pro Street AutoTrader Monte Carlo. Bluebaugh Racing’s Team AutoTrader will head for the Pacific Street Car Associations (PSCA) Spring Break Shootout March 14-16, 2008 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. This is a tardy start for West Coast PSCA racers as the beginning of the season was delayed by rain in late January.  Bluebaugh is back in the driver’s seat for 2008 giving over his previous position as a crew chief to Woodard. The competition in the PSCA is expected to be fierce this year with a number of teams stepping up their program. Last season the PSCA saw the first of Pro Street cars dipping into the 6.30’s and more average times in the 6.40 ET range than in previous years. 

            The Auto Trader Monte Carlo is a relatively new car for us said Bluebaugh and we are all excited to see what the season will bring. The team spent last season upgrading and preparing the Monte Carlo for the 2008 season, while concurrently running the Team Transit Mix WFO Cavalier. The car not scheduled to run until 2008 started active competition late in 2007 for the purpose of attracting sponsorship finishing with a 6.47 ET and a best speed of 220 mph. Woodard said the data we collected last season will definitely give us a better starting position this year. We have run this power combination to a best of 6.33 @ 221 mph in the Cavalier and hope that we can repeat the success we have had over the last two seasons of championships. The AutoTrader Monte Carlo is an RJ ProMod design, which is just a little different than the Larry Larson IHRA Prostock design of the Cavalier. We have been able to work through a number of problems typical to adapting a new car with an old power combination. As a final touch for 2008, Bluebaugh changed the original rear wing over the winter break, which is expected to help add stability on the top end for the AutoTrader Monte Carlo.


           
Both Bluebaugh and Woodard can hardly wait to get back to the race track though the winter break has been busy with promotions for sponsorship. Woodard said, we have the best sponsor marketing program we have ever had going into 2008. The team receives and abundance of marketable media support from AutoTrader Publishing and Speed Scene Racing’s Web Based television.  We are joined this year by Mickey Thompson Tires as a member of Team Mickey Thompson. Woodard said the Monte Carlo is working very well with the Mickey Thompson drag slicks. Loperspeed.com has recently joined Bluebaugh racing in efforts to market their new online parts store. Bluebaugh has been friends with the Loper family for many years who have been in the performance parts business. Loper’s is set to as well open a performance parts shop in Auckland, New Zealand.  W.W. Williams is in process of joining Bluebaugh Racing. W.W. Williams offers expert repair for large diesel trucks amongst other services nationally. Woodard will be putting out press releases soon to formally welcome each new marketing partner. Fans can catch our latest interview on
www.speedsceneracing.com found on the 02/26/2008 archive. Team AutoTrader will also appear on the Speed Channels new show called Pass Time. Bluebaugh Racing would like to thank Magna Fuel, SI Valves, Cubic Flow Modifications, Charles Carpenter Racing, and Hughes Performance for continuing support over the years. Bluebaugh Racing is supported by the World’s Fastest Organization, LLC along with WFO Racing and Machine.

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Bluebaugh Racing Negotiates for Sponsorship with Auto Trader Publishing

November 2007  

            Marketing Director for Bluebaugh Racing, Deborah Woodard of the Worlds Fastest Organization LLC, met with Desert Regional Representatives Ken Fincel and Jay Summers from Auto Trader Publishing to propose a marketing partnership sponsorship agreement for the 2008 racing season in late August. Fincel and Summers reviewed the recent accomplishments of Bluebaugh Racing and the marketing partnership proposal on the table slated to cover at least ten West Coast events and possibly some East Coast Events in the 2008 racing season. Fincel stated, “This will be the first time AutoTrader Publishing has worked with a full time professional racing team on this level”. Fincel and Summers also expressed a potential interest in the Bluebaugh Racing Prostreet Monte Carlo becoming the premier Auto Trader Publishing car. Many possibilities were discussed to include both on and off track events, and a marketing network that would offer increased benefit to the marketing partners of the Worlds Fastest Organization, LLC through involvement with Auto Trader Publishing. Woodard said, “AutoTrader Publishing is a natural fit for us being a reputable member of our community for as long as I can remember. It is simply the best way to buy and sell great cars. We have been looking for a marketing partner with both local and national appeal”. Following the meeting, a decision was made to submit the proposal to the corporate office and a response is expected to come some time in mid-January. As negotiations continue, staff from AutoTrader Publishing have visited two West Coast races with Bluebaugh Racing providing spectators and fellow racers with free copies of Auto Trader Magazines.

            In anticipation of a possible marketing relationship in 2008, Fincel and Summers have offered Bluebaugh Racing an exclusive full page of advertising space on the back cover of Auto Trader’s Custom, Antique and Sports Car Trader in the Desert Region. The advertising space will be used by Bluebaugh Racing as a promotional team race page to attract sponsorship for the race team and new business for Auto Trader Publishing for the remainder of 2007. The first publication is set for release in Nevada the week before and during the Street Car Super Nationals III, which will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 1-4, 2007. Auto Trader Publishing will be in Las Vegas with Bluebaugh Racing and for the first time the Bluebaugh Racing Prostreet Monte Carlo will proudly carry the Auto Trader Publishing name for the racing event. The first group of participating sponsors in the marketing network will include Speed Scene Live, Hughes Performance, SI Valves, and Magna Fuel. Two spots have already been booked with Speed Scene Live, which will air October 30th and November 6th 2007 to hi-light Woodard’s marketing program for Bluebaugh Racing with Auto Trader Publishing and participating sponsors.

    AutoTrader Publishing is a subsidiary of Cox Auto Trader, one of the world's leading providers of online and print automotive consumer information, and is the leading producer of classified automotive advertising publications with a total circulation of over 2 million per week. The World’s Fastest Organization, LLC is a marketing entity with interest in Bluebaugh Racing.