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Driver: Rich Bailey

Crew Chief: Rick Klampe

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The Colossal Story!

Finally, a Solution to Snoring That Works For Me!

I snore and I snore nearly as loud as my Capitol Auto Group Dragster on a good burnout! While that's a bit of an exaggeration, my snoring can be loud enough that nobody want's to sleep in the same room with me. Finally, after much convincing I did a sleep study and at the end I was handed a CPAP machine and was told if I didn't use it I would die. Research has backed that up. How could something we have taken so lightly for years be a major threat to our health?

The bad news for me was that I tried using the CPAP dozens of times but I could never keep the mask on all night and it was hard to sleep with air blowing up my nose. Finally, I gave up on the CPAP and later found out the dentist could fit me with this thing that looked like a giant pacifier. No thank you. After getting more noise complaints from my wife I was about to turn to the "giant pacifier" which costs over $500.00 when you throw in the dentist visit for the custom fitting.

But then I was told about this little device called Snore MD that you put over your teeth. The device looks like a combination between those dracula teeth you used to get on Halloween when you were a kid but without the fangs and the grill on John Force's new Camaro. After you custom fit them yourself, you put them on and fall a sleep. Snore MD is FDA approved and simply keeps your mouth open slightly at an angle so you can't snore.

The good news is that Snore MD is just $119.00 and there was no additional dentist bill or a doctor prescription required. In fact, you get them directly from the manufacturer in California. And there is no risk, if it doesn't work for you can return it for a refund. It takes a few nights to get used to it but once you do you won't want to sleep without it.

It's been over a week since that bad boy came in the mailbox and I have not snored since! I highly recommend Snore MD to anyone that snores and can not or does not want to use a CPAP machine. These are great for people that want to stop snoring but doesn't have insurance to cover a sleep study or funds for an extra dentist visit. Save money and restore peace and quiet for those around you: ORDER YOUR Snore MD HERE

-Rich Bailey


Promotion Welcomes Back Walery's Pizza and John and Sharon Palmer!

Promotion Motorsports welcomes back Walery's Premium Pizza to the Capitol Auto Group Dragster. We are very excited to have Dave and Marsha Walery back who are the owners of Walery's for another year. The Walerys are big supporters of both national and regional drag racing. We are also pleased to have John and Sharon Palmer support our team. The Palmers are sponsoring our fuel this season and we appreciate their involvement.

Walery's Premium Pizza is the hottest pizza parlor in town on any Friday or Saturday night and even during the rest of the week. In a world filled with marginal pizza chains and take out joints, Walery's restores that old fashioned pizza parlor atmosphere at very competitive prices! No wonder they attract families for gatherings, parties or just a simple night out.

Besides their excellent pizza, Walery's also has great burgers where you can pile on your own toppings at the condiment bar to make them taste extra special! During the lunch hour they also have an all you can eat pizza and salad buffet.

Walery's is located in the Safeway shopping center in West Salem. From downtown Salem, take the bridge and drive one mile and get off at the Rosemont exit. Or go to their website at http://www.waleryspizza.com for further information


The Budweiser King by Jim White

We continue our Jim White Photo Art series with Kenny Bernstien's Budweiser King Buick funny car. This flopper was later sold to Gary Clapshaw who based his race team operation just west of Portland, Oregon.


At Press Time!
Late Breaking News

Project Update:

The engine is done! John McCurdy made a piece that adapts the mag drive to the correct hight which is a big help. Gary Eichmann has started constructing the new body. We also have new crew shirts which are being embroidered by Image Actionwear.

Albany Burgerville to Host
Benefit Car Show May 22

The event will be Friday night, May 22 and kicks off Memorial Day Weekend. The event starts at 3 PM and goes until dark.

The Capitol Deal
of the Week!

Blue with silver stripes and
Foose wheels! Just 46.000 miles
Smoking Hot Deal at only $18,000


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Up Coming Events

May 2
Champion Raceway
Blown Alcohol Thunder *

May 9
Capitol Auto Group West Valley Store

May 16-17
Season Opener
Woodburn Dragstrip

May 22
Burgerville Car Show
Benefits South Albany High School Albany

May 23
Cornorstone Associates

June 6-7
Rose Festival Drags
Woodburn Dragstrip

June 26 - 27
Nitro Nights
Renegade Raceway
Yakima *

July 4
Western Days
Independence OR

July 10-11-12
IHRA Nitro Jam
Spokane County Raceway *

July 17-18
Rocky Mountain Championships
Lost Creek Raceway *
Butte Montana

July 31
Night of Fire

August 1
Blown Alcohol Thunder
Renegade Raceway
Yakima *

August 7-9
Guitars Under the Stars
Lebanon, OR

August 14-15

Nitro Night of Fire
Spokane County Raceway *

Sept. 26-27
Fall Classic

* Blown Alcohol Thunder Series


Special Sections

ProMotion Motorsports

Public Relations •
Renderings • Proposals •
Graphics •

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Winter Rod and Speed Show 2011
Current Info
Sponsorship 101
How to find and
serve a sponsor
Thunder in the Pipes
stories by former PIR and SIR Promoter
Jim Rockstad

Don Garlits
The crash that lead to his last race as a full time pro driver

Northwest Nitro
A scrap book look past Northwest
Funny Cars

Johnny and The Distractions
A solute to one of Portlands greatest rock bands ever!

Web Sites

Larry McFarland

NW Drag Racing

One Hot Chili Pepper


Drag Racing Online

Competition Plus

Drag List

Top Eliminator West topeliminatorwest.com



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Award Winning BBQ Sauce




MV Mobile Detail, Inc

The best in parts polishing

Cylinder Head Repair
by Keith McCurdy


Listen to Rich Bailey in the Tupper's "Third Chair" on KYKN's Gator's Radio Experience

Rich Bailey was on Gator's Radio Experence, April 3rd with Gator Gainer, Denise Quinn Nanke and Curits the Intrern. You can hear the Bailey interview anytime by going here. Click on the April 3 second hour podcast.

Bailey's Blog

Exciting Off-Season Developments! And Now Another Race to the Start of the New Season!

Wow! What an exciting off season it has been for the Capitol team! First, we went into the new year promoting the Winter Rod and Speed Show just a day after New Years without a minute to think about anything else! Then days after the show everything changed for the better! And everything was already looking good to begin with!

Already content with how the dragster was going to look like for the season, I got an email from our friend and rock musician Pat Gesualdo who offered to help out the race team with a new body and paint job. Pat wanted his organization Drums and Disabilities larger on the car and I told him there was simply no room unless we went with a new paint scheme and that wouldn't happen because I didn't want to paint over the Rocketeer and I had no extra budget for a new body. Pat agreed to help fund the project making the new design possible. And so the stage was set to order a new body from Gary Eickmann and then have the new body painted by Jeff Lewis.

The new paint scheme which I had already designed last fall also cleared the way to include enough room to pick up one more marketing partner. And, by mid-February Burgerville came on board! After talking to the person that has taken the lead on this project, Ashley Rae, I can tell you that the excitement is not limited to just the Albany and Monmouth Burgerville stores but even their upper management is excited to see how this new program plays out.

I was also informed that several people within Burgerville admire our title sponsor Capitol Auto Group, so I think this will be a very well balanced program. Both companies have a lot in common. They are each sensitive about the environment in a productive way and both give back a lot to the community including the United Way. Best of all, both companies are made up of great people that I really like working with.

As for Burgerville, they are not your typical multi unit restaurant chain. All of their food is of high quality and natural. The food they use is locally produced, free of hormones and the stock is raised on farms that employ good humane practices. They also utilize alternative power and their cooking oil is sold for bio-diesel.

Having two very respectable Northwest companies on the side of our race car is what dreams are made of for any racer. But now comes the hard part and that's earning another year of sponsorship for next season from not just Capitol and Burgerville but all of our sponsors.

Right now, as we enter the month of April it's another race against time. We found out that the BME rods that we were going to use are a hair too long, so I had to buy a new set and decided to stick with GRP which we used last year and it takes a couple of weeks to have them made. And then the engine has to be put back together, and brought back over to the valley from Bend where our crew chief Rick Klampe is assembling it. Then we have other issues that need to be addressed that includes re-stripping the blower and getting our transmission back from Jeff Marsh. Ryan Valentine from MV Detail is polishing the blower so it will look sharp.

Hopefully by the time all of this work is completed, we won't run out of weekends before the first race on May 2nd in Medford. We've been in this situation plenty of times before so I'm sure we'll come up with a plan to get it all done even if we end up putting the finishing touches to the motor in the staging lanes in Medford.

-Rich Bailey

Serving local communities important to Burgerville
ProMotion Welcomes Bugerville

March 12, 2015 (SALEM, Ore.) --- ProMotion Motorsports welcomes the Monmouth and Albany Burgervilles as our new marketing partners. The two Willamette Valley Burgerville restaurants join the team as an associate sponsor and complement Capitol Auto Group’s title sponsorship.

After several years of Burgerville supporting the Winter Rod and Speed Show promoted by Rich Bailey and Jim Billing and its non-profit beneficiary Children’s Cancer Association, former Albany Burgerville general manager Donald Holt and current general manager Ashley Rae began to take notice of the race team and the commitment to community charities like the food bank, and wanted to know how to get more involved. After a meeting with Rae and Monmouth Burgerville general manager Alex Page, the two restaurants made a joint decision to get involved with the race team this season.

“On behalf of our guests and our crews, Burgerville is committed to serving our local communities and supporting the race team is one way to show that commitment,” said Rae. “I am excited for what the future holds with this new partnership and the good we can do to jointly support local charities like the food bank, the D.AD. Program and the Children’s Cancer Association. Please join me in welcoming Rich and ProMotion Motorsports to our Burgerville family.”

As part of this program, the race team will create displays at both the Albany and Monmouth Burgerville restaurants, distribute Burgerville discount coupons at the track and other events, and do some cross promotions with KYKN 1430 radio in addition to some other amenities that often revolve around a sponsorship. Most importantly, the two organizations will join forces to bring awareness to charities including the Drums and Disabilities Program which also has a presence on the car.

“This is a dream come true for me since Burgerville is known as the premier local hamburger restaurant in the Pacific Northwest. I have been a Burgerville fan since high school, and we are thrilled to be associated with what must indeed be one of the most favored brands by Oregonians,” commented Bailey.

Burgerville’s menus highlight burgers and sandwiches made with fresh, vegetarian-fed and antibiotic-free local beef, vegetarian patties, and sustainability caught Alaskan halibut fish and chips. Well known for seasonal offerings created largely from food grown and produced in the Pacific Northwest, more than 70% of Burgerville’s food dollars are estimated to be spent locally sourcing ingredients from 988 farms, ranches and artisans inside a 400-mile food shed with many located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

About ProMotion Motorsports
ProMotion Motorsports Services LLC promotes professional drag racing, benefit car shows and advertising using it's flagship Capitol Ayuto Group "Rocketeer" blown alcohol dragster as it's messenger. ProMotion Motorsports success is a result of "friendly face to face marketing" to promote its advertisers. ProMotion also offers public relations, websites and marketing materials for other motorsports teams.

About Burgerville
Established in 1961, Burgerville is an innovative and industry-leading restaurant company with 40 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. 1,300 employees strong, Burgerville provides guests fresh, great-tasting food all-day every day from breakfast to late-night snacks based in its mission “serve with love.” At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. For more information, please visit burgerville.com.


Capitol Auto Group Named Top Business to Work for

Congratulations to Capitol Auto Group as they are ranked number one of the Best 100 Large Oregon Companies to Work For. This is the second year in a row that Capitol Auto Group has been awarded this high honor. In addition, Capitol was the most awarded car company in 2014. It's a great honor for our race team to represent this company of professional excellence for over 15 years!

ProMotion Motorsport's Annual Green Statement

ProMotion Motorsports burns alternative racing grade methanol fuel in its dragster and bio diesel in the truck when ever it is accessible. ProMotion Motorsports also uses synthetic motor oil and always recycles it. ProMotion Motorsports recycles and reuses engine parts when ever possible and deemed safe to do so.

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