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Driver: Rich Bailey

Car Chief: Brent Sanford

Crew: Duane Huffines

Crew: Duane Turner

Displays: Ray Lancaster

Engines and Heads: Keith McCurdy

Transmission by: Jeff Marsh

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Updated February 6, 2016 New Schedule Below!

Capitol Dragster at Salem Car Show Feb. 6

The Capitol Auto Group Dragster is on display at the West Coast Sha' Bang car show. This Saturday, February 6th in the Columbia Hall at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Salem. This is a one day show and it's a great one with a wide variety of cars. The dragster is right at the entrance so you can't miss it! Following the show will be a sock hop hosted by Jim Billings. As they used to say BE THERE!

Winter Rod and Speed Show Presented by Burgerville
Winter Rod and Speed Show Enjoys Another Great Turn Out of Cars and People!

The 2016 Winter Rod and Speed Show Presented By Burgerville held in Albany, Oregon expanded from a one day show to a two day show. The Friday night experiment of opening the event on Friday night worked so well that we are already planning to do it again next year. In fact, the show was ready to open an hour early and spectators began arrive early. Saturday's crowd was also very good.

In terms of quality, some commented that this year's show was the best Winter Rod and Speed Show ever. The model car contest held independently at the show also enjoyed more entries and interest. For those that missed the Rat Rod show billed as the "Left Coast Sha Bang" in the back building, that event happens in Salem at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 6th from 9 to 5.

Thanks to a super group of people that made the Winter Rod and Speed Show presented by Burgerville a success including Ray Lancaster, Michele Rowell Coffey, Carolyn Wilson , Dave Wilson, Duane Huffines, Duane Turner, Paul Finister, Jason Grassman, Dave Cookman, Ashley Rae, Heidi Lyn, Kenny Youngblood, Pat Coffey, Annette Barton , Laura Morett and Susan Bailey. And thanks to all of our exhibitors, vendors, spectators and sponsors. Your involvement regardless of what capacity is more appreciated then you will ever know!



Drag Parts.com Blown Alcohol Thunder Schedule

May 14 Champion Raceway, Medford
July 1-2 Renegade Raceway, Yakima

The Big Sky Swing:

July 8-9 Spokane County Raceway, Spokane
July 15-16 Lost Creek Raceway, Anaconda Montana

Sept. 16-17 The Fall Championship Race, Yakima


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Up Coming 2016 Events

Jan 22-22
Winter Rod and Speed Show
Linn County Expo Center
Albany, OIregon

Feb 6
West Coast Sha' Bang
Oregon State Fair Grounds
Salem, Oregon

March 18-20
Portland Roadster Show
Expo Center
Portland, Oregon

April 23-24
Tulip Festival
Woodburn Dragstrip

*May 14
Blown Alcohol Thunder
Champion Raceway

May 21-22
Season Opener
Woodburn Dragstrip

June 11-12
Rose Festival Drags
Woodburn Dragstrip

*July 1 - 2
Nitro Nights
Renegade Raceway

July 4
Independence OR

*Big Sky Swing July 8-17:

*July 8-9
Blown Alcohol Thunder
Spokane County Raceway

*July 16-17
Rocky Mountain Championships
Lost Creek Raceway
Butte Montana

July 23
Dallas Summerfest
Dallas OR

July 29-30
Night of Fire
Woodburn Dragstrip

*Sept. 16-17
Fall Championships
Renegade Raceway

Sept. 24-25
Fall Classic

* Blown Alcohol Thunder Series


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Capitol Racing Welcomes Duane Turner while Richard Lytle Convalesces Due to Health Challanges

Capitol Racing welcomes Duane Turner as a new crew member. Duane who resides in Corvallis, currently races in the nostalgia class and brings a wealth of racing and mechanical experience to the Capitol team. Duane Turner joins Duane Huffines as new teammates to owner driver Rich Bailey and car chief Brent Sanford.

Together both Duane Turner and Duane Huffines replace Richard Lytle who had to quit the team over lingering health issues. Brent Sanford will over see the crew and run the car. In addition Ray Lancaster will be helping with displays at selected area events.

Richard Lytle always has a place on the Capitol team. He has been a trooper through thick and thin for five years even when his health hasn't been the best. Sadly his body is telling him to slow down for a while. We hope his health improves enough so he can return to the race team or pursue other interests.

Duane Turner's racing experience even though it's in a much slower class will help the team immediately. He will learn quick. Besides racing, Duane Turner makes his living as a machinist and a mechanic for a family owned business. Duane Huffines joined the team this past fall and has been doing a lot displays so far in the post racing season. Both Mr. Huffines and Mr. Turner are married to supportive wives.



Capitol Racing Welcomes Back Product Sponsors
NGK Spark Plugs and King Engine Bearings

Both NGK and King Engine Bearings have re-committed for the 2016 season as product sponsors. NGK is the leader in spark plug technology in every racing, motorcycle and automotive category.

King Engine bearings are second to none. They manufacture their bearings in Israel using the best materials and the strictest manufacturing process. Capitol Auto Group Racing has a great long term relationship with both NGK and King Engine Bearings and we are glad to have them back for the 2016 season.

For more information about NGK Spark Plugs go to www.ngksparkplugsusa.com

King Engine Bearings can be purchased from Summit Click Here