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bigyellataxi
05-08-13, 07:50 PM
Ford are pulling the plug after 15 years at the end of next season, Castrol, possibly, will be following suit (due to being bought out??)

So, what will the big man do then???

Initial rumours are a Top Fuel car for John and Brittney, Hight and Courtney have big name sponsors tied in, so just new bodies/engines...

Thoughts...???

Torment
05-08-13, 07:58 PM
castrol has been bought by b.p.

force should quit the nhra,leave the girls to make him money and go run a nostalgia f/c and have some fun.

KerbyCrewGary
05-08-13, 08:29 PM
It's a big operation, with a lot of mouths to feed...FC is almost unthinkable without Mr Force in it, but if what he said on Saturday is to believed, it seems likely that he will go to TF with Jimmy Prock running his car, with Zippy running Hight's... hence the swap of teams 2 races ago...
Love him, or hate him, the man has done a huge amount to raise the profile of the sport, and is all ways approachable...

4x4100e
05-08-13, 09:12 PM
Apparently Ford are concentrating on the Sportsman classes, which can only be good imo.

KerbyCrewGary
20-08-13, 07:53 PM
JFR announced this morning that Castrol ARE pulling out after 2014 .........

Rob
21-08-13, 09:32 AM
Dont seem possible,Castrol not having a presence .

KerbyCrewGary
21-08-13, 11:06 AM
The loss of two sponsors of this size to professional drag racing is a huge blow. I know many grass roots racers think that what happens in the NHRA has no relevance to them, but that is simply not true. For a good analogy, think about the construction industry. When the major house builders and developers suffer because of the economy, the fallout shakes all the way down to the one and two man bands doing renovation work.
Not a good day....:tdown:

KerbyCrewGary
21-08-13, 11:06 AM
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KerbyCrewGary
21-08-13, 11:16 AM
The loss of two sponsors of this size to professional drag racing is a huge blow. I know many grass roots racers think that what happens in the NHRA has no relevance to them, but that is simply not true. For a good analogy, think about the construction industry. When the major house builders and developers suffer because of the economy, the fallout shakes all the way down to the one and two man bands doing renovation work.
Not a good day....:tdown: