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Operation Appreciation (Day 6): Eddie Krawiec Reflects on Assault Ship Tour, Meeting U.S. Troops in Japan for the Holidays
Operation Appreciation 2017

Operation Appreciation (Day 6): Eddie Krawiec Reflects on Assault Ship Tour, Meeting U.S. Troops in Japan for the Holidays

U.S. FLEET ACTIVITIES SASEBO, Japan — The final day of the 2017 Operation Appreciation tour concluded with a visit to the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that is […]

Operation Appreciation (Day 5): BIGFOOT® Pilot Dan Runte Shares Experience as Tour Takes Him to New Heights
Operation Appreciation 2017

Operation Appreciation (Day 5): BIGFOOT® Pilot Dan Runte Shares Experience as Tour Takes Him to New Heights

MCAS IWAKUNI, Japan – With just two days left to experience the 2017 Operation Appreciation tour, the group of Motorsports champions was eager to get to MCAS Iwakuni so that […]

Operation Appreciation (Day 3): Second Year on Tour is All New for BIGFOOT Driver Larry Swim
Operation Appreciation 2017

Operation Appreciation (Day 3): Second Year on Tour is All New for BIGFOOT Driver Larry Swim

CAMP FUJI, Japan – Summit Racing BIGFOOT 4×4® Monster Truck driver Larry Swim is experiencing Operation Appreciation for the second time. Last year, the tour ventured to the Middle East […]

Operation Appreciation (Day 2): Andrew Hines Speaks of Unique Experiences During Visit to Yokota AB
Operation Appreciation 2017

Operation Appreciation (Day 2): Andrew Hines Speaks of Unique Experiences During Visit to Yokota AB

YOKOTA AB, Japan – The second day of the annual Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored, Armed Forces Entertainment-organized Operation Appreciation took six Motorsports champs to Yokota Air Force Base, where they were […]

Operation Appreciation (Day 1): Jason Line Kicks off 10th Consecutive Troop Tour with Visit to Japan
Operation Appreciation 2017

Operation Appreciation (Day 1): Jason Line Kicks off 10th Consecutive Troop Tour with Visit to Japan

YOKOSUKA, Japan — The 2017 Operation Appreciation tour is off and running as the team visits military installations in Japan for the first time. Summit Racing Equipment and Armed Forces […]

Jason Line Unveils Rare Restored Buick at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
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Jason Line Unveils Rare Restored Buick at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Drag racing enthusiasts are likely to see Minnesota native Jason Line wheeling his way swiftly down the quarter-mile at any number of racetracks across the country, either behind the wheel […]

Sportsman Spotlight: Sportsman Racers Tackle the Challenge of the NHRA’s Grueling “Western Swing”
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Sportsman Spotlight: Sportsman Racers Tackle the Challenge of the NHRA’s Grueling “Western Swing”

The summer months heat up for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors, particularly during the strenuous stretch known as the Western Swing. Many Lucas Oil Series Sportsman racers are […]

Original NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Competitor Returns to Where it All Began
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Original NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Competitor Returns to Where it All Began

The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, spotlighting a program that offers children from ages 5-17 the opportunity to race half-scale dragsters in […]

Sportsman Spotlight: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
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Sportsman Spotlight: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

The Bader family knows how to put on a show. The longtime track owners and promotors, including team leader Bill Bader Jr. and his sister Bobbie, have hosted the Summit […]

NHRA Pro Stock Champion Jason Line Returns to Sportsman Racing Roots
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NHRA Pro Stock Champion Jason Line Returns to Sportsman Racing Roots

Photos: ©NHRA/Rhonda Hogue McCole MOORESVILLE, NC – The demanding schedule of NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series doesn’t allow for much time off, so with a rare two-week break between […]