Monday, May 23, 2011

Rick Peterson: "Army team marching to the front" @ Topeka Capital Journal


For the first time since 2003, NHRA Top Fuel superstar Tony Schumacher is chasing the Full Throttle championship instead of being chased.

But besides being doubly determined to regain the championship, Schumacher is able to look back and really appreciate the U.S. Army team’s incredible run that produced six straight championships from 2004-2009. ...

Read more about our military tax dollars at work, @ the Topeka Capital Journal

Also related by Rick Peterson, in covering the financially troubled car race track in Topeka:

HPT owner: 'We're not going anywhere'

Memorable Quotes

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was on hand Friday at HPT, as were several other local, state and military dignitaries. ...

The bottom line is that Irwin feels good about delivering on a promise he made to Brownback last fall.

"I gave Gov. Sam Brownback a tour last fall, and I was sitting up on top of the hill on the west berm (and overlooking the facility) because that's how I finish every tour,” Irwin said. "I said, "Governor, this place almost failed in 2002. It will never fail on my watch.”

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