Drag Illustrated Issue 180, January / February 2023 | Page 62


TUNE IT UP : Ultra Street standout Haley James reviews the data following a qualifying pass in her recordsetting “ War Eagle ” Mustang at the Snowbirds .
BANGSHIFT CHAD : Bangshift . com co-founder Chad Reynolds watches intently as Lyle Barnett , his co-host on the Beards , Burnouts , and Beer Podcast lines up to make a run in Marty Robertson ’ s screw-blown Type A Motorsports Pro Mod Camaro .
PURPLE POWER : Decked out in the team ’ s signature purple colors , Pro Boost driver Melanie Salemi ( left ) and crew member Katey Knight work the merch tent between rounds at the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals .
LOCKED IN : Veteran outlaw driver Marcus Birt has a look of intensity as he suits up and straps in to the ProCharged “ Salvage Title ” Mustang he now drives in Pro 275 competition for car owner Tommy Youmans .
SHE SAID YES : Florida ’ s own Jp Shawgo gets down on one knee to propose to Kristie Stafford , who said yes . The proposal took place on the racing surface at Bradenton Motorsports Park , where Shawgo did a burnout , shut the car off , and hopped out as Stafford was preparing to back him up . The couple received a huge round of applause from the crowd .
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